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.

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Pinterest is free and easy to use. Think of Pinterest as a personal bulletin board that lives online. You “pin” things of “interest” to you so you can easily find them later or share them with others.

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Some of QM's Pinterest boards are shown in this screen shot.


Anyone can view the images on Pinterest, but in order to add your own images you’ll create an account after receiving an invitation (it’s easy and free).

Here are several great articles covering everything to acquaint you with Pinterest:

What it is and how to use it from sheknows.com
Pinterest: A Beginner’s Guide from sortacrunchy.net
Pinterest: More Tips and Tricks and FAQs from sortacrunchy.net

Pinterest also has great information in their Help section.

I started using Pinterest several months ago. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t pin several new images, and I regularly browse my boards for ideas and inspiration (boards are categories you create to help organize your pins).

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These are some of the boards on my personal Pinterest page.


I have many interests and so I have many boards. Examples of a board or category would be Quilting Designs, Favorite Art and Artists or Color Combos.

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QM's board of Pincushions

Quiltmaker has 41 boards on topics from Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps to Pincushions to Back Issues Still Available and more. We’ve pinned a lot of Freebies and loads of Helpful How-tos. Need some Inspiration or ideas for Easy Quilts? We’ve got them on Pinterest.

You can also create your own boards on Pinterest. How about one for quilts you’ve finished (you can upload a photo to create a pin) or UFOs you want to tackle? Techniques to learn or fabric to ponder make great categories. How about a board featuring your children or grandchildren?

I hope you’ll read the articles linked above, request an invite, create an account and then just spend some time looking at what others have pinned. You’re welcome to start with Quiltmaker‘s boards and we’d love to have you “follow” us.

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We add images regularly: Scrap Squad, Books Worth Reading and Sew Cool are fun to check out.

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This little fellow appears on our Sew Cool board on Pinterest.

While we do promote Quiltmaker on Pinterest, the atmosphere there is really about more than business. On Pinterest you can get a feel for who we are and what we think is beautiful or funny or poignant.

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This recipe appears on our Cooking board on Pinterest.

Come on over to Pinterest soon. We’ll see you there!

[2/9 Update: If you pin a photo on Pinterest that you want us to see, you can add the tag @quiltmakermag to your description. We'd especially like to see quilts that you've made from QM patterns and QM's 100 Blocks there.]

Please leave a comment and tell us: Are you on Pinterest already? How do you use it?

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email: editor@quiltmaker.com.
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7 Responses to Quiltmaker on Pinterest

  1. constance phillips says:

    For me Quiltmaker is the best quilting magazine for sale. I have had a subscription for a number of years. I ran an ad in the magazine for a few years. When the price per word changed I could not run an ad for 6 issues. I love the scrap squad, can’t tell you how many times they have helped me with all the scraps I have. I am glad to see they are continuing with the scrap squad. What a blessing. I don’t belong to facebook , twitter or any of the other computer sites. I don’t have the time to spend on the computer. I check my email and email on our business website and thats about it but the pin one sounds very interesting. Thank you Connie Phillips

  2. Diane Harris says:

    Gerri, I think that’s a great idea! I would definitely try it. You can upload your own photos to use as “pins.” Clients could browse through the photos of your work, or through work you find to be inspirational. Give it a go!

  3. Gerri Smit says:

    Being a long arm quilter I was wondering if Pinterest would help with attracting new clients.

  4. Barbara says:

    I’m a definite Pinterest addict, er, um, fan. Yes, that’s it, a “fan.” But seriously, I love Pinterest to pieces! I can spend a lot of time there, but it’s also a fabulous way to store all of those little tidbits that are fun, inspiring, or just plain good ideas. And, much like Barb J, my “going to do that someday” files on the computer are sort of scattered. I’m working at keeping my Pinterest boards much more organized, sorta.

  5. Barb J says:

    What a great idea! I save images on my computer for my “one-of-these-days-I-want-to” projects. And of course, I forget which file I put them in, so they are scattered everywhere on my hard drive. So having an online place to keep them all – and organize them – is wonderful! I’m definitely going to sign up!

  6. Lisa Marie says:

    I’ve heard about this. Sounds like one more time-gobbler/addiction that I don’t need!

  7. I am on Pinterest. I love it because I can pin things and find them later without having to clutter up my computer. I also like to find what others are finding.

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