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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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Workshop Wednesday: Quilting with a Serger

Have you ever used a serger to make a quilt? Did you even know it’s possible to use a serger for quilting? If not, you’re certainly not alone. Most quilters don’t think of sergers as being applicable to quilting techniques … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting and Binding PIGS Finish #4 for 2017

In last week’s blog, I told you about this pretty little PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks) quilt. I’m working hard at finishing at least one PIG a month. I had to hurry to get this project finished while it was … Continue reading

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This Week’s PIGS Progress (aka UFOs)

I spent part of my sewing time this week working on one of my PIGS. PIGS are Projects in Grocery Sacks. Some people call them UFOs but I find the name PIGS amusing so that’s what I call them.  I … Continue reading

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