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 Happy; Giveaway!

Almost from the first moment I started quilting, I realized it was good for my soul. I love that it makes me smile and I really love it when I see some fabric or a quilt and I catch my … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Meet Deonn Stott, Designer of Sheep Shape

Quiltmaker’s May/June issue is winging its way to subscribers and newsstands now. On the cover is Sheep Shape designed by Deonn Stott and made in fabrics from Riley Blake Designs. This quilt is rated “easy”, and in a post later … Continue reading

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Where I Spent National Quilting Day

I’m lucky to live in a place where quilting is alive and well. So I could think of no better place to spend National Quilting Day on March 15 than Quilt House, home to the International Quilt Study Center and … Continue reading

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Search Tips for Quilters

Here’s something you need to know if you’re a quilter and you use the internet. There is an easy way that you can find a boatload of inspiration for your quilts. It’s really simple: Use Google to search specifically for … Continue reading

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One Scrappy Story

I finished piecing a 90″ x 90″ scrap quilt last week, and soon it will head off to the quilter. This quilt and I had a love-hate relationship from the get-go. I blogged about its birth in a post called … Continue reading

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QM Tips: Keep Fusible Applique Soft

Garden Waltz is a quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney and patterned in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 edition. It’s a beautiful quilt with some really eye-catching applique. The large applique patches  can become stiff, though, if you apply … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Lori Holt and Great Granny Squared

Quiltmaker is pleased to partner with It’s Sew Emma publications today. We’re reviewing the brand new Great Granny Squared book by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet. And then we have several copies for giveaway! If you have yet … Continue reading

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Tune-Up on Twenty

It’s the 20th of March. 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 (not … Continue reading

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Recommended Quilt Books Giveaway

There are many new titles of interest to quilters. Let’s take a look at several and then we’ll have a giveaway. • From Kansas City Star Quilts: Baskets, Birds and Boughs: Quilts Year ‘Round by Debbie Roberts, $27.95 If you … Continue reading

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It’s National Quilting Day: Giveaway

Today is National Quilting Day. I hope you’re doing a little something to celebrate. At least grab a few minutes at the machine, or do some cutting for the Brain-Free Sewing Zone. I’m lucky enough to live fairly close to … Continue reading

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