Monthly Archives: December 2016

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: New Year’s Sparklers

It’s almost 2017, and we have the perfect Friday FREEbie to share in celebration of the upcoming year. New Year’s Sparklers, designed by Michele Scott, is a gorgeous star quilt that’s so full of color and sparkle that it’s bound … Continue reading

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Ring Around the Toesies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Kate‘s new bed runner quilt pattern, Ring Around the Toesies, is in the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine.  Hi everyone! Kate Colleran here from Seams Like a Dream … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts February/March 2017!

Color, value, and scale – these three qualities contribute so much to the success of any quilt design. And the 12 beautiful quilts in the new February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts are a wonderful study in all three factors. Seldom … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Pick-Up Sticks

If you’ve got a Jelly Roll pack of precut fabric strips, you’re ready to start on this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern, with the addition of just a few fabrics for sashing, border and binding. Designed by Sarah Price, this easy Pick-Up Sticks quilt is shown … Continue reading

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Baby Blooms: A Visit with Emily Bailey

Welcome guest blogger, quilting teacher, and quilt designer Emily Bailey of AuntEmsQuilts and EmsScrapBag! Emily‘s new lap quilt pattern, Baby Blooms, is in the January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.  I am blessed to still have my grandma in my life. She says she … Continue reading

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Strip Quilt Ideas With Gudrun Erla

By Abigail Dolinger Hello Quilters! Have you been itching to take a Craft University online class? I recently completed the “Stripology” class by Gudrun Erla, and I’d like to tell you about it. If you’re intrigued with strip-piecing and quick piecing techniques, you are … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Abby’s Jacks

Who doesn’t love a nice pack of fat quarters? They speed up your cutting and get you to the sewing machine in record time! This week’s Friday FREE pattern, Abby’s Jack, is a perfect quilt to make from your fat … Continue reading

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Scrap Baskets: A Visit with Lynn Roddy Brown

Welcome guest blogger, quilting teacher, and scrap quilter extraordinaire Lynn Roddy Brown! Lynn‘s new full size quilt pattern, Scrap Baskets, is in the January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.  I have been making scrap quilts for about twenty-five years.  I love them because they … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Over the Meadow Quilt Along!

Are you making plans for quilting in 2017? It’s just about that time! And we have a wonderful new year-long project to recommend to you – our Over the Meadow and Through the Year Block of the Month Quilt Along. That’s … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Snippets & Bits

Smash that fabric stash with this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern: Snippets & Bits designed by Joyce Stewart. This quick bed-size scrap quilt is a snap to make, and you’ll have fun (and feel thrifty!) using small pieces of your … Continue reading

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