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!

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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December’s QM Bitty Blocks: Pinwheels

It’s time for the final QM Bitty Block of 2015. The year has flown by as we’ve been using these free quilt block patterns to keep our sewing machines humming. If you haven’t yet made one, here’s a friendly warning: … Continue reading

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Christmas Wish List for Quilters

I’ve run across a couple of items recently that you might want to put on your Christmas wish list. You do make a wish list, right? I started making one the year that I got a frying pan for Christmas. … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter, Pinwheel Fancy and Barb Johnson’s Scrap Quilt

Early in 2015 we rounded up a team of reader-sewers who were excited about making quilts from Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps quilt block designs in Quiltmaker. It wasn’t hard to find people—Bonnie and her Quiltville website are well-loved by … Continue reading

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SAQA Benefit Auction: Own an Art Quilt

I always look forward to the Benefit Auction of quilts by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) which is going on now. Sometimes I’m looking to buy a quilt and sometimes I just want to browse but either way, it’s completely … Continue reading

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Quilt Stuff Nobody Tells You: Yardage

By Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor One of the things an editor does here at Quiltmaker is to figure yardage for our patterns. We have a system of formulas to encourage consistency and accuracy. It’s really not as bad as … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: September’s Sawtooth Stars

Welcome back to QM Bitty Blocks! I’m happy to share September’s free quilt block pattern with you all—a 4″ Sawtooth Star. These are so adorable that once I started making them, I just couldn’t stop. I have made about 40 … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter’s Log Cabin Love by Sheri Wonderling

Our Addicted to Scraps gals have been at it again with still more amazing scrap quilts from Bonnie Hunter’s block patterns in Quiltmaker. Today I have a quilt from Sheri Wonderling who lives in Pennsylvania, and it’s a beauty! Today’s … Continue reading

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A New Cover Quilt Giveaway

The cover of our Sept/Oct issue is a beauty, and the maker of the lovely autumn quilt on the cover wrote a nice blog post about her design and its inspiration. She’s hosting a giveaway of the issue too, so … Continue reading

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