Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Philadelphia Pavement

I just added another quilt to my bucket list. In browsing our free vintage quilt pattern downloads, I came upon one called Philadelphia Pavement, and it is a stunner! Admittedly, as a Pennsylvania native, the name was already appealing. But … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Joseph’s Star Block

When I was asked to design a quilt block to demonstrate a basic quilt making skill for the May/June 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting, my mind immediately went to strip piecing. This technique is used for so many block and … Continue reading

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A Dozen FREE Quilt Patterns and Tutorials…For You!

There are free quilt patterns and videos all over our website. Truly, they’re popping off the pages and stacking up like planes over Kennedy. But sometimes it’s nice to have a group of them organized for easy reference. So here … Continue reading

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Quilters Trips 2015: See the World with McCall’s Quilting!

Where’s the most exciting place YOU will quilt in 2015? If you dream of stitching hexies on a tour bus headed for Shanghai, appliquéing flowers while resting on a park bench in London, or perhaps just soaking up quilting inspiration … Continue reading

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Learn Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Precut Fabrics…

but were afraid to ask! Seriously, when every quilter you know is making fantastic quilts using Jelly Roll strips and Layer Cake squares but you’re just wondering, “Do I measure from the pinked edges, or from the little valleys?”, working … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Hearts Abloom

Suddenly, I’m thinking about Valentine quilts, pink quilts, wall quilt patterns with hearts for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s the red and green overload of the Christmas season, or the knowledge that if I want a Valentine quilt I’d better get … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Flock of Geese Block

The second quilt block in our December Block Friday series is the classic Flock of Geese Block, and a cool technique makes it so fast you could honestly call it a 10 minute quilt block pattern! This block was created … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press: America Loves Scrap Quilts Winter 2014/2015!

Scrappy quilts hold a special place in many quilters’ hearts, and our annual newsstand-only scrap quilt magazine holds a special place with the McCall’s Quilting staff. We’re proud to introduce the Winter 2014/15 issue of America Loves Scrap Quilts, on … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Candy Ring Quilt Block

Black Friday 2014 is now just a memory (and maybe a bruise or two for a few of us), but for today and all the rest of the Fridays in December, how about we celebrate BLOCK Friday? Much more quilter-ly, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Scrapalicious Queen Size

As a quilter, I am SO ready to start working with some spring-inspired fabrics! There’s nothing like fresh color and pretty prints to lift my weather-weary spirits. This week’s Friday FREE Quilt Pattern fits the bill perfectly. Here’s Scrapalicious, designed … Continue reading

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