Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 3: Layering begins!

I’m beginning to lay down my basic shapes of roughly cut fabric. My mini design wall consists of a piece of white terry cloth wrapped and taped around a large artist’s clipboard. It’s totally portable! I’ll refer to my rough … Continue reading

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Grano & Eva make a first quilt top

Grandaughter weekend and Eva (aged 7) and I decided we wanted to quilt. Lots of fun and we both worked hard. Eva learned to use the sewing machine. She concentrated hard on that quarter inch seam. She loved pulling out … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses Progress

I am still loving my miniature house quilt project. I finally finished all the foundation piecing and made the little (2 1/8″) blocks. Then, I arranged all the units and made the top. Now for the less-than-fun removal of all … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quick Quilts new issue available now!

We can’t wait for you to see our new spring issue. It is so bright and beautiful and filled with fast, fun quilts! Just click here to purchase, and don’t forget to check out our free quilt patterns and how-to’s. … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! “Fabric-collecting is healthy, really!”

Help! A certain someone thinks that no one on earth has as  much fabric as I do. I assured him that many a quilter has a sewing room or closet full of fabric. I didn’t tell him about a friend … Continue reading

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Quilty Pleasures: a Simple Valentine

I made this valentine for my sweet guy. Remember when we were kids and used to make our own valentines? How many hearts I have cut out over the years? Not likely to stop anytime soon… He said he’s taking … Continue reading

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Free e-Book!

Check out the first-ever McCall’s Quilting e-Book. It’s free, and easy to download. You’ll love these three easy quilt patterns!

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 2

I’m starting with the cool color sketch (2) and choosing fabrics. Okay, I know there are only 17 basic shapes in the composition, but I am a big believer in collecting many fabric options to choose from in the beginning. … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Part 10

Finally, progress! Well, as promised, here are a few photos to share my goings-on. Wait until you see the fabulous arrangement I have under my big board. It’s an old mail cubby unit that I bought for a couple of … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Part 9

As it turns out the cage isn’t big enough… no surprise there. I have 36 cubbies under my big board. They are now also full. So, I bought some fabric organizer boards and have started wrapping all of my smaller … Continue reading

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