Author Archives: Kathy

Tuesday Tutorials: Soft Fast-Fused Applique

Fusible-web techniques make appliqué quilt patterns achievable for nearly any quilter. But they can also add unwanted stiffness to the finished quilt if the appliquéd areas are large or many-layered. The amount of fusible web in a quilt is directly … Continue reading

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Book Review: 50 Fat Quarter Makes

Let me begin with my heartfelt Ode to the Fat Quarter: Oh lovely cut of fabric, you’re the size that I adore I can’t resist your siren song at any fabric store Just eighteen inches by half a WOF, petite … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garnet Trace

If you already have your copy of the new July/August issue of McCall’s Quilting, you know we promised the Garnet Trace free queen/king size quilt pattern as part of our I Love This Quilt! series. Chosen by art director Tracee … Continue reading

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Spring International Quilt Market Wrap-Up: A Visit with Gerri Robinson

Meet guest blogger, quilt and fabric designer, and author Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs! Read on and don’t miss the fabric and Quilt Dots giveaway contest at the bottom of the page. Hi There! We just returned from Spring … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2015!

Summer often means extra leisure time, and how better to use it than quilt making? The July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting is now arriving in subscriber mailboxes and on newsstands, packed with 16 enticing, fresh quilt patterns. Let’s get … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Show Your Pride Wall Quilt

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, a patriotic quilt pattern seems appropriate for this week’s Friday Freebie. In fact, this week’s free quilt pattern is so quick you could actually start it now and have it ready for Monday’s celebrations … Continue reading

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Perky Posies: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs! Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hi everyone! I am so excited to be … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Garnet Trace

We regret to report that Tracee Doran has left the staff of McCall’s Quilting. We’ll all miss her energy, talent, and sweet heart very much! But “the show must go on”, so as promised here is the free quilt pattern … Continue reading

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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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