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November 02, 2015

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November 2, 2015

Quilting Memories, Issue #029 -- November Quilting 2015

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Welcome to our November 2015 quilting newsletter issue.

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

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for October 2015.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in October.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for October 2015


The winner of this month's contest is... drum roll please...

No one!

Wait a second.

That meant that YOU would have been the winner!

Don't miss out on this month's contest and your chance to win free original applique patterns!

Remember, 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 November?

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

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

It's the large version of the feather pattern!

Visit our quilting contest page to see the video of the designs that can be won for November 2015!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Small Feather”

Add a little autumn motif to your quilt!

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 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.

September’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Snowflake Line Pattern 2 - Add some wonderful winter quilting stitches to your artwork!

Free Radiating Petals Line Pattern - Want something floral? This is just the ticket for those floral quilting stitches!

Continuous Line Leaf Pattern - Embrace the fall season with this wonderful stitching design.

Drunkard's Path Template Pattern - This is the most basic drunkard's path that can be used to make any drunkard's path quilt!

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

Additional New Pages

Online Quilting Class 3

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Star Template Patterns 11

• Stained Glass Patterns 4

• Star Template Patterns 12

• Dresden Fan Patterns 8

• Stained Glass Patterns 5

• Chain Template Patterns

• Dresden Fan Patterns 9

• Crazy Foundation Patterns 2

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 10

• Cross Quilting template Patterns

• Flying Geese Patterns 5

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns 11

• Dimensional Template Patterns

• Log Cabin Foundation Pattern 12

• Crazy Foundation Patterns 3

• Wedding Ring Template Patterns 2

• Drunkard Path Template Patterns

• Animal Applique Patterns 9

• Crazy Foundation Patterns 4

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

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

Online Quilting Class Review

We've been taking a new class.

Design it, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques with Cindy Needham

This online quilting class covers so much.

That's why we've had it broken it down.

In September’s issue we covered the first 4 lessons.

Then in October we’ll cover the next 4.

Now we'll cover the last 3 of the 11 lessons:

Lesson 9 – Feathers. Cindy Needham has amazed us once again.

She jam packs us completely full of feather knowledge.

Everything from working with feather stencils to free form feathers is discussed here.

She even goes over how to conquer those awkward spots, including starting on the right foot!

Lesson 10 – Backgrounds. Make your quilts pop.

Cindy shows you the simplest and funniest way to make your works of art worthy of the display!

With these easy methods your work will look truly beautiful!

Lesson 11 – Making Borders Fit. Getting lost at where to even begin when your are completing your stitch work?

You'll never be left with that question again with this lesson!

Cindy goes over the mathematical way to complete your border stitching, as well as the fun free form way!

Your imagination will be sparked with creativity and you'll never be wondering again!

Well now that we have completed all of the lessons we are chomping at the bit to start our next quilting project.

The investment in this class was well worth it.

Time to set up the sewing machine and get quilting!

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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