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Free Quilting Pattern and a Happy New Year!
January 02, 2014

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

January 2, 2014

Quilting Memories, Issue #007 -- New Year Quilting

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 New Year 2014 quilting newsletter issue. It’s sure to inspire you towards your next quilting project sensation.

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for December 2013.

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

What’s in the store for new quilting patterns.

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

The other free patterns that were posted in December.

Additional new pages.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for December 2013


Donna Smith from Mesquite, TX, USA

For her beautiful “Memory Quilt”.

Thank you for sharing this with us Donna. We love how you made this gift and inspired us to just get going on our projects.

Be on the look out for your free patterns in your inbox. ;)

We all look forward to reading more stories and seeing more quilts from you. To read her winning story please visit Donna's story.
Remember that this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Who will win January's free designs?

Here is what the free quilting design for just entering looks like:

Click on the picture or visit our contest page and see a video of the designs that can be won for January 2014!

New Store for Quilting Patterns

Recently, our new store opened on Craftsy.

We’ve been adding new patterns like crazy.

You can get free patterns in PDF format and past designs that were only available to those that entered the monthly contest and winners are now presented for purchase.

Other fresh and incredible designs are obtainable instantly.

Take a look around our store and see if there is anything you like. Nothing strikes your fancy?

Please be sure to give us new ideas of inspiration by email and we’ll see what can be accomplished. We love suggestions! Follow us on Craftsy, to be notified when something new is created.

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Two-Toned Star Applique”

Just in time for the new year!

This is a simple applique quilting pattern. It makes a wonderful addition to any quilt.

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes a 6x6” block when the applique is done on its own.

• Trace the design 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 on the outer lines.

• Select which fabrics will be the pieces 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 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

Strip Quilting Pattern: Learn this easy design that is perfect for beginners to try.

Home Decor: Simple yet attractive pattern for any wall hang quilt.

Flower Line Quilting Pattern: Elegant and easy pattern for any skill level.

Free Line Quilting Pattern: This pattern is perfect for using the free motion technique.

Easy Line Quilting Pattern: Just right for beginners, yet a classic for experienced quilters.

Lotus Line Quilting Pattern: Something completely different from the usual.

Fun Line Quilting Pattern: Get creative with this easy project.

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

Additional New Pages

Welsh Quilting: Find out the history of quilting in this region.

Quilting Stitches: Learn the different kinds and how to make them for yourself.

Quilting Rulers: Find out why they’re handy in all their forms.

Free Ebooks and Master Courses: We give you the tools so you can succeed!

Be sure to check out the quilting forum to see what other people have posted because we haven't added those pages to the list. Perhaps you too can join in with your own story or post.

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

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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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