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Stop the machine with the needle down and lift the presser foot. 61/2" 31/2" 2 Figure 3 Figure 5 . Coil the rope around the end. Wrap about 2 feet of rope before starting to sew. Stop stitching leaving the needle down. Use your scraps and learn a new technique. apply a drop of glue on the fabric strip. NEW beginnings D E S I G N BY C H R I S M A LO N E Scrappy Quilter’s Bowl All PRECUT quilters should have one of these PERFECT whatnot bowls in their sewing area. 1/2" –7/8" will work as well. 5. 1 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Bowl Size: Approximately 8" x 101/2" x 21/2" excluding handles 7. When you reach the end of the strip. When the oval base is about 31/2" x 61/2". stop at one narrow end as shown in Figure 5. Measure up from the end of the wrapped rope about 31/2" and fold the wrapped line back against itself as shown in Figure 3. This is just an equivalent measure to determine the amount of fabric needed. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B O W L 1. 8. P R O J E C T N OT E S Fabric strips do not have to be 42" long. 9. ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T M AT E R I A L S • 4" diameter red tonal fabric circle • Approximately 20 (3/4" by fabric width) strips assorted bright prints • Approximately 14 yards 3/16"-diameter cotton clothesline rope • Thread • Small amount of fiberfill • Tacky fabric adhesive or glue stick • 90/14 or 100/16 sharp sewingmachine needle • Basic sewing tools and supplies 3. overlap the end of the next fabric strip and use a pin to hold the junction until the glue sets if necessary. Set your sewing machine to a zigzag stitch about 1/4" wide and begin sewing the two lines together with the needle centered between the two cords and stitching into each side as shown in Figure 4. 2. Continue coiling and stitching until you are almost to the end of the wrapped section of the cord. keeping the cords snug together and continue stitching. Sew with the long tail to the right of the needle referring again Figure 4 to Figure 4. Wrap more rope and continue sewing. Figure 1 10 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Figure 2 4. Place the clothesline rope end on the glue as shown in Figure 1. Width does not have to be exactly 3/4". Any length from about 12"–42" is usable. 10.FRESH. apply a drop of adhesive to the end of the wrong side of one fabric strip. 3/" 6. Pin through the fabric and rope where you stopped to hold the wrap in place. To begin wrapping the clothesline. Fold the excess fabric over the top and the side of the rope and start spiral wrapping the fabric strip around the rope at an angle so each wrap overlaps the previous wrap and the fabric is snug against the cord as shown in Figure 2. changing colors every few feet.

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To build up the sides of the basket. catching the new row as before referring to Figure 8. Stitch to the first pin and continue the stitching on the rim of the basket only until you reach the second pin. 12. Repeat at the other end.FRESH. stop near one narrow end to start the handle. place a pin at both ends of the handle as shown in Figure 7. Continue to wrap. . NEW beginnings 11. coil and stitch the rope in this angled position. Figure 6 /2" 1 Figure 7 Scrappy Quilter’s Bowl Placement Diagram 8" x 101/2" Excluding Handles 12 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Figure 8 13. Extend the wrapped rope 1/2" from the basket. Continue stitching. When the sides of the basket are about 21/2" high. use your left hand to lift the base up at an angle on the left side until it touches the edge of the machine bed and stitch (Figure 6).

cut the rope and continue the stitching only on the single cord as shown in Figure 9. 14" 19. stitch the two handle rows together. glue in place referring to Figure 10. Block-of-the-Month. knot and clip the thread. stitchery patterns and year round projects in all sizes. Like RJR and mention #LittleBigQuilts for a chance to win a Free pixie strip. Coil and stitch around to the other handle and repeat. Apply glue to the gathered bottom side of the pincushion and press to the basket inside the coiled circle to finish.14. 20. Follow us Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Visit www. QW Looking for the perfect fit? Try Little Big Quilts Figure 9 16. 17. Referring to the photo. wrap the tail into a circle about 13/4" in diameter on the inside of the basket wall. Remove the basket from the machine.legacypatternsclub. To make the pincushion. Pull the thread to gather the edges up and stuff firmly with fiberfill. featuring a coordinated collection. /8 " 1 Figure 11 93 inches square The missing piece is you! Don’t miss the exciting new club by Legacy Patterns. Continue stitching around to the first handle and add another row to the handle. 15. Gather tightly to close the ball.com for participating quilt shops near you. stop coiling. Leaving a 14" tail. 13/4" Figure 10 18. C O M 13 . fingerpress a 1/8" hem along the edge of the red tonal circle and hand-sew a gathering stitch all around as shown in Figure 11. When you are halfway back to the first handle.

D D CUTTING Prepare a template for the 4" circle using the pattern given. • Cut 2 (41/2" x 4") C pocket rectangles. matching the A short ends. Fold the B square in half and crease lightly to mark the center of two opposite sides. Fold the A/B/A unit in half. From fusible fleece: • Cut 2 (61/4" x 121/4") rectangles. C C 41/2" Figure 2 4. From lining fat quarter: • Cut 2 (61/2" x 121/2") A1 rectangles. Place a pin on the lengthwise center of one side of each A rectangle. Stitch the side edges of the pockets in place. Center and fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the exterior A rectangles and B square referring to the manufacturer’s instructions and Figure 1. lining and trim. fold one side seam down to match the center of the B bottom (fold line) on the same side as shown in Figure 8. Quilt each piece as desired. • Cut 1 (61/2") B square for bottom. Choose fat quarters for the box exterior. • Cut 2 (4") circles for yo-yos. To make the box bottom. Repeat with the remaining A piece and pocket. leaving the bottom edge open as shown in Figure 3. starting and stopping stitching 1/4" from the corners of the B square. From box exterior fat quarter: • Cut 2 (61/2" x 121/2") A rectangles for sides. press seam open.FRESH. Figure 3 A B /4" 1 Figure 6 9. B Figure 7 10. NEW beginnings D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY C H R I S M A LO N E Craft Box PRECUT PERFECT S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Box Size: 6" x 6" x 6" This craft box with multiple pockets would make the perfect gift for any crafter or soon-to-be mom. Fold in half right sides together to make a 41/2" square for pocket as shown in Figure 2. A 7. • Cut 1 (61/4") square. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete a second pocket. backstitch at these points to secure stitches referring to Figure 6. Stitch the short ends together as shown in Figure 7 and press seam open. Sew C to D along the 41/2" edges. Sew the side seams. Match the crease mark to the center bottom of each A rectangle and sew with right sides together. 3. pin and stitch. • Cut 1 (61/2") B1 square. Do not turn right side out. Figure 4 5. 6. M AT E R I A L S • • • • 3 coordinating fat quarters 1/4 yard fusible fleece Thread 61/4" x 61/4" stiff interfacing or plastic needlepoint canvas • 2 (7/8") cover buttons • Basic sewing tools and supplies 2. Press edges flat to complete one pocket as shown in Figure 4. 8. place a pocket. D side down on the right side of A with bottom center of pocket aligning with the center of A as shown in Figure 5. A A B Figure 1 Figure 5 14 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Figure 8 . Make 2 From trim fat quarter: • Cut 2 (41/2" x 51/2") D pocket rectangles. Note: This is easier if the bottom side is up. again referring to Figure 5. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B OX 1. trim corners and turn right side out. Note: The trim fabric will form a border at the top edge. • Cut 2 (31/4" x 13") binding strips.

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Repeat step 10 with other side seam and bottom edges as shown in Figure 9. Sew around using a 1/2" seam allowance. 21. 16 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Craft Box Yo-Yo Circle Cut 2 from trim fat quarter Go to QuiltersWorld.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. To make the yo-yos. Fold the binding over the edge and pin to the inside of the box. 13. 15. UR YO UILT Q 12. Repeat with the second fabric circle. sew gathering stitches all around the finger-pressed edge. Trim the binding so there is a 1/2" overlap. Remove the box from the sewing machine and overlap the ends of the binding. Join the two binding strips on the short ends to make a long strip. press seam open. Turn the box right side out. Pin the binding to the outside of the box matching raw edges. finger-press a 1/8" hem around the edge of a fabric circle. Fold the strip in half with wrong sides together along length. NEW beginnings Figure 9 Figure 11 C R A F T B OX T E M P L AT E 22. 23. Unfold the ends of the binding and join with a 1/2" seam allowance as shown in Figure 10. if necessary. matching side seams and corners. 19. press seam open. Insert the stiff interfacing square into the bottom of the box. ScRa F R IE N D PROJEC . Complete the box lining as in steps 7–12 using the A1 and B1 lining pieces. Y W OU AY R 11. Use the thread end left on the yo-yos to attach the buttons to the center of the yo-yos and to attach the yo-yos to the center of the pockets to finish. Trim to fit. Referring to Figure 11. Insert the lining inside the box with wrong sides together. 17. apply a drop of glue on the button and position the fabric circle so it doesn’t move out of place as you complete the process. Refold the binding strip and press flat.FRESH. baste together around top edge to hold. but do not clip the thread. 18. pull the thread to gather the edges into a tight circle with a hole in the center. stopping when you are about 4" from the starting point. 16. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to cover the two cover buttons using a scrap from either of the two fabrics not used for the yo-yo. Knot. 20. Hand-stitch the folded edge in place. QW Craft Box Placement Diagram 6" x 6" x 6" WEB BONUS AVAI LA B L E /2 " 1 Figure 10 Here’s a Tip When you are covering a button and want to center a motif. 14. Fold each corner of the box and steam-press to define the box shape.

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Figure 3 18 D 5. 18" 21" D D 41/2" x 81/2" 41/2" x 81/2" D 41/2" x 81/2" D 41/2" x 81/2" D 41/2" x 81/2" D 41/2" x 81/2" E 41/2" x 41/2" E 41/2" x 41/2" 21" A A 81/2" x 81/2" B B 41/2" x 41/2" x 1 4 /2" 41/2" B B 41/2" x 41/2" x 41/2" 41/2" Here’s a Tip Arrows given in the drawings indicate the direction to press the seam allowance to reduce bulk. cutting 1 extra from 1 fat quarter of choice (7 total). press. Join the A-B unit with D A the B-D unit to complete one block referring to B D Figure 3. • Cut 2 (41/2") E squares. • Cut 2 (81/2") A squares (12 total). 1. cutting 1 less from 1 fabric of choice (9 total). Figure 2 Make 7 From leftover fat quarters: D • Cut 21/4" binding strips to total 215" when joined. Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 A B D CO M P L E T I N G T H E B O R D E R U N I T S 1. PRECUT PERFECT M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • 5 coordinating tonal fat quarters 6 coordinating large-print fat quarters Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies CUTTING From each of the 6 large-print fat quarters: Refer to Figure 2 for suggested cutting layout. press. Sew an E square to a C rectangle to make a C-E unit as shown in Figure 5. 4. 3. cut 1 less from 3 fat quarters of choice (21 total). Repeat to make a total of seven B-D units. • Cut 4 (41/2") B squares. press. • Cut 6 (41/2" x 81/2") D rectangles. This one is perfect for large-scale prints you find hard to cut. Sew B to D. press. Sew D to A. Repeat to make a total of seven C-E units. From each of the 5 tonal fat quarters: Refer to Figure 1 for suggested cutting layout. Repeat steps 1–4 to complete a total of 12 Meli Melo blocks. plus 1 extra from fabric of choice (31 total). Select one each A and B square and two D rectangles to complete one Meli Melo block.FRESH. Arrange and join the blocks in four rows of three blocks each referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of . press. C 41/2" x 81/2" CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S Figure 1 Skill Level: Beginner Quilt Size: 44" x 56" Block Size: 12" x 12" Finished Number of Blocks: 12 Meli Melo 12" x 12" Finished Block Make 12 18" 81/2" x 81/2" S P E C I F I C AT I O N S B Figure 4 2. Make 7 C E Figure 5 CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT 1. Sew a B square to a D rectangle to make a B-D unit as shown in Figure 4. 2. NEW beginnings D E S I G N BY C L A I R E H A I L LOT Q U I LT E D BY CO L L E E N PAU L Meli Melo Make a quilt with your fat quarter stash. • Cut 1 (41/2" x 81/2") C rectangle.

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If you don’t have a permanent design wall. Use them in this easy quilt. 6. Add the B-D and C-E units to the ends of the rows referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of units. View the photos to select your favorite option. press seams in adjoining rows in opposite directions. Audition the fabrics by arranging them on the design wall. Once the fabric placement is done. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126.FRESH. 8. Join the rows to complete the pieced center.” —Claire Haillot blocks. NEW beginnings “ Large-scale prints are sometimes too pretty to cut into small pieces. Quilt as desired. press. A design wall is very helpful during this process. Take a digital photo of the arrangement. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. 3. 20 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Meli Melo Assembly Diagram 44" x 56" Meli Melo Quilting Diagram . Sew the rows pieced in step 4 to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top. press. Move the fabrics around and take another photo. 2. 4. Continue until you have several arrangements. press. QW Here’s a Tip Deciding on fabric placement in blocks is the hardest part of making this quilt. 5. Arrange and join the remaining B-D and C-E units with the remaining B and E squares in the corners to make the top and bottom rows referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of units and squares. use a 4' x 8' sheet of plastic foam with batting applied to one side. it can be pieced in a day. 7.

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B. Subcut into 12 (5" x 101/2") E strips and 8 (5") A squares. Join the B-C-F C B Figure 1 A E D C E D C B Block A 10" x 10" Finished Block Make 4 22 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 F B G D C B Block A Reversed 10" x 10" Finished Block Make 4 Block B 10" x 10" Finished Block Make 4 Block C 10" x 10" Finished Block Make 4 . C. Subcut into 4 (5" x 101/2") G rectangles and 4 (5") F squares. Sew D to G. 6. Sew the A-B-C unit to the D-E unit to complete one Block A referring to Figure 1. Subcut into 16 (11/2" x 101/2") D strips. Figure 2 A From black solid: E • Cut 2 (101/2" by fabric width) strips. 8. • Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. 2. C. F. D and G piece to complete Block C. Select one each A. From red solid: Make 4 B E D C Make 4 • Cut 3 (5" by fabric width) strips. Sew D to E. Sew C between A and B squares. D and E piece to complete one Block A. press. D 7. Subcut into 16 (11/2" x 5") C rectangles. 1/2 yard white solid 5/8 yard red solid 3/4 yard black solid 1 yard gray solid Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies 4. 1. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of four Block A blocks. press.FRESH. press. Subcut into 20 (5") B squares. this is it—solids say modern or contemporary while a nice floral says traditional. 5. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete four Block A Reversed blocks referring to the block drawing. NEW beginnings D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY T R I C I A LY N N M A LO N E Y Twist & Turn Whether you’re looking for a modern or traditional project. Sew C between the B and F squares. press. • Cut 1 (101/2" by fabric width) strip. Select one each B. Select two B squares and one each C. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 40" x 40" Block Size: 10" x 10" Finished Number of Blocks: 16 M AT E R I A L S From gray solid: • • • • • • • • • Cut 1 (5" by fabric width) strip. press. D and E piece and join as shown in Figure 2 to complete one Block B. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S CUTTING From white solid: • Cut 1 (101/2" by fabric width) strip. 3. Repeat to make a total of four blocks.

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press. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. NEW beginnings “ Don't be afraid to try making a quilt with only solid fabrics. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126.” —Tricia Lynn Maloney unit with the D-G unit to complete one Block C as shown in Figure 3. 3. because solid fabrics are anything but boring. 2.FRESH. 4. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to complete a total of four Block C blocks. CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT 1. press. 5. Join the rows to complete the pieced top. QW Twist & Turn Quilting Diagram 24 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Twist & Turn Assembly Diagram 40" x 40" . Make 4 F G D C Figure 3 9. Arrange and join the pieced blocks in four rows of four blocks each referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of the blocks. Quilt as desired. press.

/8 " 1 *Holiday Dreams Collection from RJR Fabrics used to make samples. 2. C O M 25 . Figure 2 /4 " 1 Figure 3 6. place the stitched units right sides together. place one B rectangle at a 90-degree angle right sides together on one end of A. 5. press seam open. backstitch and stitch Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Repeat with second set of A and B rectangles. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B AG S 1. and stitch. VA G T S F O R T H E V I L L A G E PAT T E R N CO M PA N Y Twisted Gift Bags Give a special gift in one of these fast and easy bags made with fabrics of your choice. label pieces from one fabric A and the pieces from the other fabric B. Start stitching 1/4" in from the edge. M AT E R I A L S • Small Bag 1 fat eighth each 2 coordinating fabrics (A and B) for outer bag and lining* • Large Bag 1/2 yard each 2 coordinating fabrics (A and B) for outer bag and lining* • Wine Bag 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip each 2 coordinating fabrics (A and B) for outer bag (no lining)* • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Small Bag Size: Approximately 4" x 31/2" x 3" Large Bag Size: Approximately 7" x 11" x 6" Wine Bag Size: Approximately 3" x 12" x 2" to the end. 1 B Figure 1 /4 " 1 3. A /4" 4. Referring to Figure 1. For Wine Bag: • Cut 2 (21/2" x 21") strips each fabric. CUTTING /4 " 1 For Small Bag: • Cut 4 (3" x 9") rectangles each fabric for outer bag and lining. nesting seams in the center. Select pieces for the small bag. Open the stitched unit and press.D E S I G N BY C A R O LY N S . Snip a small cut 1/8" deep at the 1/4" seam allowance on the long end of each seam as shown in Figure 3. Referring to Figure 2. starting and stopping 1/4" from edges of A pieces. Twist an A rectangle so the long edge matches up with the adjacent B edge with right sides together and stitch from For Large Bag: • Cut 4 (51/2" x 21") strips each fabric for outer bag and lining.

12. 2–3" B B Figure 7 A A Figure 5 Figure Figure 4 4 8. Note: For wine bag. 13. 10. Topstitch close to the top edge of the bag. Align the points and trim off the top of the bag at the ends of the seams to make a straight edge as shown in Figure 6. 11. Repeat steps 1–8 with lining pieces. Make several ahead and have on hand instead of using gift paper. Press. QW Figure 6 9. press top edge flat and stitch the opening closed. Sew around the top edge. These are perfect for using scraps and stash. turn top edge under 1/4" and press before topstitching to hem. Press to form creases for sides and bottom. These bags are great to add a special touch to a gift. Repeat step 6 with the three remaining sides to create a bag with a jagged chevron top as shown in Figure 5. insert the outer bag inside the lining bag with right sides together.BLE beginnings the 1/4" end of the seam to the end of the A rectangle as shown in Figure 4. Y W OU AY R UR YO UILT Q C FRESH. letting the bag fold itself along natural fold lines to finish. leaving a 2"–3" opening as shown in Figure 7. 7. Turn the outer bag right side out through the opening. matching top edges. NEW 26 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Wine Twisted Gift Bag Placement Diagram Approximately 3" x 12" x 2" Large Twisted Gift Bag Placement Diagram Approximately 7" x 11" x 6" . Turn the lining wrong side out. Small Twisted Gift Bag Placement Diagram Approximately 4" x 31/2" x 3" Create bags ScRfor a any occasionPRECUT F R IE N DpLYsimply byPRyour PERFECT OJEC Tchoice of fabrics.

Vagts .“ I make these fun little bags in all types of fabric and have them on hand for all occasions.” —Carolyn S. You never know when you’ll need a gift bag. It’s a great way to use your scraps.

DMC #8 pearl cotton used to make samples. Arrange and pin the letters on the circle referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning. M AT E R I A L S • 1 square each felted wool:* 6" red 6" green 12" white • Red and white No. 3. Hand-stitch letters in place using white pearl cotton and a blanket stitch. Prepare letters as per instructions. CO M P L E T I N G T H E O R N A M E N T S 1. Finish stitching the opening closed.FRESH. Select one felted wool circle and the set of LOL felted wool letters. 4. Trace the letter patterns given onto the unwaxed side of the freezer paper referring to patterns for number to trace. 2. Cut a 12" length of ribbon and fold in half to make a loop. 9. QW Figure 1 Prepare template for circle and cut as directed. Hand-stitch edges together all around using white pearl cotton and a blanket stitch. 10. Repeat steps 2–10 stitching the BFF letters in place with red pearl cotton to complete the BFF Ornament. 8. Iron the waxy side of the letters onto the felted wool referring to patterns for color. Cut out each letter on the traced lines. cut out leaving a margin around traced lines. 6. 1" *Basic wools from Moda. 11. Place the stitched circle together with an unstitched circle with stitched letters on the outside. CUTTING 2" 7. Stuff with polyester fiberfill. starting about 1" away from the top center and stopping 2" from the starting point as shown in Figure 1. 8 pearl cotton* • 11/2 yards 3/8"-wide red satin ribbon • Polyester fiberfill • Freezer paper • Basic sewing tools and supplies 5. Tie into a bow around the looped ribbon close to the ornament to finish. Insert the knotted end into the opening at the top of the ornament and pin in place. 28 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 BFF Ornament Placement Diagram 6" Diameter LOL Ornament Placement Diagram 6" Diameter . Cut a second length of ribbon 13" long. Note: See Blanket Stitch diagram on page 39. tie a knot about 1" from the ends. VA G T S F O R T H E V I L L A G E PAT T E R N CO M PA N Y BFF & LOL Ornaments S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Ornament Size: 6" diameter finished Create last-minute ornaments with special messages. NEW beginnings D E S I G N BY C A R O LY N S .

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FRESH.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. NEW beginnings B F F & LO L O R N A M E N T S T E M P L AT E S BFF & LOL Ornaments BFF Letters Cut 1 B & 2 F’s red felted wool AVAI LA B L E Go to QuiltersWorld. Y W OU AY R UR YO UILT Q WEB BONUS ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T BFF & LOL Ornaments LOL Letters Cut 1 O & 2 L’s green felted wool PRECUT PERFECT BFF & LOL Ornaments Circle Cut 2 white felted wool for each ornament 30 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 .

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for quilt tops with pieced borders. there are a few simple things you can do to make the quilting process easier and improve the look of your final project. I am not a badge-carrying member of the Quilt Police. Whether you are hand quilting. These habits will make sewing your quilt blocks or sections into a quilt top easier and more relaxing. machine quilting or sending your top out to a longarm quilter. squaring up and trimming threads as you are putting your blocks or sections together are some of the best habits you can get into as a quilter. NEW beginnings Preparing Your Quilt for Quilting One of the most important things I have learned is that taking the time to prepare quilt tops B Y T E R R I WAT S O N and backings before beginning the quilting process can make a real difference in the look of the finished quilt. Taking an extra couple of minutes to press (not iron. Both of these actions will add stability and keep the seams from pulling apart as you handle. fold and quilt the top. In fact. As you are putting the final borders on your quilt top. covered by the binding. press) and square up as you go eliminates many of those frustrations. I recommend that you also run a line of basting stitches around the outside edge of the top within the area that will be Pressing Pressing. This is especially important 32 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Secured seams at edges of quilt top.FRESH. secure all of the seams that lead to the outside edge of the quilt. A final and careful pressing of the finished quilt top allows you to inspect . These are suggestions. if you have a heavily pieced border (or no border at all). We have all known the frustration of trying to align blocks or rows that are not quite perfect. thoughts and ideas that can make the path to a finished quilt a little smoother. These are not rules.

shadow of dark fabrics behind light ones. Here you can check for possible pleating along the seams. Pressing from the front also allows you to see if there are any misplaced blocks. Many of us who learned to quilt in the last 25 or 30 years were taught to press our seam allowances to one side. If the seam allowance flips back and forth. You can then turn the quilt top over and press the front or right side. C O M 33 . and you intend for the quilting to include stitch-in-the-ditch. Dark or medium shades of piecing thread can show through lighter portions of the quilt top when the top is pushed against the batting during quilting. If this is your regular method of pressing.it before the quilting process begins. blunt-tipped children’s scissors by Fiskars. It is much easier to fix these issues now than during the quilting process. the ditch will change sides making it very difficult to stay in the ditch while quilting. Threads trimmed. of the quilt top you can clip threads that you may have missed in the piecing process. Check for open or scant seams and make sure seam allowances are pressed in the direction you intended. especially the longer seams of sashings and borders. Consistent pressing of the seam allowance to the same side will also help keep the seam lines looking straight. As you press the back or wrong side Here’s a Tip I use Fiskar’s blunt-tip children’s scissors to avoid accidentally snipping the fabric when snipping threads. Good quality. Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . This creates a “ditch” or low side along the seam. Well-pressed back of quilt top. you want to make sure that you are pressing all of those seams in the same direction. and see if there is any fullness within the quilt top or borders. Stitch-in-the-ditch quilting. usually toward the darker fabric.

sturdy edge on which to attach to my leaders. My cousin has her pressing board set up on top of her washer and dryer. two layers of cotton batting and some “extra” cotton fabric I happened to have lying around that was large enough. She/he needs this extra fabric along the top. 12 or smaller crochet hook in the closest seam. The bit of extra time and attention you take when preparing your quilt for longarm quilting not only makes for a less frustrating quilting experience and a better-looking completed quilt. Often backs are pieced with two or three lengths of fabric. Remove the selvage edges on the edges you are seaming to avoid extra bulk. It is important to be aware that if the backing is pieced it should be stitched and pressed just as carefully as the quilt top. heavy-duty ironing board. It is also a good idea to have these extra backing inches if you are hand or machine quilting the top yourself. efficient pressing surface was born! I can easily remove it if I ever decide to iron something other than quilts. it also gives you time to think about how you want to quilt your top. For more information see the Favorite Finds on page 9. I encourage my clients to leave the selvage edge on the outside edges of the backing as it usually makes for a straight. NEW beginnings Example of obvious shadow through an appliquéd top. or push it under the darker fabric. she/he will likely tell you your backing and batting need to be 6–8" larger than your quilt top. Safety pinning the extra backing fabric over the edge of the batting and quilt top will help keep it from fraying as you quilt. snag it and pull it out. . I used a staple gun to secure these layers of materials to the bottom of the board. This can help eliminate pleats and puckers on the back during the quilting process. The edges of the backing need to be pinned. If you send your quilts out for quilting you should ask your quilter what she/ he prefers. bottom and sides because of the way the quilt sandwich is loaded onto the quilting system. I wrapped it in heavy-duty plastic (in case I want to use steam sometimes). but it still had an annoying pointy end that cramped my style when trying to press yardage. QW Here’s a Tip If you do find a dark thread shadowing through your finished quilt. I laid my new handy-dandy pressing surface on my extra-sturdy ironing board and voilá—a large. I bought an extra-large.FRESH. A Big Board or extra-large homemade pressing surface can help make this last pressing easier and more enjoyable. backings and quilt tops. you can often slip a No. 34 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 If you send your quilt to a longarm quilter for quilting. zipped or clamped to the fabric leaders of the quilting system and the sides are clamped and re-clamped as the quilt sandwich is advanced for quilting. Creating Backings The Big Board ironing surface is perfect for pressing quilt tops. I had my husband cut a piece of plywood to measure 50" x 22".

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Trim folded corner. This is the perfect scrap project. From white-with-black print: 1. . referring to Figure 3. stitch around the edges of the E circle referring to Figure 7. baste to hold in place. Arrange the A1 and A2 pieces in a circle. Using a blanket stitch and three strands of embroidery floss.FRESH. Join the A2 pieces in pairs as arranged. /4" 1 E A1 Figure 4 Figure 1 36 C Figure 6 • Cut 2 (8") C squares. M AT E R I A L S • Scraps coordinated prints • 1 fat quarter aqua/purple print • 1 fat quarter each black-with-white and white-with-black prints • 18" square backing • 18" square batting • Thread • Embroidery floss to match large circle • Template material • No-fray solution • Spray adhesive for fabric • Masking tape • 1 (12" x 12") square black scrapbooking frame with backing board • 1 quartz clock movement kit (runs on AA battery) • Basic sewing tools and supplies 2. Figure 5 CO M P L E T I N G T H E C LO C K FAC E Figure 2 3. CO M P L E T I N G T H E FA N U N I T S B A1 CUTTING Prepare templates for A. Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 2. Turn the stitched A1 and A2 pieces right side out on the stitched ends. Turn under the edges of the E circle all around. D and E pieces using patterns given. remove basting from E. 4. NEW beginnings D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY TO N YA A L E X A N D E R Time to Sew! S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Make this fun clock in an afternoon to suit any Skill Level: Confident Beginner Clock Size: 12" x 12" decor. Join the four units with the A1 pieces to complete the joined circle referring to Figure 5. Figure 3 4. press seams in one direction. Flatten stitched ends and press seams open referring to Figure 2. Join the B and C squares to make the background as shown in Figure 6. Center and baste the D circle on the E circle. Then join the pairs to make four units referring to Figure 4. 5. press seams toward B and in one direction. Center the joined circle on the B-C background with the points of the A1 pieces on the B-C seams. Figure 7 5. 3. A2 • Cut 2 (8") B squares. Fold the A1 and A2 pieces in half along length with right sides together and stitch across the wider end as shown in Figure 1. From black-with-white print: 1. center on the basted unit and baste in place. cut as directed on each piece. Make one for your sewing room and another for a fellow quilter.

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Mount the clock apparatus from the back. 3. and cover edges with masking tape to secure and prevent fraying. Apply a light layer of spray adhesive to the front-facing side of the backing board and attach the quilted piece. adding the clock arms and pieces on the front in the order shown in the manufacturer’s instructions. 6. Snip a small hole in the center of the quilted piece for the clock apparatus arm and apply no-fray solution to the edges. wrapping the fabric around to the back. Trim fabric on the back.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. Machine-quilt around /" the outer edge of the joined circle 1/4" from inside V seams as shown in Figure 8 and as desired Figure 8 in the B.FRESH. Create a quilt sandwich with the completed block. Time to Sew! A1/A2 Cut 4 aqua/purple print for A1 & 16 coordinated print scraps for A2 ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T PRECUT PERFECT Straight Grain 1 UR YO UILT Q 1. NEW beginnings 4 WEB BONUS AVAI LA B L E Go to QuiltersWorld. through the hole in the face. 5. 4. if necessary. backing and batting referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. A T I M E TO S E W ! T E M P L AT E S Y W OU AY R CO M P L E T I N G T H E C LO C K Time to Sew! D Cut 1 dark scrap Time to Sew! E Cut 1 medium scrap Time to Sew! Placement Diagram 12" x 12" 38 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 . C and D pieces. Prepare backing board following manufacturer’s instructions for mounting clock apparatus. 2.

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try another. Add buds to the bottom of each angel’s skirt using French knots and Lazy-Daisy stitches. Fuse the woven stabilizer rectangles to the wrong side of each A rectangle. 2 fat quarters cream-with-red prints* 2 fat quarters red-with-cream prints* 1/4 yard cream tonal 3/8 yard cream solid 5/8 yard red tonal Backing to size Batting to size Thread 2 (10" x 13") rectangles woven fusible fabric stabilizer • Red No. Subcut into 4 (41/4") squares each fabric. Subcut into 4 (11/4" x 91/2") D strips and 4 (11/4" x 121/2") E strips. Y W OU AY R FABRIC KIT UR YO UILT Q E FRESH. Trim each embroidered rectangle to 91/2" x 121/2" to complete the embroidered blocks. 1. From red-with-cream prints: • Cut 1 (41/4" x 21") strip each fabric. Subcut into 2 (41/4" x 141/2") H strips and 2 (41/4" x 37") I strips. If red isn’t your favorite color. NEW AVAI LA B L E M AT E R I A L S From cream solid: • • • • • • • • • • Cut 1 (10" by fabric width) strip. CO M P L E T I N G T H E E M B R O I D E RY 1. Center and trace the angel embroidery designs given on the A rectangles using a water-soluble marker. Subcut into 2 (11/2" x 121/2") F strips and 2 (11/2" x 291/2") G strips. 3. VA G T S F O R T H E V I L L A G E PAT T E R N CO M PA N Y Angels in Red ScRapPRECUT Practice your skills on this easy F R IE Nredwork D PERFECT PROJECLTY project and enjoy the results when you’re finished. cut each square on both diagonals to make a total of 12 C triangles each fabric (24 total). 8 pearl cotton* • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Midwinter Reds fabric from Moda. • Cut 3 (41/4" by fabric width) strips. E A From leftover fabrics: • Cut 21/4" strips to total 130" when joined for binding. 40 D From red tonal: • Cut 3 (11/4" by fabric width) strips. cut each square on both diagonals to make a total of 12 B triangles each fabric (24 total). 2. Subcut into 4 (41/4") squares each fabric. Using the red pearl cotton. DMC #8 Pearl Cotton used to make sample. Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Wall Hanging Size: 211/2" x 361/2" Block Size: 9" x 12" Number of Blocks: 2 Angel 1 9" x 12" Finished Block Make 1 D E A Angel 2 9" x 12" Finished Block Make 1 . 4.beginnings D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY C A R O LY N S . Mark rectangle centers. Subcut into 2 (10" x 13") A rectangles. CUTTING From cream-with-red prints: • Cut 1 (41/4" x 21") strip each fabric. From cream tonal: COMPLETING THE WALL HANGING • Cut 3 (11/2" by fabric width) strips. stitch the outlines of the angel designs using a backstitch. Fold and press each D and E strip in half with wrong sides together along the length to make flange strips.

one that I can take with me or have handy to work on while watching television. Vagts . Redwork is a perfect choice.“ I love having a project ready to work on at a moment’s notice.” —Carolyn S.

Join the remaining four B-C squares. Repeat to make a second B-C strip and sew to the right edge of the Angel 1 block referring to the Assembly Diagram. Repeat to complete a total of 12 B-C squares. press seams toward the B-C strip. D E A Figure 1 H F 3. Make 12 Figure 3 Angels in Red Assembly Diagram 211/2" x 361/2" 42 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 5.FRESH. press seam toward C. Sew a B triangle to a C triangle on a short side to make a B-C unit as shown in Figure 2. Figure 4 6. press seam toward the B-C strip. . Fold each end of each D and E strip at a 45-degree angle and press. NEW beginnings 2. 7. Hand-stitch folded angled edges together at corners. Join the two bordered units with the strip to complete the pieced center. Join four B-C squares to make a B-C strip. Make 24 G B C Figure 2 4. Join four B-C units to make a B-C square as shown in Figure 3. press. press. Repeat with all 24 B and C triangles. Stitch the D strips to the short sides and E strips to the long sides of each embroidered block with folded edges toward the center and raw edges matching as shown in Figure 1. press seams in one direction. I Sew the B-C strip to the left edge of the Angel 2 block as shown in Figure 4.

com | 800-837-3261 QW_Ad_08222013. (Michigan residents add 6 percent sales tax.sewsteady. 11. C O M 43 . hand.indd 1 8/22/2013 5:05:24 PM Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Quilt as desired. 9. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish.thevillagequiltshoppe. press seams toward the F and G strips. 12.95 shipping included.8.com Buy a Large 18” x 24” Table.com. 10. the finest quilting products are always Made by Grace Visit us online or call for a free catalog. 1-800-264-0644 www. Sew F strips to the top and bottom and G strips to opposite long sides of the pieced center. Repeat step 8 with H and I strips to complete the pieced top.graceframe. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. Get a FREE Universal Grid! Valid on Large 18” x 24” Tables USE PROMO CODE: QWUGRID13 | Expires 12/31/2013 Made in the USA Find a Retailer Near You: www. press seams toward H and I strips. You Create The Masterpiece Whether for machine. or computer-quilting. B Backstitch B A French Knot C A B Lazy-Daisy Lazy Daisy Stitch Stitch Angels in Red Quilting Diagram Improve Your Sewing Experience We Provide The Tools. QW A C A fabric kit is available for the quilt top and binding for $36.) Please contact the Village Quilt Shoppe at (248) 391-5727 to order or visit www.

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press seams open. Sew all around using a 1/4" seam allowance. Open the strip up and fold each side edge in to the crease on the wrong side and press as shown in Figure 4. From turquoise solid: • • • • 3. 8. Layer one batting square. Pin one end of the handle strip to the right side of the cup shape about 1/2" down from the top and the other end 31/2" down from the top edge. To complete one coaster. 2. the prepared cup backing right side up and the cup front right side down and pin to secure. Fold in the seam allowance at the opening and slipstitch the folded edges together to close. sew A to one side and B to the other side of one C segment as shown in Figure 2. Repeat with a backing square. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • 11/2" x 7" strip each 5 orange prints 1 fat quarter turquoise solid 11" square cotton batting Thread 8 (1/2") orange buttons Basic sewing tools and supplies B A CUTTING Makes 4 coasters. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Coaster Size: 5" x 5" excluding handle Figure 3 5. Subcut the pieced rectangle into four (11/2" x 51/2") C segments as shown in Figure 1. Figure 6 CO M P L E T I N G T H E CO A S T E R S 1 /2" 31/2" Figure 2 • Cut 4 (51/2") squares. Trace the prepared template onto the A end of the A-B-C unit and trim as shown in Figure 3. Cut 4 (11/2" x 51/2") bias strips for handles. 1 7. Prepare a template for the cup bottom using pattern given. . leaving a 21/2" opening at the top edge as shown in Figure 7. /2 " 4. /4" 1 21/2" C 51/2" Figure 4 Figure 1 6. stitch in place to secure and trim off extending corners as shown in Figure 6. Fold one bias strip in half along length and press. 1 From fusible fleece: 1. NEW beginnings D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY C H R I S M A LO N E Cuppa Coaster Every coffee or tea drinker needs at least one of these. Figure 5 46 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Figure 7 10. press seams open. Turn right side out through the opening. Note: The handle may bow upward. Cut 4 (11/2" x 51/2") B rectangles. Press. Join the five orange print strips along the 7" sides to make a 51/2" x 7" pieced rectangle. 9. so use a steam iron to press the curve. Trim the batting close to the seam and trim the corners. Refold the strip in half along the length and topstitch close to each long edge to complete the handle as shown in Figure 5. Cut 4 (31/2" x 51/2") A rectangles. Cut 4 (51/2") squares for backing.FRESH.

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Repeat steps 3–13 to make a total of four coasters. QW Cuppa Coaster Placement Diagram 5" x 5" excluding handle C U P PA CO A S T E R T E M P L AT E Cuppa Coaster Cup Bottom Refer to instructions for use AVAI LA B L E 48 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Y W OU AY R UR YO UILT Q WEB BONUS Go to QuiltersWorld. 14. referring to the Placement Diagram and photographs for positioning on samples. 12.FRESH.” —Chris Malone 11. 13. ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T PRECUT PERFECT . Topstitch all around the coaster close to the edge.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. These coasters can be easily personalized by making them in colors that will match the recipient’s home. NEW beginnings “ I love to make little gifts that are quick and easy. Add buttons as desired. Quilt as desired. but still cheerful and special.

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Tea for for Two Tea Two Quilting Diagram Diagram Quilting Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . • Cut 3 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. M AT E R I A L S From dark wine tonal: • 6" x 8" scraps light. brown solid.D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY K AT H Y M C N E I L Tea for Two It’s time to play! Break the rules. Note: The C strips are overlapped differently at each corner. Fold and crease the A square to mark the vertical and horizonal centers. light blue print. From pansy print: • Fussy-cut pansy and leaf shapes as needed to complete the design referring to the pattern. Quilt as desired. machine-stitch the strips in place. close satin stitch. Subcut into 4 (21/2" x 231/2") B strips. medium and dark green tonals • 1/8 yard dark wine tonal • 3/8 yard green leaf print with at least 6 leaves 11/2"–2" in size • 1/2 yard pansy print with at least 10 (3"–4") pansy motifs* • 5/8 yard dark green tonal • 5/8 yard cream solid • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Appliqué pressing sheet. mitering corners. and wine solid • 1 fat quarter each light. 1. 3. 5. Center and pin a C strip on opposite side seams and the top and bottom seams between A and B. Center and stitch B strips to each side of the appliquéd center. trace shapes on the wrong side of the fabrics to result in the same design orientation in your finished project. pale purple tonal and dark pink tonal • 1 fat quarter each light. From dark green tonal: • Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. press seams toward B strips. From fat quarters: • Cut appliqué pieces as per pattern for your favorite appliqué method. 4. QW CO M P L E T I N G T H E A P P L I Q U É CUTTING Use the pattern to cut flowers from scraps using flower motifs given on the pattern or fussy-cut flower shapes from the pansy print. 5. overlapping at corners referring to the Placement Diagram. From scraps: • Cut appliqué pieces as per pattern for your favorite appliqué method. Using a narrow. Transfer the design to the creased A square. From cream tonal: • Cut 1 (17" by fabric width) strip. 3. optional • 11/4 yards fusible web. Subcut into 4 (1" x 17") C strips. Trim the appliquéd A square to 151/2" x 151/2". C O M 61 . 2. Let this project be a guide to your own imagination. giving a woven look. If hand-appliquéing. Subcut into 1 (17") A square. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Intermediate Wall Hanging Size: 19" x 19" CO M P L E T I N G T H E WA L L H A N G I N G 1. medium and dark blue tonals. 2. Appliqué pieces in place using your favorite appliqué method. optional • Template material • Basic sewing tools and supplies • Cut 2 (1" by fabric width) strips. 4. medium and dark purple tonals. Meet the Designer Kathy McNeil On page 100 of this issue. From green leaf print: C Figure 1 • Fussy-cut leaves as needed to complete the design referring to the pattern. *Perfect Pansy fabric collection by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers used to make sample. Prepare pieces for your favorite method of appliqué. Note: The pattern sections are given in reverse for use in fusible appliqué. Trim the strips with a wonky curve along both sides referring to Figure 1. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126.

While shopping for flowers, I saw
this adorable arrangement in a tea cup.
Hummingbirds always fill in wonderfully,
and I thought Tea for Two would be perfect.”
—Kathy McNeil

Here’s a Tip

Consider mixing appliqué techniques. For
example, prepare large leaf pieces for hand
appliqué and iron fusible web to the wrong
side of the pansy print before fussy cutting
pansy shapes. Cut around the shapes and
fuse to the background in numerical order
as shown on the pattern. Your pansy shapes
will vary from those shown in the pattern,
but you are making a one-of-a-kind type
of design.
Use turned-under edges to add a more
dimensional look. In the sample, the cup
and saucer pieces were hand-appliquéd
with turned-under edges as were the larger
leaf fronts. The pansies were fussy-cut
and machine satin-stitched in place. The
small leaves were fussy-cut, adding a seam
allowance for turning under, and were handstitched in place. The stems were fused and
machine straight-stitched or satin-stitched.

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X 121/2" x 121/2" Finished Block Make 28 Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . • Cut 14 (13/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut into 28 (21/8") J squares. Subcut into 224 (13/4") L squares. Subcut into 336 (13/4") G1 squares. • Cut 10 (13/4" by fabric width) strips. Pinwheel 121/2" x 121/2" Finished Block Make 28 G1 F E D G2 C B A From light cream tonal: • Cut 2 (3" by fabric width) strips. Subcut into 28 (3") A squares. I J K CUTTING From medium violet tonal: • Cut 2 (21/8" by fabric width) strips.D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY L E A N N A S PA N N E R Pinwheel Pizzazz Two blocks in an alternating pattern will make a quilt that has many possibilities with your choices in fabrics—fun or sophisticated. C O M 71 . From medium blue tonal: • Cut 2 (21/8" by fabric width) strips. • Cut 10 (13/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut into 28 (21/8") K squares. Nature-Fil bamboo batting from Fairfield used to make sample. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • • 7/8 yard medium violet tonal* 7/8 yard medium blue tonal* 11/2 yards light cream tonal* 43/4 yards sky blue tonal* 5 yards dark blue tonal* Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Intermediate Quilt Size: 871/2" x 100" Block Size: 121/2" x 121/2" Finished Number of Blocks: 56 H M N L *Stonehenge fabric collection from Northcott. Subcut into 224 (13/4") H squares. • Cut 6 (13/4" by fabric width) G2 strips.

” —Leanna Spanner 72 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 .“ I was trying to create something fun for the younger generation by using a pinwheel design. The surprise is the difference you can get from the fabrics you choose.

Repeat to make a total of 56 I-J units. press. press seams toward C. Figure 6 5. Make 56 I F Cut 56 13/4" G2 /4" 1 D CO M P L E T I N G T H E X B LO C K S 1. press. place an I square right sides together with a J square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. E and F strips referring to Figure 4. Join two H-N units to make an H-N square as shown in Figure 11. • Cut 32 (3" by fabric width) strips. Figure 9 F E F E Figure 1 3. 4. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each I square. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press H to the right side to complete one H-N unit as shown in Figure 10. Repeat step 2 with I and K squares to make a total of 56 I-K units referring to Figure 8. Sew a G1 square to each end of two each D. Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each H square. K /4" 1 Make 56 I I K D Figure 8 4. Repeat step 6 with E and E-G units and then F and F-G units to complete one X block referring to Figure 6. Subcut into 112 (13/4" x 8") E strips. Subcut into 448 (3") M squares. 6. D Figure 5 Make 28 8. press seams toward the D and D-G units. Repeat steps 3–8 to complete a total of 28 X blocks. two C rectangles. Repeat to make a total of 28 pinwheel units. Repeat to make a total of 224 H-N units. G1 Block Center C A Figure 2 Figure 3 5. Subcut into 448 (13/4" x 3") N rectangles. CO M P L E T I N G T H E P I N W H E E L B LO C K S 1. two I-J units. stitch on the marked line. 2. To complete one X block. • Cut 19 (3" by fabric width) strips. C O M 73 . press. I J Figure 7 3. • Cut 10 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. Referring to Figure 7. J E From dark blue tonal: • Cut 3 (3" by fabric width) B strips. four each D. Subcut the B-G strip sets into 56 (13/4" x 51/2") B-G units as shown in Figure 1. Sew a D rectangle to opposite sides and a D-G unit to the top and bottom of the block center as shown in Figure 5. Place a marked H square right sides together on one end of an N rectangle. Sew a G2 strip to opposite sides of a B strip to make a B-G strip set. press seams toward B. two B-G units. E and F strips and 12 G1 squares. select one A square. cut apart on the marked line and press open with seam toward J to complete Make 224 H H N N Figure 10 7. Make 2 each G1 B 51/2" Figure 4 7. Subcut into 112 (13/4" x 101/2") F strips. press seams away from G1. • Cut 5 (51/2" by fabric width) strips. 2. Subcut into 56 (21/8") I squares. • Cut 5 (101/2" by fabric width) strips. Repeat to make a total of 112 H-N squares. Select and join two I-J and two I-K units to make a pinwheel unit as shown in Figure 9. Subcut into 112 (13/4" x 51/2") D strips. Subcut into 56 (13/4" x 3") C rectangles. • Cut 3 (3" by fabric width) strips. 6.From sky blue tonal: • Cut 3 (21/8" by fabric width) strips. press. • Cut 5 (8" by fabric width) strips. Sew a B-G unit to opposite sides of the A-C unit to complete the block center as shown in Figure 3. Sew a C rectangle to opposite sides of the A square to make an A-C unit as shown in Figure 2. /4" 1 9. Make 112 H N Figure 11 Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Repeat to make a total of three B-G strip sets.

Remember to purchase less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt. press seams in adjacent rows in opposite directions. Repeat steps 9 and 10 to complete a total of 28 Pinwheel blocks. To complete one Pinwheel block. Remember to purchase less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt.8. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. 4. Quilt as desired. Pinwheel Pizzazz Pinwheel Pizzazz Quilting Diagram Diagram Quilting Pinwheel Pizzazz Alternate Size Assembly Diagram 75" x 871/2" Reduce the number of blocks by 1 for the width & length to decrease the size of the quilt. QW Decrease Size With Less Blocks Reduce the number of blocks by 1 for the width and length to decrease the size of the quilt. 2. Pinwheel Pizzazz Assembly Diagram 871/2" x 100" 74 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 . press seams toward the Pinwheel blocks. four each H-N and L-N squares and 16 M squares. Arrange and join the X blocks and the Pinwheel blocks in eight rows of seven blocks each referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of blocks in rows. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. Make 112 M L L L N N N Figure 12 9. 10. CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT 1. Arrange and join the units and squares in five rows of five units/squares Figure 13 11. select one pinwheel unit. /4" 1 Make 224 each to complete one Pinwheel block referring to Figure 13. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with L and N to make a total of 224 L-N units and join to make 112 L-N squares as shown in Figure 12. 3.

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From gold large floral: • Cut 2 (4" by fabric width) strips. Using three strands of blue or black embroidery floss as desired. M AT E R I A L S From pink medallion print: • Scraps red and blue prints for small elephant • 1/3 yard gold large floral* • 3/8 yard pink elephant print* • 3/8 yard blue/yellow diamond print* • 5/8 yard pink medallion print* • 5/8 yard blue tonal* • 5/8 yard pink large floral* • 3/4 yard green/yellow diamond print* • 11/2 yards white tonal* • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Blue and black embroidery floss • Basic sewing tools and supplies • Prepare the medium elephant for appliqué method of choice. From blue/yellow diamond print: • Prepare the large heart for appliqué method of choice. From pink elephant print: • Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. From green/yellow diamond print: • Cut 4 (11/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut into 32 (27/8") C squares. Set aside 3 remaining strips for K. Prepare the small. Subcut into 4 (11/2" x 321/2") E strips. /8" 3 I /2 " 1 21/4" 7 /8" Figure 1 3. Referring to Figure 2. • Prepare the small elephant and small heart pieces for appliqué method of choice. • Cut 5 (1" by fabric width) M/N strips. From pink large floral: • Cut 5 (31/2" by fabric width) O/P strips. Mako 50 cotton thread from Aurifil used to make sample. 76 From blue tonal: Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 41" x 56" CO M P L E T I N G T H E APPLIQUÉD STRIP 1. • Cut 4 (1" by fabric width) strips. Set aside 3 remaining strips for M. Subcut into 8 (1" x 321/2") H strips. *The Shades Basic Collection and Madhuri fabric collections from Riley Blake Designs. Subcut into 2 (11/2" x 341/2") L strips. • Cut 2 (11/2" by fabric width) strips. B /4" 1 A Figure 2 . Subcut into 64 (27/8") A squares. Subcut into 4 (1" x 321/2") G strips. • Prepare the large elephant and medium heart shapes for appliqué method of choice. • Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. 2. • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. medium and large elephant motifs for your favorite method of appliqué referring to Appliqué in Quilting Basics. • Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut into 32 (27/8") B squares. Appliqué the motifs to the I strip starting the large elephant 21/4" in from the right end and 7/8" up from the bottom edge. Set aside 3 remaining strips for O.D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY W E N DY S H E P PA R D Elephant Walk Pieced chevrons and appliquéd elephants placed in rows make a fun quilt that any youngster would love. CUTTING From white solid: From scraps: • Cut 5 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. • Cut 8 (1" by fabric width) strips. Tuscany Silk Batt from Hobbs. place an A square right sides together with a B square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. • Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip. 2. Subcut into 2 (4" x 321/2") F strips. leaving 1/2" between the large and small motifs and 3/8" between the medium and small motifs referring to Figure 1. Subcut into 2 (21/2" x 321/2") D strips. Subcut into 2 (1" x 351/2") N strips. Subcut into 2 (11/2" x 321/2") J strips. backstitch tails on the elephants referring to the appliqué patterns for positioning. Subcut into 2 (31/2" x 411/2") P strips. Subcut into 1 (81/2" x 321/2") I strip. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each A square. CO M P L E T I N G T H E PIECED STRIPS 1. • Cut 5 (11/2" by fabric width) K/L strips.

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F. Referring to Figure 7. open and press seams toward B to complete two A-B units as shown in Figure 3. H and J strips referring to the Assembly Diagram to complete the pieced center. press seams open. Arrange and join the A-B and A-C strips with the appliquéd I strip and the D. 7. Make 2 Elephant Walk Assembly Diagram 41" x 56" E L E P H A N T WA L K T E M P L AT E Figure 6 8.P N L M G H D 3. Join four A-B units to make an A-B square as shown in Figure 5. Cut the stitched unit apart on the marked line.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. I Make 16 Make 64 A C Figure 4 Figure 5 6. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with A and C squares to make a total of 64 A-C units referring to Figure 4. Repeat to make 16 A-B squares. AVAI LA B L E 78 Elephant Walk Small Elephant Motif Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 UR YO UILT Q WEB BONUS Go to QuiltersWorld. press seams open. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a total of 64 A-B units. Repeat to make a second A-B strip. Make 2 Small Heart Cut 1 blue print scrap Figure 7 Use patterns in reverse for fusible appliqué CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT 1. Y W OU AY R Small Elephant Cut 1 red print scrap ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T . repeat steps 6 and 7 with the A-C units to make two A-C strips. G. Make 64 A B Figure 3 J E F O K 4. Arrange and join eight A-B squares to make an A-B strip referring to Figure 6. 5. press. E.

Sew O strips to opposite long sides and P strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top. 3. 5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. UR YO UILT Q Backstitch Y W OU AY R C Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Sew M strips to opposite long sides and N strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center. press. Quilt as desired. 6.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. press. Join M strips on short ends to make a long strip. 7. press. Subcut strip into two 31/2" x 501/2" O strips. press. C O M 79 . press. 4.2. 9. QW E L E P H A N T WA L K T E M P L AT E Medium Elephant Cut 1 pink medallion print Use patterns in reverse for fusible appliqué Medium Heart Cut 1 blue tonal A B Elephant Walk Medium Elephant Motif Elephant Walk Quilting Diagram WEB BONUS AVAI LA B L E Go to QuiltersWorld. Sew K strips to opposite long sides and L strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center. 10. Subcut strip into two 1" x 491/2" M strips. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. 8. Subcut strip into two 11/2" x 471/2" K strips. press. Join K strips on short ends to make a long strip. Join O strips on short ends to make a long strip.

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Sew an F strip between an E strip and an L strip to make an E-F-L strip set.D E S I G N BY G I N A G E M P E S AW Q U I LT E D BY C A R O L E W H A L I N G On a Snowy Evening Capture the tranquility of a winter’s evening with this blue and white wall quilt. • Cut A pieces as directed on pattern. • Cut 4 (23/4" by fabric width) G strips. Subcut into 1 (21/4" x 21") H strip. • Cut 1 (71/4" by fabric width) strip. From navy tonal: • • • • Cut 2 (5" by fabric width) C strips. Sew a G strip to opposite sides of a C strip to make a G-C-G strip set. Repeat to make a second strip set. cut each square on both diagonals to make 12 M triangles. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • 11/4 yards blue tonal 13/8 yards navy tonal 21/3 yards white tonal Backing to size Batting to size Thread Template material Basic sewing tools and supplies • Cut 6 (23/4" by fabric width) L strips. cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 4 N triangles. From white tonal: • Cut 1 (21/4" by fabric width) I strip. Melon Nine-Patch 9" x 9" Finished Block Make 4 .PATC H B LO C K S 1. • Cut 1 (14" by fabric width) strip. 2. Subcut into 2 (71/4") squares. Cut 2 (41/8" by fabric width) D strips. Repeat to make a second strip set. Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. Subcut the E-F-L strip sets into 24 (23/4" x 91/2") E-F-L units as shown in Figure 1. From blue tonal: • Cut 4 (5" by fabric width) F strips. • Cut 1 (21/4" by fabric width) H strip. • Cut 1 (41/8" by fabric width) strip. press. Subcut into 3 (14") squares. Cut 2 (23/4" by fabric width) E strips. 82 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Intermediate Quilt Size: 51" x 51" Block Size: 9" x 9" Finished Number of Blocks: 25 E G F C L Blue Uneven Nine-Patch 9" x 9" Finished Block Make 12 L K F CO M P L E T I N G T H E U N E V E N N I N E . Subcut into 18 (23/4" x 91/2") K rectangles. CUTTING Prepare templates for A and B pieces using patterns given. • Cut 5 (23/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strip into 2 (41/8" x 21") J strips. press. Cut 24 23/4" White Uneven Nine-Patch 9" x 9" Finished Block Make 9 E F A 91/2" L Figure 1 D J I H 3. Nine-Patch blocks and a bit of curved piecing are all that’s needed to make this beauty.

This quilt has just enough curved piecing to make it really interesting. the Nine-Patch blocks make it a quick project.“ I wanted to have a large wall hanging that could be used for winter. at the same time.”­—Gina Gempesaw .

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4. Subcut the G-C-G strip sets into 12
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Trim the quilted A/B rectangle to 12" x 19" for bag body. 2. mark a line on the back side of the pocket 1/2" from the bottom edge. This sassy bag will become every teen’s favorite. Close open bottom edge using a zigzag/overcast stitch or serger. Press the D strip in half along length with wrong sides together. 2. 61/2" /2" 1 Figure 5 CUTTING From aqua batik print: C 7" • Cut 1 (13" by fabric width) strip. mark in 11/4" from the left short side and 3" from the bottom edge of A to mark pocket position. 4. 5. on B. right side up. Quilt as desired. Fold C in half across width with right sides together. trimming off selvage ends. Finish all edges using a zigzag/overcast stitch or serger. Referring to Figure 3.R E A D E R T E C H B AG Figure 2 2. Subcut into 1 (13" x 21") A rectangle. Turn right side out and press flat. Lay B right side down on a flat surface. Press pocket over the seam and pin pocket sides to the bag body as shown in Figure 7. 3. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B AG B O DY 1. Edgestitch along the folded center edges with a straight or decorative stitch to make the strap handle as shown in Figure 5. Trim the strap handle length to 40". Turn pocket to front side and mark 1" in from the right edge of the pocket. 1 /2" 1 Figure 1 88 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Figure 4 Figure 7 . folding the folded edge over raw edges as shown in Figure 4. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) binding strip. position and pin the bottom edge of the pocket to the bag body along pocket position line with right sides together. 4. 1/2 yard aqua batik print 2/3 yard coordinating batik solid Batting to size Thread Fabric basting spray Basic sewing tools and supplies S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Beginner Bag Size: 9" x 11" 3. Back side Front side 1. spray-baste the layers together. Referring to manufacturer’s instructions. 1" /2" 1 Figure 6 Figure 3 COMPLETI NG THE S T R A P HANDLE 1. leaving the opposite end open referring to Figure 2. CO M P L E T I N G T H E E . Layer batting and A. Referring to Figure 6. M AT E R I A L S CO M P L E T I N G T H E P O C K E T • • • • • • 1. set aside. Fold and press again in thirds along D length. Subcut into 1 (13" x 21") B rectangle and 1 (7" x 13") C rectangle. /2" 1 From coordinating batik solid: • Cut 1 (13" by fabric width) strip. securing beginning and end of seam. 2. 19" A 12" 3" 4. stitch 1/2" side seam and across one end. • Cut 1 (3" by fabric width) D strip. Referring to Figure 1.D E S I G N BY J I L L R E B E R E-Reader Tech Bag Carry your e-reader in style. Stitch along the marked 1/2" line on pocket. 3.

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Turn the bag right side out. Stitch along the second marked line in the same manner to create a stylus pocket as shown in Figure 8. Fold the binding to the right side of the bag to cover the stitching line. Edgestitch pocket sides to the bag body. keeping the strap handle out of the seam as shown in Figure 10. /2" 1 17" 8" Figure 10 9. 6. Visit QuiltersWorld. Fold the bag body in half. Stitch 1/2" seam along side and bottom of bag body. Pin the binding strip on the lining side to one end of the top of the bag.com for more great quilting projects! 90 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 E-Reader Tech Bag Placement Diagram 9" x 11" . matching top edges. Pull the strap out of the bag and tack ends to binding to finish. Figure 8 4. 7. Pin and baste the strap handle 8" and 17" from the right edge on the B lining side referring to Figure 9. Fold and press the binding strip in half along length with wrong sides together to make a double. trim excess. QW Figure 9 5. matching the 12" sides with the B side out. securing beginning and end of seam.or French-fold binding strip.3. 10. 8. Stitch 1/2" from top edge to opposite end. Stitch in place with straight or decorative stitches.

• Cut 6 (11/4" by fabric width) D strips. • Cut 5 (21/2" by fabric width) E strips. A B A B Figure 1 3. From pink solid: • Cut 24 B pieces as per pattern. Sew B to A as shown in Figure 1. Subcut into 30 (11/4" x 7") C strips. pink & gold) Figure 2 . From blue dot: • Cut 24 B pieces as per pattern. From white solid: • Cut 1 (7" by fabric width) strip. Select two blue dot B pieces and two pale yellow solid A pieces for one blue block. Join the two A-B units to complete one blue block referring to Figure 2. Make 12 Waves 61/2" x 61/2" Finished Block Make 36 (12 each blue. From white-with-chenille dots: • Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. Skill Level: Intermediate Quilt Size: 463/4" x 463/4" Block Size: 61/2" x 61/2" Finished Number of Blocks: 36 2. press. Press seams toward B.D E S I G N BY T R I C E B O E R E N S Waves S P E C I F I C AT I O N S This wonky Four-Patch gives the illusion of soft waves as it travels from row to row. From pale yellow solid: • Cut 72 A pieces as per pattern. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • • • • 1/2 yard blue dot 1/2 yard pink solid 1/2 yard gold solid 1/2 yard white-with-chenille dots 1 yard white solid 11/4 yards pale yellow solid Backing to size Batting to size Thread Template material Basic sewing tools and supplies CUTTING Prepare templates for A and B pieces using patterns given. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S 1. repeat. From gold solid: • Cut 24 B pieces as per pattern.

join the block units in rows with C strips. Join the E strips on the short ends to make a long strip. 10. 13. Repeat step 1 to make a total of six blue block units. 5. E /4" 1 Make 12 each Figure 5 Figure 3 CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT 1. 6. Press the border seams toward the quilt center to complete the top. ending stitching 1/4" from each corner referring to Figure 5. press. Stitch on the marked line. Join the D strips on the short ends to make a long strip. Trim 1/4" beyond the stitched line. Place the ends of two borders right sides together and pin to hold. Align the 45-degree–angle line of a rotary-cutting ruler on the border seam line. 4. Mark a line from the end of the stitching line to the outer edge of the layered border strip ends. Join the rows with the D strips to complete the pieced center. Arrange and join two blue Waves blocks with a C strip as shown in Figure 4. 3. 7. Repeat steps 1–3 with gold B and pale yellow A pieces and with pink B and pale yellow A pieces to complete a total of 12 each gold and pink Waves blocks referring to Figure 3. press seams toward D. 8. 9. QW 45-degree–angle line Make 6 each /4 " 1 C Figure 6 Figure 4 2. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. Fold the quilt top in half diagonally with wrong sides together. again referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning of rows and strips. press seams toward C. Quilt as desired.4. 5. Subcut strip into five 11/4" x 431/4" D strips. Center and sew an E strip to each side of the pieced center beginning and 92 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 E D C Waves Assembly Diagram 463/4" x 463/4" . Press the mitered corner seam open to complete a mitered corner as shown in Figure 6. press. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 12 blue blocks. 12. Referring to the Assembly Diagram for positioning. press seams toward C. Repeat step 9 on each corner of the quilt top. Subcut strip into four 50" E strips. Repeat with gold and pink Waves blocks to make six each gold and pink block units. 11. Unfold the quilt top.

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96 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 In October. She pondered as she sat mending the boys’ torn shirts in the evening.” “Don’t make the whole quilt. After all. Nellie pulled her needle up and neatly tied a knot. “We can all make her a square. Doris’ mother. The older girls sat in Delilah’s bedroom practicing their stitches. The Story The small. Fortunately. Nellie Morris.” Minnie Weese suggested. eight years old that September. “Make her a friendship quilt. “Evelyn and Maxine will . or any other doll for that matter. all the girls talked about was Shirley Temple this and Shirley Temple that. “It’s almost December. News spread fast amongst the young girls. Earlier that summer they had scrounged up 15 cents so Doris could join her friends to go to the theater in Bedford to see Little Miss Marker. years of drought and record-breaking heat. Nellie wanted to get Doris something special for Christmas. She worried about a solution as she gathered eggs in the morning. Ideal announced a new Shirley Temple doll in Playthings magazine. That amount of money would pay for two loaves of bread at Older’s general store. Times were still rough in 1934. But it wouldn’t be that doll.” Susie Bownes said. Nellie shared her worries with her quilting friends. The toddlers teetered in and out amongst the quilters’ legs.” “I think it’s a wonderful idea. Doris can piece them together to make her own quilt. She thought about the problem as she fixed biscuits and gravy for supper … again. flat package was wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine. I don’t have time to make a quilt. She’s old enough to learn the basics. Iowa. Little did anyone know that Doris’ thin gift would outlive them all. “I’ll make a block for Leona since she’s only 18 months old and can’t sew yet. had a dilemma that year that her quilting guild helped solve. The Depression. It looked insignificant lying underneath the sparsely decorated Christmas tree. coupled with the horrendous dust storms across the nation. Nellie joined the others at the quilting frame. 70 years ago Quilter’s World or Pinterest didn’t exist for inspiration. She scooped her little one up on her lap and laughed. Nellie made her own bread and didn’t have to pay so dearly for a loaf. just collect squares. Ever since the movie outing. There were few presents for the children this Christmas.A Christmas Gift Legacy Here’s your chance to create a memory and an heirloom that will stand the test of time. The younger girls played jacks in the corner. “I want a Shirley Temple doll for Christmas. Athelstan. had taken their toll. I’d happily make one with Madelyn’s name on it. proclaimed.” “We can’t afford it. Doris.” B Y T R I S H A FAY E Madelyn Weese’s quilt block.” Eva Marie Byrnes added. along with their small town. At Saturday’s quilt guild meeting.” Mother replied. The unemployment rate was still at 22 percent.

“I’d be much obliged. so she made two squares for 2-year-old Dean. Five or six names remain elusive. census. she kept the set her entire life. for Doris’ younger brother. including Darlene. “If I’m not there. C O M 97 . Maxine and Delilah. Eliza Jane Bownes.want to make a square. Eva Marie Byrns made Leona’s block and added her age to it. The people behind these 30 muslin blocks lived.” Georgia announced to the group. I acquired this set at a yard sale in Palm Springs. you can have that for the base.” She stitched “1934” in the bonnet. A set of 30 squares. Zelma Weese couldn’t decide which pattern she wanted to use. one colorful block at a time. Nellie made a square with Overall Bill and signed it Rex Morris. pick up a square. She never did piece the squares together into a quilt.” Georgia Older sat on the far side of the frame. all representing family and friends from Athelstan. Yoder. “Doris did admire the Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill patterns that were in the newspaper a few weeks ago.” Whether or not Doris wanted a Shirley Temple doll for Christmas is pure fabrication on my part. Yoder made a set of three for her family using solid fabrics in the typical Amish colors—red. How the idea for a set of 30 friendship quilt Nellie Morris lived to be 90 years old. But. Leona’s age (she was born in June 1933) dates the quilt in December of 1934. fighting tears of joy about how her friends were ready to jump in to create this present for Doris. Norma Jean. Charles. I’m sure. Do you want them all the same?” “Not necessarily. and half sister Vivian. Several years of on and off research has traced most of the names on these squares. Calif. She made one with a Sunbonnet Sue and signed it “From Mother. She died in 1977 and is buried beside Doris’ father. Iowa. Gerald. Doris died Jan. made their own squares. Doris’ block has “From Mother. loved and left a calico remnant behind as a footprint in the sands of time. ask Melvin for one. Madelyn and Jean Marie. black and blue—but she wouldn’t sign their names.” Leona’s block has “18 months” stitched. The Truth The story of Doris’ special Christmas gift is largely fictional. Doris’ siblings. Several quilt guild members made squares for the younger girls. “Everyone should have enough scraps to piece out a block. in 2005 or 2006.. who died in 1947. her needle flashing in and out of the fabric leaving a trail of even. blocks came about is unknown. Thelma Weaver’s quilt block. Rex. was collected. have all passed also. so she made a square for herself and one for her mother.” The women spent the next few weeks plotting and planning. The truth is that these 30 quilt blocks exist. “I have several yards of muslin left over from my last quilt. at the age of 78. Georgia Older’s quilt block. Mrs. Evelyn. 10. To Doris” and “1934. along with her name. It was a good number to make a quilt. I’ll leave a stack in the store. Mrs. Everyone else stitched their names on their squares.” Georgia’s daughter was already married. The ladies stitched away. may or may not have been a “Yoder.” “When you all come in for your mail. The first clue I discovered was several names listed on the 1925 Athelstan. If you want. of the three unsigned blocks.” Nellie said. To Doris. precise stitches.” Nellie answered. One by one the stack got higher. 2005. The older girls. Doris’ mother made this block. These 30 blocks of embellished calico figures were a magical gift for Doris. The set of quilt Q U I LT E R S W O R L D .

Family reunions. Will there be sashing between the blocks? The blocks can be sewn together to create rows and then pieced as a whole. it will add to the final size. retirement parties and birthday parties are all excellent occasions to collect signatures for posterity. anniversaries. I collected squares from my aunts. even if it won’t win any quilting awards. up to 12"–18". uncles and cousins. Thirty years later. check your marker on a scrap piece of fabric first.) Signatures: Signatures can be written directly on the square or embroidered. I was young. or other community or social groups. Making Your Own Friendship Quilt Make a friendship quilt of your own! Create your own memories and a legacy for your loved ones. Pigma markers are good. templates.squares truly did outlive the immediate Morris family. Guests need to sign the block at the event. The fabric was cheap. fabric for sashing and backing and batting (not shown). make sure that signatures don’t extend to the edge. representing all the children and grandchildren. A slow decline left only 18 residents in 2000. Block Size: A number of variables will help determine the size of 98 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Materials needed for a wedding friendship memory quilt: precut fabric blocks (iron freezer paper to the back for extra stability). The signatures will show in greater contrast if on a light background. teams. template. If in doubt. Materials: Most quilters prefer 100 percent cotton fabrics. your quilt blocks. anywhere from an inch to several inches wide will set off the interior pieces. A friendship quilt for a sports team may only have 10 or 12 members. A square in between these two extremes is best. (Grandma loved it though. The backing and sashing was red polyester. backing and batting (not shown). These blocks will need to be smaller to accommodate the large number of squares—usually 4"–6". Good markers to use are: Fabrico markers by Tsukineko (heat-set for added permanence). iron-on fabric paper. The town was unincorporated in 2004. possibly even donated from my mother’s fabric stash. Light-colored fabrics work best for the base square. do you want a full bed-size quilt? How many people will be memorialized with a block? A wedding memory quilt may have 100 or more blocks. Or. It never was a large town. In 1925. newly married and broke. Avoid white tonal fabrics. permanent fabric marker. What size border do you want framing the quilt? A border. Sharpies are not always permanent on fabric and can bleed. They are frequently used as a guest book at weddings. On the smaller squares for a quilt with many signatures. They also provide memories of classmates. Iowa. Red was my grandma’s favorite color. Blocks can vary in size from 4" to 18". Pre-wash all fabrics before cutting your squares. usually 6"–14". sashing. you may place 2" or 3" sashing strips between the blocks. Sometimes it truly is the thought that counts. Friendship quilts (also called album quilts or signature quilts) commemorate family ties. The quilt blocks also outlived Athelstan. 20 miles from where they were created. It’s easy to do. The quilt blocks remained together 79 years later. They will soon be on their way to the Taylor County Historical Museum in Bedford. In the early 1980s I made a friendship quilt for my Grandma Jones. These blocks can be larger. Katie Kemery’s block. ZIG Memory System pens and EZ Permanent Markers from EZ Quilting. Many guests signing won’t be aware . the population of this tiny town straddling the Iowa/Missouri border was 146. Materials for a family reunion quilt: Precut quilt blocks. I shudder when I think of the red polyester. but the tip can drag. If sashing is used. permanent fabric marker. What quilt size do you want? Do you want a wall hanging? Or. they are embossed and will not sign easily.

possibly living longer than the people it honors. such as my grandmother’s favorite red. A heart-shape template makes a nice complement for a wedding memory quilt. Theme: A theme unifies blocks into a cohesive whole. print photos onto iron-on fabric paper. trees or a favorite color. you may choose a complementary theme. If other people are stitching their own blocks. It is ready to assemble as a treasured family keepsake. QW Take a set of signed blocks. much as Doris’ Christmas gift from 1934 did. Using a template to sign the blocks leaves room for seam allowances. a heap of backing and a pinch of batting. This allows a safe interior space on which to sign. such as flowers. Sheets are available as iron-on or sew-in. For friendship quilts with a longer lead time. A cooking club or a soccer team has its own theme suggested. C O M 99 . For a family reunion or other diverse group.of the need for seam allowances. Photographs: With the technology of printing onto fabric. so guests don’t sign the edge. A heart-shaped template is a nice complement for a wedding memory quilt. the signatures may be embroidered on the blocks. Your quilt is sure to be cherished and treasured. Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Using a template to sign the blocks saves room for an iron on photo (taken at the reunion) to be added later. Create your own friendship quilt to commemorate a loved one. The theme may be dictated by the group you’re commemorating. Allow plenty of time to get the blocks back to you for piecing. It also saves seam allowance room. Beautiful wedding memories ready to serve. or a group of beloved friends. Fabric sheets are available that anyone with a personal printer can use. photographs are easy to add to friendship quilts. After the family reunion. Cut out and iron the photos to the signed blocks. Cut a template and trace on the squares with a removable fabric marker. add a dash of sashing. they do not always have the same priority for this project as you do. You don’t want to be too close to your deadline and still be missing blocks from several people.

and subtle arrangement of images. Kathy McNeil 100 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Her success can be measured in awards. Award-winning quilt artist Kathy McNeil possesses the innate ability to give B Y DAW N G O L D S M I T H personality to her quilts. Greeting the Golden Child: Quail Grandparents greeting their first grandchild with proud parents looking on. Kathy offers up a bit of herself. “Push yourself out of your comfort zone—it is only fabric. Certainly 36 years as a criticalcare nurse has provided insight into human frailties as well as resilience. hand-appliquéd and hand-embroidered. More often than not. Her turtles evoke concern. She came of age with the Mount Baker National Forest as her childhood backyard and now creates quilts in a studio with Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountain Range visible from her window. Perhaps nearly 60 years in the Pacific Northwest has given quilt designer Kathy a deeper understanding of nature and its struggles. Even her landscapes take on a dimension of hope or yearning through her use of color.Meet THE DESIGNER Kathy McNeil Her otters are sassy. Her polar bears reflect melancholy. articles and accolades that have continued unabated for her quilts since she garnered first place in a magazine contest in 2001. light and shadow. But Kathy measures success a different way—in freedom of creativity and expression.” Celebrating Life With Quilts With every quilt. Not only does she devote around 800 hours to the . “If you screw it up you. and you have figured out something new. will have learned something along the way. a happy accident will occur. commissions.” she says. 38" x 24".

making of each quilt, but, as she explains, “The quilts are always about
something that touches my heart or
happens in my life.”
This Washington native cares deeply
about what is happening to the environment; that is evident in her series
of quilts featuring endangered animals. But look at her quilt Greeting the
Golden Child. It personifies the quail
family at a moment when happy grandparents welcome a first grandchild.
Does the grandma quail look a bit like
Kathy? Maybe around the topknot.
My Venetian, her 66th quilt shown
on page 130, is a departure from sea
turtles, jellyfish and disappearing
polar bears. It depicts a gondolier in
Venice, where Kathy and her husband,
Bruce, spent their 40th anniversary.
It won second place in the wall hanging category at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt
Festival show.
One of her earlier quilts, Last Dance
in the Arctic, depicts a disappearing
polar bear cub. It speaks of the plight
of the polar bear’s disappearing habitat
as the polar ice cap melts. But it also
reflects Kathy’s experiences as a caregiver. Working as a nurse, up to her

Last Dance in the Arctic: 51" x 66". Hand-appliquéd,
machine-embroidered and machine-quilted.

A scene from Kathy McNeil’s childhood, More than a Memory, 62" x 52", made in 2012.

elbows in every kind of human tragedy, like any compassionate caregiver,
she begins to disappear while helping
others get their lives back. Although
she was dedicated to her profession,
Kathy admits, “I don’t miss getting up at
2 a.m. to go take care of a trauma case
coming out of the operating room that
is sure to break your heart.”
For more than 16 years, quilting has
brought balance back into her life. In
2011, Kathy made the decision to retire from nursing and turn to full-time
quilting and teaching. Now, she’s able
to give her creativity free reign. Once
again she is that child running in the
forest. There she explored, read books,
and drew pictures of her favorite fairy
tales. Recently, Kathy made a quilt,
More Than a Memory, to pay tribute to
that child and her childhood. She also
stitched a few ghosts of the forest into
the scene.

Detail of More than a Memory showing the “forest
ghosts” that Kathy included in the quilting. Five
different ghost images in thread—a couple under the
heart carved into the tree, a homesteader picking corn,
a Native American and a dog.

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Meet

THE DESIGNER

Kathy says, “I dreamed about a
tree whose memories spanned several
hundred years. It had seen lovers and
pioneers come and go. My own childhood dreams were nurtured under the
boughs of a big old tree. I still need
to touch them, to feel the calm that
comes from facing storms and sunny
days with equal joy.” Techniques include hand appliqué, free-form thread
embellishments and ghost images
in thread.
Look even closer and hidden among
the appliqué in all of her quilts are unexpected surprises—embellishments
that add another dimension of fun and
depth. Whether it’s embroidery, beading, trapunto or even a pieced skyline,

Kathy always has another surprise waiting for the keen observer.

Giving Back
Kathy generously shares what she
has learned. She teaches full time,
finding time to hit the road to visit
guilds and “lots of big shows.”
“What is important to me as a
teacher is to help students find a way
to express their own personal images
with whatever techniques work best
for them,” Kathy says. “I am passionate about creativity and the benefits to
our lives.”
She posts free YouTube tutorials
and also sells patterns for several
of her popular quilts. A few of her

award-winning quilts are for sale.
Natural Wonders, which won Best
of Show at the Road to California
International Quilt Show and first
place in the Nature category at the
International Quilt Festival in Houston
in 2012 (among other awards), is for sale.
She says, “It’s the process of working on a quilt that I love, even the
times when I want to rip my hair out.
When it’s done and has taught me everything it can, then I am ready to let
it go out into the world like giving a
child its wings.”

Detail of Natural Wonders. Note the many fabrics that
are used in one rock and the embellishments that bring
the rocks to life.

Her most often shared tips concern
details, right down to snipping and
dealing with loose threads. If a dangling dark appliqué thread gets caught
in the machine-quilted stippling, it is
going to show.

The Making of a Quilt

Natural Wonders, 60" x 63", is about the simple magic of discovery and exploration. Hand-appliquéd, using 123
different fabrics to create the seascape. Kathy is selling this award winner.

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Kathy begins a quilt based upon an
idea or an image or photo. Then she
researches. When she reaches a certain
point, she makes a sketch. “That sketch
will be complete with posture, scale
size and a value study,” Kathy explains.
Once satisfied with the sketch, she enlarges it to the size of the finished quilt
and pins it to her design wall. “Now, I
am ready to start making templates for
all of my individual pattern pieces,”

she says. And each quilt has a variety
of fabric in it—hundreds of fabrics.

The drawing Kathy made and worked from that became
My Venetian.

Medium-weight Dupioni silk ranks
as Kathy’s fabric of choice. She also
prefers a 100 percent wool batting. The
wool allows for a trapunto look without adding padding, Kathy says. As for
the Dupioni, “It has a nubby irregularity to the weave that makes it more
stable for quilting than lighter-weight
silks (which may need to be fused with
lightweight interfacing).”
For precision piecing, Kathy recommends pinning silk to tissue paper
first. “Lay your template over the tissue and silk, creating a sandwich.” She
adds, “Dupioni has a color ‘nap,’ so
adjust your pattern layout to prevent
color variations.”

Kathy McNeil at work on More than a Memory in her studio overlooking Puget Sound in Washington.

Her go-to method for less precise appliqué involves sizing, starch and/or
freezer paper.
When it comes to small circles,
Kathy uses masking or painter’s tape.
She advises, “Trace circles on the tape
[cut out] and adhere it to the quilt,
then quilt around it.”

Appliqué Kathy’s Way
Appliqué is her technique of choice.
“I am passionate about hand appliqué,”
Kathy explains. “Ninety-nine percent
of my quilts are hand appliqué.”
“Needle turn is the only way to
deal with tiny, complex edges,” Kathy
explains. “Fused saves time and may
be the only reasonable way to make
a tiny eye or little branch that is too
small to turn under your edges.”

Fussy cutting is another of her
techniques. For example, she used
decorative fabrics for trim on the
buildings in her My Venetian quilt.
Two wire racks contain her fabric
collection as she rarely buys more than
a quarter yard of anything. “Using
small pieces from lots and lots of different prints is my usual method of
operation.” She adds, “You should see
my stash. It all looks like the mice have
been into it.”
This passion has led her to share
her appliqué knowledge via the DVD
Multiple Ways to Appliqué. It is available
through her website. Kathy advises
not to limit oneself to just one form
of appliqué. “Use whatever gets the
job done.”
And, as Kathy says, work toward
that “moment when the magic that
inspired the artist reaches out and
touches someone else.” QW

My Venetian detail that keeps viewer seeking for
Kathy’s hidden treasures.

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stash MANAGEMENT .

CUTTING From binding fabric: • Cut 9 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. Select one 10" square. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Beginner Quilt Size: 81" x 90" Block Size: 9" x 9" Finished Number of Blocks: 90 ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T M AT E R I A L S • Assorted scraps • 90 assorted near solid. small-print 10" squares • 7/8 yard dark-color binding fabric • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies scrap on top and A on the bottom. Place one scrap piece right sides together on one corner of A. Figure 1 2. press. sew a diagonal line across the scrap as shown in Figure 2. There’s no need to measure until you’re ready to square up your blocks. Place the square wrong side up on a flat surface. 4. C O M 105 . A Figure 2 A Diamonds in the Rough 9" x 9" Finished Block Make 90 6. CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S 1. cut the square into four 5" A squares as shown in Figure 1. Don’t be afraid to use scraps that include the selvage edge. trim excess scrap even with the square corners of A as shown in Figure 5.AY R D E S I G N BY J E N N Y R E K E W E G Q U I LT E D BY C I N D I F L E TC H E R O F CO M F O R T S O F H O M E Diamonds in the Rough Make PRECUTthis design in two sizes and PERFECT clean out your stash at the same time. 3. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite corner of A referring to Figure 4. With the Here’s a Tip Figure 4 Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Figure 5 5" Figure 3 A 5" 5. These are often colorful and it is a shame to throw them away. Select one A square and two scraps. Flip the scrap open to make sure it covers the corner of the square referring to Figure 3.

Press seams in opposite directions. /4" 1/4" 1 Figure 7 Diamonds in the Rough Quilting Diagram 10. Repeat steps 1–9 to complete a total of 90 Diamonds in the Rough blocks.stash MANAGEMENT 7. Here’s a Tip Make no attempt to match or coordinate the scraps with the background squares. Turn right side up. Remember to purchase less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt. Join two A units to make a row as shown in Figure 7. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. 5. Quilt as desired. QW Decrease Size With Less Blocks Reduce the number of blocks by 3 for the width and length to decrease the size of the quilt. Repeat steps 2–7 with the remaining three A squares. If this is hard for you because you are a quilter who likes to coordinate everything. Arrange and join the Diamonds in the Rough blocks in 10 rows of nine blocks each. . 1. flip the scrap back on one corner and trim 1/4" beyond the stitching line as shown in Figure 6. After a while. 3. You cannot exchange it for another one. press. you will get the hang of it. Join the rows to complete one Diamonds in the Rough block. Nothing could be easier! CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT Figure Figure 6 6 8. place the scraps in a paper bag and simply reach in and grab one as needed. Join the rows to complete the quilt top. 2. Remember to purchase less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. press. Repeat on opposite corner to complete one A unit. 9. repeat. press the scrap to the right side. Diamonds in the Rough Assembly Diagram 81" x 90" 106 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Diamonds in the Rough Alternate Size Assembly Diagram 54" x 63" Reduce the number of blocks by 3 for the width & length to decrease the size of the quilt. Follow this rule—you must use the selected scrap. 4.

BugFabric.com Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . thin strip. C O M 107 . Batiks Florals Nature & Landscapes Novelties Pre-cuts Kits & Patterns Buttons & Embellishments 425-836-0645 www. This design allows you to use even the smallest scrap.“ I set out to make this quilt from my desire to use up the tiny scraps of some of my favorite fabrics. quilting and decorating needs! More than just bugs.. small-print 10" squares allows the scrap triangles stitched to the corners to pop out..” —Jenny Rekeweg Here’s a Tip Using near solid. Fabrics Everyone will LOVE FAT QUARTERS available fabric for all your sewing. Most pieces used for the wonky triangles were no bigger than 3" square or even just a long.

2 (33/8" x 91/8") C rectangles and 4 (3") M squares. cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 4 I triangles. Sew an E rectangle to the stitched edge of the A-D unit referring to Figure 3. Subcut into 4 (3" x 207/8") J strips. Subcut into 1 (93/8") square. finger-press stitched end of seam toward D. Using a partial seam. Sew A between two B squares and add C to complete one A-B-C unit as shown in Figure 5. cut the square on both diagonals to make 4 H triangles. Subcut into 4 (33/8") B squares.TRADITIONS Meet with a twist D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY T R I C I A LY N N M A LO N E Y THE DESIGNER Heart Tangle Two hearts tangled together make an interesting quick and easy table topper or wall hanging that can be pieced in a day. Figure 4 6. stitch an E rectangle to the remaining edge of A. Sew a second D rectangle to the stitched edge of the A-D unit as shown in Figure 2. Arrange and join the stitched units in diagonal rows with the H and I triangles to make two corner units and the center row referring to Figure 7. stopping stitching 2" from end of seam on A as shown in Figure 1. 8. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • 7/8 yard burgundy tonal 7/8 yard pink tonal 7/8 yard white solid Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies • Cut 1 (93/8" by fabric width) strip. press seam toward D. Subcut into 4 (33/8") F squares. I H E E Figure 3 108 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 A D 2" Figure 7 . press seams toward B and then C. Repeat to make a second unit. From pink tonal: • Cut 2 (33/8" by fabric width) strips. 4. press. press seams away from H and toward I. Subcut into 5 (33/8") A squares and 4 (3") K squares. • Cut 2 (3" by fabric width) strips. again referring to Figure 3. Subcut into 2 (41/2" x 307/8") N strips and 2 (41/2" x 387/8") O strips. 2 (33/8" x 61/4") E rectangles. press. Subcut strips into 4 (3" x 257/8") L strips. • Cut 4 (41/2" by fabric width) strips. B D Make 2 Make 2 C G A F A Figure 5 Figure 2 Figure 1 2. • Cut 4 (3" by fabric width) strips. 3. CUTTING From burgundy tonal: CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT • Cut 2 (33/8" by fabric width) strips. Holding the unstitched end of D out of the way. From white solid: • Cut 1 (33/8" by fabric width) strip. Complete the first partial seam to complete the A-D-E unit as shown in Figure 4. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 381/2" x 381/2" 5. Figure 6 7. 2 (33/8" x 61/4") D rectangles and 2 (33/8" x 91/8") G rectangles. 1. Subcut the remainder of the strip into 2 (7") squares. press. Repeat step 6 with A and F squares and G rectangles to make two A-F-G units referring to Figure 6. • Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. sew D to A.

“ I am always fascinated by how fabric placement can totally change a quilt design. C O M 109 . A solid white background adds a nice contrast to the careful placement of two contrasting fabrics to create a center heart design in this quilt.”­ —Tricia Lynn Maloney Q U I LT E R S W O R L D .

Quilt as desired. 13. Repeat step 10 with L strips and M squares. 14. 11. QW O M L K J N Heart Tangle Assembly Diagram Approximately 381/2" x 381/2" Pages 108 & 110 Heart Tangle Quilting Diagram 110 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 . Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. press seams toward the center row.TRADITIONS with a twist 9. Sew J strips to opposite sides. press. Sew a K square to each end of each remaining J strip and sew these strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center. Sew N strips to opposite sides and O strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. 10. press. 15. Join the rows to complete the pieced center. 12. press.

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4. Cut a 1"-long slash through only one layer of the stitched unit as shown in Figure 1. Poinsettias Petal Cut as per instructions Figure 2 AVAI LA B L E 112 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Y W OU AY R UR YO UILT Q WEB BONUS Go to QuiltersWorld. P O I N S E T T I A S T E M P L AT E 1" Figure 1 5. With the slit side up. Pin one red flower on top of one green flower with slit sides together. Place the stitched flower on top of the craft foam and cut around. 6. Repeat steps 1–6 to complete two each red and green flowers. Imagine how many you can make from your scraps. Roll two sides in on the craft foam flower and insert into the slit in the back of the petal and move around until the rolled sides have unrolled and lay flat in the fabric flower. 2. M AT E R I A L S CO M P L E T I N G T H E M AG N E T S • • • • • • • • • • 1. Push out corners and press edges flat. 7. 8. 3. Sew on the traced line all around.little PACKAGES D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY J A C K I E W H I T E Poinsettias PRECUT PERFECT S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Confident Beginner Magnet Size: 41/2" x 41/2" Let these gorgeous scrappy refrigerator magnets brighten your kitchen. Place the template on top and trace all around. select the matching color sheet of craft foam. Pin two red print squares right sides together. ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T . Trim close to the stitched line. 4 (5") squares red print* 4 (5") squares light green tonal* Thread Template material 1 sheet each red and green craft foam Template material 2 (3/4") round strong magnets Hot-glue gun 12 (4mm) plastic yellow beads Basic sewing tools and supplies *The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Fabrics used to make sample. Turn right side out through the slash. Prepare template for petal using the pattern given.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. clip into curves. offsetting petals as shown in Figure 2.

if desired. moving the iron constantly. Stitch six yellow beads to the center. C O M 113 . which is probably the room in our house most used by our family. QW Y W OU AY R UR YO UILT Q ABRIC KIT “ I had all these boring magnets on my refrigerator in my kitchen. Repeat steps 8–13 to make a second magnet to finish. 12.AILA BLE 9. press flower with red side up for 15 seconds. so I created these fun fridge magnets. Glue magnet to the center of the back using a hot-glue gun. I decided it needed a bit of life. such as a golf ball. Poinsettias Placement Diagram 41/2" x 41/2" Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Heat iron to the highest cotton setting with no steam. 11. Machine-quilt through all layers referring to Figure 3. 14. Make these IE N D by changing PERFECT PROJECLTY flowers in shade of each season. Bring a bit of color to your personal space.” —Jackie White You can change the appearance of these adorable floral ScRapPRECUT F Rsimply magnets the fabrics. and hold for 30 seconds until cool. Figure 3 10. Place the center of the flower over a round object. 13.

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press. Sew a B strip between two J strips. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • 1/2 yard large focal print 11/8 yards geometric print 11/3 yards circle print Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies CUTTING From large focal print: • Cut 1 (121/2" by fabric width) strip. QW Russian Garden Quilting Diagram Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . 3. 6. Subcut remainder of strips into 24 (21/2") K squares. 5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. Sew an I strip between two H strips. Sew a Nine-Patch block to each end of each B-J strip set referring to the Assembly Diagram. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Skill Level: Beginner Quilt Size: 36" x 48" Block Size: 6" x 6" Number of Blocks: 4 Nine-Patch 6" x 6" Finished Block Make 4 CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT 1. 9. press. CO M P L E T I N G T H E N I N E . Repeat steps 1 and 2 with D and E strips with L squares. 7. press seams toward B. Sew a K square to each end of each C strip.D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY T R I C I A LY N N M A LO N E Y Russian Garden A great focal fabric and row-by-row piecing will create a quick gift to have on hand. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. 12. Repeat to make a second strip set. Quilt as desired. Repeat. press. 2. press seams toward I. 8. 11. press. From geometric print: • Cut 11 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut into 2 strips each 21/2" x 281/2" D and 21/2" x 161/2" E. Arrange and join the K and L squares in three rows of three squares each K Figure 1 3. press seams away from the center row. Sew the C-K strip to the top and bottom of the A-B unit. 21/2" x 321/2" F. Subcut into 4 strips each 21/2" x 361/2" H and 21/2" x 241/2" J. Subcut remainder of strips into 24 (21/2") L squares. 2.PATC H B LO C K S 1. L K L From circle print: • Cut 10 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. press seams toward the L squares. press seams toward C. • Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. Subcut into 4 (21/2" x 241/2") B strips. press seams toward B. 10. Sew the Nine-Patch/B-J strip sets to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top. 4. C O M 115 . Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of four Nine-Patch blocks. referring to Figure 1 for positioning of squares. Subcut into 1 (121/2" x 241/2") A rectangle. Select four K and five L squares. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with F and G strips and K squares. Sew an I-H strip set to opposite long sides of the pieced center. Subcut into 2 strips each in the following sizes: 21/2" x 121/2" C. 21/2" x 201/2" G and 21/2" x 361/2" I. Sew B strips to opposite long sides of A. Join the rows to complete one NinePatch block referring to Figure 1 and the block drawing. 4.

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H ATC H Crazy-Patchwork Stocking S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Create PRECUT a fun and PERFECT stylish stocking for every family member this year with your holiday scraps. Skill Level: Confident Beginner Stocking Size: 141/2" x 19" ScRa F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • • • Scraps coordinating holiday prints 1 fat quarter lime green dot 5/8 yard lining print 5/8 yard red holiday print 2 rectangles cotton batting 18" x 22" 1 (51/2" x 10") rectangle cotton batting Thread Gold metallic thread Paper for pattern Basic sewing tools and supplies CUTTING From scrap coordinating holiday print: • Cut 1 (2" x 7") rectangle for hanging loop. Use a cup or small bowl to create a curved heel as desired. CO M P L E T I N G T H E C R A Z Y PATC H W O R K 1. 2. Start a new tradition. C O M 117 . Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . From lime green dot: • Cut 2 (51/2" x 10") cuff rectangles.AY R JUST FOR kids D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY S A N D R A L . Using the toe pattern given. make a paper pattern for the stocking shape. and referring to Figure 1 on page 119. Cut two pieces of batting using the stocking pattern. set one aside for stocking back.

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press flat. 4. place the remaining cuff piece right sides together with the fabric piece. Turn right side out and press flat with seam at the side. baste to hold in place. stitch along one shared raw edge as shown in Figure 3. Place the stocking front right sides together with the quilted backing piece. 3. Topstitch 3/8" from edge using gold metallic thread. 6.“ 191/2" My first quilt was made with crazy-patchwork squares.” —Sandra L. The contemporary holiday colors of pink and lime green work with traditional red and green to make a flashy Christmas stocking. Topstitch a second line 3/8" from the first line. 10" Figure 4 8. Select a fabric scrap and pin to the center area of the batting stocking piece as shown in Figure 2. 2. 1 4 / " Figure 5 11. 7. 8. fold 2" x 7" strip in half with right sides together along length and stitch to make a tube as shown in Figure 5. Place a 51/2" x 10" cuff piece right side up on the same-size batting piece. machine topstitch along edges of seams between pieces using a variety of built-in decorative stitches from your sewing machine to complete the stocking front piece. 5. Lay the stocking back piece right side up on the remaining batting piece and quilt as desired. stitch all around. Figure 6 Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . baste to hold in place. Using gold metallic thread in the top of the machine and all-purpose thread in the bobbin. Hatch 10" Figure 1 3. leaving the top edge open. leaving the top 10" edge open as shown in Figure 4. 5. press edges at seams flat. 7. Clip curves and turn stitched units right side out. 9. To make hanging loop. Repeat step 3 with lining pieces. Continue to add pieces around the first piece and on subsequent pieces until the entire batting stocking piece is covered. except leave a 4" opening in the bottom of the stocking to use for turning later. This Christmas stocking uses lots of scraps or scrap units left over from other projects. Note: If using polyester batting. Flip the stitched piece to the right side and press flat. Stitch around three sides. Fold the tube to make the hanging loop and pin to the heel side of the top corner of the stocking next to the cuff piece as shown in Figure 6. Trim excess even with the edges of the batting stocking shape. Pin the cuff to the top edge of the stocking front with raw edges even. Fold the lining print with right sides together and cut out two more stocking shapes using the stocking front as a pattern. Once in a while it’s fun to use that technique to make other things. trim batting close to stitching. CO M P L E T I N G T H E S TO C K I N G Figure 2 4. Turn right side out. 10. 6. Select a second scrap longer than the first and place it right sides together with the beginning scrap. Lay the stitched stocking front right sides together with the red holiday print and cut a stocking back piece. do not touch a hot iron to the batting. C O M 119 . Figure 3 1.

QW Sc F R IE PRO . Press top edge and topstitch through stocking layers. Turn right side out through the opening in the bottom of the stocking lining.JUST FOR kids C R A Z Y . 13.PATC H W O R K S TO C K I N G T E M P L AT E AVAI LA B L E Figure 7 Crazy-Patchwork Stocking Stocking Toe Pattern Crazy Patchwork Stocking Placement Diagram 141/2" x 19" Here’s a Tip Use leftover strip-pieced units to add small pieced units to the crazypatchwork mix. stitch opening closed. pin to hold. Push lining into stocking and smooth.com and FABRIC log in using your subscriber KIT email address or newsstand code QQ6838 AVAI LA B L E to download templates for easy printing. This allows you to cover a larger area at one time while using up more scraps from your stash. Place the stocking shell inside the lining with right sides together. 120 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Go to QuiltersWorld. Y W OU AY R WEB BONUS UR YO UILT Q 12. Stitch around top edge. Turn lining wrong side out. not including cuff and loop in the stitching as shown in Figure 7.

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Repeat step 5 to complete a total of 24 E-F units. From green/gold metallic print: • Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip. place a marked D square right sides together on one end of a C rectangle and stitch on the marked line. • Cut 1 (27/8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut into 8 (21/2") H squares. CUTTING From burgundy paisley: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. Press D to the right side. trim seam to 1/4". Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of 24 D squares and each B and E square. This project is perfect for both. F /4" 1 E Make 24 E Figure 2 6. /4" 1 Make 3 B B A A Figure 3 122 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 F . Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a total of 12 C-D units. F C Figure 1 3. 2. stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. place a marked B square on each corner of A and stitch on the marked lines. 4. Cut apart on the marked line and press the units open with seam toward E to complete two E-F units. Subcut into 3 (81/2") A squares. • Cut 1 (27/8" by fabric width) strip. Skill Level: Beginner Runner Size: 44" x 16" Block Size: 12" x 12" Finished Number of Blocks: 3 E D M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • • • 1/3 yard green/gold metallic print* 3/8 yard coordinating stripe* 3/8 yard Christmas floral* 1/2 yard cream/gold print* 5/8 yard burgundy paisley* Backing to size Batting to size Thread* Gold metallic thread Basic sewing tools and supplies *Holiday Flourish fabric collection from Robert Kaufman and Star Machine Quilting thread from Coats distributed by YLI used to make sample. /4" D /4" 1 Make 12 D C C A Starry Snowball 12" x 12" Finished Block Make 3 CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S 1 D B Subcut into 12 (21/2") B squares. 1. trim seam allowances to 1/4" and press B to the right side to complete an A-B unit. From coordinating stripe: • Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. From Christmas floral: • Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut into 12 (21/2" x 41/2") C rectangles. Referring to Figure 3. Referring to Figure 1. Subcut into 36 (21/2") D squares. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. H ATC H Starry Snowball Runner S P E C I F I C AT I O N S Showcase a holiday print fabric in this lovely table runner and again in fabrics for everyday living.around THE HOUSE D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY S A N D R A L . Subcut into 12 (27/8") E squares. Repeat step 2 on the opposite end of C to complete one C-D unit again referring to Figure 1. Subcut into 10 (21/2" x 121/2") G strips. From cream/gold print: • Cut 3 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Referring to Figure 2. place a marked E square right sides together with an F square. 7. 5. • Cut 1 (121/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut into 12 (27/8") F squares.

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To complete one Starry Snowball block. Figure 4 Figure 6 11. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 126 to finish. 3. Repeat step 7 to make a total of three A-B units. Sew an E-F unit to opposite short ends of a C-D unit to complete a side row referring to Figure 4. Join the three Starry Snowball blocks with four G strips to complete the runner center. to complete one block. Quilt as desired. Repeat steps 9–12 to complete a total of three Starry Snowball blocks. press seams toward G. press seams toward G. Repeat to make a total of four side rows. This runner is one of those projects. Repeat to make a second border strip. but it’s worth the effort and expense when you find the perfect fabric. Referring to Figure 6. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 126. eight E-F units and four D squares.” —Sandra L. 13. 5. sew a side row to opposite sides of the A-B unit to make the center row. 4. press seams toward the A-B unit. press. 9. 6. four C-D units. Hatch Starry Snowball Runner Quilting Diagram Here’s a Tip The center of the Starry Snowball block is the perfect place to showcase a panel or other print with large motifs. press seams toward the C-D units. select one A-B unit. 124 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 . Add the top and bottom rows Starry Snowball Runner Assembly Diagram 44" x 16" “ I love holiday colors and often find fabrics I like so much I have to design something in which to use them.around THE HOUSE 8. press seams toward D. Sew a border strip to opposite sides of the pieced center to complete the runner top. Fussy-cutting specific motifs for the 81/2" center square requires a bit more fabric. 2. H CO M P L E T I N G T H E R U N N E R 1. 10. Sew a D square to each end of two side rows to complete the top and bottom rows referring to Figure 5. press seams away from the center row. QW G D Figure 5 12. Join three G strips with four H squares to make a border strip.

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Generally. consult a comprehensive quilting book. Stitch borders to quilt top sides with right sides together and matching raw edges and center marks using a 1/4" seam. 2. If preparing the backing from standard-width fabrics. • Purchase quality. Place a straightedge along the fold and lightly mark a line across the border ends. satin. Repeat with top and bottom border lengths. do so with ALL of the fabrics being used. Prepare batting the same size as your backing. 4. remove the selvages and sew two or three lengths together. remove paper backing and fuse to the background referring to the appliqué motif given. Cut the appliqué pieces out on the traced lines. Clip curves and press edges 1/4" to the wrong side around the appliqué shape. 5. pin or baste appliqué shapes to the background. Mitered Borders 1. on the right side of fabric and lightly trace. 3. • Make sure your seams are accurate. For more information. 1. Mark the centers of the side borders and quilt top sides. Straight Borders 1. leaving a margin around each. Cut apart. blanket. Fold and pin quilt right sides together at a 45-degree angle on one corner (Figure 2). Borders Most Quilter’s World patterns give an exact size to cut borders. beginning and ending stitching 1/4" from the quilt corner and backstitching (Figure 1). Q U I LT I N G TO O L S & S U P P L I E S • • • • • • • • • • • 126 Rotary cutter and mat Scissors for paper and fabric Nonslip quilting rulers Marking tools Sewing machine Sewing machine feet: 1/4" seaming foot (for piecing) Walking or even-feed foot (for piecing or quilting) Darning or free-motion foot (for free-motion quilting) Quilting hand-sewing needles Straight pins Curved safety pins for basting Seam ripper Iron and ironing surface Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 fuse to the wrong side of the fabric following fusible web manufacturer’s instructions. You can purchase prepackaged sizes or battings by the yard and trim to size. Finish appliqué raw edges with a straight. 3. Trim seam to 1/4" and press open (Figure 3). • Use ¼" seam allowance for all stitching unless otherwise instructed. Cut apart the templates. 2. Stitch along the line. Referring to the appliqué motif. • Use a short-to-medium stitch length. If using 108"wide fabric. Add at least twice the border width to the border lengths instructed to cut. Flip the template over and mark as the right side. and A LWAYS : • Read through the entire pattern before you begin your project. leaving a 1/4" margin around the traced lines. 4. backstitching to secure. Hand-stitch shapes in place using a blind stitch and thread to match or machinestitch using a short blind hemstitch and either matching or invisible thread.Quilting Basics The following is a reference guide. right side up. 2. 3. Center and sew the side borders to the quilt. /4" 1 Figure 1 Figure 2 3. . 2. press seams open. /4" 1 Figure 3 Quilt Backing & Batting We suggest that you cut your backing and batting 8" larger than the finished quilt-top size. prewashing is not required in quilting. Trace the instructed number of templates 1/4" apart onto the paper side of paperbacked fusible web. Press seams toward borders. You may check those sizes by comparing them to the horizontal and vertical center measurements of your quilt top. trim to size on the straight grain of the fabric. Turned-Edge Appliqué 1. Position the template. Repeat with the top and bottom borders. zigzag or blindhem machine stitch with matching or invisible thread. • When considering prewashing. BASIC TECHNIQUES Appliqué Fusible Appliqué All templates in Quilter’s World are reversed for use with this technique. Trace the printed reversed templates onto template plastic. 100 percent cotton fabrics. spacing images 1/2" apart.

com RJR Fabrics (800) 422-5426 www.com Nolting Manufacturing (319) 378-0999 www. trim seams to 1/4" and press seams open (Figure 4).handiquilter. Resume stitching from corner edge as shown in Figure 6. are commonly used.com Moda Fabrics (800) 527-9447 www. Straight-grain binding strips. Note: If you are sending your quilt to a professional quilter.faersc.com Westminster Fabrics (866) 907-3305 www.quiltcompany.quiltingtreasures. Fold 1" of one short end to wrong side and press. appliquéd or solid and are usually square or rectangular in shape.net Jack Dempsey Needle Art (800) 891-5116 www. stitching to within 3" of starting point. 6. 4. Pin or baste layers together to hold. straight stitch to hand.Quilting 1. Fold binding to quilt back and stitch in place by hand or machine to complete your quilt.com Quilting Treasures (800) 876-2756 www.hoffmanfabrics. again referring to Figure 4. Inc.greydenpress.com Honey Guy Products (903) 570-6868 www. Stop 1/4" Figure 5 4.brother-usa. cut on the crosswise straight grain of the fabric (see Straight & Bias Grain Lines illustration on page 128).graceframe.com Quilting Made Easy (208) 676-8689 www.thehoneyguy.sewsteady. matching raw edges and using a 1/4" seam.bosalonline. batting and quilt top centered right side up on flat surface and smooth out.quiltingmade easy.accuquilt. Mark quilting design on quilt top and quilt as desired by hand or machine. Use a long. Binding the Quilt 1.or machine-stitch one element to another holding the elements in place during construction and usually removed after construction. Join binding strips on short ends with diagonal seams to make one long strip.com All About Quilting (910) 577-9200 www.tinlizzie18.com Anthology Fabrics (800) 450-2030 www.whims.nolting. Fold the binding strip in half with wrong sides together along length. referring to Figure 6.com BugFabric. Trim binding end long enough to tuck inside starting end and complete stitching (Figure 7). Q U I LT I N G T E R M S • Appliqué: Adding fabric motifs to a foundation fabric by hand or machine (see Appliqué section of Basic Techniques). Stop stitching 1/4" from corner and backstitch (Figure 5). mitering all corners.quiltedgallery.com Q U I LT E R S W O R L D . Fold binding up at a 45-degree angle to seam and then down even with quilt edges.com Benartex (212) 840-3250 www. Blocks can be pieced.com Greyden Press (855) 473-9336 www. Bias binding strips are cut at a 45-degree angle to the straight grain of the fabric. press.benartex.A.com Bosal Foam and Fiber (800) 343-1818 www. (888) 200-5160 www. Figure 6 5.com Whims.com Choice Fabrics (877) 210-0101 www. sew binding to quilt top edges. Figure Figure 77 7.com The Quilted Gallery (508) 224-4245 www. Press quilt top on both sides and trim all loose threads.cc Hoffman California Fabrics (800) 547-0100 www. • Block: The basic quilting unit that is repeated to complete the quilt’s design composition.com Lockwood Enterprises www. down quilt side. contact them for specifics about preparing your quilt for quilting.choicefabrics. • Batting: An insulating material made in a variety of fiber contents that is used between the quilt top and back to provide extra warmth and loft. Trim batting and backing edges even with raw edges of quilt top. C O M 127 .com (425) 836-0645 www. When quilting is complete.com F. They are used when binding is being added to curved edges.com Quilt Company www. 3.unitednotions.allaboutquilting. thread or a spray adhesive in preparation for quilting the layers. remove pins or basting.lockwoodquilts.jdneedleart.rjrfabrics.com Dream World Northwest (800) 837-3261 www.com Brother (908) 704-1700 www. Repeat.com Handi Quilter (877) 697-8458 www.com Tin Lizzie 18 (888) 784-5818 www. Edmunds (800) 621-1661 www. backstitching 1/4" from next corner. • Binding: A finishing strip of fabric sewn to the outer raw edges of a quilt to cover them.anthologyfabrics. Starting about 3" from the folded short end. Make a quilt sandwich by layering the backing right side down. 3. • Basting: This temporarily secures layers of quilting materials together with safety pins. Figure 44 Figure 2.com The Grace Company (800) 264-0644 www. Advertiser Index AccuQuilt (888) 258-7913 www.westminster fabrics.bugfabric. forming a pleat at corner. 2.

String or Chain Piecing Pressing: Pressing is the process of placing the iron on the fabric. seam allowances are pressed toward the darker fabric in quilting so that they do not show through the lighter fabric. Someone who knows she or he can make any type of quilt. • Confident Beginner: A quilter who has pieced and assembled several quilt tops and is comfortable with the process. free-motion. • Quilt (noun): A sandwich of two layers of fabric with a third insulating material between them that is then stitched together with the edges covered or bound. allover and meandering are all terms for quilting designs. 1 2 String or chain piecing is sewing pieces together in a continuous string without clipping threads between sections. Q U I LT I N G S K I L L L E V E L S • Beginner: A quilter who has been introduced to the basics of cutting. Paper or foundation piecing is sewing fabric to a paper or cloth foundation in a certain order. Someone who is confident in making fabric selections other than those listed in the pattern. A quilter who is experienced in paper piecing. • Rotary Cutting: Using a rotary cutting blade and straightedge to cut fabric. QW . Generally. Someone who has the knowledge of how to sandwich. quilt and bind a quilt. Meandering MeanderingStitch Stitch in the in ditch the ditch Meandering Stitch-in-the-ditch Meandering MeanderingStitch Stitch in the in ditch the ditch 3 4 Foundation Piecing 128 Q U I LT E R ’ S W O R L D Winter 2013 Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel Outline Outline Outline Outline Outline • Quilt Sandwich: A layer of insulating material between a quilt’s top and back fabric. • Advanced: A quilter who is looking for a challenging design. At these angles the fabric is less stable and stretches easily. in-the-ditch. • Patchwork: A general term for the completed blocks or quilts that are made from smaller shapes sewn together. but may not have necessarily accomplished the task yet. Bias is any diagonal line between the lengthwise or crosswise grain. • Sashing: Strips of fabric sewn between blocks to separate or set off the designs. crosshatch. • Piecing: The act of sewing smaller pieces and/or units of a block or quilt together. piecing and assembling a quilt top and is working to master these skills. bias piecing and projects involving multiple techniques. • Subcut: A second cutting of rotary-cut strips that makes the basic shapes used in block and quilt construction. Quilters do not usually use steam when pressing. and is now ready to move on to more challenging techniques and projects using at least two different techniques. • Pattern: This may refer to the design of a fabric or to the written instructions for a particular quilt design.• Border: The frame of a quilt’s central design used to visually complete the design and give the eye a place to rest. color and the whole process. Stippling. • Quilt (verb): Stitching several layers of fabric materials together with a decorative design. Someone who has the skills to read. and is willing to take on any technique. consult a comprehensive quilting guide for guidance. since it can easily distort fabric shapes. comprehend and complete a pattern. channel. Seams are pressed in opposite directions where seams are being joined to allow seams to butt against each other and to distribute bulk. A quilter who is comfortable in her or his skills and has the ability to select fabric suited to the project. The true bias of a woven fabric is a 45-degree angle between the lengthwise and crosswise grain lines. • Template: A pattern made from a sturdy material which is then used to cut shapes for patchwork and appliqué quilting. • Fabric Grain: The fibers that run either parallel (lengthwise grain) or perpendicular (crosswise grain) to the fabric selvage are straight grain. lifting it off the fabric and placing it down in another location to flatten seams or crease fabric without sliding the iron across the fabric. If you have a question about pressing direction. Seams are pressed open when multiple seams come together in one place. • Intermediate: A quilter who is comfortable with most quilting techniques and has a good understanding for design. crosswise grain selvageselvage selvageselvage lengthwise lengthwise grain grain crosswise grain as bi as bi Straight & Bias Grain Lines Straight & Bias Grain Lines • Mitered Corners: Matching borders or turning bindings at a 45-degree angle at corners.

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