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Celebrating Worldwide Quilting Day: And the Winners are…

Happy (almost) Worldwide Quilting Day!  It’s a day where we can celebrate our stashes, throw piecing parties, and go on wild sewing sprees.  We have designed a fun new pattern to commemorate the occasion.  It’s called World Piece (because who doesn’t want that?) and we made ours with Pin Drop by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs.  It’s the cutest basic line for quilters, and of course we have a World Piece Quilt Kit if this version “seams” perfect for you!

In addition to the free pattern, we launched a Worldwide Quilting Day contest! We wanted to see your version of the World Piece Day design! See the results from the contest below.

(Update April 15, 2021)The polls are in and we have our first, second and third place winners for the Worldwide Quilting Day Contest! All our contestants had to do was use the FREE World Piece Quilt Pattern! We received over 60 entries, which we narrowed down to ten and you voted for your top three. It was a close race but here are the winners for the 2021 Worldwide Quilting Day Contest:

First Place

Congratulations to Joan Chao on her quilt! The quilting lines bring the design together in such a clever way!

Second Place

Congratulations to Elizabeth Mitchell on her version of the World Piece quilt! It’s a super-sized rainbow version that is sew much fun!

Third Place

Congratulations to Cindy Hill! The fabrics she used and hand-quilting give the mini quilt a vintage quality that’s lovely.


We would like to thank everyone who submitted a photo for their hard work and participation!



Make piece! The World Piece Quilt Kit includes the World Piece Quilt Pattern, 3.5″ Half Square Triangle Paper, 1.75″ Half Square Triangle Paper and Pin Drop by Christopher Thompson fabric for the 25.5″ x 25.5″ quilt top, backing and binding!
Don’t let these pins drop! Pin Drop puts a creative twist on a basic quilting fabric!


Along with any challenge, we have some awesome prizes!


A Mint MINI Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store, a Get to the Point Teal Magnetic Needle Case, a Teal Oh Sew Clean Brush and Cloth Set, a Folktale Jolly Bar, a Bee Cross Stitch Layer Cake, and a Perfect 10 Quilts Book.


A Pink Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store, a Get to the Point Pink Magnetic Needle Case, a Pink Oh Sew Clean Brush and Cloth Set, an America the Beautiful Jolly Bar, and an Art Theory Layer Cake


A Purple MINI Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store, a  Get to the Point Teal Magnetic Needle Case, a Teal Oh Sew Clean Brush and Cloth Set, and a Mill Creek Garden Jelly Roll

Share with #WorldPieceQuilt

Right-click on the badge to download it and show your Worldwide Quilting Day pride!

Be sure to share your World Piece projects on Instagram using the hashtag #worldwidequiltingday and #worldpiecequilt so we can see and share your work!

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  1. This seems really fun! I like the idea of making a project like a pillow or table runner, but I’m wondering how much we can change the pattern in the course of making a creative project but still be eligible?

    For example, for a table runner, I would probably rearrange the final order of the blocks to make it thinner and longer. For a pillow, I would probably figure out how to make the finished size smaller. Thank you!

    1. Hi Kara! If you change up the pattern to make a creative project you will still be eligible! We highly encourage quilting creativity and think that this would be a great idea.

  2. Forget the 4th of July, not what this is about, sorry😒 going to be colorful using downloaded pattern. Excited!!!🤩🪡🧵

  3. Looking forward to going thru my stash and choosing fabric for this small quilt. Thank you for your wonderful free quilt patterns and videos. I order from you quite frankly too much but love the fabric and patterns. At 82 will probably never use or make all I have planned but still enjoying now. God bless you and your staff a d family.

  4. Thank you for making this contest more open for people who don’t have social media accounts. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to participate but maybe I can next time.

  5. I uploaded photos of my quilt a few hours ago but I am not sure I did it right. I wasn’t sure whether to upload one picture or several. And I created a name for the pictures that included my name with my email address. I hope this was right . There is still time to redo it before noon if I did it wrong if you could give me some guidance. Thanks

  6. Congrats to all who finished this, I had mine pieced by the eve of March 20, then life jumped in and I refound it today, but missed the time line. Just to let you know it was a very enjoyable project, it came together nicely, and I used fabric triangles from a friend ( who was going to dump them) and now I have a nice brown, black and beige 25″ wallhanging here in far, rural northeastern Colorado that only added a few pieces of white added to complete the top. Thanks again. Kathy in Co