Posted Jan 25, 2017: Sew-Along Essentials
Why I am doing this: Basically, this sew-along is meant to be informal. It is for me personally to get this quilt made for my daughter’s room. At any given time, I have about 10 samples waiting for me to make happen, and so often times, “my” projects end up being on the wayside. I thought doing a sew-along with friends will keep me at least somewhat accountable to make this quilt happen. :) THAT said, my pace will be much slower than indicated than what is being presented in the 6-part instructions set. Some of you have expressed you are doubtful you could keep up…. I think with the “reduced” demand, you should be able to keep up with no problem. :)
Fabrics and Pattern: You don’t have to use my fabrics of choice, which are the Bleecker Street fabrics. Download pattern instructions here.
I am also using Aurifil’s Marmalade floss collection for the embroidery portion of the quilt. You may check with your local Aurifil dealer to order/purchase the floss. Online shops that are selling the thread pack are:
#1. Cinnamon’s Quilt Shoppe here.
#2. You may contact www.followthatthread.com to order.
#3. Pumpkinvine Corner (scroll down to the bottom of order page) here.
* The quilt and floss kits are available from http://thimblemouseandspouse.com. Feel free to email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org to order the supplies.
* Quilt kits from http://www.northerncomfortquilts.com/sales-and-specials
* Fabrics from Quiltropolis.
* Quilt kits from Hancocks of Paducah.
BASIC RULES: I will post on the 15th of every month with what I have made — and that can be used as a basis as what you will want to accomplish between the 15th of that month and the 13th of the following month. For example, I will post my first portion done with tips for you on Feb 15th. You have till March 13th to make your block/units and email me a picture of your work. I will also email to remind you to email me your pictures. Your pictures will be shared in my subsequent blog posts about our sew-along fun! I am thinking that we will have another giveaway of FABRICS at the end of the sew-along!!!
And if you have a blog or on social media, I would love for you to share your work as well!
YOU CAN JOIN IN ANYTIME – JUST EMAIL ME TO LET ME KNOW!!!