SPRING 2014 Web Extras!


Click the photo to download the PDF file with the templates

Shimmering Circles

This lesson from The Electric Quilt Company accompanies the Electric Quilt’s article, Modern Floral Quilts in EQ7, on page 82 in the Spring 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. Thanks Heidi Kory!
Click the photo to download the PDF.



TOTEM QUILT from CLOUD 9 Fabrics!

Bold, bright and beautiful! This quilt by Michelle Engel Bencsko uses paper piecing for exceptional accuracy and perfect points. Click on the photo for the free download!



WINTER 2014 Web Extras!

Marty Vint, our 2nd Place Winner in the 2013 Design Challenge, created the Ns and Outs quilt on page 72 in the Winter 2014 issue.  She also graciously offers anther layout version that you could use with the same blocks! Click the photo to download the pattern!

Ns and Outs Web Extra



Heidi Kory (www.electricquilt.com) is back with another EQ7 variation – this time FAMILY TREE to compliment her article on page 76! Click the image to download the instructions.

Modern Quilts 14-02 Winter Web Extra EQ7 Family Tree

FREE Patterns from our Fabric Company partners!

WINDHAM FABRICS   www.windhamfabrics.com

Black and White in Color designed by Ashley Newcomb of the blog Film in the Fridge. Featuring Sylvia and Mormor collections by Lotta Jansdotter. Click on the image to download the pattern!

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Finalist Blocks will be shared online in September. The top 3 block designs will be made into quilts and the instructions will be in the Fall, Winter and Spring issues.  Congratulations to all winners!


#1 Kathy Greer – Data Streaming 
Winner of a Silhouette cutting system
Kathy’s quilt and pattern using this block is featured in the Fall 2013 issue on page 74

#2 Marty Vint – N’s and Outs
Winner of a fabric pack from Cherrywood Fabrics
Marty’s quilt and pattern will appear in the Winter 2014 issue

#3 Ann Haley – Stripped to Pieces 
Winner of a selection of Pellon batting
Ann’s quilt and pattern will be featured in the Spring 2014 issue


Carolyn Burgess Hughey – Braided Block
Amanda Leins – Trippy
Denise Dubois – X Marks the Spot
Christa Watson – Parallel Lines
Laura Eggeman – Time Rolls On
Jan Ochterbeck – Running Around
Mary J. Puckett – Zippy Star
Chris Soper – Melrose
Donna Westerkamp – Nuts and Bolts

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Wow – we have a lot for you this issue!  Several FREE quilt patterns, an oversize messenger bag and more! Let’s begin:


Michele Muska and Darlene Zimmerman teamed up to teach us The Yin and Yang of Quilting: Using Traditional Tools for Modern Quilts, featuring EZ Quilting templates from Simplicity. Darlene took it a step farther and created a Hexagon Table Runner just for us! Click on the photo for the download:

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 Michele created an auction quilt for the Quilt Alliance, Ring of Fire. She states: “I am on the board of the non profit Quilt Alliance. This 20″-square quilt is my auction donation for the 2013 fundraiser on eBay in November where over 100 quilts are auctioned in 3 weeks. The Dresden happens to be my very favorite quilt pattern and since this one is an 18-degree wedge it takes 20 of them to make a full plate! Perfect, right?” Click the photo to read the Quilt Alliance story and get the free pattern!

Ring of Fire



Heidi Kory from Electric Quilt (www.electricquilt.com) gives several variations on Dresden Plate designs to enhance her article on Page 80. Click the photo to download the PDF for step-by-step directions! 


Patty Young and Emalee Grambo for MODKID offer a great messenger bag  in  the Fall issue (See CROSSBODY BAG on page 49). Here they show how to make a larger bag, for your laptop, business files or maybe to carry more FABRIC! Click the photo for the download!

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And now we have two quilts from our Fall Fabric Spread – Focus on Color (page 84). Click on the photos for the download files!

First up is SOLARA from ART GALLERY FABRICS, fabrics from the TULE line, designed by Leah Duncan.



And next we have the Free Spirit Astrid Quilt, designed by Lucy A. Fazely, using the fabric line Astrid by Erin McMorris for FREE SPIRIT FABRICS.




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In the SUMMER 2013 issue fabric spread, we shared the MODERNOLOGY fabrics, designed by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics. One fabric from the BIJOUX collection by Bari J. managed to jump into the picture! We decided to show you more of this fantastic collection, and also share a FREE PATTERN using the fabrics, courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics. The pattern is JEWELED WANDERER by Bari J. Click the QUILT PHOTOS to download the pattern! Click on the FABRIC PHOTO to see the complete collection.

BIJOUX collection by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
BIJOUX collection by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics


Jeweled Wanderer by Bari J.
Jeweled Wanderer by Bari J.


Jeweled Wanderer Instructions
Jeweled Wanderer Instructions

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Making the Atomic Age quilt by Casey York on page 23? Click the photo to download the FULL SIZE pattern layout!

Atomic Age by Casey York
Atomic Age by Casey York

WOW – We have loads of FREE PATTERNS this issue!  Two quilts from our fabric company partners (page 84), a downloadable pattern from Electric Quilt article Lady of the Lake (page 80), and extra pattern for the Silverware Caddy to compliment the Picnic in the Park quilt by Cathy Slatterly (page 56).

GARDEN DELIGHT (See Fresh Floral Picks fabric spread)

Delightful line by Swirly Girls Design for Michael Miller Fabrics (www.michaelmillerfabrics.com)

Garden Delight(796x1024)Click on the image to download the pattern

Just Bee Happy  (See Fresh Floral Picks fabric spread)

by Stitched Together Studios (https://www.facebook.com/StitchedTogetherStudios)

What’s the Buzz? collection by Greta Lynn for Kanvas, a division of Benartex LLC. (www.benartex.com)

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 Click on the image to download the pattern

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This EQ lesson from the Electric Quilt Company accompanies the Electric Quilt’s article, Lady of the Lake, on page 80 of the Summer 2013  Modern Quilts Unlimited. Follow the lessons to learn how to change a block into a quilt!    Click HERE to download the PDF file. Enjoy!  


Don’t have EQ7? Visit Electric Quilt at www.electricquilt.com for Free Shipping on your order!

Use the code FREESHIP

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SILVERWARE CADDY – If you loved the Picnic in the Park quilt by Cathy Slatterly, you will want to make the matching Silverware Caddy! Click the image for the downloadable instructions!

silverware cady


FRESH IDEAS! Block Challenge

Enter and WIN!! Click the image for entry rules. . . 




Refresher Course!

Download this FREE PDF of our Refresher Course article! Learn the basics and enhance your quilting experience.

Rotary Cutter


SPRING 2013 Correction

In the Fabric Spread, two fabrics were incorrectly identified.  The images with the correct product numbers are below, We apologize for the confusion.

ART GALLERY FABRICS  www.artgalleryfabrics.com 

Art Gallery - Carnaby Street CST-3205
Art Gallery – Carnaby Street CST-3205
Art Gallery - Floressence - FS-10024
Art Gallery – Floressence – FS-10024


Extra Pattern from the SPRING 2013 issue!

By Kerry Smith, Quilted by Marybeth O’Halloran, www.whitelotusquilting.com

We had so many patterns lined up for the Spring issue that they wouldn’t all fit in the magazine! But – we didn’t want you to miss out on the fun, so we decided to share an extra pattern here! Kerry Smith’s Al Fresco Dining Quilt is just the thing you need for a late Spring patio party…  Just click on the pattern to download the PDF file.


Transforming Standard Blocks in EQ7 

Ready to broaden your EQ7 skills? This EQ lesson from the Electric Quilt Company accompanies the Electric Quilt’s article, Stained Glass Windows, on page 86 in the Spring 2013 of Modern Quilts Unlimited. Learn to transform a standard Attic Quilts block into a new quilt!    Click HERE to download the PDF file. Enjoy!  





On pages 18-24 in the SPRING 2013 issue, Faith Jones from Fresh Lemons Quilts gives us a beautiful, Full-size quilt. Here she offers cutting instructions for two alternate sizes – Baby quilt and Twin-size. Click on the photo to download these additional instructions.



FREE PATTERN! Mod Circuitry by Elizabeth Dackman

Mod Circuitry

Click here to download the pattern!



As seen in the Silver Snowflakes article in the Winter 2013 issue. 

Silver Snowflakes

Get the FREE Lesson HERE!

Download the FREE Pattern HERE. (NOTE: The EQ7 program is required to open the pattern.)

EQFreeshipping (200x250)Don’t have EQ7? Visit Electric Quilt at www.electricquilt.com for Free Shipping on your order! Use the code FREESHIP



Seen in the Winter 2013 issue

Sewing Machine Cover 

Create this graphic, bright sewing machine cover quickly using our free pattern. 

Click HERE to download the PDF file.

machine cover 1 - Copy

machine cover 2 - Copy


Check out this free quilt pattern by Angela Walters!