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: Pass It On

I had a speaking engagement at a small quilt guild in Central City, Nebraska recently. I had the pleasure of meeting three little girls that evening, and I got their parents’ permission to tell you about it. I arrived ahead … Continue reading

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Won’t You Please Read the TOC?

The TOC—pronounced tee-oh-see—is what people in the magazine business call the Table of Contents. It’s one of those before-you-get-down-to-business pages at the front of an issue. Please don’t tell me you’ve never noticed the TOC, because right now it’s a … Continue reading

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It’s a Wrap: QM Scrap Squad Part 1

It’s been my pleasure to manage the QM Scrap Squad since its inception five and a half years ago. I have enjoyed the teams of reader-sewers so very much. Each person was unique in what she brought to the table, … Continue reading

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Emily Joins Bonnie Hunter for Mai Tais in Paradise

by Emily Klaczak QM Scrap Squad “Your quilts are too nice to sleep under,” said my husband Joe one morning, as he was making the bed. “Can you make one that’s not so pretty? One that’s just made from scraps?” … 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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When Mistakes Happen, Kindness Counts

There is one email every quilt editor dreads getting. It comes from your manager and it usually starts out like this: “Would the editor who wrote this pattern please check on ______________.” It happens when an astute reader-quilter has discovered … Continue reading

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Quilting Scraps, Leftovers and Rejects

By Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor                                                                   Whenever … Continue reading

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The Bitty Blocks of 2015: Free Quilt Block Patterns

When we started sharing QM Bitty Blocks last January, we had no idea people would be so enamored with our free quilt block patterns. It’s been inspiring to hear about the fun you’re having with these adorable little designs. And … Continue reading

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Merry, Joy and Cheer: My Christmas Quilt

About five years ago, I went to a sew-in with a group of quilters in my area. They’d put together a small table of quilt-related items for sale, kind of like a garage sale for people like you and me. … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Flying Geese

You may have noticed long ago that in the row quilt layouts for QM Bitty Blocks, there were lots of Flying Geese. There are many ways to make Flying Geese, but when they’re tiny like this (finishing at just 1″ … Continue reading

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