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!

Quilt Block Giveaway: GE Designs

Another fabulous Home Sweet Home quilt block is up for giveaway today as Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes continues. This block was made by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs. She used her own fabric line for Red Rooster called Victory, which … Continue reading

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Parade of Homes Freebies

The celebration of our house-themed Sept/Oct issue continues with Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes: part blog tour, part freebie fest and part designer showcase. This quilting motif called Country Baskets is free for the taking. It would be cute quilted between … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes

Welcome to Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes! We’re celebrating Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct issue with a special event. It’s part blog tour, part freebie fest, part designer showcase. It’s going to be a lot of fun! See the house quilt on the cover? … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker Needs a Few Good Sewers

Quiltmaker is looking for a few good sewers! We seek a small team of experienced quilters for a short-term project. We provide the pattern and fabric for you to make a simple 48″ x 60″ pieced quilt according to our … Continue reading

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Easy Tricks: Seeing Quilt Patterns in a New Light

Today I want to share an easy color trick with you. I think you’ll find it useful. I figured this out by accident along with some trial and error. It started with this pattern. I didn’t think I’d ever make … Continue reading

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Gwen Marston’s Minimal Quiltmaking: Book Review

I was anxious to get my hands on Gwen Marston’s latest book, Minimal Quiltmaking, from AQS Publishing and I was not disappointed. Gwen Marston is one of those legendary quilters I respect and admire. She’s been making quilts for decades. … Continue reading

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Crazy Quilts: I’m on Board

I have never been interested in crazy quilts, but this book changed my mind. I walked into a booth at International Quilt Market and saw the fan quilt below—and nearly hyperventilated. I’m not usually attracted to crazy-type quilts but this … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty

Tomorrow is the 20th of June. That means it’s time for Tune-Up on Twenty! This is a friendly reminder: • Open up your sewing machine’s innards and gently clean out all the lint, dirt and debris. • Oil your machine … Continue reading

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EQ, Creative Spark and Quiltmaker

If you use Electric Quilt design software or if you’ve thought about getting it (it’s recently become available for Mac, too), this post contains important information for you. And even if you don’t fall into those groups, your creativity might … Continue reading

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Quilt Market Potpourri

These were some of my favorite things at International Quilt Market last month. I hope you enjoy them. Adored this amazing ribbon quilt called Aware by Trisch Price, which appears in her book Accentuate the Negative for My Stars, part … Continue reading

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