Yearly Archives: 2014

Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party Day 1

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! This will be a week full of fun. Whether or not you have kids who’ve gone back to school, fall is a great time to start a new quilt project. Hip-Hopscotch is easy … Continue reading

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Cut It Out! Brother’s Innovation for Applique

We heard a lot of buzz about Brother’s revolutionary ScanNCut at International Quilt Market. This machine can quickly convert patterns, drawings and more into applique fabric patches. The built-in 300 DPI scanner will scan your images, then precisely cut the … Continue reading

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Back to School Party Next Week!

Please make plans to join me for Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party next week. There will be a free quilt pattern in bite-sized morsels, a few tips and tricks for quilters, our team of reader-sewer introductions and a few quilty … Continue reading

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Craft Daily: A Free Weekend!

Quilting is my first love, but it’s not my only creative pursuit. I enjoy making scrapbooks, knitting, mixed media, art journaling and gardening. I think most creative people have multiple interests. A resource I turn to often for its diversity … Continue reading

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Changes at Quiltmaker and a Giveaway

Change is inevitable. It happens to all of us at one time or another. And it’s happened here at Quiltmaker. We said goodbye to our editor-in-chief June Dudley last month, as she left to pursue new opportunities. But that doesn’t … Continue reading

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25 Giveaways: QM Rocks the Blocks

 Today’s the day this special issue from Quiltmaker appears on newsstands. Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’14 We’ve taken designs from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and created new quilts. The patterns are in this great new issue—19 of them! The … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sweetwater’s Quilt Block

Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes concludes today with a final Home Sweet Home quilt block giveaway. It was made by the ladies of Sweetwater from their own fabrics for Moda. I love the polka dots. You can never have too many … Continue reading

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How to Make a Scrap Quilt: Scrappy, Scrappier, Scrappiest

Six QM readers take one pattern from an issue and make scrappy versions. This team is called the Scrap Squad. Here’s the pattern we’re using from Quiltmaker Sept/Oct. Today’s featured quilt is by Beth Kerr Helfter, who blogs at Quilting … Continue reading

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Stop Ovarian Cancer

Beth Helfter is a member of Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad and the force behind EvaPaige Quilt Designs. Beth lost her mom to ovarian cancer. She’s leading a Mug Rug Swap/fundraising event for ovarian cancer research. More about why. Here’s how it … Continue reading

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We Need Your Projects!

Quiltmaker seeks photos of projects made from our patterns. We’re restocking our files and we’d love to see what you’ve made with QM designs. Large, small, beginner, expert—you’re all welcome! See yourself in print. Please send photos to

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