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QM Tips: Keep Fusible Applique Soft

Garden Waltz is a quilt designed by Nancy Mahoney and patterned in Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Spring ’14 edition. It’s a beautiful quilt with some really eye-catching applique. The large applique patches  can become stiff, though, if you apply … Continue reading

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Tips for Fabulous Foundations

In the September/October ’12 issue of Quiltmaker, we focus on foundation piecing. You’ll find the innovative Pile O’ Leaves from Caroline Reardon, the more traditional Faith, Hope & Love by Carolyn McCormick and Sonja Callaghan’s whimsical Did Someone Say Treat? … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s Garden Butterfly Block

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.   We asked Peg to share tips she found helpful … Continue reading

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QM Shorts: Batting Repurposed

QM Shorts: Thoughts, Tips or Tricks in just a few paragraphs! *     *     *     *     * When I finish quilting a project, I trim the backing and batting even with the quilt top and am left with a pile that … Continue reading

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Little Things Make a Big Difference

I spent much of Thanksgiving weekend at my sewing machine, and I was reminded of a few basics I return to time and again. They’re little things about sewing, quilting and machines that make a BIG difference. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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Back to School Party: Don’t Blow Your Fuse!

Today’s Step 2 of the Dozens of Daisies pattern for Quiltmaker‘s Back to School Party calls for fusible applique. Do you ever wonder which fusible product you should use? The answer is one of personal preference—it depends completely on you. … Continue reading

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Back to School: Tips for Successful Cutting

Today’s Step 1 of the pattern for Dozens of Daisies is all about the cutting. (Find Step 1 here.) Along with that I wanted to offer you a few tips to help you cut successfully. • Press fabrics gently before … Continue reading

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