Announcing the Prim and Proper Sew Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Announcing the Prim and Proper Sew Along!

Travel back in time to when handwork made a home. Lori Holt’s new book, Prim & Proper, is reminiscent of the past our ancestors enjoyed as it was filled with community and simplicity. In celebration of the release of Prim & Proper, we’re planning to host a sew along in November!

If you’re ready to sew up this beautiful quilt, come join us for the Prim & Proper Sew Along starting on November 10, 2020! Over the course of 7 weeks, we’ll make our way, block-by-block, through this charming 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.

Check out our book trailer to see the quilts, runners, and pillows in action!

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Fabric Requirements and Supplies

You will need your Prim & Proper book and some fabrics to get ready! All the projects in Prim & Proper feature Lori Holt’s Prim fabric collection. The collection comes in all precuts and yardage.

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 fabric 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.

Download a PDF version of the Fabric Requirements you see below.



Lori’s Prim & Proper book includes instructions for the main Prim & Proper quilt, a coordinating table runner and three pillows. The spiral-bound book sits flat for ease of use.

Sew Along Schedule

After the kick-off on November 10, we’ll dive in to the quilt, working through each section from the center of the quilt outward. We’ll provide photos for inspiration each Tuesday here on the blog.

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 (@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

We will have some special giveaways during the sew along (November 17 – December 29, 2020) for quilters who post photos of their Prim & Proper progress on Instagram with the hashtag #PrimAndProperSewAlong. We’re giving away very special signed copies of Lori Holt’s books along with some other fun goodies! 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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If you’re inspired by the timeless beauty of this quilt you’ll want to join us for this sew along! Don’t forget to check out the hashtag #PrimandProperBook for more photos and inspiration from the book! You can find Lori Holt on her blog, Bee in My Bonnet, her YouTube Channel and her Instagram.

Gather your supplies and join us back here on the blog on November 10 to get started!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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  1. I would like to Order Pat SLoan’s book “TEACH ME TO QUILT ”

  2. This will be fun! This is my second quilt to ever make, and I’m excited! I just received my kit and book, so I’m ready to go!