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QM Staff Challenge

Quiltmaker’s annual staff challenge is always fun. We all use the same block or quilt design. Each person uses fabrics from one of our preferred fabric partners. The resulting quilts are always varied—and inspirational.    We began with On the … 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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Quiltmaker’s Block Network: One Block, Four Designs

Another new episode of Quiltmaker’s Block Network is up. This one features June Dudley and the Candlestick block by Karen Griska (The Selvage Blog, always a great read) from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Volume 1. Doesn’t it make Monday easier to … Continue reading

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The Quilt with a Mind of Its Own

This year’s QM staff challenge was based on the book Surprise Yourself! by Charlotte Angotti and Debbie Caffrey. We could use four basic units for these quilts: Four Patch, half- and quarter-square triangles and Flying Geese; we could add squares … Continue reading

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QM Staff Challenge

Every year our staff holds a challenge. The rules are different each time. This year’s challenge was based on the book Surprise Yourself! by Debbie Caffrey and Charlotte Angotti. The authors were invited to sew along with us. We saw … Continue reading

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A Challenge: Charlotte Angotti Surprises Herself!

Yesterday we shared here about Debbie Caffrey’s design process during Quiltmaker‘s annual staff challenge. Today we’re featuring a quilt by Charlotte Angotti, who co-authored the book on which our challenge was based. Surprise Yourself! follows co-authors Charlotte and Debbie as … Continue reading

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A Challenge: Debbie Caffrey Surprises Herself!

We always look forward to Quiltmaker‘s annual staff challenge because you never know what the challenge will entail. This year’s theme was Surprise Yourself!, based on the book of the same name by Charlotte Angotti and Debbie Caffrey. Surprise Yourself! … Continue reading

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