100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Welcome to the final day of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour! We’re glad you’re here. Hasn’t this been fun?! Please come back often for lots more great quilty stuff: how-tos, inspiration, product reviews and quilty thoughts.

QMMS 120024 COVER 200 shadow 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Be sure to visit the Big Bundle Giveaway posts for your chance to win. Giveaway ends Monday, Nov. 12 at midnight. Winners posted Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Big thanks to all the designers who donated prizes and to this week’s industry sponsors: Handi Quilter, Red Rooster Fabrics, RJR Fabrics, Northcott, Quilting Treasures and Troy Fabrics.

Now, how about a few more Volume 6 blocks to get your blood pumping?!


QMMS 120024 MAPES 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Petit Fours by Marian Mapes

Marian Mapes chose a springtime palette for her block, Petit Fours. This would be great practice for set-in seams! (Not as hard as they sound, really.)



QMMS 120024 TAYLOR C 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Spring Bouquet by Cheryl Almgren Taylor

Lovely applique by Cheryl Almgren Taylor stars in Spring Bouquet.



QMMS 120024 WALTERS 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Boomerang by Angela Walters

Something a bit more contemporary from the young and talented Angela Walters: Boomerang.


QMMS 120024 BISEL 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

Traveling Eddie by Sarah Bisel

Sarah Bisel’s Traveling Eddie would yield an interesting secondary design.


Let’s get right to the blog list.

Today’s Featured Designers

  1. Lisa Bassett relativelycreativepatterns.com/blog/
  2. Thomas Knauer thomasknauersews.com/
  3. Debbie Maddy blog.calicocarriage.com/
  4. April Mazzoleni april-makingendsmeet.blogspot.com/
  5. Celine Perkins perkinsdrygoods.com/blog/
  6. Anita Grossman Solomon makeitsimpler.blogspot.com
  7. Toby Lischko gatewayquiltsnstuff.blogspot.com
  8. Janelle Noack janellenoack.blogspot.com.au
  9. Sarah Bisel milkandhoneydesigns.blogspot.com
  10. Mary Ellen Von Holt littlequilts.blogspot.com
  11. Debra Gabel zebrapatterns.com
  12. Cindy Simms cindysimms.blogspot.com
  13. Valerie Uland mccallsquilting.com/blogs/

We have our regular daily giveaway going on, in addition to the Great Big Bundle giveaways. Be sure to leave a comment as instructed in either place.

For today’s regular giveaway, please leave a comment here by midnight Saturday, Nov. 10 and tell us about any quilting technique you’d like to learn. Whatever it is, we want to hear it. You might see your topic in an upcoming Quiltmaker! We’ll choose several winners and announce them here next week. Good luck! The Winners are: Judy (comment #152), Janet Frank (comment #28), and Annaleena (comment #10)! Congratulations!

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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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164 Responses to 100 Blocks Blog Tour: Day 5, Giveaways!

  1. Linda B says:

    I would love to try a scrappy star and have all the points come out perfect–well almost perfect! lol

  2. Judy A says:

    Love the (machine) applique. So easy!
    Thank you for the great designers blogs to check out!

  3. Lee says:

    I would love to learn free motion quilting!

  4. Chris says:

    I would love to learn turn needle applique!

  5. Andee in AZ says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  6. Cheryl Korman says:

    I learned to quilt by making a crib size sampler quilt which included a paper pieced block. I loved it. Volume 6 looks awesome.

  7. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!! I need to learn a lot being a new quilter!!!! But I would next like to learn to paper piece!!!! Thanks for the fun!!11

  8. Nancy D. says:

    I really need to take the time and learn more about FMQ. I’ve got a book and dvd, just need to make the time to try out all the various patterns! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Diana M says:

    I want to learn so much! Paper piecing, applique, free-motion quilting just to name a few!

  10. Maryjo Kaszubinski says:

    I would like to learn more about free-motion quilting and designining quilt stitching patterns.

  11. Bridget says:

    I would love to learn English Paper Piecing.

  12. Susan says:

    I would like to learn more about quilt as you go. I have a back problem and it is really hard to quilt big quilts.

  13. Judy says:

    Paper piecing is not my specialty. I need some help with that (and time to practice!)

  14. Nancy A says:

    I’d love to learn how to do redwork. I know that, technically, that is embroidery, not quilting. But I LOVE the redwork (and blue work) patterns I see. I’ve just never learned how to do the hand stitching.

  15. I need to get better at applique. I like handwork, but my applique just doesn’t look nice and I haven’t found a technique I can manage yet. I love circles and would like my circles to look round!

  16. Kathleen B says:

    I think the dimensionality of trapunto would be fun to learn and experiment with in my quilting.

  17. Lynn S says:

    I’d be interested in scallop bindings…how to do these and also different designs.

  18. Michele says:

    I would like to learn more about how to put together foundation pieced units.

  19. Miyavi says:

    I love to learn Paper Piercing. Thanks!

  20. Karen says:

    I would like to learn to do curves.

  21. Judy1522 says:

    I would like to learn paper piecing and free motion quilting.

  22. Nancysue says:

    Paperpiecing is fairly new to me so I need to keep reading up on it :) Once I get it down, it will open up a whole new world of quilting :)

  23. Wendy says:

    I would like to learn more about how to sew minature quilt blocks. eg. Recommend seam allowance, stitch length, paper piece or not, patterns.

  24. Nancy says:

    I would like to learn about adding embellishments to my quilts. I see so much of it on the quilts at the shows now, but have not really tried much of it, such as beading, crystals, etc.

  25. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    I’d love to learn how to use the 45 and 60 degree lines on my rulers to make cuts correctly.

  26. Joni says:

    I want to learn how to needle turn applique. My mom is a master at it and she makes it look so easy. When I try to do it, I am literally killing the block as I go. Murder by
    needle turn.

  27. Judith says:

    I’d really like to learn how to sew curves. I love looking at all those drunkard’s path type quilts, but I have no idea how to go about making one.

  28. Julie in WA says:

    Two things I want to learn are how to add piping and how to bind odd angle quilt projects…like hexagon shape or scalloped shaped.

  29. Mary says:

    I’ve done several projects with paper piecing, but I’ve heard there is a method of paper piecing where you don’t actually sew through the paper. This would eliminate the step of having to tear off the paper and the paper could be used repeatedly. I’d like instructions in this method. Thanks!

  30. Karrie Smith says:

    I’d like to learn applique or paper-piecing. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Collette McManus says:

    I’d like to learn more setting ideas for my blocks. I LOVE Bonnie Hunter and her ways of making scrappy blocks and using leaders and enders to get extra blocks done. What to do with them is always a challenge. I’m finding straight sets and diagonal sets (with and without sashing) a little ho hum. HELP!

  32. Maureen says:

    I would love to learn Trapunto. Thanks for a chance at the give-away!

  33. Barbara says:

    I would like to learn curved piecing and get better at free motion quilting.

  34. Angelia Barger says:

    would love anything on Applique techniques, or Machine Quilting

  35. Cathryn H says:

    The one thing on my list of “want to learn” is handquilting. I love the way it looks, but I’m afraid to tackle it so far. Someday!

  36. Jeanne says:

    Paper piecing is just beyond me. There has to be an easier way. I have tried so many tutorials and still having trouble. Yikes!

  37. Cecilia says:

    I want to master free motion quilting. I’m still at the beginner stage, but I’m practicing a lot. :-)

  38. Lyn says:

    I want to learn stipple quilting.

  39. Annie says:

    I’d like to learn more about applique techniques.

  40. I want to learn to do hand quilting!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  41. MoeWest says:

    I am trying to improve my FMQ. Practice, practice, practice!

  42. Mary Mulcahey says:

    I’d love to learn to applique – it’s a technique I definitely have not mastered.

  43. lindawwww says:

    I want to learn how to do stippling. I love the effect but I’m a little hesitant to try it myself.

  44. Deb G. in VA says:

    I’d like to learn how to hand quilt!

  45. SewLindaAnn says:

    I already saw it in one of the other comments, but curved piecing is something I really want to do. I want to learn more specifically about the “curved piecing presser foot or feet” that are available. Because of the cost I’m hesitant to buy one until I know more about it. Sounds like a great special feature to me!

  46. ritainalaska says:

    love applique and use several methods to make projects … needleturn and reverse applique are my next methods to try. i look forward to seeing more articles, tutorials and projects on either method.

  47. Laurie P says:

    I really want to learn paper piecing. It looks like it would be easy. I have never done it before and want to try it.

  48. Alexi says:

    I just enjoy reading the different techniques and then trying them

  49. Donna Amos says:

    I would like to learn more on machine quilting on my home sewing machine. The most problems I seem to have is keeping the backing from having puckers, even though I stretch, baste, or pin.

  50. jmniffer says:

    I would like to learn how to hand quilt and machine applique.

  51. Emily C says:

    I want to learn paper piecing.

  52. Sherry says:

    I have learned quite a bit about piecing quilts this year but have not done much machine quilting so I will have to take the plunge and learn how to do it right.

  53. Sallie says:

    I’d learn to do some cutwork in a quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Jqluo says:

    Maybe cathedral windows. I like that technique :)

  55. Kathy H says:

    I wish I could hand quilt properly. I’ve done a fair amount of hand quilting, but I know I hold the needle wrong and it’s not very pretty!

  56. Kathleen Wood-Kaiser says:

    I’d like to learn better curved piecing techniques.

  57. Carrie P. says:

    I would love to learn more about free motion quilting.

  58. i would love to learn to free motion quilt

  59. I watched a show where they did the binding on potholders, by using the border. There was technique that you marked the corner, cut and sewed, but can’t remember how they did it. Would love to have easier ways to bind a quilted piece that looks neat and uses the border as part of the binding.


  60. Madeline says:

    I’d really like to learn more about how to decide what to quilt when instructions say:
    “quilt as desired”. I’d like to see more examples of how the professionals would do theirs, and maybe not-so-professional, so those of us with less time or skills could at least have some more ideas of what we Might do.

  61. Wendy says:

    I would love to learn the easiest way to applique by hand.

  62. Jeanne says:

    Applique and free motion quilting is something I would like to learn more about.

  63. Billie K says:

    I would like to actually perfect quilting my quilt tops.

  64. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I would like to better learn machine binding. I enjoy doing one half by hand, but it would certainly go faster if I could do a nice-looking machine binding all around. :)

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