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March 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

March 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #034 -- March 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 March 2016 quilting newsletter issue.

Starting off the year right!

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

In this installment you will find:

Monthly contest changes for 2016.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in February.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for 2016

Don't forget some changes have been made for monthly contest, starting this year!

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 March?

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 March 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Spring Flower”

Spring is on the way and it's time to start using unique flower appliques!
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 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.

February’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Octagon Star Template Pattern - Make a beautiful and perfect star!

Free Elephant Foundation Pattern - Make something cute for spring!

Free Octagon Block Template Pattern - Make the perfect octagon block quilt!

Free Four Swirls Line Quilting Pattern - Simple, easy, and beautiful!

Free Clover Line Quilting Pattern - Bring the luck of the Irish to your quilting stitches.
Free Wineglass Line Quilting Pattern - Make this simple pattern your own with a touch of uniqueness.

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what's new!

• Beauty Foundation Patterns 5

• Chain Template Patterns 4

• Beauty Foundation Patterns 6

• Beauty Foundation Pattern Sets

• Star Template Patterns 16

• Feathered Star Template Pattern Sets

• Beauty Foundation Patterns 9

• Star Template Patterns 17

• Album Log Cabin Patterns

• Star Template Patterns 18

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 13

• Star Template Patterns 19

• Star Foundation Patterns 7

• Beauty Foundation Pattern Sets 2

• Celtic Applique Patterns 12

• Easter Egg 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.

Review of a Free Online Quilting Class

This review is of the new 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 into the first two monthly lessons.

January's Lesson

Here are the highlights that we took away from this lesson.

We learn about how to do chain stitch for matching pieces. The class demonstration is perfect for learning this easy, simple, and time saving technique.

Then we move onto what most skilled and experienced quilters call common sense methods of the craft. Beginners haven’t had the chance to have these words of wisdom repeat in the inner mind yet. That’s why these tips are wonderful to have repeated, even if it’s just for review.

You may ask yourself, what the difference between ironing and pressing is.

The instructor give a simple description what the difference is while showing us what it looks like.

Then we learn the proper technique for perfect piecing with a rotary cutter. These are very handy tips. Remember that there are no shortcuts.

Lastly, for this lesson, it is explained why you want pressed seems going in opposite directions. This is a tip that is one to remember!

February's Lesson

This lesson is nice and short, but drives home a big helpful tip.

We learn the important technique for sewing seams for flying geese pieces. Then we learn how to double check them so that they come out perfect every time!

Every quilter should find that invaluable!

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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