Author Archives: Kathy

Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts February/March 2015

What’s pink and green and pretty all over? The cover of the February/March 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, of course! This spring preview issue is packed with fast, easy quilt patterns that will have you thinking posies, shamrocks, babies, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: New New York Beauty

This week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern is an absolute classic, and a favorite of quilters everywhere. It uses foundation paper piecing and also some template piecing of curved patches, so it’s definitely not a beginner’s quilt pattern. But when you’re … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Dutchman’s Puzzle Block

This week BLOCK Friday is all about the Dutchman’s Puzzle Block, a classic design that requires 2 sets of 4 flying geese units for each block. This block is easy to put together, but does require some attention to piecing … Continue reading

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New Year, New Quilting Web Seminars!

Lifelong learning is so important. It keeps us young, exercises our brains, and gives us endless topics of conversation for family dinners, quilt guild, and overlong grocery store lines. That’s why I’m excited to tell you about 4 new web … Continue reading

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No More Quilting Aches and Pains!

Since I need to live to be at least 120 to finish all my quilting projects I decided to get in shape about a year and a half ago. Without a doubt hiring Mike Engman as a personal trainer has … Continue reading

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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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Top 12 FREE Quilt Patterns and Tutorials of 2014…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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