Monthly Archives: June 2013

Best New Product: StoryPatches; Giveaway!

Of all the new products I saw at International Quilt Market in Portland, my favorite was StoryPatches from This tiny little product makes any quilt you give away more special and more lasting. Let me explain how StoryPatches work. … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Turning Points by Christa Marcotte; 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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All About Scale: Not the Weighing Kind

Let’s talk about scale. Not the bathroom variety, but the scale in fabrics we use for our quilts. What is it anyway? Why does it matter in your quilts? How can you use it more effectively? Let me see if … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quilt Titles You’ll Like; Giveaway!

I’ve had the fun of looking over a number of quilt books lately so I wanted to share them with you. Read to the end of the post for instructions on a chance to win one for yourself. Big-Print Patchwork: … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: Win Great Prizes!

 (Please note: The Christmas in July contest is for U.S. readers only.)   Our annual Christmas in July contest is open and you could be one of the 11 lucky winners. Ten prize package winners will each receive a holiday … Continue reading

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