Monthly Archives: August 2017

About Very Merry, a Guest Blog from Diane Harris

Diane Harris designed the Very Merry pattern for the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, October/November 2017. Diane is a past editor of Quiltmaker, recently launching her own company, Stash Bandit. Go to to see more of what’s happening … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Charm(ing) Quilt Ideas

Charm square is the general term used to describe a 5-inch square of fabric. These days, charm squares are often sold as precut squares cut from a coordinating collection, often with more than one square of each print in the … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Halloween Quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for joining us to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: My favorite time to sew on the weekends is early in the … Continue reading

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Fearless Free-Motion Stitching 2 Class by Eric Drexler

I found a great new class online this week. We have a video studio here in the Golden office and a while back Eric Drexler from Sulky of America was here filming. Some of you know that I really, really … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Acorn Autumn Wall Hanging

You may be starting to notice lots of beautiful fall fabrics being showcased at your local quilt shop. Today’s Friday FREE Quilt pattern is the perfect excuse to purchase some! This charming wall quilt pattern adapted from a design by … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Nuts & Bolts is Finished!

It’s finally finished and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you! If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you may remember way back to 2015 when I started making this version of Nuts & … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Cutting the (Layer) Cake

Precuts can be problematic. The very things that entice us into buying them—They’re so cute and coordinated and easy to buy!—end up being the same things that can keep us from wanting to actually use them—But if I break open … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quick Quilts October/November 2017

Quilts are Love – find a variety of quilts to make for friends and family. From a bargello or citrus-colored baby quilt to a quickly pieced oversized single block bed quilt, there’s something for everyone. On the Cover: Vinter’s Bouquet … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Charm Quilt Patterns

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Even though we’re still in summer, the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have found some time to spend in their sewing studios. Read more to see what they’ve been up to: From Content Director, Carolyn … Continue reading

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PIGS: Machine Applique Hints and How-to’s

In my last blog about PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks), I showed this photo of orphan blocks that all feature applique. I decided rather than use them to make small projects, I’d put them together to make a quilt. I … Continue reading

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