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Free Winter Quilting Pattern
December 02, 2013

“Inspiration to Bring Your Creations to Life”

December 2, 2013

Quilting Memories, Issue #006 -- Winter Quilting

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 Winter Holiday 2013 quilting newsletter issue. It’s sure to inspire you towards your next quilting gift sensation.

In this installment you will find:

The winner of the monthly contest for November 2013.

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

Store for new quilting patterns.

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

The other free patterns that were posted in November.

Additional new pages.

Book Review.

Best Quilting Moments Contest Winner for November 2013



For her information about “Quilt it with Love”.

Thank you for sharing this with us Sanjana. We love how you let us know about your organizing skills and how you prepare to make so many quilts for the seasons.

We all look forward to reading more stories and seeing more quilts from you. To read her winning story please visit Sanjana's story.
Remember that this is a monthly contest. You can enter as many stories as you like every month.

Who will win December's free designs?

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

Click on the picture or visit our contest page and see a video of the designs that can be won for December 2013!

New Store for Quilting Patterns

Recently, our new store opened on Craftsy.

We’ve been adding new patterns like crazy.

You can get free patterns in PDF format and past designs that were only available to those that entered the monthly contest and winners are now presented for purchase.

Other fresh and incredible designs are obtainable instantly.

Take a look around our store 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 can be accomplished. We love suggestions! Follow us on Craftsy, to be notified when something new is created.

E-zine Free Quilting Pattern Before Any One Else

“Snowflake Applique”

Just in time for the Winter Holidays!

This is a simple applique quilting pattern. It makes a wonderful wall-hanging or art piece using a Winter motif.

Save the image and adjust the size if needed. This typically makes a 6x6” 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 around the drawn lines of the applique.

• Select which fabrics will be 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 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.

Watch this video of the steps to see what it looks like.

November’s Free Pattern Pages

Free Hand Quilting Pattern: Bring this beautiful lotus design to life with your stitches.

Butterfly Line Quilting Pattern: Simple yet attractive pattern for any quilt.

Daisy Line Quilting Pattern: Elegant and easy pattern for any skill level.

Free Motion Quilting Pattern: This pattern is holly with berries, perfect for the holiday season!

Cute Skull Applique Pattern: Anyone can complete this unique design to make a one of a kind gift.

Puppy Applique Quilting Pattern: A perfect quilt for a new baby would have several blocks using this easy applique.

Celtic Corners: Bring the Celtic Motif to your quilts and fill in the empty spaces.

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

Additional New Pages

Bamboo Batting: Find out why this is our favorite batting above all others.

Quilting Templates: Learn the different kinds and how to make them for yourself.

Make Money Online: We guide you through our experience and how you can do it too!

Be sure to check out the quilting forum to see what other people have posted because we haven't added those pages to the list. Perhaps you too can join in with your own story or post.

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

Book Review

We decided this month to do something a little different than a book review. Instead, we’re doing a magazine review.

This review is about McCall’s Quick Quilts magazine.

This magazine is going to the sweet tooth for free quilting patterns!

We love getting fresh new patterns every other month. This magazine hits that special spot.

Every issue is jam packed with information, patterns, and techniques.

It’s worth having a subscription or just pick up a new magazine every now and then to keep up to date on new skills satisfy your quilting itch with free patterns in every issue.

Both issues and subscriptions can be purchased at Barnes and Noble or Joann Fabrics.

We know you'll have fun playing around with all of these quilting projects.

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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