Prim and Proper Sew Along Kick Off! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Prim and Proper Sew Along Kick Off!

Since Lori Holt’s new book came out we’ve been oohing and ahhing over this charming quilt. Now it’s time to clear off the cutting table and put a fresh needle on the sewing machine because the Prim & Proper Sew Along starts next week! We are sew excited to launch this sew along for Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet’s newest book, Prim & Proper.

If you’re ready to sew up this beautiful quilt, let’s get ready! Over the course of 7 weeks, we’ll make our way, block-by-block, through this beautiful quilt.

About the Quilt

Lori pulls beloved elements from vintage medallion applique and cross stitch to create an exquisite sampler quilt. The quilt features an elaborate vintage vase holding a sweet floral arrangement of flowers and leaves, surrounded by a colorful array of cross-stitches honoring a sister art. It’s sewn with traditional piecing techniques and it finishes at 63.5″ x 75.5″. There is no paper piecing or applique needed.

Fabric Requirements and Supplies

You will need your Prim & Proper book and some fabrics to get ready! To create the cover quilt just like ours, pick up the Prim & Proper Quilt Kit and Backing Set. If you’d like to fashion it in true Lori Holt style from what scraps you have on hand, collect 6-10 yards of fabric in all sizes and colors. Add Large Vintage Trim to the binding for a pretty scalloped detail around the edges.


Lori’s Prim & Proper book includes instructions for the sampler quilt, along with three coordinating runners and two pillows, all made to look unique with special settings. The spiral-bound book sits flat for ease of use (always a bonus!). We’ve gathered our supplies, starched and pressed our fabrics, and read through all the instructions once – just to double-check! Next week we’ll sew up part one, the Prim Flower Block. Let’s review the schedule!

Sew Along Schedule


Week Section Date
1 Prim Flower Block November 17
2 Small Leaves Block November 24
3 Large Leaves Block December 1
4 Vintage Vase Block December 8
5 Cross Stitch Block December 15
6 Prim Star Block December 22
7 Quilt Finishing December 29

Who’s Sewing Along – Featured Quilters

We have a fun lineup of quilters who will be sewing along with us in different fabric collections and sharing their work, too. Check out their social media and blogs to see their progress and tips along the way!

Beverly McCullough (@flamingotoes), Flamingo Toes
Cortney (@unravelanelephant), knit1make2
Fran (@sewbellasquiltcart), Sew Bella’s Quilt Cart
Kristie Muir (@crosshatchquilts), Cross Hatch Quilts
Mary Mata (@mimundoentelas), Mi Mundo en Telas
Melanie Call (@abitofscrapstuff), A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Rika King (@houseofstitchandstash), House of Stitch and Stash
Sherri Falls (@sherfalls), This and That Patterns

Special Giveaways

Each week, one of the quilters sewing along with us will offer a special prize for all of you sewing along and sharing your progress on Instagram with #PrimAndProperSewAlong. This week’s prize is a signed Vintage Christmas Book by Lori Holt (that’s right, she signed it!), a Prim Project Bag and Prim Star Enamel Needle Minder, all by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. Visit Sherri Falls’ Instagram profile (@sherfalls) between now and November 16 for details on how to enter. If you’re sewing along, you’ll have a chance to enter each week.

Join us for the Prim & Proper Sew Along!


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You can share the badge above to show you’re participating. Be sure to hashtag your progress with #PrimAndProperSewAlong on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work! Lori Holt will be sharing updates on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet, and Instagram page so be sure to check those out!

Please join us back here on The Jolly Jabber on Tuesday, November 17 for our first week! We’ll start at the center with the Prim Flower Block!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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