Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Bitty Blocks of 2015: Free Quilt Block Patterns

When we started sharing QM Bitty Blocks last January, we had no idea people would be so enamored with our free quilt block patterns. It’s been inspiring to hear about the fun you’re having with these adorable little designs. And … Continue reading

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Merry, Joy and Cheer: My Christmas Quilt

About five years ago, I went to a sew-in with a group of quilters in my area. They’d put together a small table of quilt-related items for sale, kind of like a garage sale for people like you and me. … Continue reading

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Paper Piecing Patterns eBook – FREE!

We love foundation paper piecing, and that’s why we’ve selected this technique as the topic of our new free eBook: Paper Piecing Patterns. That’s right, free! Think of it as our special holiday gift to you. The three quilt designs … Continue reading

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Quick Last-Minute Christmas Inspiration

Christmas day is fast approaching, but it’s not too late to make unique handmade gifts for your loved ones. Albeit, with just days to go, we’re talking super quick-and-easy here! I’ve gathered together several fast projects you can make in … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Flying Geese

You may have noticed long ago that in the row quilt layouts for QM Bitty Blocks, there were lots of Flying Geese. There are many ways to make Flying Geese, but when they’re tiny like this (finishing at just 1″ … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Free Fabric for Life!

 Enter DAILY through Dec. 31 Our co-workers at Keepsake Quilting are hosting a “Fabric for Life” contest throughout the end of the month, and this one is so good we just had to share it with all of you! The … Continue reading

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Modern Elegance Blog Hop & Giveaway

Welcome to the Modern Elegance Coloring Book Blog Hop! We’re so excited to participate in a blog hop celebrating the release of Modern Elegance, a new coloring book illustrated by our friend Amanda Murphy. Amanda is a quilt and fabric … Continue reading

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December’s QM Bitty Blocks: Pinwheels

It’s time for the final QM Bitty Block of 2015. The year has flown by as we’ve been using these free quilt block patterns to keep our sewing machines humming. If you haven’t yet made one, here’s a friendly warning: … Continue reading

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Cool Hues in Candy Cane Crush by Kathy Wagner

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of reader-sewers who make scrappy quilts from the patterns in our regular issues. They’re a creative bunch and we really appreciate them. Today we have yet another variation on Candy Cane Crush from … Continue reading

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New Issue: Quiltmaker January/February 2016

A brand new issue of Quiltmaker hits newsstands this week, and we’re so excited to share it with you! The January/February 2016 issue includes a great collection of quilt patterns, tips and inspiration to help you start off the year. The cover quilt, … Continue reading

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