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This Month's Editorial
TQPM Video
Pattern Highlights
Botanicals BOM - New Workshop!
4th-of-July Projects
Gallery Update

Calling All EU Quilters!
Mug Rug Adventure!
Furling Your Seam Allowances -
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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

9-Patch Rows
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Cat Den Mountain Sampler Quilt
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This Month's Editorial

June is the month of new beginnings. Graduates are moving on to a higher school of learning or that great new job. Newlyweds have their whole lives in front of them. And let me tell you, this new life will rocket forward at the speed of light.

One day it seems as if all you do is change diapers, wipe noses, and wash clothes. Suddenly you’re crying at their wedding and welcoming your first grandbaby. Enjoy every minute of your children’s life. I know it seems as if you’ll be wiping noses forever.

Let me share some advice from my mother. It had been one of those days. With three children under the age of five, I was ready to crawl under the table with a bottle of wine. (I didn’t, of course.) After a tearful conversation on the phone with my own mommy, she told me, “Karen, some day it will be their wife’s (husband’s) problem. Take hope in that.”

I swear it wasn’t but a few days later when I realized that was true! Okay, it could have been 15 years later. But who had time to dwell on it? Now, all my little ones are married, buying their own homes, and raising their own little terrors. I see them long enough to spoil them, hug on them, and be the only person in the world who can put them to sleep. Ah! The reward is sweet.


Pattern Highlights

Churning Flower

Moolit Sparkles

Time Squared

Pieced Tea Towel
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Veronica Norris' Churning Flower Baskets are easier to make than they look. Impress your friends with this quilt throw.

Give an ordinary flour sack towel a little pizzaz with Belinda Jones' Pieced Tea Towel.

Bette Beane's Moonlit Sparkles entices you to expand your artistic skills with embellishments and metallic threads.

Nancy Noah's Time Squared lends perfectly for using pre-cuts.

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Botanicals BOM and Embroidery - New Workshop!

You do not what to miss this BOM Workshop - it's a new one from Barbara Douglas, and only at Pattern Pastiche!

This is a 12-month appliqué BOM combined with a home sewing machine embroidery workshop using Presencia™ Perle Cotton #16 in the top of the machine. While the embroidery accents may be accomplished using ordinary thread, the #16 perle cotton will add textural dimension to your blocks and also add a new tool to your quilting toolbox. You may also choose to add the embroidery by hand if so desired.

Be sure to join Barbara in the Botanicals BOM group on Pattern Pastiche, The Quilt Pattern Magazine’s private online quilters’ community. There, you can get answers to any questions you might have, share your progress, and see what others are doing.

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Gallery Update

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Moonlit Sparkles
Made by Josie P

Moonlit Sparkles
Made by Karen K

Time Squared
Made by Penny B

Pieced Tea Towel
Made by Heidi S

Pieced Tea Towel
Made by Keri B

Friends Forever
(March 2017 issue)
Made by Dottie N

Easy Garden
(April 2017 issue)
Made by Bonny P

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Fourth-of-July Projects

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American Heroes
by Pat Sudano
Mar 2016
Cathedral Flag
by Jaci Lawson
Jun 2016
Spirit Tote
by Carol Dockery
May 2013
Striped Independence
by Tammy Harrison
Apr 2015
Liberty Stars Autumn in Bloom
by Deanne Eisenmann
Jun 2011

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Mug Rug Adventure!

Join our Adventure! Collect a Total of 12 Mug Rug Patterns! This month we make Beach Buddies.

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Furling Your Seam Allowances

The word furl is a nautical term for the way the sails are rolled to make nice flat folds around the mast (as an umbrella wrapped up smoothly). In quilting, we are pressing our seam allowances flat rather than rolling them. You may be familiar with the technique by another name - popping, spinning, twirling, or twisting.

Check out tutorial #18 for instructions on how to furl your seams.

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TQPM Small Kennel Quilt Team

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