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About Very Merry, a Guest Blog from Diane Harris

Diane Harris designed the Very Merry pattern for the latest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, October/November 2017. Diane is a past editor of Quiltmaker, recently launching her own company, Stash Bandit. Go to stashbandit.net to see more of what’s happening … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Ghoulies & Ghosties Halloweeen Quilt

The Ghoulies & Ghosties Halloween Quilt is the perfect project to get a jump-start on autumn quilting. This delightful, cozy lap quilt pattern is a great project to make-ahead for Halloweeen…and it’s frightfully easy! We hope you enjoy this free … 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 – 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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Design Wall Tuesday – Patriotic Pattern

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Finding time to sew during the summer can be a challenge, but several of us found some sewing time—whether at home or on a weekend trip. Read on to see what the staff of McCall’s Quilting … 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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PIGS – A List of What-Not-to-Dos

As I write this, I’m absolutely delighted. By the time you read this blog, it will be July but I’m writing it in June. With the holiday and a family vacation, I’m working a bit ahead. So here it is, … Continue reading

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New Toys (Tools)

Bake, my husband, is a gem. He’s been a blue-collar worker most of his life and still does a lot of handyman tasks around our house. Because he knows the value of tools from his work, he knows the value … Continue reading

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Fixing a Mistake

Finally, finally, I’ve finished this queen-size quilt. It was supposed to be my second PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) finish for May but I just didn’t make it. I’ll tell you a little about it. You can read about the … Continue reading

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No More UFOs with Block of the Month Quilts!

There’s something about block of the month quilts that’s just so appealing. Maybe it’s that box of new materials that comes in the mail each month that’s exhilarating. Fresh fabric certainly is addicting. Plus, shorter stints at the sewing machine for each … Continue reading

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