Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Red Rooster Fabrics

Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt continues! With more than $21,000 in quilty prizes to present, we can hardly wait to see who wins. It could be you!

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Today’s featured sponsor is Red Rooster Fabrics.

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Red Rooster’s fabric designers include Jennifer Chiaverini, Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, Gudrun Erla, Ricky Tims, Jacqueline Paton, and Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals.

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Simply Imagine is a current line by Terri. The prints have a mood that’s warm and cozy.

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When you visit Red Rooster’s website, check out the pattern gallery for free downloadable patterns like the one above, and great quilt ideas using Red Rooster fabrics.

Into each of the 25 Treasure Hunt prize packages, Red Rooster Fabrics will put a fat quarter bundle. Now that’s some serious treasure.

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Quiltmaker gratefully acknowledges Red Rooster’s sponsorship of the Treasure Hunt. We appreciate their partnership.

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QM Scrap Squad: Jill’s Country Morning

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you.

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The Scrap Squad quilt from the Sept/Oct Quiltmaker is Country Morning. We made the original quilt in Robert Kaufman fabrics. The line is Lazy Daisy Baskets by Darlene Zimmerman.

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Country Morning shown in Lazy Daisy Baskets
fabrics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman.

 

It was the Classic/Update quilt, where we take a classic pattern from an early issue and update it. The quilt features printed Robert Kaufman fabric that suggests redwork embroidery in the cream-colored blocks. We asked the Scrap Squad to replace that fabric with something completely different. They came up with some great ideas.

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Jill Montgomery from Fairfield, Ohio

 

Today’s featured quilt is by Jill Montgomery from Fairfield, Ohio. You’ll hear from Jill in her own words below.

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Shortly after we got this pattern, I was at a guild meeting and someone showed a Stack and Whack quilt. It convinced me that I needed to use these gorgeous florals from my stash for this quilt. I had been saving the fabrics to make a One Block Wonder quilt.

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To start, I cut each fabric along the fold and starched with Best Press on the wrong side. This helps to stabilize the fabric for the odd cuts. Then I cut along the same point in the repeat for each half of the fabric.

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Since I bought this fabric for a One Block Wonder, I had six repeats. I had to use six from one half and two repeats from the other half to get the eight layers I needed for this block. Since the repeats from one side didn’t match the other, there was a bit of playing around to get everything matched up for identical squares.

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To line the fabric up, I used a pin and a spot in the fabric and stuck the pin in that exact spot on each of the layers. Once I went through all eight layers, I stuck a second pin into the fabric at a diagonal so that the first pin would still be holding all the layers in the same spot.

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Here is the section all pinned with 5 pins in different locations. At this point, I used a square ruler and cut out the 3 7/8″ squares.

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For each square, I cut once on the diagonal.

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I decided on a mottled gray fabric to finish the focus blocks. From the gray, each focus block takes two 3 7/8″ squares cut on the diagonal, and four gray strips cut 1 3/4″ by 5″.

jillblock QM Scrap Squad: Jills Country MorningFour of the floral triangles are sewn to a gray triangle. The other four floral triangles are sewn to a gray strip. Then the sections are joined as shown to make the block.

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Here are all of my focus blocks assembled and on my design wall. Now on to the paper piecing.

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I printed an extra copy of the foundation and from that I cut the sections out roughly. I used the paper sections as a rough template and rotary cut all the fabric pieces I needed.

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In order to make sure the points match up between sections, I line the pieces up with the sides to be sewn together. I see that I have three points to match for this seam.

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I take a pin and insert it into the first section directly into the corner of the pattern.

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Using the same pin, I stick the point into the fabric and through the paper of the second piece. I move the pin as needed until I am at the exact point in the corner of the pattern. I repeat this process for the remaining two intersections for the seam.

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When I have all three intersections pinned, I take a fourth pin and insert it  at an angle into the two sections near one of the first three pins. Even with the fourth pin inserted, the three original pins should still be straight through the three sections. If they are no longer straight, the fourth pin needs to be adjusted. Insert two more pins at an angle to the remaining pins that are through the intersections.

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As long as the pins were inserted at an angle without moving the pieces around, the two sections will still line up on the intersections and you are ready to sew your seam.

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I removed the paper from my seam allowances after I stitched my seam. With the paper out of the way, I was able to get a nice crisp seam when I pressed my new section.

jillsquilt QM Scrap Squad: Jills Country MorningOnce I assembled the quilt, I realized it demanded some custom quilting that I could not handle on my home frame and machine. I sent the quilt to Ruth Wasmuth (who by the way was on last year’s Scrap Squad) and she did a fantastic job on the blocks and the sashing. See more of Ruth’s work here: http://www.ruthiesquilting.com/

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This is definitely a quilt that I am keeping for myself!

Jill’s idea to kaleidoscope her floral fabric into blocks is an absolute hit! Nice work!

This is the final Country Morning quilt from the Scrap Squad. Next week we’ll move on to quilts from the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker.

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Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Quilting Treasures

It’s already been three weeks since the start of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt. I hope you’re enjoying it. There is a lot to see at each sponsor’s website.

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• Begin with the Nov/Dec issue, where ads will give you clues
• You don’t have to find all of the buttons, but each button found gives you a chance to win
• You have until Dec. 4 to find buttons. Relax and take your time.

 

QTlogo Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Quilting TreasuresToday’s featured sponsor is Quilting Treasures. I like this new line of sock monkeys called Monkey Around by Bethany Berndt Shackelford. Aren’t the polka dots happy?

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And if you’re a fan of Beatrix Potter, you’ll love Garden Tales, below.

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Into each of the 25 Treasure Hunt prize packages, Quilting Treasures will tuck a fat quarter bundle of Homespun Holidays by Christine Adolph.

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Isn’t it lovely?!

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Quiltmaker gratefully acknowledges Quilting Treasures and their generous sponsorship during the Treasure Hunt. We appreciate their partnership.

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QM Scrap Squad: Cathy’s Country Morning

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you.

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The Scrap Squad quilt from the Sept/Oct Quiltmaker is Country Morning. We made the original quilt in Robert Kaufman fabrics. The line is Lazy Daisy Baskets by Darlene Zimmerman.

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Country Morning shown in Lazy Daisy Baskets
fabrics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman.

 

It was the Classic/Update quilt, where we take a classic pattern from an early issue and update it. The quilt features printed Robert Kaufman fabric that suggests redwork embroidery in the cream-colored blocks. We asked the Scrap Squad to replace that fabric with something completely different. They came up with some great ideas.

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Cathy Buel from Clinton Township, Michigan

 

Today’s featured quilt is by Cathy Buel from Clinton Township, Michigan. You’ll hear from Cathy in her own words below.

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This quilt has been a true journey for me.  I started the quilt at home in Michigan and finished it at Assateague Island, Maryland.

When I first saw this design I loved it. Country Morning reminded me of a drive in the country, fruit trees, birds and the deep rich colors of the countryside. I decided to do needleturn applique of cherries and blackbirds.

 

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I labeled each applique piece for reference. The next step was to applique the blocks. This is so relaxing for me.

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I make my applique pieces from freezer paper. I trace each piece, cut it out on the drawn line, and then iron it shiny side down onto the right side of the fabric. I trace around the freezer paper template and cut the patch out, adding a turn-under allowance of less than 1/4″ around the entire piece.

I folded the background fabric in quarters, corner to corner, and centered my applique pieces. I basted them down and appliqued them.

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From here I started to slowly build the blocks. I decided on red, blue, green and gold blocks, trying to use as many different scraps of each color as I could.

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The hardest decision was what to do for the border.

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This is the quilt up on my design wall. I decided on a black inner border and a very small red print for the outer border. I hand quilted it.

This quilt was finished at Assateague Island, in Maryland. I just have to show you a picture of it. By the way, that is a dolphin.

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Here is the finished quilt. I hope you enjoyed my journey as much as I did. Until next time…

Hugs,

Cathy

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Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Quilting by the Bay

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Why is it called a Treasure Hunt?

• There is treasure to be won. More than $21,000 worth in all.
• There is treasure to discover on each sponsor’s website. New patterns, books, fabric, tools, machines—the list is long.
• QM readers and customers are truly treasured. We love you guys!
• Each contest sponsor is a treasure, too. These are good companies with good products.

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Today’s featured sponsor is Quilting by the Bay, your one-stop-shop for Block of the Month programs, retreats and kits.

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One example is this autumn Baltimore Album Block of the Month, above. This is a time saver! All the applique pieces are precision laser cut, and the fusible is already attached.

 

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Into each of the 25 Treasure Hunt prize packages, Quilting by the Bay will put fabric, a gift certificate, a beverage koozie and a tote bag. Sounds like fun to me!

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Quiltmaker gratefully acknowledges Quilting by the Bay and their generous sponsorship during the Treasure Hunt. We appreciate their partnership.

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Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Northcott

TH2012 200 Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: NorthcottQuiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt is well underway. Play along for your chance to win a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen longarm quilting machine or a PFAFF quilt expression 4.0 sewing machine. There are also 25 prize packages worth more than $500 each full of fabric, books and more. Contest details here.

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Today’s featured sponsor is Northcott, maker of “cottons that feel like silk.” To each of 25 Treasure Hunt prize packages, Northcott will add 2.5 yards of fabric from its Dino Roar collection by Cheri Strole.

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Wouldn’t it be fun to use this in a quilt for a favorite little person?

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Gotta love these polka dots.

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The tone-on-tones are bright and energetic.

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Here’s a panel that is part of the collection.

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Please have a look at Northcott’s website, and click the Treasure Hunt button to enter once for this sponsor.

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Quiltmaker gratefully acknowledges Northcott’s generous sponsorship during the Treasure Hunt. We appreciate their partnership.

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Quiltmaker’s Garden: Those Bias Edges

Peg Spradlin is responsible for making many of the quilts you see in QM’s pages. Peg has sewn for us and our sister publications for many years. She’s a master.

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Peg Spradlin

Peg was responsible for making Quiltmaker’s Garden, an anniversary quilt we designed with elements from our patterns over the past 30 years. Peg shares some thoughts on bias edges below.

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I have a real prejudice against bias edges, especially when two bias edges come together to form a seam, as they do with patches C/C and D/D in Part 5 of Quiltmaker’s Garden in the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker.

 

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Quiltmaker's Garden is a series quilt appearing in 2012 issues March/April through Nov/Dec. Made by Peg Spradlin.

The following steps illustrate how I dealt with the bias edges for the C and D patches which form the gazebo’s roofline.

I always heavily starch any fabrics that I know are going to be cut on the bias. This helps keep the edges from stretching when they are joined into a seam.

Referring to Part 5 and the C/D patch cutting diagram on page 65 in Nov/Dec, cut the heavily starched light blue tone-on-tone and medium tan tone-on-tone fabrics into strips 4 1/2″ wide by the length needed (80″ in this case). Sew these strips together along the 80″ length using a  1/4″ seam allowance.

Make a 4″ x 8″ template from transparent plastic and mark a diagonal line from corner to corner as shown below.

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4" x 8" template

Lay the marked diagonal line of the template along the seam line of the pieced strips of fabric as shown below.

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Place template on fabric

Trace around the outside of the template.

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Trace around the template

Add a 1/4″ seam allowance and then cut out the patch.

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Add a 1/4" seam allowance

Repeat to cut out 8 rectangles total: 4 C/C and 4 D/D, as shown below.

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Cut out 8 rectangles

This method doesn’t eliminate the bias edges altogether, but the bias edges that remain are paired with and sewn to a straight edge, thus minimizing the stretch.

 

 

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Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Martingale & Co.

We’re already into the third week of Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt. Still plenty of time to find sponsor buttons.

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As a friendly reminder, you don’t need to find all of the buttons, but each one you do find gives you another chance to win. Take your time and enjoy it. There are lots of fun quilty things to see on the sponsors’ websites.

Remember to begin with the Nov/Dec Quiltmaker. Ads in that issue will guide you to find the Treasure Hunt button on each sponsor’s website.

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Today’s featured sponsor is a familiar name in the industry: Martingale & Co. You probably recognize the name of their imprint, That Patchwork Place.

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They’ve been publishing great quilt books and creating other fine products for years. They have an interesting blog called Stitch This!.

You might enjoy a free pattern they currently have up for a paper foundation pieced witch, just in time for Halloween. You’ll need to sign in or register to access the pattern. Isn’t she creepy?!

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Into each of the 25 Treasure Hunt prize packages, Martingale will tuck three surprises:

• the book Homestyle Quilts by Kim Diehl and Laurie Baker

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• cute Kim Diehl notecards
• a Martingale 40% off coupon

Please check out the Martingale website, and don’t miss the categories for sewing, knitting, crochet and crafts.

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Quiltmaker gratefully acknowledges Martingale’s generous sponsorship during the Treasure Hunt. We appreciate their partnership.

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QM Scrap Squad: Jennifer’s Country Morning

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you.

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The Scrap Squad quilt from the Sept/Oct Quiltmaker is Country Morning. We made the original quilt in Robert Kaufman fabrics. The line is Lazy Daisy Baskets by Darlene Zimmerman.

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Country Morning shown in Lazy Daisy Baskets
fabrics by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman.

 

It was the Classic/Update quilt, where we take a classic pattern from an early issue and update it. The quilt features printed Robert Kaufman fabric that suggests redwork embroidery in the cream-colored blocks. We asked the Scrap Squad to replace that fabric with something completely different. They came up with some great ideas.

Today’s featured quilt is by Jennifer Stevens from Holcomb, Kansas. You’ll hear from Jennifer in her own words below.

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Jennifer Stevens from Holcomb, Kansas

 

“Oh boy…”. That’s how I started this quilt, and that’s how I ended this quilt!! I had never really done paper piecing before—only bits here and there—and I apparently hadn’t done it correctly. Seeing this pattern was a little scary but the instructions in Quiltmaker made my job easier.

I used fat quarters from Robert Kaufman for this project. I won them in a giveaway during last year’s Back to School Party with Quiltmaker. They’re called A La Maison by Terri Conrad Designs.

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I was having trouble cutting pieces the right size. I kept having to rip so I made a cheat sheet. Then I didn’t use anything smaller than the size indicated, which saved a lot of time.

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My suggestion for making sure all the angles match is to pin, pin, pin! It was handy to have the 1/4″ seam allowance included on the paper foundations. I pinned through the seamline on the front piece and the back piece so the angles matched.

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On the large blocks, I envisioned a machine embroidered redwork design. I chose “Country Flower Quilt Blocks” from Bunny Cup Embroidery.  I used a Brother PC-8200 embroidery machine and dark brown machine embroidery thread from Coats & Clark.

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Here is my final project. Hopefully it’s the first of many paper piecing adventures!

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Kudos to this young sewer for plunging right in to paper foundation piecing. We loved Jennifer’s idea of using machine embroidery in the blocks because we know many QM readers do machine embroidery. Bunnycup is always happy to work with us and we appreciate their partnership, so please visit their website at bunnycup.com for great and affordable embroidery designs.

One option that comes to mind: If you have embroidery software or if your machine allows you to change the size of the embroidery, you could make the embroidery larger to fill up more of the block if you’d like. Or do like Jen did and leave space for beautiful quilting around the embroidery.

I love how brave Jennifer was to use four different border fabrics. It makes this piece ever so interesting, which holds my attention. What more can you ask from a quilt? Another nice job by a busy young mom.

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Treasure Hunt 2012 Sponsor: Hoffman California Fabrics

We’re nearing the end of Week 2 in Quiltmaker’s Treasure Hunt Contest. It’s always fun to browse the different sponsors’ websites and see what’s new.

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As a quick reminder, there are two grand prizes and 25 prize packages. The grand prizes are a PFAFF sewing machine and a Handi Quilter longarm. The 25 packages contain fabric, books, thread and more. Lots of reasons to hunt for the treasure!

Today’s featured sponsor is new to the Treasure Hunt: Hoffman California Fabrics. Hoffman creates the popular Bali Pops (rhymes with lollipops) and Bali Crackers. They have luscious batiks and screenprints.

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For many years they have sponsored the Hoffman Challenge—you’ve probably seen some of those quilts at a quilt show, because the Challenge quilts really seem to get around.

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For each of the 25 Treasure Hunt prize packages, Hoffman has provided a Bali Cracker pack of 40 – 10″ squares in the Tiramisu flavor. Sounds like snack time to me!

Check out the Hoffman California Fabrics website and find the Treasure Hunt button to enter once for this sponsor.

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Quiltmaker gratefully acknowledges Hoffman’s generous sponsorship during the Treasure Hunt. We appreciate their partnership.

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