Author Archives: Valerie

Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting September/October 2013

This brand new issue of McCall’s Quilting will motivate you to cozy up and get your quilting season started. Autumn is just around the corner, and many of us are finding inspiring new fall fabrics on display at our favorite … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Fat-Quarter Pack of Autumn Fabrics!

What would YOU make with this gorgeous bundle of fat quarters from the Wish You Were Here collection by Holly Taylor for Moda? Perhaps you would peruse our free Block Index for a fun quilt block pattern, and design your … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Black Cherry Dimensional Lap Quilt Pattern

Are you intrigued to try new quilting ideas and techniques? If so, you’ll enjoy a taste of summer with Holly Holderman’s Black Cherry lap quilt pattern, featuring sweet covered-button black cherries and dimensional appliqué leaves. Our step-by-step instructions and photos … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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 Free Quilt Patterns: 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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