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!

Last Day! Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt

Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt ends tonight at midnight MST. I hope you’ll enter if you haven’t already! Today we’re recognizing more generous industry sponsors who make the contest possible. We’re pleased to have Superior Threads with us on Treasure Hunt. If … Continue reading

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Still Time: Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt and Giveaway!

We’re winding to the close of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt. By finding buttons on sponsor websites, you have a chance to win a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen sitdown longarm or a PFAFF quilt expression 2.0 sewing machine. There are also 25 … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Deals for Quilters!

There are some great deals going on at QuiltandSewShop during our CyberMonday sale. One of the best deals around is the quilt kit for Hoo Patch, a favorite design from the Patch Pals Collection by Denise Starck for Quiltmaker. Isn’t he … Continue reading

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Gift and Holiday Ideas from Quiltmaker

It’s hard not to feel good about the time of year when people celebrate faith, family and friends. Quilters acknowledge the holidays by creating handmade gifts and by making their homes warm and inviting. To that end, I’ve gathered some … Continue reading

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Help Us Choose the Best Quilt Designs

Quiltmaker is planning an issue featuring readers’ favorite QM designs over the years. But we need to know what quilts you’ve enjoyed the most. We’d love to hear from you. What quilts have you made? What designs have you loved? … Continue reading

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Quilt Designer Insights: Part 2

Magic Stars is a quilt design by Janice Averill in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker. It’s a fascinating design with so much potential for different looks. The QM Scrap Squad had a terrific time making scrap quilts from this pattern. … Continue reading

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Stash Management 101: Tame Your Quilting Fabric

At a meeting of Quilters Anonymous: “Hi, my name is Diane and I have a fabric stash.” “Hi Diane.” First things first: I would never make fun of anyone who attends AA or similar meetings. That’s serious stuff. Those folks … Continue reading

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Help Quiltmaker Choose Its Cover

We’d like your input on our next cover. You can help us by taking a short survey. These are the two covers we’re considering for our Jan/Feb ’15 issue. Take the survey to express your preference. Thanks for your feedback!

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Quilt Designer Insights: Part 1

We’ve been fascinated with Janice Averill’s Magic Stars design from Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct issue. The Scrap Squad had a terrific time making different versions of it. The block is not what you might be expecting from a quick glance at the … Continue reading

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Printer-Friendly Back to School Pattern: Day 5

Welcome to Day 5 of Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party! I hope you’ve started your own version of Hip-Hopscotch. It’s been great fun to see all the versions of the quilt. Today we have a quilt label for your project. … Continue reading

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