Category Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Workshop Wednesday: Cutting the (Layer) Cake

Precuts can be problematic. The very things that entice us into buying them—They’re so cute and coordinated and easy to buy!—end up being the same things that can keep us from wanting to actually use them—But if I break open … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Charm Quilt Patterns

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Even though we’re still in summer, the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have found some time to spend in their sewing studios. Read more to see what they’ve been up to: From Content Director, Carolyn … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Geese in My Kitchen, Part 2

Hi everyone! I finished piecing my “I Love This Quilt!” remake of Geese in My Kitchen and I want to share it with you, along with a couple of tips in case you want to make your own version. When … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Wool Felt Applique

I don’t know what the temperature is where you live right now, but here in the Denver area school is back in session, which makes it official: Autumn Is Coming. And with autumn comes the return of Quilting Weather. Shorter, … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Fast Triangle-Squares

Knowing different approaches to making triangle-squares (also called half-square triangle units) is one way to take you from being a beginning quilter to an intermediate one. Having a variety of techniques in your quilter’s toolbox allows you to look at … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Quilting with a Walking Foot

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to in our sewing rooms. We’ve been busy! From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: As I was organizing my sewing … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Selecting Fabric for Scrap Quilts

In a recent Workshop Wednesday post, I wrote about the basics of selecting fabric for a quilt. This week, let’s take things up a notch and talk about selecting the right fabrics specifically for a scrap quilt. I can hear … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt

The opportunity to play with fabric is what attracts many of us to quilting in the first place, but actually selecting fabric to use in our first (or 21st) quilt can be daunting and make us doubt our own preferences … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Patriotic Pattern

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Finding time to sew during the summer can be a challenge, but several of us found some sewing time—whether at home or on a weekend trip. Read on to see what the staff of McCall’s Quilting … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Beachy Quilt Projects for Summer Fun

I just got back from a weeklong beach vacation in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and I am tanned, rested and ready! Well, “tanned” may not be entirely accurate; “sunburnt in some spots, more freckled in others” is more like it. … Continue reading

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