Monthly Archives: July 2017

Five things happening at Quiltmaker this week

Here’s a sneak peek at the exciting things happening on the Quiltmaker blog this week: #1. Charmed, I’m Sure with Carolyn Beam A new blog series, “Charmed, I’m Sure,” by Content Director Carolyn Beam starts Friday, August 4th. Have you … Continue reading

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New Issue: Quiltmaker September/October ‘17

Get ready for some serious fall sewing, Quiltmaker’s September/October ’17 issue hits newsstands this coming week! Learn something new, such as curved or string piecing, while making thrilling Halloween designs. Are you looking for a creative and improvisational project but … Continue reading

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A Little Time with Jemima Flendt About Weekend Quilting

From the pen of… Jemima Flendt Author of Weekend Quilting, Presenter of the Craft U Course “Foundation Paper Piecing Made Easy with Jemima Flendt” I began quilting when I was 16 years old. My mum made a lot of the … Continue reading

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Color Box Block of the Month-The Designers’ Backstory

On-the-Ground Reporter: Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts The Color Box quilt, Quiltmaker‘s latest Block of the Month pieced sampler, was designed by Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh from Bound to Be Quilting. I can’t begin … Continue reading

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Perfect Applique Stems

I love applique. I especially love floral applique so needless to say, I make A LOT of stems. I used to be intimidated by stems but I’ve figured out a couple of ways to make them practically foolproof. The first … Continue reading

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Feathered Star Love

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite quilt block is I always say Feathered Star. I have loved these blocks since I began quilting almost 30 years ago. But, true confession, I was too chicken to try one for a … Continue reading

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Beach Bag, Toy Bag, Game Bag, Project Bag, Grocery Bag or Tote Bag. Quilt it!

by Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts During the time we lived in London I noticed there was a lot more interest in the needle arts, like embroidery and knitting, compared to America. I discovered a … Continue reading

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Kids are Quilting: 5 Things are Learned Teaching Kids to Quilt

By Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts I returned to work this week after an awesome 10-day vacation with my granddaughters, Morgan (age 12) and Lily (age 8). As usual, I called them before they traveled … Continue reading

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Dresden Plates…the Perfect Take-Along Project!

This time of year I am on the lookout for projects I can take with me when I travel. In the last few years I have become positively addicted to Dresden Plates! I love applique but sometimes I don’t have … Continue reading

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Weekend Quilting with Jemima Flendt

It’s the end of a long week and you’re ready to unwind with some quilting time. What will you make? Professional quiltmaker and sewing pattern designer Jemima Flendt (Tied With a Ribbon) has a fantastic new book that’s filled with … Continue reading

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