Monthly Archives: July 2017

Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Winter Galaxy Lap Quilt Pattern

It may be summer now, but winter isn’t *too many turns of the calendar away…as the year begins to wind down and we watch winter settle in, seize the freeze, slash your stash, and make a wintry lap quilt! This … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting Sept/Oct ‘17

Stars are the focus for McCall’s Quilting Sept/Oct ‘17 issue and we have a stunning variety of traditional and modern designs to share with you. Learn how to applique with felted wool while making Jo Moury’s elegant design Fall Stars. … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Selecting Fabric for Scrap Quilts

In a recent Workshop Wednesday post, I wrote about the basics of selecting fabric for a quilt. This week, let’s take things up a notch and talk about selecting the right fabrics specifically for a scrap quilt. I can hear … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Snowflake Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: Hi! I’m working on a new blog series for Quiltmaker—be sure to … Continue reading

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PIGS: Focus, focus, focus – Observations about Finishing PIGS

PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks. Most of us have them. You may call them UFOs (Unfinished Objects) or WIPs (Works in Progress) but chances are good that you have a few or maybe more than a few stuffed in … Continue reading

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Catherine Redford’s Machine Quilting Guide

When a really good book comes along offering excellent instruction on how to quilt your quilts, we want you to know about it. Modern Machine Quilting by Catherine Redford is one of those books—we give this one 5 stars! Not only is … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Polka Tot

Quilters love baby quilt patterns! So it’s no surprise that Abigail Dolinger’s Polka Tot baby quilt from the August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts proved to be a quilter favorite. With simple blocks, adorable polka dot fabrics, and fun … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Santa Fe Sunrise

Have you looked through the new McCall’s Sept/Oct 2017 issue yet? On the last page, I talk a little bit about how I love the quilt Santa Fe Sunrise, deigned by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. I think this pattern … Continue reading

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Skittles: a Visit with Melissa Corry

Hello fellow McCall’s Quick Quilts readers! I’m Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting and I am so excited to be guest posting here today to share some fun tidbits about my new Skittles quilt! Skittles is featured in the recently published … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Ideal Notions

Do you have a favorite quilting notion? While there are a few items that every quilter needs to make quilts, many of the absolute necessities have to do with fabric preparation. Have you noticed that? For example, most quilters would … Continue reading

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