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!

Charmed, I’m Sure! Let’s Get Started

I have a confession to make. I’m a charm square addict. There, I said it! I’m obsessed with them. Have you fallen in love with these little 5” squares of fabric? Or have you wondered what on earth you would … Continue reading

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Beach Bag, Toy Bag, Game Bag, Project Bag, Grocery Bag or Tote Bag. Quilt it!

by Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts During the time we lived in London I noticed there was a lot more interest in the needle arts, like embroidery and knitting, compared to America. I discovered a … Continue reading

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Finish Your Christmas Quilting! Fast + Easy Ideas

Christmas day is approaching oh-so-quickly, but there’s still time to sew up a fast project or two. We’ve gathered together our quickest and easiest quilted holiday projects to inspire you — from ideas for last-minute gifts to fast home decor … Continue reading

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Wanderlust with Bonnie Hunter – new online quilt course

Today we’re pleased to welcome Quiltville’s Bonnie Hunter as a guest blogger on Quilty Pleasures! She’s going to tell us all about her new Wanderlust online course: Have you registered for my Wanderlust Quilt with Bonnie Hunter (Scrap Quilting Basics … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: Bonnie Hunter’s Wanderlust

Back in August, the always delightful Bonnie Hunter joined us in our Golden, Colorado studio to film a new online course focusing on her Wanderlust quilt. Wanderlust is a stash-busting scrap quilt that was featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Quiltmaker. It’s been an enormously popular pattern, … Continue reading

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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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