Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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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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Wanderlust with Bonnie Hunter – new online quilt course

Today we’re pleased to welcome Quiltville’s Bonnie Hunter as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! She’s going to tell us all about her new Wanderlust online course: Have you registered for my Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Bonnie Hunter’s Wanderlust

Back in August, the always delightful Bonnie Hunter joined us in our Golden, Colorado studio to film a new online course focusing on her Wanderlust quilt. Wanderlust is a stash-busting scrap quilt that was featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Quiltmaker. It’s been an enormously popular pattern, … Continue reading

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Churn Dash Checkers: A Visit with Deanne Eisenman

Today we’re welcoming designer Deanne Eisenman as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures. She’s going to tell us all about her scrappy Churn Dash Checkers quilt featured in our November/December 2016 issue: Hi! I’m Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts. I am a … 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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Sedona Star: A Visit with Karen Ackva

Today we’re welcoming designer Karen Ackva as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! Karen designed the Sedona Star quilt featured in our Quilts From Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Fall ’16 issue, and she’s going to tell us all about it: Who is Karen Ackva? … Continue reading

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