Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Hometown USA

As we begin Memorial Day weekend, the classic red, white, and blue color scheme is popping up everywhere. Yes, even in red, white, and blue quilts! Free patriotic quilt patterns are among our most popular offerings, so I know you’ll … Continue reading

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Rocket’s Red Glare: A Visit with Abigail Dolinger

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Abigail Dolinger of AbyQuilts! Aby’s Quilt of Valor pattern, Rocket’s Red Glare, is on the cover of the July/August 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.  The inspiration for Rockets Red Glare came from … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Whiskey and Old Lace

Lori’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Whiskey and Old Lace by Nancy Mahoney, appears in the July/August 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Whiskey and Old Lace free lap quilt pattern here, and read on about … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2016!

Summer quilting is more colorful, fun, and relaxing than ever before with the new July/August 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Three patriotic quilt patterns, updated classic designs, tips for making your sewing space more functional, and an intriguing small … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Roses, Daisies, Violets, and More

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! Many of the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines were at International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City all weekend, but those who stayed behind did some stitching in our home … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Stash Dash

Free quilt patterns using fat quarters are favorites among our readers. And 10 to 12 fat quarters (plus fabrics for inner and outer borders and binding) are all you need to start on your own version of this week’s Friday … Continue reading

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Silver Linings: A Visit with Tammy Silvers

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis! Tammy’s big-block lap quilt pattern, Silver Linings, is featured in the June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway contest at the … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Baby, Wedding, and Man-Cave Quilts and More

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines were stitching up a storm in our home sewing spaces this weekend. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on right … Continue reading

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Book Review: Happy Quilts

Happy Quilts by Antonie Alexander Fons & Porter, 2016; $24.99   OK, I admit I was in love with this book before even opening it. Why? Because some of the kids on the cover quilt are wearing glasses. As an … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Girlie Girl

Maybe it’s because spring in the Northeast has turned into a major cloud-fest, but I’m drawn more and more these days to images of pink quilts. Especially scrap quilt patterns made up in pink colorways. There’s something about all those … Continue reading

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