Monthly Archives: January 2014

QM Scrap Squad: Nicole’s Oh, Sew Purple!

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. Today is the very last project from the 2013 Scrap Squad. It’s always hard to say good-bye … Continue reading

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Pin-Whirl Block: Watch it Twist and Turn

Here’s my block from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 8: I love the watery blues and greens in this one. The fabric is Serenity by Cheri Strole for Northcott. Calming colors, yet it’s such an active block with the varying angles … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Machine Quilting Lessons

My first quilt was a sampler of all of the blocks I had made during a class at my local quilt store. My mother, an experienced quilter, suggested I finish it and give it to my grandmother as a gift. … Continue reading

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QM Patch Pals: The Bunny Baby

I went to a local quilt guild meeting recently. A member I’d never met shared a wonderful story with me. Her name is Jane Fox and she’s from Hastings, Nebraska. Jane made Quiltmaker’s Bunny Patch and gave it as a … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Becky’s Sew Blue Grows

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. Today is another of the final projects from the 2013 Scrap Squad. The Scrap Squad quilt from … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Introducing the 2014 Team

Quiltmaker is pleased to announce the 2014 QM Scrap Squad. These people will bring you scrappy versions of one design from each regular issue of Quiltmaker. I asked each one to tell others a bit about herself. In their own … Continue reading

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Staff Stories: Early Machine Quilting Confessions

Machine quilting was definitely not in my vocabulary when it started gaining popularity, nor was it on my to-do list. I was a traditionalist, after all. Why would I “ruin” a quilt by machine quilting it? Hand quilting was the … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Thrifty Quilter

The Thrifty Quilter Making (Nearly) Free Quilts from Leftover Fabric by Anne Wiens “If you quilt, have you scraps. Lots of scraps. Mountains of scraps.”       —Anne Wiens Anne Wiens is a creative thinker who makes scrap quilts using a smart, … Continue reading

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QM Staff Challenge

Quiltmaker’s annual staff challenge is always fun. We all use the same block or quilt design. Each person uses fabrics from one of our preferred fabric partners. The resulting quilts are always varied—and inspirational.    We began with On the … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Anne’s Sew Many Scraps!

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. Today is another of the final projects from the 2013 Scrap Squad. The Scrap Squad quilt from … Continue reading

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