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October 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

October 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #041 -- October 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 October 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 September.

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

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

The other free patterns that were posted in September.

Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for October 2016

The Winner of last month's contest is Hot Pads by Joan of Florida!

That is a beautiful quilt you have created!

Thank you for posting a picture with your entry.

Joan, be on the lookout for your winnings (patterns) in your inbox.

I had to send them out in 3 different emails because the files were too big to send in one.

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

Here is what the free 10 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 October 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“October Butterfly”

Take a little time to add this special touch to some future quilts!
Feel free to add 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.

September’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Star Line Pattern - Shoot for the stars with this free pattern!

Free Star Line Pattern 2 - This design is perfect for combining with the original free pattern!

Free Flower Line Pattern 2 - Make your stitches have a floral flavor!

Free Intersecting Lines Pattern - Perfect for a filler or as the center of attraction to any quilt!

Free Pumpkin Seeds Line Pattern 2 - It's the perfect time to add something for fall!

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!)

• Mosaic Foundation Patterns 6

• Compass Template Patterns

• Compass Template Patterns 2

• Flower Foundation Patterns 7

• Star Foundation Patterns 9

• Crazy Fan Foundation Patterns

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 7

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 8

• Flower Foundation Patterns

• Baby Foundation Patterns

• Baby Foundation Patterns 2

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 9

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 10

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 11

• 10 Inch Foundation Patterns

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 12

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.

September's Lesson - Triangles and Squares

This lesson we learn how to work with angles.

Our first tip is given in the form of knowing where we are placing our straight of grain.

This is to make sure the pieces don't stretch when we are working with them!
I love some of the nifty little tools this instructor has!

He uses the triangle trimmer to avoid any problems that would happen while sewing with the corner of the triangle pieces.

It also makes it easier to get perfectly centered.
This guy's toys are simple, yet awesome!

Remember to press towards the triangle every time you press with the iron. This is to avoid bulk and to make sure the seams will meet up perfectly.

After we are taught how to assemble our border, we're showed how to work on the Broadway star blocks.

This star pattern is really pretty and it uses the same techniques we learned for the border piecing.

That's it for this month's lesson. It's short and sweet, but jam packed with useful information and fun tools to make things easier!

Do you like these reviews?

Let us know!

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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