Monthly Archives: May 2013

QM Scrap Squad: Off to the Races by Christa Marcotte

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire you.   The featured Scrap Squad quilt in Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is Mandarin Express, below. … Continue reading

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Celebration Giveaway!

Let’s celebrate a Quiltmaker milestone! We surpassed 25,000 followers on Facebook overnight. We’re pretty excited about that! Having more followers allows us to share what’s going on at Quiltmaker and in the quilting world with more people. We often point … Continue reading

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Kona Cotton: Precut Hexies from Robert Kaufman

We’ve been looking at different methods, tools and techniques for hexagon quilts lately. Over the weekend I spent some time with Precut Hexies in Kona Cotton Solids from Robert Kaufman. I had Precut Hexies samples in each of Kaufman’s signature … Continue reading

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U.S. Residents: Memorial Day Sale

They’re having a nice sale at quiltandsewshop.com to recognize the Memorial Day holiday. This applies to U.S. sales, and as always, there is free shipping on orders over $50. Slip on over and check it out.

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QM Scrap Squad: Marti’s Mandarin “Grape”

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire you.   The featured Scrap Squad quilt in Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is Mandarin Express, below. … Continue reading

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100 Blocks: Santa Fe Star, Giveaway!

We’re tickled pink with Volume 7 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks! Check out the complete list of fabulous designers in the issue here. Here’s a little background on the design process for my block. My preferred technique is foundation piecing. Unusual … Continue reading

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Win a Set of Designer Blocks

What happens to the actual blocks designers send us for each issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks? They’re won by readers just like you! We host a simple contest for U.S. readers—in fact we’ve done so for each of the seven … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty: Sewing Maintenance, Giveaway!

It’s time for your Tune-Up on Twenty. On the 20th of each month, we remind you to take care of your sewing maintenance. Here’s a short checklist.   1. Gently clean the lint/dirt/debris from all areas of your machine as … Continue reading

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QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Engine Ready block #650

Welcome! Thanks for stopping by! Have you picked up your copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Volume 7 yet? All of the 100 Blocks issues (can you believe there are 7 so far, and we’re already working on 8!) are full … Continue reading

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Carol’s Mandarin Express

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire you. The featured Scrap Squad quilt in Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is Mandarin Express, below. It … Continue reading

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