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Design Wall Tuesday: Machine Embroidery

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by to see what some of our editors from Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting have been working on. From Administrative Editor, Deb McDonald: This weekend I decided to do a bit of quick and … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Free-motion Quilting

Before I tried free-motion quilting for myself, I had the impression that it took skills and supplies that I did not have, and the thought of even starting was pretty daunting. My first attempts were made in 2013, and the … 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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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Pattern, Part 4

“I Love This Quilt.”  Part 4: Making a Large Quilt Requires BIG Project Management We have a phrase that we use around the McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker office, “We’re getting ready to get ready to get ready.” We most often … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 3

“I Love This Quilt.” Part 3: Replacing Folded-Edge Binding with Prairie Points Welcome to Part 3 of McCall’s Quilting, January/February I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star! I’m getting closer to finishing my reproduction of this vintage quilt pattern, originally presented … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 2

“I Love This Quilt.” Twinkling Star, McCall’s Quilting January/February 2016 A professor I had for one of my instructional design courses once told me, “You aren’t going to reinvent the wheel. It’s been done. Freewheeling is OK.” He was referring … 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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Block of the Month Quilts You’ll Love and More!

I am a firm believer in Block of the Month (BOM) quilts. I’d love to conduct a scientific study to see if what I believe is true – that these carefully planned and paced quilt making adventures make it to … Continue reading

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Quilter of the Week: Meet Judy Eades!

In honor of National Craft Month and National Quilting Day, both falling in March, we’ve been highlighting a McCall’s Quilting/McCall’s Quick Quilts reader each week of the month. Quilters of the Week were randomly selected from the many letters and … Continue reading

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