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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 Freebie: Acorn Autumn Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern

Blog image Friday Freebie: Acorn Autumn Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern

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 Freebie: Cottage Whispers Throw Quilt Pattern

Blog image Friday Freebie: Cottage Whispers Throw Quilt Pattern

 

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.

Cottage Whispers styled Friday Freebie: Cottage Whispers Throw Quilt Pattern

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 Freebie: 1893 Nine Patch Vintage Bed Quilt Pattern

Blog image Friday Freebie: 1893 Nine Patch Vintage Bed Quilt Pattern

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 Freebie: 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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Accent on Amish Quilt Along/Lesson 8

Amish w QA logo Accent on Amish Quilt Along/Lesson 8We’re excited to announce that episode 8 of our Accent on Amish Quilt Along is now live! This is the eighth of our nine-lesson series, which takes you step-by-step through the entire quiltmaking process, from cutting the fabric to the last binding stitch. In lesson 8 of the series, Sherri Bain Driver and Erin Russek show you how to prepare your quilt for a successful and beautiful binding. The binding step in creating a quilt is just as important as all of the steps leading up to it. This lesson’s discussion includes:

  • Joining the binding strips together with diagonal seams using chain piecing,
  • Trimming and pressing the seams
  • Pressing the completed long binding strip
  • Trimming the quilt sandwich edges and corners to prepare it for applying the binding

Click here to purchase the related Lesson 8 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.

Stay tuned for the final episode of the Accent on Amish Quilt Along series where we demonstrate how to:

  • Apply the binding (Episide 9)

For more information regarding upcoming episodes and related pattern downloads, kit options and more, click here.

 

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Hot Off the Press: McCall’s Quilting September/October 2013

Blog image Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013

This brand new issue of McCall’s Quilting will motivate you to cozy up and get your quilting season started. Autumn is just around the corner, and many of us are finding inspiring new fall fabrics on display at our favorite quilt shops. If you’ve already succumbed to some tempting fall fabrics, or have some in your stash to work with, click the Maple Leaf block below for the free pattern from our online library of quilt block patterns for instant gratification!

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Cover 200px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013Let’s take a peek inside this fresh new issue of McCall’s Quilting:

Classic quilt lovers will enjoy Marcie Patch’s scrappy Gosling-Go-Round, Sherri Bain Driver’s stash-busting pieced and appliquéd Bloomin’ Triangles, and Jo Beth Simons’ traditional Anvil Chorus. Personally, I’ve placed Gerri Robinson’s gorgeous, sophisticated Pinwheel Panache on my must-make list!

Pinwheel Panache 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013Do you prefer quilts that trend more toward modern designs? Take a look at Lisa Bee-Wilson’s sparkling Mint Julep quilt, and Tracee Doran’s Pink Tulip version. And you won’t want to miss Susan Guzman’s fresh floral Modern Lattice and Stepanie Prescott’s high-energy Macchiato Medley lap quilts.

For a colorful treat, enjoy Holly Holderman’s Sew Sweet twin bed quilt design.

Sew Sweet 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013We don’t anticipate you’ll be able to resist making your own version of one or all of Laura DeMarco and Rita Demarco’s charming home accent pieces in Autumn Ensemble, featuring a wall hanging, table runner and felted-wool pillow. For a touch of whimsy, lighten up your Thanksgiving décor with Kate Colleran and Elizabeth Balderamma’s wool appliquéd turkey in Hold the Gravy.

Autumn Ensemble 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013If you enjoy take-along quilting projects, grab your favorite scraps and try hand-appliquéd hexagons on the go with designer Abigail Dolinger’s Garden Pavers quilt pattern, then join the hexies by machine for a fast finish. Our step-by-step photos and instructions show you how.

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Curious about “The Modern Quilting Movement”? Industry pro Luana Rubin attended The Modern Quilt Guild‘s first big show, QuiltCon, and shares what The Modern Quilting Movement is all about in this issue.

Are you sometimes so taken with a certain look of a quilt that you want to make the identical version made by the designer? We have a limited quantity of kits available in our Quilt and Sew Shop for a few quilts (Mint Julep, Pink Tulip and Modern Lattice) patterned in this issue, ready to ship to your door with a few clicks of your mouse! Each kit includes all the top-quality famous-manufacturer quilting fabric needed for the quilt top and binding, plus the McCall’s Quilting pattern.

kits Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013

Be sure to stop by our website and enter to win a gorgeous fat quarter pack of  fabrics from the Wish You Were Here collection by Holly Taylor for Moda.

Contest 300px Hot Off the Press: McCalls Quilting September/October 2013You can find this issue of McCall’s Quilting at your local quilt shop or newsstand now, or click here to purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop.

Enter to win a copy of this issue! Click here to preview all the quilt patterns included in this issue of McCall’s Quilting magazine, then tell us which quilt pattern is your very favorite in the comments below; we’ll choose 4 random winners from the comments!

  1. Click here to see all the quilt patterns featured in this issue.
  2. Tell us your favorite quilt pattern in the comments below.

We’ll choose 4 random winners from comments below on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Winners will be notified via email within 24 hours of selection.

Contest is over – congratulations to Sharon Dock, Jan Breslin, Jenniffer Howling and Barbara (“Autumn Ensemble is my favorite”). Please check your emails!

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

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Enter to Win Fat-Quarter Pack of Autumn Fabrics!

99425 Autumn Enter to Win Fat Quarter Pack of Autumn Fabrics!What would YOU make with this gorgeous bundle of fat quarters from the Wish You Were Here collection by Holly Taylor for Moda?

Perhaps you would peruse our free Block Index for a fun quilt block pattern, and design your own quilt…

Maple Leaf Block 300px Enter to Win Fat Quarter Pack of Autumn Fabrics!

Perhaps you would pick one of the free patterns from our free Pattern Index, creating a scrappy autumn version of your favorite design…

Fluttering Leaves Large Enter to Win Fat Quarter Pack of Autumn Fabrics!

Even if this fat quarter pack would just be set prettily upon a shelf, patiently waiting for inspiration to strike, be sure to enter to win!

Contest is open from August 1 through September 30, 2013. One random winner will be selected on October 1, 2013, and notified within 24 hours by email. Click here for the link to enter the contest.

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Friday Freebie: Black Cherry Dimensional Lap Quilt Pattern

Blog image Friday Freebie: Black Cherry Dimensional Lap Quilt Pattern

Are you intrigued to try new quilting ideas and techniques? If so, you’ll enjoy a taste of summer with Holly Holderman’s Black Cherry lap quilt pattern, featuring sweet covered-button black cherries and dimensional appliqué leaves. Our step-by-step instructions and photos will show you how!Black Cherry flat Friday Freebie: Black Cherry Dimensional Lap Quilt Pattern

The free Black Cherry quilt pattern finishes at 55½” x 71½”. Click here to download the FREE Black Cherry quilt pattern.

If you would prefer to use traditional appliqué techniques, click here to download the free  templates referred to in the download above for the cherries, leaves and stems.

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

Thanks for stopping by…enjoy!

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