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Decorating with quilts. Includes tip on display, care, using quilt patterns in crafts, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1994 (v.72#3) pg. 83

Advice on how to remove stamping marks from prestamped embroidery and quilt blocks.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Apr 1991 (v.37#1) pg. 22

Apple Pie quilt pattern and sewing instructions. Similar to the Shoofly Pie pattern of Amish quilters.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #125 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 74

"Alpine Flowers" quilting motifs. Four motifs are combined in various ways to form four borders and eight blocks.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #218 Jan 1990 (v.21#1) pg. 22

Trio of classic English quilting designs. (1) Pair of Scissors. (2) Hairbrush. (3) Honeysuckle Leaf.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #218 Jan 1990 (v.21#1) pg. 44

"Roses of Lancaster" quilting motifs and suggestions for four blocks and two borders that incorporate the motifs.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #222 May 1990 (v.21#5) pg. 22

"Colorado Columbines" quilting motif. Five blocks and two borders that use this motif are shown.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #223 Jun 1990 (v.21#6) pg. 24

"Harvest Moonflower" quilting motif. Three blocks and two borders using two versions of the motif are shown.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #226 Oct 1990 (v.21#9) pg. 23

"Autumn Quilting" motif. Three borders and four blocks created using the motif are shown.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #227 Nov 1990 (v.21#10) pg. 30

"Nancy Cabot" quilting column in the Chicago Tribune newspaper during the 1930s, 1940s recalled. Article includes pattern for "Hearts and Flowers" applique' quilt block.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #229 Jan-Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 22

Two pieced quilt blocks from the "Nancy Cabot" column of the Chicago Tribune. Both are 10" blocks with curved seams. (1) "Windblown Daisy" is also known as "Hearts and Gizzards," "Martha's Choise," and "Springtime Blossoms." (2) "Double Poppy."
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #229 Jan-Feb 1991 (v.22#1) pg. 24

Six 12" quilt block patterns with Alaska themes. (1) "Sitka." (2) "Klondike Star". (3) "North Star". (4) "Polaris Star". (5) "Forget-Me-Not". (6) "Tall Pine Tree," which can also be used as a border.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #230 Mar 1991 (v.22#2) pg. 30

Quilt blocks pattern from Oregon and the Oregon Trail. Includes patterns for a small quilt, 48"x 48", called "Trail of the Pioneers", a 70"x70" "Frontier Beauty" quilt and for seven quilt blocks. (1) "Oregon Daisy". (2) "Lewis and Clark". (3) "Salem". (4) "Grape Vine". (5) "Wagon Tracks". (6) "54-40 or Fight". (7) "Columbia Puzzle".
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #231 Apr 1991 (v.22#3) pg. 22

"Tulip" block patterns drawn from nineteenth-century album quilts. Patterns for four blocks are furnished.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #232 May 1991 (v.22#4) pg. 38

"Tumbling Tulips" quilting motif is incorporated in four blocks and four borders.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #233 Jun 1991 (v.22#5) pg. 14

"Fancy Flower" applique' quilt block patterns based on the style of the mid 19th century Baltimore Album quilts. Part 3. Finishing touches.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #233 Jun 1991 (v.22#5) pg. 18

Quilt patterns from the Aunt Martha Studios that were popular in the 1930s are viewed. Block patterns are furnished for (1) "True Lover's Link", (2) "Diamond Solitare", (3) "Wedding Ring Bouquet", and (4) "Faithful Circle".
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #233 Jun 1991 (v.22#5) pg. 42

Vermont block patterns. Includes patterns for seven blocks with a Vermont theme: (1)and (2) "Vermont", (3) "Maple Leaf", (4) "Montpelier", (5 "Clover Blossom", (6) "Hills of Vermont", and (7) "Clover." Instructions for three quilts that use these blocks are also included: "Hills of Vermont," 37"x 37"; "Vermont Sampler," 44"x 44", and "New England Summer," 40"x 40".
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #234 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.22#6) pg. 32

Pet portraits in patchwork. An explanation of a graph-into-squares method for translating a photograph of a pet into a quilt.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #234 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.22#6) pg. 37

Quilting motifs from the "Nancy Page" newspaper columns of the 1930s. (1) A dove motif for a block. (2) A small cable border motif. (3) A larger border motif of overlapping, concentric circles.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #236 Oct 1991 (v.22#8) pg. 16

A summary of some old quilt block patterns named indirectly for Christopher Columbus and his voyage in 1492. Eleven patterns are furnished: (1) and (2) "Columbia". (3) "Ocean Wave". (4) "Ships at Sea". (5) "Trip Around The World". (6) "The Ship". (7) "Compass". (8) "Sailor's Joy". (9) "Indian Puzzle". (10) "Queen's Star". (11) "Pride of Italy".
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #236 Oct 1991 (v.22#8) pg. 46

Easy lessons for beginners on hand quilting. Tips on how to use traditional and printed patterns.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #236 Oct 1991 (v.22#8) pg. 60

Quilting motifs for the Christmas season. (1) "Christmas Dove" motif and patterns that use it for a block, a border and a triangle. (2) "Hark the Herald Angels" motif and patterns for two squares and two borders.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #237 Nov 1991 (v.22#9) pg. 16

"Seminole Basket" quilt block is made using strip-piecing.
QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE #238 Dec 1991 (v.22#10) pg. 16

Celtic quilting design is a copy of a stained glass window in the Church of the Holy Name in Dublin, Ireland.
QUILTING TODAY #16 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 38

Quilting designs inspired by tin ceiling tile motifs. Includes tips on using freezer paper to create whitework designs, and on quilting to make the background recede or to accentuate a design.
QUILTING TODAY #17 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 12

Creating quilting designs with paper folding and cutting. Explains how to make 6- and 8-point folds, cut snowflake designs and linked border motifs, and how to cut a stencil.
QUILTING TODAY #17 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 57

Simplified pattern for some of the hearts, fans and escutcheon quilting motifs from the Mayflower quilt, a 375-year-old heirloom quilt made in Westbury, England, that is believed to have been brought to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the Mayflower in December 1620.
QUILTING TODAY #18 Apr-May 1990 pg. 20

Tips on using a computer as a design tool in quiltmaking.
QUILTING TODAY #18 Apr-May 1990 pg. 39

On-the-fold quilting motifs. Tips on designing quilting motifs by cutting paper stencils on the fold and then transferring the design to cardboard or plastic for a working stencil.
QUILTING TODAY #21 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 62

"Cornucopia and pear" quilting design.
QUILTING TODAY #22 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 50

"Arrowhead" and "Windswept Blossoms" quilting patterns.
QUILTMAKER #18 Spring 1990 (v.9#1) pg. 37

"Light Touch" and "Leafy Vine" quilting patterns.
QUILTMAKER #19 Summer 1990 (v.9#2) pg. 39

Two "Floral Spray" quilting patterns.
QUILTMAKER #20 Fall 1990 (v.9#3) pg. 39

A method for figuring out a repeat-pattern border design for hooked rugs and quilts.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 10

Quilt geometry. How to design a non-rectangular quilt with blocks made up from a variey of geometric shapes. Insert explains how to cut a continuous bias strip.
THREADS #27 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 50

A shortcut method for making perfect hexagons for quilt pieces.
THREADS #28 Apr-May 1990 pg. 15

Using the computer as a quilt-design tool.
THREADS #29 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 54

Quilting makes the quilt. How to design a whole-cloth quilt made from a solid expanse of unprinted fabric. Advice on designing, making full-sized patterns, background quilting, fabrics and marking the quilt top. Includes quilting design and templates for Queen Mary Quilt.
THREADS #33 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 50

Dots and dashes. Quilting experiments in the art of stippling. Includes patterns and sequence for checkerboard, diamond, herringbone, fan and alternating scallop stipple designs.
THREADS #35 Jun-Jul 1991 pg. 58

In the nature of a curve. Quilting designs. How to fit spirals, arcs and circles into a rectangle. Details on how to work with half-circle templates.
THREADS #37 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 66

An intricate quilt from simple blocks. How to plan a pattern for screen-printing motif blocks.
THREADS #45 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 58

Three tips for making and using quilting templates.
THREADS #46 Apr-May 1993 pg. 10

Beyond square quilt blocks. A look at the design possibilities of a triangular grid. Instructions for drawing curves on a triangle.
THREADS #48 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 36
Added Info THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 4

Quilts with photographic memories. How to use a color laser photocopier and heat transfer paper to reproduce treasured family photos in fabric form and make them the center of quilt blocks.
THREADS #49 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 40
Added Info THREADS #50 Dec 1993-Jan 1994 pg. 6
Added Info THREADS #51 Feb-Mar 1994 pg. 6

Geometry for quilters. Advice on selecting a compass and other drafting tools for use in quilt design. Drawings show how to use a compass and straightedge to draw a square, divide a square into 8 or 16 parts, and make an 8-pointed star whose points hit the sides of the square.
THREADS #52 Apr-May 1994 pg. 52

How to make a portable quilt design board.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 16

Quilting with novelty prints. A guide to mastering the elements of scale, contrast and hue for a successful blend of fabrics.
THREADS #53 Jun-Jul 1994 pg. 33

Simplifying shapes for quilt design. Example shows how a columbine flower design is reduced to its essentials. Includes tips for hand applique with a running stitch.
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 46

Suggestions for combining seemingly unrelated fabrics together in a "Story Quilt."
THREADS #54 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 70

Technicolor quilts. Techniques for developing a color sense.
THREADS #56 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 48

Waking up appliqued quilts. How choice of print and color gives life and dimension to traditional embroidery designs.
THREADS #58 Apr-May 1995 pg. 54

Quilts. Success with stripes. Advice on how to arrange the bold graphics of stripes to either reinforce or break up a design.
THREADS #62 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 63

Machine-quilting in continuous-stitch designs. Information on creating a design "map", making design-transfer templates, quilt-top marking tips, pinning and basting, thread selection and quilting sequences. Includes a pattern for "Spring Crossings" border.
THREADS #64 Apr-May 1996 pg. 58

Quilts with something to say. Four ways to stitch words and letter shapes into quilts.
THREADS #65 Jun-Jul 1996 pg. 57

Tip suggests how to make a studio pin wall for composing quilt designs.
THREADS #67 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 16

Symmetry for quilters. How to transform a single motif into endless quilting and applique designs.
THREADS #71 Jun-Jul 1997 pg. 52

A color workshop. A series of exercises that teach how to work with color in both garments and quilts.
THREADS #82 Apr-May 1999 pg. 36

Three floral quilting motifs. (1) Daffodil. (2) Tulip. (3) Rose.

Quilting with stencils. General instructions and quilting designs by Gloria Hartley.
TRADITIONAL QUILTWORKS #7 Apr-May 1990 pg. 8, 42

Quilting designs from the collection of Jack Braunstein.
TRADITIONAL QUILTWORKS #7 Apr-May 1990 pg. 20, 45

Tips on selecting a quilting pattern that fits your abilities.

"Pumpkin and vine" quilting motif.
TRADITIONAL QUILTWORKS #10 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 19

Two cat motif quilting designs.
TRADITIONAL QUILTWORKS #10 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 39

Four "leaf" motif quilting patterns.
TRADITIONAL QUILTWORKS #10 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 48