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January 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

January 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #032 -- January Quilting 2016

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 2016 quilting newsletter issue.

Start off the new year right!

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

In this installment you will find:

Information and changes to the monthly contest for 2016.

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.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for 2016

We we're all busy with the holiday and at we were no different.

Some changes have been made for monthly contest, starting this month!
Don't worry. You still get a free pattern for entering.
We decided to open up the opportunities of the different designs you can win.
Now you can win foundation, template, AND applique patterns!
This means you can win the patterns of your dreams and take some off of your wish list!

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

Remember, this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month to up your chances of winning.

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

Will YOU be the winner for the month of January?

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

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

How do you get your free pattern?

First, submit your story.

Then as you are submitting it, 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 January 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Dolphins with Heart”

Bring your love for applique quilt to the surface with this fun pattern!

Feel free to add this special touch to your next project.

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.

December’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Wedding Ring Quilting Pattern - This simple wedding ring pattern is all yours, using an easy template technique!

Free Interlocking Squares Line Pattern - It's simple and easy.

Free Petal Wreath Line Pattern - Take a look at a new different twist of a classic!

Free Feather Wreath Line Pattern - Put two favorite motifs together and create wonders!

Free Crossed Line Quilting Pattern - Learn how to put your special touch into this design.

Free Loose Circle Line Pattern - Get loopy and bring magic to your quilting stitches.

Free Feather Wreath Heart Pattern - Add some love to your sewing with this creative pattern!

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

Additional New Pages

Make Money Online - Take a look at why we do what we do. You can do it too!


Quilting Shop: Find out what's new!

• Rainbow Template Patterns

• Priscilla Template Patterns 2

• Crazy Foundation Patterns 6

• Chain Template Patterns 2

• Flying Geese Foundation Patterns

• Drunkard Path Template Patterns 4

• Crazy Foundation Pattern Sets 2

• Windmill Template Patterns

• Flower Template Patterns 3

• Flower Foundation Patterns 2

• Movement Foundation Patterns 2

• Flower Foundation Patterns 5

• Star Template Patterns 13

• Scrap Template Patterns 2

• Movement 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.

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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