Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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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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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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