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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 54-40 Or Fight Lap Quilt

This week’s Friday Freebie is appropriately patriotic, and comes with a bonus (very short) history lesson. The story goes that in 1844, a relative unknown named James Polk ran in the Presidential election against Henry Clay, a powerful man with … Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Notion: 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 fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hi everyone! I am Kate Colleran and I … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Machine Quilting A Breeze

With temperatures rising and flags flying high for the 4th of July, breeze is having a moment. Have you ever machine quilted a breeze? Erin Russek taped a short video awhile back demonstrating how to do just that, and I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

Here’s a cure for the common quilt…a sampler quilt book with 99 unusual quilt block patterns and so much more. Forgive me for gushing, but this book is truly blowing me away! The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2015!

Are you ready to make a fresh, fun, fast, and fabulous quilt? The August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts has 13 easy, original quilt patterns to inspire your next project. And it’s arriving in subscriber mailboxes and on newsstands … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Flying Colors Baby Quilt

Modern babies and their modern Moms will all love this cool free baby quilt pattern! Bright fabrics against a white background will capture baby’s attention, and the rainbow of colors ensures this cheery quilt will coordinate with nearly any nursery … Continue reading

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Hexie Flowers: A Visit with Amanda Murphy

Welcome guest blogger, quilting teacher, author, and quilt and fabric designer Amanda Murphy! Amanda’s innovative lap quilt, Hexie Flowers, is patterned in the new July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on, and don’t miss the pattern giveaway at the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Fast Flying Geese with a Special Ruler

There are special quilting rulers available for nearly every type of cutting or construction task a quilter might face. In fact, you may have several (or many!) of these specialty rulers in your sewing space right now. They can make … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Misty Pines Quilt Along!

Traditional quilts versus art quilts. It seems like such an either/or. But somewhere in between lies the world of artistic traditional quilts, and in that world you’ll find Misty Pines, our newest Quilt Along project. Straightforward piecing and fabulous Northcott … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Nutmeg and Cinnamon Queen Size

When you look at a doormat, do you see a quilt pattern? Janice Averill did and the result was her design for Nutmeg & Cinnamon, patterned in the July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. The original quilt is a nice … Continue reading

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