Monthly Archives: February 2013

Come to Portland for Quiltmaker Classes

It’s not too late to join Quiltmaker for the Block Party March 20–23 in Portland, Oregon. We have recently opened a la carte registrations, so you have the option of attending just one or two classes or lectures, or registering … Continue reading

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QM Freebies: Enjoy!

Quiltmaker is pleased to offer several free patterns to our readers and Facebook friends. I hope you’ll take advantage of the ones you like. We know that not everyone uses Facebook and that’s okay! If you’re not on Facebook and … Continue reading

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Meet the newest member of the Quiltmaker Team: Shayla + Giveaway!

Hello Quilty Friends! My name is Shayla. Some of you may know me if you have won a prize, or had a question about one of our patterns. I am the newest member of the Quiltmaker Team. My official job … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Aunt Marti’s Majestic Garden

The Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire others. The featured Scrap Squad quilt in Quiltmaker’s March/April ’13 issue is Majestic Garden, below. … Continue reading

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Quilt Blocks: Simple Math Part 3

We’ve been learning some basic quilt math and we’re up to Part 3. Are you still with me?! If quilt math isn’t your strong point and you really want to wrap your head around these concepts, you might want to … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty: Sewing Maintenance

Do you have some easy quilt-related maintenance tasks that you put off? I sure do. Now Quiltmaker will remind you periodically to do these things. We’ll do it today and on the 20th of each month. We’ll call it: Tune-Up … Continue reading

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How to Hurt a Quilter’s Feelings

The sewing machine repair guy hurt my feelings last week. I took my machine in for a checkup, and when I got it back, he was not shy in expressing his distaste for its state.   Writing “very dirty” in … Continue reading

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Free Quilty Quote to Share

Happy Presidents’ Day everyone! Here is the latest addition to our free Quilty Quotes collection from Quiltmaker. Please feel free to share this with all your quilty friends! Stay tuned for another fun free Quilty Quote next Monday!

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QM Scrap Squad: Christa Marcotte’s Majestic Garden

The Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire others. The featured Scrap Squad quilt in Quiltmaker’s March/April ’13 issue is Majestic Garden, below. … Continue reading

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Quilt Blocks: Simple Math Part 2

Last week we began looking at some quilt blocks and learning how to figure patch sizes. You might want to review that post, Simple Math Part 1.     When you’re figuring patch sizes, the first thing is to determine … Continue reading

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