Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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Quiltmaker’s Block Network: Free Quilting Videos

Quiltmaker’s Block Network is a series of quilting videos we make in our studio in Golden, Colorado. Each short video covers a different technique: some as simple as chain piecing, some more involved, such as foundation piecing or wool applique. … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Gina’s Illinois Fall

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire you. This is the current issue of Quiltmaker, dated Nov/Dec ’13.   Star Search from the Nov/Dec … Continue reading

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QM How-To: Join the Ends of Binding

One of the trickier parts of binding a quilt is joining the ends. There are many different ways to do it, but years ago I learned a method of joining the ends that has served me well, and today I’ll … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network

Have you discovered Quiltmaker’s Block Network? If so, great! If you have not, may I introduce you to this great new project from Quiltmaker?   Quiltmaker’s Block Network is a series of short free videos for quilters. We release a … Continue reading

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Mock Hand Quilt Binding by Machine

Many years ago, Jeannie Ivis, a quilt shop owner in Colorado, showed me how to do quilt binding by machine. In 15 years, I have done all but three of my quilt bindings using this method. I love it because … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Chicken Soup, Part 4

Today’s post is by Nicole Brouillette, a professional longarm quilter from Cottonwood, California and a member of Quiltmaker’s 2013 Scrap Squad. Nicole quilted Chicken Soup, which was designed and made by Anne Wiens, another Scrap Squad member who was reviewing … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Stitch & Flip Flunkie

Yes, it’s true. I was a Stitch & Flip flunkie. I have had the hardest time making friends with this technique. Don’t you hate it when every quilter you know talks about a technique as if it’s the easiest thing … Continue reading

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