Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

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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How To Finish A Quilt

Quilt making is often a marathon activity. Sure, you may run the occasional sprint like a jelly roll race quilt or a small wall hanging. But in many cases, the process of making a quilt is much more like a … 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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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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A Quilter’s Tour of Ireland with Agnes Warren!

Meet Agnes Warren, a quilter, knitter, crocheter, and artist, with a yarn, paint, and fabric stash that has almost taken over her home in Ireland. She is also a travel escort with Craftours, the company that arranges McCall’s Quilting travel … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s Tour of India with Pam Holland!

We’ve gone on many McCall’s Quilting travel adventures over the years, but none more exotic and exciting than the one we have planned with host Pam Holland for September 21-October 2, 2016. Pam is a very experienced traveler, and has … Continue reading

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House (Quilts) Beautiful

See that house quilt in the background of my photo? It’s what I consider to be the overall best quilt I’ve made so far, The House That Kaffe Built. It first appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of McCall’s Quilting, … Continue reading

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