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National Craft Month

March shall no longer be known as the month of spring, Daylight Savings Time or any other nomenclature associated with the third month of the year. From here on out, you may proclaim loudly, “March is National Craft Month!” It … Continue reading

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Meet the new Online Editor for Quiltmaker!

This is the first blog post of many that will come from me, the new Online Editor of Quiltmaker, Rachel Peterson! Not to worry, your favorite faces are still at Quiltmaker including Diane, Carolyn and Paula. They will be making … Continue reading

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Introducing QM Scrap Addicts; Giveaway!

Many of you are familiar with our friend and columnist Bonnie Hunter of quiltville.com. Bonnie has taught at QM’s Block Party, designed a Lazy Sunday mystery quilt for us, submitted many designs to Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, and more. She’s in … Continue reading

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No More Backaches: An Ergonomic Approach to Quilting

Quilting can be an enormously rewarding craft, but it can also take its toll on the body. Long hours of repetitive movements rightfully demand our thoughtfulness and attention. Learn more in our upcoming webinar from presenter and personal trainer Michael … Continue reading

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Meet Deb Strain, Designer Extraordinaire

By Eileen Fowler, QM Associate Editor In Quiltmaker’s November/December ’14 issue, our Inspirations section features adorable owl and snowmen figurines from designer Deb Strain and Blossom Bucket. When I spotted these at International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh last May, it … Continue reading

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Cut It Out! Brother’s Innovation for Applique

We heard a lot of buzz about Brother’s revolutionary ScanNCut at International Quilt Market. This machine can quickly convert patterns, drawings and more into applique fabric patches. The built-in 300 DPI scanner will scan your images, then precisely cut the … Continue reading

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Back to School Party Next Week!

Please make plans to join me for Quiltmaker’s Back to School Party next week. There will be a free quilt pattern in bite-sized morsels, a few tips and tricks for quilters, our team of reader-sewer introductions and a few quilty … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Sweetwater’s Quilt Block

Quiltmaker’s Parade of Homes concludes today with a final Home Sweet Home quilt block giveaway. It was made by the ladies of Sweetwater from their own fabrics for Moda. I love the polka dots. You can never have too many … Continue reading

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Traffic Chopper Overhead

Traffic Chopper is the latest block in my collection of vehicle blocks for Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. You can see my previous blocks, Bus Stop from Vol. 7, Rescue No. 1  from Vol. 6 or Mixmaster from Vol. 8. All of … Continue reading

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Getting Frondly

Getting Frondly   When the editors here at Quiltmaker first mentioned I would have the opportunity to create a quilt block design for Quitmaker’s 100 Blocks vol. 9 I got pretty excited and spent quite a bit of time reviewing … Continue reading

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