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July 02, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

July 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #025 -- July 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 July 2015 quilting newsletter issue.

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

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for June 2015.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in June.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for June 2015


Nikki of Colorado.

We should all be so lucky to have a wonderful neighbor like yours!

Our suggestion for what can be made with all that fabric, perhaps a few log cabin style quilts. ;)

It's all precut for it!

Be on the lookout for your winnings in your email, Nikki!

Here you can read Nikki's story.

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

Even quilting works in progress can be entered!

Who will be the winner for the month of June?

Submit your experience 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 July 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“The Easy Celtic Knot”

Complete this pattern just in time to make a one of a kind Father's Day quilt!

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 8x8” 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.

June’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Log Cabin Foundation - Build an easy perfect quarter square.

Free Circle Wreath Line Pattern - This line quilting pattern can be used as a center design or a filler!

Free Fan Blade Line Pattern - Need a line pattern that's fun to work with? Play around with this one.

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 5

• Star Template Quilting Patterns 4

• Motorcycle Applique Patterns

• Mosaic Foundation Patterns 3

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 6

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 7

• Star Template Quilting Patterns 5

• Lover Template Quilting Patterns

• Star Foundation Patterns

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 8

• Flower Applique Patterns 9

• Elk Applique Patterns

• Star Template Quilting Patterns 6

• Stained Glass Foundation 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.


Carol Doak's Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing Craftsy class.

We took this wonderful online class on foundation quilting taught by Carol Doak This past month and wish it was done sooner!

Carol Doak has been master of foundation piecing for over 20 years.

She teaches the class in a way that is easy to absorb and apply simple skills. When you apply them the way she teaches you, you’re work will look complicated and technical even though it was easy and simplistic.

The simple tricks and tips that are learned in this class can take all the frustration out of foundation quilting. For instance the basic tip on the type of paper that is used, can make all the difference in the world on how your stitches will look in the end!

She makes it wonderfully straightforward.

Amazing angles and points are always are always achievable when using the instructions she has given.

She even goes over how to break down certain foundation patterns into sections so then can be made with basic steps.

It’s a class that is worth seeing more than once and on Craftsy you have unlimited access to it!

If you are interested in foundation quilting, this is the perfect class for you to start with. It makes everything simplified and easy to be able to achieve wonderful complex and perfect quilts.

Carol Doak's Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing Craftsy Class.

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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