Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

My Quilting Life: Paula

We quilters are a lucky bunch. We get to do something we love, hang out with people that love what we love, and make quilts for the people we love. I love to see what quilters are working on, where … Continue reading

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Sewing on Deadline: The Blessing and the Curse

It seems like much of the time, I’m sewing on a deadline. You know what I mean. There’s a baby expected, or a birthday, anniversary or graduation. When you’re in the publishing business, the deadlines have to do with issues, … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Addicts: Quilts from Bonnie Hunter Blocks

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame writes a regular column for Quiltmaker called Addicted to Scraps. Each column has a pattern for a scrappy quilt block. You can see all of the blocks on the Addicted to Scraps homepage, along with … Continue reading

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Making a Quilt Pattern Your Own

By Shayla Wolf, QM Associate Editor 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 … Continue reading

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Scott Flanagan: Male Quilter

If you haven’t heard, Quiltmaker has come into contact with three rare species in the quilt world. We featured three quilts made by three male quilters in our May/June issue. I had a chance to “virtually” chat with one of … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Emily’s Fragments

Welcome to a brand new year of Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad. We have a whole new team of scrap quilt lovers and a new approach. We’re very excited about all the inspiration that’s in store for QM readers who make scrap … Continue reading

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Quilting for Joy

I read a book last week called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I have since cleared some junk piles, straightened a few drawers, and purged one messy countertop. I even tidied up my sewing room. Kondo … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 6

Welcome back to the New Year’s Mystery quilt! Today we have Part 6 and photos from the actual quilt-in-progress. I hope you’re having a good time with this. There’s a lot of piecing in this quilt, but it will be … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Beth’s Stars in My Crayon Box

By Beth Kerr Helfter So my year of delving into my scrap bins of quilting fabrics on a regular basis is officially over. Cue the sad music. Hahahahahaha, that’s a good one. Never will my scrap diving cease to be … Continue reading

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Have We Got a (Colorful) Deal for You!

Learning about color in our quilts is a lifelong process. I’ve been quilting for three decades and I’m still learning about color in quilts. There’s a whole lot to know. Years ago, I heard Mary Ellen Hopkins say that “all … Continue reading

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