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Design Wall Tuesday – Christmas quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. I hope your weekend was productive and you found time for sewing. The weather is getting cooler and the days a little shorter. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s … Continue reading

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Cutting Circles? With a Rotary Cutter???

According to the dictionary, a circle is a closed plane curve consisting of all points at a given distance from a point within it called the center. In other words, a circle is round. I’ve tried cutting circles from fabric … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Splendor in the Scraps

A few years ago we published the Winter 2014/15 issue of America Loves Scrap Quilts. The issue is packed with 18 exclusive scrap quilt patterns, of all skill levels. From traditional to trendy, this issue is full of scrap quilt … Continue reading

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National Jelly Roll Day Celebration

Our good friends at Moda Fabrics have announced a National Sew-Along for quilters —Project: Jelly Roll and National Sew A Jelly Roll Day on Saturday, September 16th. All quilters collect fabric, and many of us collect “pre-cuts” as well. Pre-cut … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Circle Quilt Pattern

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Hi! Welcome to September. It’s hard to believe summer’s winding down and the kiddos are back in school. Are you finding more time to sew? Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were … Continue reading

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PIGS: My Appliqué Sampler

I’m sitting at my computer staring at the blank screen trying to remember what I’ve finished in the last couple of weeks in the way of PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks). There is one but it is for another blog, … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Houston

Hurricane Harvey may have come and gone (and come back again as a tropical storm), but its effects on the Gulf Coast will be felt for years to come. Like many of my colleagues in the quilt industry, I feel … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns – Fluttering Leaves Lap Quilt Pattern

Here’s a timely pattern for you – Fluttering Leaves, designed by Bonnie Spencer. If you’ve been working on any autumn projects, chances are you’ll have some scraps on hand to get a good start on this lap quilt. I wonder … Continue reading

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About Very Merry, a Guest Blog from Diane Harris

Diane Harris designed the Very Merry pattern for the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, October/November 2017. Diane is a past editor of Quiltmaker, recently launching her own company, Stash Bandit. Go to stashbandit.net to see more of what’s happening … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Halloween Quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for joining us to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: My favorite time to sew on the weekends is early in the … Continue reading

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