Monthly Archives: October 2017

Go with the (Color) Flow!

It’s not breaking quilting news to declare that color makes a big difference in a quilt’s design, and it can look drastically different depending on how color is chosen and applied. The challenge is figuring out which colors to choose … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Easy Quilt Design Software

Designing quilts is something many quilters would just as soon leave to the professionals, particularly when it comes to complex designs. Not only do the pros have a good eye for what looks good on paper or a computer screen, … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Two Quilt-as-You-Go Methods

Not only are quilt-as-you-go techniques great for making projects quickly, they’re perfectly suited for anyone who’s ever wondered how to stuff a large quilt sandwich through the throat of a domestic sewing machine to be quilted. With quilt-as-you-go (QAYG), you … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Auditioning fabrics and Log Cabin Quilts

Hello! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re sliding into shorter days and cooler temperatures—perfect quilting weather! Here’s what a few of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on: From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa: Over the weekend … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Silhouette Stars

I Love this Quilt! Giving a published McCall’s Quilting pattern a different spin Erin Russek, Associate Editor I love finding ways to use fat quarter bundles to make quilts. I think that’s because I am looking for a way to … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Stitch & Flip Tips

Shapes and units that once were only possible by template piecing are now often achieved through stitch-and-flip techniques. Stitch-and-flip, sometimes called quick-corner or fast-corner piecing, is a distinctly modern technique: it’s tailor-made for rotary cutting, it’s meant to simplify your … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Tips for Sewing Strips

Hi! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! It was a rainy weekend in Colorado—perfect weather for staying in and doing some sewing. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: I … Continue reading

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PIGS: A Precious Not-so-precious Project

I’ve gotten really frustrated lately at the number of PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) that I have. I have a list on my computer and there are 36 items left on the list to finish. The top item is Orphan … Continue reading

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