Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

One Scrappy Story

I finished piecing a 90″ x 90″ scrap quilt last week, and soon it will head off to the quilter. This quilt and I had a love-hate relationship from the get-go. I blogged about its birth in a post called … Continue reading

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QM Tips: Keep Fusible Applique Soft

Garden Waltz is a quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney and patterned in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 edition. It’s a beautiful quilt with some really eye-catching applique. The large applique patches  can become stiff, though, if you apply … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network

I hope you’ve discovered Quiltmaker’s Block Network. It’s a tremendous free resource for quilters. Each episode features a free block pattern from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, but also highlights a particular technique. You may find a new way of doing something … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting: Practice, Practice, Practice

This is Quiltmaker‘s Year of Machine Quilting! I want to share something inspiring with you today—a bit of encouragement on your journey to becoming an excellent machine quilter. As I’ve started interacting with readers learning to machine quilt, I have … Continue reading

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Applique, Blog Tour, Giveaway!

Today it’s our privilege to take part in a blog tour celebrating The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick, just out from our friends at Stash Books. But first I want to tell you about Jenifer’s connection to Quiltmaker: She … Continue reading

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Improve Your Machine Quilting!

Quiltmaker is focused on machine quilting in 2014! • Would you like to know more about machine quilting? • Would you like to improve your skills? • Would you like to use your home machine to finish quilts beautifully? Let … Continue reading

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QM Introduces “Fold & Sew” for Precuts

Today’s post is by Peg Spradlin from Cozad, Nebraska. Peg has been sewing for Quiltmaker for a couple of decades and she has a new column in 2014 issues called Fold and Sew. We’re very excited about it and we … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Thrifty Quilter

The Thrifty Quilter Making (Nearly) Free Quilts from Leftover Fabric by Anne Wiens “If you quilt, have you scraps. Lots of scraps. Mountains of scraps.”       —Anne Wiens Anne Wiens is a creative thinker who makes scrap quilts using a smart, … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network: Fussy Cut Large Prints

Have you caught this week’s episode on Quiltmaker’s Block Network? June Dudley has tips on fussy cutting those large-scale prints we all love. There’s always something to learn on our series of free videos for quilters. Be sure to subscribe … Continue reading

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QM’s Year of Machine Quilting

Quiltmaker will pay special attention to machine quilting in 2014. We’re calling it the Year of Machine Quilting.   I am so excited about all we have planned to help you learn more about machine quilting. • We want to … Continue reading

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