Monthly Archives: March 2014

Where I Spent National Quilting Day

I’m lucky to live in a place where quilting is alive and well. So I could think of no better place to spend National Quilting Day on March 15 than Quilt House, home to the International Quilt Study Center and … Continue reading

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Search Tips for Quilters

Here’s something you need to know if you’re a quilter and you use the internet. There is an easy way that you can find a boatload of inspiration for your quilts. It’s really simple: Use Google to search specifically for … Continue reading

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One Scrappy Story

I finished piecing a 90″ x 90″ scrap quilt last week, and soon it will head off to the quilter. This quilt and I had a love-hate relationship from the get-go. I blogged about its birth in a post called … Continue reading

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QM Tips: Keep Fusible Applique Soft

Garden Waltz is a quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney and patterned in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 edition. It’s a beautiful quilt with some really eye-catching applique. The large applique patches  can become stiff, though, if you apply … Continue reading

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One Machine Quilter’s Story

This is Quiltmaker’s Year of Machine Quilting! Our goal is to help you become a confident machine quilter on your home sewing machine. If you’re not already following the lessons in Machine Quilting 101, reading the articles in print, practicing … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Lori Holt and Great Granny Squared

Quiltmaker is pleased to partner with It’s Sew Emma publications today. We’re reviewing the brand new Great Granny Squared book by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. And then we have several copies for giveaway! If you have yet … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Louisa’s Canada Goose

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of readers who take one predetermined pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions to inspire other readers. We feature a new Scrap Squad quilt almost every week. QM created the Scrap Squad … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty

It’s the 20th of March. That means it’s time for Tune-Up on Twenty! This is a friendly reminder: • Open up your sewing machine’s innards and gently clean out all the lint, dirt and debris. • Oil your machine (not … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Tradition–with a Twist

It was the first day of first grade and I was ready. I had my Big Chief writing tablet and a pristine box of 16 beautiful Crayola crayons. I could hardly wait to break it open. As we were given … Continue reading

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Recommended Quilt Books Giveaway

There are many new titles of interest to quilters. Let’s take a look at several and then we’ll have a giveaway. • From Kansas City Star Quilts: Baskets, Birds and Boughs: Quilts Year ‘Round by Debbie Roberts, $27.95 If you … Continue reading

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