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February 02, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

February 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #020 -- Valentine 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 February 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 January 2015.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in January.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Long Arm Quilting Machine Review!

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for January 2015



No one posted in January for the contest.

That means the odds of winning for February's contest are really high.

Be sure to post your story to be considered for the win!

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

Who will be the winner for February?

Submit your story 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 February 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else


This is a simple applique quilting pattern created by our daughter, Nikole!

Here are the steps to complete it:

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

January’s Free Pattern Pages

Line Quilting Pattern: X marks the spot and now it can be a whole quilt motif.

Free Applique Quilting Pattern: Get your heart soaring for Valentine's day with this free 2 in 1 applique pattern!

Free Continuous Line Pattern 3: Make your quilt walk like an egyptian with this pattern.

Free Continuous Line Pattern 2: The hearts have it with this easy stitching pattern!

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 (7,8, and 9)

Other informational pages:

• Long Arm Quilting Machine 2 - Find out how we did our research and what you can do to find the perfect machine for yourself.

• Long Arm Quilting Machine and Frame - Check out what is our favorite and why!

If you would like to find this page quickly, use the site search option.

Long Arm Quilting Machine Review

Thinking about finding a long arm machine for yourself?

That's what we were contemplating when we started our research.

Here's our result:

This is the Upgraded Top of the Line 18” is a lot like the Tin Lizzie Ram. The biggest difference it the affordability.

Here are some of the reasons we love this machine.

We prefer the ram horn design, because it’s more comfortable for us.

If that’s something that doesn’t matter to you, there is the basic model.

This version also has and LED light that lights up the space better than an adjustable lamp.

The lamp just seems annoy and can easily be broken.

The rear handle bars come standard with this machine. Which is perfect for using pantographs from the back of the machine and letting the front of the machine do the stitching.

It has an easy to read LCD screen for your controls that is in the control position. This way it is always where you need it.

The cables that come with the Upgraded Top of the Line 18” also lock into place. This helps to eliminate loose cords and frustrating troubleshooting later on.

To find out more, please visit our page about this

upgraded top of the line long arm quilting machine.

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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