Pattern Pastiche

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



Latest Activity

Rosemary Martens left a comment for Lorrie Ramsay
"Not yet still in the making stage, will show a picture when I get a few done..."
9 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Thanks again, and I'll be working on my block now!  Goodnight!"
10 hours ago
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"yippee!  tenacity provides reward.  Congratulations!"
10 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Cindy,  I got it!  I got it!  All I had to do was right click after I heard that click and it opened a new menu.  I chose open in new window and walaa.  I got the pattern.  Thanks, I sure have egg on my face now!"
10 hours ago
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10 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"No, but I'll keep trying, I can email Norton and maybe someone will contact me.  Thank you for your help and I need to stop for now and do some reading so I'll let you know if I get in."
10 hours ago
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"I am sorry, but I do not know anything about Norton.  Do you have a geeky friend that could come over look at it?"
10 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Yes, I used jpeg files.  That is what I always use cause that is the easiest file for me to work with. Maybe I should try to contact Norton?"
10 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"I just tried and I couldn't figure out how to do it.  I have Norton 360.  Do you know what they call it in that program?"
10 hours ago
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"ah...yea...those popup blockers are nice, but sometimes that miss up normal surfing.  Can you turn the popup blocker off for a second to see?"
10 hours ago
Lorrie Ramsay left a comment for Rosemary Martens
"Snowman Angel ornaments... sounds interesting... got a pic to show? :) "
10 hours ago
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Charlotte, make sure the picture file is a *.jpg or *.gif file.  Is it?"
10 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"I'm sure it is probably a popupblocker of some sort because of the click.  I will keep trying.  It will get fixed one of these trys.  I appreciate your help."
10 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Well, I tried to upload a photo and I could not.  It keeps saying try another photo.  I don't know what to try next."
11 hours ago
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Charlotte I am Not sure why you can't get Block 1. I just did exactly as it says above. The file is there and opened for me."
11 hours ago
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Charlotte, go to and log in.  You will find a link to "In the Beginning" in the Left side bar.  Her are reasons the login may not work: A popup blocker, virus protection, or…"
11 hours ago
Charlotte Thompson commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"I still can't get to the first block.  When I follow Cindy's instructions it clicks like It is blocked?   Does that make sense?  I have tried and tried.  What am I doing wrong? "
11 hours ago
Rosemary Martens commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Thanks Cindy, and everyone else for your welcome.. I am having trouble  putting in a picture... I've tried several and feel they may be to large that's why they won't load, but don't know how to make them smaller. Any…"
11 hours ago
Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Welcome Gail and Rosemary!  Great to have you join us."
11 hours ago
Rosemary Martens commented on TQPM's group In the Beginning
"Gail has convinced me I ought to sign up for this group also, as if we don't have enough to do. Yesterday I stuffed 75 snowman angel ornaments...I have all the wings cut out already but need to sew up the stuffing hole and trim them a bit... I…"
11 hours ago

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Fat Quarter Fun

Each month we give away 5 pre-washed fat quarters.

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Flying Balloon Zoo BOM

Barbara used easy fusible appliqué to create each block of Flying Balloon Zoo BOM. Choose your favorite machine stitch to quickly finish the edges; then the fun begins.

Click here to join Barbara in this lifting project.

TQPM EQ Creativity Call

TQPM presents an exciting new program for EQ designers and block lovers!

You do not need to have EQ to make the blocks.

You do not need to be an advanced EQ designer to submit a block.

This is a bonus project for TQPM subscribers.

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TQPM 2014 Quilting Retreat

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Sun., Oct. 5 to Thurs., Oct. 9

Benefits of the retreat:

  • Get a free retreat quilt pattern.
  • Enjoy regular posts/pictures/updates.
  • Take part in daily chat sessions.
  • Chance to win a door prize.

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In the Beginning BOM

Cindy Mccoy’s In the Beginning was designed to help beginning quilters refine their skills, but it’s bold, simple design will appeal to quilters of all skill levels.

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Needle-Turn Appliqué: Hints, Tips and Advice 16 Replies

Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep)  and I have been having a discussion about needle-turn appliqué.  I know there are a lot of members of Pattern Pastiche who use this method of…Continue

Tags: needle-turn appliqué

Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) yesterday.

Flying Ballon Zoo: On the Fence? 10 Replies

Flying Balloon Zoo:  On the Fence? I was on the fence with this one as well. I am a tester for TQPM and when this pattern came up for testing I was undecided as to whether to sign up for it. I had a few other projects on the go and wasn't sure if…Continue

Started by Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) Sep 5.

Does anyone have a Thompson Mini Walking Foot Sewing Machine?

I somehow got an "Instruction Manual for Model PW-201 Thompson Mini Walking Foot Sewing Mahcine"and if any of you have one and need a perfectly preserved manual which includes parts list etc.Just send me your address and I'll be glad to mail it to…Continue

Started by Marion Jonker in Members' Discussions Aug 13.

Tug Boat Quilt from April 8 Replies

I finally got the  Photo loaded of the Tug Boat quilt I made  from the April  issue I think for my Sister's Great Grandson. In the Photo's  I hope I did it right.  Carol Morgan in Delaware Continue

Started by Carol Morgan in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Lynda Van Haren Aug 13.

Quilting Dilemma and Procrastination 8 Replies

Ok, so I am sitting here at the computer, taking a break from crawling around on the floor marking a quilt so I can start quilting it.  It is hot outside and humid and I am putting off turning on the air conditioner.So as I sit here procrastinating,…Continue

Started by Barbara Douglas (TQPM Staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Barbara Douglas (TQPM Staff) Aug 7.

Do you have a Thompson Mini Walking Foot sewing Machine #PW-201 2 Replies

Found this manual at a thrift shop - if anyone has this machine and needs the manual, please write me and I'll be glad to send it to you.   best wishes,  MarionContinue

Started by Marion Jonker in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Marion Jonker Aug 2.

Blog Posts

What I Hate about quilt making!

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on June 15, 2014 at 4:30pm 23 Comments

I believe I have found the one thing that I hate the most about quilt making: ironing yardage of fabric after it comes from the washer and dryer!

I am in the process of ironing 10 (ten) yards I recently purchased for a current project.  Even though I was able to cut it into three segments, that is still a lot of yardage to iron.

And yes, I have to wash it.  Terrible thing, you know, to be allergic to some of the chemicals used in your avocation.

Is there something you hate about quilt making?

Drowning in Stash

Posted by Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) on April 25, 2014 at 12:04pm 6 Comments

Well I am looking for a piece of border print fabric today. Since I haven't been able to find it, I did the dreaded . I started taking fabric out of a 5'x2' closet that has stretched out into the room. Now covering an area about 5"x8"x6" high. Some of it is in boxes. Some in ziplocks. But most just stacked.

Here is a picture of what I have removed so far.

Frantic, thou name is ...

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on April 10, 2014 at 2:23pm 1 Comment

I am trying to work through a pile of UFOs that have been resting on my flannel board for ages.  A number of them are tops that I have pieced as I have been testing patterns for The Quilt Pattern Magazine as well as other designers.  So far this year I have removed and quilted thirteen items. Admittedly most of them have been table runners, table toppers or small wall hangings, but they are now finished!

Today I removed the top three pieces and laid them aside briefly so I could see what was under them.  These three are lap sized or larger and will require a larger area cleaned up on my cutting table before I can get them pin basted for quilting.

Under them I found three table toppers that had been pieced and were waiting for the appliqué pieces to be added before they are ready to quilt.  In the pile of fabric I have stacked on and next to my cutting table, I found the section that went with these three tops.  I normally do not put the fabric away until the top is finished, or at least until the piecing is done and the binding is made and the top is ready to quilt.  We will discuss piles of fabric at another time.

However, the pattern was not with the fabric.  Nor was it in my pile of paperwork.   And since this was not a TQPM pattern it was not available on my computer.  One of the benefits of TQPM, I could have gone back to the issue it was in and downloaded it again.


Luckily, after a little more digging I found one of my  plastic storage containers that had the fabric I was using to make bias for the stems.  It also contained my bias tape makers.  And on the bottom of the container I located the directions for the tops with the applique templates.


Now, I just need to make more quarter-inch bias for the stems, get everything cut out, find matching thread, and then I can have a nice relaxing hand appliqué project to do in the evenings.

Question:  Do you…


In the Beginning

Posted by Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) on April 3, 2014 at 7:55pm 3 Comments

I have been working all day on a beginner project.  It is for the newsletter after the "Around a Star" mystery.  Boy am I all tuckered out!  And I am only half way done.  I hope to finish it tomorrow.

Batting frustrations (and I do not mean baseball)

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on April 1, 2014 at 1:26pm 1 Comment

I have been trying to use up scraps of batting lately as I have been quilting table runners and smaller projects.  Today I was going to baste a table runner that measures 40" x 22".  I have a piece of black batting that would be perfect, only it measures 44" x 21-3/4".  Not enough of a difference to piece some more onto it as I will often do.

Guess this one goes back into the pile and I will have search for some more appropriately sized piece(s).

Welcome to Quilted Inspirations

Posted by Karen Rogers on March 9, 2014 at 6:52pm 0 Comments

Just finding time to share a little of what I do as a quilt designer, teacher, retreat coordinator, wife, mom and Nana.

Please visit my website and my blog and check out some of my creations.  

I am currently teaching at our amazing local quilt shop Quilter's Haven Below is the class I will be sharing. This is one of my original designs using the traditional "School House" Block. Also, is a banner I put together to compliment my quilt. Then, I put a twist on another "School House" quilt with a primary theme with a number of learning  factors, such as colors, letters, shapes and soon to be numbers. Just need to get it quilted.  Stop in at my website and blog and I hope you enjoy what I love to do! I am hoping to be more diligent in my posts and keeping you up to date with what I do.  Be sure to checkout my up-coming retreats.…

mystery quilt link

Posted by jamie crowe on December 31, 2013 at 7:31am 1 Comment

Hi Cindy

I clicked on the link for the new mystery quilt that is starting in January as instructed on the main page.  The new page has nothing on it about the new mystery quilt, am I missing something?


Husband on TV!

Posted by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) on December 9, 2013 at 10:55am 2 Comments

Just wanted to share with you all a video clip of my dear Husband that aired on our local television station.

It was a early (and cold!) Saturday morning when we made our trek to the station for this live interview.

Hope you enjoy.  And if you are so inclined, please visit our website and see all of the beautiful ornaments we have to offer.



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