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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Starring Repros!

Readers of McCall’s Quilting magazine have been eagerly awaiting the release of this week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern! In the new May/June 2015 issue, we promised the Starring Repros! full size bed quilt pattern as part of our I Love … Continue reading

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Liberty Starshine: A Visit with Deanne Eisenman

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway contest at the bottom of the page. I am so excited that I was asked to be a guest blogger … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Making Accurate Strip Sets

Many quilt designs and quilt block patterns require us to make strip sets, sewing multiple long fabric strips together. Whether they are then used as is in the design, or cut into segments, this bit of strip quilting seems easy, … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Starring Repros!

McCall’s Quilting has so many quilt patterns that I adore in our archives, but one, in particular, has stood out in my mind since my days as associate editor, back in 2009. In addition to the quilt design showing off … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Oopsie Daisy Wall Quilt

Even the name of this week’s Friday FREEbie quilt pattern makes me smile! Oopsie Daisy by Erin Russek was originally patterned in the June/July 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, and it’s been a reader favorite wall quilt pattern ever … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2015!

Patriotic, elegant, nostalgic, striking, exciting, classic, modern, summery, sweet, and just downright pretty…that’s a perfect description of the quilts featured in the May/June 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting! These 15 original quilt patterns are sure to inspire many hours of … Continue reading

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Quilter of the Week: Meet Judy Eades!

In honor of National Craft Month and National Quilting Day, both falling in March, we’ve been highlighting a McCall’s Quilting/McCall’s Quick Quilts reader each week of the month. Quilters of the Week were randomly selected from the many letters and … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Quilt Backing Ideas

Seldom do we have enough room in our magazines to show photos of the backs of the quilts we pattern. But many quilts that come through our offices have creative quilt backings, from simple to elaborate. Piecing quilt backing fabric … Continue reading

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Welcome to the America the Beautiful Quilt Along!

Sampler quilt patterns + quilting tutorials = quilting nirvana! And quilting nirvana is just where you’ll be when you join our new America the Beautiful Quilt Along debuting this Friday, March 27. America the Beautiful is one of our most-beloved … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Stars-a-Spin

The McCall’s Quilting editors pride ourselves on writing and publishing clear, complete, correct quilt patterns that help our readers achieve success in every project. But…every now and then…a mistake slips through the editing process and makes it into a published … Continue reading

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