Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

How To Resize Quilt Block Patterns to Make Small or Big Blocks

CraftU Review How to Resize Quilt Block Patterns with Debra Finan Reviewed By: Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts I’ve learned a lot since I began working with the Quilting group at F+W Media. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Quilted placemat: Punkin’ Time

When I saw Bonnie Hunter’s Punkin’ Patch (Quiltmaker September/October ’17) I knew I had finally found a place for my collection of yummy orange scraps. I love to decorate around the house with small quilt projects. We have been having … Continue reading

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Charmed, I’m Sure! Let’s Get Started

I have a confession to make. I’m a charm square addict. There, I said it! I’m obsessed with them. Have you fallen in love with these little 5” squares of fabric? Or have you wondered what on earth you would … Continue reading

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Zentangle, Beginner Level Free-Motion Quilting and Tumbling Tiles

What’s a great way to learn to free-motion quilt? Zentangles and patchwork with the Tumbling Tiles pattern, that’s how! I am particularly excited about one of the patterns in the new issue of Quiltmaker, September/October ’17. For several years now I’ve … Continue reading

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Color Box Block of the Month-The Designers’ Backstory

On-the-Ground Reporter: Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts The Color Box quilt, Quiltmaker‘s latest Block of the Month pieced sampler, was designed by Pat Syta and Mimi Hollenbaugh from Bound to Be Quilting. I can’t begin … Continue reading

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Perfect Applique Stems

I love applique. I especially love floral applique so needless to say, I make A LOT of stems. I used to be intimidated by stems but I’ve figured out a couple of ways to make them practically foolproof. The first … Continue reading

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Feathered Star Love

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite quilt block is I always say Feathered Star. I have loved these blocks since I began quilting almost 30 years ago. But, true confession, I was too chicken to try one for a … Continue reading

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Beach Bag, Toy Bag, Game Bag, Project Bag, Grocery Bag or Tote Bag. Quilt it!

by Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts During the time we lived in London I noticed there was a lot more interest in the needle arts, like embroidery and knitting, compared to America. I discovered a … Continue reading

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