Tag Archives: Patterns

It’s Time to Think about Christmas

I know, I know … it’s only August. But if you are going to make a big project for Christmas, you should start thinking and planning now, and I have just the thing for you. Our latest special issue, Best … Continue reading

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Free Pattern: Ring Around the Rosy

I’ve been Pam Rocco’s regular editor for her “Words to Quilt By” column and free web patterns for over four years now, and have always looked forward to the challenge of writing patterns for her often improvisational and always unique … Continue reading

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Even More Quilting Patterns

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN, ANNA, and MONICA! Last weekend, I finished the quilt top that had been on my design wall for a while. I did not manage to … Continue reading

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More Quilting Patterns

PLEASE NOTE, THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED. CONGRATULATIONS PEG, CAITLYN, ANN, and VICKI! Sometimes when you plan a quilt, you make it according to plan. Sometimes you plan a quilt, get it up on … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag: vintage sewing machine documentary, call for repro quilts, Faith Ringgold interview, and more

Happy Friday! Who’s ready to do some stitching this weekend? I know I am, but since I can’t get started until after my girls go to bed this evening, I’ll content myself with some quilty news items for now. Won’t … Continue reading

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Pattern correction: Stars at Night

Today’s the day the August/September 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter hits quilt shops, newsstands and book stores. The cover quilt is Crown Jewels by Mary Kay Price, a beautiful, tapestry-like quilt that features trapunto and fused Swarovski crystal embellishment. Inside … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Tech-Savvy Techniques

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog post, June 12-18 has been declared a National Week of Making in the U.S. According to the White House, “During National Week of Making, we celebrate the tinkerers and dreamers whose talent and drive … Continue reading

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Pattern correction: Beach Glass

The June/July 2015 issue of Quilters Newsletter officially goes on sale today, and many subscribers already have their copy. The issue features Struggle by Elsbeth Nusser-Lampe on the cover, a lovely art quilt we chose for its summery look.   … Continue reading

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Weekend Workshop: Foundation Piecing Fundamentals

I don’t foundation piece often, but when I do, it’s something awesome like this. I found the free pattern for this foundation-pieced 10″ Vulcan Greeting quilt block on a fan-generated website where pop-culture geekery and the needle arts collide, which … Continue reading

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Make Way for Ducklets — Best Kids Quilts 2015 Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the Best Kids Quilts 2015 Blog Tour! As the special issue managing editor for the past couple of years, I always feel a great deal of pride when these issues finally get into the hands … Continue reading

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