Monthly Archives: March 2016

Crafters’ Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!

On this last day of March, we’re celebrating the final day of #NationalCraftMonth as well as the last stop on the F+W Crafters’ Blog Hop. We’ve even got a fun prize giveaway at the bottom of this page. Saving the … Continue reading

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Oh Look: A Visit with Kristin Lawson

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Kristin Lawson of A Little Crispy Patterns! Kristin’s new quilt, Oh Look!, is patterned in the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on, and don’t miss the link to the free quilt pattern … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Pretty Patchwork, Pillow, and More

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! Even though it was a holiday weekend, the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines did plenty of stitching the last few days. Here’s what some of our team members are working … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Oh Look! Twin Size Quilt

“I Spy” quilts have been around in one form or another for a very long time. Designed to keep children entertained while they learn, these patchwork quilts feature novelty print patches, often fussy-cut to show off specific motifs in the … Continue reading

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Sedona Stripes: A Visit with Scott Murkin

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Scott Murkin! Scott’s full size quilt, Sedona Stripes, is on the cover of the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting, and patterned inside. Some quilters might shy away from adding striped fabrics to their … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2016!

It’s all about COLORFUL quilts in the new May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine! Whether you love brights against a light or dark background…a traditional vintage-look color palette…patriotic red, white, and blue…deep, rich tones with sophisticated flair…or even unusual … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Beautiful Blocks and More!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines were super busy stitching this weekend. Here’s what some of our team members are working on right now: I’m online editor Kathy Patterson, and … Continue reading

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Meet Associate Editor Tricia Patterson!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new editor to our quilting magazine team! Tricia Patterson started her work with McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines, among others, about a week ago, and we had a chance … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: A Sparkling Sampler

Sampler quilt patterns are much loved by quilters for lots of reasons. The variety of quilt blocks, unlimited setting possibilities, and opportunity for scrappy quilt construction are just a few. For holding your interest, practicing new techniques, and making a … Continue reading

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Polka Dot Playground: A Visit with Pam Lincoln

Welcome back guest blogger and quilt designer Pam Lincoln of Mama Spark’s World! Pam’s quilt, Polka Dot Playground, is patterned in the April/May 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the calendar giveaway at the bottom … Continue reading

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