Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

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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New Block of the Month: Fat Quarter Sampler

It always surprises me to see how a single quilt pattern can be reinterpreted so many different ways. Whether you’re switching up fabric colors or rearranging the blocks, there are a number of possibilities for changing the look of a … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: September’s Sawtooth Stars

Welcome back to QM Bitty Blocks! I’m happy to share September’s free quilt block pattern with you all—a 4″ Sawtooth Star. These are so adorable that once I started making them, I just couldn’t stop. I have made about 40 … Continue reading

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