Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Scout Banners

For many families, back to school also means back to Scouting. Patterson Kathy 70px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Scout BannersWhether your favorite Scout is a cute little Daisy or a manly Eagle Scout, one of these banners is just the thing they need for displaying all those badges and pins that don’t fit or aren’t appropriate to wear on regulation sashes and uniforms. This week’s Friday FREEbie is our Scout Banner quilt pattern!

 

13490 pattern img Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Scout BannersSince both mottoes (On My Honor and Be Prepared) are used by both Boy and Girl Scouts, you can choose whichever one suits your Scout best. Scouting-themed prints by Robert Kaufman were used for the sample banners, and those can still be found a few places online, but you could easily substitute textures and prints in the same color ranges to get a similar effect. After all, the patches aren’t the stars here…your Scout’s badges and pins will be!

Download the FREE Scout Banner quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday Freebie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

Here’s some fabric-hunting help for your Scout Banner. Click photos for purchase options:

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting November/December 2014!

Get ready for the holiday quilting season with the November/December 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting! This issue is packed with Christmas and winter quilt patterns, a spring preview quilt, and wonderful all-season designs for quilting any time of year.

Cover 500px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting November/December 2014!There are 17 exclusive patterns inside, including 7 star quilt patterns from easy to elaborate. There’s also an informative article about quilt appraisals, and a heart-warming note from editor-in-chief emeritus, Beth Hayes. The quilt patterns are some of the cheeriest and most beautiful we’ve ever published…let’s take a peek!

Bursting Star is a dramatic wall hanging quilt pattern designed by Cindy Lammon, and featured in several different colorways sure to inspire. Don’t let the diamonds scare you…strip piecing and our step-by-step photos make this quilt pattern much easier than you may think.

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Visit our online shop for your Bursting Star quilt kit featuring Moda fabrics!

Kids of all ages will love the Peppermint Santa quilt pattern, perfect as either a table topper or wall hanging. This feature includes step-by-step photos for making the fabric peppermints…a fun technique.

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Peppermint Santa is 36″ square and was designed by Tina Lewis.

Fans of hand-work will want to make the Mini Wonderland quilt pattern by popular Australian designer Lynette Anderson. The adorable embroidery and embellishments are such fun to work with!

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Limited-edition Mini Wonderland quilt kits include top, backing, and binding fabrics plus buttons and a star quilt hanger!

And if you’re looking for a classic Christmas quilt pattern, we’ve got you covered! Susan Guzman’s Yuletide Joy is available as both a throw quilt pattern, and a FREE web bonus table runner pattern. Both designs are also available as kits.

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The Yuletide Joy throw quilt finishes at 59″ x 74″. Quilt kits are available!

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The Yuletide Joy table runner is 16″ x 51″; kits are also available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a few of the quilts featured in this wonderful year-end issue; preview them all here. And check out the limited edition quilt kits available for a few patterns in this issue…shop early to avoid disappointment! Don’t forget to download all of this issue’s FREE web bonus quilt patterns for your personal library.

This issue is available on newsstands now, or may be purchased in print or instant digital download format at our Quilt and Sew Shop—click here. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together!

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Log Cabin Baby

Patterson Kathy 70px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Log Cabin BabyQuilters LOVE log cabin quilt patterns, and this cute example is perfect for that special child in your life. Just 12 blocks are all you need to create this Fields and Furrows log cabin setting featuring center squares fussy-cut from novelty fabric. Looking for baby quilt patterns? This week’s Friday FREEbie is Log Cabin Baby!

Log 300px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Log Cabin BabyIf you haven’t made a log cabin quilt before, this is a great way to get started. And if you’ve got previous experience to draw on, this is an easy, fun sew when that baby shower is coming up fast!

Download the FREE Log Cabin Baby quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday Freebie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

Check out more fun Log Cabin quilt help below!
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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Toddle Time

Patterson Kathy 70px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Toddle TimeHaving just met my grand-niece Cecily for the first time this week, I’ve got a serious case of baby love going on. To celebrate all things baby, let’s make this week’s Friday FREEbie a pattern for this darling baby quilt designed by Vivian Ritter. Here’s Toddle Time!

Toddle Time pastel 300px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Toddle TimeThis baby quilt pattern is really fast and fun to make, thanks to free-form cutting and piecing for the blocks. The free quilt pattern even includes step-by-step photos of the free-form technique, so you’re sure to be successful with it. I was the lucky editor who got to make the how-to samples, so I can absolutely vouch for how fun it is to make!

Download the FREE Toddle Time quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday Freebie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

Check out more fast, fun baby quilt patterns below!

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Quilts of Honor Needs Your Help

Our guest blogger today is Kate Dorsey of Quilts of Honor, an organization that supports veterans and active duty members of the military by making and distributing quilts for the wounded and those who have served multiple tours of duty. Kate tells their story best, so please read on!

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After last year’s successful Patriotic Quilt Show, Quilts of Honor will return to Mt. Vernon for a special Veterans Day ceremony.  From November 8-11, 2014, a small selection of quilts will be on display near Mt. Vernon’s gift area.  This exhibit will lead up to the Veterans Day ceremony where quilts will be presented to veterans past and present.

Led by Executive Director, Founder, and Army Veteran Gail Belmont, Quilts of Honor works to honor those who have served our country with “Quilted Hugs of Gratitude”.  Throughout the year and the United States, quilts made by the hands of volunteers are presented to injured veterans and those who performed multiple tours of duty.  These quilts are a symbol of appreciation and love in recognition of the sacrifice of veterans past and present.

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Women’s Army Hall of Fame

Quilts are needed for the display and Veterans Day ceremony at Mt. Vernon as well as presentations throughout the year.  For quilt guidelines, how to donate, and information about nominating a recipient, visit www.quiltsofhonor.org.    If you would like to give a quilt specifically for the Mt. Vernon event, send it to Quilts of Honor, 8604 Gateshead Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309 by October 30, 2014.

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for patriotic quilt patterns you can use to make a quilt to honor a veteran, check these out:

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Road to Lampasas

Patterson Kathy 70px Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Road to LampasasThis week I have antique quilts on the brain thanks to the release of our newsstand-only special magazine, Heritage Quilts Made Modern. So in keeping with the vintage quilt theme, here is this week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern, Road to Lampasas!

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Road to Lampasas; 77″ x 92″

This scrappy antique quilt was discovered by Julia LaBauve and Tammy Silvers of Outside the Line Designs at a quilt show in Lampasas, Texas, hence the name. There are 30 fun-to-piece blocks and each requires 3 fabrics, so this free quilt pattern is a sure stash-buster. And who doesn’t love to spend time in their stash?

Download the FREE Road to Lampasas quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday Freebie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

Build Your Stash in Our Online Shop:
Quilt backing kits
Fat quarter packs and accessories
Sale and clearance quilt kits

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Four Days of TOTALLY FREE Quilting and Craft Videos!

Patterson Kathy 70px Four Days of TOTALLY FREE Quilting and Craft Videos!Many quilters are also life-long crafters. Whether it’s knitting or crochet, scrapbooking, garment or home dec sewing, or even spinning or weaving, dabbling in more than one craft boosts our creativity and keeps us making beautiful things even when the quilting muse just isn’t inspiring us.

 

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Well, this weekend inspiration will NOT be a problem! Beginning today, September 4, and continuing through September 7, CraftDaily.com is having an all-free weekend. That’s right…watch not only the over 60 quilting videos with famous instructors like Darlene Zimmerman and Liz Porter, but any of the hundreds of quality crafting videos available on the site, all totally FREE!

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To access the free trial period, preview any video you like and then click on “subscribe to all videos” and enter the code CDPREVIEW when prompted. That’s it…you’ll have a full weekend of free video fun!

Here’s my list of must-watch videos for the weekend…maybe I’ll see you there!
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Happy video watching!
Kathy

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Hot Off the Press: Heritage Quilts Made Modern!

Antique quilts are a special passion among the McCall’s Quilting staff, so Heritage Quilts Made Modern is a very special newsstand-only issue we are extremely excited to share with you!

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Brenda Groelz of Handi Quilter® collected loads of plain-Jane vintage quilt tops, gave us our choice for patterning, and then had the selected quilts machine quilted by Handi Quilter national educators. The result…spectacular classic quilts made modern with jaw-dropping modern quilting schemes. And this magazine is full of detailed photos to make you swoon!

 

Supernovae 300px Hot Off the Press: Heritage Quilts Made Modern!Supernovae, quilted by Amy Van Gurp, is a stunning Broken Star quilt in appealing candy colors. You can make this…strip piecing speeds the sewing and by the time you’ve finished you’ll be a set-in-seam expert.

 

Holiday Heritage 300px Hot Off the Press: Heritage Quilts Made Modern!Holiday Heritage, quilted by Marie Eldredge, takes traditional way over the top with an amazing quilting design you’ll want to see up close in our detail photos. And don’t forget…you can display red and green quilts all through the year, not just in December!

 

Orange Creamsicle 300px Hot Off the Press: Heritage Quilts Made Modern!Orange Creamsicle, quilted by Nanc Christopherson, is a classic Lady of the Lake design that we love in its bright orange color, but the quilt pattern is also perfect for adapting to any two of your favorite contrasting colors.

And that’s only a small taste of the treats in this issue! Preview all 14 Heritage Quilts Made Modern here, or order a print or digital copy from our online shop. These are classic patterns you’ll definitely want for your quilting library!

Antique quilt lovers may also enjoy:
McCall’s Quilting Vintage Quilts Inspirations 2014
Lover’s Knot quilt kit and pattern
FREE Vintage quilt patterns collection

 

 

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Just Pumpkins!

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Spotted at a local farmer’s market this week…the first pumpkin of the season! To celebrate, check out this week’s Friday Freebie – an adorable fun-to-make quilt designed by Christy Bowman. Here’s the easy no-border version of Christy’s Pumpkin Parade quilt, Just Pumpkins!

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Just Pumpkins! 62 1/2″ x 62 1/2″

These pumpkins have a cute scrappy look, and the free quilt pattern is rated Confident Beginner. Strip piecing makes the construction really fast, so you can have this one ready for fall decorating…that’s fall 2014!

Download the FREE Just Pumpkins! quilt pattern now…it’s a Friday Freebie.

Have you missed any of our previous Friday Freebies? Click here to find them all!

Check out our website for more fall-themed quilt patterns:


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Quilting LIVE! Surprises – Come See Us in Atlanta!

Things are getting really exciting in the McCall’s Quilting offices as we prepare for the first Quilting LIVE! event in Atlanta September 11-13.

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Quilting LIVE! is at the Cobb Galleria Center near Atlanta, Sept 11-13

Content director Susan Guzman and assistant editor Erin Russek will both be there throughout the event, teaching classes, doing demos at the make-and-take center, leading quilt walks through the amazing quilt exhibits, and answering quilters’ questions in the McCall’s Quilting booth.

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McCall’s Quilting Content Director Susan Guzman

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McCall’s Quilting Assistant Editor Erin Russek

Susan and Erin are true quilter’s quilters. In addition to managing more-than-full-time jobs with McCall’s Quilting, they are prolific, super-talented quilt designers and makers. Not to mention, they are both sweet as pie, funny, and they love to spend time with other quilters! You won’t want to miss a chance to quilt with them up close and in person.

So, here are the big surprises…we are running not one, but TWO giveaways so more of you can join us at this exciting event.

Giveaway #1 GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
We are giving away 5 pairs of tickets to Quilting LIVE! You and a friend can just stroll up to the Registration Desk at Quilting LIVE!, collect your tickets, and enjoy the show as our guests! Leave your email address in a comment below by midnight September 8, and 5 winners will be chosen randomly and notified on September 9, 2014. Please note that contest is open only to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) – official rules here.

We have our ticket winners! Congratulations to Fay Dixon, Nancy Green, Sandy of SanDanceDesigns, Mary Farus, and D. Sharlene Allen. You’ll have email soon detailing ticket pickup. Brush off your walking shoes and get ready to head out for Quilting LIVE!

Giveaway #2 QUILTING LIVE! VALUE PACKAGE
We are also going to give away one Value Package (retail value $114). This includes admission to 6 Quilting LIVE! classes (materials fees not included), 3 days’ general admission, and a Quilting LIVE! shopping bag. How do you enter? This one’s a little more complicated, but fun!  Mention Quilting LIVE! on your own blog or website by midnight September 1, and include this link to the Quilting LIVE! web page. Once you’ve done that, leave the link to your blog or website posting and your email address in the comments section below. A random winner for the Value Package will be chosen and notified on September 2, 2014. Again, please note that contest is open only to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec) – official rules here.

If you can’t be in Atlanta in September, don’t be sad…our company also hosts many sewing and quilt expos around the country each year. Find information on all of them right here!

Hope to see you in Atlanta…as our guest!

 

 

 

 

 

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