Monthly Archives: April 2017

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Fresh Cut Flowers

The Fresh Cut Flowers wall quilt project finishes up quickly and no stitching occurs (aside from piecing the background) until quilting. The use of tulle for the vase adds a clever dimensional element. Once you get started making these floral … Continue reading

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Murano: A Visit with Susan Emerson

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer, Susan Emerson. After earning degrees in Home Economics and FIDM Fashion Design, she’s spent over 25 years in the fabric industry, which includes designing quilts to promote fabric collections for Wilmington Prints and Wilmington Batiks. Susan’s new … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Free-motion Quilting

Before I tried free-motion quilting for myself, I had the impression that it took skills and supplies that I did not have, and the thought of even starting was pretty daunting. My first attempts were made in 2013, and the … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Machine Quilting Success!

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Several of our editors were outside enjoying the nice spring weather and didn’t spend much time in their sewing rooms this week. From Acquisitions Editor, Lori Baker:           I just finished this … Continue reading

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PIGS: April’s PIG – a Hybrid with Free Motion Quilting, Feed Dog Driven Quilting and Long Arm Quilting

PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) accumulate way too quickly at my house. I try to finish one PIG every month but have lately come to realize that I am falling further and further behind.  I’m going to start trying to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Nutmeg & Cinnamon

Carolyn’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Nutmeg & Cinnamon by Janice Averill, appears in the July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Nutmeg & Cinnamon free quilt pattern here, and read on about Carolyn’s plans to make her version of this lovely quilt! … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Looking Glass

This week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern is a precut-friendly mini quilt pattern offers the perfect place to display some of those prints you just had to bring home with you: Looking Glass based on a quilt designed by Stephanie Sheridan. … Continue reading

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PIGS: String Theory – A Queen-size PIG

I try to complete one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) every month. Here it is nearly the end of April and I have only finished three. This quilt was actually the first PIG I completed in 2017 but … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Fresh and Dreamy

Add a breath of fresh air to your bedroom this spring with this week’s Friday FREE quilt pattern: Fresh and Dreamy designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. This easy bed-sized quilt pattern is perfect for modern quilt fabrics, 1930s reproduction fabrics or … Continue reading

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Double Dutch: A Visit with Jo Kramer

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and blogger in her own right, Jo Kramer. Jo’s new quilt, Double Dutch, is a medallion-style, bed-size quilt. This quilt is the perfect example of very simple sewing creating a complex, interesting composition. The units are … Continue reading

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