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February 02, 2018

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”


Februaury 2, 2018

Quilting Memories, Issue #056 -- February Quilting 2018

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 2018 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 January.

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.

The other free patterns that were posted in January.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Side note.


Best Quilting Moments Contest for January 2018



The Winner of last month's contest is *Drum roll*

Lorraine of Queensland, Australia for her wonderful post of "My Granddaughters Are My Eyes"!

Your winnings (free patterns) are in your email, Lorraine!

To read Lorraine's post, click My Granddaughters Are My Eyes

Want to win like Lorraine?

It's incredibly 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 for entering.

Then if you win, there will be 5 more free patterns in your inbox!

If you are reading this e-zine, and enter into the contest for February, then the choice of pattern type is yours. You can choose whether your winnings are 10 inch paper foundation piecing or 15 inch template patterns. All you need to do is let me know which is wanted when you post your entry! Otherwise, there will be a mixture of the two.

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?

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

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



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 2018!


E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else



“HC Butterfly 6 Inch”






Ready for some paper piecing fun?



Don't let this beautiful paper piecing foundation pattern fly by!

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 a 6x6 inch block when it is put 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 #A3 into proper place on the paper guide.

Continue to work in this manner until all the pieces are stitched into place. Then stitch the finished triangles together to make a square.



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.

Now your quilting block is complete and it can be used any way you see fit.



January's Free Pattern Pages


Free Crossing Foundation Pattern - Make a beautiful crossing all of your own!



Free Throwing Star - The bursts of quilting joy are worth it!

Free Bladed Heart Foundation Pattern - Cut to the hear of loving quilts!

Free Star in Progress - It's a simple design, but it creates amazing possibilities!

To find this page 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!)

• Fun Foundation Patterns

• Fun Foundation Patterns 2

• Extraordinary Template Patterns

• Extraordinary Template Patterns 2

• HC Log Cabin Foundation Patterns

• HC Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 2

• Fresh Start Template Patterns

• Fresh Start Template Patterns 2

• Extraordinary Foundation Patterns

• Extraordinary Foundation Patterns 2

• Log Cabin Star Template Patterns

• Log Cabin Star Template Patterns 2

• Fresh Start Foundation Patterns

• Fresh Start Foundation Patterns 2

• Heart Template Patterns

• Heart Template Patterns 2

• Heart Foundation Patterns

• Heart Foundation Patterns

• Log Cabin Star 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.

Side Note



Get ready for the TMI (Too Much Information).

A lot has been happening behind the scenes here at QuiltingSupport.com.

I, Rebecca, started my second semester of college. This time I'm a full time student!

All of my 4 kids have been sick a lot the last few weeks. The viruses this year are running rampant and we've been cycling them around the house.

We've already had the flu, strep throat, pneumonia, a stomach virus, and a nasty respiratory virus.

Here's hoping we'll get the last of it over with and don't have to have any more sickies for the rest of the year! On another note, yes, I have had some help this morning with not just one little helper, but my big loving girl, who pretends she's a momma cat, too! Here's a picture of my furry lovelies!



As you can see, they just got caught playing with my spinning wheel. Flame thinks its the neatest cat seesaw ever! My big girl, Lightning, tries to keep him in line. LOL

QuiltingSupport.com has been able to get into the flow again!

Thank you for all of the support and be on the look out for new patterns and information! ;)

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Wrap Up

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

Comments? Ideas? Feedback?

We'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell us what you think!

Until next month.

Happy quilting,

Rebecca

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