Category Archives: Quilting Community

Minneapolis Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO: Top Things to Do!

Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO is heading to the DoubleTree Bloomington in Minneapolis, MN, Nov. 10, 11 and 12, 2016 for three jam-packed days of quilting and sewing fun. There’s an endless number of things at the EXPO to see, create and … 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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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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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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Suggested Quilt Sizes for All Bed Types

There are many variables to consider when selecting the size quilt pattern to use for a particular bed, or when designing your own quilt pattern. What size is the mattress? How deep is it? Do you want the quilt to … Continue reading

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Hot Off The Press: The Best Of McCall’s Quilting – Summer 2016!

What if you could gather up the best of the best quilt patterns for all seasons…for your home…for stitching from your stash…and just for kids and have them all in one big, beautiful magazine for your quilting library? We’ve done … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons We LOVE Quilt Kits

Right off the top, let me say that McCall’s Quilting and our partner companies sell quilt kits. Bed quilt kits, baby quilt kits, precut quilt kits, beginner quilt kits, lap quilt kits, and more. We’re very proud of them, for … Continue reading

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Local Quilting Shows Are AWESOME!

If you’re looking for a big dose of creative inspiration this summer, check out a local quilting show. My local quilting group, the York (PA) Quilters’ Guild, hosted their biannual show last weekend, and I got such a boost to … Continue reading

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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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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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