Monthly Archives: June 2014

Quiltmaker and the Christmas in July Contest

(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 eight lucky winners. Eight winners! Each prize package is worth over $558. Each … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Emily’s Pup Tents

The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is a select group of six QM readers who take one pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions of it to inspire others. You can see slideshows of past Scrap Squad projects. The featured design … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilts: I’m on Board

I have never been interested in crazy quilts, but this book changed my mind. I walked into a booth at International Quilt Market and saw the fan quilt below—and nearly hyperventilated. I’m not usually attracted to crazy-type quilts but this … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Mug Giveaway! Three Up for Grabs!

We rarely give away the coveted 100 Blocks coffee mugs but this is your chance. We’re beginning a slow buildup leading to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 10 this fall, which will put us at 1,000 blocks published. Volume 9 is … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilts: Exploding Sewing Room by Buff

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The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is a select group of six QM readers who take one pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions of it to inspire others. You can see slideshows of past Scrap Squad projects. The featured design … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty

Tomorrow is the 20th of June. 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 … Continue reading

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EQ, Creative Spark and Quiltmaker

If you use Electric Quilt design software or if you’ve thought about getting it (it’s recently become available for Mac, too), this post contains important information for you. And even if you don’t fall into those groups, your creativity might … Continue reading

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Amanda Murphy’s Garden Spot, Giveaway

The July/August issue of Quiltmaker features an easy but oh-so-attractive throw quilt pattern called Garden Spot. It was designed and made by Amanda Murphy, and it features Amanda’s own fabrics for Blend. The fabric collection is Topiary—isn’t it pretty? I … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Potpourri

These were some of my favorite things at International Quilt Market last month. I hope you enjoy them. Adored this amazing ribbon quilt called Aware by Trisch Price, which appears in her book Accentuate the Negative for My Stars, part … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: “A Little Off Center” by Margaret Kennedy

The Quiltmaker Scrap Squad is a select group of six QM readers who take one pattern from each issue and make scrappy versions of it to inspire others. You can see slideshows of past Scrap Squad projects. The featured design … Continue reading

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