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June 03, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”


June 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #024 -- June Quilting 2015

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 June 2015 quilting newsletter issue.

We are here to inspire you towards your next quilting revelation!

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for May 2015.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in May.

Additional new pages and patterns.

A review worth repeating.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for May 2015

Is…

No one.

There were not posts that entered into the contest last month.

That means, you missed out on your opportunity to win some awesome applique patterns.

Don't miss out on your chance again.

Even quilting works in progress can be entered!
Remember that this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Who will be the winner for the month of June?

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

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



Visit our quilting contest page to see the video of the designs that can be won for June 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else


“The Celtic Elk”

Complete this pattern just in time to make a one of a kind Father's Day quilt!

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 8x8” block when all three appliques are done for this one block.

• Trace the designs onto lite fusible adhesive. Preferably, Heat n Bond ultra-hold. (Lite hold may be used if the applique will be stitched down.)

• Cut the pieces around the lines. Leave the inner designs to be cut away later!

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

• Iron press fusible onto the back of desired fabric.

• Now cut fabric on the line of the design that was traced (as well as the inner design) so none of the ink shows 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.

• 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 if lite hold was used. If ultra-hold was the fusible, then leave the design as a raw edged applique.

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

May’s Free Pattern Pages

Peacock Feather Applique - We're making the peacock feather pattern even easier with this applique design!

Free Double Plume Line Pattern - This pattern is a whole new meaning to feather stitches!

Free Swirl Box Line Pattern - Perfect for a filler.

Free Heart Ring Line Pattern - Show where your heart is.

Free Heart Wreath Line Pattern - Even more spectacular than the first.

Free Basket Foundation Quilting Pattern - Perfect for accompanying applique flowers!

Free Butterfly Applique Pattern - Spring is here. Don't let this free pattern pass you by!

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Butterfly Applique Patterns 5

• Quilting Applique Patterns

• Album Foundation Quilting Patterns 4

• Skull Applique Patterns

• Animal Applique Patterns 6

• Flower Applique Patterns 8

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 4

• Animal Applique Patterns 7

• Celtic Star Applique Patterns

• Crazy Patch Foundation Patterns 3

• Star Template Quilting Patterns 3

• Cross Template Quilting Patterns

• Celtic Applique Patterns 11

• Heart applique patterns page 3

• Heart applique patterns page 2

• Star Foundation Patterns page 5

• Flying Geese Foundation Patterns 4

• Tree Foundation Patterns

• Snowflake Template Quilting 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.

Review

I recently took a class on hyperquilting.

I had came across that virtual quilting class at Craftsy.

It’s called

Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting.

It's an amazing class.

I had such a good time with it that I started thinking about using different tread in my sewing machine.

Then came along the Quilt and Stitch Expo in Pueblo.

Guess what?

I had the opportunity of getting my hands on several different types of threads from different manufacturers.

The ones that stood out above the crowd, where those made by Superior Threads.

I bought a few to try out and let me tell you, I was amazed at how wonderful they truly are.

The Sew Sassy is a 12 weight thread that is perfect for the main work in hyperquilting.

Just be sure to adjust your tension accordingly. I'm embarrassed to say, that it took me a little while to figure this out.

The Magnifico (solids) and Fantastico (variegated) are terrific for the accents in hyperquilting.

Quite honestly, Magnifico and Fantastico are so incredibly beautiful that I want to start hyperquilting just using these threads. The shine factor can't be beat.

All of these threads glided beautifully in my machine. Never once did a thread fray or break.

Plus the lint factor was significantly diminished!

I have became a firm believer in these threads. There is no going back to anything else for me.

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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