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Alphabet Quilt Blocks — Design Your Own Quilt with a Personalized Message!

When the staff at McCall’s Quick Quilts saw Kathryn Simel’s Best Day Ever quilt, we all fell in love with the infinite possibilities of letter quilt block designs. It wasn’t too long before we were all thinking of ways to put … Continue reading

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Letter Blocks Are Wonderful – Even at Half-Size

Have you had a chance to check out the new December/January 2017 issue of Quick Quilts? If you haven’t, it’s available at Quilt & Sew Shop in digital or physical format. What a festive cover! The reason I’m asking if … Continue reading

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“A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path” Blog Tour

Welcome to Day 3 of the blog tour for John Kubiniec’s book A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path from C&T! John has been a regular contributor to McCall’s for the past few years and we’re happy to help him celebrate the release … Continue reading

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20 Halloween Quilt Patterns

Halloween is just around the corner! If you’re looking for some fun seasonal quilt patterns, McCall’s Quilting has you covered. We gathered together 20 of our all-time favorite Halloween-friendly projects in one place for you on our website — there … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016!

Hot off the press - it’s the McCall’s Quilting November/December 2016 issue! This is a fun one as we step into the chillier seasons and get ready for the holidays. It’s a busy time for quilters and, with outstanding quilt patterns and projects to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Kinabalu

Do you love this quilt too? Jinny Beyer’s design uses value, color and print in such an interesting way to make a unique quilt full of movement. I was curious to see how I could interpret this pattern in my … Continue reading

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Irish Quilt Patterns – FREE!

Every quilt has a story, and the Tales of Ireland free Irish quilt pattern has a saga that’s very special to us here at McCall’s Quilting. When Laura Stone Roberts, one of our editors, discovered she would be going along … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts October/November 2016!

The October/November 2016 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts makes creating a custom quilt even easier than ever before! The 13 fast quilt patterns inside this magazine are designed with a need for speed in mind, many featuring precut fabric packs … Continue reading

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Quilt The Blues Quilt Challenge – It’s ON!

Whether it’s quilting shows, contests, exhibits, or challenges, entering a quilt for judging and public display is a rite of passage for many quilters. It takes a bit of confidence and usually more than a bit of determination. But for … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: McCall’s Quilting September/October 2016!

When summer winds down and the kids go back to school and that first autumn nip is in the air, you know what you’re going to want to do? QUILT! That’s right, fall is quilting season and the new September/October … Continue reading

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