Tag Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

Design Wall Tuesday – Auditioning fabrics and Log Cabin Quilts

Hello! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re sliding into shorter days and cooler temperatures—perfect quilting weather! Here’s what a few of the editors at McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been working on: From Associate Editor, Gigi Khalsa: Over the weekend … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Tips for Sewing Strips

Hi! Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! It was a rainy weekend in Colorado—perfect weather for staying in and doing some sewing. Here’s what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: I … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Pumpkins, Sketch the Cat, and Wild Ducklings

Hi! It’s Carolyn Beam, Content Director for McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines. Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday. Most of the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker were busy participating in Moda’s National Jelly Roll Sewalong, but a few also found … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Easy Pieced Quilt Backing

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Hello, welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday. We’re so glad you stopped by to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker worked on over the weekend. We’re also sharing tips, techniques and any … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday – Halloween Quilt

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! Thanks for joining us to see what the editors of McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker have been up to. From Content Director, Carolyn Beam: My favorite time to sew on the weekends is early in the … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt!: Geese in My Kitchen, Part 1

Welcome to my first blog post about my I Love This Quilt! remake that I described in the McCall’s Quilting July/August 2017 issue. I chose Geese in My Kitchen by Kathryn Patterson, originally published in our January/February 2015 issue. As … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: Free-Motion Quilting Troubleshooting

Tourist: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New Yorker: Practice, practice, practice. Practicing is hard. No matter what skill you’re working on, practicing is often tedious and frustrating and just plain hard. That is, until you learn how to … Continue reading

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I Love This Quilt: Waterfall, Part 2

I know it’s been a while, but I realized that I never shared the finished product of my “I Love This Quilt!” choice for the September/October 2016 issue of McCall’s Quilting. Considering that I’m now working on another “I Love … Continue reading

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Workshop Wednesday: 5 Beginning Longarm Tips

Out of the wide variety of techniques and tools quilters use today, I would say that longarm quilting is the most intimidating and seemingly out of reach, and for good reason. First of all, the machines themselves are big, much … Continue reading

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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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