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September 02, 2016

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

September 2, 2016

Quilting Memories, Issue #040 -- September 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 September 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 August.

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. (Easy Applique!)

The other free patterns that were posted in August Additional new pages and patterns.

Online Quilting Class Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest for September 2016

The Winner of last month's contest is Keeping Mind Occupied by Diana Wood of Gateford, East Midlands!

What a wonderful way to keep the hands working!
The proof is in your pictures that nothing is idle there.
Thank you for posting pictures with your entry. There is a beautiful quilt and wonderful works in progess!

Diana, be on the lookout for your winnings (patterns) in your inbox.
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!
Will YOU be the winner for the month of September?
Submit your experience and see if you'll be our next winner!

Here is what the free 10 inch foundation 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 September 2016!

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Anyone Else

“Tulip Tree Leaves”

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 6x6” 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.

August’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Flowers Applique Pattern - Add this beautiful floral touch!

Free Turtle Doves Foundation Pattern - Get ready for the holidays with this wonderful show of love!

Free Beaming Stars Line Pattern - Show off your quilting stitches with this one!

Free Feather Wreath Quilting Pattern - Best combination of two loves!

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!)

• Halloween Applique Patterns 4

• Celtic Knot Foundation Patterns

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 3

• Celtic knot Foundation Patterns 2

• Complex Crazy Foundation Patterns 6

• Celtic Knot Foundation Patterns 3

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 4

• 15 Inch Template Patterns 5

• Celtic Knot Foundation Patterns 4

• 15 Inch Template Pattern 6

• Roman Stripe Template Patterns

• Log Cabin Foundation Patterns Sets 3

• Roman Stripe Pattern 2

• Rainbow Template Patterns 2

• Mosaic Foundation Pattern Sets

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.

August's Lesson - Circle Border

This lesson begins with repeating what we learned from the previous lessons with foundation piecing.

Then we move into curved template piecing.

When we get into curved piecing, there is a wonderful tip on how to find the center of each piece! This was extremely helpful!

He even shows you how to pin to make things easier while sewing!

When the sewing starts, pay attention to the way he avoids the fabric from puckering!

Who would of thought of using a skewer as a sewing stiletto?

This guy! That's who!

A little snip goes a long way with these curved pieces.

To wrap up this month's lesson, instructions are given on how and in what direction to press.

That's it for this month's lesson. It's short and sweet, but jam packed with useful information!

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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