Monthly Archives: June 2013

QM Scrap Squad: Gina’s Turning Points

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. This is the new July/August ’13 issue with a warm summer sun on the … Continue reading

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Using Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks

Next time your quilting group needs an idea for a block exchange, how about using Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks as a creative springboard?        We did this for Quiltmaker’s Block Party in Williamsburg last summer, and again in Portland … Continue reading

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Product Review: Great New Items; Giveaway!

Only once in my life have I put a bumper sticker on my car. There just aren’t many things I want to say to the entire world. But— —when I saw the Lilly Belle vinyl signs at International Quilt Market … Continue reading

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Sponsor Spotlight: Christmas in July and Hoffman California Fabrics

(Please note: This contest is for U.S. readers.) Our Christmas in July contest is in full swing. There will be 11 winners: one grand prize winner gets a Gammill “The Charm” longarm quilting machine, ten more winners get amazing prize … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Becky Deals with Turning Points! Giveaway!

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. This is the new July/August ’13 issue with a warm summer sun on the … Continue reading

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Sponsor Spotlight: Christmas in July and FreeSpirit

Our Christmas in July contest is in full swing. There will be 11 winners: one grand prize winner gets a Gammill “The Charm” longarm quilting machine, ten more winners get amazing prize packages full of fabric, a holiday quilt top … Continue reading

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The Quiltmaker Shuffle

Quiltmaker debuts The Quiltmaker Shuffle Come on! Get your quilty groove on! First a little background: At the close of QM’s Block Party in Portland last March, the teachers and Quiltmaker staff shared dinner and debriefing. We told stories and … Continue reading

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Turning Points

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. This is the new July/August ’13 issue with a warm summer sun on the … Continue reading

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Our Contests Are Real!

I did a guild program last week in tiny little Cedar Rapids, Nebraska. It’s always so much fun to meet new quilters. I say hello to as many people as possible before the meeting begins because you just never know … Continue reading

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Understanding Scale: A Little Trick

Last week we started talking about scale in quilts and fabrics. That first post had basic information you’ll want to know. There’s a little trick when it comes to using large-scale fabrics in small patches so I want to share … Continue reading

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