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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Pretty in Paisley Queen Size Quilt

Making a queen size quilt can be a very time-consuming effort. And it’s an effort most quilters enjoy, especially for those heritage quilts we hope to pass on from generation to generation. But what about when you simply want to … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quick Quilts June/July 2015!

April showers may be tapping against your windows, but the June/July 2015 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is on its way to subscriber mailboxes and local quilt shops right now! Get ready for super summer quilts with this fun magazine … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Tying a Quilt by Machine

Have you ever quilted a project by hand-tying the top, batting, and backing layers together with yarn, floss, or ribbon, spaced evenly across the quilt? If so, you know that quilting even a small project by hand-tying or tacking can … Continue reading

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Be Creative! Quilt Challenge Begins

Do you like a challenge? Especially a quilting challenge? If so, you’re going to love the news I have for you today. Now through November 1, 2015, McCall’s Quilting and our sister magazines Quilters Newsletter and Quiltmaker are sponsoring what … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Take a Spin Baby Quilt

Baby quilt patterns are always in demand, and this week’s Friday Freebie is a really special one. Did you know that research suggests that bright colors are more stimulating to baby’s development than the usual pastel nursery colors? Give that … Continue reading

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Moonlit Reflections: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and author Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs. Read on and don’t miss the fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. Hi! I was so happy when McCalls’s Quilting asked … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Setting Blocks On Point

We often get questions from quilters about diagonal quilt settings, or setting quilt blocks on point. What size triangles do I need for the sides and corners? In what order do I sew things together? How do I line up … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Amethyst Stars

There is something so spring-like about the color purple. Crocus, hyacinths, tulips, violets, and more are sprinkling so many shades of lavender and purple all around the landscape here in the eastern US…it’s spring at last! So let’s celebrate spring’s … Continue reading

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Candy Box: A Visit with Diane Nagle

Meet guest blogger, quilt designer, and teacher Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts. Read on and don’t miss the fabulous fabric giveaway contest at the bottom of the article. One of my favorite design techniques is to make a quilt using … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Aligning Sashing Strips

Adding sashing between quilt blocks and block rows can dramatically change the look of a quilt top. When separation and definition between blocks is your goal, sashing is a traditional, useful technique to have in your bag of tricks. There … Continue reading

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