Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Show Your Pride Wall Quilt

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, a patriotic quilt pattern seems appropriate for this week’s Friday Freebie. In fact, this week’s free quilt pattern is so quick you could actually start it now and have it ready for Monday’s celebrations … Continue reading

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Perky Posies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hi everyone! I am so excited to be … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Garnet Trace

We regret to report that Tracee Doran has left the staff of McCall’s Quilting. We’ll all miss her energy, talent, and sweet heart very much! But “the show must go on”, so as promised here is the free quilt pattern … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Curved Piecing

While it’s true that you can quilt for a lifetime and never need to make a single curved seam, curved piecing adds a very versatile skill to your bag of tricks. Without it, there would be no Drunkard’s Paths, no … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Stars for Sydney Queen Size

Making quilts for veterans and active members of the armed forces is an activity enjoyed by many quilters. It’s a way to give back to those who defend us, while doing something that we love…what could be better? This week’s … Continue reading

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Patriotic Star: A Visit with Karin Janssen-Potter

Meet guest blogger and quilt designer Karin Janssen-Potter. Karin’s Patriotic Star wall quilt is featured in the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. To make the Patriotic Star banner, I began with a typical Square in a Square Block. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Applique Basket Handles

Basket quilt patterns are much-loved by quilters with styles from traditional to very contemporary. The classic basket motif has appeared in quilts for many generations, and there are also many ways to handle the creation of a basket handle. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Lavender and Sage Queen Size

Diagonal quilt settings can be intimidating for beginning and time-challenged quilters alike. Diagonal sets look complicated, and adding edge (setting) triangles can be a bit tricky. So maybe you’re looking for a quilt pattern that appears to be a complicated … Continue reading

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Argyle: A Visit with Terry Albers

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, teacher, and author Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts. Terry’s Argyle quilt and pillow sham ensemble is featured in the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I started out to create a design featuring the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Sew a Quilt by Hand

Hand made quilts are really a special breed, don’t you think? When every stitch is made by a hand pulling a needle and thread, so much love is in the finished quilt that it’s almost a magical object. And the … Continue reading

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