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September 02, 2013

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

September 2, 2013

Quilting Memories, Issue #003 -- Quilt 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 Remembrance of 9/11 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 August 2013.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in August.

Additional new pages.

Book Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for August 2013

Is…

Dave Brown

For his elegant story about a “Long Arm Quilting Christmas”.

Thank you for sharing this with us Dave. We love how you and your wife came together to make a special Christmas wish come true.

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

To read his winning story please visit Dave's story.

Remember that this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Who will win September'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 September 2013!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“New York Skyline before 9/11”

We will never forget.

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

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 8 x 8” 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.

August’s Free Pattern Pages

Christmas Quilting Patterns: Bring some joy to the world.

Gecko Quilting: The pattern for any of your Kokopelli or Southwestern needs.

Mermaid Quilting Patterns: Something different than the usual.

Bee Quilting Designs: There’s sure to be a buzz about these two free patterns.

Hummingbird Line Quilting Pattern: There is nothing like the stitches that are made with this pattern.

Applique Quilting Pattern: Our free cut ladybug comes to the rescue.

Continuous Line Quilting Patterns: Just a few for your stitching needs.

Fire Cross Quilting Design: Our unique cross.

Applique Baby Quilting Pattern: Cute baby feet to walk all over your baby projects.

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

Additional New Pages

Sewing Machines for Quilting: Learn the 3 most popular different type and their advantages.

Easy Machine Quilting: Tips to keep it easy.

Customer Experiences: The new thread to the forum that can be used to enlighten the rest of us. Quilting Show: Let everyone else know of the other opportunities that are out there to see an event.

Anything Goes: A thread to let others know anything else that may be going on.

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 new site search option.

Book Review

200 Quilt Blocks by Davina Thomas

This is our go to book when we want to incorporate a different quilting block into a quilt. It’s full of information, several ideas and suggestions for combining blocks. All of the blocks are in 6 x 6 inch format making it perfect for mixing and matching.

The quilting squares in this book range from the classic to new modern styles, which is perfect if you want to make a quilt alternating some of our applique designs with some of the pieced blocks.

Using the book in this fashion will insure that every quilting project will be a one of a kind treasure.

The only limitation is the imagination.

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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