The Math of 150 Quiltmakers; Giveaway!

Today’s the day the March/April ’13 issue of Quiltmaker officially goes on sale. We’re very excited about this issue—it’s our 150th! One hundred and fifty regular issues, times an average of 10 patterns, is 1,500 quilt patterns.

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Each and every one has had a quilting plan, so that’s 1,500 quilting plans! Let’s use a nice round number for average patches per quilt: 500. So that’s 500 x 1,500 for a total of 750,000 patches. Wow!

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We celebrate our 150th issue by giving you something really fun: A Block Bonanza! You’ll find it on page 75: 150 block diagrams in two or three colors, all made from basic shapes (mostly half-square triangles). Later this week I’ll share some more math with you explaining how you can make these blocks in any size you want.

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Spring Skinnie by Margie Ullery

Like a breath of fresh air, our Spring Skinnie designed by Margie Ullery will lift your spirits.

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This version of Spring Skinnie features wool applique.

If you’d like to do the applique in wool, we have a great page full of how-tos and tips.

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Haute Tote by Sue Marsh

If you’d like a new bag for spring, Sue Marsh’s Haute Tote will fit the bill. She used leftover strips from another project and a cream solid for a fresh, modern look.


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…and here's the view from the other side.



Dressing a table is always fun in the spring, so do it with Edyta Sitar’s Bloomin’ Baskets runner.

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Bloomin' Baskets by Edyta Sitar

Use the earthy colors shown or adopt a different palette. The choice is yours! We give detailed instructions for Edyta’s easy fusible machine applique method. You’ll love it.

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That’s just the beginning of what’s in this issue. There is lots more! So how about a giveaway?! We know not everyone who reads Quilty Pleasures is a subscriber, so if you’re not and you’d like to win a copy of March/April ’13 plus some pretty fat quarters, leave a comment below by midnight Wednesday, Feb. 6. Answer this question: Of the projects you’ve seen so far, which one(s) would you like to make? We’ll choose three winners and send them their prizes promptly.

The winners are: Hueisei (#62), Kimberly M (#182) and Karen (#21). Thank you to everyone who participated!

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:
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190 Responses to The Math of 150 Quiltmakers; Giveaway!

  1. Sophie says:

    My pick is Edita’s blooming baskets. I love baskets and combining piecing with appliqué.

  2. jmniffer says:

    Spring Skinny and the Haute Tote bag look fun to me. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

  3. Maryellen says:

    Spring Skinny is on my list, as well as Edyta’s design. Congrats on such a great milestone! I get lots of ideas from your magazines. Thanks.

  4. Shirley Jobson says:

    Definitely must make Bloomin’ Baskets!!

  5. Lorraine says:

    I’d like to make the bag…love that it has a different look on each side.

  6. Valerie A. Clark says:

    I love the spring skinnie. Thanks.

  7. V. Abney says:

    Because I am just learning, I love to try the Haute Tote. Thanks!!

  8. Amanda Best says:

    I would like to make the quilt on the cover! I love soft yellows and all the crazy scrappiness makes it even better! It looks like a fabulous project to use up leftovers. Thanks!

  9. Cathy B says:

    I would like to make the mall but, if I had to choose just one it would be Bloomin’ Baskets by Edyta Sitar.

  10. Rachelle says:

    Sue Marsh’s Haute Tote is one I want to make

  11. Barb Colvin says:

    I’d like to make Square Roots and Bloomin’ Baskets.

  12. Karen says:

    I would love to make the blooming baskets quilt. I need to make a couple of small gifts for friends.

  13. Kathy Hassig says:

    I would love to make a Haute Tote. As my friends say you can never have enough totes.

  14. MaryBeth says:

    I love the Blooming Baskets table runner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Vivian says:

    I love the spring skinnie and the tote. Thanks.

  16. Christine M says:

    I just love Spring Skinnie. It would really brighten up a room. I’m not really a “brights” person but Margie’s version makes me want to go buy some bright fabrics and get started!

  17. Sharon Judkins says:

    Of the ones shone, Spring Skinnie is my favorite. I am not a very skilled applique-er but even I think I could do this.

  18. Karen says:

    I’d love to make that tote. Such a great modern idea. And, I’d like to try some applique with the small table runner. Congrats on 150 issues.

  19. Ali M says:

    I’d actually really love to take the pattern from Sue Marsh’s Haute Tote and make the design into a pillow as well as making the bag!

  20. Pat V. says:

    If I win, I’ll definitely be making the Haute Tote!

  21. Sue Goodin says:

    I would love to make the Spring Skinny.

  22. Rita Wilhelm says:

    I am a gardener so Spring Skinny is perfect. I have everything to make the flower pot in my garden too! My grandmother taught my mom and my mom taught me how to quilt. My daughter is now quilting.
    Congratulations on achieving so much for everyone who loves to quilt or what’s to try.

  23. Mary LeTard says:

    Received my magazine last week. Love the one flower in the 3 bright pots. On my list to do.

  24. Susan Paxton says:

    I love Haute Tote…but because of all the snow and ice we have been experiencing Spring Skinnie is just what I need to get warmed up!!

  25. I love the Bloomin’ Baskets. So pretty. Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

  26. Gale Yawn says:

    The Spring Skinnie is very cute and would be quick to make and easy to fit in a small space. I’d make it first and then the Haute Tote.

  27. Amy says:

    I like the Haute Tote. I need a new music bag!

  28. gab says:

    The Spring Skinnie in spring colors looks cheery! Thanks for chance to win.

  29. Linda says:


  30. Sheri Bord says:

    They are all adorable. First choice…Haute Tote. Banning plastic bags in my area…need to make totes that I can bring home the groceries in :-)

  31. Mary Saxon says:

    I have years and years of Quiltmaker back issues and recently let my subscription lapse because of the sheer number of back issues of several other quilt magazines in addition to Quiltmaker! I love Edyta’s table runner, and would love to win this magazine to make one to celebrate spring, and because I love Quiltmaker.

  32. Darlene Thompson says:

    Spring Skinnie, such a cute, fun wall hanging……looking at this one makes me smile…..
    I do plan on making this one….

  33. Karen O says:

    I love Prints Charming. Great use of rainbow colors.

  34. Annie K says:

    Bloomin’ Baskets, for sure, I’m a sucker for a cute birdie. :-)

  35. Julie says:

    I love the Haute Tote!

  36. donna says:

    Can’t wait to make the bag.

  37. Terri says:

    First I would make the Haute Tote as I am addicted to bags. However, I would love to make everything and give them to my friends this year for gifts. I am going to the store on my way home from work tonight. Thank you all for the wonderful inspiration you always provide us with.

  38. Pat Bond says:

    Would LOVE to make the Haute Tote bag. I’ve been obsessed with bags lately and this looks like a fun and easy one.

  39. hueisei says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!! I love the Haute Tote :D

  40. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I would love to make the Spring Skinny in the pretty colors like the first one. It would add some color out here in the desert. Thanks for the chance to win…

  41. Diana M says:

    I think the Spring Skinnie is ADORABLE! Makes me long for spring (despite the 3 inches of snow that sits outside my door)!

  42. kim says:

    I would love to make a Haute Tote. I just love bags but have been terrified to make one. The pattern looks simple enough for me to give it a go.

  43. Diane Simmons says:

    I would make the bag. its just so springy, would make a great bag for Easter shopping.

  44. LizA. says:

    I love bags of any kind so haute tote is definitely calling me to drop everything and make one for myself…..

  45. Diane Durrant says:

    I love the tote bag! I’d probably have to start there, then go on to the 150 blocks. I’m not a subscriber but frequently buy Quiltmaker (when I can find it), and absolutely love all of the patterns I’ve seen. Thanks for a wonderful magazine!

  46. Darla Zimmer says:

    Definitely would like to do Spring Skinny.

  47. Evelyn says:

    I like the Spring Skinnie but the bag is also really cute, like the Prints charming I see in the magazine as well. Would love to make them all.

  48. I love the sspring skinne

  49. Barb in southeastern PA says:

    I like the tote bag, and would make one in 30s repros for spring/summer and one in homespuns for fall/winter. I love the long “over the shoulder” handles. Plus the scrappy stars quilt on the cover looks interesting.

  50. Tanya Stevens says:

    I never win but it’s so much fun just entering…Thanks for the chance and good luck everyone!

  51. TErre Sturtevant says:

    Love the Haute Tote, I think I would start with the tote, but also like the bright Spring Skinny, I love flowers! Thanks for opportunity to win.

  52. mary walker says:

    Love the cover quilt!

  53. Sheila says:

    I would really love to make Spring Skinnie, it’s so cute! The colors just “Sing Spring”! I also read Bonnie Hunters blog so I know she has a mystery starting in the March/April 13 issue. Thank you for a great magazine, Love this magazine! Sheila

  54. Rachell R says:

    I would make the Spring Skinny. The flower pots are very cute and the colors are cheerful.

  55. Darlene Jacolik says:

    I love Spring Skinnie!

  56. Linda Cartwright says:

    I love all the projects so far, but I love the Bloomin’ Baskets by Edyta Sitar!

  57. Patti says:

    I just love Bloomin’ Baskets by Edyta Sitar. I will be doing that one and
    Spring Skinnie! And another mystery! Yeah!!!

  58. CherylZ says:

    I absolutely love the Spring Skinny!

  59. Kris says:

    Bloomin’ Baskets catches my eye. I’ve wanted to try one of Edyta’s applique patterns for some time now and a table runner is the perfect size.

  60. Kathy says:

    I would sure love to win this. I love the spring skinny and would love to do that. My daughters birthday is in March and it would be fun to make that wall hanging for her. My friend’s birthday is coming up too, and I think she would like one of the spring skinnies.

  61. Frances says:

    I just bought your magazine because of the Spring Skinny. I buy every issue and never have trouble justifying is as I glance through at the newsstand. Always something to admire. wouldn’t it be fun to win new FQ’s to stitch this project.

  62. Frances Allen says:

    Blooming Baskets is my favorite! I have lots of table runners & toppers. Makes my breakfast room special!

  63. Debbie Rest says:

    I love Blooming baskets. The colors are perfect for my house and I love small applique projects

  64. Cathie D says:

    Wow! 150 is incredible…and each one had something great to enjoy.
    Spring Skinny is an eyecatcher and the baskets are so pretty and who wouldn’t want another tote? LOL I have let my subscription laps so I would love to win thanks for the chance.

  65. Louisa in BC says:

    As soon as I saw the Bloomin’ Baskets runner I began going through fabrics in my mind and pondering what would work. That would be my first project, for sure!

  66. Kate Dinsmore says:

    I love the look of hte Haute Tote. I make a lot of bags and give them away as part of a presetn. For example, if I make a lap quilt for someone, I’d put it in a tote bag and give them both. But the Haute Tote, I think I would keep for my own self. Just like the vibe of it.

  67. Patricia says:

    Spring Skinny is so darn cute, I’ll be making that one for sure! I’m a forever subscriber of Quiltmaker so if I’m lucky enough to win I’ll give the magazine to one of my quilty friends. Congrats & thanks for all of those lovely patterns!

  68. Kd Brown says:

    I’m really loving Edyta Sitar’s Bloomin’ Baskets runner. Gorgeous!

  69. Jan Kinshella says:

    I love spring skinny anything with flower pots has my attention.

  70. Pat says:

    I would love to make Sue Marsh’s Haute Tote. I love the different color scheme on each side of the bag!

  71. Cathryn H says:

    While I have a subscription to Quiltmaker, I am looking at the Spring Skinnie to make for a friend who love to decorate for all kinds of reasons. She would love to have a small wall hanging for spring and I’m going to make it up as soon as finish my current project.

  72. Becky Greene says:

    I would love to make the cover quilt – I love scrappy stars!

  73. Terri says:

    flower pots are adorable, I know the perfect person to make this for, should have it ready for Christmas if I hurry!

  74. The Haute Tote is my favorite!

  75. Suzanne LaFlex says:

    Spring Skinnie by Margie Ullery

    I can feel the spring, and we definately need that thought now!

  76. Dorene Morris says:

    I love the table runner. EDYTA sitar’s designs are beautiful.

  77. Peg Wood says:

    Probablynthe tote…but I love the quilt on the cover.

  78. linda-kaye says:

    I’m planning on making “Spring Skinnie”. It’s so cheery, especially when I look outside and see all the snow – lol!

  79. janita says:

    I would make Edyta’s baskets. Thanks for a chance to win. Congratulations on your 150 issue of Quiltmaker! It is one of my favorite magazines. Janita

  80. Karen says:

    I’d like to sew Bloomin’ Baskets by Edyta Sitar. I love applique and the fabrics used in this is beautiful.

  81. Christine Davis says:

    I am having a difficult time choosing only one. I like all but the Bloomin Baskets runner is probably my favorite of all. Maybe if you choose me I could make all of the above. Thanks for your consideration

  82. Hanke says:

    I like the tote and the Spring skinny the most. Thanks for the give away!

  83. Diana says:

    Spring Skinny with the cute button center makes me smile!

  84. Lovie Ball says:

    Of the three shown, I like the tote. However, I love the cover photo quilt, the yellow background and bright fabrics, call to me.

  85. Jo says:

    Majestic Gardens is stunning, i’d love to do that one. But some of those table runners are pretty darn cute. I just subscribed but am afriad its too late to get this issue and i sew want to do Bonnie’s Lazy Sunday. Thank you!

  86. Sharon says:

    I do love the tote, but how fun would that pattern be in a quilt?

  87. Bernie S says:

    I liked Spring Skinnie. Just the thing for getting rid of the winter doldrums.

  88. Karen W. says:

    It looks like a great issue of the magazine. I’d love to win a copy! Blooming Baskets would be my first choice pattern to make and Spring Skinnie would be my second choice. Congratulations on your 150th issue!

  89. Mary Kastner says:

    I love Bloomin Baskets. The others are beautiful as well. Thanks or the opportunity to win.

  90. Karyn says:

    Sprint Skinnie looks very cute!

  91. Dana says:

    I love the Spring Skinnie by Margie in those wonderful bright colors.

  92. Jess in Tyler says:

    I am really loving the Spring Skinnie! Too stinking cute!

  93. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I would make the Haute tote! Thanks for the chance!

  94. Dell says:

    Would love to make the Haute Tote.

  95. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Love the Haute Tote. Thanks for the chance to win.

  96. Colleen Gander says:

    I have a passion for baskets so I would start with Edyta Sitar’s Bloomin’ Baskets runner. Thanks for the opportunity to create spring.

  97. Katy P. says:

    Spring Skinnie or Blooming Baskets! Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. QuiltSue says:

    I love Spring Skinnie – it’s just perfect to make at this grey time of year.

  99. I like the way Gina Elias made Majestic Garden. That is one I could see myself making this year or next year.

  100. Anita says:

    Spring Skinnie, the first version, is the one I would like to start with; it’s lovely!

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