Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

Quilting While You Glamp

The Season’s Not Over. Grab your machine, fabric & pattern. Go GLAMPING! We’ve heard about a lot of quilters who don’t let a camping vacation stop them from quilting. They take it along! Deb McDonald, McCall’s Quilting Administrative Editor, is … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Winter Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for joining us! It seems like Winter was on the minds of a few editors this past weekend! I think the hot summer weather is making us think of cooler weather. Read on to see … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Quilting with a Walking Foot

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to in our sewing rooms. We’ve been busy! From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: As I was organizing my sewing … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Snowflake Quilts

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: Hi! I’m working on a new blog series for Quiltmaker—be sure to … Continue reading

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PIGS: Focus, focus, focus – Observations about Finishing PIGS

PIGS = Projects in Grocery Sacks. Most of us have them. You may call them UFOs (Unfinished Objects) or WIPs (Works in Progress) but chances are good that you have a few or maybe more than a few stuffed in … Continue reading

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Catherine Redford’s Machine Quilting Guide

When a really good book comes along offering excellent instruction on how to quilt your quilts, we want you to know about it. Modern Machine Quilting by Catherine Redford is one of those books—we give this one 5 stars! Not only is … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Santa Fe Sunrise

Have you looked through the new McCall’s Sept/Oct 2017 issue yet? On the last page, I talk a little bit about how I love the quilt Santa Fe Sunrise, deigned by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith. I think this pattern … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Taming the Scraps

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Hi! Welcome back. We’re excited to share what we’ve been working on lately. Several of the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were away on vacation, but we still have some weekend projects to share with … Continue reading

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Can I Read a New Book and Work on PIGS?

I have admitted before that I am easily sidetracked from my goal of completing one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) every month. This month is no exception. I finished a bed-size quilt the end of June and then … Continue reading

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10 Fixes for Problematic PIGS (or, How to Finish a Quilt)

I’d love to tell you I never make mistakes when I’m making a quilt but that wouldn’t be true. Sometimes PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) are unfinished because there is a problem with the project. There is not enough contrast, … Continue reading

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