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June 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

June 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #037 -- June 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 June 2016 quilting newsletter issue.

We are here to inspire you towards your next quilting masterpiece and some creative fun!

In this installment you will find:

Our entries into the monthly contest for May.

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

This month’s free quilting pattern just for e-zine subscribers. (We're really proud of this one!)

The other free patterns that were posted in May.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for June 2016

The Winner of Last month's contest is A 'Gator for Nana by Stacey in Victor, New York, USA!

This submission shows some wonderful creativity and memories that last forever!
You two made the perfect gift for Mother's day.
Thank you for posting picture with your entry. It looks amazing!

Stacey, be on the lookout for your winnings (patterns) in your inbox.
Don't let this happen to you and miss out on this month's contest for 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.

Just remember to post a picture with your entry!
Will YOU be the winner for the month of June?
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 with a picture.

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 June 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Peaceful Dragon”

This design makes it easy to tame your own dragon applique on to your quilt top!
Feel free to add this special little 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 this applique is put together for a quilting block.

Trace the designs onto 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 actual line 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.

May’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Stained Glass Pattern - Quilting with stained glass patterns can really let the time fly by. Relax and unwind with this lovely design!

Free Flying Goose Foundation Pattern - Think out of the box.

Free Flag Foundation Pattern - Just in time for Independence Day!

Free Complex Leaves Line Quilting Pattern - Quilting stitches never looked so good.

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what's new!

(Hint: We've added a lot of sets, so now you can save on your favorite patterns by buying them in bulk!)

• Movement Template Patterns 2

• Priscilla Star Template Pattern Sets

• Log Cabin Foundation Pattern Sets

• Log Cabin Foundation Pattern Sets 2

• Cross Template Pattern Sets

• Quarter Stained Glass Pattern Sets 2

• Chain Template Patterns 5

• Basket Foundation Patterns 4

• Complex Crazy Foundation Patterns 2

• Snowflake Template Patterns

• Star Template Pattern Sets 2

• Sawtooth Template Patterns

• Sawtooth Template Patterns 2

• Complex Crazy Foundation Patterns 3

• Half LeMoyne Template Patterns

• Basket Foundation Patterns 5

• Checkerboard Template Patterns 2

• Checkerboard 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.

Review of a Free Online Quilting Class

This review is the latest installment of the 2016 Craftsy's Block of the Month Class.
Get ready for some wonderful information broken down into monthly classes, for FREE!

First thing's first, the great part of this class is that it's in short videos. They are the perfect length to watch when you get little time to yourself.

The beginning of this class goes over some good information to give your the basics before we dive in deep to our monthly lessons.

Here is a break down latest monthly lessons.

May's Lesson - Modified Piano Keys

Most of this lesson is a repeat of the previous skills that you've already learned.

The one step that I can see getting overlooked is remeasuring your finished keys after the cream has been attached.

It's a very important step to make sure that your corners get accurately sewn!

The biggest tip to take away from this lesson is how to avoid stretching the piano key border out of place.

Pay attention to the way she pins these borders into place. Seam to match seam.

Now, I don't no about you, but my dog feed work really well on my sewing machine.

If I only pinned in four places for one side, my dog feed would stretch out the fabric and make it mot match or bunch in places along the way of stitching the straight stitch.

Here's my tip for preventing this from happening to you.

Pin every 1 to 2 keys.
I know it's a pain in the patooty, but worse yet is seam ripping the whole thing and doing it over again!

May’s lesson was really short and we're looking forward to June's Outer Borders and Finishing lesson.

In June's lesson we will be finishing up and brainstorming some quilt stitching ideas. That sounds like we'll be getting to the fun part!

We'll be giving reviews of this class throughout the year and other quilting classes too!

Be on the lookout for next month's issue for updates.

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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