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Gambit Quilt: January 2022

By: Taylor Krzeszowski

The Gambit quilt pattern is made up entirely of strip piecing! You will start off by creating large stripped units and then trimming them down to 2″-wide strips that you will use to piece together each block. This pattern is a…

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Buckled Up Quilt: February 2022

By: Sylvia Schaefer

This pattern is based on a traditional block called “Children of Israel.” Modifying the block and then extending the lines that reach to the edge creates an interesting woven design with a sort of buckle that holds the ribbons of…

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Seffarine Stars Quilt: March 2022

By: Tighe Flanagan

This paper-pieced pattern is based on a traditional Moroccan zellige (tile mosaic) pattern found in many historic buildings around the country, among them the Seffarine Madrassa in Fez. This stunning quilt comes together with a block-based assembly, combining three different blocks, and…

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Make-It Take-It: Pinwheel Coasters

By: Sue Bouchard

Perfect for a guild retreat, sewing with friends, or sewing to gift, these coasters are easy to make – instead of just one, these instructions will make a mirrored pair! In this Make-it-Take-it series, Sue will provide everything you need…

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Mexican Tile Study: January, February, March 2022

By: Naomi Bombardi-Wilson

Inspired by Mexican tiles, this block study is a wonderful way to play with color! Try it in a two-color version or use a wider palette to experiment with color placement. You’re sure to enjoy the variety this block has…

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Modern Fundamentals: Half-Rectangle Triangle Blocks

By: Sarah Ruiz

Have you conquered half-square triangles? If so, you’re ready to meet its more sophisticated cousin: the half-rectangle triangle! In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Sarah Ruiz will teach us a Modern Fundamental of quilting. In this issue,…

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Quilt Math: Using Modern Fundamentals Tables

By: Yvonne Fuchs

In each issue of the MQG Journal this year, Yvonne Fuchs will be sharing an important behind-the-scenes aspect of quilt pattern writing: quilt math. To get things started, we are going to take a look back at the Modern Fundamentals…

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Secret Sewing for Outgoing Guild Leaders

By: Jessica Schunke

Quilters love to make quilts to commemorate special events or as a show of thanks. If you’ve been in the Modern Quilt Guild for long, you’ve almost certainly had a particularly wonderful leader decide to step down, and members decide…

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Every Fabric Deserves a Second Chance

By: Chris English

Using Recycled Fabric in Quilts Sourcing and using recycled fabric in my quilts is what I love to do. There’s the thrill of the hunt, helping out good causes, and creating unique and beautiful quilts–what’s not to love? I mainly…

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The Highs and Lows of Temperature Quilts

By: By Sarah Ashford

As quilters, we know the inspiration for our next quilt can come from the most unlikely of places. Who would have thought that weather charts and daily high and low temperatures would capture the imagination of so many quilters worldwide…

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Cutting Accuracy: Beyond the Mat

By: Elizabeth Ray

Join Elizabeth Ray to explore fabric preparation and top tips for accuracy when cutting pieces for quilt tops, backings, and batting. In Beyond the Mat, Elizabeth will explore techniques, tools, and tricks to achieve the best accuracy in your quilt…

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Get to Know Make Modern

By: Make Modern

What does it take to create a digital quilting magazine these days? You need an Editor with an obsessive eye for detail and an unlimited supply of chocolate; a Creative Director with awesome computer design skills and a love of…

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