Monthly Archives: February 2012

I Drank the Kool-Aid

It seemed harmless enough. I wanted to start a new project to be sewn by hand. Plenty of people are doing the same thing—just look around the internet and you’ll see dozens of Rose Star Blocks. I first saw them … Continue reading

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QM Shorts: No-Mark Stitch & Flip

Today’s QM Short comes courtesy of Donna Amos, a member of the 2011 QM Scrap Squad. It’s a great tip and a real time saver! Donna lives in Decatur, Arkansas and blogged about her Scrap Squad experience. Recently I had … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Garden: Partial Seams Made Easy

Peg Spradlin is responsible for making many of the quilts you see in QM’s pages. Peg has sewn for us and our sister publications for many years. She’s a master. We asked Peg to share tips she found helpful as … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker March/April Highlights

We’re very excited about the March/April issue of Quiltmaker, in mailboxes, at shops and on newsstands now! With this issue we kick off our year-long 30th Anniversary Celebration. A few highlights you’ll want to see in this issue: • Quiltmaker’s … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Donna’s Chain Reaction

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you. The 2011 Scrap Squad recently retired. This marks the … Continue reading

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Announcing QM’s 2011 Treasure Hunt Winners

I’m thrilled to announce the Treasure Hunt winners from the Nov/Dec ’11 contest. First prize winner of a new Pfaff ambition 1.5 sewing machine is Emily Lucas of Charlotte, North Carolina. Twenty-five second prize winners will receive prize packages worth … Continue reading

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Introducing Quiltmaker’s 2012 Scrap Squad

Quiltmaker is pleased to introduce the members of the 2012 QM Scrap Squad. This small group of select readers will make their own scrappy versions of one pattern from each 2012 issue of Quiltmaker. We’ll reveal their quilts one by … Continue reading

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Quilty Fiction from Jennifer Chiaverini

We’re so pleased to have Part 1 of a short story by Jennifer Chiaverini appearing in our March/April (No. 144) issue. You may be familiar with her as the author of the Elm Creek Quilts novels. Jennifer was in Colorado … Continue reading

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It’s Sew LEGO®

I’m sure many of you have heard about Pinterest and wasted whiled away many an hour perusing the ideas and inspiration out there. Quiltmaker has it’s own set of Pinterest boards that you can check out to see what inspires … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker on Pinterest

Have you heard about Pinterest? The QM staff is having a great time with this new online tool and we’d like to share it with you. Pinterest is free and easy to use. Think of Pinterest as a personal bulletin … Continue reading

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