Category Archives: McCall’s Quilting Issues

New issue on sale now!

Take a spring fling with our 18 posh patterns! The McCall’s Quilting editors continue the series quilt, America the Beautiful. Check out our great new skills, to include: sew a clever curving border, play with color with our design wall … Continue reading

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Bring your mom to photoshoot day

You may have noticed a lovely model for the pattern “A Gift for Mom” in our March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting (page 85). Well, this lovely lady is actually my mom. She was our guest model and was very cooperative. … Continue reading

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Tiny House Mania Continues

My miniature house quilt is coming along well, mostly because these little blocks are so addicting I don’t want to do anything but work on them! I finished the last of my foundations yesterday. Now I just have to trim … Continue reading

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Quilter Tested

You may not be aware of this, but many of the patterns we publish are quilter-tested by the editor assigned to write the instructions. Any time a project has an unusual technique, tricky construction, or other issue that might be … Continue reading

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Tiny House Block

This weekend I was working on a miniature version of a house block I used in a quilt for the June issue of McCall’s Quilting. How cute is this block?!? Finished size is just 2 1/8″ square. The pattern to … Continue reading

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Start our new series quilt.

See the first part in our 6-part series to make this patriotic charmer, America the Beautiful. In addition, you’ll find lots more patterns, an adopt an orphan block article and ideas for planning a block exchange!

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Got Scraps? Get Sewing!

Our latest special issue, Americal Loves Scrap Quilts Winter 2010/2011 is now available. You’ll find 20 stash quilts, 8 easy weekend patterns and a fabulous applique sampler. Just click on the cover above and get one for yourself, or get … Continue reading

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It’s a Mystery

Wow – we have had some amazing submissions to our Mystery Quilt Blocks gallery.  I just wanted to share some from Sharon English of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. Sharon was one of our lucky travelers on the McCall’s Quilting Adventures … Continue reading

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Winter Holidays… in August??

Hello all! It was a strange day last week when the staff of McCall’s quilting gathered in our heavy coats and scarves, draped ourselves in winter quilts and stomped out in the 85 degree sunshine to get our winter holiday … Continue reading

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Here, Kitty-Kitty . . .

Do you love cats?!  There’s a special commraderie among cat lovers that I did not fully understand, until I had one of my own. In our September/October 2009 issue, you’ll find one of the coolest cat quilt designs you’ve ever … Continue reading

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