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Quilting While You Glamp

The Season’s Not Over. Grab your machine, fabric & pattern. Go GLAMPING! We’ve heard about a lot of quilters who don’t let a camping vacation stop them from quilting. They take it along! Deb McDonald, McCall’s Quilting Administrative Editor, is … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: All Kinds of Quilt Samplers

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Welcome to Tuesday! Everyone is busy around the office, ready to ramp up for fall: the end of summer vacations, finishing up outdoor projects and getting kids ready for school. Our editors worked on a couple … Continue reading

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Sincerest Condolences: Fond Memories of a Quilter’s Companion

Sincerest Condolences: Fond Memories of a Quilter’s Companion shared by: Tricia Patterson Managing Editor, McCall’s Quilting, Quick Quilts and Quiltmaker We received a response to one of  one of our feature McQ&A questions from Barbara Harris of Magnolia, Texas. It … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 5

“I Love This Quilt.” Twinkling Star, McCall’s Quilting January/February 2016 I am so excited! My quilt is finally bed-ready. What a glorious feeling, to have put months of effort into a quilting project and see the last stitch go in. … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Pattern, Part 4

“I Love This Quilt.”  Part 4: Making a Large Quilt Requires BIG Project Management We have a phrase that we use around the McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker office, “We’re getting ready to get ready to get ready.” We most often … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 3

“I Love This Quilt.” Part 3: Replacing Folded-Edge Binding with Prairie Points Welcome to Part 3 of McCall’s Quilting, January/February I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star! I’m getting closer to finishing my reproduction of this vintage quilt pattern, originally presented … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 2

“I Love This Quilt.” Twinkling Star, McCall’s Quilting January/February 2016 A professor I had for one of my instructional design courses once told me, “You aren’t going to reinvent the wheel. It’s been done. Freewheeling is OK.” He was referring … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern

“I Love This Quilt.” This sentence is so full of meaning, when you really think about it. When quilters, or non-quilters, say these words about a quilt it expresses so many things. It can be something you appreciate about the … Continue reading

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