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Tuesday Tutorials: Preparing Shapes for Applique Patterns

Classic turned-edge appliqué can be easy and fun. Oh yeah, I said it, and it’s true! For most of my quilting life I avoided appliqué quilt patterns like the plague. When I absolutely had to use an appliqué pattern to … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Partial Seam Technique

Many quilt blocks are assembled by stitching their units together row by row. But some quilt block designs are more unusual in their construction. In cases where units are added surrounding another patch or unit, the partial seam technique is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: Eight at a Time Half-Square Triangle Units

Half-square triangle units (also known as pieced squares) show up in SO many quilt patterns. One of our most popular free quilting tutorials shows how to make 8 half-square triangle units at the same time, which is really handy when … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorials: How to Make Continuous Bias

Bias-cut fabric strips are super useful in quilt making. Curving vines in appliqué quilt patterns wouldn’t exist without them. And bias-cut quilt binding strips are a must for quilts with curved edges, like scallops, and a cute plus for certain … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Lining Light Applique Shapes to Avoid Show-Through

When fusing light-value appliqué shapes to darker shapes beneath, sometimes the darker fabric will show through, detracting from the appearance of the appliqué. In the Cake & Ice Cream quilted banner pattern published in the June/July 2012 issue of McCall’s … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Layering and Basting a Quilt

One of the most popular of the McCall’s Quilting University (MQU) quilting video series is our Quilting 101 group. These are quilting videos demonstrating basic quilt making techniques for beginners who want to learn how to make a quilt, or … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Modern Quilt As You Go Technique

Tips, techniques, tutorials, tools, trends…Tuesday seems a good day to focus on the basics of how to quilt, if only for alliterative reasons! This week’s featured Tuesday Tutorial is Jera Brandvig‘s modern spin on the quilt-as-you-go technique. Jera’s throw pillow … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: How to Bind a Quilt Part 1 of 4

As part of our Tuesday Tutorial series, I’m delighted to tell you about our free Quilt Binding video tutorial lessons, just one of the many wonderful Quilting 101 videos we have created especially for you! In our first binding lesson, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Fabric Value As a Quilt Design Element

Welcome back to our Tuesday Tutorial – I’m so glad you could join us again! The last couple of tutorials have been focused on technical quilting skills, so today we’ll relax and absorb a helpful lesson on the value of … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tutorial: Quick Quarter-Square Triangles (QSTs)

  In a previous lesson we showed you a nifty, efficient approach to making half-square triangles (HSTs) two-at-a-time, with no fabric waste. Now, let’s take a look at a similar approach for making quarter-square triangles (QSTs). Note: please click any … Continue reading

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