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November 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

November 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #042 -- November 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 November 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 October.

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

This month’s free quilting pattern just for e-zine subscribers. (Easy Applique!)

The other free patterns that were posted in October.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for November 2016

The Winner of last month's contest is no one.

There were no entries for last month.

This means that anyone could have won, if they just entered.

Don't let free patterns pass you by.

All that is needed is a recap of your experience quilting and a picture of the project to get a free pattern.

Don't miss out on this month's contest for your chance to win free quilting patterns, too!

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 and make it at least 150 words!

Will YOU be the winner for the month of November?

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

Here is what the free 15 inch template 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 November 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Ribbon Bow”

Take a little time to add this special touch to some future quilts!
Feel free to adjust the size and include this design 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 8x8” 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.

October’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Pumpkin Seeds Line Pattern 3 - This makes beautiful decorative quilting stitches!

Free Square in Star Line Pattern - Think outside the box.

Free Tile Line Pattern - Perfect for all over quilting!

Free Odd Scraps Patchwork Pattern - Use up that growing pile of fabric scraps with this lovely pattern.

Free Birthday Cake Foundation Pattern - Celebrate that happy day with this free fun design!

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!)

• Mythical Applique Patterns

• 10 Inch Foundation Patterns 2

• Log Cabin Foundation Pattern Sets 4

• 15 Inch Album Template Patterns

• Crazy Fan Foundation Patterns 2

• 15 Inch Album Template Patterns 2

• 10 Inch Foundation Patterns 3

• Irish Chain Template Patterns

• Irish Chain Template Patterns 2

• Star Template Patterns 25

• Flower Foundation Patterns Sets

• Crazy Fan Foundation Patterns 3

• 10 Inch Foundation Patterns 4

• 15 Inch Bargello Template Patterns

• 15 inch Bargello Template Patterns 2

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 13

• Special Foundation Patterns

• 15 Inch Template Pattern 14

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 and last 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 you the basics before we dive in deep to our monthly lessons.

Here is a break down latest and last of the monthly lessons.

October's Lesson - Applique Flowers and Stems

This lesson we learn how to work with applique pieces.

If you've never done applique, this is a wonderful intro to start with, but do remember that this is just one way to do it.

Carl's first tip is to tape down the fusible paper before you trace the design.
Our tip is if you are going to tape it, please use a tape that will lift easily. One such tape is masking tape.

If you have bad luck with this, it's ok to just pin the fusible instead or just hold it very still.

To fuse the final applique pieces to the block fabric, he uses a pressing cloth.
Now remember that this cloth is only slightly damp.

It's to give just a little bit of steam to the fabrics and fusible. It also is a way to avoid getting adhesive on your iron.

When the stitching takes place for this project, remember that any stitch will work, as long as it covers both sides (inside and outside) of the applique.

TIP: Play with your machine before you pick a stitch to work with, so you'll know what it will do and how it will feel!

I love how he tells us to block up the block after stitching the applique, because the stitching can make the block shrink.

There where some great tips in this lesson for doing applique this way.

Octobers lesson was wonderfully short and easy to follow.

I can't wait for next month's lessons!

How about you?

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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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