Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

Quilt The Blues Challenge Winners Revealed!

When the Quilt the Blues challenge was announced in the summer of 2016 (see our blog post here), we had no idea what kinds of quilts people would come up with using the packs of preselected blue fabrics. Entrants were … Continue reading

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The Best Block Of The Month Quilts Of 2017

We love Block of the Month quilts (BOMs)! With the start of a new year, it’s time to think about starting a new BOM. These carefully planned and paced quilt-making adventures are a great way to fit in a longer-term project … Continue reading

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Corralling the PIGS – Unfinished Quilt Patterns and Projects – Part 2

Maybe I make it too hard, but I always think that part of corralling my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks), also known as quilt UFOs, is figuring out the whys and whats. Why do I have so many? What happened … Continue reading

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Kansas Troubles Quilt Block – Cool Construction Trick

The Block Builders Workshop page in the January/February 2017 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine has the coolest pattern for the classic Kansas Troubles quilt block that I’ve ever seen! This classic block has quite a bit of piecing, and in traditional … 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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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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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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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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