Hello from Christine Thresh.
Here are my quilt patterns for sale, and some FREE paper piecing patterns.


To order by credit card or by mail click on the images: credit cardsmail


Kate & Friends: Paper Pieced People

Kate and Friends pattern cover Meet Kate and her friends. Click on the pattern cover at the left and see Kate full size. These small people are just the thing for a family reunion quilt. The women are 8.25", the men are 9", the girls are 5.25" and the boys are 5.5". If you have always wanted to be a fashion designer, now is your chance. Mix and match sleeves, bodices, skirts, pants, shorts, and even hairdos. Your scrap bag is your treasure chest for making these paper pieced people. There are over 60 master foundations to copy.

These are more fun than paper dolls

. Small people Title: Kate and FriendsThis pattern is for experienced paper piecers or a very determined beginner. Click on the little people here to see a larger image

The Kate & Friends pattern sells for $9.00, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

Going Around in Circles Again

Green Bamboo quilttable runnerGoing Around in Circles Again cover

These circles are so much fun to make. The circles can be used for making an absolutely easy Double Wedding Ring quilt, or use them for table runners, pillows, and picture frames. The example at the left does not look like granny's DWR, but you can make a traditional one with these circles. You won't have to struggle with curved piecing or "footballs" or "melons." The cicles can be sewn to background fabric with a simple running stitch or appliqued by machine. The circles are smooth around the edges so no needle turning is required if you want to hand applique. Six pages in COLOR make the directions very clear. The circles are paper foundation pieced.

circle spinningThe pattern was tested by 24 quilters in a swap and they liked it. Click on the spinning circle to see some examples of creative circles.

The pattern sells for $7.50, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

Three sizes Sally's leafFamily Gathering Tree quilt Family Gathering Tree quilts are made for memories.

Family Gathering Tree Quilts

Family faces printed on fabric peek out from the leaves in the trees. The quilt on the left is 55" x 59" and has 61 family photos in the log cabin leaves.The pattern also includes a 45 "leaf" quilt and a 27 "leaf" quilt. You can make the size that's right for your family.

There are two basic templates in the pattern and the rest of the patches are rotary cut. To learn about how our family gathering quilt came to be go to Don't tell Butch. The pattern sells for $8.50, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

Elephant AnimationElephants Around title

Elephants Around Block The Elephants Around block is a generous 24" x 24". Elephants gather around and their trunks form a traditional snail's trail block. Your purchase of this pattern will contribute 25¢ to the Elephant Sanctuary where old, sick, or needy elephants from zoos and circuses roam free. Bright block

One block will make a fine wall hanging, while nine of them will make a nice throw quilt. The large block is template pieced. Elephants Around blocks looks splendid in batiks or you can make them in bright colors to delight a child. The pattern sells for $8.00, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

My Dog and Your Dog
Five My Dog BlocksMy Dog and Your Dog pattern.

This pattern has templates for the basic dog face, nose, shoulders, and background. And, paper piecing foundations are included too! You customize your block using fabric to match your dog's fur and then add the appropriate ears. Seven (7) ear templates and two tongue templates are included.

The basic block is 6" x 8" finished. You can make a wall quilt featuring your friends' and neighbors' dog faces, or you can make one special framed portrait of your dog. The pattern sells for $8.00, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

BUTTERFLY DANCE

Butterfly Dance quilt animation Make a Butterfly Dance quilt for your favorite little girl, or make a full-size quilt so butterflies will dance in your dreams.

The 3-Dimensional butterflies dancing in curves and arcs make this quilt a delight. Yes curves, but no curved piecing. Simple straight piecing is all that's required. The butterflies are securely sewn in the seams, not tacked on.

The basic block is 12" finished. The dimensional butterflies are 3 1/4". Four flower motifs for quilting are included, too.

Butterfly Dance blocks are conventionally pieced using templates. The pattern sells for $8.50, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

Log Cabin in the Snow quilt

LOG CABIN IN THE SNOW QUILT

What a dream -- your own cozy log cabin. The finished quilt is 39-inches by 39-inches. It is hung on point.

The Log Cabin in the Snow quilt pattern is conventionally pieced using templates for the cabin block and rotary strip cutting for the snow, sky, and trees. The pattern sells for $8, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

Jan Howard's Bra Wallhanging Two bra blocks

Bra Block

A fun pattern.

The Bra Block is 12-inches by 12-inches finished size. Three different Bra Quilt designs are included in the pattern. Seven color pages make the instructions for the blocks and quilts very clear. Jan Howard made the wallhanging at the right.

The Bra Block is rotary cut, for the most part, with two templates for the bra cups (small and large). To see three quilt layouts click HERE . The pattern sells for $7.50, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

FEATHERWEIGHT WALLHANGING

Featherweight wallhanging Featherweight Wallhanging pattern (26" x 26") Here is the perfect wallhanging for your sewing room. Or, when you are away from home you can let everyone know you love your Featherweight by using the center block (16 x 16") alone on the back of your vest. The FW block is conventionally pieced with templates. The spools are paper pieced. (45 foundations in the packet). $9.00, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)
or print mail order form, click here: mail


Book Block library quilt

Book Block for the Library Quilt

Book Block (12-inches by 7 1/2-inches finished). The Book Block was designed for a block swap in 1994. Twenty-four quilters traded blocks and made bookshelf quilts. Every quilt was different because the quilters stocked their "shelves" in their special ways and used different fabrics to "build the case." The block can be conventionally pieced or paper pieced. Templates and foundations for both methods are included. Another interpretation of the bookshelf quilt can be seen at Betty Reyolds' site Whose Library?


The pattern is $6, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail


Face blocks

FACE BLOCK PATTERN

These Face Blocks are from the We the People quilt, completed September 6, 2002. To see the quilt and read the stories about the blocks visit the We the People page. The quilt was on display at the Pacific International Quilt Festival XI. It represents the diversity of America with faces such as: Cotton Boll Face, Irish Face, Music Face, Rescue Face, Indian Corn Face, Flag-waving Face, and even a Quilter Face.

These perky Face Blocks can be used for many quilt projects. They can be embellished with hair, earrings, glasses, a mustache, or a beauty mark. It's up to you. A finished Face Block is 5-1/2-inches by 8-1/2-inches. The pattern has both paper piecing foundations and templates. There are instructions for making your own We the People quilt. The pattern sells for $8, U.S. shipping $1.50. (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)

or print mail order form, click here: mail

Yellow Jackets, Loose Ties, Present

Six Dancing Boots

Dancing Boots

(9-inch finished -- templates) There are four different boots to make with this pattern packet: left kick, right kick, standing right, and standing left. You can arrange them in many ways for your quilt, and if you enjoy dancing perhaps you can do a whole line dance sequence. To see Dancing Boots in a quilt top click here. $6 (California residents must add 8.5% tax.)
or print mail order form, click here: mail

credit cards

Retailers click here



Free Paper Piecing Patterns and a Free Paper Piecing Primer

For the Free Paper Piecing Primer click on the arrow. Paper Piecing Primer site

Three ribbonsClick on the Three Ribbons for a free foundation pattern.

American flagClick on the American Flag for three free foundation patterns.

Canadian FlagClick on the Canadian Flag for a free foundation pattern.

Chimney Sweep Friendship BlockClick on the Chimney Sweep Block for a free 6-inch foundation pattern.

Posy Pots in a RowClick on the Posy Pots in a Row for a free foundation pattern.

Baby Boot blockClick on the Baby Boot for free 4-inch foundation patterns.

Morning gloryClick on the Morning Glory for a free 4-inch foundation pattern.

Margaret's DaisyClick on the Daisy for a free 3-inch foundation pattern.

Heart in Hand blockClick on the Heart in Hand for free foundation patterns.

Baby Food JarsClick on the Baby Food Jars for a free 3-inch pattern.

corn candy Paper Pieced Corn Candy Click on the corn candy for a free 3-inch pattern.

Click on the Cup or the Piece of Cake for a free 3-inch foundation for paper piecing.


Animated egg hatch Baby Chick and Eggs (3-inch by 3-inch foundations). These blocks can be used to make a centerpiece table mat or a very small wall hanging called A Dozen Eggs. Whoops! There Are Only Eleven.

Click on the hatching egg for the free foundation patterns.


Go back to Home Page or send e-mail christine@winnowing.com
Page maintained by Christine Thresh, christine@winnowing.com Copyright © 1997-- 2011 Christine Thresh. Created: 6/29/97 Updated:12/31/2012