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February 02, 2017

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”


February 2, 2017

Quilting Memories, Issue #045 -- Febraury Quilting 2017

Quilting Memories brings you the latest information about quilting. We are a place for beginners to learn and experts to get new ideas.

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Welcome to our February 2017 quilting newsletter issue.

We are here to inspire you towards your next quilting masterpiece and some creative fun!

In this installment you will find:

Our entries into the monthly contest for .

See the new quilting designs that are up for grabs for the monthly contest of February.

This month’s free quilting pattern just for e-zine subscribers. (Paper Piecing using a Foundation Pattern)

The other free patterns that were posted in January.

Additional new pages and patterns.


Best Quilting Moments Contest for February 2017



The Winner of last month's contest is *Dramatic Music*

No one!

Anyone could have been the winner!

But no one entered. :(

Give it a try this month and be on the look out for your winnings in your inbox!

Don't worry. It's easy!

Anyone can win!

All that is needed is a recap of your experience quilting and a picture of the project to get a free pattern.

Don't miss out on this month's contest for your chance to win free quilting patterns, too!

Remember, this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month to up your chances of winning.


Even quilting works that are UFOs (Unfinished Objects) can be entered.


Will YOU be the winner for the month of February's contest?

Submit your experience and see if you'll be our next winner!

Here is what the free 10 inch paper foundation pattern looks like, just for entering:



How do you get your free pattern?

First, submit your story with a picture.

Then as you are submitting it, make sure you have your email address filled out on the form. That way we can send the free pattern directly to your email as a PDF attachment.

It's that easy!

We look forward to reading your post!

Go to our quilting contest page to see the video of the designs that can be won for February 2016!


E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else



“5 Inch Twist 19”






Make a wonderfully twisted quilt with this fun foundation pattern!
Feel free to adjust the size and include this design to your next project.


Here are the steps to complete it:
Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 5x5 inch block when this is put together.


Start with having all of the fabric prepared. Wash and press it with an iron. This will ensure that the fabric won’t shrink when you wash your final quilt and that you will have smooth materials to work with. This is particularly helpful when it comes to sewing them together.
Cut your fabric in a way to ensure that all of the pieces are at least ½ inch bigger that what you need. They do not need to be the exact shape of your design pieces. For example, it could be rectangles that you cut out, but your final pieces are diamonds. You can even use scraps if you’d like.
Now, pin the first piece (#A1) of fabric with the wrong side touching back side of the paper, over where the first piece is marked. Make sure it has good placement by holding the two up to a light source, like a window. The fabric should cover the entire place of the design and overlap the surrounding places by at least ¼ inch.
Here is where most people get tricked up. Pin the next piece (#A2) of fabric with the right side touching the right side of the first piece of fabric. The edge of the second piece should overlap its seam line by at least a ¼ inch and when unfolded overlaps the surrounding sections by ¼ inch.
Remember that you want all of the right sides on the materials to be facing away from the paper when the block is finished.
Hold the fabric up to the light to make sure that the placement is ideal.

Place the materials paper side facing up. Sew on the line using stitches that are 1 to 1.5 mm. This can be done with either a sewing machine or by hand.

Once the pieces are stitched together trim whatever excess material there is. Remember to keep ¼ for the seam allowance all around.

Unpin and unfold the fabric sections.
When piece #A2 is unfolded, pin it into the fabric’s proper place on the paper guide.

Lay the material for piece #A3 over #A2 with right sides touching. Make sure the seam edge overlaps the seam line and all around to the neighboring sections by at least a ¼ inch.

Pin fabric #A3 into place. Hold up to light to ensure proper placement.

Stitch on the line just like before.


Trim excess material ¼ inch away from the seam that was just sewn.

Unpin, unfold and pin section #3 into proper place on the paper guide.

Continue to work in this manner until all the pieces are stitched into place.

Once at this point, baste with long stitches around the edge of your block.

Trim the excess cloth and leave a ¼ inch seam allowance around the outer edge of the block.

Now, carefully tear away the paper from the back of your quilting block.

Voilà, the foundation pattern quilting block is done with your expert procession.

Printed pattern is needed for each block.

Repeat this process for each quilting block that you want to have as part of your quilt top.



January’s Free Pattern Pages


Free New York Beauty Foundation Pattern - Elegant and easy!

Free Criss Cross Template Pattern - Mark the perfect spot!

Free Advanced Foundation Pattern - Ready for this?
Free Flower Line Pattern 3 - Show off those beautiful floral quilting stitches!

To find these pages just visit QuiltingSupport.com and use our search feature.

Additional New Pages



Quilting Shop: Find out what's new!

(Hint: We've added a lot of sets, so now you can save on your favorite patterns by buying them in bulk!)

• 15 Inch Basket Template Patterns

• Complex Crazy Foundation Patterns 8

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 21

• 15 Inch Basket Template Patterns 2

• Complex Crazy Foundation Pattern Sets

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 22

• Flower Applique Patterns 11

• 3D Foundation Patterns

• 3D Foundation Patterns 2

• 15 Inch Dimensional Template Patterns

• Sawtooth Template Patterns 6

• 15 Inch Dimenasional Template Patterns 2

• 10 Inch Foundation Patterns 5

• 10 Inch Foundation Patterns 6

• Road to California Template Patterns

• Road to California Template Patterns 2

• Twist Foundation Patterns 3

• Twist Foundation Pattern 4

• 15 Inch Basket Template Patterns 3

• 15 Inch Basket Template Patterns 4

• 10 Inch Beauty Foundation Patterns

Additional posts have been made in our quilting forum, too!


If you would like to find these pages quickly, use the site search option.

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Wrap Up

We hoped you enjoyed this month’s issue of our quilting newsletter.

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Until next month.

Happy quilting,

Rebecca

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