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. Sandi says:

    I would like instructions on quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Love your magazine! Keep up the good work. Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Kay says:

    I would like to see more info on quilting blocks individually on the domestic machine and then putting them together to make the quilt.

  3. MarciaW says:

    I would like to learn to quilt “in the hoop” – from start to finish and including the hard part of aligning continuous quilting motifs

  4. Denise :) says:

    I enjoy looking at other quilter’s comments … I noticed there was a lot of applique mentioned! I saw someone using a cornstarch method of applique. They said it worked very nicely and made their pieces turn out great. I’d like to try that technique! :)

  5. carol l says:

    Would like to see more project on English paper piecing, any types of applique and mchine quilting.
    Carol L

  6. VickiT says:

    I think tips and great ideas on how to create perfect circles would be wonderful.

  7. Debbie Rhodes says:

    I would like to learn more about using templates…

  8. Kathy Leake says:

    I’d like to learn more about designing a quilt. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  9. Judy says:

    I am am still working on my free motion quilting and love it when you have articles on it. Thanks for the blog tour. It is always fun.

  10. Aliza says:

    I still struggle with quilting the quilt on my home sewing machine.

  11. LizaA says:

    I’d love to learn how to to set in seams. I don’t have the confidence to try quilt blocks using these seams.

  12. E. Engman says:

    I’d like to learn Hmong applique–a more structured form of reverse applique.

  13. Tami Chaulk says:

    I’d love to learn paper piecing and machine quilting. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Cathy B says:

    Applique! Loving this blog tour, thanks!!

  15. Becky S says:

    I would love to learn curved piecing. I’ve been wanting to make a quilt with curved seams, but I am afraid to try!
    Thanks so much for the chance to win. I enjoyed following the blog tour all week!!!

  16. Lisa's Chaos says:

    Paper piecing, although binding scalloped edges would be helpful too.

  17. Amy says:

    I’d love to learn paper piecing.

  18. Sharon says:

    Loved the Block tour – I would like help with dealing with templates. I avoid so many patterns because of them.

  19. Really enjoyed the Blog tour scarlette shobbs@scarlette.com

  20. Teresa says:

    When you have stars points meeting in the middle of a block, how do you make them lay flat first time?

  21. Diantha says:

    I would like to learn paper (foundation) piecing.

  22. Joy says:

    I’d like to see more on wool applique.

  23. Kathleen Hayes says:

    I would like to learn how to make the centers of stars lay flat!

  24. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I’d like to learn how to get someone else to do my bindings. LOL!

  25. Sandy says:

    I need to get better at machine quilting. I also am interested in applique.

  26. Lisa E says:

    I would like to learn quilt-as-you-go. Seems hard but I know that it can’t be!

  27. Margaret Schindler says:

    I love to learn and am teaching my self to applique and paper piece so any information on these will be helpful.

  28. Karlene says:

    I’d like to learn more about combining blocks to create secondary patterns.

  29. Regina says:

    If you can find a way to make curves and hand work less daunting and intimidating, I would be forever grateful.

  30. Judy says:

    This years Blog Tour has been fun to be a part of! Hopefully, I’ll be a bundle winner!
    Thank you 100 Quiltmaker!

  31. Linda says:


  32. Julie says:

    I’d just like to learn applique in general

  33. Debra Neiman says:

    I want to see ideas for quilting on raw edge applique

  34. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I’ve been struggling with the hand stitching with binding. As I look at all the blogs in your list one of them had a lesson hand the corners of binding, I’m now ready to give that a try. Love blog hops, I learn so much. Thanks

  35. I want to learn to be a better machine quilter! Thanks for the fun tour.

  36. donna says:

    Would like to learn more about making labels for my quilts. Thanks.

  37. Cynthia says:

    Curved seams are heard for me. thanks for a chance to win!

  38. Gun Adrian says:

    I want to learn about sewing circles. I´ve never tried that, because I think it´s too hard to do!
    Gun, Sweden

  39. Kathy Jackson says:

    Paper piecing and demos in the many ways of appliqué. Thank you for all your good articles and patterns.

  40. Kris S says:

    I would love to learn more advanced applique techniques for dimensional effect.

  41. Patty Swatzell says:

    I love learning new techniques but the one technique I would like to learn is Bargello. I love the look especially the swirl table runner I saw recently.
    Love the 100 blocks vol 6 blocks I have seen so far. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. Judy says:

    I like scrappy quilts. Freehand quilting looks really good on the scrappy style quilts. I’d like to see more beginner tips. I like having a “hard copy” of a magazine. I carry it with me in my”go” bag.

  43. Pamela Reim says:

    Borders certainly I could use some new ideas for these

  44. Carol Sc says:

    I would like to learn more about mitering borders and unusual border finishes. I learn a great deal from reading your magazine — thanks.

  45. Rachell R says:

    I want to learn appliqué with bias tape/tubing/fusible tape, specifically creating designs in borders and blocks like Celtic knots and designs, such as Scarlett Rose’s designs and patterns.

    For all of you that want an easier, faster, less mind-boggling Paper Piecing method, try Peggy Martin’s book Quick-Strip Paper Piecing, or her online Craftsy.com class by the same name! I use it for all my paper piecing and I love it!

  46. Stephanie Matz says:

    I want to learn more about quilting on my home machine, as well as hand piecing. Thanks so much for a great blog hop!

  47. Pat V. says:

    I want to learn to make fabulous curves!

  48. Mary says:

    I love to learn how to do better hand applique.

  49. Tamsyn says:

    I would like to learn needle-turn applique. Tamsyn

  50. Vivian says:

    I would like to learn scalloped borders, inside and outside the quilt, maybe some different border techniques like prairy points and others. Also cathedral window technique, I know there are different ways of doing this. thanks. Vivian

  51. Mary Jane Cardwell says:

    I would love to learn the cathedral window work in simple, easy to follow steps.

  52. Sandra Timmons says:

    Since I am just a beginner, I would like to learn more about paper-piecing. I know a lot of quilters enjoy applique, but this just scares me to death. It must be easy and addictive. I think I want to learn but it will take a lot of easy lessons.

    Sandi T.

  53. Karyn says:

    I’d love to learn embellishing techniques…like adding beads, etc.

  54. Robyn Brown says:

    I would like to learn more about needle turn applique.

  55. Patricia says:

    Different techniques on hand applique would be wonderful. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

  56. Brenda Hulsey says:

    I’m trying different methods of appliqueing right now so any lessons on them would be wonderful!

  57. Dana says:

    I’m working on applique right now, so my next challenge is paper piecing, it looks easy but I have a lot of questions. Thanks.

  58. kathy h says:

    I would like to learn hand quilting.

  59. hmp says:

    I would like to become more proficient with fusible applique.

  60. Barb J says:

    I’m interested in finding ways to make sure the seams are pressed so that the bulk doesn’t all end up in the same place. I seem to always end up with intersections where all the seams are pressed in the same direction, so there are with 6 or 8 or more layers of fabric in that tiny little place. There has to be a way to avoid that!

  61. Denise says:

    I need to learn to applique in a way that works for me. I get frustrated with my lack of skills.

  62. CelticRose says:

    I’d like to learn how to do curved seams.

  63. Kelly Cline says:

    Would like to learn more on paper piecing. Thanks for the great posts this week and giveaways!

  64. Jocelyn says:

    My biggest desire is to learn to free motion quilt on my domestic sewing machine. I try and try, but get pretty discouraged, and end up going back to the walking foot.

  65. Bernie S says:

    I’m a fairly new quilter, so learning almost any technique is on my list, especially since there are always several ways to do anything — I need to try a few a pick the one that works for me.

  66. Lori S says:

    I would like to try Paper Piecing. I am pretty game to try most anything, but that is still on my to do list. Thanks for the chances to win!

  67. Jitka says:

    I have never try hand applique and aslo machine aplique. I would hear anything about history of quilting, Amish quilting.

  68. Vicki Hill says:

    I would like to learn to applique. Thank you for the blog tour.

  69. Lisa Marie says:

    I’d like to learn to quilt freehand feathers.

  70. Kathy says:

    I would love to learn how to make a cathedral window. I just tried and it was …well not as nice as I hoped it would be!! :)
    Thanks for having the blog tour again, I always enjoy it!!

  71. Jamie says:

    I am interested in learning more about sewing a curved seam and English paper piecing.

  72. Lee Ann L. says:

    I want to learn how to machine quilt. I can do basic in the ditch and outline stitching; but, I’d like to do more. I would also like to learn applique; but, I am intimidated by it. Thank you for a chance to win!

  73. Janet Frank says:

    I’d like to learn how to applique. I guess I should say learn how to applique more accurately. I haven’t tried all the methods yet but, I wish there was a fool proof way to do it…at least one for this ol’fool! Thanks for great fun on this tour. Am already looking forward then next one.

  74. cynthia meredith says:

    I’d like to learn curved piecing.

  75. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I have never done applique. And all the pretty applique blocks I’ve seen in the blog tour make me want to learn. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Becky Greene says:

    I want to learn to sew curved pieces and I want to try paper foundation piecing. I have a hard time distinguishing my right from my left, so all the flipping, roataing mirror images is tough for me. I will try again, though! Thanks for the great blog hop – so enjoyable!

  77. Dee says:

    I really need to learn how to machine quilt. I piece, paper piece, appplique, englis paper piece and hand piece, just need to clearn how to machine quilt.

  78. Melissa says:

    I want to learn fmq!

  79. Bonnie Breneman says:

    Wow! I could use mug to use. Hmmm, coffee, tea & hot chocolate! Great to sip on while I quilt at my longarm, piece my quilt or just sewing because that I what I love to do.

  80. KT says:

    I want to learn to machine quilt and to paper piece. Thanks for the great blog tour!

  81. Lea Brummett says:

    I would love learn to do long wavy borders on a quilt, the kind with the inside curve. They add a WOW to a quilt!

  82. I’d like to learn paper piecing.

  83. Martina says:

    I would love to learn tipps about handquilting with a loop! I am new to it and would be greatful for every helpful input! Thanks so much. Has been a great tour!

  84. Sue Bennett says:

    I love the look of appliqué and I do so, but would love to have more info on the needle turn appliqué.

  85. Susan C says:

    I’d like to learn some finishing techniques – how to bind scalloped edges, add piping to binding, making reversible binding nd the like. Sometimes it’s the little details that make the quilt.

  86. Debbie M says:

    I keep putting off freemotion quilting. It’s about time I started practicing it. That’s the best way to learn!

  87. Gill says:

    I’d like to learn needle turn applique!

  88. I’d like to learn more about how to applique perfect circles. I always seem to get a point somehwere on mine.

  89. Mary E. Adams says:

    Seems like a lot of people want to learn needle turn applique. After a dozen large quilts using this technique, I can cross it off my list. Still want to master free motion quilting.

  90. Bev Gunn says:

    I am still struggling to learn free motion quilting-not from lack of tutorials but from an inability on my part to get co-cordinated!

  91. Annaleena says:

    I would like to learn more about needle turn applique. I have been admiring Sue Daley’s and Ann Sutton’s projects.

  92. becanne says:

    Free-motion raw-edge applique. I’ve got several projects ready to go, but I chicken out every time I get them near the machine.

  93. Hueisei says:

    I would love to learn appliqué technique :)
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  94. ratama says:

    Needle turn applique. It drives me to distraction otherwise.

  95. Hanke Fijnvandraat says:

    The applique techniques Thank you for the giveaway!

  96. Gwendolyn Clark says:

    All applique techniques would be appreciated. Thank you for the giveaway.

  97. thunder says:

    I would like to learn needle turn applique. I have tried it a few times with not so very good results. :(

  98. Sue Bone says:

    I love learning all new techniques but at the moment I fancy trying some felting and working with felt.

  99. Narelle says:

    I like to do hand applique with blanket stitch. I have my method (needle up from underneath on the edge) but I once saw a different method and would like to learn this but I’ve never found it again. The needle came up from underneath in from the edge of the applique piece.

  100. I just know there has got to be an easier way to hand applique than with glue or toothpicks~ I would love to find an article like that in an upcoming issue. Thanks for the great tour! I found so many new blogs and designers.

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