Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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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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