Learn quilting techniques, tips and design ideas from the experts at Quiltmaker magazine. Showcasing blocks from QM’s popular 100 Blocks series of magazines, QM staff will demonstrate what you need to know to make creative blocks. We hope to inspire you to make amazing quilts!

Ready to watch when you want to watch. New episodes each Monday.

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Current Episode

Season 2: Episode 42 - Setting a 12” Block on Point

Simple roses are raw edge appliqued onto a block that forms a trellis.

Past Episodes

Season 2: Episode 41 - English Paper Piecing

Duration: 5:38 • 

Aired on Monday, Oct 13, 2014

Learn how to do English Paper Piecing with QM Creative Editor Paula Stoddard.

Season 2: Episode 40 - From Bands to Blocks

Duration: 4:15 • 

Aired on Monday, Oct 06, 2014

Watch this free video to see how Quiltmaker Creative Editor Carolyn Beam uses pieced bands to cut templates for the Whirligig block designed by Susan Knapp and Mary Jane Mattingly.

Season 2: Episode 39 - Playing with Color and Value

Aired on Monday, Sep 29, 2014

Learn how color, value and temperature play together to make this dramatic, foundation-pieced block.

Season 2: Episode 38 - Accurately Cut and Sew Bands

Duration: 4:03 • 

Aired on Monday, Sep 22, 2014

Learn tips and tricks for sewing bands accurately as QM Graphic Designer, Denise Starck, demonstrates how to piece Rolling River, block #78, designed by Joyce Robinson for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks, Vol 1.

Season 2: Episode 37 - Using Scraps Successfully

Duration: 11:27 • 

Aired on Monday, Sep 15, 2014

Learn to choose scraps with enough variety and contrast to make your block a smashing success!

Season 2: Episode 36 - Fussy Cutting Patches

Duration: 2:17 • 

Aired on Monday, Sep 08, 2014

Experiment with fussy cuttting a particular motif or design to make it the focal point of your block.

Season 2: Episode 35 - Learn to Make Prairie Points

Aired on Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Learn to make Prairie Points for this fun, colorful block.

Season 2: Episode 34 - Color Palette Options

Duration: 3:16 • 

Aired on Monday, Aug 25, 2014

See how changing your color palette can dramatically affect the look of a block.

Season 2: Episode 33 - Easy 3D Flower Embellishments

Duration: 4:37 • 

Aired on Monday, Aug 18, 2014

QM Creative Editor Carolyn Beam demonstrates the easy steps to create flower embellishments for her block A Night Out, block #733 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 8.

Season 2: Episode 32 - Making 3-Dimensional Tabs

Duration: 3:57 • 

Aired on Monday, Aug 11, 2014

Learn how easy it is to make 3-dimensional tabs to add to any block or quilt.

Season 2: Episode 31- Secondary Design Links

Duration: 2:06 • 

Aired on Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Create interesting secondary designs when you rotate this creative block.

Season 2: Episode 30 - Keeping Fusible Applique Soft

Duration: 7:38 • 

Aired on Monday, Jul 28, 2014

Happy colors and easy fusible appliqué join forces to create a sweet little block with scribble-style stitching to hold patches in place.

Season 2: Episode 29 - Learn to Use Focus Fabrics in a Block

Duration: 5:52 • 

Aired on Monday, Jul 21, 2014

Using fun focus prints in a block can really bring a block to life.

Season 2: Episode 28 - Creating Dimension and Curves

Aired on Monday, Jul 14, 2014

Add pizzazz to a simple block. Associate Editor Eileen Fowler demonstrates easy 3-dimensional units with curves.

Season 2: Episode 27 - Make a Christmas Tree Skirt

Duration: 8:42 • 

Aired on Monday, Jul 07, 2014

Cut applique designs from fan-folded paper like a paper doll to make this clever block of Christmas trees and snowmen from June Dudley.

Season 2: Episode 26 - Embroidery Applique in the Hoop

Duration: 9:08 • 

Aired on Monday, Jun 30, 2014

Baby Lock representative Sara Gallegos demonstrates embroidery appliqué in the hoop using the Baby Lock Unity as she makes the Shadow Play block in this free video.

Season 2: Episode 25 - 3D Flowers

Duration: 5:43 • 

Aired on Monday, Jun 23, 2014

Learn to make 3-dimensional flowers and leaves in this free video with Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor for Quiltmaker, using Sunny Day, block #51 in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 1, designed by Vicki Lynn Oehlke.

Season 2: Episode 24 - Fun, Folded Flowers

Duration: 4:02 • 

Aired on Monday, Jun 16, 2014

Learn to create simple folded hexagon flowers to add dimension to your projects.

Season 2: Episode 23 - Mini Dresden Plate

Duration: 12:28 • 

Aired on Monday, Jun 09, 2014

Small Dresden Plates are easy to make. Combine them with simple embroidery and crayons-on-fabric for this great block designed by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill. Free video includes block pattern!

Season 2: Episode 22 - Different Thread for Different Stitching

Duration: 9:53 • 

Aired on Monday, Jun 02, 2014

Special guest Eric Drexler, National Educator for Sulky of America, demonstrates different thread weights used for machine applique and hand embroidery.

Season 2: Episode 21 - Perfect Circles

Duration: 6:35 • 

Aired on Monday, May 26, 2014

Learn an easy way to make perfect appliqued circles in this free video with Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor for Quiltmaker.

Season 2: Episode 20 - Creative Cutting Technique

Duration: 7:46 • 

Aired on Monday, May 19, 2014

Learn how to make a block using a creative cutting technique.

Season 2: Episode 19 - Making Waves

Duration: 5:09 • 

Aired on Monday, May 12, 2014

Associate Editor Eileen Fowler guides you through the simple process of transforming bands into a stunning bargello design.

Season 2: Episode 18 - Easy Applique

Duration: 9:56 • 

Aired on Monday, May 05, 2014

Baby Lock representative, Sara Gallegos uses the AccuQuilt GO! to easily cut applique shapes adapted in Embroidery Works software and stitched in the hoop on a Baby Lock Unity sewing machine.

Season 2: Episode 17 - Creative Embellishments

Duration: 4:30 • 

Aired on Monday, Apr 28, 2014

Have some fun by adding creative embellishments to this stylish paper-pieced block.

Season 2: Episode 16 - Easy Freeform Applique

Duration: 6:34 • 

Aired on Monday, Apr 21, 2014

A casual, freeform approach to fusible appliqué means easy stitching and a whimsical result.

Season 2: Episode 15 - Use Decorative Stitches to Embellish Applique

Duration: 11:14 • 

Aired on Monday, Apr 14, 2014

Watch Baby Lock representative Sara Gallegos as she demonstrates special features on the Baby Lock Unity, including decorative stitches, the sensor pen and the needle guide beam as she makes the Bird of Happiness appliqued block.

Season 2: Episode 14 - Folded Flower Embellishment

Aired on Monday, Apr 07, 2014

Quiltmaker's Editor-in-Chief June Dudley shows you how simple it is to make this cheerful foundation-pieced basket block, using simple circles to create flower embellishments.

Season 2: Episode 13 -Learn to Make a Fun Strip Block With Stabilized Edges

Aired on Monday, Mar 31, 2014

Dig into your stash of strips to make this fun block and learn 3 different ways to stabilize the bias edges.

Season 2: Episode 12 - Foundation Piecing

Duration: 4:39 • 

Aired on Monday, Mar 24, 2014

Eileen Fowler, Associate Editor for QM, shares more tips that will help you successfully foundation piece.

Season 2: Episode 11 - Embellishing with Thread Zen Doodling

Aired on Monday, Mar 17, 2014

Special guest Eric Drexler, National Educator for Sulky of America, demonstrates how to use Zen Doodling to embellish a simple block.

Season 2: Episode 10 - Change It Up

Duration: 3:13 • 

Aired on Monday, Mar 10, 2014

Learn to piece this interesting block using partial seams and explore the possibilities for changing up the center section.

Season 2: Episode 9 - 3-D Triangle Squares

Duration: 5:01 • 

Aired on Monday, Mar 03, 2014

See how easy it is to create 3-D Triangle Squares.

Season 2: Episode 8 - Cut Templates from Pieced Triangle-Squares

Duration: 7:24 • 

Aired on Monday, Feb 24, 2014

Join Carolyn Beam, QM Creative Editor, as she guides you through the simple steps of using pieced triangle-squares to make the templates for Rose Twirls, designed by Elisa Wilson of Elisa’s Backporch Design.

Season 2: Episode 7 - Selvage Creations

Duration: 8:55 • 

Aired on Monday, Feb 17, 2014

Use fabric selvages to create fast, easy quilt blocks with smashing results!

Season 2: Episode 6 - Learn to Make Fast Flying Geese

Duration: 4:29 • 

Aired on Monday, Feb 10, 2014

Making Flying Geese can be quick and easy using the Fast Flying Geese technique.

Season 2: Episode 5 - Uncovering Secondary Designs

Duration: 4:23 • 

Aired on Monday, Feb 03, 2014

QM Associate Editor Eileen Fowler demonstrates how simple changes to Carrie Nelson’s Get the Point?, block #291 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 3 can create secondary designs in a quilt.

Season 2: Episode 4 - Color and Design Options

Duration: 3:10 • 

Aired on Monday, Jan 27, 2014

See how dramatically your quilt layout can change when you swap out one fabric in this easy-to-piece block.

Season 2: Episode 3 - Learn to Sew Partial Seams

Duration: 5:11 • 

Aired on Monday, Jan 20, 2014

Sewing partial seams is easier than you think. QM Creative Editor Carolyn Beam guides you through the simple process while making May Flowers, block #152 from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 2.

Season 2: Episode 2 - Using Your Scrap Stash

Duration: 7:43 • 

Aired on Monday, Jan 13, 2014

See how to successfully use a variety of fabrics to make a smashing scrappy block in this short free video featuring a Bonnie Hunter design.

Season 2: Episode 1 - Fussy Cutting Large Scale Prints

Duration: 6:30 • 

Aired on Monday, Jan 06, 2014

Editor-in-Chief, June Dudley guides quilters through accurately fussy cutting large scale novelty print fabrics using a template, while making Facet-nating, block #428.

Upcoming Episodes

Season 2: Episode 43 - Sewing Y-Seams

Duration: 6:41 • 

Scheduled to air on Monday, Oct 27, 2014

Follow along as QM Associate Editor Eileen Fowler demonstrates the simple steps to sewing perfect Y-seams using Petit Fours, block #588 by Marian Mapes from 100 Blocks, volume 6.

 


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