Monthly Archives: March 2013

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Bits of Sunshine Bed Quilt Pattern

How could I resist choosing this quilt titled “Bits of Sunshine” for today’s Friday Freebie? It perfectly describes our fresh Colorado spring as we head into the weekend! This refreshing, easy design by Julie Sheckman is ideal for using up … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2013

The new issue of McCall’s Quilting is here! As thoughts turn to warmer weather, the bright colors used in these quilts will inspire you to be creative with our featured designs. The Conceived in Liberty bed quilt pattern is a … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Fabric Preparation, To Wash or Not to Wash

Welcome to our Tuesday Tutorial, where our experts give you a free quilting lesson each week! Over the last few weeks we’ve gone over pressing basics, anaccurate 1/4″ seam allowance, rotary cutting basics, and basic quiltmaking supplies. Today, we’ll review … Continue reading

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Still Time – Enter to Win!

If you haven’t yet done so, be sure to enter your name for a chance to win one of two Electric Quilt 7 software packages, and one of three Deb Tucker specialty rulers. Click here to enter to win one … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Basic Quiltmaking Supplies

  I don’t know about you, but I just love quilting goodies…of course I love food goodies, too, but I’m talking about quilting tools and supplies right now! Our free video review of basic quiltmaking supplies is great for beginners, … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Spring Splash Wall Quilt Pattern

Have you ever wandered around a quilt shop and fallen in love with a gorgeous large-scale print that you absolutely, positively, cannot begin to imagine how you would use, but you still wanted it? This Spring Splash wall quilt pattern … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Rotary Cutting Basics, Safety, and Maintenance

  Were you a quilter before the invention of the ubiquitous rotary cutter? Nowadays, it’s hard to imagine cutting out fabric for a quilt without one! Whether you’re already familiar with this wonderfully handy quilting gadget, or are just about … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Quilted Woven Tote Bag Pattern

I am always intrigued to try new techniques and ideas in quilting, and also love to collect patterns for small sewing projects. This cute woven tote pattern by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts falls into both categories, which is why … Continue reading

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Tracee’s Project – Update 3/7/13

FREE Tracee’s Project Quilting Patterns – click here. I haven’t checked in in awhile – SO much going on here at McCall’s. Erin and I are getting ready to film our first Quilt Along… We’re both very excited as well … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowances

  Ah, the elusive 1/4″ quilting seam! For this Tuesday Tutorial, I am pleased to present another one of our free McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) video lessons, An Accurate 1/4″ Seam Allowance. Your host for this video lesson is Kathy … Continue reading

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