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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2015!

The 16 fresh-as-spring quilt patterns in the March/April 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine are ready and waiting for you! Grab your favorite beverage, put up those feet, and let’s dive right in… Traditional quilters will recognize the classic Cross … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Make Continuous Bias

Bias-cut fabric strips are super useful in quilt making. Curving vines in appliqué quilt patterns wouldn’t exist without them. And bias-cut quilt binding strips are a must for quilts with curved edges, like scallops, and a cute plus for certain … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! A Banner Day

Hi, I’m Deb McDonald, Administrative Editor for McCall’s Quilting. I am excited to share my thoughts and ideas on my choice, A Banner Day, for the I Love This Quilt! feature in the March/April 2015 issue of the magazine. Just … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Twisted Craze Wall Quilt

Wall quilt patterns are favorites among our readers. Quilters enjoy a smaller project, one that can brighten a room without a huge time investment. This week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern certainly fills that bill…here is Twisted Craze by McCall’s Quilting … Continue reading

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Customizing Baby Quilt Patterns

Baby quilts are so very special. In the McCall’s Quilting office, we sometimes refer to baby quilt patterns as the gateway drug…a baby quilt is often the very first quilt someone attempts, and it also often leads to many more, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Lining Light Applique Shapes to Avoid Show-Through

When fusing light-value appliqué shapes to darker shapes beneath, sometimes the darker fabric will show through, detracting from the appearance of the appliqué. In the Cake & Ice Cream quilted banner pattern published in the June/July 2012 issue of McCall’s … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Splendor in the Scraps

Scrap quilts are the best quilts, in my humble opinion. Although quilts made with manufacturer fabric collections can be beautiful, nothing tells a story like a scrap quilt, and each one is totally unique. So I’m always on the look-out … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Layering and Basting a Quilt

One of the most popular of the McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) quilting video series is our Quilting 101 group. These are quilting videos demonstrating basic quilt making techniques for beginners who want to learn how to make a quilt, or … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Warm Breeze Queen Size Quilt

Beautiful warm colors and an easy, fast quilt pattern…that’s what my winter-weary heart is longing for this week. My part of the world is in the deep freeze, and queen size quilt patterns are on my mind. Wouldn’t it be … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Modern Quilt As You Go Technique

Tips, techniques, tutorials, tools, trends…Tuesday seems a good day to focus on the basics of how to quilt, if only for alliterative reasons! This week’s featured Tuesday Tutorial is Jera Brandvig‘s modern spin on the quilt-as-you-go technique. Jera’s throw pillow … Continue reading

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