Authors: Patterns from AQS Authors
Stitch Sample by Karen Linduska
When you start a project that will have decorative stitching as surface embellishment, make a stitch sampler. Create a basted sandwich of the same top, batting, and backing materials as the quilt. Then sew each decorative stitch in a row with the thread you plan to use.
Mark the row with the thread name and weight, needle used, stitch, stitch length and width. Measure the sample before and after stitching it to note any take-up the stitching will cause in the quilt’s overall size.
Oak Leaf Swirl by Lynda Smith
Carolina Lily Block from “The Potting Shed Quilt”
Chimney Sweep Block from “The Funeral Parlor Quilt”
Butterflies Are Free to Fly by Barbara Holtzman
Friends at My Garden Gate Pattern by Betty Alderman
Grandmother’s Fan from “The Basement Quilt”
Catnip Tea Party by Betty Alderman
Lettering: Housework Makes You Ugly! by Teri Henderson Tope
DRAGON by Lone J. Minkkinen
Going Batty by Lone J. Minkkinen