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September 02, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”


September 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #027 -- September 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 September 2015 quilting newsletter issue.

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

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for August 2015.

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 and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.


Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for August 2015


Is…

Nikki of Colorado.

This is Nikki's 3rd post and win into our monthly contest.

We love seeing how your quilt is coming along.

It's blooming wonderfully from those fabric scraps your neighbor gave you.

We can't wait to see it finished!

Be on the lookout for your winnings (the free patterns) in your email, Nikki!

Here you can read Nikki's Latest Update.

Jealous?

Remember you can win too!

This is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Even quilting works in progress can be entered!

Who will be the winner for the month of September?

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 September 2015!


E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else



“The Reaper”

Get ready for Halloween, All Hallows Eve, or The Day of the Dead with this fun little applique pattern!

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.


August’s Free Pattern Pages


Free Melon Template Pattern - Time to learn piecing with curves and this pattern is simple and easy enough to bring the talent up gently.

Free Priscilla Quilting Template Pattern - This pattern can be just the filler block you are looking for!

Free Crazy Foundation Pattern - We all go a little crazy sometimes and this pattern makes it amazing!

Free Snowflake Line Pattern - Wintertime is approaching and this quilting line pattern will guide your stitches beautifully!

Free Feather Wreath Line Quilting Pattern - Bring stitching feathers to the next level.

Free Simple Wreath Line Pattern - Help part of your quilt be the crowning glory by quilting with this design!

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

Additional New Pages


Stack and Whack Quilting - Learn How to create the kaleidoscope motif!

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Flower Template Patterns

• Chain Quilting Template Patterns

• 6 Inch Template Patterns

• Love Template Quilting Patterns

• Pinwheel Template Patterns

• Wedding Ring Template Patterns

• Floral Template Patterns

• Celtic Knot Applique Block Patterns

• Orange Peel Template Patterns

• Stained Glass Log Cabin Patterns

• Template Patterns

• Log Template Patterns

• Celtic Template Quilting Patterns 6

• Dresden Template Patterns 5

• Celtic Template Patterns

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 9

• Melon Template 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.


Online Quilting Class Review


We've been taking a new class.

Design it, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques with Cindy Needham

This online quilting class covers a lot.

Here’s the breakdown of the first 4 of the 11 lessons:

Lesson 1 – The introduction. This is where you find out more about Cindy Needham, who is teaching the class.

Lesson 2 – Pin Basting. Now even though this lesson’s title is pin basting, this lesson shows you a whole lot more than just basting with pins. Cindy has some ingenious ways to get your quilt lined up with ease. It’s gental to your back and knees more so than the typical way most quilters are taught to make the quilting sandwich.

She shows using quilting pins (those safety pin looking things), explains the size to use and why that size.

Other basting techniques can be used, but we highly recommend the way she makes the quilting cookie. ;)

Lesson 3 – Treads and Tension. This lesson was short compared to lesson 2, but we learned more than we anticipated in this lesson.

She covers things about thread that we’ve never heard explained before and goes over troubleshooting techniques that are hardly ever discussed.

It will save so much time and frustration the next time the threads break!

Lesson 4 – Techniques and Tools. We’re getting into the actual quilting with this lesson.

Cindy explains how to set up your work area so that the body doesn’t get fatigued too quickly.

When your body starts to hurt, quilting is no longer a fun enjoyable hobby. It’s work, a chore that has to be done.

Avoid that feeling at all cost. We’ve been there. There used to be several months to a year gaps between quilting in our early years.

She also goes over how to start a quilt off right before you get to the fun quilting designs you want the quilt to have.

This online quilting class is a rather long and involved one so we're watching and reviewing it in sections.

Next month we’ll review lessons 5 -8.

If they are like the first 4, we’re sure to learn and be more inspired!

We can’t wait!

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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