Announcing the Quilter's Cottage Sew Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Announcing the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along!

Is there a sewing space that you inhabit that you can call your own Quilter’s Cottage? Whether it’s a sewing nook, a dedicated space, or a corner of the dining room, this is where the sewing magic happens and what the Quilter’s Cottage is all about!

If you’re ready to sew up a quilter’s cottage all your own, come join us for a Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along starting on August 7, 2020! Over the course of 9 weeks, we’ll make our way, block-by-block, through this enchanting quilt.

Lori Holt’s new book, Quilter’s Cottage, is a sweet reminder that home is where the heart is, so make it beautiful!

About the Quilt

This quilt is sewn with traditional piecing techniques and it finishes at 74.5″ x 89″. There is no paper piecing or applique needed. The fun thing is, you can choose your colors to make the Quilter’s Cottage of your dreams. The color of the cottage, the flowers and background can all be up to you.

Fabric Requirements and Supplies

You will need your Quilter’s Cottage book and some fabrics to get ready!  To create one just like ours, pick up the Quilter’s Cottage 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. For the finishing touch, three yards of Small Vintage Trim in white and a 1/2″ button will come in handy.

Download a PDF version of the Fabric Requirements you see below. If you prefer your fabric requirements in a list, check out this version.



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

All the projects in Quilter’s Cottage feature Lori Holt’s Vintage Happy 2 fabric collection.


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
Kristie Muir (@crosshatchquilts), Cross Hatch Quilts
Fran (@sewbellasquiltcart), Sew Bella’s Quilt Cart
Jen Van Orman (@heritage.threads), Heritage Threads
Vickie Zaleski (@crochetingvixen),  Crocheting Vixen

Sew Along Schedule

Week Section Date
1 Flowering Tree Blocks August 7
2 Quilter’s Cottage Block August 14
3 Happy Flower Blocks August 21
4 Cobblestone Block August 28
5 Picket Fence Block September 4
6 Quilter’s Quarters Block September 11
7 Cottage Star Block September 18
8 Stash Buster Block September 25
9 Finishing October 2

Special Giveaways

We will have some special giveaways during the sew along (August 7 – October 2, 2020) for quilters who post photos of their Quilter’s Cottage progress on Instagram with the hashtag #QuiltersCottageSewAlong. 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 five chances to enter.

Join us for the Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along!

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If you’re inspired by the beautiful cottage and flower-adorned yard of this quilt you’ll want to join us for this sew along! You can share the badge above to show you’re participating. Check out the hashtag #QuiltersCottageBook for more photos and inspiration from the book! 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 blog on August 7 for Week 1 of the quilt, Flowering Tree Blocks.

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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  1. Sounds like fun, and by August< I should be ready for another sewalong.

  2. My mother started me seeing by having me see buttons into little squares of folded fabric when I was 4 yrs old in our log cabin. I started seeing on me mother’s old s
    Singer when I was about 7. I made doll clothes, then at 11 moved into making me own simple clothes. I have seen all my life, started quilting when I was 35. I’m 72 now & I’m teaching my granddaughters.

  3. I have ordered the kit and all other items, including the book; cannot wait to participate in the sew along. Happy quilting🤗

  4. I have a question…..I love this quilt but have some vision challenges that make it difficult to cut and sew small pieces. How small are the smallest pieces in this project? Thank you, in advance, for any assistance with my question.