Monthly Archives: June 2017

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 10¢ a Chance

American quilters have always shown their patriotic colors during wartime, as this World War II era quilt beautifully demonstrates. The original quilt was made in Arkansas in 1942 as a raffle quilt by the members of the Pleasant View Home … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Beachy Quilt Projects for Summer Fun

I just got back from a weeklong beach vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and I am tanned, rested and ready! Well, “tanned” may not be entirely accurate; “sunburnt in some spots, more freckled in others” is more like it. … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! We’re setting record high temperatures here in CO. I hope you’re all staying cool and finding time to sew. Here’s what some of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on. From Content … Continue reading

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New Toys (Tools)

Bake, my husband, is a gem. He’s been a blue-collar worker most of his life and still does a lot of handyman tasks around our house. Because he knows the value of tools from his work, he knows the value … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Geese in My Kitchen, Part 1

Welcome to my first blog post about my I Love This Quilt! remake that I described in the McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. I chose Geese in My Kitchen by Kathryn Patterson, originally published in our January/February 2015 issue. As … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Checkered Star

It’s not often you find a triple-generation quilt. This Checkered Star antique quilt has quite a history. First, Variable Star blocks were pieced about 1900 from indigo prints and muslin. Sometime during the Great Depression, the forgotten blocks were unearthed … Continue reading

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Star Crossed: A Visit with Melissa Corry

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Melissa Corry. Melissa’s bed quilt Star Crossed is tailormade for using precut 10″ squares and is composed of just 16 supersized blocks that are very easy to piece. You’ll find this quilt in the McCall’s Quilting July/August … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Patriotic Projects

Fellow Quilter-Americans, I bet you know what’s coming up! Summer is here, and that means it’s almost time to celebrate July 4th, our nation’s Independence Day. Do you like to decorate for this holiday? While it’s generally pretty warm for … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Baby Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! I hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! It was a busy sewing weekend for some of us here at Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: I spent a lot of time in … Continue reading

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Fixing a Mistake

Finally, finally, I’ve finished this queen-size quilt. It was supposed to be my second PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May but I just didn’t make it. I’ll tell you a little about it. You can read about the … Continue reading

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