Author Archives: Kathy

Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting January/February 2015!

New Year, new quilt patterns! Start 2015 right with all the fresh, inviting quilts featured in the January/February issue of McCall’s Quilting. These designs range from on-trend to classic, miniature to big bed size, and beginner to advanced skill level. … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Her Happy Hearts

My work colleagues have had some baby arrivals recently, so I’ve been browsing our free baby quilt patterns this week. I found one that many of you may not have seen, and I LOVE that it is made using the … Continue reading

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Students Design Quilt Blocks – Show ‘Em Some Love!

My friend and McCall’s Quilt Design Star 2012 finalist Barb Wilke is a member of one of the most important professions…she’s a teacher. More specifically, she’s an art teacher at Central York High School in York, PA. She is also … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Sunny Days

When the weather turns nasty, it’s time for some bright, cheerful quilting! The new feature “I Love This Quilt!” in McCall’s Quilting magazine is showcasing staff favorite quilt patterns from our enormous archives, and the January/February 2015 issue has a … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Yuletide Joy Quilted Table Runner

Here’s a fast beautiful quilted table runner to welcome all your holiday guests or make as a special gift. The Yuletide Joy table runner was designed by our own Susan Guzman, and it coordinates with a quilt featured in the … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop: Christmas Quilt Patterns and Much More!

Christmas is coming! For quilters, that brings up 2 important questions: What am I going to make for other people? and What should I put on my own wish list? Our Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop is here to help with a … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Lodge Getaway Christmas Lap Quilt

Cozy…comfy…cuddly…Christmas-y! All words to describe this week’s Friday FREEbie, the Lodge Getaway Christmas lap quilt pattern. The larger original quilt designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth was made with Kansas Troubles fabrics by Moda and had … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Blueberry Ice

A reader asked recently if McCall’s Quilting has any free quilt patterns for a blue and white bed size design. I’m happy to answer yes, yes we do! This week’s Friday FREEbie quilt pattern is the queen size version of … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts December/January 2015!

Handmade with love. What a special and touching thing to be able to write on a gift card. It’s one of the primary reasons quilters quilt…to give gifts made with love. And the December/January 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts … Continue reading

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Did Halloween Sneak Up On You? Here’s Help!

Overheard from a breathless quilter at a recent guild meeting: “It seems like it was just Labor Day and I turned around and suddenly it was fall and now Halloween is right around the corner and I haven’t even started … Continue reading

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