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October 02, 2014

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

October 2, 2014

Quilting Memories, Issue #016 -- October Quilting 2014

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 October 2014 quilting newsletter issue. It’s sure to inspire you towards your next quilting inspiration.

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for September 2014.

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

Our store and Discounts!

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

The other free patterns that were posted in September.

Additional new pages and patterns.

The Review!

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for August 2014


Nathan Luikko of Durango, Colorado!

His story was a wonderful reminder of what a quilt gives when it is a gift from a loved one.

Thank you for the wonderful memories you've shared in your story!

This is why quilting is an important tradition.

Be on the lookout for your winnings (patterns) in your email. To read this winning story please visit
Nathan'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 October?

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

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

Visit our contest page to see the video of the designs that can be won for October 2014!

Quilt Shop

Remember that we opened our new quilting store on

Now you can purchase your quilting patterns without ever having to leave our site.

Everything is available from applique patterns to whole quilt patterns.

Save even more before Novemeber by stocking up for the holidays and using this coupon code to save 10% on your total purchase of $50 or more.

A checkout just use the coupon code: TENPERCENT

Take a look around our Shop 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 we can accomplish.

We love suggestions!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Wolf 3”

Just in time for Halloween and Day of the Dead!

This is a simple applique quilting pattern shows our pride!

Here are the steps to complete it:

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes an 8x8” 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 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.

August’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Whirlwind Foundation Pattern: start and begin honing your skills for paper piecing.

Free Applique Quilting Pattern: Is it a flower or is it a star?

Free Simple Autograph Pattern: Make a quick and easy quilt perfectly with this pattern.

Free Southwestern Pattern: Add some spicy to your flavor.

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

Additional New Pages

Quilting Sewing Machine: Find out what’s the best machine for working at home and why.

Long Arm Quilting Machine: What are the pros and cons?

Quilting Shop: Find out what we have to offer.

• Bird Applique Patterns (Animals page 5)

• Crazy Pineapple Patterns page 10

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

The Review

Do you want to take the next step in quilting?

Tired of being limited to quilting smaller quilts on a home sewing machine?

Ready to conquer larger quilts?

We've found the best transition machine for when you are ready to do larger projects.

Still like to quilt sitting down?

Then you’re going to love the Sweet Sixteen.

We did a review about this machine here where we go over the advantages this machine has, as well as the drawbacks.

For this review, we want to elaborate further on a feature of this wonderful machine.

The TruStitch regulator allows a perfect stitch every time while working with this long arm quilting machine.

No one stitches at a perfect pace in this household.

Perhaps, that’s why we find this to be the shining star of the Sweet Sixteen.

Imagine making stitches as fast or slow as your movements.

This accessory allows your machine to keep in time with how you manipulate the quilting cookie in your hands.

To find out more, visit this TruStitch video and watch to see how it works!

You won't be disappointed in this long arm machine!

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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