Author Archives: Kathy

Tuesday Tutorials: Curved Piecing

While it’s true that you can quilt for a lifetime and never need to make a single curved seam, curved piecing adds a very versatile skill to your bag of tricks. Without it, there would be no Drunkard’s Paths, no … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Stars for Sydney Queen Size

Making quilts for veterans and active members of the armed forces is an activity enjoyed by many quilters. It’s a way to give back to those who defend us, while doing something that we love…what could be better? This week’s … Continue reading

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Patriotic Star: A Visit with Karin Janssen-Potter

Meet guest blogger and quilt designer Karin Janssen-Potter. Karin’s Patriotic Star wall quilt is featured in the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. To make the Patriotic Star banner, I began with a typical Square in a Square Block. … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Applique Basket Handles

Basket quilt patterns are much-loved by quilters with styles from traditional to very contemporary. The classic basket motif has appeared in quilts for many generations, and there are also many ways to handle the creation of a basket handle. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Lavender and Sage Queen Size

Diagonal quilt settings can be intimidating for beginning and time-challenged quilters alike. Diagonal sets look complicated, and adding edge (setting) triangles can be a bit tricky. So maybe you’re looking for a quilt pattern that appears to be a complicated … Continue reading

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Argyle: A Visit with Terry Albers

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, teacher, and author Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts. Terry’s Argyle quilt and pillow sham ensemble is featured in the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I started out to create a design featuring the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Sew a Quilt by Hand

Hand made quilts are really a special breed, don’t you think? When every stitch is made by a hand pulling a needle and thread, so much love is in the finished quilt that it’s almost a magical object. And the … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Liberty Starshine Table Runner

Free table runner quilt patterns are always in demand. Making a fresh new table runner pattern is a fast and fun way to update your décor any time of year. With the summer months approaching here in the States, what … Continue reading

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Hometown USA: A Visit with Cheryl Almgren Taylor

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Cheryl Almgren Taylor of A Time to Sew Quilt Designs. Cheryl’s quilt, Hometown USA, is on the cover of the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Hometown USA was created on a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Matching Stripes

Striped fabrics add a lot of personality and punch to quilt designs. But sometimes, as in quilt borders for example, we need to join multiple striped pieces of fabric together. In these cases, a poorly-matched seam in the striped fabric … Continue reading

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