Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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Another Useful Tool: Split Rects

Today’s guest post is by Anne Wiens, a member of Quiltmaker’s 2013 Scrap Squad. *     *     *     *     * Last week, I shared with you one of my favorite quilting tools, the V-Block tool, designed by Deb Tucker of Studio … Continue reading

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