Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

We love Block of the Month quilts (BOMs)! With the start of a new year, it’s time to think about starting a new BOM. These carefully planned and paced quilt-making adventures are a great way to fit in a longer-term project … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Nutmeg and Cinnamon

Precut strips provide a welcome start for this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern: Nutmeg and Cinnamon designed by Janice Averill. Janice says a doormat with an interlocking link design inspired this design, and she challenged herself to use a precut … Continue reading

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Rainbow Lattice: A Visit with Heidi Pridemore

Welcome back guest blogger, teacher, author, and quilt designer Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop! Heidi’s striking quilt, Rainbow Lattice, is on the cover of the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Hello fellow quilters, I am so happy to be a … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2017!

The new March/April 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting is full of changes, and we think you’ll agree they’re all good! A new larger format with more pages and more quilt patterns (at the same price), more detail photos of quilting … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: By the Sea

Create a sweet little baby quilt with this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern. Inspired by Janet Jo Smith’s By the Sea quilt in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting, our acquisitions editor Lori Baker changed the fabric and set the blocks … Continue reading

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Tilting Windmills: A Visit with Diane Harris

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Diane Harris! Diane‘s new twin size quilt pattern, Tilting Windmills, is in the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Today I’m happy to share with you my Tilting Windmills design. Let’s start with some background. I … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Playing with Patchwork

Improvisational piecing is freeing and fun, and this Playing with Patchwork quilt pattern captures that spirit beautifully. Designer Sherri Bain Driver adopted a make-it-up-as-you-go mindset when creating it. Our simplified pattern leads you through making one A Block and one B Block — … Continue reading

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I’m Blue for You: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring! Wendy‘s new lap quilt pattern, I’m Blue For You, is in the February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts.  Hello to all McCall’s Quilting blog readers! My quilt I’m Blue For You starts with … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 5

“I Love This Quilt.” Twinkling Star, McCall’s Quilting January/February 2016 I am so excited! My quilt is finally bed-ready. What a glorious feeling, to have put months of effort into a quilting project and see the last stitch go in. … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Double Wedding Ring

Quilts made as wedding gifts have special significance, and this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern is an all-time favorite for this occasion. With its symbolic rings, beautiful in both scrappy and planned fabric arrangements, the classic Double Wedding Ring quilt speaks of … Continue reading

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