Author Archives: Kathy

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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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Hearts Abloom

Suddenly, I’m thinking about Valentine quilts, pink quilts, wall quilt patterns with hearts for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s the red and green overload of the Christmas season, or the knowledge that if I want a Valentine quilt I’d better get … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Flock of Geese Block

The second quilt block in our December Block Friday series is the classic Flock of Geese Block, and a cool technique makes it so fast you could honestly call it a 10 minute quilt block pattern! This block was created … Continue reading

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Hot off the Press: America Loves Scrap Quilts Winter 2014/2015!

Scrappy quilts hold a special place in many quilters’ hearts, and our annual newsstand-only scrap quilt magazine holds a special place with the McCall’s Quilting staff. We’re proud to introduce the Winter 2014/15 issue of America Loves Scrap Quilts, on … Continue reading

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BLOCK Friday: Candy Ring Quilt Block

Black Friday 2014 is now just a memory (and maybe a bruise or two for a few of us), but for today and all the rest of the Fridays in December, how about we celebrate BLOCK Friday? Much more quilter-ly, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Scrapalicious Queen Size

As a quilter, I am SO ready to start working with some spring-inspired fabrics! There’s nothing like fresh color and pretty prints to lift my weather-weary spirits. This week’s Friday FREE Quilt Pattern fits the bill perfectly. Here’s Scrapalicious, designed … Continue reading

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Cuddle Up with FREE Craft Daily Videos

Holiday prep is fun, but it has me just a little tired! Shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, wrapping gifts, last-minute quilting tasks…it all adds up to sore feet, stretched nerves, and an aching back. I’ve been longing for an excuse to … Continue reading

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Make Fast, Fun Fabric Gifts…It’s Not Too Late!

You’ve got fabric (yes, I’m looking at you, quilters). You need holiday gifts. But it’s getting a little late to start massive quilt making for everyone on your list. Kirsty Neale to the rescue! Kirsty’s December 5 web seminar Quick … Continue reading

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See One. Do One. Teach One.

That’s the best way to truly master anything, right? And if you’re reading this, you probably want to master quilt making. So if you’ve seen (taken classes, watched videos, etc.) and done (made a bunch of quilts), the next step … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Sweet Somethings

Maybe it’s because I’ve been working on a hand-pieced project this week, but I think it can be so relaxing to sit down with needle and thread and make something pretty in old-school style. If you’re looking for a project … Continue reading

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