Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

Editor’s Favorites Make Searching Easy for You!

When you’re frustrated with searching for the perfect quilt pattern, kit, or book, where do you turn? We’d like to suggest the McCall’s Quilting Editor’s Faves website pages! Our carefully curated “super pages” group quilt patterns, blocks, kits, and more … Continue reading

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FREE Quilt Patterns Index – Your New Best Friend

Did you know that McCallsQuilting.com has loads of free quilt patterns available, many collected in the easy-to-use FREE quilt patterns index? The index page is one of the most popular of all time on our website, and we totally understand … Continue reading

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Cooking Up a Quilt: Tips for Selecting Fabrics

Every great quilt, like every great meal, requires quality ingredients combined with skill. Let’s head for the market, a.k.a. your local quilt shop, and select everything we need to make a super-yummy quilt: Entrée – (n) the main dish of … Continue reading

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The ULTIMATE CHINA Quilter’s Adventure

Where will you be from June 16 to June 24, 2015? Mark your calendar now…you could be touring China with McCall’s Quilting! Have you always dreamed of visiting China, seeing the sights, experiencing the culture? This is your chance – … Continue reading

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Save the Dates! Quilting LIVE Comes to Atlanta

September 11, 12, and 13 will find many of your favorite quilting magazines, including McCall’s Quilting, participating in a brand-new event, Quilting LIVE! With loads of classes taught by nationally-known teachers, gorgeous special quilt exhibits, make-it-take-it technique sessions, informative quilt … Continue reading

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Wedding Colors Spark A Quilting Project 2

Wedding Placemat 1 Wedding Placemat 2 Wedding Placemat 3 Wedding Placemat 4 Wedding Placemat 5 Wedding Placemat 6/final Placemat number two has the dark plum color out on the edges, framing the inside interest. This one has quite a bit … Continue reading

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New Fabric!!

I just got a package from one of my favorite online quilt stores and I’m doing the happy dance! Don’t you love, love, love new fabric?! I sure do. Most of the time when I’m buying fabric, I’m with a … Continue reading

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Simply Wonderful Spring Market!

Wow! Sherri and I just got back from Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. It was fabulous! Here’s a photo of our new book, Red, White, and Sometimes Blue from Martingale. Wasn’t it displayed beautifully? It’s full of … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 3

Sherri and I just love Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines and we’re delighted that we’ve each gotten to design a block for each one. Here’s my design for volume 3 and I’m so pleased with how it came out. I love … Continue reading

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We’ll All Miss Judy Hopkins

I just found out today that Judy Hopkins passed away on March 9th. Judy Hopkins wrote many of the books that I’ve loved in my journey as a quilter… Rotary Riot, Around the Block, 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts… they’ve all … Continue reading

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