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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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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Applique Basket Handles

Basket quilt patterns are much-loved by quilters with styles from traditional to very contemporary. The classic basket motif has appeared in quilts for many generations, and there are also many ways to handle the creation of a basket handle. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Lavender and Sage Queen Size

Diagonal quilt settings can be intimidating for beginning and time-challenged quilters alike. Diagonal sets look complicated, and adding edge (setting) triangles can be a bit tricky. So maybe you’re looking for a quilt pattern that appears to be a complicated … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Sew a Quilt by Hand

Hand made quilts are really a special breed, don’t you think? When every stitch is made by a hand pulling a needle and thread, so much love is in the finished quilt that it’s almost a magical object. And the … Continue reading

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Liberty Starshine Table Runner

Free table runner quilt patterns are always in demand. Making a fresh new table runner pattern is a fast and fun way to update your décor any time of year. With the summer months approaching here in the States, what … Continue reading

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