Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Quilt Lesson in Black & White

The best way to see if you really admire a quilt’s design is to view it in black and white. I was reminded of this recently when I picked up an older book called Quilters’ Choice, copyright 1978 by the … Continue reading

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100 Blocks: It’s Show & Tell Time!

We’re looking for projects that you made using blocks in last year’s 100 Blocks special issue. Georgia Presley, from Salem, OR, won Monique Dillard’s block #92 Red Rover. She made two complementary blocks to create this table runner. The block … Continue reading

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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

You read last week how Diane dreads sewing rows together when she’s making a quilt – well, I seriously dislike marking the sewing lines down the center of a patch for things like triangle squares or stitch & flip. Did … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Patterns: Striking Gold!

I’m about to hyperventilate here. The blog at Sew, Mama, Sew today asks the question: What is the best sewing tutorial you’ve seen this year? Scroll down to the comments for a treasure trove of links to great patterns, instructions … Continue reading

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Quilt Strategies to Bust Boredom

I love to piece. I love to make blocks. I love to applique. But when it’s time to sew everything together, I am not a happy quilter. I dread sewing blocks into rows and then sewing all the rows together. … Continue reading

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Winners of Leftover Fabric from Sept/Oct ’10

Wow–what a great response to my Meet Me at the Manor question. And for an unknown number of unidentified prizes! First, I loved reading your responses and, while I don’t have an official tally, it looks like both the original … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Little Birds, and Questions to Ask

Note: The pattern for Four Little Birds (mentioned below) is available as part of Quiltmaker’s All-Time Favorites~Spring 2006. This issue is available as a digital download. [9/1/10: We have some technical problems with the digital version of ATF Spring 2006. … Continue reading

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Snuggle Sampler Part 2 Corrections

Thanks to some alert readers, we just discovered some missing elements from the Snuggle Sampler Part 2 pattern in July/Aug 10. Block W is missing the E patches and the frame for Block U is missing the seam allowance. Please … Continue reading

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Win a QM Quilt: Pinwheel Cove Countdown!

Have you entered our contest yet for a chance to win the July/Aug ’10 cover quilt? You’ve got until 11:59 pm MST on 8/9/10 to enter. Answer trivia questions from our sponsors’ website and enter today! Be sure to tell … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern: It’s a Wrap

Quiltmaker is offering a free quilt pattern called It’s a Wrap for a limited time. It features gift-wrapped packages with name tags that can be personalized for your family or friends! The newest issue of Quiltmaker (Sept/Oct, No. 135) features … Continue reading

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