Author Archives: Diane Harris

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.

QM Welcomes C&T to Treasure Hunt

Please note: The Treasure Hunt is open to US residents. Quiltmaker is pleased to welcome C&T Publishing to the Treasure Hunt contest. C&T publishes fine quilting, sewing and craft books and has a wide array of other products for quilters … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop

If you’re thinking ahead to the holidays and need gift ideas for quilters, you’re in luck! This week is the Ho-Ho-Holiday Gift Guide Blog Hop—chock full of easy handmade gifts, what’s new and cool for quilters, giveaways and fun! Seven … Continue reading

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Ideas for Using Precuts: Fold and Sew with Hexagons, Giveaway!

Quiltmaker has featured Peg Spradlin’s Fold and Sew technique in every regular issue of 2014. This is a great and easy method for using precut fabrics of all shapes and sizes! Today we’re hosting a giveaway of fabrics to make … Continue reading

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Easy Handmade Gifts: Microwave Bowl Potholders

These potholders for bowls in the microwave are easy to make, and it’s fun to use your prettiest quilting fabrics to give them personality. I’m going to create some for easy homemade gifts, and I’ll choose fabrics I think each recipient will love. Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt: Win Great Prizes!

Please note: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt contest is in session. Please enter for your chance to win more than $24,000 in quilt-related prizes. There will be 27 different winners! Start with a copy … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt Contest

Please note: This contest is open to U.S. residents only. Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt contest is in full swing. I hope you’ll take a moment to enter. Start with a copy of Quiltmaker’s Nov/Dec issue. The advertisements from sponsors contain clues … Continue reading

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Fast Quilts for Fall and Halloween

If you’re looking for some autumn inspiration, today I’ve gathered up some fall quilt projects to consider. Several are quick quilts that can be made from scraps, and some are free. Try something different—make stitched leaves! Find complete instructions on … Continue reading

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Better Piecing: A Perfect Match; Free Quilt Block Pattern

Now that it’s all said and done, I’m really pleased with Sewful Things, below, found in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’14 issue. But this was a project on which a lot of things went wrong, and in the … Continue reading

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Help Us Choose the Best Quilt Designs

Quiltmaker is planning an issue featuring readers’ favorite QM designs over the years. But we need to know what quilts you’ve enjoyed the most. We’d love to hear from you. What quilts have you made? What designs have you loved? … Continue reading

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Christmas Quilts, Christmas Stockings and More

Quiltmaker’s Nov/Dec issue appears on newsstands today, and most subscribers should have it already. This issue is chock-full of great quilts. Let me show you around! December Daze is all decked out to grace the cover. Its Northcott quilting fabrics … Continue reading

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