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10 Days of Quilting & Textiles: Korea

Quilting has a history that spans the world. A culturally diverse art form, it has been approached in a variety of ways from different peoples across the globe. For those of us that appreciate and respect quilting for its history, … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2017

What has 13 fresh, fast quilt patterns, 2 step-by-step photo tutorials of fun quilting skills, pictures of 5 fabulous reader quilts, and lots of color options, quilting details, and more? The April/May 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, of course! This … Continue reading

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Quilt The Blues Challenge Winners Revealed!

When the Quilt the Blues challenge was announced in the summer of 2016 (see our blog post here), we had no idea what kinds of quilts people would come up with using the packs of preselected blue fabrics. Entrants were … Continue reading

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The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

We love Block of the Month quilts (BOMs)! With the start of a new year, it’s time to think about starting a new BOM. These carefully planned and paced quilt-making adventures are a great way to fit in a longer-term project … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2017!

The new March/April 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting is full of changes, and we think you’ll agree they’re all good! A new larger format with more pages and more quilt patterns (at the same price), more detail photos of quilting … 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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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts February/March 2017!

Color, value, and scale – these three qualities contribute so much to the success of any quilt design. And the 12 beautiful quilts in the new February/March 2017 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts are a wonderful study in all three factors. Seldom … 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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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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