Author Archives: Kathy

How to Bind a Quilt: Q & A

So many quilters have questions about traditional quilt binding. What’s the best width of strips to cut? How do I piece the strips together? How do I get nice mitered corners? How do I stitch down the back of the … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Scrappity-Do-Dah!

This week’s Friday Freebie has been successfully made by many, many McCall’s Quilting readers. Scrappity-Do-Dah is a super-fun design for using up fabric scraps. It also makes a wonderful group block exchange quilt. Designed by Ann Weber of Gingham Girls, … Continue reading

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DOUBLE Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Brick-a-Brack Lap AND Baby Size Quilt Patterns

    This week we’ve got double the quilting fun with not one, but two free scrap quilt patterns for projects designed by Abigail Dolinger. Aby’s Brick-a-Brack quilt design is a favorite with our readers, and for good reasons. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Checkered Star Scrappy Lap Quilt Pattern

  Happy Friday, quilters! It’s not often you find a triple-generation quilt. This Checkered Star antique quilt has quite a history. First, Variable Star blocks were pieced about 1900 from indigo prints and muslin. Sometime during the Great Depression, the … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns Are Back: Button Tree Wall Hanging Pattern

Welcome back to our series of Friday Freebies quilt patterns! Today’s freebie is the pattern for this wonderful little wall hanging designed by Terri Dobitz.   Button Tree is beginner-friendly, as cheerful as can be, and a great way to … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting September/October 2014!

Fall quilting season is just around the corner, and the September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting is ready to inspire you! We’ve got 16 fabulous, fresh quilt patterns to carry you all the way from late summer to Thanksgiving and beyond. … Continue reading

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Editor’s Favorites Make Searching Easy for You!

When you’re frustrated with searching for the perfect quilt pattern, kit, or book, where do you turn? We’d like to suggest the McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Faves website pages! Our carefully curated “super pages” group quilt patterns, blocks, kits, and more … Continue reading

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FREE Quilt Patterns Index – Your New Best Friend

Did you know that McCallsQuilting.com has loads of free quilt patterns available, many collected in the easy-to-use FREE quilt patterns index? The index page is one of the most popular of all time on our website, and we totally understand … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2014!

17 of the most fabulous, fresh quick quilt patterns of the year are on their way to subscribers and newsstands now in the August/September 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. If you’re looking for fun summer quilting projects, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Facebook 150,000 Fans Milestone: ENTER TO WIN FABRIC

Join us for a Facebook milestone celebration: when we reach 150,000 fans on the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page, we’ll give away this absolutely scrumptious 40-fat-quarter bundle of Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais for Moda! (That’s 10 yards of fabric!) This … Continue reading

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