Today we’re sew excited to debut our Sewcialites Quilt Along! We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options!
SEW together, STAY together
It’s difficult to see our quilty community in person right now, but we can SEW together to STAY together! This quilt along is a chance for quilters all around the world to connect each week for a regular sewing spree, try a variety of blocks, and celebrate every single amazing quilt in progress. There is nothing that warms our heart like fabric and friends, so spread the word!
How does it work?
We’ll release one block every Friday, starting on Friday, September 25, 2020 and ending on Friday, June 25, 2021. Make a date with us each Friday for a new block pattern on our blog, and see Kimberly show hers on our YouTube Livestream the same day. Each designer will also post their block on that day too!
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But it’s never too late to start – join us at any time! The suggested fabric requirements and all the block patterns released so far will be posted on the Sewcialites Landing Page so be sure to bookmark it for later reference.
Kimberly started her quilt with a Fat Quarter Bundle of Homestead by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics and a Sewcialites Accent Fat Quarter Bundle for the half square triangles that go into finishing the quilt. She’s using 20708-36 (from On the Farm by Stacy Iest Hsu) for background, 24097-25 for binding and 24090-15 for backing (both from Homestead by April Rosenthal).
If you are after a different look, we have a page of fabric recommendations HERE with different fabric styles and great background fabric options. Please note that some of the collections come out after the quilt along starts.
Some of our FQS staffers are joining the quilt along! They’re sewing from a variety of collections.
How hard is the Sewcialites quilt?
The Sewcialites quilt is made up of 36 blocks designed by 18 designers. If you can sew an accurate 1/4″ seam and read a pattern, you’ll be in good shape. The block patterns are offered in three sizes: 3″, 6″ and 9″ finished. Each pattern is marked with the difficulty level, but they all have straight seams. They are all pieced with no foundation paper piecing or applique.
This quilt has THREE size options (3”, 6” and 9” finished blocks), so start by selecting what size quilt you want to make.
What do I need?
We have a suggested fabric requirements list for each quilt size option, but you can certainly start with your stash. Each size option is precut friendly! Get started with our Sewcialites Information Packet which includes fabric requirements, a coloring sheet, complete block schedule, and a guide to optional Triangles on a Roll recommendations as seen below.
Triangles on a Roll
If you prefer using Triangles on a Roll triangle paper to make Half Square Triangles, these are the called for sizes.
H100 – 1″ *
* trim down for .5″ and .75″
H100 – 1″
◊ limited use
H150 – 1.5″
* trim down for 3.75″
Meet the Sewcialites Designers!
We are so happy to have these talented designers onboard for our quilty community collaboration.
There are tons of blocks to stay on top of in Fat Quarter Shop’s Sewcialites Quilt Along, but this beautiful 1” binder is up to the task! Keep all your patterns neat and organized with the Sewcialites Pattern Binder.
Clip on this charm wherever you need some brightness in your day and to remind you about your weekly Sewcialites sewing date!
Sew Along Perks
Each month, you can enter to win one of several giveaways by posting your progress on Instagram using #SewcialitesQAL. Each prize is sponsored by an amazing company!
Want to learn more?
Get a preview of the blocks and get all the details in a special Sewcialites Livestream video.
Ready to chat? Meet us in the Sewcialites Lounge
Meet your fellow Sewcialites by joining the Sewcialites Lounge on Facebook (where we will also be posting weekly updates and where you can ask questions). Follow us on Facebook, and Instagram for updates and share your progress with the #SewcialitesQAL hashtag so we can see and share your work!
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