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Quilting Memories, Issue #001 -- Free Quilting Patterns
July 02, 2013

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

July 2, 2013

Quilting Memories, Issue #001 -- Free Quilting 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 independence issue. It’s sure to spark your creativity and jump start you towards your next quilting masterpiece.

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for June 2013.

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

The other free patterns that were posted in June.

Additional new pages.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for June 2013


Lynn from AZ.

For her wonderful story about her Most Frustrating Applique Moment.

Thank you for sharing this with us Lynn. Plenty of us can relate to this moment of horror. We are also glad to hear that we helped you solve the problem with your iron.

Look out world. There will be nothing left to hold her back when she starts her next applique project.

To read her winning story please visit Lynn's story.

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

Who will win July's free designs?

Here are 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 July 2013!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Cherry Bomb”

Click on the color picture to see a video of the steps.

This is a simple applique quilting pattern. It makes a wonderful wall-hanging or an explosive centerpiece to the bed quilt of your choosing.

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 lite fusible adhesive. Preferably, Heat n Bond lite hold.

• Cut the pieces in-between the lines.

• Select which fabrics go with which pieces.

• Iron press pieces onto the back of desired fabrics.

• Now cut fabric on the lines of the designs that were traced.

• Find ideal placement for the applique pieces on the background fabric.

• Peel off 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 around the edges of the applique pieces.

Now your quilting block is complete.

June’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Christmas Quilting Pattern: Warm someone’s special day with this special design.

Free Landscape Quilting Pattern: Learn how to use this simple butterfly design.

Celtic Quilting Patterns: Make you own complicated design with this easy technique.

Fairy Quilt: Free enchanting design for a special little girl.

Firework Quilting Pattern: Celebrate with this explosive stained glass quilting design.

Applique Patterns Free for Quilting: This 8 x 8 inch block will bring an exotic butterfly to life.

Baby Quilting Pattern: A simple beginner design for a new baby that is easy to add embroidery.

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

Additional New Pages

Traditional Quilting Techniques: The past to the present.

Quilting with Children: There are tips and suggestions as well as a video of our daughter’s first time with a sewing machine.

Foundation Quilting: Quilt like the pros with this simple technique.

Quilting Technique: Learn this hand quilting method that is truly pain free.

Machine Quilting Made Easy: 5 tips to be smooth.

Block Quilting: Use your machine to make fast work out of quilting blocks.

Stencils for Hand Quilting: Learn how to make your own.

Sewing Applique Circles: Tips for beginners to stitch around curves.

Flawless Hand Quilting: Try these techniques for a perfect final quilt.

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

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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