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Over the Rainbow Patchwork BOM Challenge

Have fun with this 12-month Over the Rainbow patchwork BOM Challenge!Each month, you will be presented with a new BOM. The challenge? You will not receive fabric requirements because each block can be made with scrap fabrics you have on hand. Also,…See More
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"Willow Foster's baby quilt - my last grand child born on May 19, 2015.  this is the baby quilt I made for her."
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Cindy Mccoy (TQPM staff) commented on TQPM's group TQPM EQ Creativity Call
"A new block is ready for download! Log into your account at Once you are in, click "TQPM EQ Creativity Call" in the LEFT side bar. Don't forget to share your blocks once you make…"
Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group Chocolate Stars
"I am with Bonny. Not sure what fabric I will use. Will decide after the fabric requirements become available. I know I want to use stash, so it may even end up scrappy."
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Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) commented on TQPM's group At the Cantina
"Reeze you know I am in. Can't resist any of your patterns."
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Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s discussion Binding: Straight of Grain or Bias and How do you Attach?
Karen Wright replied to Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s discussion Binding: Straight of Grain or Bias and How do you Attach?
"Bonnie, I have a Baby Lock Mollie and the foot is a standard bias binding foot for Mollie and some of the other Baby Lock machines. I am sorry but the machine is downstairs and I haven't been able to go down since February."
Karen Wright replied to Claire Currier's discussion Rulers
"Bonnie, Yes, that is the video I meant. I think it's a very good way of showing the basic rulers for a beginner."
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Claire Currier's discussion Rulers
"Karen, is this the video you mentioned? Quilting Rulers: How Many Do I Need? It is a nice intro to basic ruler needs. I find Mary Fons to be quirky and fun."
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) left a comment for Karen Wright
"Welcome to Pattern Pastiche! Let me know if you have any questions. When you upload a profile picture, you may join the Fat Quarter Fun group. Cindy's posts tell you what you need to do to win a fat quarter. Be sure to join the group for any…"
Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) replied to Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s discussion Binding: Straight of Grain or Bias and How do you Attach?
"Thank you for your input, Karen. I'm interested in the presser foot you use. Could you share some more information about it? What brand of machine is it for, what does it look like, etc.? You can upload a picture of it using the 2nd icon from…"
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Mini Block of the Month

This little 12-month BOM by Nancy Richoux is just what the doctor ordered to keep your creative juices flowing all year long! Plan to take a short break each month and spend a little time finding the perfect print(s) for that month’s block. Best of…See More
Karen Wright replied to Claire Currier's discussion Rulers
"YouTube has a Quilty episode that addresses this issue. Find it by searching for YouTube for Fons and Porter. Karen Wright"
Karen Wright replied to Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep)'s discussion Looking for suggestions
"You could also use the tool used to score glass or the thick plastic that is sold in hardware stores. Karen in Ohio"
Karen Wright replied to Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep)'s discussion Binding: Straight of Grain or Bias and How do you Attach?
"I always use bias binding. Because of severe arthritis I found a presser foot specifically designed for my sewing machine to apply binding all the way around at one time. Karen in Ohio"
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Chocolate Stars

Sindy Rodenmayer’s Chocolate Stars is a beautiful quilt featuring 12 different pieced stars. The simple, four-color palette (plus the background neutral) makes it easy to customize this quilt to your liking. Consider hitting your stash and pulling together scraps in the colors you choose.

Click here to join Sindy in this fun BOM!

At the Cantina

At the Cantina is a happy, bold appliqué BOM by Reeze Hanson from Morning Glory Designs. This project consists of seven blocks. Some of the blocks differ from each other only in color or size and some are triangular!

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Bonus Pattern

Stepping Stones table runner bonus pattern.

Group is open to new members from May 1st to May 30th, 2015.

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Earl Grey Diamond Mosaic Mystery

We begin a new mystery quilt, Earl Grey Diamond Mosaic, by Nan Baker. Invoking the grandeur of the old world in a bold and beautiful setting and using a modern color palette, Nan has created a design that is sure to stand the test of time. You won’t want to pass up the opportunity to make this stunning quilt.

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Fat Quarter Fun

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

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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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Binding: Straight of Grain or Bias and How do you Attach? 18 Replies

I'm interested in finding our what sort of binding folks use. I know you have to use bias binding for any curves but what out for quilts with square edges. Many patterns seem to opt for straight binding but I had learned that bias binding was…Continue

Started by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on Monday.

Rulers 33 Replies

What are the best rulers for a beginner to buy? There are so many choices, I am completely overwhelmed! Thank you for your help.ClaireContinue

Started by Claire Currier in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Karen Wright on Monday.

Looking for suggestions 10 Replies

Whew! My arm and hand are killing me.I had to make templates for a quilt I am making. I usually just use paper ones but I want to make this quilt again so decided to use template plastic.The one I used was the heavy duty. Man is it thick. Rotary…Continue

Started by Joanne Maner (PeePs Rep) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Karen Wright on Sunday.

MAY 2015 UFO Challenge 19 Replies

May Day! May Day!Do those words bring to mind May poles with brightly colored ribbons, or perhaps a gift left at the door, a quick knock, and a fast flight away so the recipient could not catch the giver?Or do they denote panic, the need for…Continue

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

2015 UFO Challenge, April (No time to fool around) 19 Replies

It's April, and there is not much time to fool around while working on some of our UFO projects.  Spring is here and there might be more obstacles (like spending time outside and doing yard work) but sewing  is still an important and necessary part…Continue

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Started by Nancy - Cat Lady (TQPM staff) in Members' Discussions. Last reply by Jennifer Smith May 11.

2015 UFO Challenge, March Edition 32 Replies

Time to look at our UFOs, and decide which ones we would like to tackle and hopefully complete this month.Let us share our goals with one another here.Continue

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

Blog Posts

Cat Den Mountain Quilts

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on April 4, 2015 at 9:59pm 5 Comments

This week I applied to the state of New Hampshire for the trade name Cat Den Mountain Quilts. My application was approved. I can officially use that as a business name now.

I happen to live on the side of Cat Den Mountain in southwestern NH and I plan to do all things quilts. That will include making them, designing patterns to publish/sell, and teaching others the joy of quilting.

At some point I would like to be involved in the design of fabric collections but I will need someone artistic to work with me on that. I have a few people in mind to fill that role. For now, I'm sticking with making quilting and dabbling in designing. 

New member

Posted by Patricia Cash on March 20, 2015 at 1:30pm 2 Comments

Hello,  I am Patricia and a new quilter.  I am looking forward to information and stitchers on this group.


Posted by Rita A on March 19, 2015 at 7:27am 0 Comments

It seems progress is happening and eventually I will be having the hand and elbow surgeries.

Already had one physical.  It was one thorough physical.. they took my bp.  That was it in the physical side.  They did list meds and allergies.

I have another physical At Rex Hosp next Wed. I think it is the 25th, then the surgery will be on April 2.

I will be so glad to have it over with be able to pick things up, gain strength and be able to be normal again.

Please, on April 2 at 12 :00  send up a little prayer and good thoughts that all goes well and fixes all the arm/hand problems I've been having.

Our pressure cooker went out.  Someone, Not Me!,  let it boil dry and burned meat onto the bottom.  That warped the lid.

the other little one we had blew up when I was using it.   It didn't call for enough water for the use.

then my cell phone went out.  Wouldn't ring when a call came it.  It would let me see who the message was from but wouldn't let me read the message.

It doesn't rain, it does snow.

We managed to sell the tread mill, and think we have the sofa sold.. oh! Please let it happen!

Must get on into the day.  Work up a little talk about QoV, get picts of all the pillow cases I've made.. Finished I think13, and the others are waiting for me to  pick the contrast and hem fabrics.  I call the hem the compliment fabric.

Or, they are just waiting for me to finish the last seams.

Sometimes You Just Can't Sleep

Posted by Bonny Peters (PeePs Rep) on March 19, 2015 at 12:39am 6 Comments

Went to bed a reasonable time and lay awake so now I'm up and puttering away on my laptop. I was working on the directions for making a quilt I designed before I headed in and now my mind sin a whirl.

Thought I'd give an update on our construction project. We are officially done with the contractor. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean the construction is done. We are doing the painting. That job is almost done. Maybe 1 or at most 2 days would be enough to finish what is left to be done. The hard part is that you need a tall ladder and that makes the work more challenging.

The other tasks are the baseboard and the storage  cubbies. We are staining the storage cubbies so they take a bit more work. having to stain and varnish both sides of a piece of wood adds to the time needed to get it done. I tried staining one of the cubbies when it was all together and we decided it would be easier and look better if we stained before assembly. There are 5 cubbies in all. Right now 2 of them are half together. The rest are lying in pieces in some stage of staining/varnishing.

We want to get all of this work done before the 27th. On the 27th a new queen sleeper sofa gets delivered for the new room. We don't want construction fumes and dust around the new furniture so our time is running out. We are also getting an adjustable base for our bed on that day. I promised my husband that he could have complete control. I'm hoping it will help with his sleep apnea. He sleeps fine in his recliner so it should help.

Well, I ned to try and get some sleep. Hopefully, the second time will be the charm.

Busy Week

Posted by Rita A on March 10, 2015 at 8:02am 0 Comments

Well, I do have the Orphan Block Quilt ready to fix a couple spots. the borders ready to sew on the QoV top, and think I'm going to strip apply a border  (that is add on with back turned right side up, batting lain along the edge of the back, then add the top right side Down along the same edge  Stitch the 1/4" seam, turn right sides out and press.  Easy way to add a border if one is needed after it's quilted) and I have the labels.  Hand writing is really bad these last few days, including today, so I'm not hand printing them out yet.

My next project is going to be a scrappy bricks, blocks being cut 3" by 6".  I think first thing I have to do is get him to the post office, too.

The bricks can be the red white and blue scrappy or all scrappy from all colors.

Working on this danged computer.. it finally let me down-load the camera and now won't let me edit or fix.. grrrrrrrr gonna do them both in before long.

Have a wonderful day. We are to be near 70, and possible showers.

May God Bless y'all

Too many UFO's

Posted by Christine Stamcoff on February 19, 2015 at 12:27pm 1 Comment

How do you decide which UFO's are done next?

Life's the Pits and theBlessings

Posted by Rita A on February 17, 2015 at 5:04am 1 Comment

I really am in a quandrey.  ROFL, I have an old Viking Serger that runs well but we need to adjust it.  Can't do that as the language on it is Hebrew or Asian..   We've tried to get a overlock stitch and can't find the dials to use.  I had an inexpensive Walmart Serger I just sold to a friend since he was able to get the Elna Serger to work well again.  Then suddenly one thread kept breaking, the top looper.  In trying to get it threaded Himself broke a piece off one looper section.l  Ergo, Elna doesn't work.

Decided yesterday to get a new one.  We got a Janome, and I love it!

Now I have    pillowcases to finish and can do that in just a couple of days.

I woke up this morning to about an inch of snow on the deck, and 22 degree outdoors and 54 indoors.  I had to turn the furnace on this morning, and the small electric heaters, too.

We will be having fits of snow and ice till about midnight.. Please, prayers and safety and health to/for all.  This is a bad storm. with snow, and Ice.

Now I feel like all together again, with a working galley of machines, and I can get more done.

The ECA was to have a catered dinner last night and Recognition Night, and it was canceled due to the weather.

Coming home from Hancock's Fabrics last night, we were in some heavy snow, then it petered out to nothing the last 10 miles or so.

I have to have a finished quilt for Sat. the Guild wants a promotional picture.  I have NO idea what to do about my hair.  It needed a cut at the New Year, so I'm really getting shaggy.  Maybe a bonnet with all the frills. well maybe a baseball cap.  lololol.\

In spite of this very long cold spell,   my bulbs are beginning to sprout.. The pink Daffy and some hyacinth.. I have yellow crocus blooming.  so pretty.  We also planted some artificial flowers.. just can't stand that barren yard any more!  I have to move a few around, as it looks like…


Busy time

Posted by Rita A on February 1, 2015 at 9:36am 0 Comments

I don't know why I have the feeling of Needing to be Busy, and am somehow keeping up with it.

I will finish the assembly of and start the quilting of one top, keep working on the QoV chevron strips, keep working on the scrappy chevron, work on blocks of red/white/blue for QoV, and finishing the quilt I have on the frame. 

I love variety in most everything, quilting, eating, clothing, etc.

My Back is preventing me from sitting still very long, about 15 min. is max right now, so using 2 dsm, the APQS long arm machine, and cutting at the kitchen counter.  Keeps me moving and anything but bored.

I continue trying to get the camera and computeer to talk to each other.  It's not working very well.



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