Monthly Archives: March 2016

100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 4

Hi! Welcome back to the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. This week we’re making block 4, Bingo, block #477 designed by Jessie Kurtz. In case you’re joining us for the first time, here’s what the three different versions of the … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Q&A: Scrap Quilts Online Course

What do all quilters have in common? Scraps. And many of us love using those little treasured leftovers to make scrap quilts, of course. If you’re looking for some helpful ideas on how to save and organize your scraps and … Continue reading

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True Friends and Sewing Collectibles

Something wonderful happened to me in February when I was on quilt retreat with a dozen friends in Colorado. There’s a little fabric store in Buena Vista called Bev’s Stitchery. We usually stop in because they have some nice quilting … Continue reading

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New Issue: Quiltmaker May/June ’16

The May/June ’16 issue of Quiltmaker is hot off the press, and we’re thrilled to share this new edition with you! The issue hits newsstands April 5 and includes a great selection of quilt patterns for dads, grads, babies and … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 3

Hi again. Welcome back to our 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. If you’re just now joining us, you can catch up on the previous posts here. There are kits available in three variations for this sampler quilt, and the pattern only is available as … Continue reading

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When Mistakes Happen, Kindness Counts

There is one email every quilt editor dreads getting. It comes from your manager and it usually starts out like this: “Would the editor who wrote this pattern please check on ______________.” It happens when an astute reader-quilter has discovered … Continue reading

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Meet QM Associate Editor: Gigi Khalsa

Hello, I’m Gigi and I work as an associate editor for Quiltmaker. For several years, I’ve worked for Quilters Newsletter, then McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts, and now I contribute to Quiltmaker in addition to the other titles and help … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Bonnie Hunter Log Cabin Sampler

QM’s Scrap Squad is winding down its commitment. Their final assignment was to make a scrappy quilt from anything Quiltmaker has ever published. They’ve been wowing us with their creativity! See Keri’s Blankenship’s quilt and Julie Huffman’s quilt. Today’s quilt … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 2

Hi! Welcome back. Did you get block 1 finished? We’re all set to make block 2—Village Square, block #967 from QM’s 100 Blocks, vol. 10, designed by Mickey Depre. As a refresher, here are the three versions of the 100 … Continue reading

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Crafters’ Blog Hop: Five Free Projects to Celebrate Craft Month!

Did you know March is recognized as both National Quilting Month and National Craft Month? Of course, we quilters celebrate quilting and creativity every day of the year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t do a little something extra in … Continue reading

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