Category Archives: 2-More from McCall’s Quilting

Ding Batt

Do you remember “All in the Family,” the television show from the 1970s? One of the main characters, Archie Bunker, often called his wife a dingbat. The expression remains in my vocabulary and, in fact, became the name of my … Continue reading

Posted in Lori Baker, Quilting Inspiration, Staff Quilts | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

I Still Love This Quilt: It’s Finished!

You guys, I finished it! I finally finished my version of Kinabalu! If you’ve followed along with me making this quilt, you may remember that I started it way back when. If not, read about the process here. I changed … Continue reading

Posted in Gigi Khalsa, Staff Quilts | Tagged | 3 Comments

Workshop Wednesday: Kids’ Quilts

I don’t know about you, but I love to make quilts for kids. One reason is that they’re just fun; I get to use cute or silly prints and wild color combinations that adults might find odd. While I’m serious … Continue reading

Posted in Baby quilts, Gigi Khalsa, Staff Quilts, Workshop Wednesday | Tagged , | 4 Comments

PIGS: A PIG for All Seasons

With one PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May under my belt and a weekend looming, I decided to see if I could get another project well under way. I went through my PIGS on Wednesday and decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Lori Baker, Staff Quilts | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

Posted in Free Quilt Patterns, Mary Kate Karr-Petras, Staff Quilts | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Design Wall Tuesday: Free Motion Quilting

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thank you for joining us to see what some of our editors from McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker are quilting this week. Get a peek at design wall inspiration, upcoming Quick Quilts and free motion settings. … Continue reading

Posted in Design Wall Tuesday, Gigi Khalsa, In Our Shop, Lori Baker, Mary Kate Karr-Petras, Quilting Inspiration, Staff Quilts | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Design Wall Tuesday, Erin Russek, Lori Baker, Quilting Inspiration, Support Our Troops! | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Gigi Khalsa, Staff Quilts, Workshop Wednesday | Leave a comment

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

Posted in In Our Shop, Quilt Along, Quilting Inspiration | Tagged , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Free Quilt Patterns, McCall's Quilting Issues, Staff Quilts, Tricia Patterson | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments