Author Archives: Kathy

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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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Pretty in Paisley Queen Size Quilt

Making a queen size quilt can be a very time-consuming effort. And it’s an effort most quilters enjoy, especially for those heritage quilts we hope to pass on from generation to generation. But what about when you simply want to … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2015!

April showers may be tapping against your windows, but the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is on its way to subscriber mailboxes and local quilt shops right now! Get ready for super summer quilts with this fun magazine … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Tying a Quilt by Machine

Have you ever quilted a project by hand-tying the top, batting, and backing layers together with yarn, floss, or ribbon, spaced evenly across the quilt? If so, you know that quilting even a small project by hand-tying or tacking can … Continue reading

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Be Creative! Quilt Challenge Begins

Do you like a challenge? Especially a quilting challenge? If so, you’re going to love the news I have for you today. Now through November 1, 2015, McCall’s Quilting and our sister magazines Quilters Newsletter and Quiltmaker are sponsoring what … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Take a Spin Baby Quilt

Baby quilt patterns are always in demand, and this week’s Friday Freebie is a really special one. Did you know that research suggests that bright colors are more stimulating to baby’s development than the usual pastel nursery colors? Give that … Continue reading

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Moonlit Reflections: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs. Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hi! I was so happy when McCalls’s Quilting asked … Continue reading

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