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Customer Appreciation Sale for Quilters!

Did somebody say “SALE!?” Time for a little online shopping during a quick morning break at the office! Sister quilting title Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting is having a Customer Appreciation Sale of 25% off through Tuesday, June 23rd … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Nutmeg and Cinnamon Queen Size

When you look at a doormat, do you see a quilt pattern? Janice Averill did and the result was her design for Nutmeg & Cinnamon, patterned in the July/August 2015 issue of McCall’s Quilting. The original quilt is a nice … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How To Make Yo-Yos

Fabric yo-yos are fast and fun to make, and they have many applications in quilt making. Whether you’re using them as appliqués, embellishments, or to make entire quilt tops, yo-yo making is a great skill to have in your repertoire. … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Ruby Sparkler King Size

Not everyone would look at a 24″ square mini quilt with cute 6″ blocks and think, “Hey, that would make a great king size quilt!” But one of the McCall’s Quilting editors did just that when we first saw Gerri … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Soft Fast-Fused Applique

Fusible-web techniques make appliqué quilt patterns achievable for nearly any quilter. But they can also add unwanted stiffness to the finished quilt if the appliquéd areas are large or many-layered. The amount of fusible web in a quilt is directly … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Garnet Trace

If you already have your copy of the new July/August issue of McCall’s Quilting, you know we promised the Garnet Trace free queen/king size quilt pattern as part of our I Love This Quilt! series. Chosen by art director Tracee … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Show Your Pride Wall Quilt

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, a patriotic quilt pattern seems appropriate for this week’s Friday Freebie. In fact, this week’s free quilt pattern is so quick you could actually start it now and have it ready for Monday’s celebrations … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Garnet Trace

We regret to report that Tracee Doran has left the staff of McCall’s Quilting. We’ll all miss her energy, talent, and sweet heart very much! But “the show must go on”, so as promised here is the free quilt pattern … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Curved Piecing

While it’s true that you can quilt for a lifetime and never need to make a single curved seam, curved piecing adds a very versatile skill to your bag of tricks. Without it, there would be no Drunkard’s Paths, no … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Stars for Sydney Queen Size

Making quilts for veterans and active members of the armed forces is an activity enjoyed by many quilters. It’s a way to give back to those who defend us, while doing something that we love…what could be better? This week’s … Continue reading

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