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!

Happy Valentine’s Day from Quiltmaker

Valentine’s Day seems like a good time to enjoy some heart quilts, doesn’t it? Each quilt is linked to where it appears online. This has to be one of the best heart quilt designs ever! It’s by Amy Ellis and … Continue reading

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Jumping on the Bonnie Bandwagon: Giveaway!

Let’s have a giveaway! Bonnie Hunter is having a giveaway of Quiltmaker’s March/April issue over at Quiltville, so it’s a perfect time for us to do the same. But let’s sweeten the pot. We’ll also throw in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks … Continue reading

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QM Patch Pals: The Bunny Baby

I went to a local quilt guild meeting recently. A member I’d never met shared a wonderful story with me. Her name is Jane Fox and she’s from Hastings, Nebraska. Jane made Quiltmaker’s Bunny Patch and gave it as a … Continue reading

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Book Review and Giveaway: The Thrifty Quilter

The Thrifty Quilter Making (Nearly) Free Quilts from Leftover Fabric by Anne Wiens “If you quilt, have you scraps. Lots of scraps. Mountains of scraps.”       —Anne Wiens Anne Wiens is a creative thinker who makes scrap quilts using a smart, … Continue reading

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QM Staff Challenge

Quiltmaker’s annual staff challenge is always fun. We all use the same block or quilt design. Each person uses fabrics from one of our preferred fabric partners. The resulting quilts are always varied—and inspirational.    We began with On the … Continue reading

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Redwork: Love Blooms Here

Lovers of redwork will be happy to know we offer our 2014 series quilt, Love Blooms Here, in scarlet stitches. The quilt was designed by QM Associate Editor Paula Stoddard. Part 1 appears in the Jan/Feb ’14 issue. The quilt … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network: Fussy Cut Large Prints

Have you caught this week’s episode on Quiltmaker’s Block Network? June Dudley has tips on fussy cutting those large-scale prints we all love. There’s always something to learn on our series of free videos for quilters. Be sure to subscribe … Continue reading

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Saving Spools: For the Record

It all started at the beginning of 2012 when I read a blog post by Karen Griska on The Selvage Blog. She had saved her empty thread spools during 2011. It had been a 31-spool year. I thought the idea … Continue reading

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Beating the January Blues

I sometimes feel a little blue this time of year. The holidays are over. Lots of cold weather is still to come. The freshness of spring seems far off.   If you get the winter blues like I do, maybe … Continue reading

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Love Blooms Here: 2014 Series Quilt

It’s always exciting to publish a new series quilt. A lot of thought and planning goes into each one we do. Quiltmaker’s 2014 series quilt is Love Blooms Here, designed and made by Paula Stoddard, one of our Associate Editors. … Continue reading

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