Quilting Patterns

What is/are
 • p2psu
 • builders

Free Patterns
 • vines
 • builders
 • p2psu

Quilting Plans
 • Grandmother's
    Garden

 • Wholecloth
    Quilts

 • Irish Chain
    Quilts

Catalogue

How to use:
 • p2p sashes
 • builders
 • p2p triangles
 • other p2p
      patterns

 • p2psu
 • Letters, Names
     & Words

Teaching

 • Schedule

 • Class Descriptions

Patchwork Patterns

Free Patterns
 • Unsashed 5" Squares

Quilt Labels

Embroidery Patterns

Book
 • Stitch a Beaded Garden

Framing & Lacing Instructions

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What is p2psu *

p2psu is an abbreviation for 'point to point set up'.

•   it is a non-p2p pattern which has been reformatted so that
•   it can now be 'set up' or 'placed' in the same manner as a regular p2p pattern
- predetermine the height and then register the start and end points of the pattern,
along with as many repeats as required.

•  each block will still sew out as an individual block - but without sewing connecting lines between them - the p2p function is used only for pattern placement.

p2psu is a fast and accurate way to place quilting designs in a variety of areas where other methods could be cumbersome.

*Please note: currently Intelliquilters do not recognise p2psu formatting,
so they therefore cannot use this method of placing a design.

p2psu in  Sashes
p2psu sorts out any issues of 'tips' not meeting accurately at the intersections of sashes.

Like it or not, both your and your customers' eyes will always
be drawn to where those tips meet.
The usual way of making the tips look good here is by placing all the blocks
and then adjusting, rotating and otherwise 'fiddling' - until they look 'sort of OK'.

By using sashes formated as p2psu, accurate results are achieved by default.

p2psu in  Irish Chain 'sashes/chains'
again - it is the meeting of the 'tips' which is all important for a professional finish.

When using usual placement methods, 'block' boundaries are almost impossible to determine,
a 'pattern centre' registration point could be used, with blocks rotated to fit - fiddle, fiddle....
I know this from hours of bitter experience!

Placing the pattern using the p2p function is definitely the way to go!
The 'tips' always meet beautifully, and it is fast.
Just tell the machine the two things that you know: the height of the design and
where you want the points to meet.

p2psu in  Hexagons
this is another area where p2psu comes into its own.

Usually hours and hours have been spent piecing the quilt top
- and more often than not by hand!
It therefore deserves special quilting attention.

Patterns that have been designed for hexagonal areas look fantastic.
p2psu ones have the additional benefit of being able to be placed quickly and accurately.

Have a look at these patterns on the website (and in our catalogue)
where the registration points are clearly indicated.

p2psu in  Stars
with p2psu, it is usually the points where the star arms meet the star body
which are used as registration points for placing the design.

Sometimes patterns are for a complete star arm, sometimes for only half an arm.
Half arm patterns are especially useful when the stars are large
and only part can be quilted at once.

Placing a pattern using block boundaries for the star arms are very difficult,
so central registration of pattern is what is usually done, and then rotated to fit.



What are Builders

Builders are patterns where two passes (one forwards and one backwards)
of the same pattern are required in order to complete (or 'build') the design.

once they masqueraded as regular individual blocks
- having to be placed block by block, and
- sewing out block by block

now they have been reformatted into p2p patterns and therefore they
- can be quickly placed using the p2p function and
- will sew out continuously, just as a regular p2p pattern does.

Features Include
•   quick and accurate placement of the pattern using the p2p function
•   the main design elements/features will not stitch on top of each other
when the pattern crosses or turns on itself (see illustrations)
•   points at intersections meet perfectly
and isn't this what is always noticed - especially if they don't !
•   corners are self-turning
•   tie-offs are reduced to a minimum
•   if the machine head can get in and cornerstones (if there are any) are ignored,
then that whole area can be stitched in one run!

Builders are very, very useful patterns to have.
These patterns are usually abbreviated as 'bldr' in the Quilting Patterns area.
They are usually sold as sets.



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Free Patterns - quilting

These freebies are to let you see if my claims stack up for you!
•   vines and builders make extremely short work of sashes - once you use them there will be no looking back!
•   p2psu patterns are an absolute 'must have' in many circumstances - placement in what would normally be difficult areas is now a breeze.

I encourage you to download these sample patterns and give it a go.
They are in a zipped folder which contains instructions (written in Statler speak - but I think everyone will understand)
Also in the folder are some quilt outlines.
- they can be placed on your CAD screen to act as your 'quilt' on which to place the designs
- or they can be stitched out into mini quilts, or samplers, stitching a variety of designs into the outline
I have done this on many occassions. Customers love seeing them.
Also have a look in the gallery for examples of where these types of patterns have been used.


Sample vines (6)

Sample builder (5)

Sample Sash - Dbl Irish Chain p2psu


Download the appropriate pack by clicking below on the format you use
- qli for Statler Stitchers et al
- iqp files
- cqp files

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How to Use

Besiantra path

The links below take you to a pdf which you can download.
-- please note: these are for the personal use of the downloader only --

Using p2p Sashes

Using Builders

Using p2p Triangles
With so many uses for p2p triangles I have broken this up into sections.

Using Letters, Names & Words

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Quilting Plans

Clicking on an image opens it in a new window - but in a larger format and sometimes with instructions included.
Right click on the larger format image and you will be able to do a 'save as'.

Grandmother's Garden Quilts
This is where p2p and p2psu come into their own.
Pattern placement/registration was completed on these quilts using only the p2p function.
Shirley's Quilt
Shirley's Quilt
Traditional Grandmother's Garden
Traditional Grandmother's Garden
Willow Trails
Willow plan
Willow trails
Martina LeMoyne Stars
Martina LeMoyne Stars
Wholecloth Quilts Irish Chain Quilts
Wholecloth Feather Bars
Wholecloth Feather Bars
Quintuple Irish Chain quilting instructions and quilting plan for Statler Stitcher machines and other computerised machines
Quintuple Irish Chain (the Triple Irish Chain on steroids!
Jane Austen Quilts
Jane Austen Quilts

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Catalogue - quilting

Catalogue

Pages will be added below as they are available
- the date of the latest upload is placed alongside the name of each page
- from time to time check the date at the bottom of your printout to see if there is a later one available.
these are designed for printing - they do not look good on some browsers, but print well!


Types of Blocks
Jun 2015     16,25,36,49 Patch Underlying Grids
Jun 2015     Borders with Corners
May 2015     Chevrons
Aug 2013     Circles & Wreaths
Feb 2014     Clamshells: Blocks &e2e
Jun 2015     Crazy Stitches - for Apply function
May 2015     Double Wedding Ring variations
Nov 2011     Dresden Plates
Nov 2011     Edge to Edge
Sep 2014     Elongated Hexagons
Jun 2015     Flying Geese
May 2015     Frames
Jun 2015     Half Square triangles (hst)
Jun 2015     Hexagons & 60 deg triangles
Jun 2015     Hexagon Paths
Jan 2016     Hunter's Star
May 2015     Irish Chain Blocks
May 2015     Irish Chain Sashes
Mar 2013     Patchwork of the Crosses
Dec 2015 a     Metro Hoops
Oct 2013     Sashes
Mar 2013     Sashes around Circles
May 2015     Squares
Aug 2014     Squares - p2p
Aug 2014     Square in Squares
Aug 2014     Stars
Jun 2015     Triangles - p2p
Jun 2015     Triangles - non-p2p & p2psu
Jun 2015     Urban Beads & Pods

Families of Blocks
Aug 2011     Annie
Aug 2011     Apple Leaf
Oct 2011     Cables, Ropes & Plaits
Oct 2013     Celtic
Oct 2011     Elegance

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teaching p2p sashes teaching p2p sashes

Teaching

Schedule

Class Descriptions - Statler Stitcher classes

All classes are
•   demonstrated using SAM
•   illustrated with power point (or equivalent) photos
•   illustrated with completed samples
•   practised in class on your own SAM
- version 4.2 or later, but the new tricks of 6.0 will also be shown
•   able to be stitched on a machine should there be one available and time allowing
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•   full notes will be provided for the use of students
•   quilting projects and designs will be provided for use by class students
(all are able to be used on SAM, with many able to be stitched out)
•   various Quilt Outlines will be provided - these are what are used as a base to practise placing the regular designs on.
•   these classes are technique classes: while we will be using my designs, the techniques can be applied to other designers' patterns as well.

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Point to Point Possibilities - an overview
Point to Point techniques from the basic to those as you have never seen them before!
Quicker, more accurate and more effective customised quilting is now achievable
Customised quilting is so much more efficient with p2p patterns - and there are very few situations in which you cannot use a p2p pattern!
These are a series of 3 classes, starting with basic p2p techniques being covered and then quickly advancing to push the boundaries using the p2p function

teaching p2p sashes

teaching p2p sashes
4 right angled p2p triangles per block.
Based on a 36 patch grid - block is on point!

Point to Point Possibilities #1: Tantalising Triangles
2 hour class

You will learn how to utilize differing types of p2p triangles in many different areas - or even the same types of p2p triangles but reconfiguring them for a different area. This is a large step in being able to complete customised quilts quickly and accurately.
we will be covering:
•   what is a p2p pattern?
•   auditioning patterns,
•   what makes one better than another?
•   when to use 'Freeze Aspect' OFF and when to use it ON
•   the different types of p2p triangles - right angles, half square triangles,p2p along the baseline, p2p bottom to top, equilateral triangles, hexagons, ...
•   the different areas p2p triangles can be used in - regular triangles, corner and side setting triangles, borders, paths (Jewel Box, etc), squares, alternate squares, square in squares, background for stars (LeMoyne, Ohio, Sawtooth, 4 point, ...) fill for stars, hexagons, customised e2e, etc.
•   customised p2p triangles - for specific blocks: 9 patch grids, 16 patch grids, puss-in-the-corner, ...

Statler Stitcher classes on p2p sashes
right angled p2p triangles were used in the borders, star backgrounds and star fills.
The sash pattern was also p2p design. This sample is one of the class projects

teaching p2p sashes
Sides - hst, centre - FG triangles

teaching p2p sashes
right angled p2p triangles used in the cream paths.

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teaching p2p sashes
p2p squares zig-zagging up the columns
the border is also p2p pattern

Point to Point Possibilities #2: Sashes, borders, squares & more
2 hour class

In this class we take a look at other p2p patterns so that quick, accurate and effective customised quilting can be achieved in yet more areas.
•   firstly - a short basic overview of p2p
•   p2p squares: customised stitching of squares, including squares based on specific grids (9 patch, 16 patch, ...)
•   p2p borders and corners: expecially useful for quilts with a regular block setting, but how easy it is to place p2p borders on quilts without this type of setting will also be shown
•   p2p sashes: showing how sashes the full width of the quilt can be stitched in one pass (as in you do not have to come back and 'fill in the gaps'. Using design multiples. When and where a p2p sash might not be suitable.
•   when is a 'sash' a 'sash'? We will look at the obvious straight settings and on point settings - but then go on to look at the less obvious Irish Chains, Grandmother's Gardens, Jewel Box, Jacobs Ladders, ...

teaching p2p sashes
p2p shape - somewhat resembling a triangle. Only p2p patterns were used in the making of this quilt

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teaching how to use point to point setup p2psu
the p2p function was used to place all designs

teaching p2p sashes
all patterns were placed using the p2p function

Point to Point Possibilities #3: Builders, p2psu, et al
2 hour class

These are point to point techniques which push the boundaries.
This class includes techniques developed for unusal or what would normally be considered 'hard-to-do' places. Areas which are normally time-consuming, sometimes very time-consuming and darned near impossible! The Statler Stitcher p2p function can be put to work here making accurate pattern placement a snap - just don't tell your customers!

•   firstly - a short basic overview of p2p
•   'builders' - these are often designs which would normally be formatted as regular blocks, being placed and sewn as such. Now, with reformatting they become 'builders' using the p2p function to place the design and sewing in a continuous fashion from repeat to repeat. It requires 2 passes in each area to complete or 'build' the design, but the pattern placement is fast and accurate. Builders are usually used in sashes. If the machine head can get into an area and all the sashes are joined - that whole area can be quilted with only one start/finish.
•   p2psu: 'point to point setup' is where a regular block has been reformatted so that it can be placed using the p2p function, but it still sews out in a regular block fashion. This technique makes for faster block placement in and of itself - but is of even greater use when placing a design into what would often be considered 'awkward' areas. Grandmother's Gardens are now a breeze to custom quilt. There are many other applications as well such as sashes, DWR,elongated hexagons, stars, ....
•   unusual p2p and p2psu applications
- hexagons, diamonds, puss-in-the-corner, ...

teaching p2p sashes
For Grandmother's Garden quilts - all patterns can be placed using the p2p function

teaching how to use builders
a builder was used in the sashes around the circles

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teaching cross-hatching
Cross-hatching in the borders with cross-hatching and hatching in the setting triangles - a prizewinner!

Cross Hatching
2 hour class

Cross hatching is able to be used in many and various situations.
Its value is that while it adds another design element it also helps rest the eyes to showcase other aspects of the quilt.
This class covers:
•   cross hatching in blocks, triangles & borders
•   using trim cross hatching patterns
•   cross hatching in sashes
•   cross hatching large areas - including when roll-ups are required
•   how to choose the correct sized cross hatch pattern for your area
•   making square cross hatching into diamonds
•   double cross hatching, curved cross hatching, p2p cross hatching

Statler Stitcher classes on p2p sashes
This sample is one of the class projects.
covering: borders & corners, sashes, trim, curved x hatching, xx hatching, x hatch triangles

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Free Patterns - patchwork

Zeke's quilt A very quick, but very special quilt to make.  The quickness comes from the quilt construction itself:   sew some 5" squares together, add two borders.   The specialness comes with the addition of the name and date.   It is never going to be up for debate as to whom the quilt belongs!

A pattern is not really required, but it does give information on the finished size, how many squares and how much border fabric and binding will be required.

The pattern is for 9 sizes!

  • a little cot size (illustrated) 33" x 42" to
  • a much larger size of 47" x 65"

    * download pattern 1.1 Mb

Zeke and quilt Consider making this quilt for an adult: theming it for special interests - flowers, outdoors, purple passion...

Unlike the other patchwork patterns this one is free.   It can be freely distributed, shared and reprinted - in its original form - without alteration.   It may not, however, be sold.

ps:   Please think hard about pattern sharing (in other cases).
While sometimes it may not take long to think up an idea, it does take a while to sew it, quilt it and then write the pattern.   I try to get someone to test it as well.   This takes anywhere from 4 days to .....
Even if it did take just 4 days work to produce a pattern, at $5 - $10 per pattern many sales are required to make it worthwhile.

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Quilt Labels

Dbl Blue IT lbl       Granny lbl       Dbl Iris Fields lbl       Latice Blue lbl       Strip Bows lbl       Flower Fairy lbl

Labels are important!!!  Labels are important!!!   Labels are important!!!  Labels are important!!!   Labels are important!!! 

Basic Wording for Care Instructions:

for a cotton outer/cotton inner quilt

Cotton outer *, cotton inner *.
Fades in UV ** light.  Do not dryclean.
Wash gently, only as necessary, using wool shampoo *** in lukewarm water (preferably unchlorinated).
Minimal agitation while wet - hand only.  Spin to remove excess water. 
Do NOT tumble dry.  Support as much as possible while wet.

* Ensure you list as much information as possible about other fabrics, decorative effects, etc on the quilt.
Knowing what is on the inside of the quilt is important too.  This done, a person can then make better informed decisions about how they will care for the quilt.

** The reason I include the notation 'UV' in association with light is that the word 'UV' conjures up all sorts of horrible feelings; - and that is exactly what you want when people consider where the quilt is going to be used/displayed.  Light can do irrepairable damage to quilts - so it is a factor that needs to be given serious thought.

*** The reason I put 'shampoo' rather than 'detergent' is again about feelings.  Detergent has a much harsher feel than shampoo - and in reality it is much more likely to have a much harsher effect on the fabrics.   Hopefully, this wording will ensure that people think before, rather than after, washing the quilt.

What other information will you include?

  • Quilt title:   A title gives the quilt an identity - remember the time it has taken to make?  It is an important part of your life and part of your person.   Even if I don't have a title before it is quilted - I leave room to put one there afterwards.
  • Makers identity:   was it just you, or a group?  who are you?  will you put your full name?  any titles?   Did you also do the quilting:   if not, are you going to identify the quilter?
  • Country of origin:   where was this quilt made?  Maybe you were on vacation.  Maybe there is another quilter by the same name - more info is better than less.
  • Quilt date:   but which one?   fully complete?  finished piecing?  or finished quilting?   Some of my quilt tops sit for years before quilting - I usually give the two dates if they are a long way apart.
  • Quilt story:  why was the quilt made?   For someone?   Their relationship to you?   For an occassion?
  • If you are selling a quilt, there could well be regulations that have to be adhered to:  in New Zealand a quilt is classified as bedding and requires a care label to be attached in a manner so that it is there for its expected life.

The type of label you put on the quilt can also tell something about you.

  • I love embroidery (as well as quilting!) and giving new life to things which had been withdrawn from service.   Therefore, I am thrilled to be able to re-use embroidered doilies for this purpose.
  • I also like to hand-write labels.  I love hand-writing and lettering. I don't mind if it is hard to read - it is an important part of a person and makes you feel more connected to them.  Yes, even after hand-writing 300 or so labels, each label still takes some time - but I still feel it is worth it!
  • I want my labels to stay there, and not be removed - therefore they get attached to the backing before I do the quilting.

My great-grandmother did not label her quilts.  She made them just for 'everyday' quilts.  To be used, everyday, until they wore out.  The one she made for me did get used; and everyday for a while - but then it was relegated to the back cupboard.  Long after I left home and long after I took up quilting mother found it again when she was shifting house.  What a find!  But further information would have been gratefully received.   Little did Great-Granny know just how precious that quilt would become.

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Stitch A Beaded Garden

by Sharon Maxwell Kendall Perry

Stitch a Beaded Garden

The embroideries in this book have been composed over a number of years, and I am delighted that Leisure Arts have published them all in one volume.

There is a large range of sizes - from miniatures, to A4, to long samplers - and lots in between.

All are designed to fit into standard frames which are able to be purchased from gift shops, home stores as well as photographers and numerous other places.

If you lace and frame the embroideries yourself - they become a lot more cost effective.  This job is not as difficult as one might imagine, and I will place the instructions below on the website as soon as I am able.

Bead selection refinements:
The colour of the beads and linen you select for the embroideries is completely up to you.   Different selections give wonderful differing effects.

Mill Hill 02049 - Dark Basil.   I did not use these beads in the pictured samples.   The ones used were Iris Green, and they are widely available - although not from Mill Hill.
2mm bugle beads - dark Green.   Again - the ones I used were called Iris Green.
When you first see Iris Green beads - they do not actually look green, but rather a silvery grey.   It is not until they are stitched onto the linen, with the other beads and threads surrounding them that they are seen in all their glory.

Forget-me-not card   framed Gallaca Rose

Carnation Band

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Framing & Lacing - embroidery

to be added

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