Monthly Archives: May 2016

Quilting That Travels Part 1: Cathedral Window

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor games, travel to new and familiar places, and lounging on the front porch or backyard patio. I think it’s the perfect time for hand-quilted projects. They travel well. … Continue reading

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Won’t You Please Read the TOC?

The TOC—pronounced tee-oh-see—is what people in the magazine business call the Table of Contents. It’s one of those before-you-get-down-to-business pages at the front of an issue. Please don’t tell me you’ve never noticed the TOC, because right now it’s a … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 12

Hi! Welcome back!  Thanks for joining us in the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. How are your blocks coming along? All of the blocks in this design have come from the different issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and all have been reduced … Continue reading

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New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August ’16

Our July/August ’16 issue hits newsstands June 2, and if you’re a subscriber you’ve either received your copy or will very soon! This brand new edition includes 13 new quilt patterns that are perfect for summertime. The cover quilt, Let Freedom Ring, was … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap: QM Scrap Squad Part 1

It’s been my pleasure to manage the QM Scrap Squad since its inception five and a half years ago. I have enjoyed the teams of reader-sewers so very much. Each person was unique in what she brought to the table, … Continue reading

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Quilters! Engage Your Significant Someone

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor While waiting for my lunch to warm up one day at work I found a book written by John Ryder, A Husband’s Guide to Quilt Appreciation, lying by the microwave. This book propelled my … Continue reading

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It’s A Wrap: The Final QM Scrap Squad Quilt

Believe it or not, we have come to the end of the Scrap Squad quilts. It’s been a real pleasure for the past five years. I’ll write a separate post to wrap things up, but today we have a beautiful … Continue reading

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100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Block 11

Hi ! Welcome to the 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along. If you’re new, thanks for joining us as we work our way through the 100 Blocks Sampler. All of the blocks in this design have come from the different issues … Continue reading

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Win a Set of Designer Blocks from 100 Blocks Vol. 13!

How would you like to own some of the designer-made blocks featured in our new 100 Blocks Vol. 13 issue? You can – we’re giving them all away to lucky quilters like you! That’s right – you could win some … Continue reading

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Quilters Wear Many Hats

As quilters, we usually wear many hats, and not just your typical wife, mother, grandmother, cook, maid, chauffeur, etc. I’m talking about many hats at the sewing machine. While I find the most enjoyment sewing quilts, I have also used … Continue reading

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