Monthly Archives: March 2017

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Lemon Squeezy

Piece together this week’s Friday FREE pattern using an easy quilt-as-you-go technique! Lemon Squeezy designed by Sherri Driver is a beginner-friendly design that’s fast and fun to create. Our pattern has you cut all the strips the same width for quilt center construction; Sherri … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Holiday Quilts & Creative Sewing

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have had so much fun sharing our sewing with you over the years, that we decided to bring back our weekly Design Wall write-up. Each Tuesday, be sure to stop … Continue reading

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Adventure #1 with the Q’nique Longarm Quilting Machine

We recently got a new Grace Q’nique 14+ longarm quilting machine and frame here at work. As things happen, the day we were to get lessons from Nathan with Grace, the weather didn’t cooperate. It was a nasty, snowy day. … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Log Cabin Squared

If you’ve got a fat quarter collection that’s in need of a quilt pattern, look no further than this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern: Log Cabin Squared designed by Beth Hayes. This stunning Log Cabin-style pattern uses 25 fat quarters … Continue reading

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Stamp Pad: A Visit with Wendy Sheppard

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Wendy Sheppard. Wendy’s new quilt, Stamp Pad, features a clever block design is a modern interpretation of a postage stamp. The large block patches are great for showing off large prints in … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cross & Crown

Our Friday FREE quilt pattern this week is Cross & Crown designed by Sandra Clemons. This fat-quarter friendly design is a piecer’s dream — and isn’t it a beauty? This charming design combines modern and traditional elements that complement nearly … Continue reading

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Travel Plans: A Visit with Abigail Dolinger

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer, Abigail Dolinger. Aby’s new quilt pattern, Travel Plans, uses an elongated version of the classic Trip Around the World quilt block. Her easy-to-piece table runner quilt pattern is refreshing. Whether you choose coordinating prints … Continue reading

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Chalkboard: A Visit with Gigi Khalsa

Welcome resident blogger, quilt designer and McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa! Gigi‘s quilt, Chalkboard, is featured in the McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017 issue. Gigi used novelty prints for this adorable baby quilt, which she paired with coordinating prints to … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Caribbean Blue

Gather up your batiks to create this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern, Caribbean Blue. Inspired by the colors of the ocean off her favorite Caribbean beach, Jan Douglas used Log Cabin style piecing and a unique setting to design this stunning batik quilt. The unique setting … Continue reading

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10 Days of Quilting & Textiles: Korea

Quilting has a history that spans the world. A culturally diverse art form, it has been approached in a variety of ways from different peoples across the globe. For those of us that appreciate and respect quilting for its history, … Continue reading

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