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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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Lessons in Creativity Season 3: Let Freedom Ring

Season 3 of our free video series, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity, is here! Our focus quilt this season is Let Freedom Ring, designed by our content director Carolyn Beam for the July/August ’16 issue of Quiltmaker. This gorgeous red, white and blue log cabin throw … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 3: Appliqué Quilts

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor America’s birthday is just around the corner. I’ve been thinking about the significance of our Fourth of July a lot this year. The weekend brings back memories of home and traveling to one of my … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 2: Crazy Quilts

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor I’m starting to make plans for the Fourth of July weekend. We are thinking about a possible road trip, which means lots of time in the car and some stitching. I’ve had a project in … Continue reading

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Quilting That Travels Part 1: Cathedral Window

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor games, travel to new and familiar places, and lounging on the front porch or backyard patio. I think it’s the perfect time for hand-quilted projects. They travel well. … Continue reading

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