Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 30


Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 30 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital W and lowercase w blocks in the 30th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital W block by Christopher of The Tatooed Quilter

Christopher made his Capital W block using Confetti Cotton Solids by Riley Blake Designs.

Lowercase w block by Jennie T. of Porch Swing Quilts

Jennie T. made her lowercase w block using Prairie by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.


We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on May 5 for Week 31 of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!


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Sew Sampler Reveal April 2018

Welcome to the reveal of our 2nd Birthday Bash Sew Sampler box. We are sew thankful for each and every member we have had in the past few years. Let’s celebrate and unwrap the contents of our April box! If you are not yet subscribed, we would love for you to join this monthly party but be sure you do soon so you can receive our May box.

Palm Canyon Aruba Half Roll by Violet Craft for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

The Aruba colorway of the Palm Canyon collection by Violet Craft makes a bold statement with black, turquoise and pops of citrusy lemon in atomic retro-inspired geometrics.

This Half Roll is the perfect companion for the 54 40′ quilt pattern included in your box this month.
View the entire collection here.

For the first time EVER, we are offering you the option to purchase an exclusive Half Roll in an alternate colorway! Simply substitute the Palm Canyon Aruba with the Palm Canyon Creamsicle for a sweet, peachy pink to go with your tart citrusy lemon!

The 54 40′ Plus Quilt Template Set
Only available in the April 2018 Sew Sampler Box

This three-piece clear acrylic templates set is designed especially to make the beautiful stars in the 54 40′ quilt. Peel off the clear protective layer before using and follow the cutting instructions in the quilt pattern.

Making this beautiful quilt is just a starting point. You can continue to use them to make blocks for future quilts.

Clover Marbled Glass Head Pins by Clover

Marbled Glass Head Pins feature heat-resistant glass heads in vibrant marbled colors. These straight pins are made of steel and glass and are suitable for your sewing and quilting needs. These pins come in an adorable, re-closable case for your convenience.

Olfa Endurance One Pack 45mm Rotary Blade by Olfa

The Olfa Endurance Blade cuts up to six layers of fabric at a time. Because this blade is made of a special quality steel, it retains its sharp edge and cuts twice as long as the original, thus saving you time and money!

The Barn Block Fusible Suede Label
Only available in the April 2018 Sew Sampler Box

Commemorate the start of a new Sew Sampler Quilt Along with a special exclusive tag! This fusible ultrasuede tag is printed with the first block of the Barn Block quilt and adds a striking finishing touch to any sewing project.

The 54 40′ Quilt Pattern designed by Violet Craft
Sew Sampler Exclusive

See stars in a whole new way with this eye-catching quilt pattern by Violet Craft! Known for her stellar creations, the 54 40′ is a great way to stretch your quilting legs into this special technique. Create spectacular half-rectangle triangle stars with no fuss using the included printed templates or the 54 40′ acrylic template set.

Sew Sampler April 2018 54 40′ Plus Finishing Kit

The April 54 40′ Plus Finishing Kit includes background, borders and binding (3.5 yards total) needed to finish the quilt at 52″ x 66″. Pick up this finishing kit to use with either the Aruba or Creamsicle colorways.

Barn Block Recipe #1 by Sew Sampler

Join us as we travel the countryside and make twelve unique and inspiring Barn Blocks! If you are sewing along with us, be sure to share your quilt with us on social media using the following hashtag:  #BARNBLOCKQUILT

Don’t wait to pick up a Barn Block Quilt Kit as well as a coordinating Aurifil Barn Block Thread Pack to get started!