Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Red Hots Baby Quilt

Is there anything sweeter than a fresh new baby quilt? Free baby quilt patterns are some of my favorites among all the web bonuses we offer at McCallsQuilting.com. Even when there’s not a baby expected anytime soon in my family, … Continue reading

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Nature’s Harmony: A Visit with Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth

Welcome guest bloggers, quilt designers, and authors Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton! Their lap quilt pattern, Nature’s Harmony, is featured in the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway at the bottom … Continue reading

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Quilt Binding Techniques Videos – FREE!

Some of our most popular free quilting videos have to do with quilt binding. That’s because binding is one of the more challenging aspects of making a quilt. Many quilters feel unsure of how to create a binding that accents … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery – You Can Do It!

Research tells us that roughly 40% of quilters have an embroidery-capable sewing machine, but they don’t use the embroidery features very often. Why is that? I have a few theories based on my interactions with quilters over the years. Some … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Finished Tops and Lots of New Projects

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had lots of fun stitching this weekend and we hope you did too. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Summer Garden Quilt Along!

When a patchwork quilt pattern has “good lines” many fabrications are possible. Our new Summer Garden Quilt Along project is a perfect example of this. Designed by Gerri Robinson, it began life as a quilt named Midnight Garden, patterned in … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Frosted Candy

There’s something about spring that makes me think pink…and yellow…and green…and lavender! Colorful quilts are on my mind, especially colorful FREE queen size quilt patterns. Snuggle quilts for the sofa have had their season. It’s time to freshen up a … Continue reading

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Stars of Mine: A Visit with Audrey Wright

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt and fabric designer Audrey Wright of Legacy Patterns. Audrey’s lap quilt Stars of Mine is featured in the  May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the free patterns and … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Butterflies, Cat, Cow, and More!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had lots of fun stitching this weekend and we hope you did too. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blooming Patchwork

Today we’re doing something a little different with this review, inviting the author herself to introduce her book to you. Deanne Eisenman has been designing reader-favorite quilts for McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines for many years. Her scrappy … Continue reading

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