Author Archives: Kathy

Book Review: Patchwork Quilts and Gifts

Patchwork Quilts & Gifts: 20 Inspirational Patchwork and Appliqué Projects By Jo Colwill David & Charles/F+W; $24.99  ON SALE $21.59     If you’re already a fan of British quilt designer Jo Colwill of Cowslip Workshops, you know what charming, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Beacon Lights Table Runner

Free table runner patterns are always in demand. They can freshen up your décor with a minimal investment of time and energy, and nothing else is quite so welcoming in your home. Today’s Friday Freebie is a sparkling table runner … Continue reading

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Demilune: A Visit with Sharon Holland

Meet guest blogger and fabric and quilt designer Sharon Holland of Sharon Holland Designs! Sharon’s fat-quarter-friendly Demilune quilt is featured in the October/November 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on, and don’t miss the fabric giveaway at the … Continue reading

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16 of the Best Bobbin Storage Options EVER!

The ideal bobbin storage system allows you to instantly identify what kind of thread is on the bobbin, while also keeping that thread from unwinding and ending up in a tangled mess. I recently asked our Facebook page followers how … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Finish Quilt Edges with Facing for a Clean Crisp Look

Traditional quilt binding is by no means the only way to finish the edges of your projects! Prairie points, ruffles, ruched binding, flanged binding, piped binding, extra-wide binding that looks like a border…all these techniques are possible and so many … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Maisy Daisy Queen Size

A great scrap quilt pattern is a wonderful thing. Anyone who has tried to design their own knows the truth…it’s not that easy to take a pile of unrelated fabric scraps and turn it into a cohesive, appealing scrappy quilt. … Continue reading

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Maisy Daisy: A Visit with Maho Schwartz

Meet guest blogger, quilting teacher, and quilt designer Maho Schwartz! Maho’s Maisy Daisy lap quilt is featured in the October/November 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on, and don’t miss the magazine giveaway at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts October/November 2015!

Open the October/November 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts and you’ll find 14 fun, unique patterns for fall quilting. Even the most time-challenged quilters will discover original quilt patterns speedy enough for a fast finish! And beginning quilters will love … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Dream Catcher

Scrap quilts are some of the best quilts, don’t you agree? There’s something about the wide variety of fabrics that makes a scrap quilt extra interesting and seems to fill it with a little extra love. This week’s Friday Free … Continue reading

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Strawberries and Cream: A Visit with Kathy Flowers

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kathy Flowers of Pieces of Dreams Quilt Designs. Kathy’s Strawberries & Cream lap quilt is featured in the September/October 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on, and don’t miss the fabric giveaway … Continue reading

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