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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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Welcome to Quilty Pleasures

If you’re new here because of the blog tour, welcome! We have so much fun on Quilty Pleasures and I hope you’ll come back often. I’m Diane Harris, the Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker. I’m the person who manages the blog … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I love Scrappy

When I thought about my quilting style and what it is, my first thought was traditional. Most of the quilts I design and sew are based on traditional blocks. As I went back and looked at my quilts, I realized … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Bright… and Modern… and…

geometric and… Okay, I’ll stop there. I really am drawn to a wide variety of designs, although I don’t think I’ll ever be accused of being a traditional quilter. While I have a great appreciation for traditional designs, it’s just … Continue reading

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