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Corralling the PIGS – Unfinished Quilt Patterns and Projects – Part 2

Maybe I make it too hard, but I always think that part of corralling my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks), also known as quilt UFOs, is figuring out the whys and whats. Why do I have so many? What happened … 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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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting January/February 2017!

Are you ready to start planning your post-holiday quilting season? The January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine is here and ready to help! That cover is sure to lift your spirits. Our “cover girl” quilt is Winter Sunset by … 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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Kansas Troubles Quilt Block – Cool Construction Trick

The Block Builders Workshop page in the January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine has the coolest pattern for the classic Kansas Troubles quilt block that I’ve ever seen! This classic block has quite a bit of piecing, and in traditional … 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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Minneapolis Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO: Top Things to Do!

Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO is heading to the DoubleTree Bloomington in Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, 2016 for three jam-packed days of quilting and sewing fun. There’s an endless number of things at the EXPO to see, create and … Continue reading

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Alphabet Quilt Blocks — Design Your Own Quilt with a Personalized Message!

When the staff at McCall’s Quick Quilts saw Kathryn Simel’s Best Day Ever quilt, we all fell in love with the infinite possibilities of letter quilt block designs. It wasn’t too long before we were all thinking of ways to put … Continue reading

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Letter Blocks Are Wonderful – Even at Half-Size

Have you had a chance to check out the new December/January 2017 issue of Quick Quilts? If you haven’t, it’s available at Quilt & Sew Shop in digital or physical format. What a festive cover! The reason I’m asking if … Continue reading

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“A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path” Blog Tour

Welcome to Day 3 of the blog tour for John Kubiniec’s book A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path from C&T! John has been a regular contributor to McCall’s for the past few years and we’re happy to help him celebrate the release … Continue reading

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