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!

Quiltmaker Needs a Few Good Sewers

Quiltmaker is looking for a few good sewers! We seek a small team of experienced quilters for a short-term project. We provide the pattern and fabric for you to make a simple 48″ x 60″ pieced quilt according to our … Continue reading

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Easy Tricks: Seeing Quilt Patterns in a New Light

Today I want to share an easy color trick with you. I think you’ll find it useful. I figured this out by accident along with some trial and error. It started with this pattern. I didn’t think I’d ever make … Continue reading

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Gwen Marston’s Minimal Quiltmaking: Book Review

I was anxious to get my hands on Gwen Marston’s latest book, Minimal Quiltmaking, from AQS Publishing and I was not disappointed. Gwen Marston is one of those legendary quilters I respect and admire. She’s been making quilts for decades. … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilts: I’m on Board

I have never been interested in crazy quilts, but this book changed my mind. I walked into a booth at International Quilt Market and saw the fan quilt below—and nearly hyperventilated. I’m not usually attracted to crazy-type quilts but this … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty

Tomorrow is the 20th of June. That means it’s time for Tune-Up on Twenty! This is a friendly reminder: • Open up your sewing machine’s innards and gently clean out all the lint, dirt and debris. • Oil your machine … Continue reading

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EQ, Creative Spark and Quiltmaker

If you use Electric Quilt design software or if you’ve thought about getting it (it’s recently become available for Mac, too), this post contains important information for you. And even if you don’t fall into those groups, your creativity might … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Potpourri

These were some of my favorite things at International Quilt Market last month. I hope you enjoy them. Adored this amazing ribbon quilt called Aware by Trisch Price, which appears in her book Accentuate the Negative for My Stars, part … Continue reading

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American Made Brand Fabric

Made in America Those are words we love to hear. Now a premier fabric company has worked very hard to make those words true of a new brand focused on cotton solids. American Made Brand American Made Brand is a … Continue reading

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Heather Ross Book Review Giveaway

It’s not often I get to review a book like How to Catch a Frog by Heather Ross. So it was a welcome change to devour (and I did devour it) this autobiographical tale, subtitled “…and other stories of family, … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Book Giveaway

We have a terrific book up for grabs today on Quilty Pleasures. Bonnie Hunter’s latest and greatest has arrived and it’s superb, as expected. More Adventures with Leaders and Enders is what we’ve come to expect from Bonnie: Tips and … Continue reading

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