Monthly Archives: September 2017

Quilts in the Privy

As I was thinking about this blog, Quilts in the Privy, I couldn’t help but remember the Cyndi Lauper song from the early 1980s; Girls Just Want to Have Fun. Sometimes I have to do things just because they are … Continue reading

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Staff Jelly Roll Challenge – How We Rolled!

We all had fun this past Saturday for Moda’s National Jelly Roll Day. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker worked on: Carolyn Beam I looked through books on using pre-cut strips in quilts, but I kept coming … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Resizing Quilt Blocks

Back when we were planning the line-up for the June/July 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, we decided it would be fun to offer a free mini quilt pattern based on Violet Eyes by Stephanie Sheridan, which is a 65″ x … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Easy Pieced Quilt Backing

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Hello, welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re so glad you stopped by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker worked on over the weekend. We’re also sharing tips, techniques and any … Continue reading

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Binding My Accidental PIG

Sometimes, I finish PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) accidentally. I have so many PIGS. I’m trying to finish one each month and as I finish, I tell you about them in hopes that you’ll find something helpful in my process. … Continue reading

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National Sew a Jelly Roll Day is Coming! How Does Your Jelly Roll?

  Against the wall? Or down the hall. How about… On the Cutting Table!  This Saturday is National Sew A Jelly Roll Day. Break out that roll sitting on your shelf that’s just waiting for a project and join our … Continue reading

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Everything you need to know about Craft University’s Online Quilting Courses

Today’s guest post if from Ginger Tatic, Manager of Online Education for F+W’s Craft Division. Thanks, Ginger! Learning how to quilt can be intimidating at first sight, especially if you are starting a new technique or even if you are … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Fantastic Fat Quarter Quilts

When did you buy your first fat quarter? Do you still have it in your stash? And what is a fat quarter, anyway? According to quilt historian Barbara Brackman, fat quarters—or one-fourth of a yard of fabric that’s been cut … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. I hope your weekend was productive and you found time for sewing. The weather is getting cooler and the days a little shorter. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s … Continue reading

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Cutting Circles? With a Rotary Cutter???

According to the dictionary, a circle is a closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from a point within it called the center. In other words, a circle is round. I’ve tried cutting circles from fabric … Continue reading

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