Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Amethyst Stars

There is something so spring-like about the color purple. Crocus, hyacinths, tulips, violets, and more are sprinkling so many shades of lavender and purple all around the landscape here in the eastern US…it’s spring at last! So let’s celebrate spring’s … Continue reading

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Candy Box: A Visit with Diane Nagle

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the fabulous fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. One of my favorite design techniques is to make a quilt using … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Aligning Sashing Strips

Adding sashing between quilt blocks and block rows can dramatically change the look of a quilt top. When separation and definition between blocks is your goal, sashing is a traditional, useful technique to have in your bag of tricks. There … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Starring Repros!

Readers of McCall’s Quilting magazine have been eagerly awaiting the release of this week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern! In the new May/June 2015 issue, we promised the Starring Repros! full size bed quilt pattern as part of our I Love … Continue reading

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Liberty Starshine: A Visit with Deanne Eisenman

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway contest at the bottom of the page. I am so excited that I was asked to be a guest blogger … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Making Accurate Strip Sets

Many quilt designs and quilt block patterns require us to make strip sets, sewing multiple long fabric strips together. Whether they are then used as is in the design, or cut into segments, this bit of strip quilting seems easy, … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Starring Repros!

McCall’s Quilting has so many quilt patterns that I adore in our archives, but one, in particular, has stood out in my mind since my days as associate editor, back in 2009. In addition to the quilt design showing off … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Oopsie Daisy Wall Quilt

Even the name of this week’s Friday FREEbie quilt pattern makes me smile! Oopsie Daisy by Erin Russek was originally patterned in the June/July 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, and it’s been a reader favorite wall quilt pattern ever … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2015!

Patriotic, elegant, nostalgic, striking, exciting, classic, modern, summery, sweet, and just downright pretty…that’s a perfect description of the quilts featured in the May/June 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting! These 15 original quilt patterns are sure to inspire many hours of … Continue reading

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Quilter of the Week: Meet Judy Eades!

In honor of National Craft Month and National Quilting Day, both falling in March, we’ve been highlighting a McCall’s Quilting/McCall’s Quick Quilts reader each week of the month. Quilters of the Week were randomly selected from the many letters and … Continue reading

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