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Design Wall Tuesday: Flannel Quilting Fabric

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! I know I’ve been away from my sewing machine lately—it felt good to finally find some time to sew. How about you? Have you been working on any quilty projects? Read more to see what the … Continue reading

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Ding Batt

Do you remember “All in the Family,” the television show from the 1970s? One of the main characters, Archie Bunker, often called his wife a dingbat. The expression remains in my vocabulary and, in fact, became the name of my … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Homeland Mini

Homeland, designed by Candy Hargrove, is a scrappy, stylized American flag  designed to commemorate a lifetime of service. The project was featured in the  McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. A mini version of this design is available for you to … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Kids’ Quilts

I don’t know about you, but I love to make quilts for kids. One reason is that they’re just fun; I get to use cute or silly prints and wild color combinations that adults might find odd. While I’m serious … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Quilt Block Pillows

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! From silk to hand-dyed fabrics and more, our editors have been busy. It’s always fun to try something new or different.

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I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Geese in My Kitchen

Don’t you just love Geese in My Kitchen, featured in “I Love This Quilt” column in  McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017? It’s available for you to download and print instantly as this week’s Friday Free Quilt pattern! Click here to find … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Free Motion Machine Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! A couple of our editors have been busy either machine quilting or getting ready to machine quilt. Check out what Lori and Mary Kate have been working on.

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Design Wall Tuesday: Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thank you for joining us to see what some of our editors from McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker are quilting this week. Get a peek at design wall inspiration, upcoming Quick Quilts and free motion settings. … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Machine Embroidery

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what some of our editors from Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting have been working on. From Administrative Editor, Deb McDonald: This weekend I decided to do a bit of quick and … Continue reading

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