Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

I Love Appliqué! Basic Supplies

I have been in love with appliqué almost from the beginning. My second ever quilt had appliqué on it. It was Quiltmaker’s Starbear & Friends quilt. As a matter of fact, I loved this pattern so much I made it … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget About the Binding!

I have to admit I am not that good at binding my quilts. Usually by the time I get to this stage I have a bad case of “quilt fatigue” and I am so ready to be done with this … Continue reading

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Dresden Plates…the Perfect Take-Along Project!

This time of year I am on the lookout for projects I can take with me when I travel. In the last few years I have become positively addicted to Dresden Plates! I love applique but sometimes I don’t have … Continue reading

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Quilting Video Tutorials: What’s New @ QNNtv

What inspires you in your quilting? It’s a simple question with an infinite number of answers. We can find inspiration for a new quilt design in nature or from a beautiful piece of art. We can get inspired to make … Continue reading

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Course Preview: Essential Math for Quilters

Math is an essential part of the quiltmaking process. However, for those who are a bit math-challenged (present company included), it’s can often be the least fun part of that process. That’s why I was excited when I heard about … Continue reading

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March Motif of the Month: Floral Delight

We have a new FREE Motif of the Month for March! With springtime just around the corner, this pretty Floral Delight motif will add the perfect finishing touch to your quilt projects. Download the free motif here. Our handy guide shows … Continue reading

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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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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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