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Blown Away: A Visit with Marcia Harmening

Welcome quilt designer, author, and first-time contributor to McCall’s Quilting Marcia Harmening of Happy Stash Quilts! Marcia’s lap quilt, Blown Away, is patterned in the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine. Read on and don’t miss the book giveaway … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Monday: Yummy Chocolate, Wool and More!

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday!  The editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had another busy week in their home sewing spaces. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on right now: Editor Erin … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Pattern: Blue Moon

Quilters love free queen size quilt patterns, and there’s so much to love about this week’s Friday FREEbie, Blue Moon! It’s a scrap quilt, perfect for using up a lot of stash fabrics. The pattern is full of beautiful stars, … Continue reading

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Windfarm: A Visit with Bev Getschel

Bev Getschel is a self-described “quilter, not writer.” Over the past 10 years, she has had well over 160 featured patterns in major quilt magazines. She also did a book with Annie’s called Classic Quilts With an Upscale Twist in … Continue reading

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Suggested Quilt Sizes for All Bed Types

There are many variables to consider when selecting the size quilt pattern to use for a particular bed, or when designing your own quilt pattern. What size is the mattress? How deep is it? Do you want the quilt to … Continue reading

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Quilt Design Wall Tuesday: Something Old, Something New…

Welcome back to Design Wall Monday Tuesday! With an extra day this past weekend, some of the editors who make McCall’s Quilting, Quilters Newsletter, and Quiltmaker magazines had extra time for quilting. Here’s what a few of our team members are … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Pattern: News Flash Lap Size Quilt

There are scrap quilt patterns, and then there are controlled-scrappy quilt patterns. This week’s Friday FREEbie falls into the latter category. The original News Flash quilt, a queen size beauty designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith, combined groups of … Continue reading

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Criss Crossing: A Visit with Jen Shaffer

Welcome guest blogger, quilt designer, and first-time contributor to McCall’s Quick Quilts Jen Shaffer of Patterns by Jen! Jen’s queen size quilt, Criss Crossing, is patterned in the August/September 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine. Read on and don’t miss the pillow … Continue reading

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Nine-Patch Quilt Patterns – FREE!

The nine-patch is kind of like the pasta of the quilting world – fast and simple to make, everyone loves it, and it goes with so many other things that its versatility is unlimited! This basic patchwork unit is often … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2016!

If “fun” is one of the main reasons you quilt, you won’t want to miss the August/September 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! The 12 fast, fabulous quilt patterns in this magazine are super fun designs that will make your … Continue reading

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