Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

Learning to Quilt on a Longarm

Longarm Quilting: It’s Not for Sissies That’s my new mantra and boy is it the truth. I rented time on the A-1 longarm at my local quilt shop last week—my first time! Before that, I’d spent only a minute here … Continue reading

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Making a Quilt Pattern Your Own

By Shayla Wolf, QM Associate Editor My favorite thing about being a quilt pattern designer is seeing how other quilters evolve my patterns to make them completely different. Whether it is using a color combo I never thought of, using … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting: 1 Block, 3 Ways!

In every 2015 issue of Quiltmaker, we picked one block from one quilt to quilt 3 different ways. This is such a fun way to show how you can quilt a block lots of different ways, and none of the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 8 and Final

We made it! This is the final installment in Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery quilt. Today you get the final step and a picture of the finished quilt. Woohoo! Without delay, here’s… Auld Lang Stitches Part 8 Printer-friendly version of Part … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery Part 7

Things are starting to come together now in Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery quilt, Auld Lang Stitches. This project made me wonder what “Auld Lang Syne” actually means. Turns out that a great Scottish songwriter named Robert Burns wrote the poem … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Baskets: You Have Options

#qmbittyblocks We’re having a lot of fun with Bitty Blocks around here, and last week I started making Bitty Baskets. Paula did a nice job on last week’s tutorial, and her enthusiasm is contagious. A number of people have commented … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 5

Welcome back to Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery Quilt. We’ve named it Auld Lang Stitches, and by this time, you should be well on your way. Today I have Part 5 for you. At this point you’ll be starting to see … Continue reading

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Have We Got a (Colorful) Deal for You!

Learning about color in our quilts is a lifelong process. I’ve been quilting for three decades and I’m still learning about color in quilts. There’s a whole lot to know. Years ago, I heard Mary Ellen Hopkins say that “all … Continue reading

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Sew Many (Flying) Geese: Giveaway

I have a love-hate relationship with Flying Geese. They’re beautiful and effective, especially when used repeatedly in quilt designs. But they can also be a pain if you don’t have a good method for making Flying Geese, or if you … Continue reading

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Block Friday at Quiltmaker: How to Make a Quilt Label

Welcome back to Block Friday at Quiltmaker. When the blocks are all made, joined, quilted and bound, there’s one step left: The Quilt Label Making a quilt label doesn’t have to be a chore. I’ve learned to add it like … Continue reading

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