New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual Feed

Our friends at Husqvarna Viking have announced a new top-of-the line sewing and embroidery machine – the Designer Diamond Royale™. Each week they are releasing new information, including industry-first features. Click here to watch a sneak preview. Pre-order by September 17 to receive a bonus gift package valued at over $3000! Ask your dealer about 0% financing for up to 48 months.

Dual feed New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual FeedThe new Designer Diamond Royale™ comes with an Interchangeable Dual Feed that is designed to feed layers of fabric and/or batting evenly. The Interchangeable Dual Feed is helpful for quilting and sewing on fabrics that need precise pattern matching.

bonus gift 3000 value3 New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual FeedHusqvarna Viking is launching five new quilting, embroidery and sewing machines and all new 6D embroidery software in September. Watch for new information to be released each week. Enter the Crown Jewels contest* for your chance to win. Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to 6 lucky winners.

HV Crown Jewel Sweepstakes New Designer Diamond Royale™ Interchangeable Dual Feed

Visit the Husqvarna Viking blog for more information—click here.

*Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Facebook account required; fans of Husqvarna Viking have access to entry form.

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All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

logo w title All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!Blog image All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

Come aboard for fun, free quilt classes! Create along with McCall’s Quilting associate editor Sherri Bain Driver and contributing designer Susan Guzman as they demonstrate making the Surf & Sand quilt.

• Fun for confident beginners and advanced quilters
• Free how-to videos
• Free printable instructions for every lessonSurf Sand flat 350px All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

9 weekly episodes start to finish—free. Relax and have fun with us as we make this tropical beauty together, step by step through each lesson. Free lesson plans are available at McCallsQuilting.com/SurfandSand for you to print out anytime.contest graphic All Aboard for the FREE Surf & Sand Quilt Along!

A kit of similar fabrics for quilt top and binding, plus all pattern instructions, is available while supplies last for $89.99 (MQK13071). Call 877-269-8024, or shop online at ShopMcCallsQuilting.com. Backing fabric (below) is $49.99 (MQK13072).

Click here…1st episode airs TODAY!

Special thanks to our Surf & Sand Quilt Along sponsors:

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Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013

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Are you ready for a bushel of fast & easy autumn quilting designs? Our newest issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is bursting with 16 crisp new patterns!Cover 200px1 Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Before it’s time to rake up the leaves in the yard, gather up your scraps and create your own version of Cheryl Almgren Taylor’s My Autumn View.

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My Autumn View by Cheryl Almgren Taylor. Limited edition kit available while supplies last—click here.

Piece a twinkling galaxy with Gerri Robinson’s lovely, feminine Cinnamon Stars.

Cinnamon Stars 300px1 Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Have some scary fun stitching up 2 frighteningly-fast Halloween quilts: Spooktacular designed by Jeff Pellissier and Debbie Kemp, or Heidi Pridemore’s delightful Around the Block.

Around the Block 300px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Learn how to fussy cut fabric motifs with the new Block Builders Workshop feature—our free video lesson demonstrates this clever technique.

Pick up a favorite novelty print and make your own creative version of Arizona Cowboys designed by Kay M. Capps Cross.

Arizona Cowboys 300px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Celebrate a little one’s milestone with Kathryn Patterson’s adorable tooth fairy pillow.

Waiting for the Tooth Fairy 300px1 Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013Need a super-quick gift? We’ve got 2 cozy fleece scarf patterns designed by Denise Knapp of Whimsy Couture™ that can each be made in an hour or less.

Cuddle Scarves 300px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013And I’ve only mentioned half of the 16 patterns included in this issue!

Time-saving, limited edition kits are available for a few of the quilts patterned in this issue…click image below to shop early and avoid disappointment.

FB QQ Oct Nov 2013 kits 400px Hot Off the Press: Quick Quilts October/November 2013This October/November 2013 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts is on its way to subscribers, quilt shops and newsstands—click here to preview all the patterns. Purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop, available now.

Wait…there’s even more! Click here for this issue’s FREE Web Bonuses!

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Sneak-Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™

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Designer Diamond Royale features  dimensional appliqué and pop-up stitches.

Our friends at Husqvarna Viking have announced a new top-of-the line sewing and embroidery machine – the Designer Diamond Royale™, coming in September. Each week they are releasing new information, including industry-first features. Click here to watch a sneak preview. Pre-order by September 17 to receive a bonus gift package valued at over $3000!

bonus gift 3000 value3 Sneak Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™Husqvarna Viking is launching five new quilting, embroidery and sewing machines and all new 6D embroidery software in September. Watch for new information to be released each week. Enter the Crown Jewels contest* for your chance to win. Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to 6 lucky winners.

HV Crown Jewel Sweepstakes Sneak Peek of New Designer Diamond Royale™

Visit the Husqvarna Viking blog for more information—click here.

*Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Facebook account required; fans of Husqvarna Viking have access to entry form.

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Limited Time 2-for-1 Subscription Offer!

McCalls Quilting and McCalls Quick Quilts Limited Time 2 for 1 Subscription Offer!For a limited time, get a full year of both McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts for the great low price of only $25! Act now and you’ll also receive 2 FREE Instant Gifts – 10 Vintage Scrappy Quilt Patterns AND Bound and Determined: Finish that Quilt! Guide.

Click here to learn more.

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Husqvarna Viking Launches 5 New Machines With Giveaway

HV Crown Jewel Sweepstakes Husqvarna Viking Launches 5 New Machines With GiveawayOur friends at Husqvarna Viking are excited to announce the launch of their five new machines and all new 6D embroidery software. These quilting, embroidery and sewing gems will launch in September. Watch for new information to be released each week! Enter the Crown Jewels contest* for your chance to win one of these fantastic new products. Over $25,000 in prizes will be given away to 6 lucky winners – share the contest with your friends, when they enter you get 5 bonus entries!

Visit the Husqvarna Viking blog for more information—click here!

*Contest is open to US residents 18 and older. Facebook account required; fans of Husqvarna Viking have access to entry form.

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Acorn Autumn Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern

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Have you ever said to yourself, “Next year, I’ll get a good head start on a quilt for autumn”? You’ve probably noticed lots of beautiful fall fabrics showcased at your local quilt shop, so here’s just the excuse you need to purchase some! Download a charming free wall quilt pattern adapted from a design by Cheryl Almgren Taylor, and get started in time to decorate your home for the upcoming season.

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Cheryl’s original 22½˝ x 22½˝ wall hanging shown above is patterned in McCall’s Quilting September/October 2011.

The free 4-block Acorn Autumn wall quilt finishes at 44½” square. Click here for the link to download the free Acorn Autumn 4-block quilt pattern.

Click here if you’ve missed any of our previous Friday Freebie patterns!

Thanks for stopping by…enjoy!

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Accent on Amish Quilt Along/Lesson 9

Amish w QA logo Accent on Amish Quilt Along/Lesson 9Today we aired the final episode of our Accent on Amish Quilt Along! We’re so excited to be able to share with you this episode, and we hope you’ve enjoyed following along with us through the series!

This 9th episode of our series takes you step-by-step through applying the prepared binding strip to the finished quilt, including how to leave tails at the beginning and ending of the binding strips, how to stitch the corners, and how to trim and join the tails with a neat and tidy diagonal seam. Sherri will then show you how to hand stitch the binding to the back, and how to achieve perfect mitered corners.

Click here to purchase the related Lesson 9 download, which includes instructions on how to add the quilt’s border.

If you’re just now joining us for our Accent on Amish Quilt Along, we’ve designed this video series so that viewers can pick up and quilt with us at any time. All of our videos are completely free, and can be accessed 24-7, so if you’re just now joining us you can easily catch up for the rest of the series or even take it at your own pace. Find all past episodes of the Accent on Amish Quilt Along series by clicking here. You can also subscribe to McCall’s Quilting‘s YouTube channel to be notified each time a new episode is posted, or follow along as we post new episodes on Pinterest.

As part of the Accent on Amish Quilt Along series, we’ve created an optional kit that you can purchase in our Quilt and Sew Shop as you quilt along with us. Click here to purchase the optional kit including all fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding, plus the complete set of printed Lessons 1-9. Coordinating backing fabric is also available— click here.

Click here for more information about the Amish Quilt Along series and related pattern downloads and kit options.

Stay tuned for our brand new Surf & Sand Quilt Along with FREE pattern downloads and FREE videos, premiering at the end of August!coming in late August quilted flat 400px Accent on Amish Quilt Along/Lesson 9

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: Cottage Whispers Throw Quilt Pattern

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Do you love those precut fabric packs that tempt you as you peruse the floor of your local quilt shop?  Whether you start with a pack of precut 10″ fabric squares or yardage, this free throw quilt pattern is as quick to make as it is lovely to look at. It’s so pretty you may want to sew one for a friend, and one for you!

Today’s free quilt pattern is Cottage Whispers designed by Beth Hayes. It’s just one of the three quilt patterns featured in our free eBook, Quilt Patterns for Precut Fabrics.

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The free Cottage Whispers throw quilt finishes at 60″ square. Click here and sign up for our free eNewsletter, McQ News, to download this Cottage Whispers pattern as part of the free Quilt Patterns for Precut Fabrics eBook.

Click here if you’ve missed any of our previous Friday Freebie patterns!

Thanks for stopping by…enjoy!

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Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 1893 Nine Patch Vintage Bed Quilt Pattern

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I never, never tire of the sweet & simple, humble little nine-patch! So what could be better than a Double Nine-Patch quilt? This wonderful antique quilt from the York County [PA] Heritage Trust was made in 1893. Our pattern instructions show you how to piece the nine-patches using quick strip-piecing techniques, but the small nine-patches could also be made up with 1½″ scraps before sewing into the Double Nine-Patch blocks & sashing.

Vintage View 1893 Nine Patch Friday Free Quilt Patterns: 1893 Nine Patch Vintage Bed Quilt PatternThe free 1893 Nine Patch bed quilt finishes at 81″ x 81″. Click here for link to download the FREE 1893 Nine Patch bed quilt pattern.

Click here if you’ve missed any of our previous Friday Freebie patterns!

Thanks for stopping by…enjoy!

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