Author Archives: QM Staff

New Issue: Quiltmaker November/December ‘17

Get ready for the holidays with Quiltmaker‘s Nov/Dec ’17 issue. Find 9 gift ideas from table runners to a tree skirt to lid lifters and more. Quilts in all sizes and styles from modern to traditional and scrappy to a … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Quilting Treasures

Given time, every quilter collects and savors some special treasures. They might include favorite tools, certain fabrics or a favorite fabric company or even special techniques that are used over and over. In this blog we’ve pulled together some of … Continue reading

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Freeform Quilt Block of the Month: Introduction

Have you ever participated in a Block of the Month program? I’d always been intrigued to try one, and I like the ‘assignment’ aspect of them, but I’d never actually signed up for one until I saw the most recent … Continue reading

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First-Timer Tips for Longarm Quilting (Everyone Can Longarm Quilt!)

When I started putting the Snowbirds quilt, designed by Wendy Sheppard, together for my soon-to-be-born daughter, I never dreamt it would take me three years to finish. Talk about a UFO (or PIG, as Lori Baker would call it). I … Continue reading

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Decorating For Halloween with Table and Wall Quilts

I love the end of summer when the nights start becoming cooler and the leaves just begin to turn. Now don’t get me wrong – I love summer with its warm nights and long days…messing around in the garden, tending … Continue reading

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Hooray For Uncle Sam!

Did you know that Uncle Sam had his very own day? Well, it’s today! I know summer is almost over and we aren’t really thinking of patriotic quilts but this is the perfect time to get going on one for … Continue reading

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It’s All About Brown: Part 2

What do you think of when you hear the word BROWN? For a long time, as a result of a very effective marketing campaign, most Americans conjured up the image of a UPS Truck and the delivery folks dressed in … Continue reading

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Trick-or-Treat? Quilt the Street! A Halloween Street Pattern Re-make

Inspiration Halloween has always been a special time of the year at our house. I was reminded of this when I fell in love with Gigi Khalsa’s Halloween Street quilt hanging in her office at first sight. It immediately reminded … Continue reading

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I Love Appliqué! Basic Supplies

I have been in love with appliqué almost from the beginning. My second ever quilt had appliqué on it. It was Quiltmaker’s Starbear & Friends quilt. As a matter of fact, I loved this pattern so much I made it … 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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