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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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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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