Yearly Archives: 2011

Quilty Calendar Giveaway

I always have several beautiful calendars hanging in the house. One of life’s little pleasures for me is to turn the calendar over to a new page at the first of each month. I usually have at least three quilty … Continue reading

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Red Plus Aqua = Fresh, Warm and Cool!

Red and aqua is a totally cool color combination right now. Martha Stewart thinks so.   And I had no trouble find a red and aqua Christmas card, above.     There’s a whole flickr group devoted to red and … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Donna Amos

QM’s Scrap Squad is a team of eight select readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and create scrappy versions. Those quilts are revealed on Quilty Pleasures one by one while that issue is available. For … Continue reading

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Check It Out: Posts from QM Jan/Feb Designers

The Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker features several young designers whose work exhibits the “modern” quilt aesthetic. Faith Jones lives in Lisle, Illinois and wrote about her Prism quilt recently on her blog, Fresh Lemons. I think you’ll enjoy her post. … Continue reading

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In Hindsight: Posts You Might Enjoy & Giveaway!

It’s a busy time at Quiltmaker, as I’m sure it is for you. Seems like a good time to highlight some of the most useful posts from Quilty Pleasures’ past. You might enjoy these: A Quick Quilt Label Method   … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square #1; Giveaway

QM’s Scrap Squad recently made scrappy versions of Hip to Be Square from the Jan/Feb ’12 issue of Quiltmaker. In the coming weeks we’ll show you those quilts here. Below is the quilt as it was featured in the issue. … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Jan/Feb Highlights

The Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker is now available and it’s a beauty! Don’t you just love it when a new magazine comes out and its cover is fresh and clean and completely inspiring?! We sure do, and this one fits … Continue reading

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Precision Applique Scissors from Olfa: Giveaway

I got to try out a new Olfa product recently and I really liked it. These are Olfa’s Precision Applique Scissors and they are 5″ long. Like other Olfa products, they are beautifully engineered and they just feel great in … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher Update by Linda Ferguson

In each regular 2011 issue of Quiltmaker, we featured quilts called “Classic” and “Update.” We’d photograph an antique quilt for the classic, and then we’d make it using new fabrics and modern techniques for the update. In the Nov/Dec issue, … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Dream Catcher by Forest Jane

In every regular issue of Quiltmaker, the QM Scrap Squad takes one pattern and creates scrappy versions of it to inspire and delight our readers. The featured quilt in Nov/Dec ’11 is Dream Catcher, which was part of the red … Continue reading

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