Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Polka Tot Twin Size Quilt

Quilters love baby quilt patterns! So it’s no surprise that Abigail Dolinger’s Polka Tot baby quilt in the new August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is proving to be a quilter favorite already. With its simple blocks, adorable polka … Continue reading

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Polka Tot: A Visit with Abigail Dolinger

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Abigail Dolinger of AbyQuilts! Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hello fellow quilting enthusiasts. I am so excited to be McCall’s guest blogger today, … Continue reading

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Win Big With The “Fabric For Life” Sweepstakes!

What will you do with your share of over $15,000 in fabric and other amazing prizes? The 2015 Keepsake Quilting “Fabric for Life” contest is now under way, and you can enter every day through December 31 to improve your … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Pressing Patchwork Flat

Part of learning to make quilts is learning to press patchwork seam allowances in a way that creates the most attractive results. Patchwork that lies as flat as possible and has no dark fabrics showing through light patches is much … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 54-40 Or Fight Lap Quilt

This week’s Friday Freebie is appropriately patriotic, and comes with a bonus (very short) history lesson. The story goes that in 1844, a relative unknown named James Polk ran in the Presidential election against Henry Clay, a powerful man with … Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Notion: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hi everyone! I am Kate Colleran and I … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Machine Quilting A Breeze

With temperatures rising and flags flying high for the 4th of July, breeze is having a moment. Have you ever machine quilted a breeze? Erin Russek taped a short video awhile back demonstrating how to do just that, and I’d … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt

Here’s a cure for the common quilt…a sampler quilt book with 99 unusual quilt block patterns and so much more. Forgive me for gushing, but this book is truly blowing me away! The Farmer’s Wife 1930s Sampler Quilt: Inspiring Letters … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2015!

Are you ready to make a fresh, fun, fast, and fabulous quilt? The August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts has 13 easy, original quilt patterns to inspire your next project. And it’s arriving in subscriber mailboxes and on newsstands … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Flying Colors Baby Quilt

Modern babies and their modern Moms will all love this cool free baby quilt pattern! Bright fabrics against a white background will capture baby’s attention, and the rainbow of colors ensures this cheery quilt will coordinate with nearly any nursery … Continue reading

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