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May 02, 2015

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

May 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #023 -- May 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 May 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 April 2015.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in April.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Special Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for December 2014


Cindy of AZ.

Even though time got away from you, your project turned into a timeless treasure!

Thank you for sharing this with us.

We can wait to see what creation will be made next!

To read this winning story please visit
Cindy's Story.

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

Who will be the winner for May?

Submit your experience and see if you'll be a winner too!

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 May 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“May Hummingbird”

April showers bring May flowers and this little guy will be flying towards them.

Get your quilt humming with this amazing design!

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.

April’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Pinwheel Foundation Block Pattern: Have a good time creating spinning squares all over your quilt. It's perfect for borders too!

Free Swirling Petals Line Quilting Pattern: Your quilt stitch will bloom to life with this design!

Free Hearts Feather Line Pattern: This design is perfect as the main attraction or used as filler stitches!

Free Moorish Line Pattern: This design will have you making graceful stitches everywhere!

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Flower Foundation Quilting Patterns 5

• Flying Geese Foundation Patterns 3

• Tilted Log Cabin Foundation Patterns

• Crazy Patch Foundation Patterns 2

• Movement Template Quilting Patterns 3

• Celtic Template Quilting Patterns 5

• Star Template Quilting Patterns

• Animal Applique quilting Patterns 3

• Animal Applique Quilting Patterns 4

• Fish Quilting Applique Patterns

• Star Template Quilting Patterns 2

• Flower Applique Patterns 7

Additional posts have been made in our quilting forum, too!

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


I recently took a class on hyperquilting.

I had came across that virtual quilting class at Craftsy.

It’s called

Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting.

It's an amazing class.

I had such a good time with it that I started thinking about using different tread in my sewing machine.

Then came along the Quilt and Stitch Expo in Pueblo.

Guess what?

I had the opportunity of getting my hands on several different types of threads from different manufacturers.

The ones that stood out above the crowd, where those made by Superior Threads.

I bought a few to try out and let me tell you, I was amazed at how wonderful they truly are.

The Sew Sassy is a 12 weight thread that is perfect for the main work in hyperquilting.

Just be sure to adjust your tension accordingly. I'm embarrassed to say, that it took me a little while to figure this out.

The Magnifico (solids) and Fantastico (variegated) are terrific for the accents in hyperquilting.

Quite honestly, Magnifico and Fantastico are so incredibly beautiful that I want to start hyperquilting just using these threads. The shine factor can't be beat.

All of these threads glided beautifully in my machine. Never once did a thread fray or break.

Plus the lint factor was significantly diminished!

I have became a firm believer in these threads. There is no going back to anything else for me.

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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