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Adventure #1 with the Q’nique Longarm Quilting Machine

We recently got a new Grace Q’nique 14+ longarm quilting machine and frame here at work. As things happen, the day we were to get lessons from Nathan with Grace, the weather didn’t cooperate. It was a nasty, snowy day. … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Twinkling Star Quilt Pattern, Part 2

“I Love This Quilt.” Twinkling Star, McCall’s Quilting January/February 2016 A professor I had for one of my instructional design courses once told me, “You aren’t going to reinvent the wheel. It’s been done. Freewheeling is OK.” He was referring … Continue reading

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Bow Tie Wreath: A Visit with Abigail Dolinger

Welcome guest blogger and quilt designer, Abigail Dolinger. Aby’s new quilt pattern, Bow Tie Wreath, uses large quilt blocks and quick piecing techniques for the 9-Patch units in the quilt blocks. It’s a lovely design that comes together quickly! You’ll find … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Kinabalu

Do you love this quilt too? Jinny Beyer’s design uses value, color and print in such an interesting way to make a unique quilt full of movement. I was curious to see how I could interpret this pattern in my … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Glorieta Quilt Along!

When McCall’s Quilting magazine readers first saw the Glorieta quilt designed by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith of Homestead Hearth (left), it was love at first sight. This beautiful queen/king medallion design, originally published as a series quilt pattern in … Continue reading

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Seasons Change

Fellow quilters, it is with very mixed feelings that I tell you that today is my final day of employment with McCall’s Quilting and its parent company F+W. My 12+ years with McCall’s have been some of the best of … Continue reading

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Quilting, Castles, and Gardens of Ireland – Let’s Go!

Do you dream of Ireland? The infinite shades of green in the landscape, the warm welcome of the people, the rich cultural heritage, and best of all…the quilting inspiration! If so, we’d like to invite you to make 2016 the … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt! Nuts and Bolts – Part Two

Gigi’s pick for the I Love This Quilt! page, Nuts & Bolts by Sandy Klop, appears in the January/February 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Download the Nuts & Bolts free lap quilt pattern here. Read Part One of Gigi’s Nuts … Continue reading

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Top 18 FREE Quilt Patterns, Block Patterns, and Tutorials of 2015

We add many, many free quilt patterns, quilt block patterns, and quilting tutorials to our website every year. It’s what we do and it’s what we love! Looking back over 2015, I thought it would be nice to have the … Continue reading

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