Category Archives: Quilting 101

Instructional posts and how-tos for building your quiltmaking skills

Chicken Soup – Part 1

Today’s post is written by a guest, although she isn’t new to Quiltmaker. Anne Wiens is a member of the QM Scrap Squad, so you’ve heard from her before. Today she agreed to tell you about a ruler that she … Continue reading

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Creative Spark from Electric Quilt

For every regular issue of Quiltmaker, the folks at The Electric Quilt Company write a column-lesson called Creative Spark. In print, Creative Spark gives a few ideas for things you can do using EQ7 quilt design software to vary the … Continue reading

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Unswerved by Curves

Have you checked out our fun foundation patterns in the July/August ’13 issue? Two of the foundation patterns also have curves: Shayla and Kristy Wolf’s Piccadilly Circle. . . and my Sparkling Bubbles quilt. Do you avoid patterns that call … Continue reading

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Introducing Quiltmaker’s Block Network

Introducing You’re invited to join us for free how-to videos featuring block designs from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Each Monday a new video will be posted. A staff member walks you step by step through making a specific block. Complete instructions … Continue reading

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Understanding Scale: A Little Trick

Last week we started talking about scale in quilts and fabrics. That first post had basic information you’ll want to know. There’s a little trick when it comes to using large-scale fabrics in small patches so I want to share … Continue reading

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All About Scale: Not the Weighing Kind

Let’s talk about scale. Not the bathroom variety, but the scale in fabrics we use for our quilts. What is it anyway? Why does it matter in your quilts? How can you use it more effectively? Let me see if … Continue reading

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Hexagon Quilting: A Different Kind of Nut

  We’ve really had some fun with the hexagon focus in our May/June issue. If you missed these posts, you’ll want to have a look. • A Bit About the Infinite Hexagon • Moda’s newest precut: Honeycombs • Inklingo Hexagons … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Squad: Anne’s Mandarin Express

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. The featured Scrap Squad quilt in Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is Mandarin Express, below. It … Continue reading

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Back to Hexies: Moda’s Honeycombs

We’ve been talking about hexagons recently, because the May/June issue of Quiltmaker is full of them. Three great projects featuring different looks and techniques will keep you sewing for a long time. But I wondered what other hexagon products were … Continue reading

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Quilting Designs on CD; EQ7 Giveaway Reminder

One of the most useful tools Quiltmaker offers came from a partnership with The Electric Quilt Company. Several years ago we joined forces and created Quilting Designs on CD. My co-workers said that using these Quilting Designs CDs is as easy as 1-2-3. … Continue reading

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