Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

Quilting That Travels Part 1: Cathedral Window

By Tricia Patterson, Quiltmaker Associate Editor Summer brings picnics and barbecues, outdoor games, travel to new and familiar places, and lounging on the front porch or backyard patio. I think it’s the perfect time for hand-quilted projects. They travel well. … Continue reading

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Lessons in Creativity Season 2 + a Q&A with Jenny Kae Parks!

Season 2 of our free video series, Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity, has arrived! Our focus quilt this season is the beautiful Whirlpools quilt designed by Janice Averill for our May/June ’16 issue of QM. Episodes are free to watch with a free QNNtv.com … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Q&A: Scrap Quilts Online Course

What do all quilters have in common? Scraps. And many of us love using those little treasured leftovers to make scrap quilts, of course. If you’re looking for some helpful ideas on how to save and organize your scraps and … Continue reading

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Free Quilting Videos: Quiltmaker Lessons in Creativity

Our new free video series premieres March 3 on QNNtv.com Creativity can be a tricky thing. Sometimes it seems to pour, other times you struggle to find that creative spark. We have a new free video series premiering soon on … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Bitty Blocks: Doris Does Pumpkins

This is the final Blog Tour Bitty Block in celebration of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 12, on newsstands now. I hope you’ve enjoyed these little darlings. They sure are fun to make. I asked Doris Rice to design today’s block. … Continue reading

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Blog Tour Bitty Blocks: Jacob’s Ladder by Greg Jones

The Blog Tour Bitty Blocks just keep getting better. Today I’m happy to introduce Greg Jones of Grey Dogwood Studio. Greg has sent some amazing block designs to Quiltmaker, so I knew he’d be perfect to contribute a new #qmbittyblock. … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Pam’s Moon Flower

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of readers who make scrap quilts from the patterns in our regular issues. Their job is to experiment—to see what happens when they play with their stash and our designs. Today’s quilt is … Continue reading

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Scrap Quilt Ideas: Bonnie Hunter and Criss Cross Stars

Quiltmaker is pleased to have Bonnie Hunter in every regular issue via her Addicted to Scraps column. She always shares a great scrappy quilt block for readers to enjoy. See all of the blocks on the Addicted to Scraps webpage. … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: October’s Bitty Tree

Welcome back to QM Bitty Blocks! October is a month of changing leaves and Bitty Trees! This adorable 3″ Bitty Tree is a simple and beginner friendly foundation pieced pattern. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole forest! Printer … Continue reading

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Quilt Stuff Nobody Tells You: Yardage

By Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor One of the things an editor does here at Quiltmaker is to figure yardage for our patterns. We have a system of formulas to encourage consistency and accuracy. It’s really not as bad as … Continue reading

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