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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Grandma’s Afghan

This week’s Friday FREEbie is a lap quilt pattern inspired by a cozy knitted afghan! Lynn Lister actually created two of her Ziggity Zag quilts for the June/July 2009 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts, and we decided to feature the … Continue reading

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Traditional Quilt Binding, Modern Technique

No quilt should ever go unfinished because its maker didn’t know how to bind it or was put off by the quilt binding process. After all, if you’re ready to bind, you’re SO CLOSE to a complete project! Just one … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cross and Crown Baby Quilt

Baby quilts and baby quilt patterns have been on my mind a lot lately, probably because several of my coworkers have recently had happy additions to their families. Every quilter should have a library of cute baby quilt patterns that … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting March/April 2015!

The 16 fresh-as-spring quilt patterns in the March/April 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine are ready and waiting for you! Grab your favorite beverage, put up those feet, and let’s dive right in… Traditional quilters will recognize the classic Cross … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Make Continuous Bias

Bias-cut fabric strips are super useful in quilt making. Curving vines in appliqué quilt patterns wouldn’t exist without them. And bias-cut quilt binding strips are a must for quilts with curved edges, like scallops, and a cute plus for certain … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! A Banner Day

Hi, I’m Deb McDonald, Administrative Editor for McCall’s Quilting. I am excited to share my thoughts and ideas on my choice, A Banner Day, for the I Love This Quilt! feature in the March/April 2015 issue of the magazine. Just … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Twisted Craze Wall Quilt

Wall quilt patterns are favorites among our readers. Quilters enjoy a smaller project, one that can brighten a room without a huge time investment. This week’s Friday Free Quilt Pattern certainly fills that bill…here is Twisted Craze by McCall’s Quilting … Continue reading

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Customizing Baby Quilt Patterns

Baby quilts are so very special. In the McCall’s Quilting office, we sometimes refer to baby quilt patterns as the gateway drug…a baby quilt is often the very first quilt someone attempts, and it also often leads to many more, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Lining Light Applique Shapes to Avoid Show-Through

When fusing light-value appliqué shapes to darker shapes beneath, sometimes the darker fabric will show through, detracting from the appearance of the appliqué. In the Cake & Ice Cream quilted banner pattern published in the June/July 2012 issue of McCall’s … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Splendor in the Scraps

Scrap quilts are the best quilts, in my humble opinion. Although quilts made with manufacturer fabric collections can be beautiful, nothing tells a story like a scrap quilt, and each one is totally unique. So I’m always on the look-out … Continue reading

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