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Take The Sewing In America Survey And WIN!

The 2016 Sewing in America survey is under way now through May 20, and I’m personally inviting you to participate. Because if you’re quilting, you’re sewing! And because I know how much our community members like free patterns and contests … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2016!

Fresh summer quilt patterns fill the pages of the new June/July 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts. When you browse these inspiring designs, you can almost smell line-dried laundry and sweet summer flowers! With several beach-themed quilts, one crowd-pleasing patriotic … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery – You Can Do It!

Research tells us that roughly 40% of quilters have an embroidery-capable sewing machine, but they don’t use the embroidery features very often. Why is that? I have a few theories based on my interactions with quilters over the years. Some … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s Tour of Ireland with Agnes Warren!

Meet Agnes Warren, a quilter, knitter, crocheter, and artist, with a yarn, paint, and fabric stash that has almost taken over her home in Ireland. She is also a travel escort with Craftours, the company that arranges McCall’s Quilting travel … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s Tour of India with Pam Holland!

We’ve gone on many McCall’s Quilting travel adventures over the years, but none more exotic and exciting than the one we have planned with host Pam Holland for September 21-October 2, 2016. Pam is a very experienced traveler, and has … Continue reading

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Crafters’ Blog Hop: Free Quilt Pattern PLUS Prizes!

On this last day of March, we’re celebrating the final day of #NationalCraftMonth as well as the last stop on the F+W Crafters’ Blog Hop. We’ve even got a fun prize giveaway at the bottom of this page. Saving the … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting May/June 2016!

It’s all about COLORFUL quilts in the new May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine! Whether you love brights against a light or dark background…a traditional vintage-look color palette…patriotic red, white, and blue…deep, rich tones with sophisticated flair…or even unusual … Continue reading

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Meet Associate Editor Tricia Patterson!

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new editor to our quilting magazine team! Tricia Patterson started her work with McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines, among others, about a week ago, and we had a chance … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! A Sparkling Sampler

Erin’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, A Sparkling Sampler by Lynn Lister, appears in the May/June 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download A Sparkling Sampler free twin/lap quilt pattern here, and read on about Erin’s fresh version … Continue reading

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Crafters’ Blog Hop: Quilts and SEW Much More!

Many quilters have the same guilty (as opposed to quilty) little secret. Although they may be loyal members of their guilds, and shop for fabric regularly at their LQS or online, and decorate their homes and those of their loved … Continue reading

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