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. Penny says:

    I would ve to do Spring Skinnier in those bright colors.

  2. Peg says:

    Haute Tote looks like a great project to make for our fund-raising boutique.

  3. Diane says:

    I love everything Edyta Sitar designs! The flower basket runner is beautiful!

  4. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I LOVE Spring Skinny! Adorable!

  5. beryl marranzino says:

    What can you say except ” a million hours of pleasure for more than thousands of people”

  6. Linda says:

    I love them all but my fav is Bloomin’ Baskets. Congrats on 150 issues.

  7. Valerie Boudier says:

    I’d like to make the bag – it looks so fresh and springlike

  8. Jennifer Padden says:

    Blooming baskets is calling me. It fits my decor and makes my heart sing.

  9. Kimberly M says:

    I would choose to make all three in this order – Spring Skinny, Bloomin’ Baskets and then the haute tote.

  10. Cheryl Simmons says:

    I love the Spring Skinnie. I love fast, bright, fun projects.

  11. Penny R says:

    I use the pattern , Haute Tote, but I would make it into a lap quilt.

  12. Mary Morris says:

    Table runner, for sure. I’ve wanted to try one of Ms. Sitar’s designs.

  13. Connie Donaldson says:

    Love the totes

  14. Marie Gilkey says:

    I already have material picked out to make the Skinny and the purse. They are great patterns!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Marilyn Snow says:

    I can’t wait to make a spring skinny — very cute!! Thanks!

  16. Jan says:

    Love the tilted flowerpots and trying to figure out if I have time for B. Hunter’s mystery quilt.

  17. Lou Corbin says:

    I’ve been looking for a new tote bag and Haute Tote looks scrapalicious!

  18. Karen says:

    I love the bloomin basket runner. It would make a beautiful gift for my future mother-in- law for her birthday in May.

  19. Roxanne Sedor says:

    I love the Haute Tote and Bloomin’ Baskets look great. The Square Roots quilt looks interesting but need the book first to truly check it out.

  20. Michele Hayden says:

    Blooming baskets is just the challenge I need!

  21. Tracy Pierceall says:

    I’d love to make that bag. Love the colors and pattern!

  22. Elizabeth R. says:

    I think I would start with Edyta Sitar’s Bloomin’ Baskets Table Runner and I already have Easter fabric picked out just for it!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win and congrats on 150!

  23. The spring skinnies would look soooo cute in my quilting room!!!!

  24. Morrissa McCoy says:

    I would love to make Edita Sitar’s Bloomin Baskets Table Runner! I love them all. This is the First one I’d have to make! Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. Megan says:

    I am a digital subscriber and I love the cover quilt “Star Splitter” and the Spring Skinnie! Thank you for the chance to win!

  26. Laura says:

    The fresh colors and simple design of Spring Skinnie had me hooked from the start. :-)

  27. Lynne says:

    Loving the Spring Skinny and the Haute Tote!

  28. Nancy says:

    I want to make the Spring Skinnie…and maybe the Bloomin’ Baskets. Too bad I have so many UFO’s to finish this year.

  29. mjb says:

    I like the tote!

  30. Joan Hudson says:

    I love the Haute Tote. I can already see it in so many different colors. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. Nikki says:

    I guess i should have paid more attention! in my math classes

  32. WyoDi says:

    I think I’d like to try the tablerunner, bloom’n baskets, thank you.

  33. Rina Mason says:

    I’m torn between the Haute Tote and Blooming Baskets. Guess I would have to make them both.

  34. Donna Joy says:

    The tote is my favorite, but I like them all. Quiltmaker is my favorite magazine.
    Quiltmaker has taught me so many wonderful quilty tips, and the patterns have fantastic instructions. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Marsha Savage says:

    That’s Haute.!

  36. Marsha Savage says:

    I like the Hauteur Tote.

  37. Gunda says:

    Really love the Blog Bonanza and the Spring Skinny

  38. Laurie says:

    I definitely want to make Spring Skinnie – it’s so pretty and cheerful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Rone Tromble says:

    I love Quiltmaker and have all my back issues. I’ve referred to them many times when looking for a particular pattern. I’m looking forward to making he Spring Skinney for the wall at my office.

  40. anna ward says:

    I would make the Spring Skinny as a gift for one of my favorite people and myself the bag.

  41. I love, Love, LOVE Edyta Sitar’s quilts, but I haven’t yet had the chance to make one of her patterns myself. This little table runner looks like the perfect project to fit my crazy/hectic schedule, and if I can win some fat quarters too — Sweet!!!

  42. I love the totes, make alot for storage containers for granddaughters dolls and accesories stuffed animals and for the beach, ive also think a few would look great as a photo prop for my photos.

  43. Jennifer Hale says:

    I love the pots! I went looking for the book the other day!!!

  44. Debbie Long says:

    I would love to make the Haute Tote. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  45. Tonya Morris says:

    This looks like a great book to have. Thanks for sharing.

  46. Joan Mansfield says:

    I would love to make the Spring Skinnie. It’s very cute. Thanks for the chance ato win.

  47. Jenn says:

    Spring Skinny is my favorite so far, and I’m enjoying the math as well (:

  48. Sheila Fernkopf says:

    I would love to win! I really like the table runner – love applique too. :)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  49. carol l says:

    I would love to do Bloomin Baskets. Thanks for having a give-away.
    Carol L

  50. Lorene Scheidt says:

    I love the cover photo, the quilt is fun and colorful. The Haute Tote would be my choice if the cover photo doesn’t count. I love totes! Thank you!

  51. Robyn Brown says:

    I love Edyta Sitar’s but then I love almost everything she does.

  52. Judy P says:

    I would like to try Edyta’s blooming baskets. I have never done such a intricate applique, but I have scraps I could use for the tote too.

  53. Mary Ann says:

    I love the Spring Skinnie in both brights and wools, but Blooming Baskets is also beautiful.

  54. Linda E in AZ says:

    I like the Spring Skinnie.

  55. Nancy N says:

    Bloomin’ Baskets would be my choice so far. Love the combination of appliqué and patchwork.

  56. Bonnie Burrough says:

    I would love to do the bloomin’ baskets first and then see how I could incorporate the runner(s) into a quilt! Thanks.

  57. Rosalind Gutierrez says:

    The charming “Spring Skinny” is my choice.

  58. Lisa Marie says:

    I want to make the Topsy Turvy quilt!

  59. Linda says:

    I want to make Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt.

  60. Rosemary says:

    Spring Skinny would be my choice!!

  61. Marie says:

    I love the Spring Skinny! So me – I love flowers! Looks like an exciting issue – can’t wait to get me a copy!

  62. Judy says:

    I would first make the table runner Bloomin’ Baskets by Edyta Sitar.

  63. LinH says:

    I would make “Spring Skinny”. It would definitely help the gray skys here in Washington State.

  64. Lis Martion says:

    I would make the ‘Spring Skinny’, it is pretty kool. I really like it in the soft colors..
    Thanks for the give away too.

  65. Deanna says:

    Block Bonanza looks like it is just my style–Thanks for the chance.

  66. Lisa McCall says:

    I would love to try my hand at one of the Spring Skinnie wallhangings. I love the bright cheerful one and it would look adorable in my daughter’s room . I also like the wool version although I have never make anything with wool….yet :)

  67. Deb says:

    I’m a real flower lover and love to work in my garden so I’d pick Spring Skinnie – it’s colorful and a breath of spring!

  68. I love the flowers, a wonderful piece that I could make for my daughter and my DIL wants me to make her a table topper, so the bloomin baskets would be perfect.


  69. Ellen Kuber says:

    spring skinnie in lots of bright colors!

  70. Carol in E TN says:

    I really like the Spring one with the flower pots and it looks quite do-able! Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. Carol W says:

    I’d go for Haute Tote.

  72. Patricia Hersl says:

    It’s Blooming Baskets for me. No fusible though, all by hand of course!

  73. I love Blooming Baskets so much!!!

  74. Nancy says:

    I would love to make the Spring Skinnie in wool applique. Love the colors and such a cute pattern!

  75. Sandy A in St. Louis says:

    Haute Tote for me! Love the colors and it looks really sturdy.

  76. Karen A says:

    I love the Haute Tote.

  77. Carol Kjar says:

    I love Majestic Garden. I love purples. I’ve subscribed to the magazine for years and love it! Thanks for the great patterns and projects!

  78. Mary Catherine von Jess says:

    I ‘d like to make Bloomin’ Baskets! ‘love the design and size. Thanks for the contest and the great magazine.

  79. Jen says:

    Definitely Spring Skinnie – So bright, cheerful, and SPRINGY!!

  80. ritainalaska says:

    spring skinnie is my pick … would love to work this up for my entry table.

  81. Pat O says:

    I love them all, but if I have to choose, I would do the Haute Tote. I’m a tote/purse person … and love the pattern! I’m a returning/new subscriber to Quiltmaker, and I’m sure that the subscription won’t start until next issue. :-( Would LOVE this issue!

  82. Beth B says:

    I like all three above. Maybe I’d make Spring Skinnie first. Thanks for the chance to win.

  83. Geri Barnes says:

    I love Spring Skinny – just what I need in cold and snowy SW Pennsylvania!

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  85. Linda Webster says:

    I want to make Bloomin’ Baskets by Edyta Sitar. I love her choice of colours – beautiful!

  86. Debby Hames says:

    I love, love, love the spring skinny!!!

  87. Kathy says:

    I have a bag thing going on these days and would enjoy the tote..thanks!

  88. Gloria Pietruszka says:

    I love the 1st Spring Skinnie . So colorful and cheery.. thinking Spring time and flowers. Nice giveaway.

  89. Colleen Terry says:

    One can never have enough totes. I love your magazine. Your directions are always easy to understand.

  90. Betty Gracie says:

    I would love to win the :)

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