Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Charmed, I’m Sure! Let’s Get Started

I have a confession to make. I’m a charm square addict. There, I said it! I’m obsessed with them. Have you fallen in love with these little 5” squares of fabric? Or have you wondered what on earth you would … Continue reading

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Kids are Quilting: 5 Things are Learned Teaching Kids to Quilt

By Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts I returned to work this week after an awesome 10-day vacation with my granddaughters, Morgan (age 12) and Lily (age 8). As usual, I called them before they traveled … Continue reading

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Weekend Quilting with Jemima Flendt

It’s the end of a long week and you’re ready to unwind with some quilting time. What will you make? Professional quiltmaker and sewing pattern designer Jemima Flendt (Tied With a Ribbon) has a fantastic new book that’s filled with … Continue reading

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10 Fun Summer Quilt Ideas

Summertime has officially arrived, and there are so many fun summer-themed quilts we can make to capture the summer spirit: from beach-inspired designs to patriotic quilts and more. Here, we’ve gathered together a few of our favorite summer quilt and … Continue reading

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Quilting in the Kitchen with Jenny Kae Parks

Quilted kitchen items are such fun projects to create, and always make perfect gifts. We have a new three-lesson online course on Craft University — Quilting in the Kitchen — that will walk you step-by-step through creating beautiful potholders, trivets, oven … Continue reading

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Design Inspiration: Mountain Lil’s and Lily’s Dreams

By Tricia Patterson Designer and Associate Editor, Quiltmaker As a quilter I have so many things in my life that inspire my quilt designs. I’m inspired by the world around me, such as drawing from the elements of nature or … Continue reading

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Pixie Pathways: A Visit with Kate Colleran

Please join us in welcoming designer Kate Colleran from Seams Like a Dream as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures today! Kate is going to tell us all about the design process for her beautiful Pixie Pathways quilt from our spring ’17 … Continue reading

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Follow Your Arrow: A Visit with Rachel M. Hayes

We’re so happy to welcome designer Rachel M. Hayes today as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Rachel is going to tell us all about the design process for her bright and fun Follow Your Arrow quilt. Hello!  Rachel M. Hayes here … Continue reading

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Pieces of Flora: A Visit with Kay Mackenzie

Today we’re excited to welcome designer Kay Mackenzie as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Kay is going to tell us about the inspiration for her Pieces of Flora appliqué quilt that is patterned in our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’17 special issue. Hi … Continue reading

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A Pattern Is Just a Place to Begin

Budding Blossoms: A Visit with Anne Wiens Today we’re excited to welcome designer Anne Wiens as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Anne is going to tell us all about her Budding Blossoms medallion quilt that is patterned in our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks … Continue reading

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