Tag Archives: quick and easy

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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Back to School Party – Tips for Pressing

Have you ever been in a quilting class and had the question of “pressing” come up? I’ll bet you have, and I’ll also bet that you heard a few different opinions on the matter. Pressing seams to one side, pressing … Continue reading

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Visiting Anita plus Giveaway

It’s always a pleasure working with Anita Grossman Solomon. I love her simplified techniques for making blocks. I’ve made all 3 of her patterns that we’ve published in the last few years, Super-Sized Nine Patch in May/June ’06, Anita’s Arrowhead … Continue reading

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Quick and Easy: Water Lilies

Do you ever work on a quilt and think “This is so much fun!” Granted, most of the quilts I make are fun, but I have to admit that some parts do get tedious. Well, that didn’t happen with Water … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern – Stocking

As of 7 weeks ago, I have a new grandson. Parker Stephen Beam was born 10/24/10, bringing much joy to our entire family. He needed a stocking to go with the ones I made for the rest of his family. … Continue reading

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Free Christmas Pattern “Joy”

Hi there! I’m so excited to post my first post for Quiltmaker magazine! And what better way to start off, than with a free pattern in our Countdown to Christmas? I thought it would be fun to share one of … Continue reading

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Little Christmas Windmills: Free Quilt Pattern

Good-Natured Warning: Making These Little Blocks is Like Eating M&Ms…Hard to Stop! Introducing: Little Christmas Windmills I started making these blocks about five years ago as “Leaders & Enders” a la Bonnie Hunter at quiltville.com, but I had so much … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts to Debut

The offices of Quiltmaker are abuzz with excitement! This week marks the drop of our newest title, Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts. Look for it on newsstands beginning Wednesday, May 12. We’re celebrating in several ways. Please read on! We’re hosting a … Continue reading

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What is the Double Stitch?

Handwork has made a come back over the last several years. Everything from hand piecing and quilting to hand embroidery provide the perfect take-along project. Kathleen Brown and DeLoyce Tyler or Mountain Patchwork created a simple hand-embroidered block, Dresden Lane, … Continue reading

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Quilting Scraps Go Green for SPCA

Ever since Executive Editor June Dudley mentioned Jan Morin in her last edit letter, readers have been asking us for more information. Seems like a perfect topic for a blog post. Jan lives in Pine Grove, California and has found … Continue reading

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