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Tuesday Tutorials: Precision Piecing

Precise piecing can be a tough sell in these days of fast, easy, really fast, simple, faster-than-fast quilt making. With our busy lives, we all love quick, basic quilt patterns that require no more precision than aiming for a 1/4″ … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Started Quilting

Get Started Quilting: The Complete Beginner Guide by Jessica Alexandrakis (Interweave/F+W, $19.99) tackles a commendable breadth of quilt making knowledge in a friendly, easy-to-follow format. Any wannabe quilter would be lucky to get this book as an introduction to the … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Summer Crossing Queen Size Quilt

A fresh, feminine bed quilt pattern is always welcome, especially when it’s fun to piece. When McCall’s Quilting content director Susan Guzman saw the For Your Love fabric collection by Renee Nanneman for Andover, she knew it would make a … Continue reading

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Violet Posies: A Visit with Jennifer Schifano Thomas

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Jennifer Schifano Thomas of Curlicue Creations! Jennifer’s quilt, Violet Posies, is featured in the September/October 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine.   Hello there! My name is Jennifer Schifano Thomas and I’m so excited … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: LeMoyne Star Block Without Set-In Seams

We quilters LOVE star quilts and star quilt blocks. From the super-easy Friendship Star and Sawtooth Star to the challenging Feathered Star, we can’t get enough of those twinkling, sparkling star quilt blocks and quilts. The LeMoyne Star quilt block … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting September/October 2015!

It won’t be long before the kids are back in school, the seasons change, and quilters settle into their autumn routines, and we’ve got just the right quilt patterns to inspire your very best fall quilting! The September/October 2015 issue … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: That Cat

Cat quilt patterns are among the most popular designs we publish. Whenever we receive a unique, eye-catching quilt submission with a feline theme, we jump on it with all four paws! Needless to say, we were thrilled to present Pam … Continue reading

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That Cat: A Visit with Pam Lincoln

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Pam Lincoln of Mama Spark’s World! Pam’s quilt, That Cat, is featured in the August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. I have been sewing since I was a girl, but quilting for about 10 … Continue reading

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Super Simple Patchwork Quilt Patterns – FREE!

Patchwork quilts are often simple quilt designs, sewn together patch by patch as opposed to more assembly-line techniques like strip piecing or 8-at-a-time half-square triangle units. The results of patch-by-patch sewing are quilts with unique fabric arrangements, sometimes quite scrappy, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Making Fast Accurate Quarter-Square Triangle Units

Many patchwork quilt patterns include triangles as part of their designs. Two basic types of triangles are half-square triangles (essentially what you’d get if you cut a square of fabric in half diagonally to make 2 triangles) and quarter-square triangles … Continue reading

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