Tag: Clickbait

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The proliferation of fake news on Facebook has been in the real news lately, with highly depressing real word consequences. Since fake news is like click bait on steroids, I thought it would be appropriate to make up some fake quilt news headlines. I’m not the first – QuiltingSewingCreating was on top of this weeks ago, but I couldn’t stop thinking of fake headlines.

Mary Fons trying to take away Quilters’ Rotary Cutters

Futurama Fry is shocked

Modern Quilt Guild to no longer allow Quilts with Squares and Rectangles at QuiltCon

Aladin Iago Not Surprise

Aurifil Thread so Expensive because it’s Woven with the Hair of Italian Children

Patrick SpongeBob jaw drop

Shocking Result: Every Member of Ridiculously Long Quilt-a-Long finishes on Time

Robert Downey Junior wide eyes

English Paper Piecing ruled Un-American

Kanye head shake

*These headlines are fake. Seriously. You’ve been warned. Use your critical thinking skills.*

What do they teach in schools these days?

Have you thought of any fake quilt news headlines? Let me know in the comments.

This One Blog Post About Quilter Clickbait Will Make you Laugh Until You Cry

This One Blog Post About Quilter Clickbait Will Make you Laugh Until You Cry

(Not really)

As a general whinger about awful Facebook trends, clickbait has been a bug-bear of mine for awhile. Particularly those in the vein of the pioneer of the practice Upworthy.

Finally it seems like the media is catching on, with major web publishers like Mamamia claiming to swear off the habit (despite having a spoof spoiler Twitter account that continues to flourish). Facebook itself has begun to punish clickbait headlines.

But I admit, sometimes the damn things do catch me out. I’ve just gotta know what the puppy did to make grandpa cry!!! And after being inspired by this Daily Life post making clickbait headlines out of things said to female writers, I decided to write some of my own quilty clickbait headlines.

You won’t believe what she did to make her sewing machine run perfectly!

Sewing Machine Mechanics hate this one small trick!

Frollo - Witchcraft!

This one easy trick will make your half-square triangles’ points match every time!

(Seriously, if someone knows this, tell me please.)



Woman makes post asking for obscure hard-to-find fabric. You won’t believe what happens next!

Fabric in stash so long, can't find more now that I need it.

You’ll be amazed what happens when you take this traditional quilt block and make it BIGGER!

This simple trick for cutting fabric will change everything!

Hugh Jackman looking amazed

Fabric companies hate her! One simple trick for using your scraps.

We asked 25 people what they thought about quilts. What we found was shocking!

Scumbag Steve - Grandma makes him a quilt, gives it to his dog

Have you come across any quilty clickbait in the wild? Have an idea for your own headline? I’d love to know!