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Lessons in Creativity Season 6: Zippity Doo Dah

The new season of our free video series, Quiltmaker’s Lessons in Creativity, is here! The focus quilt for season 6 is the fabulous Zippity Doo Dah quilt designed by Leanna Spanner and featured in the Jan/Feb ’17 issue of Quiltmaker. Everything about … Continue reading

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Come Aboard: Free Project Linus Pattern

Looking for a way to give back and help others in the new year? Gather up some colorful scraps to make this adorable Come Aboard! throw quilt for Project Linus. This is the 17th quilt pattern Quiltmaker has published in support of Project Linus, … Continue reading

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English Paper Piecing Tutorial

By Carolyn Beam, QM Content Director I love having a portable hand project handy. I like something that fits in a neat little bag that I can keep close when I’m watching TV or something that travels easily. English paper … Continue reading

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Finish Your Christmas Quilting! Fast + Easy Ideas

Christmas day is approaching oh-so-quickly, but there’s still time to sew up a fast project or two. We’ve gathered together our quickest and easiest quilted holiday projects to inspire you — from ideas for last-minute gifts to fast home decor … Continue reading

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Lessons in Creativity Season 5: Shadow Boxes

Season 5 of our free video series, Quiltmaker’s Lessons in Creativity, has arrived! Our inspiration quilt for this new season, Shadow Boxes, was designed by Jennifer Thomas and the pattern is featured in our November/December 2016 issue of Quiltmaker.  Simple piecing and creative color placement … Continue reading

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Wool Applique Tutorial + Project Ideas

Have you ever tried wool applique? It’s a quick, easy and addictive technique that looks great on folk art quilts, holiday projects and more! Our managing editor Paula Stoddard is a big fan of working with wool – in fact, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Creativity Season 4: Star-Crossed Paths

Season 4 of our free video series, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity, has arrived! Our focus quilt this season is the queen-sized beauty Star-Crossed Paths, which was designed by Cindy LeBaron and is patterned in the September/October ’16 issue of Quiltmaker.  The two blocks used in … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 5: English Paper Piecing Hexies

Quilting That Travels Part 5: English Paper Piecing Hexies By Tricia Patterson Quiltmaker Associate Editor My first day on the job Paula Stoddard, our Managing Editor, gave me a tour of the F+W Media office space in Golden. We stopped … Continue reading

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3 Free Beginner Quilt Patterns!

One of the biggest decisions when learning how to quilt is deciding what pattern to make first. You want a design that’s easy, obviously, but certainly not one that’s boring! For our newest free e-book, we’ve gathered together three of our … Continue reading

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Hello to Quilting That Travels Part 4: Going Yo-Yo!

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor The Yo-Yo quilt pattern was very trendy in America between the 1920s and 1940s because it was portable and was a good project for extra scraps of fabric. Perhaps it was popular for such … Continue reading

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