Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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New Online Course: How to Make a Baby Quilt

Is there anything better than making a baby quilt for a new little one? Handmade gifts are special and thoughtful — and in the case of quilts, quite practical too. We have a new online quilting course for beginning quilters that will … 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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Creative Quilting for Home Decor + a Few Quick Tips!

The start of summer always makes me want to update my home decor with fresh new pieces and fun pops of color. As quilters, there are so many small projects we can make that will easily do just that – … 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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Lessons in Creativity Season 2 + a Q&A with Jenny Kae Parks!

Season 2 of our free video series, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity, has arrived! Our focus quilt this season is the beautiful Whirlpools quilt designed by Janice Averill for our May/June ’16 issue of QM. Episodes are free to watch with a free QNNtv.com … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Q&A: Scrap Quilts Online Course

What do all quilters have in common? Scraps. And many of us love using those little treasured leftovers to make scrap quilts, of course. If you’re looking for some helpful ideas on how to save and organize your scraps and … Continue reading

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