Monthly Archives: December 2014

Block Friday at Quiltmaker: Patch Pals

Welcome to Block Friday at Quiltmaker. We usually think of quilt blocks in terms of smallish sizes like 6″, 10″, 12″ or even 18″. But today, I’d you to think in terms of great big blocks—so large that they comprise … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt Starts Jan. 1

Happy Holidays! And welcome to Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt We’re excited to bring you Quiltmaker’s first New Year’s mystery quilt, Auld Lang Stitches—an online exclusive for our readers. Here you can find yardage requirements and color ideas for your quilt. … Continue reading

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Duncan’s I Spy Quilt, Part 1

Over the weekend I finished up a quilt for my grandson Duncan. He’ll turn three just after Christmas, so I will take the quilt with me when I visit for the holidays. I tried some new methods on this quilt … Continue reading

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Our Gift to You: Quilting Freebies

In a season of giving, Quiltmaker presents these gifts to you. They represent a nice variety of quilting patterns, tutorials and fun. I hope you’ll enjoy them and return to them often when you need an idea, or just some … Continue reading

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Block Friday at Quiltmaker: How to Make a Quilt Label

Welcome back to Block Friday at Quiltmaker. When the blocks are all made, joined, quilted and bound, there’s one step left: The Quilt Label Making a quilt label doesn’t have to be a chore. I’ve learned to add it like … Continue reading

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Meet Deb Strain, Designer Extraordinaire

By Eileen Fowler, QM Associate Editor In Quiltmaker’s November/December ’14 issue, our Inspirations section features adorable owl and snowmen figurines from designer Deb Strain and Blossom Bucket. When I spotted these at International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh last May, it … Continue reading

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Charm Square Dresdens—Free Quilt Block Pattern

By Carolyn Beam, QM Director of Content I love 5″ charm squares, and I’m on a mission to find as many ways to use them as possible. Some of my charm squares come from pre-cut packs, but I also cut … Continue reading

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New Course: Quilting with Precuts

I might have a problem with quilting fabric precuts. Before writing this post, I checked. And, well…um…there are a few. Maybe you’re like me and these little bundles of joy are irresistible at the quilt shop. Maybe a quilt friend … Continue reading

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Block Friday at Quiltmaker and a Giveaway!

Welcome once again to Block Friday at Quiltmaker. I’m happy to bring you the next installment in our Block Friday series. Today I’m featuring a block design by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame. The short video below tells you how … Continue reading

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Patch Pals Kits on Sale Today!

If you’ve been meaning to order a kit for one of Quiltmaker’s many Patch Pals, the kits are all on sale today during our 12 Days of Deals at QuiltandSewShop.com. Each one is marked down 20% which makes for an … Continue reading

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