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 Staff Inventory: I Love Funky

If you took inventory among Quiltmaker staff members, you might be surprised. Our personal quilt styles don’t necessarily reflect the style of QM, which is generally traditional and whimsical. I’m the staff person who loves funky. For me, the more … Continue reading

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National Quilting Day is Saturday, March 15: Giveaway!

We’ll celebrate National Quilting Day on Saturday with a great giveaway here on Quilty Pleasures. Be sure to visit us on that day and leave a comment for your chance to win fabric, thread and books. The National Quilting Association, … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network

I hope you’ve discovered Quiltmaker’s Block Network. It’s a tremendous free resource for quilters. Each episode features a free block pattern from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, but also highlights a particular technique. You may find a new way of doing something … Continue reading

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Machine Quilting: Practice, Practice, Practice

This is Quiltmaker‘s Year of Machine Quilting! I want to share something inspiring with you today—a bit of encouragement on your journey to becoming an excellent machine quilter. As I’ve started interacting with readers learning to machine quilt, I have … Continue reading

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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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