Category Archives: Scrapbag

This category is for all of the things that don’t fit into the other categories. It’s like your scrapbag: here we put the leftovers, and sometimes they’re the best bits of all!

Quilting Fabrics: “I Would Never Do That”

I love teaching quilters. A day in the classroom with like-minded souls brings out the best in me. We learn, we laugh and we have fun. But occasionally a student will say something that baffles me. It’s usually about combining … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Addicts: At It Again!

We have a new team of enthusiastic reader-sewers called the QM Scrap Addicts. They’re taking the Bonnie Hunter blocks from our Addicted to Scraps column and making scrap quilts with them. The latest block is called Twirl Around. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Feathers

At the beginning of last year, I decided I wanted to learn how to machine quilt freeform feathers, as in the feathers you quilt without marking. My machine quilting skills are intermediate: I have come a long way but I … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Home Sweet Home

I know you’re excited to see the next QM Bitty Block, and I’m excited to show you! These adorable small quilt blocks are freebies for quilters presented each month on Quilty Pleasures. They are so much fun. Today I have … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: The Row Quilts

QM Bitty Blocks are sweet little 3″ or 4″ quilt block patterns given monthly on Quilty Pleasures. We’re having so much fun with them! If you make Bitty Blocks each month, you’ll have enough to make a row quilt by … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery Part 7

Things are starting to come together now in Quiltmaker’s New Year’s Mystery quilt, Auld Lang Stitches. This project made me wonder what “Auld Lang Syne” actually means. Turns out that a great Scottish songwriter named Robert Burns wrote the poem … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unconventional & Unexpected

A variety of new quilt-related books have recently come my way. One of the most interesting titles in a long while, and one of my favorites ever, is Unconventional & Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar 1950–2000 by Roderick Kiracofe. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Mystery: Part 6

Welcome back to the New Year’s Mystery quilt! Today we have Part 6 and photos from the actual quilt-in-progress. I hope you’re having a good time with this. There’s a lot of piecing in this quilt, but it will be … Continue reading

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Fresh Quilt Designs from Quiltmaker

Quiltmaker has a brand new issue I’d like to share with you. Fourteen fresh designs for spring pop off the pages of QM’s March/April issue. It’s on its way to subscribers and is also on newsstands now. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Bitty Baskets

#qmbittyblocks Hi, my name is Paula, and I’m obsessed with Bitty Blocks. Oh my GOSH. Have you heard? QM has embarked on a Bitty Block adventure and I, for one, am ridiculously obsessed. We are so excited about this new … Continue reading

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