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pastiche - n. [Fr] Artistic composition made up of bits from various sources.

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jaci lawson commented on Linda W. Odell's blog post Your Quilt Room
"My quilt room is about 11 x 11. I have a Bernina 530 Red Edition (Ruby), a Juki straight stitch set up as a front facing quilt machine with a sew steady, a bernina serger and a basic brother embroidery machine. I also have a featherweight collection…"
11 hours ago
Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) replied to RB's discussion Online Shopping
"I've shopped Green Fairy Quilts and do like them. I do most of my shopping at Connecting Threads. I really love their fabrics and threads."
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Online Shopping

I know there are lots of great places to shop online. Finding them can be pretty hit or miss. I found one worth sharing:  http://greenfairyquilts.com/They have great prices on precuts ($29…See More
21 hours ago
Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Thank you Joanne.  I still cannot use a thimble for anything but hand quilting. When I started hand quilting I learned to use a leather thimble, slowly working up to a metal one.  On these I used a metal topped silicone based one. Even…"
22 hours ago
Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Thank you RB.  The best place to start is with a small whole cloth, as there are no patchwork seams to get in the way.  When teaching hand quilting many teachers have you start out with a simple design drawn onto a plain piece of muslin…"
23 hours ago
Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Thank you Bonny."
23 hours ago
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Beautiful job Nancy. I envy those of you who have the stamina to hand quilt. Too slow for me. I would never get anything finished, And I have never mastered a thimble and without I am afraid there would be equal amounts of blood and thread."
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RB replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"These are beautiful! That's a lot of quilting in just 16 inches. I wonder if I could learn to enjoy hand quilting if I only had to focus on 16 inches. I should at least give it a try in prep for when Woodland Whimsy is ready for quilting.…"
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Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"I packed for mental health first! No laundry to do - my DH did it all so he could pack his clothes - my evil scheme worked! LOL"
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Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group Mug Rug Adventure
"Nancy - How clever of you to knock to items off your to-do with one mug rug."
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Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"They are terrific - thank you so much for sharing. Once day I may try hand quilting but not any time soon. For now, I'll just enjoy looking at the fine work that others like you do."
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Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"You've made some good progress on some big projects. Great job!"
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Kathryn Errante replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Making some progress-- 1. Quilt 9-Patch Mystery BOM-- Finish the quilting for daughter's anniversary, which was June 30th-- haha. She said not to worry about it not being done. Besides my previous stitching last month to stabilize the…"
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Another item to take off my list: 02) Finish the small blue whole cloth wall hanging, bind and soak to get the blue marking lines out. Take photos of it and the pink one completed in June. These are not the bast photos, and since they are wholecloth…"
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group Mug Rug Adventure
"The mug rug for July is "Scrap Fabric". Here is one I made awhile back using some pieces from a quilt I was getting ready to machine quilt with my walking foot.  I wanted to try out the thread and stitch I planned on using, so making…"
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Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"RB, many (but not all) ruler companies do number their rulers so they can be read in both directions for left or right handed use. Often it is that extra 1/2" added that throws me if I flip it while using. In the case of the bias cutting one,…"
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RB replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Good job getting back into it!"
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RB replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"I'm surprised they don't make rulers for left-handers. I'm often amazed at how many quilters are left handed, including Jenny Doan and Leah Day. Maybe consider marking your rulers with left handed markings of your own."
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RB replied to Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff)'s discussion July 2017 Quilting Goals
"Bonny, you are a girl after my own heart! Pack the essentials first... Laundry optional."
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Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group Scrap-it-Up, ROM Quilt
"Donna - Scrap-it-Up, ROM quilt project will run in the August 2017 through June 2018 issues of TQPM."
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Scrap-It-Up, ROM Quilt

This advanced beginner quilt is made almost entirely of the scraps you may already have in your scrap box.

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Cat Den Mountain Sampler

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Discussions

Online Shopping 1 Reply

I know there are lots of great places to shop online. Finding them can be pretty hit or miss. I found one worth sharing:  http://greenfairyquilts.com/They have great prices on precuts ($29…Continue

Started by RB in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) 20 hours ago.

July 2017 Quilting Goals 126 Replies

July is...HOT!Celebrating Canada Day... 150 years youngFireworks... Celebrating Independence Day in the U.S.A.Vacation... Relaxation... Enjoying LifeWhat sewing plans do you have to stay cool?Continue

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) 22 hours ago.

Sorry I am MIA 1 Reply

Sorry I haven't been on very much. We have been going through our very large storage unit. We bring home boxes which I go through during the week. There has been a lot of sorting, donating, throwing away and tons of shredding. I haven't been able to…Continue

Started by Veronica Norris (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on Sunday.

June 2017 Quilting Goals 138 Replies

June is...Summer solstice, the longest day of the yearTraditionally the month for WeddingsFather's DayFireflies at duskTime to slow down, and enjoy all the people, sights, and sounds around us.What are your quilting goals for this month?  Continue

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Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) Jul 1.

May 2017 Quilting Goals 203 Replies

May brings to my mind...May Day, baskets of flowers, candy, dancing around the May Pole. Mother's Day, remembering all the women who have been a mother to us, biologically, adopted, mentor, other.Prom, fancy dresses, tuxedos, how grown up the…Continue

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Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) Jun 2.

EQ Mystery quilt 4 Replies

Hey all you users of EQ7. I just finished working through the Skylights mystery quilt from DoYouEQ? (find it under the lessons tab). Of course I just did the EQ part, not the sewing part, but I enjoyed it a lot and I feel far less intimidated by the…Continue

Tags: Mystery, EQ

Started by RB in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) May 3.

Blog Posts

Your Quilt Room

Posted by Linda W. Odell on July 10, 2017 at 10:04am 11 Comments

Let's talk about your quilt room!  I'll talk mine if you talk about yours! Here's some items I would like to ask:

  1. Size of your room.
  2. How many machines do you have
    1. what kinds
    2. what's your favorite
    3. do you have some you have not used
  3. Is your room organized?
    1. your definition of organized
    2. can more than 1 persons work in your room
    3. TV
    4. Styling Wall
    5. Place to hang items
    6. rooms - 1, 2, 3 more
    7. closet
    8. other
  4. Favorite place to bind
  5. Your…
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Encouragement and Support

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on July 6, 2017 at 3:30pm 2 Comments

I came to quilting later than some but earlier than others. It is a forgiving and demanding hobby. It can provide frustration and accomplishment. Some quilting is slow and tedious but some is fast and carefree. The colors used can be somber and sedate or wild and ecstatic. These are the things that I love about this wonderful obsession I have. Having a supportive and embracing community such as Pattern Pastiche is an added bonus. No matter what, this group makes lemonade from everything. The kind words and thoughtful praise from others makes this adventure all the more fun!

Thank you everyone!

Help finding block 26

Posted by Debbie on June 3, 2017 at 5:11pm 3 Comments

Ok, I cannot find the block 26 and need help in discovering it's hidden location. Fortunately I  read through the rest of the notes and was able to locate #24 by going 2 clicks away from home. Does anyone have clues to help me, please.

Debbie - new to quilter's magazine.

Aliens from Side-Track

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on April 28, 2017 at 4:44pm 5 Comments

I wrote this as part of my entry in the "April 2017 Quilting Goals" discussion group, but thought I would also make it a blog post here.

My husband and I have a running joke: "I am often abducted by aliens from the planet Side-Track." We have determined I must be a very good candidate for what-ever experiments, or other learning experiences, they have in mind. Inevitably, I start out to do something, and find myself completing other tasks along the way. I eventually do get my original task accomplished, but sometimes it takes longer (because of the abduction) than expected.  Their favorite time to abduct me lately is when I am going into the kitchen to get a drink of water, but while there the dishwasher will get loaded or unloaded, a load of laundry will get sorted or started, the cats will get fresh water, the birdbath will get scrubbed, etc., etc. After a time, I return to the living room with my glass of ice water.

I say this as an introduction to what I have been able to accomplish in the last two days.  I measured and cut a piece of fabric I wanted to use for the backing for "On A Limb" table runner.  While I was preparing to fold up the remainder of the yardage, I thought it would be a good color to use in my 10th row of the "9-Patch Mystery".  So, I cut some 2" wide strips.  Then I cut some rust and darker brown strips.  Then I sorted through all of the scraps I have left from the pieces of white-on-white I have been using as my background, pulling all the 2" wide scraps, and 3-1/2" scraps.  I decided I needed to know if I had enough background scraps, which led me to the sewing machine to start piecing the 4-patch units.  First thing I know, I have finished Row 10!

1) Make 9th and 10th row of "9-Patch Rows Mystery"Both rows finished!

Luckily, those aliens remembered to bring me back today, as I was able to get my batting pressed (I hate packaged batting…

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Anniversary gift

Posted by Tomara Rhoden on April 7, 2017 at 8:00pm 5 Comments

I have the best hubby. He got me EQ7 for a late anniversary gift. He seen I had it on my wish list. Think maybe I'll add a long arm quilter to it.Maybe he will get that for our 45th in 2 years, Now have to learn how to use it.

What pics can I post on Pattern Pastiche?

Posted by RB on March 15, 2017 at 7:03pm 9 Comments

Someone just asked this question. It's a good question and, as with most things, I have an opinion I want to share. ;-}

I love TQPM and the great patterns I've collected and made, and lessons I've learned by reading it. I love it when people post pics of the projects they've finished that were first published in the magazine. Part of the fun of quilting is seeing the way someone else envisioned a pattern that had never occurred to me.

I also love Pattern Pastiche. I love the inspiration I get and the friends I've made. Part of that is seeing all the fun things our members are making. There seems to be endless variety of quilts and bags and toys and even clothes and cats that appear in the photo vaults of PP. I browse them regularly. I'm excited each time a new photo pops up because I know someone is opening part of their heart for all of us to look into, and I'm grateful to be trusted with that whether it's a prize winning quilt or a silly pet.

Thanks Cindy and staff for making PP a safe place to share and learn. My time here has drawn me out of sewing alone in my basement, into a whole new joyful world of quilting. Most of my quilting friends live inside my computer, but I enjoy the association I have with them as much as my Real Life friends. Please friends, share your quilty successes, no matter where they came from!

PS. No one should have to quilt alone. Come join us at chat times (listed in the far right column of the main page) for instant help if you need it, and maybe a laugh or two with new friends.

The Opportunity Quilt

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on February 27, 2017 at 2:52pm 7 Comments

 Every year my local quilt group makes an opportunity quilt that someone will have the privilege to take home with them at the end of our February quilt show.

This is the quilt that was made for the 2017 show:


Different members of the group were asked to make the hand appliquéd blocks.  Then the opportunity quilt committee set the blocks together and another member of the group did the exquisite custom machine quilting.  You cannot see it that well in this photo, but the outer edges of the quilt are scalloped and are finished with a double row of piping in lieu of a binding.  And no, I was not part of the membership that made this quilt, although I have made many pieced blocks for other opportunity quilts and was the chair and designer of a previous year's quilt.

At the end of the show, as the granddaughter of this year's committee chair was getting ready to draw the ticket out of the drum, I went to the microphone so I would be ready to announce the new owner's name when it was made known.  Someone called my name, and since I saw the ticket had been handed to the ticket committee chair, I asked "Who won?"  The answer: "Nancy Noah won."  Needless to say I was, and still am, in shock.

Like many people comment, I always get a ticket, but I never win anything.  

But one never knows.  The next time it may be your name that is called.

Donating quilts

Posted by Penny Brien on February 9, 2017 at 12:14pm 4 Comments

I love making quilts for a purpose.  Actually I just love making quilts for any reason, but especially if there is a purpose behind the quilt.

I have so many scraps left over from quilts that I have made for family and friends that I am now on a crusade to reduce the scrap stash in my sewing room.  That means making lots, and lots of quilts but having no final purpose for them.

This brought me to the conclusion that I should start donating quilts again so I have started looking through the small pieces of fleece I have and then making quilts according to the size fleece I have to back it (since I hate piecing a backing).  I have found I can now make 12 baby quilts from sizes 36 - 48 x 56 and 7 lap quilts approximately 55 x 68.  Awesome, but what about all those pieces 15x36 or 20x30 - well I found a solution for that too.  Kennel quilts!

I have joined the kennel quilt retreat in March and am stockpiling all of my backing pieces that would fit that bill.  I have contacted our local humane society and they are excited to get donations of quilts for the rescue animals and they told me that they need sizes 12 x 18 and 20 x 29 - so I am ecstatic because now I can make two sizes of kennel quilts and get rid of a ton of scrap pieces of fleece as well as all those smaller pieces of batting.  Hopefully along the way I will also acquire some new piecing techniques and find some new quilt blocks that I love.

I have several quilts that I have made in the last 6 months that I have not found a home for and those are going to our local charity to help homeless individuals in our school district.  They are going to receive several lap quilts next week and 3 twin size rag quilts that I made for grandchildren who decided they wanted a different color after they were made (it's not just women who constantly change their minds).  

I do not belong to a quilt guild or any kind of quilt group so this is all stuff I am doing on my own - however I am…

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