Tag Archives: Mary Kate Karr-Petras

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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Workshop Wednesday: Paper Piecing Pointers

Whether you call it paper piecing or foundation piecing, the fact is there are times when neither traditional piecing nor applique will give you the look you want and the only thing you can do is break out the foundation … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Flying Geese with Stripes and More

Welcome to Design Wall Tuesday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines did some fun stitching this weekend, and we hope you did, too. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on in their home sewing spaces: From Content Director Carolyn … Continue reading

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Design Wall Tuesday: Fixin’ to Get Ready

Welcome back to Design Wall Tuesday! The editors who make McCall’s Quilting and Quiltmaker magazines did some fun stitching this weekend, and we hope you did, too. Here’s what a few of our team members are working on in their home sewing spaces: From … Continue reading

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