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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Sea Glass Queen Size Quilt

Are you looking forward to an ocean-side holiday this summer? This week’s Friday Freebie is the perfect quilt to give your bedroom at home a beachy feel all through the year. Not only is it full of the colors of … Continue reading

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Summer Safari: A Visit with Abigail Dolinger

Welcome back guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Abigail Dolinger of AbyQuilts! Aby’s baby quilt pattern, Summer Safari, is featured in the June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine.  Hello, blog readers! I’m Abigail Dolinger, avid quilter and designer, and … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2016!

Fresh summer quilt patterns fill the pages of the new June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. When you browse these inspiring designs, you can almost smell line-dried laundry and sweet summer flowers! With several beach-themed quilts, one crowd-pleasing patriotic … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Free Quilt Pattern, Tools We Love, and More

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! One of the best parts of any weekend is when the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines get to stitch in our home sewing spaces. Here’s what a few of our … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Red Hots Baby Quilt

Is there anything sweeter than a fresh new baby quilt? Free baby quilt patterns are some of my favorites among all the web bonuses we offer at McCallsQuilting.com. Even when there’s not a baby expected anytime soon in my family, … Continue reading

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Nature’s Harmony: A Visit with Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth

Welcome guest bloggers, quilt designers, and authors Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton! Their lap quilt pattern, Nature’s Harmony, is featured in the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway at the bottom … Continue reading

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Quilt Binding Techniques Videos – FREE!

Some of our most popular free quilting videos have to do with quilt binding. That’s because binding is one of the more challenging aspects of making a quilt. Many quilters feel unsure of how to create a binding that accents … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery – You Can Do It!

Research tells us that roughly 40% of quilters have an embroidery-capable sewing machine, but they don’t use the embroidery features very often. Why is that? I have a few theories based on my interactions with quilters over the years. Some … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Finished Tops and Lots of New Projects

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had lots of fun stitching this weekend and we hope you did too. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Summer Garden Quilt Along!

When a patchwork quilt pattern has “good lines” many fabrications are possible. Our new Summer Garden Quilt Along project is a perfect example of this. Designed by Gerri Robinson, it began life as a quilt named Midnight Garden, patterned in … Continue reading

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