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!

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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QM Bitty Blocks: Flying Geese Pinwheels

By Carolyn Beam, Quiltmaker Content Director I’m excited to share April’s QM Bitty Block with you. I hope you’re having as much fun sewing these little treasures as I am. In case you’re new to Bitty Blocks, these little blocks … Continue reading

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Quilting Fabrics: “I Would Never Do That”

I love teaching quilters. A day in the classroom with like-minded souls brings out the best in me. We learn, we laugh and we have fun. But occasionally a student will say something that baffles me. It’s usually about combining … Continue reading

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QM Scrap Addicts: At It Again!

We have a new team of enthusiastic reader-sewers called the QM Scrap Addicts. They’re taking the Bonnie Hunter blocks from our Addicted to Scraps column and making scrap quilts with them. The latest block is called Twirl Around. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting Feathers

At the beginning of last year, I decided I wanted to learn how to machine quilt freeform feathers, as in the feathers you quilt without marking. My machine quilting skills are intermediate: I have come a long way but I … Continue reading

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