Monthly Archives: December 2010

Learning the Hard Way Giveaway

I’m learning something the hard way: NEVER RUSH THROUGH BASTING THE QUILT. I spent a lot of time on this little quilt. The paper foundations look like this: Four foundations are joined to make the block. There are about 35 … Continue reading

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Photographic Inspiration

Artists of all kinds are often asked where they find inspiration. Have you ever noticed that the answer is often “everywhere”? Creative people seem to naturally find ideas every place they look. Whether you’re like that or not, you’ll appreciate … Continue reading

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A Quilty Christmas to All

Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas has been a lot of fun from this end and we hope you’ve enjoyed it, too. Today’s photos are of vintage Christmas handkerchiefs in my collection; they are by designer Tammis Keefe. (I’d give you a … Continue reading

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Free Foundations: Seasons & Celebrations

The Countdown to Christmas is winding down! Today our treat for you is a set of foundation patterns we’ve named Seasons & Celebrations. There’s a tiny pattern (just 3.5″ across) for every month of the year! These are the designs … Continue reading

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A Quilty Christmas Wish List

If you made a Quilty Christmas Wish List, what would be on it? Here’s what would be on ours: Rotary cutter blades and high quality sewing machine needles An all-expenses-paid trip to a great quilt retreat A subscription to Quiltmaker … Continue reading

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Eggnog Quick Bread and Free Quilting Pattern

Hello! Welcome to Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas! Today I want to tell you about the best.Christmas.food.ever. Last year I came across an amazing blog,  There’s No Place Like Home, written by Kelli, who I want to be like when I … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern – Stocking

As of 7 weeks ago, I have a new grandson. Parker Stephen Beam was born 10/24/10, bringing much joy to our entire family. He needed a stocking to go with the ones I made for the rest of his family. … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Quilts, a Recipe and a Giveaway

The Quiltmaker staff is made up of seven people. We discovered recently that about half of us display special holiday quilts in our homes at this time of year. We thought it would be fun to share some of those … Continue reading

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Table Toppers from QM Readers

Quiltmaker reader Sandie made two table toppers from the Citrus Cooler pattern in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue. Citrus Cooler was a variation of a larger quilt called Sweet Morsels designed by Celine Perkins of Perkins Dry Goods. And another reader … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern “Joy”

Hi there! I’m so excited to post my first post for Quiltmaker magazine! And what better way to start off, than with a free pattern in our Countdown to Christmas? I thought it would be fun to share one of … Continue reading

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