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January 02, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

January 2, 2014

Quilting Memories, Issue #019 -- January 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 January 2015 quilting newsletter issue.

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

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for December 2014.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in December.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Well wishes!

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for December 2014


Matt of Portland, Maine.

This story shows so much love and why we quilter's keep the tradition going.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful moment with us!

Even though this story was posted in November, we believed it deserved to win in December!

(No one posted in December.)

Be sure to email us with which patterns (November's or December's) you would like to have as your winnings!.

To read this winning story please visit
Matt's Story.

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

Who will be the winner for January?

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

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 January 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Flame Skull Applique”

This is a simple applique quilting pattern inspired by our daughter!

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 8x8” block when the applique is done on its own.

• Trace the design 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.

December’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Foundation Quilting Patterns 2: A gift to all of our fans!

Free Foundation Quilting Patterns 3: An extra gift of a present!

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Number Patterns (0,1,2,3)

• Number Patterns (4,5,6)

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

Well Wishes

Now, we know that your probably noticing that there wasn't very much added to the site this month.

We apologize for that.

Rebecca received a major surgery before Christmas and has a 6 to 8 week healing period.

Our prayers and well wishes go out to her for a fast recovery.

Hopefully, more will be happening this month to satisfy your quilting sweet tooth and put that wonderful fabric to use!

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,


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