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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: It’s Done!

It took just four weeks and 1 day to finish my first quilt! I spent this past weekend quilting on our Handi Quilter longarm machine and finishing my binding, but it was all worth it to know I have a … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 6

I spent over 8 hours quilting last Friday, but it was worth it to see this result! When I had finished sewing my blocks together with the sashing pieces, it was time to cut my border fabric: After sewing those … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 5.5

My last two blocks! I can’t believe all 12 are done now. I figure my quilt is almost halfway to completion, so I should be able to finish it in just 3 short weeks (assuming I can keep myself motivated). … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 5

I had a very busy quilting weekend (again)! The first two blocks I decided to tackle were Whirling Geese and Crystals. Don’t forget, all 12 of my blocks can be found in McCall’s FREE Quilt Block Reference. More partial seaming! … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 4

8 blocks down, 4 to go! I’m almost at the midpoint of my time in Colorado, so fingers crossed I can get my entire quilt finished in just 4 short weeks. Everyone here at McCall’s has been so supportive and … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 3

Happy Tuesday! I spent my long weekend making – what else – my quilt! I can’t wait to tell you all about it. Don’t forget, you can see all of the blocks I make in McCall’s Quilt Block Reference. I’ve … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 2.5

Hello, all! It’s Lara, back again with more from my quilting escapades! As always, each of the blocks I’ve made can be found in McCall’s Quilt Block Reference. If you know a beginning quilter who needs some simple blocks to … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern’s First Quilt: Part 2

My first quilting weekend was very successful! The hardest technique for me to master was cutting fabric, as crazy as that sounds. Even after replacing the blade on my rotary cutter, I still had trouble getting through a few layers … Continue reading

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McCall’s Quilting Intern Begins Her First Quilt

Hello, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts readers! My name is Lara and I am the new intern here at McCall’s. As a Pennsylvania native, coming to Colorado was a HUGE step for me, but I’ve loved every minute of my … Continue reading

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