Author Archives: Kathy

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cottage Charm Lap Quilt

Patriotic quilt patterns are among the most popular designs we publish. There’s something so perfect about red, white, and blue quilts with that Americana feel. And FREE patriotic quilt patterns…well, that’s even better! That’s why I’m sure you’ll enjoy this … Continue reading

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Pretty Gemstones: A Visit with Cynthia Brunz

Meet guest blogger, longarm quilter, and quilt designer Cynthia Brunz of Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework! Cynthia’s intriguing quilt Pretty Gemstones is patterned in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Hello Fellow Quilters!  First, I want to thank … Continue reading

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Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns – FREE!

We quilters LOVE fabric fat quarters. Those 18″ x 20-22″ pieces of fabric are just like candy, tempting us on racks or in coordinated packs at our local quilt shops, fabric stores, and online everywhere. Affordable, easy to handle, perfect … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Flashing Lights Baby Quilt

Baby quilt patterns designed with just a few classic blocks can look very traditional or very modern depending on the setting and fabric choices. When we saw the Flashing Lights lap quilt designed by Amy Friend for the January/February 2016 … Continue reading

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Rose Buds: A Visit with Heidi Pridemore

Meet guest blogger, teacher, author, and quilt designer Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop! Heidi’s lovely quilt Rose Buds is patterned in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway at the bottom … Continue reading

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Free Motion Quilting: Help Is Here!

Whenever possible, I like to quilt my own quilt tops. There’s something supremely satisfying about knowing that every stitch in a completed quilt was made by me, especially when the project is going to be a gift. Right now, I’m … Continue reading

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Book Review: Modern Vintage Gifts

Modern Vintage Gifts: Over 20 Pretty & Nostalgic Projects to Sew & Give By Helen Philipps David & Charles/F+W; $22.99  On sale! $11.50   We’re teetering on the brink of the season of giving, and quilters are racking their brains … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Nuts and Bolts

When we asked McCall’s Quilting editor Gigi Khalsa to find a quilt pattern she truly loved from any back issue, it took her no time at all to come up with Nuts & Bolts by Sandy Klop, originally patterned in … Continue reading

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Freedom Rings: A Visit with Sandi Irish

Meet guest blogger, teacher, and quilt and fabric designer Sandi Irish of Irish Chain Quilt Design! Sandi’s patriotic Freedom Rings is patterned in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on and don’t miss the acrylic template giveaway contest … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Easy Curved Piecing

Curved piecing is a wonderful way to expand your quilting repertoire. So many classic and modern patchwork patterns call for it, and it can create such wonderful designs. Drunkard’s Path, New York Beauty, Lover’s Knot, Mill Wheel, and Double Wedding … Continue reading

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