Author Archives: McCalls Staff

Workshop Wednesday: Easy Quilt Design Software

Designing quilts is something many quilters would just as soon leave to the professionals, particularly when it comes to complex designs. Not only do the pros have a good eye for what looks good on paper or a computer screen, … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Auditioning fabrics and Log Cabin Quilts

Hello! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re sliding into shorter days and cooler temperatures—perfect quilting weather! Here’s what a few of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on: From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa: Over the weekend … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Silhouette Stars

I Love this Quilt! Giving a published McCall’s Quilting pattern a different spin Erin Russek, Associate Editor I love finding ways to use fat quarter bundles to make quilts. I think that’s because I am looking for a way to … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Tips for Sewing Strips

Hi! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! It was a rainy weekend in Colorado—perfect weather for staying in and doing some sewing. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: I … Continue reading

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Quilting Legend Yoko Saito Traveling to Houston

Expert quiltmaking skills along with the ability to combine the subtle taupe textures and prints into breathtaking quilts are what makes Japanese quilt artist Yoko Saito a legend in the quilt world. I have admired her work for years and … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

Hi! It’s Carolyn Beam, Content Director for McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines. Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. Most of the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were busy participating in Moda’s National Jelly Roll Sewalong, but a few also found … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting Nov/Dec ‘17

Celebrate the Holidays with 14 Festive Projects The spirit of the holiday season is joyful and contagious! In this issue we have all the projects you’ll need to fill your gift-giving list with handmade treasures, from mini to bed size, … Continue reading

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Staff Jelly Roll Challenge – How We Rolled!

We all had fun this past Saturday for Moda’s National Jelly Roll Day. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker worked on: Carolyn Beam I looked through books on using pre-cut strips in quilts, but I kept coming … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Easy Pieced Quilt Backing

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Hello, welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re so glad you stopped by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker worked on over the weekend. We’re also sharing tips, techniques and any … Continue reading

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Binding My Accidental PIG

Sometimes, I finish PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) accidentally. I have so many PIGS. I’m trying to finish one each month and as I finish, I tell you about them in hopes that you’ll find something helpful in my process. … Continue reading

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