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Prizewinning sister act Sue Nickels and Pat Holly combine precision patchwork and charming appliqué for the TQS 2013 Block-of-the-Month pattern. Pat and Sue have been quilting for more than 30 years, using machine techniques to put a contemporary spin on nineteenth-century folk art designs. The two sisters are in the quilt too, symbolized by the two little birds in the top border. They named the quilt after one of their favorite Beatles songs.

Your quiltmaking skills will soar as you follow along. Pat and Sue will guide you step-by-step through cutting,precision machine piecing, and stitched raw edge machine appliqué. You’ll master patch prep and stitching curves, inside and outside points, and reverse appliqué. The two will let you in on the secrets of their prizewinning details: bias stems, thread stems, and really small circles. Sue will give you the confidence to quilt fabulous free-motion feathers, and Pat will show you how to embellish the binding with decorative stitches.

 

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Join Lauren Vlcek in her classroom this week as she shows you how to enhance your little quilt project using basic hand stitches. Remember:

This class is FREE to all members.

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We loved the fun and whimsical 'repurposed' items Tami and Kim (of HandBEHGfelts) shared in Episode 1107.  As a bonus, they are sharing the patterns for two charming wool blocks. Create these fun and funky 8” blocks utilizing knitted felted wool flat goods and other wool embellishments...using simple techniques!

Remember, as a Star Member, you receive these and other creative projects for Free! So why not join today?

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In this week's lesson Laura shows you how to add interest with one of her favorite embroidery stitches.  Finish off your little Birds and Flowers project with a clever wrapped binding technique.

Next week it's Frieda's turn to show you how to create her Prairie Flowers quilt project. 

And don't forget, all of Laura & Frieda's classes are FREE to anyone that has signed in.  Why not start the class today?

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5106_img_0588.jpgPractice your piecing skills with a fast-and-fun technique that yields two reverse-image Nine-Patch blocks.Tommy Romano shared this clever idea in Segment 2 of his recent show (Episode 1104), and we now have the written instructions available so that you can add Tommy's method to your quilting tool belt.

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5109_linda_thielfoldt.jpgWho knew that M&M's could help you improve your stippling technique?  Watch Linda to find out how!

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This week, Laura shows you how to create the woven collage nest and wavy border for your little Birds and Flowers quilt. Come to the classroom and check it out!

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5075_csoflf.jpgJoin the ever-charming and effervescent duo of Laura Wasilowski (Episode 303/1009) and Frieda Anderson (Episode 705) as they guide you through the process of creating NOT ONE, BUT TWO of your very own Little Fused Quilts. Lesson 1 (Open to ALL members) covers the ins and outs of what you'll need to embark on this fun--and creative--adventure.

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Stitch together this fast-and-fun quilt designed by Cara Gulati (Episode 1105). It's a great way to try Cara's no-pin method for piecing curved seams. The pattern is FREE on our Projects page.

 

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If you've been following along with Laura Nownes in her Contemporary Quilt Sampler classroom, you know that it's time to put your quilt top together. In the final lesson, you'll learn how to:

  • Trim your blocks to a consistent size
  • Make design decisions by arranging your blocks on the design wall
  • Work with sashing and borders

 

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Laura has included an additional Resource Guide to help you with binding, and makes suggestions for other classes that will help you turn that fabulous quilt top into a finished quilt.

Take advantage of Laura's extensive quilting knowledge...and remember, it's FREE!

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