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December 02, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

December 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #031 -- December 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 November 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 November 2015.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in November.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Sale Coupons and Discounts.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for November 2015


The winner of this month's contest is...

Wait a second...

No one posted this month?

That meant that YOU would have been the winner with no competition!

Don't miss out on this month's contest and your chance to win free original applique patterns!

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

Even quilting works that are UFOs (Unfinished Objects) can be entered!

Who will be the winner for the month of December?

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

Here is what the basic free pattern just for entering looks like:

This month we're doing something a little different.

Yes there is the free applique pattern for anyone who enters.
However, if you subscribe to our ezine, you get your pic of ANY pattern you want.

How do you do this?

First, submit your story.
At the end of your post, tell me which pattern you would like as your free pattern.
Make sure you have your email address filled out on the form. That way we can send the free pattern directly to your email as a PDF attachment.
It's that easy!
We look forward to reading your post!
Go to our quilting contest page to see the video of the designs that can be won for December 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Holiday Bells”

"Every time a bell ring and angel gets his wings."

Feel free to add this touch to your next quilt.

Here are the steps to complete it as an applique:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 6x6” 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.

Novembers’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Interlocking Lines Quilting Pattern - Make your quilting stitches take on a different and unique life with this design!
Continuous Line Diamond Pattern - Add some bling to your quilting stitches.
Free Saw Wreath Line Pattern - Take a look at a new twist of a classic!
Free Wreath Line Quilting Pattern - Beauty and splendor comes with this free quilting pattern!
Free Snowflake Line Pattern 3 - Ready for winter and the holiday season? This pattern will get you there on your quilts!
Free Flying Geese Foundation Pattern - Have fun with this easy foundation pattern.

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

Additional New Pages

Mini Quilts

Quilting Shop: Find out what's new!

• Winter Holiday Foundation Patterns

• Drunkard Path Template Patterns 2

• Decorative Applique Patterns

• Priscilla Template Patterns

• Nature Applique Patterns

• Winter Holiday Foundation Patterns 2

• Crazy Foundation Patterns 5

• Drunkard Path Template Patterns 3

• Stained Glass Patterns 6

• Crazy Foundation Pattern Sets

• Winter Holiday Foundation Patterns 2

• Tree Foundation Patterns 2

• Wedding Ring Quilt Patterns

• Winter Holiday Foundation Patterns 3

Additional posts have been made in our quilting forum, too!

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

Sales and Discounts for Descember

Please enjoy our ETSY Seasonal Sale at HumburgCreations.

Use the coupon code HCFREESHIP during your checkout to get free USPS Priority shipping for orders over $50. (Offer only valid for the intercontinental USA.)

Also enjoy a 20% of orders over $50 with the coupon code HCQUILTING20. This is especially wonderful for our custom made mermaid tail blankets or quilt patterns!

This link is to one of our most favorite Celtic Applique Sets and a wonderful quick way to get to our Etsy Shop!

Offers end on December 31st.

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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