Sorry I have not been active on the site for quite some time. I took some time off to give myself a much-needed break (I was running out of ideas), and to finish a couple of books I had committed to.
I can see with certainty that it will be my last published book. Much has changed in the publishing industry, and it’s just so disappointing to see pirate PDF copies of my titles springing up everywhere.
No worries… I plan on posting new material and free patterns here on the NeedleKnowledge site!
The Christmas Memories Quilt SAL has now been completed. The individual PDFs have been replaced with a single PDF featuring the entire project, making it easier to print this FREE pieced quilt pattern for later use. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL”
Welcome to the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL!
This stitch-along will feature the complete set of patterns and instructions for making this 52″ wide x 62″ long lap quilt. Sorry the image of the finished quilt isn’t the best – I will try to get a better image soon.
The quilt is completely pieced. Don’t let all the little pieces scare you – the quilt is actually very easy to piece together, and I’ll be breaking it all down into small chunks for you. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL”
Make a Counted Thread Flag using just 3 colors of floss, a piece of linen and basic counted thread stitches. This project was the featured SAL for May-June of 2014 and is a terrific way to build your skills. It’s also a lot of fun to make! Continue Reading “Counted Thread Flag SAL”
Stitch a Redwork BOM Quilt this year! Redwork is the term used when working a pattern in basic embroidery stitches worked using red thread. It’s normally worked on white or natural-colored fabrics, and is usually finished as a quilt. Continue Reading “Redwork BOM Quilt”
Brighton Stitch is worked in two colors and is comprised of an upright cross stitch in the first color, framed by a group of diagonal stitches in a second color.
When the stitches are combines as shown below, the stitch makes a really pretty, textured filling stitch. You can also use the stitches individually, or in rows to make an interesting band.
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This week in the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL we are making the Santa block, which is made in separate sections including the head, left and right arms, the center body, head and legsections.The block forms the center of the quilt and is the largest block.
This is also the final block before assembling the quilt top. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 6”
Gather up all of your worn out or outgrown pairs of blue jeans and recycle them into a sturdy throw, perfect for picnics! This project works up quickly, and using ready-made, pre-packaged bias binding really cuts down on the time needed to make the throw.
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We’re already on Part 5 of the Christmas Memories Quilt SAL and have pieced the Reindeer Blocks, Holly Blocks and the Star Blocks. This week we’re cutting and stitching the two tall Tree Blocks that will flank each side of the center block.
To make the blocks, download the PDF pattern for Part 5. If you’ve missed and of the previous 3 parts, you can find them on the Christmas Memories SAL Main Page.Next, we’ll cut and assemble the two long Tree Blocks that will flank the center block. Continue Reading “Christmas Memories Quilt SAL – Part 5”