Author Archives: Shayla

About Shayla

I am an Associate Editor at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company, Sassafras Lane Designs. Outside of sewing I enjoy photography, spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.

Making a Quilt Pattern Your Own

My favorite thing about being a quilt pattern designer is seeing how other quilters evolve my patterns to make them completely different. Whether it is using a color combo I never thought of, using 200 fabrics instead of 12 or … Continue reading

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Photographing Quilts

Taking photos of your quilts has become an integral part of the creative process. Whether you want to share your creation with your quilty friends on social media, submit photos for a quilt show or just document quilts you have … Continue reading

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QM’s 100 Blocks Vol. 7: Hootie block #611 & Giveaway!

Hello Quilty friends! I hope you all had a great time last week hopping from blog to blog. There were all sorts of wonderful and pretty blocks to see. Be sure to check out ALL the designers that are in … Continue reading

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Quilting Designs on CD; EQ7 Giveaway Reminder

One of the most useful tools Quiltmaker offers came from a partnership with The Electric Quilt Company. Several years ago we joined forces and created Quilting Designs on CD. My co-workers said that using these Quilting Designs CDs is as easy as 1-2-3. … Continue reading

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Quilty Quote: I’m Falling to Pieces

We’re pleased to debut a new Quilty Quote for you today. Isn’t it the truth?! And aren’t we all glad of it? Enjoy this little gift from Quiltmaker, and feel free to use it wherever you’d like. If you’re active … Continue reading

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Quilty Quote: Hexactly!

We’re having a lot of fun brainstorming for new Quilty Quotes each week. There’s a new one up today. It’s appropriate because Quiltmaker has hexagons on its mind these days. Feel free to use “Hexactly!” wherever you’d like. We’d love … Continue reading

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Quilty Quote: Hexies on my Mind!

There’s a new Quilty Quote up today, and it hints at the theme for the brand spankin’ new May/June issue. Start thinking about those magical six-sided shapes because the fun starts tomorrow with our Hexagon Roundup blog post. You won’t … Continue reading

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Block Party Sponsors: Thank You! Giveaway!

We had such a good time last week in Portland during Quiltmaker‘s Block Party. We partnered with a number of industry leaders who provided support and giveaways for those attending. We’re really grateful to all of them. Below are the … Continue reading

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Quilty Quote: Quilters know all the Angles!

Happy Monday from the staff at Quiltmaker! It is Quilty Quote Monday! Here is the latest Quilty Quote from the Quiltmaker staff. Feel free to Pin, Tweet, Facebook, Blog or share it wherever you would like. We have a total of 10 … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Quilty Centerpieces from Two Fat Quarters

Need a simple yet beautiful idea for decorating tables at a quilty event? Use 2 contrasting fat quarters with one cylinder vase (shown with vases that are 3″ diameter, 7″ tall) and a bit of raffia.   Step One: Open … Continue reading

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