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Gnome Sweet Gnome

Christmas Gnome Free Quilt Pattern


Most years I take a bit of time and create a small free Two Fabric Applique Style quilt pattern. Last year when I took photos of the Poinsettia quilt I had a couple cute little Christmas Gnome salt and pepper shakers in the photos and everyone was more interested in my little Gnomes than in the pattern so... I decided you needed a little Gnome of your very own. Here he is. He was very fun to make and I hope you like him.

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2 Fabric Applique Quilting Ideas

Spring Lilies 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

When we vend at Quilt Shows one of the things that customers enjoy is the fact they can see the samples and check out how they are quilted. There is only one thing that they all have in common and that is the fact that we always stitch in the ditch around the applique and then will do the rest of the quilting.

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Backyard Quilt Show

Backyard Quilt Show

Since we are unable to travel and attend Quilt Shows I wanted to create another video for you. This time I decided to hang all of our 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Samples in the backyard.

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May Customer Spotlight - Ellen Eastman

Woodland Lei Hawaiian Wall Quilt PatternHere is Ellen's Story:
I have been quilting since the late 1970’s and appliqué was my frustration and challenge. I took classes from Elly Sienkiewicz and Dierdra McElroy, became better at appliqué but it wasn’t until I took a one-day two-fabric appliqué class from Nancy Lee Chong that my “valleys”, inside curves and points became perfect.
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Art Deco Style

Hibiscus 2 Fabric Applique Quilt PatternThe bold, graphic nature of our 2 Fabric Applique Quilts brings this Hibiscus front and center.

Hibiscus blossoms range in color from white, to yellow, to deep purple, with every shade of red and orange in between. Choose the colors for your quilt that fit your decor. Make this one fast and easy with raw-edge applique; or fuse then machine-stitch it; or relax, take your time, and applique it by hand.
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Free Poinsettia 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

Thank you for an amazing 2019! I wanted to create a little something special for you, my wonderful customers. My gift to you is this 11" x 17" 2 Fabric Applique quilt pattern. Make the quilt top from just 2 fat quarters of fabric.

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My First Sewing Machine, NEW 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

My First Sewing Machine 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

I did not think this one would come together so quickly but it has. This is "My First Sewing Machine" 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern. It is available now...

This pattern was the result of teaching in Albany Oregon at Bolts to Blocks. I was teaching a Hawaiian Quilting Class and the students wanted me to return and teach a full size 2 Fabric Applique Class. One of the students requested a sewing related pattern, this started the wheels turning.
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New Special Batiks

I am very excited about these SPECIAL new fabrics. I have been working with Majestic Batik from here in Oregon to create some fabrics that you have been asking for!!! I am thrilled that I can now share the new fabrics with you and I have them available online. I have the yardage, fabric packs as well as the kits which include the pattern. These fabrics were created to resemble the fabrics which some of your favorite samples were made from.

Elephant Quilt Kit

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2 Fabric Applique quilts as lap quilts

Dog and Daisy 2 Fabric Applique quilt pattern

I decided to enlarge our Dog and Daisy 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern by 200% to create a 48" x 72" lap quilt. It is like making the 2 Fabric Applique on steroids. The pieces are all larger and there is a bit more stitching! But you know, I am really enjoying it. This was the piece I took with me when I traveled to Minnesota. I worked on it in the airplane as well as in the car.


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Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies 2 Fabric Applique Quilt patternCalla Lily, a stately, elegant flower often chosen for weddings.

With its straight lines, gentle curves and few points this quilt stitches up quickly, whether by hand or machine.
We most often think of Calla Lilies as being white, did you know they also grow in shades of yellow, orange, green, pink, lavender and deep dark purple? So, when you are deciding what color to make your Calla Lilies, any color will do!
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Customer adventures in applique

Butterflies 2 Fabric Applique Quilt by Karen K

While Nancy and I were in Puyallup we visited with Karen K. She is a long time customer and has made many of our wall hangings and when I say many, I mean 19 or 20 of the 2 Fabric Applique Patterns. She had just finished the Giraffe Family and the Elephants after having visited the real thing in Africa a year ago. She shared with us a bundle of fabric she purchased from a 4-H group selling fabric there in Puyallup, all you could READ MORE >
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Just Desserts 2 Fabric Applique Class

Just Desserts 2 Fabric Applique Quilt ClassI had an opportunity to teach a one day, 2 Fabric Applique Class at Threads that Bind Quilt Shop in Coos Bay Oregon.

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Laser Cut/Fused 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Kits

I have added Laser Cut Kits of some of our 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Kits. I currently have our top 5 selling patterns as Laser Cut Kits. You will fine kits for Herd of Turtles, Elephants, Giraffe Family, Dragonflies in Flight and Candlelight. Come take a look at the wonderful combinations.

These kits are perfect for that quick project. Since they are pre-fused and laser cut they are only appropriate for machine applique. Enjoy!

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Moon Dance NEW 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

Moon Dance 2 Fabric Applique Quilt PatternOne of the questions I was asked about when I vend at a show was: "I see you have a sun pattern where is the moon?"

This got me thinking.. This is Moon Dance and I designed it so it can be made all on it's own or you can create what I like to call the Celestial Eclipse Quilt by adding Sunshine. You can create a single quilt using 2 of the 2 Fabric Applique Patterns. I think this would be the perfect shower gift or for a child's room.

This pattern has is very special to me because I was able to design a pattern to coordinate with a pattern designed by Nancy Lee Chong. As most of you know Nancy is a friend of mine and she is the reason I learned needleturn and Hawaiian Quilting. It has been about 3 1/2 years since my husband and I became the owners of Pacific Rim Quilt Company and since then I have had some big shoes to fill stepping into such a well known and respected company. I finally feel like I am hitting my stride and able to bring some of me into the company. I have been able to do this with the day to day operation but even more important to me is the designing. Between quilting and designing this is the main reasons I wanted to become the owner. I guess Moon Dance is a symbol of combining the previous with the current Pacific Rim Quilt Company.

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Tiger Cubs 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

Tiger Cubs 2 Fabric Applique Quilt PatternThe newest edition to our Safari Quilts

Here is the pattern that has been the number one requested new design the last couple of years.

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Dragonflies in Flight for LaVeta Colorado

I hope all of you enjoyed your 4th of July.

Through the end of June I am going to be donating $2.00 from each Dragonflies in Flight 2 Fabric Applique Pattern that I sell to the LaVeta Fire District. I chose the Dragonflies in Flight 2 Fabric Applique Pattern because there are numerous Dragonflies that live in the area. Here are a few photos of them. These photos were taken by Polly Neldner of LaVeta Colorado.

You may be wondering why I want to do this, I have a strong family connection to this place. In 1995 my parents built a log home in the mountains between LaVeta and Cuchara in Southern Colorado

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Portland, Oregon

Rose Arbor 2 Fabric Applique Quilt Pattern

The official nickname for Portland Oregon is the city of Roses the Rose City. In 1889, the Portland Rose Society was founded, and promoted the planting of 20 miles of Portland's streets with roses in advance of the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. READ MORE >
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CBS Sunday Mornings and Sunshine

Here Come the Sun

How many of you watch CBS Sunday Morning?

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Needleturn Applique lessons at home

Dragonflies in Flight 2 fabric applique quilt pattern

We all lead busy lives. It is difficult to carve out time to take a quilting class, even when you have a good teacher in your area. Taking a class has its own challenges...being able to see what the teacher is doing, and then remembering what you learned days, weeks, or even years later. What's the solution? A DVD, of course. If your goal is to learn needleturn applique, or to improve your techniques we recommend our DVD: 2 Fabric Applique Quilts with Nancy Lee Chong. Why a DVD? It can be played over and over again while you practice your techniques; READ MORE >
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I want a Smaller, No a Larger Quilt

We are frequently asked if a wall-hanging pattern can be enlarged for a bed quilt. Or, if a bed quilt pattern can be reduced to make a wall-hanging. Here are our thoughts and suggestions.
In general, we design quilt patterns to be a specific size. We fill the available space with motifs and elements that are proportioned to that size. For a large quilt we can fill the space with more flowers, leaves or whatever the design elements are to create a pleasing arrangement that is typically more intricate than a smaller design. It is generally best to choose a pattern that you like from the patterns available in that size range. We believe you will be happier with the outcome.
If you want to make a small quilt larger: first consider these things:
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