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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2015!

Are you ready to make a fresh, fun, fast, and fabulous quilt? The August/September 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts has 13 easy, original quilt patterns to inspire your next project. And it’s arriving in subscriber mailboxes and on newsstands … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Flying Colors Baby Quilt

Modern babies and their modern Moms will all love this cool free baby quilt pattern! Bright fabrics against a white background will capture baby’s attention, and the rainbow of colors ensures this cheery quilt will coordinate with nearly any nursery … Continue reading

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Hexie Flowers: A Visit with Amanda Murphy

Welcome guest blogger, quilting teacher, author, and quilt and fabric designer Amanda Murphy! Amanda’s innovative lap quilt, Hexie Flowers, is patterned in the new July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on, and don’t miss the pattern giveaway at the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Fast Flying Geese with a Special Ruler

There are special quilting rulers available for nearly every type of cutting or construction task a quilter might face. In fact, you may have several (or many!) of these specialty rulers in your sewing space right now. They can make … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Misty Pines Quilt Along!

Traditional quilts versus art quilts. It seems like such an either/or. But somewhere in between lies the world of artistic traditional quilts, and in that world you’ll find Misty Pines, our newest Quilt Along project. Straightforward piecing and fabulous Northcott … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Nutmeg and Cinnamon Queen Size

When you look at a doormat, do you see a quilt pattern? Janice Averill did and the result was her design for Nutmeg & Cinnamon, patterned in the July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. The original quilt is a nice … Continue reading

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Rose Medallion: A Visit with Stacey Day

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Stacey Day of Stacey In Stitches! Stacey’s wall quilt, Rose Medallion, is on the cover of the new July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Hello everyone! My name is Stacey Day (@StaceyinStitches), and I … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How To Make Yo-Yos

Fabric yo-yos are fast and fun to make, and they have many applications in quilt making. Whether you’re using them as appliqués, embellishments, or to make entire quilt tops, yo-yo making is a great skill to have in your repertoire. … Continue reading

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Nutmeg and Cinnamon: A Visit with Janice Averill

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer Janice Averill! Janice’s “jelly roll” quilt, Nutmeg & Cinnamon, is patterned in the new July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Read on, and don’t miss the fabric giveaway at the bottom of the page! … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Ruby Sparkler King Size

Not everyone would look at a 24″ square mini quilt with cute 6″ blocks and think, “Hey, that would make a great king size quilt!” But one of the McCall’s Quilting editors did just that when we first saw Gerri … Continue reading

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