Author Archives: Kathy

Criss Crossing: A Visit with Jen Shaffer

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and first-time contributor to McCall’s Quick Quilts Jen Shaffer of Patterns by Jen! Jen’s queen size quilt, Criss Crossing, is patterned in the August/September 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on and don’t miss the pillow … Continue reading

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Nine-Patch Quilt Patterns – FREE!

The nine-patch is kind of like the pasta of the quilting world – fast and simple to make, everyone loves it, and it goes with so many other things that its versatility is unlimited! This basic patchwork unit is often … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2016!

If “fun” is one of the main reasons you quilt, you won’t want to miss the August/September 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! The 12 fast, fabulous quilt patterns in this magazine are super fun designs that will make your … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: We’re All About The Blocks

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  Wow, the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines were busy quilting this week! Here’s what a few of our team members are working on right now:   Editor Erin Russek started … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garden Pavers Table Runner

Free table quilt patterns are great for those times when you want a fresh new project, but don’t want to commit weeks or months to its completion. With a minimal investment of time, you can update the look of a … Continue reading

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Zoo City: A Visit with Abigail Dolinger

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Abigail Dolinger of AbyQuilts! Aby’s new baby quilt, Zoo City, is patterned in the August/September 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway at the bottom … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: The Best Of McCall’s Quilting – Summer 2016!

What if you could gather up the best of the best quilt patterns for all seasons…for your home…for stitching from your stash…and just for kids and have them all in one big, beautiful magazine for your quilting library? We’ve done … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Sewing Space Renovation and More!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  Despite the urge to be outdoors, the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines have also been creating with needle and thread this week. Here’s what a few of our team members … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Simple Simon Guide To Patchwork Quilting

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting by Liz Evans and Elizabeth Evans Fons & Porter, 2016; $24.99 $18.81   Simple Simon and Company is a sewing/quilting/lifestyle company run by two sisters-in-law with basically the same name, Liz and Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons We LOVE Quilt Kits

Right off the top, let me say that McCall’s Quilting and our partner companies sell quilt kits. Bed quilt kits, baby quilt kits, precut quilt kits, beginner quilt kits, lap quilt kits, and more. We’re very proud of them, for … Continue reading

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