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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Ghoulies & Ghosties Halloweeen Quilt

The Ghoulies & Ghosties Halloween Quilt is the perfect project to get a jump-start on autumn quilting. This delightful, cozy lap quilt pattern is a great project to make-ahead for Halloweeen…and it’s frightfully easy! We hope you enjoy this free … Continue reading

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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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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Handsome Stars Backing Quilt

Have you ever made a quilted backing for your quilt? What a fun way to feature any of your favorite block! If you’re a fan of log cabin blocks, read on… In the September/October 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting we ran … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Winter Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for joining us! It seems like Winter was on the minds of a few editors this past weekend! I think the hot summer weather is making us think of cooler weather. Read on to see … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Warm Fuzzies

Planning ahead for Christmas gift quilts? Don’t forget that adding plush fabrics to simple piecing can make for a textured-treat quilt for your favorite kid. This snuggle-friendly lap size quilt may be just what you’re looking for! Originally featured as … 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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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Winter Galaxy Lap Quilt Pattern

It may be summer now, but winter isn’t *too many turns of the calendar away…as the year begins to wind down and we watch winter settle in, seize the freeze, slash your stash, and make a wintry lap quilt! This … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting Sept/Oct ‘17

Stars are the focus for McCall’s Quilting Sept/Oct ‘17 issue and we have a stunning variety of traditional and modern designs to share with you. Learn how to applique with felted wool while making Jo Moury’s elegant design Fall Stars. … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Snowflake Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: Hi! I’m working on a new blog series for Quiltmaker—be sure to … Continue reading

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PIGS: Focus, focus, focus – Observations about Finishing PIGS

PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks. Most of us have them. You may call them UFOs (Unfinished Objects) or WIPs (Works in Progress) but chances are good that you have a few or maybe more than a few stuffed in … Continue reading

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