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!

One Scrappy Quilter: Two Scrap Quilts; Giveaway!

Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a small select group of readers who make scrap quilts from QM patterns. We share their creations on Quilty Pleasures to inspire you to make scrappy quilts from the quilting fabrics you already own. Today’s quilts … Continue reading

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Sewing on Deadline: The Blessing and the Curse

It seems like much of the time, I’m sewing on a deadline. You know what I mean. There’s a baby expected, or a birthday, anniversary or graduation. When you’re in the publishing business, the deadlines have to do with issues, … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: I Heart This One!

It’s time for another QM Bitty Block! The passing of time can be a strange thing. In a way, it feels like forever until each new Bitty Block is released. But in another way, the months seem to fly by. … Continue reading

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Zia’s Square Dance: A Bonnie Hunter Scrap Quilt

Today I have an old-fashioned scrap quilt to share with you as well as a sweet little story of reclaimed fabric. First, a little background. Many of you are familiar with our friend and columnist Bonnie Hunter of quiltville.com. Bonnie … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Addicts: Quilts from Bonnie Hunter Blocks

Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville fame writes a regular column for Quiltmaker called Addicted to Scraps. Each column has a pattern for a scrappy quilt block. You can see all of the blocks on the Addicted to Scraps homepage, along with … Continue reading

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Learning to Quilt on a Longarm

Longarm Quilting: It’s Not for Sissies That’s my new mantra and boy is it the truth. I rented time on the A-1 longarm at my local quilt shop last week—my first time! Before that, I’d spent only a minute here … Continue reading

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QM Bitty Blocks: Bear Paw

By Kelly Eisinger, Quiltmaker Editorial Assistant In case you’re new to Bitty Blocks, these little blocks are freebies presented the first Monday of each month on Quilty Pleasures. See earlier QM Bitty Blocks here in case you missed them. The … Continue reading

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Bonnie Hunter Scrap Quilt Blocks: Idaho Square Dance

By Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor       Earlier this year, we pulled together a team of enthusiastic people to make scrap quilts using Bonnie Hunter’s Addicted to Scraps blocks. Every regular issue of Quiltmaker has a new scrappy quilt block … Continue reading

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The Quilt Blocks That Came Full Circle

By Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor                                                                   My local quilt guild had a garage sale last week. It’s my favorite night of the year. There are always treasures to be found and they’re often priced to sell! All of the money … Continue reading

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Breast Cancer Healing Quilt

By Diane Harris, QM Associate Editor A quilting friend of mine learned recently that she has breast cancer. She is well loved by the quilting community and so of course we’re making her a healing quilt. One person rallied the … Continue reading

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