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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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Understanding Scale: A Little Trick

Last week we started talking about scale in quilts and fabrics. That first post had basic information you’ll want to know. There’s a little trick when it comes to using large-scale fabrics in small patches so I want to share … Continue reading

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All About Scale: Not the Weighing Kind

Let’s talk about scale. Not the bathroom variety, but the scale in fabrics we use for our quilts. What is it anyway? Why does it matter in your quilts? How can you use it more effectively? Let me see if … Continue reading

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Quilt Blocks: Easy Math Part 4

We’ve been going over some basic quilty math and we’re up to Part 4. Don’t let “math” scare you away. I’ve broken it down so it’s easy to understand. In case you want to review the earlier material, check these … Continue reading

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