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Free Halloween Patterns
October 02, 2013

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

October 2, 2013

Quilting Memories, Issue #004 -- Halloween Patterns

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 Spooky Halloween quilting newsletter issue. It’s sure to inspire and jump start you towards your next quilting masterpiece.

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for September 2013.

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

New store for quilting patterns.

This month’s free quilting pattern just for e-zine subscribers.

The other free patterns that were posted in September.

Additional new pages.

Book Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for September 2013

Is…

Amala

For her touching story about “Mother’s Quilt” . Thank you for sharing this with us Amala. We love how you used old clothing to bring this quilt to life.

We all look forward to reading more stories and seeing more quilts from you.

To read his winning story please visit Amala's story.
Remember that this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Who will win October's free designs?

Here is what the free quilting design for just entering looks like:


Click on the picture or visit our contest page and see a video of the designs that can be won for October 2013!

New Store for Quilting Patterns

The month of September was very eventful.

Our new store opened on Craftsy.

Now you can get free patterns in PDF format. Past designs that were only available to those that entered the monthly contest and winners are now presented for purchase. Other fresh and incredible designs are obtainable as well.

Take a look around our store and see if there is anything you like. Nothing strikes your fancy?

Please be sure to give us new ideas of inspiration by email and we’ll see what can be accomplished. We love suggestions!

Follow us on Craftsy, to be notified when something new is created.

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Cute Baby Pumpkin Jack O' Lantern”

Just in time for Halloween!

This is a simple applique quilting pattern. It makes a wonderful wall-hanging or art piece using a Halloween motif.

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 6 x 6” block.

• Trace the design onto fusible adhesive. Preferably, Heat n Bond ultra hold.

• Cut the pieces around the lines.

• Select which fabrics will be the applique and which will be the background.

• Iron press pieces onto the back of desired fabrics.

• Now cut fabric on the lines of the designs that were traced so none of the lines show on the interfacing paper.

• Find ideal placement for the applique pieces on the background fabric.

• Peel off the paper from the fusible and iron press applique into place. Do this one at a time with each piece to get the best results.

• When all the pieces are pressed in the correct places, sew them into place with a tight zigzag stitch (aka. Satin stitch) around the edges of the applique pieces.

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

September’s Free Pattern Pages

Beginner Patterns for Quilting: Try this simple owl pattern to learn an easy applique technique.

Foundation Quilting Pattern: Make this heart pattern with perfect placement.

Free Beginner Quilting Pattern: A basic Halloween pumpkin just for you.

Free Easy Quilting Patterns: Several free patterns and simple directions on how to complete them.

Free Dragonfly Quilting Pattern: Simple yet elegant design.

Turtle Quilting Pattern: An easy way to bring this sea turtle to life.

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

Additional New Pages

Quilt Kit: Learn what to look for when shopping for simple quilt kits.

Quilting Around Animals: Tips to prevent the fur from flying.

Paper Piecing Quilting: Which patterns work well and where to find them. Beginner Quilting Patterns: The gateway to several that we have for you.

Free Beginner Quilting Patterns: Tips on how to keep it easy.

Wall Quilts: Suggestions on how to display them and tips on how to let it hang.

Quilting Blocks: How to envision it all.

Be sure to check out the quilting forum to see what other people have posted because we haven't added those pages to the list. Perhaps you too can join in with your own story or post.

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

Book Review

Mile a Minute Quilts by Sharon Hultgren

This book has several quilting blueprints for using fabric jelly rolls or strips of material that you cut up at home.

Sharon Hultgren also shows you how to piece designs in strips to make the assembly extremely quick.

No matter which pattern you follow in this book, it’s sure to be an excellent way to make a quilt top fast and easy.

Your color choices are also going to really make these patterns pop.

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

QuiltingSupport.com

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