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Patchwork Pulse Newsletter, Issue #031
February 20, 2012

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Patchwork Pulse, Issue #031
February 2012

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Greetings from Gloria

Hello, Everyone.

I hope you're all staying well. My family and I have been sick for the past several weeks. So, I haven't spent as much time working on my book or my newsletter as I would have preferred.

Speaking of my book, I'm still working on the finishing touches. My perfectionism gets in the way sometimes. But, it's to your benefit. You see, I create only high-quality products. I figure it this way: If I'm going to...Read more

Monofilament Thread: Is it a Good Idea?

Monofilament Thread
Sometimes, eager beginners want to use monofiliament thread for quilting. The main reason for this request? They want to hide their stitches. And, while I do understand their intentions, I usually steer them away from this idea.

Monofilament thread looks like fishing line, but it's a finer weight. It's clear and it's usually made from polyester or nylon. Since it's not made from natural...Read more

Free Pattern of the Month: Ten Little Things Quiet Book

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Book Size: 11 3/4" x 13 3/4"

Your children or grandchildren will adore this soft, cozy "quiet-time" book. The "Ten Little Things" fabric line features numbers and pictures of owls, toy trucks and other whimsical objects. Children can practice counting and writing their numbers. They'll cherish this book and the memories it creates for a long time.

Tips for Terrific Quilting!

I thought it would be fun to share some tips and shortcuts with you each month. Some will save you time, and others will perfect your sewing skills. So, let's get started, shall we?

P.S. Do you have a tip or shortcut to share? If so, please let me know, and I'll post it in an upcoming newsletter. Thanks!



Attach Binding Without Pins. Instead of using pins to attach your binding, try Binding Clips. Binding clips look just like those metal hair clips. But, these little gems are wonderful for securing your binding strips to your quilt.

They're fast and easy to adjust, because they quickly snap open and shut. Best of all, there's no sharp points to stab your delicate fingers.



Tame Tangled Binding Strips. Save the empty cardboard...Read more

Until next month, happy quilting!

Kindly,




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