Author Archives: Kathy

I Love This Quilt! Nuts and Bolts

Gigi’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Nuts & Bolts by Sandy Klop, appears in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Nuts & Bolts free lap quilt pattern here, and read on about Gigi’s plans … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Simple Scallops

This week’s Friday Freebie is one of the prettiest quilt patterns for beginners that I’ve seen in a long time, thanks in large part to sweet fabrics from LakeHouse Dry Goods. In the Simple Scallops quilt design, printed fabric is … Continue reading

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Cabin in the Woods: A Visit with Beth Shibley

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Beth Shibley of Love Laugh Quilt! Beth’s whimsical lap quilt Cabin in the Woods is patterned in the December 2015/January 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Hello Quilting Friends and thank you McCall’s … Continue reading

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Applique Quilt Patterns – FREE!

Whether your preferred appliqué technique is fast fusible web or traditional needle-turn (or anything in between!), the 4 free appliqué patterns gathered in our new, inspiring eBook will help you create many memorable quilts. Appliqué divas will love the diversity … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Felting Wool for Quilt Making

If you have admired quilts and other projects with felted wool appliqué but recoiled at the high cost of supplies, this week’s Tuesday Tutorial is for you! It’s easy and fun to felt your own wool, and you can start … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Home for the Holidays Table Runner

What would any holiday season be without a pretty table setting to welcome friends and family? And what’s a table without a pretty table quilt? Patterns for quilted table runners and place mats are always popular with our readers, and … Continue reading

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City Safari: How I Create Patchwork Designs

There are basically two ways to design your own quilt: (A) Start with the fabric and develop a pattern based on that, and (B) start with a pattern and select fabrics based on that. I’ve created patchwork designs in both … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Making Perfect Small Circles for Applique

Appliqué quilts often feature numerous circle shapes. From flower centers to berries to small fruits to just plain dots, these tricky little shapes can be very hard to stitch smoothly using traditional needle-turn techniques. And while fusible web techniques are … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Chickadees Mini Quilt

Miniature quilts are continuing to gain popularity among both traditional and modern quilters. These adorable little projects are perfect for displaying in so many ways, and they make marvelous gift quilts. Log Cabin quilts have been extremely popular for as … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Using Tri-Recs Tools

Some quilters LOVE specialty rulers and acrylic tools. Others take a kind of pride in never using such “novelties”. But no matter where you are on the quilting tools scale, chances are you’ve heard of Tri-Recs™ tools by Wrights® EZ … Continue reading

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