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Cuddle Up with FREE Craft Daily Videos

Holiday prep is fun, but it has me just a little tired! Shopping, baking, cleaning, decorating, wrapping gifts, last-minute quilting tasks…it all adds up to sore feet, stretched nerves, and an aching back. I’ve been longing for an excuse to … Continue reading

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Make Fast, Fun Fabric Gifts…It’s Not Too Late!

You’ve got fabric (yes, I’m looking at you, quilters). You need holiday gifts. But it’s getting a little late to start massive quilt making for everyone on your list. Kirsty Neale to the rescue! Kirsty’s December 5 web seminar Quick … Continue reading

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See One. Do One. Teach One.

That’s the best way to truly master anything, right? And if you’re reading this, you probably want to master quilt making. So if you’ve seen (taken classes, watched videos, etc.) and done (made a bunch of quilts), the next step … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Sweet Somethings

Maybe it’s because I’ve been working on a hand-pieced project this week, but I think it can be so relaxing to sit down with needle and thread and make something pretty in old-school style. If you’re looking for a project … Continue reading

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27 Days to Christmas – Let’s Get Shopping!

Finding just the right quilt-related gifts can be a challenge, whether you’re looking for supplies to make something special or a manufacturer’s product. No worries…I’m here to help. I asked our Facebook fans what hard-to-find quilty things they need this … Continue reading

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting January/February 2015!

New Year, new quilt patterns! Start 2015 right with all the fresh, inviting quilts featured in the January/February issue of McCall’s Quilting. These designs range from on-trend to classic, miniature to big bed size, and beginner to advanced skill level. … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Her Happy Hearts

My work colleagues have had some baby arrivals recently, so I’ve been browsing our free baby quilt patterns this week. I found one that many of you may not have seen, and I LOVE that it is made using the … Continue reading

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Students Design Quilt Blocks – Show ‘Em Some Love!

My friend and McCall’s Quilt Design Star 2012 finalist Barb Wilke is a member of one of the most important professions…she’s a teacher. More specifically, she’s an art teacher at Central York High School in York, PA. She is also … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Sunny Days

When the weather turns nasty, it’s time for some bright, cheerful quilting! The new feature “I Love This Quilt!” in McCall’s Quilting magazine is showcasing staff favorite quilt patterns from our enormous archives, and the January/February 2015 issue has a … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt -Designing My Sunny Days

As do most graphic designers in publishing I work in Adobe Illustrator. It’s a handy tool for quilt designing. Actually it’s a powerful tool that can do just about anything, especially when paired with Photoshop and Indesign. To me, designing … Continue reading

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