Monthly Archives: August 2017

Don’t Forget About the Binding!

I have to admit I am not that good at binding my quilts. Usually by the time I get to this stage I have a bad case of “quilt fatigue” and I am so ready to be done with this … Continue reading

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Off the Wall: Creative Uses for Fabric Panels

When in quilt shops, I frequently find myself drawn to the fabric panels and all of their fun, coordinating fabrics. I always want to buy some but what will I do with the panels after I buy them?! In years … Continue reading

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New Issue: Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Fall ’17

Blocks from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks issues are the inspiration for 16 creative new designs in the newest collector’s edition of Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. From wall quilts to bed quilts, these inspiring projects include foundation piecing, quick piecing techniques … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: Thrift Store Treasures

It’s no secret that I love a good bargain, and nowhere are the bargains better than at a thrift store. Yes, you have to work harder at a thrift store to find the good stuff—and what qualifies as “the good … Continue reading

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Quilting with brown fabrics: It’s All About Brown

Contributor: Tricia Patterson Managing Editor Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts What do you think about brown? Is brown too boring for you? Why not brown? How do you feel about background brown?   Perhaps you don’t know what to … Continue reading

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Halloween Quilt Making BOO-ster

Collected by Tricia Patterson Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts I’m still finding the best quilt patterns for Halloween, so thought I’d just send a few more to add to the collection I posted with the Halloween SPOOK-tacular … Continue reading

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Free Motion Quilting Takes Off with Craft U

As adults we tend to approach a learning situation with one of three goals: To learn something new, To fill in gaps in the knowledge we already have about something, or To refresh knowledge or a skill we already have, … Continue reading

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Finding Color Inspiration

Have you ever had trouble finding color inspiration? I have to admit, sometimes I do. I have my usual ways of playing with color but lately I’ve wanted to try something different. During the summer months I spend as much … Continue reading

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4 BIG Happenings at Quiltmaker This Week

INSPIRATION, EDUCATION, CHALLENGE & EXPLORATION are ALL happening at Quiltmaker this week! #1 From Photo Inspiration To Quilt Inspiration Check in on Tuesday for Erin Russek to tell us about ways we can use colors from a favorite photo to … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Quilt Break: News from the Quilt World

Good morning! This week marks the return of a type of blog post I enjoyed writing for the Quilters Newsletter blog that were called Scrap Bags, a round-up of recent news items from around the quilt world or regarding quilts … Continue reading

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