Author Archives: Valerie

Friday Freebie: Peas in a Pod Twin Bed Quilt Pattern

  How about a free bright and sparkling twin bed quilt pattern for this summer weekend? Search you stash for favorite fabric coordinates, download the Peas in a Pod twin bed quilt pattern, and get sewin’! The free twin-size bed … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Vintage Pieced Butterfly Quilt Pattern

I think it’s safe to say that most quilters, regardless of preferred quilting style, have at least a little soft spot for vintage quilts. Today, I’d like to share our sweet vintage pattern for Butterfly, first published in the 1936 … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Lilac Splendor Table Runner Quilt Pattern

I have to tell you, our staff is having so much fun planning and making Quilt Along videos for our readers! Erin Russek designed a bright and beautiful floral appliqué wall hanging especially for our third online Quilt Along (you … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Hometown Tradition Red White & Blue Quilt Pattern

  Beginning to feel the excitement and anticipation of the upcoming holiday, today I have a free red white and blue quilt pattern to help us all get in the spirit for Independence Day. My family usually celebrates the 4th … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Caribbean Sunset Island Batik Bed Quilt Pattern

Break out your batik stash or head for your nearest quilt shop…it’s time for a tropical batik quilt! Gather up some cool blues, aquas, lavenders and greens, add an assortment of warm island sun colors, and you’ll be ready to … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Pineapple Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern

How about a little appliqué this week? Lately I’ve been drawn to soft tones of yellows and golds in quilting fabrics, so I was delighted to find this classic pineapple pattern buried in our archives – a perfect opportunity to … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: Zippy Strippy Lap Quilt Pattern

With Father’s Day around the corner (June 16, 2013), are you up for a mad dash to the finish to make him a new quilt? I know it can be challenging to not only find a pattern suitable for men, … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2013

I’m so pleased to present our July/August 2013 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, packed with 15 new summer-treat quilt patterns! Take a few minutes and join me for a preview of the quilting delights that await you in this issue … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Fabric Value As a Quilt Design Element

Welcome back to our Tuesday Tutorial – I’m so glad you could join us again! The last couple of tutorials have been focused on technical quilting skills, so today we’ll relax and absorb a helpful lesson on the value of … Continue reading

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Friday Freebie: A Sampling of Geese Quilted Tote Bag Pattern

If you’ve ever found the idea of making a tote bag a bit intimidating, this pattern is a great place to start! It features a simple pocket-free lining, easy mock box corners, and step-by-step photos and instructions to guide you … Continue reading

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