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Quilting the Illusion Squares Free Pattern with Leah Day

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If you’re a fan of our Tonga Treats, you know that every package comes with a free pattern inside. For Treat-Minis (5″ Squares), that pattern is Illusion Squares. At approximately 25″, it makes for a fabulous beginner project – use it as a baby quilt, table topper, oversized pillow, or wall hanging!

This is also a perfect pattern for those who want to get more practice free motion quilting. The piecing goes by in a flash, so you can get quilting in no time. We like to stitch up a few tops at a time, to make a stash of practice quilts — they make great last-minute gifts too!

When you pick up a Tonga Treat with free pattern inside, you have everything you need to put together a fabulous quilt top. But don’t stop there and toss it in your UFO drawer. Quilt it!

We teamed up with Leah Day of The Free Motion Quilting Project, the biggest quilt-it-yourself cheerleader we could think of. Her website, book, and videos are fabulous resources for those who want to FMQ at home – any quilt, big or small. This week, Leah filmed a tutorial to show just how easy it can be to finish those Tonga Treat free patterns on a domestic sewing machine. With practice, you’ll be breezing through those UFO’s in two shakes!

Leah used Sharp Stippling on this quilt. Find more quilting designs here, and be sure to spend some time exploring LeahDay.com for more quilting resources, video tutorials, and supplies. Be sure to subscribe to her YouTube channel as well.

Leah used Treat Minis from the new Tonga Petals collection by Judy and Judel Niemeyer of Quiltworx. We the vibrant colors and textures!

Ask for these Tonga Treat Minis at your local quilt shop or favorite online retailer today.

Look for these NEW Tonga Treat Minis in stores later this Spring!

Happy quilting!

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Illusion Squares Pattern – Clockwise from upper Left: Pinata, Whisper, Topaz, Lakeshore