FROM THE JULY/AUGUST 2014 ISSUE!

RESOURCE GUIDE for The Cutting Edge article by Linda Turner Griepentrog – Click HERE

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Living Colour! Exhibit – additional photos – click the logo

Living Color Logo
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In FACED BINDING THE EASY WAY, Cristy Fincher refers to Sharon Schamber’s technique to join the strips, which works well for all types of bindings.  Click the photo for a PDF of Sharon’s method! 

Faced Binding Web Extra
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Linda Faires MACHINE STITCHED CRAZY QUILTS whets our appetite for more! Linda show us two new features that create exciting possibilities for dimensional sewing in this EXTRA PDF (click the photo)

Crazy Quilts Web Extra
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FROM THE MAY/JUNE 2014 ISSUE!

Luke Haynes’ Creating Three Dimensional Illusions in Fabric

Click the photo to see a short video showing Luke’s Benjamin Franklin Quilt from different perspectives:

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AIDS TO SMOOTHER QUILTING by Sarah Ann Smith

To see Sarah’s RESOURCE GUIDE, Click the Photo!

Working on a new class sample wearing my Machingers Gloves.
Working on a new class sample
wearing my Machingers Gloves.

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SEW ‘N GO!

Linda Turner Griepentrog shared many versions of luggage and totes for transporting your sewing equipment. Click the photo for her RESOURCE GUIDE

Tutto Luggage Set
Tutto Luggage Set

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Georgia Spalding Pierce shares her cultural quilts in Quilting Designs for Northwest Native American Motifs.Shown here is another of her quilts, Baltimore Goes to Japan

 Baltimore Goes to Japan, © Georgia Spalding Pierce, 80 x 100 inches
Baltimore Goes to Japan, © Georgia Spalding Pierce, 80 x 100 inches

 Baltimore Goes to Japan (detail) © Georgia Spalding Pierce, 80 x 100 inches
Baltimore Goes to Japan (detail)
© Georgia Spalding Pierce, 80 x 100 inches

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TALK TO ME!

Machine Quilting Unlimited challenged to six well-known machine quilting artists, Ronda Kae Beyer, Kim Brunner, Pam Clarke, Stephanie Patterson, Carol Selepec and Patsy Thompson. We created simple 45 inch square quilt tops, consisting of Snowballs and Nine Patches, and asked each quilter to let the top ‘talk’ to them and tell them what designs to add. The quilters were given no rules to follow, but were asked to simply quilt as they desired. These six beautiful projects are the result. We are now offering these quilts to the MQS Auction April 9 to benefit the Quilts of Valor organization! UPDATE: The quilts collectively raised $1,635 for QOV! 

Download the whole article HERE

FROM THE MAR/APR 2014 ISSUE!

MORE JENNY BOWKER CANBERRA SKETCHES!

Wedding in the Park, © 2013 Jenny Bowker, each piece 19 ¼ x 19 ¼ inches.
Wedding in the Park, © 2013 Jenny Bowker, each piece 19 ¼ x 19 ¼ inches.
Studying on the Steps, © 2013 Jenny Bowker, 32 x 62 ¼ inches.
Studying on the Steps, © 2013 Jenny Bowker, 32 x 62 ¼ inches.

MARGARET SOLOMON GUNN’S INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING DOUBLE-FOLD BIAS BINDING

Click the image to download the PDF

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FROM THE JAN/FEB 2014 ISSUE!

KEYS TO RIBBON WEAVE QUILTING by Sandra Leichner

Sandra offers us a full size ribbon weave pattern to print via an inkjet printer onto a printable stick-on stabilizer product such as Sulky’s Sticky Fabric Solvy. Important! Be sure that your printer inks are waterproof! If the ink is not waterproof, it can bleed onto your quilt’s top when you wet the stabilizer.  Click on the photo to download the PDF.

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From CHALLENGING QUILTS, We Thank Thee, pattern by Cheryl Wall, of Country Quilts, 41 x 62 inches, is another wonderful Folk Art quilt appliqued by Geniel Siggard, machine quilted by Stephanie Patterson. Click on the photo for a larger image.

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MOVING A LONGARM –  4-Part Series by Todd Fletcher

In recent issues, Todd Fletcher has been showing us how to move our longarms safely and correctly. Part 1 is in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue, and Part 2 in the Jan/Feb 2014 issue (available HERE) We know you want the full and complete information readily at your fingertips, so we have decided to publish Part 3 & Part 4 here on the web for you! Click on the photos for each PDF

Moving a Longarm PART 3
Moving a Longarm PART 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving a Longarm - Part 4
Moving a Longarm – Part 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FROM THE NOV/DEC 2013 ISSUE:

Susan Brubaker Knapp takes us on a journey to Australia and New Zealand in her article Quilt Shows Down Under. She had so many photos we had to leave some out of the magazine! Never fear, we put the remainder in the Gallery section.  You can find them HERE.  Or click the photo….

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The Lincoln Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, celebrated their 31st year of exhibiting quilts with this collection of pieces which were chosen for their excellence in surface design, stitching techniques, textile technologies, and artistic composition and interpretation.
New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts is an exhibit that showcases art quilts of the highest quality, and encourages innovations and advancements in the field of art quilting. 

See our preview of the collection in the Nov/Dec issue! And view even more HERE!

LineScape #23 (Mad Hatter)

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FROM THE SEPT/OCT 2013 ISSUE:

In Sarah Ann Smith’s article, Quilting with Metallic Threads, we promised to share her comprehensive article on Needles from the Fall 2008 issue – click on the photo to download the PDF!

Needles from MQU Fall 08

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We invited you to see images of Dominique Ehrmann’s 3-D special exhibit at the Sacred Threads 2013 Exhibit – here they are! Photography by Barbara Hollinger.

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If you enjoyed the Hawaiian Plumeria Quilt article in the Sept/Oct issue, you may have noticed that Pam Walling referred to another retreat attendee, Billie Mahorney, who brought a quilt she had started in the 1950’s! Billie has generously shared her quilt with us. To see the story, click on the PDF:

Calico Sunflower

 

 

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In the JULY/AUG issue we used an outdated photo of the Mistyfuse product. To avoid confusion, here are the recent product images, with a link to the Mistyfuse web page! 

Mistyfuse

 

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From the pages of MQU . . .

November 2012 – Design Elements. Download this free article on machine quilting Lone Star quilts by Judy Lyon and the EQ7 staff! Click the photo to download the PDF!

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FROM THE JULY/AUGUST ISSUE:

Did you enjoy the TEXAS QUILT MUSEUM article in this issue? Visit our Quilt Gallery for additional photos! Click on the photo

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FUSIBLE RESOURCE LIST – click here for a list of the websites.

Wrap N Fuse coasters
Wrap N Fuse coasters

Fuse for Fun
There are several other fusible products available with specific functions.
Manufactured by Clover Needlework are: Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping, available in
two sizes (3⁄16″ and 12⁄32″), takes the angst out of creating your own piping for
bindings and trims—simply wrap the fabric, fuse and stitch. If you have
trouble making even binding, Fuse ‘n Bind solves that issue—just press
and fold on the perforated lines for a perfect ½” width. Making sturdy tote
straps can be a challenge, but Create-a-Strap makes it easy. The 1½” or
5⁄8″ widths are perfect for large or small bag straps—just fuse and fold; the
perforations make it foolproof. Fuse ‘n Gather takes the fear out of broken
gathering threads. Simply fuse the tape in place and pull the strings. 

 

 

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SHIPPING QUILTS
Are you preparing to ship a quilt to a major show? Are you worried about proper packing and shipping? Barb Hollinger’s article in the January/February 2012 issue “Packing It In – Tips for Shipping Your Quilt” is now available for download as a PDF! Click the photo to access the article.

Pages from MQU 12-01 January Shipping Quilts

 

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Did you enjoy Marianne Haak’s two-part article on Quilting As You GO? Visit our GALLERY pages to see more of her work! Click on the photo to go to the Gallery

LUNAR ECLIPSE by Marianne Haak

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RESOURCE LIST FROM THE MAY/JUNE ART STUDIO
THREAD SKETCHING MAGIC BY SUSAN BRUBAKER KNAPP

Click the image to download the list! 

Papillion © Susan Brubaker Knapp
Papillion © Susan Brubaker Knapp

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Batting Spring 2009

Flashback from the Spring 2009 issue – Debbie Trevino gives a comprehensive look at batting! Click HERE to read this fascinating story.

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MAKE A CHEMO QUILT!

LOVE HEALS -Cancer touches everyone. Love Heals is a slogan for the local cancer center. Linda Evans Cox designed a Love Heals pattern for a quilt which will fit a chemo treatment chair and has graciously allowed us to share it with you. Click here to download the FREE PDF.

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Beth Wheeler offers a full size (8.5″ x 11″) image of the white orchid photo used in her article PRINT & STITCH (Part 1) in the January/February issue! Be sure to set your printer to Landscape printing mode. Click the image to download a jpeg image.  To open a larger TIFF file, click here.

 

You can also download Beth’s Resource list for products used in her article here.

 

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Diane Rusin Doran’s FILLER FINESSE column is so popular that we created a handout of 5 favorite issues – free for you to download! Click here for a PDF file!

 

 

 

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Extras from the NOVEMBER 2012 issue!

If you enjoyed Angela Walters article on Modern Feathers in this issue, perhaps you would like to revisit past articles on feather Quilting:

Diane Rusin Doran shows us Feather Finesse

Judy Woodworth teaches us Complex Feathers:

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Jessica Schick  (Digi-Tech Designs) shows us how to Resize, Edit and Print Purchased Patterns Using Inkscape. Here she shares an applique pattern and a border pattern! Click on the images to download.

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Linzi Upton’s Yurt panel was a special treat for us!  Linzi offers instructions for making the pane. Click on the photo:

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Judy Lyon (Meadowlyon) tells us how to design quilkting patterns for Lone Star quilts. Here she gives us a
FREE  Maple Breezes pattern!
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VIDEO LESSONS!

Ask the Expert columnist Kimmy Brunner offers video lessons to accompany her popular articles in Ask Kimmy! She teaches us how to Load a Quilt, Tensioning a Quilt, Marking Options and Stitch-in-the-Ditch.  

Loading A Quilt

Tensioning a Quilt

Marking Options 

 Stitch-in-the-Ditch

Watch here for Kimmy’s accompanying articles !

 See more of Kimmy’s work at www.kimmyquilt.com 

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Here’s  what you will find in the SEPTEMBER 2012 issue:

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCULPTURE

Flame Bowl Pattern by Eileen Doughty.  Download the PDF to create your own thread-stitched bowl!

 

DESIGN CONCEPTS

 Jessica Schick offers us patterns for the Bear Paw blocks. Download by clicking on the images.

From the July 2012 issue – 

Here is a resource list from the article A Cut Above!

A Cut Above Resource List

 

KALEIDOSCOPE KREATOR

Jeanie Sumerall-Ajero’s latest additions to her Kaleidoscope Kreator 3 software provide even more possibili­ties for creating kaleidoscope designs. The 16 shapes in the Feathers Template Mini-Pack capture the look and feel of popular feather motifs, and the Tiles I Template Mini-Pack includes 20 interlocking shapes that are perfect for creating patterned fabric or paper.

See how to use your own digital images or photographs to create countless beautiful kalei­doscopes using
Kaleidoscope Kreator 3. Click here!           Visit Jeanie’s website at www.kaleidoscopecollections.com


 



 


 

 

DESIGN CONCEPTS

Download a FREE PDF  of this fundamental element of the Art Deco design here. Created by Jessica Schick at Digi-Tech

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FREE Design from Barbara Hollinger’s Learning Curve article!From the May, 2012 issue –

Peacock Sample Design is available for download here. You can print it out and mark a few placemat-size quilts using your favorite marking method. Load your machine with thread that has enough contrast to the fabric to be easily seen. Take your time and work through the design carefully the first time, focusing on the path to follow, the line of the curves, and the sections that need to be stitched over and back.

Also, check out our 2012 Reader Survey Results.

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From the March, 2012 issue –

Straighten Up! – How to properly load a quilt  Kimmy Brunner

Straighten Up!

Choosing the Right Thread  Carol Ann Waugh

Thread Suppliers 

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ERRATA: We regret that we have a pricing error in the Tool Box section of the March 2012 issue (page 10). The correct price of the Tattoo Elementz, by Urban Elementz, is $26.50 each. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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FACINGS – THREE WAYS!

 

Barbara Hollinger’s wonderful article on facing a quilt. She walks you through Lined Full Facing,
Unlined Full Facing and Facing Strips, with explicit instructions for a professional finished look.

Here’s the link to get you started:  FACINGS

 

SHARON SCHAMBER’S BINDING TECHNIQUE

Sharon graciously allowed us to offer her binding technique as a compliment to her article Looped Binding in the January 2012 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine. Follow this link for her step-by-step instructions: BINDING

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If you are looking for help with your quilting or business,
we have a few “quickie” articles to help you!

Click HERE for our article, 
Looking at the Classroom From BOTH Sides
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Try this link for instructions for making a quilt sleeve!

Do your feet hurt from standing all day at the machine?
Read this 
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Have a question about Machine Quilting?
Longarm, midarm,  sit down machine,
we answer them all in Kim Brunner’s 
ASK KIMMY!
 column. Send your questions to info@mqumag.com.

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LOVE HEALS -Cancer touches everyone. Love Heals-Quilts for Cancer is
a moving for the local cancer center. Linda Evans Cox designed a pattern for a
quilt which will fit a chemo treatment chair and has graciously allowed us to share
it with you. Click here to download the FREE pdf.