Category Archives: Quilty Lifestyle

Interesting quilty topics we think our quilting readers will enjoy.

Still Time: Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt and Giveaway!

We’re winding to the close of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt. By finding buttons on sponsor websites, you have a chance to win a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen sitdown longarm or a PFAFF quilt expression 2.0 sewing machine. There are also 25 … Continue reading

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Black Friday Giveaway for Quilters!

Use code promo code BLACK30 this weekend to save 30% and get free shipping at, no minimum order! *     *     *     *     * Are you out shopping this weekend? I’m shopping a little, but only from the comfort of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Thoughts from a Quilter

In the U.S. this week, we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a time to reflect on the things for which we’re grateful. I started thinking about all of that, and I realized that when you’re a quilter, you have some special blessings. … Continue reading

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Ho-Ho-Holiday Quilter’s Gift Guide Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s day on the Ho-Ho-Holiday Blog Hop, which features holiday gift ideas for quilters, sewers and creative types. Whether you’re looking to make easy handmade gifts or you want to purchase presents for your sewing buddies, we have … 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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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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Quilt Exchanges: Types, Tips and More

My family and I have lived in several different states, and in each one I’ve searched out the friendship of fellow quilters. One of the best parts of belonging to quilt groups is participating in different exchanges. I’ve participated in … 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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Outstretched: Quilt Design Adventure

A while back, I saw a picture of a quilt with elongated shapes in it and it piqued my interest. Could I take one of the blocks from the 900 we’ve published in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, Vols. 1-9 and stretch … Continue reading

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Quilting LIVE! Please Join Us

                  Quiltmaker Content Director Carolyn Beam will be at Quilting LIVE in Atlanta come September. I asked Carolyn to tell us more about this terrific event. Q: What excites you most about … Continue reading

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