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Getting Ready for Millie’s Dresses!

We’re so excited to start the Millie’s Dresses Quilt Along! Inspired by her grandmother, Lori Holt has fashioned a whole closetful of fancy frocks to sew up! You still have time to join us as we sew through her Millie’s Dresses Quilt Pattern, which, much like the dresses it features, is perfect for any occasion!

The Millie’s Dresses Quilt is 58.5″ x 70.5″ finished, and we’ll be sewing one row a month. To join the Millie’s Dresses Quilt Along, read on and gather your supplies so you can start stitching with us today!

Quilt Along Supplies

Quilt Along Schedule

The Millie’s Dresses Quilt Along runs from February to July 2024.

Kimberly will be sewing with Mercantile by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs, and she’s sharing her progress on the last Monday of every month. Share your progress and follow along on “Millie’s Mondays” on social media with the hashtag #MilliesDressesQAL.

What? When?
Row 1 February 26
Row 2 March 25
Row 3 April 29
Row 4 May 27
Border June 24
Assembling the Quilt! July 29

To participate in the Millie’s Dresses Quilt Along, all you have to do is gather your supplies and follow along with the schedule above.

You can tune in to Fat Quarter Shop’s Friday Livestreams to see Kimberly’s progress and check out the video above, where Lori discusses her Mercantile collection and the Millie’s Dresses Quilt Pattern! You can find Lori Holt on her blogYouTube Channel, and Instagram (@beelori1).

Kimberly recorded a Millie’s Dresses video tutorial, so you can sew with her step-by-step as she shows you how to make the dress block!

Who is Sewing Along?

We invited some friends to join us, and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Join Us for Millie’s Dresses!

To join the quilt along is pretty simple. Just post a picture of your blocks on Instagram and use the hashtag #MilliesDressesQAL, and you’re in!

Right-click the images to download and share on social media, so everyone knows you’ll be sewing along!

Check the hashtag to find more quilters participating, and comment on their pictures to start making new friends. Don’t forget to tag @fatquartershop so we can see you sewing along!

Happy Quilting!


    1. Glad you’re in recovery and doing okay! And we’re also glad to have you joining us! 🙂

  1. Really looking forward to this sew along. They remind me of my mom’s dresses that she wore on a regular bases.

  2. I bought the kit earlier and just finished the top and 5th border yesterday. Now on to the quilting! It got a lot of fun comments at the retreat I attended last weekend. So cute!!

  3. Thank you Kimberly for the tutorial on YouTube! I have a box of my little grandma’s scraps from the 50-60’s and these were her dresses! I love it and it will be such a sentimental quilt. I especially love the tip to add extra fabric to make the blocks come out perfectly! Have my dresses all sewn, now to get the quilt put together!