Author Archives: Kathy

Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts August/September 2014!

17 of the most fabulous, fresh quick quilt patterns of the year are on their way to subscribers and newsstands now in the August/September 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. If you’re looking for fun summer quilting projects, we’ve got … Continue reading

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Facebook 150,000 Fans Milestone: ENTER TO WIN FABRIC

Join us for a Facebook milestone celebration: when we reach 150,000 fans on the McCall’s Quilting Facebook page, we’ll give away this absolutely scrumptious 40-fat-quarter bundle of Rambling Rose by Sandy Gervais for Moda! (That’s 10 yards of fabric!) This … Continue reading

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Cooking Up a Quilt: Tips for Selecting Fabrics

Every great quilt, like every great meal, requires quality ingredients combined with skill. Let’s head for the market, a.k.a. your local quilt shop, and select everything we need to make a super-yummy quilt: Entrée – (n) the main dish of … Continue reading

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The ULTIMATE CHINA Quilter’s Adventure

Where will you be from June 16 to June 24, 2015? Mark your calendar now…you could be touring China with McCall’s Quilting! Have you always dreamed of visiting China, seeing the sights, experiencing the culture? This is your chance – … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting July/August 2014

Check out 17 trendy treats and classic updates you’ll want to make now in the July/August 2014 issue of McCall’s Quilting! Try a cool new technique for curved chevrons as you make the beautiful Chambray Blues quilt by McCall’s Quilting’s … Continue reading

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Save the Dates! Quilting LIVE Comes to Atlanta

September 11, 12, and 13 will find many of your favorite quilting magazines, including McCall’s Quilting, participating in a brand-new event, Quilting LIVE! With loads of classes taught by nationally-known teachers, gorgeous special quilt exhibits, make-it-take-it technique sessions, informative quilt … Continue reading

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Patriotic Quilts PLUS

McCall’s Quick Quilts has published many patriotic quilt patterns, and here is our newest red, white, and blue beauty:                                   All American Rose is … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Studio Sampler Quilt Along!

Now that you’ve seen the preview, we hope you’re inspired to make your own version of the Studio Sampler quilt along with your instructors, Valerie Uland and Ashley Slupe of the McCall’s Quilting staff. You can watch Lesson 1 and … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2014

Color your world bright and happy with the June/July 2014 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts! We’ve got 15 colorific quilt patterns inside, perfect for fast and easy projects. Beginning with our cheery “cover girls”, Oopsie Daisy, Hexie Hop, and Mango … Continue reading

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Sewing Is Healing – You Can Help

What quilter hasn’t thanked her (or his) lucky stars that they learned how to sew? Whether we’re sad, stressed, lonely, excited, depressed, or even happy, sewing is truly a healing, positive emotional outlet. The non-profit, all-volunteer organization Enchanted Makeovers knows … Continue reading

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