Author Archives: Kathy

Tuesday Tutorials: Preparing Shapes for Applique Patterns

Classic turned-edge appliqué can be easy and fun. Oh yeah, I said it, and it’s true! For most of my quilting life I avoided appliqué quilt patterns like the plague. When I absolutely had to use an appliqué pattern to … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Celtic Twist Lap Quilt

This week’s Friday FREEbie is a gem of a pattern from deep in the McCall’s Quick Quilts archives. The Celtic Twist quilt design by Susan Purney Mark was originally published as a wall quilt pattern in the April/May 2009 issue, … Continue reading

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Lilli’s Pond: A Visit with Bev Getschel

Meet quilt designer and author Bev Getschel! And don’t miss the book giveaway contest at the bottom of the page. Bev Getschel can’t remember a time when she wasn’t sewing. And her discovery of quilt making in 2003 opened all … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Partial Seam Technique

Many quilt blocks are assembled by stitching their units together row by row. But some quilt block designs are more unusual in their construction. In cases where units are added surrounding another patch or unit, the partial seam technique is … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2015!

The April/May 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is bursting with 13 fast, fresh projects, from wall quilt patterns to queen size quilts. Fun techniques, original designs, cool new fabrics…this issue has it all! Seaside Breeze by Tammy Vonderschmitt, with … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Prism Table Runner

Free table runner quilt patterns are among our readers’ most-requested favorites. There’s something about starting and finishing a fast project to freshen up the look of your home that makes quilted table runners perennially popular. This week’s Friday FREEbie is … Continue reading

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Fast Panel Print Baby Quilt

This past weekend I decided on the spur of the moment to make a quilt for my great-niece who is having her first birthday in a few days. The time available for this project was quite limited…the entire quilt needed … Continue reading

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Shimmer: A Visit with Gerri Robinson

Meet guest blogger, quilt and fabric designer, and author Gerri Robinson! Read on and don’t miss the book and fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the page. My quilt Shimmer, featured in McCall’s Quilting’s March/April 2015 issue, is a fun, … Continue reading

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We Love You! Here’s Our String of Hearts Quilt Pattern

The McCall’s Quilting community is blessed with AMAZING members. From beginning to advanced quilters, subscribers to casual readers to Facebook fans, it is always a pleasure to share your enthusiasm for quilting and to strive to bring you the best, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Eight at a Time Half-Square Triangle Units

Half-square triangle units (also known as pieced squares) show up in SO many quilt patterns. One of our most popular free quilting tutorials shows how to make 8 half-square triangle units at the same time, which is really handy when … Continue reading

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