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Machine Quilting: 1 Block, 3 Ways!

In every 2015 issue of Quiltmaker, we picked one block from one quilt to quilt 3 different ways. This is such a fun way to show how you can quilt a block lots of different ways, and none of the … Continue reading

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Charm Square Dresdens—Free Quilt Block Pattern

By Carolyn Beam, QM Director of Content I love 5″ charm squares, and I’m on a mission to find as many ways to use them as possible. Some of my charm squares come from pre-cut packs, but I also cut … Continue reading

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Easy Handmade Gifts: Microwave Bowl Potholders

These potholders for bowls in the microwave are easy to make, and it’s fun to use your prettiest quilting fabrics to give them personality. I’m going to create some for easy homemade gifts, and I’ll choose fabrics I think each recipient will love. Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network

I hope you’ve discovered Quiltmaker’s Block Network. It’s a tremendous free resource for quilters. Each episode features a free block pattern from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, but also highlights a particular technique. You may find a new way of doing something … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Block Network: Fussy Cut Large Prints

Have you caught this week’s episode on Quiltmaker’s Block Network? June Dudley has tips on fussy cutting those large-scale prints we all love. There’s always something to learn on our series of free videos for quilters. Be sure to subscribe … Continue reading

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QM How-To: Join the Ends of Binding

One of the trickier parts of binding a quilt is joining the ends. There are many different ways to do it, but years ago I learned a method of joining the ends that has served me well, and today I’ll … Continue reading

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Mock Hand Quilt Binding by Machine

Many years ago, Jeannie Ivis, a quilt shop owner in Colorado, showed me how to do quilt binding by machine. In 15 years, I have done all but three of my quilt bindings using this method. I love it because … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Stitch & Flip Flunkie

Yes, it’s true. I was a Stitch & Flip flunkie. I have had the hardest time making friends with this technique. Don’t you hate it when every quilter you know talks about a technique as if it’s the easiest thing … Continue reading

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Chicken Soup – Part 1

Today’s post is written by a guest, although she isn’t new to Quiltmaker. Anne Wiens is a member of the QM Scrap Squad, so you’ve heard from her before. Today she agreed to tell you about a ruler that she … Continue reading

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Introducing Quiltmaker’s Block Network

Introducing You’re invited to join us for free how-to videos featuring block designs from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Each Monday a new video will be posted. A staff member walks you step by step through making a specific block. Complete instructions … Continue reading

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