Monthly Archives: May 2017

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Homeland Mini

Homeland, designed by Candy Hargrove, is a scrappy, stylized American flag  designed to commemorate a lifetime of service. The project was featured in the  McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. A mini version of this design is available for you to … Continue reading

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Quaker Lane: A Visit with Audrey Wright

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Audrey Wright. Audrey’s new quilt, Quaker Lane, is a traditional throw quilt. This design features two chain variation blocks that can be quickly and easily made with strip-piecing techniques. You’ll find this quilt in the … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Kids’ Quilts

I don’t know about you, but I love to make quilts for kids. One reason is that they’re just fun; I get to use cute or silly prints and wild color combinations that adults might find odd. While I’m serious … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Quilt Block Pillows

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! From silk to hand-dyed fabrics and more, our editors have been busy. It’s always fun to try something new or different.

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PIGS: A PIG for All Seasons

With one PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May under my belt and a weekend looming, I decided to see if I could get another project well under way. I went through my PIGS on Wednesday and decided to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Geese in My Kitchen

Don’t you just love Geese in My Kitchen, featured in “I Love This Quilt” column in  McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017? It’s available for you to download and print instantly as this week’s Friday Free Quilt pattern! Click here to find … Continue reading

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Guest Post: X Marks the Spot

I’m pleased to share X Marks the Spot with McCall’s Quilting readers today. Quilt design is one of my favorite pastimes, and this design was born while I played with solids and the idea of transparency. Transparency is a great … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: 5 Beginning Longarm Tips

Out of the wide variety of techniques and tools quilters use today, I would say that longarm quilting is the most intimidating and seemingly out of reach, and for good reason. First of all, the machines themselves are big, much … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Free Motion Machine Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! A couple of our editors have been busy either machine quilting or getting ready to machine quilt. Check out what Lori and Mary Kate have been working on.

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