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Quilting Possibilities...Freehand Filler Patterns by Sue Patten. Here are three dozen traditional pieced blocks with full-sized worksheets that help identify the areas that need quilting. This is not your regular pattern book to be followed line-for-line. Learn how to enhance the main motif by combining different background designs - curls, swirls, and other machine quilting staples.

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Quilting Possibilities Freehand Filler Patterns

Quilting Possibilities
Freehand Filler Patterns

Author: Sue Patten
Pages: 95
Page size: 9" x 12"
Publisher: American Quilters' Society
Cover: Soft

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For freehand quilting success, explore quilting ideas rather than following patterns line-by-line!

  • Multiply the designs - Choose from our different categories: flames, feathers, spheres, and swirls, for an unlimited number of quilting ideas.Instruction Page
  • Additional filler patterns - 30 cornerstone and sashing strips plus 12 full-sized quilting patterns and a 5 background quilting ideas equal limitless possibilities.
  • Quilt as inspired - Three dozen traditional pieced blocks with 150 worksheets help identify the areas for quilting.
  • Sue's "tips and tricks" and her easy to follow stitching "suggestions" are highlighted throughout the book. She gently encourages quilters to be "consistently inconsistent."


Author Sue PattenAbout the Author

Sue Patten has been blazing her own trail through the quilting industry since she began piecing quilts and hand quilting in 1991. As her quilting style evolved, she plunged into machine quilting in 2000. As with every new challenge Sue faces, she embarked on her machine quilting journey with her natural energy and a hearty appetite for knowledge.

Now several years down the road, Sue has taken machine quilting to a new level and developed an edgy style that is totally unique to her. Along this voyage she discovered a new sense of fulfillment through teaching her techniques to other machine quilters. Sue now works out of her own longarm training studio in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada, where she teaches a wide range of classes to quilters on every level from beginners to more advanced. She also enjoys showcasing more innovative techniques that she is passionate about, such as "Cut Away," snippets techniques, and thread art. Not only does she teach in her own studio, but Sue is always on the move! She frequently travels throughout Canada, the United States, and Europe to educate others in the art of longarm machine quilting.


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Table of Contents

Introduction4Sashings & Cornerstones49
A Note to Readers5Orange Peel Variation50
Sue's Tips and Tricks6-8Mosaic No. 1752
Design Placement Suggestions9-14Double X No. 254
Single Spine9Hovering Hawks 56
Single Spine with Inside Fillers10Dutchman's Puzzle 58
Double Spine11Whirligig60
Double Spine with Fillers12Chinese Lantern 62
Floating Patterns13Lady of the Lake64
Background Fillers14The Windmill 66
Freehand Fillers15-19Log Cabin 68
Quilt as Inspired20-93Square in a Square70
Joseph's Cat20Around the World72
Four-Patch223 Petal Dresden Fan74
Nine-Patch26Double Pinwheel Whirls76
Snowball28Sashings & Cornerstones 77
Carrie Nation 306 Petal Dresden Fan78
Letter H 32Meadow Flowers 80
Indian Puzzle 34Wheel of Fortune82
Card Trick 36Dove in the Window84
Road to California38Star of the East86
Broken Wheel 40Optical Illusions 88
Mosaic No. 2142Grist Mill 90
Four X Variation44Blazing Star 92
Kansas Star 46Heart Flower II94
Black-Eyed Susan 48About the Author95

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