Partners in Design

Announcing a Blog Hop from Partners in Design!

As you know, the Partners in Design just completed a fantastic sewing-themed quilt along called Sew Let’s Quilt Along. Prior to that, we hosted a Christmas themed quilt along and a Fall themed quilt along.

Along the way, thousands have quilted along with us, and we are very grateful. To show our thanks, we’ve organized a special blog hop just for you!

Tell Me More!

We know just how hectic the holiday season can be, what with all the gift shopping and gift making. To help you out, we will be hosting a blog hop in November filled with free giftable patterns.

Each day during the hop, a Partner in Design will present a special tutorial for a gift you can make. Make it for yourself, or make it as a gift for someone special.

2019 Holiday Gifts to You Blog Hop Schedule

Knowing that November is the time for present shopping and giving back, we’ve timed our blog hop perfectly.

The hop begins Sunday, November 17th and runs through Monday, November 25th. Here’s the schedule for the blog hop. Be sure to visit each blog daily to get your free pattern!

What Do I Need to Do Now?

Nothing really besides marking your calendar. Let me tell you, you don’t want to miss this idea packed gift-themed blog hop!

Mark these dates on your calendar and come back here on Sunday, November 17th to kick off a week long gift giving extravaganza!

2019 Holiday gifts to you blog hop
Sunday, November 17th to Monday, November 25th

What Fabrics Will I Need?

Although the blog hop is gift themed, it won’t be all holiday stuff. Some of the gift patterns might be things you will want to make for yourself, while others will be things you might want to make for others.

So as far as a fabric pull, you might pull out your holiday fabrics…

Or fabrics in your favorite colors….

Or that special precut collection you’ve been dying to make something with…

Or the favorite colors of a special friend, so you’re ready to make them that perfect gift!

In Addition, Before the Blog Hop be Sure to…

  • If you’re on Facebook and you haven’t already, you should join our Partners in Design group. Share your fabric selections and your finished “gifts” in the group! We’d love to see. You can also follow me on Facebook at Inquiring Quilter and join my private Quilting with the Inquiring Quilter group to receive updates.

  • If you’re on Instagram, start using the hashtag #HolidayGiftstoYou to get your friends excited too! Use it when you post a photo of your fabric pull, then later when you finish a gift project. Let’s fill Instagram with #HolidayGiftstoYou photos! If you like, you can follow me on Instagram too, at Inquiring Quilter

  • Also, if you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow the #HolidayGiftstoYou hashtag too, so you’ll see everyone’s photos!

Share the news!

The more people who participate, the more fun this gift giving blog hop will be. So please invite your friends to our quilt along by posting our quilt along button to Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere. Just right click this button below and choose Save Picture As to save it. Then share it everywhere with a link to my special blog hop page so your friends can read all about it.

Here’s a link to my 2019 Holiday Gifts to You page.

2019 Holiday Gifts to You Schedule and Link Up

A Special Sharing Place!

Besides our Facebook group and Instagram, the Partners in Design will also be hosting a special linkup where you can share photos of your finished gifts. I can’t wait to see what you make so be sure to come back here to link up.

Also, follow me so you can keep up with the blog hop schedule and where to go for each gift pattern. You’ll find the ways to follow at the top of my sidebar.

See you November 17th!

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Announcing a New Quilt Along from Partners in Design!

Today I’m excited to announce that in just two weeks the Partners in Design will be presenting a new mystery quilt along!

In case you don’t know us, me and my Partners in Design have previously hosted a Christmas quilt along called the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along and a fall themed quilt along called the Fall into Quilt Along.

So what is the theme for our new quilt along?


…drumroll…



Sewing and Quilting of course!

Excited? Man, I sure am.

To make things even more exciting, we are changing things up this time so even if you’ve never done a quilt along before, you are absolutely going to want to do one now!

So Who are the Partners in Design?

Partners in Design is a group of quilt pattern designers who are working together to create a place for friends and fabric to meet up in creative fun.

Let me introduce you!

Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting

April @ JANDA Bend Quilts

Sandy @ SandyStar Designs

Sherry @ Powered By Quilting

Sandra @ Sandra Healy Designs

Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing

Abbie @ Sparkle On!

Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts

Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter (that’s me!)

Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts

So How Is This Quilt Along Going to Work?

First of all, there will be 13 blocks in this quilt along. Twelve blocks will finish at 12” square, and one larger block will finish at 18” x 24”.

The quilt along will begin in two weeks, on Tuesday, March 12th at 12 AM EST, with the release of the first block pattern. A new block will be released every two weeks until we’re done.

The difference with the quilt along this time is that the blocks are being released in segments, with prizes for participating being awarded after each segment.

Like before, there will be hosts who will be quilting along with you, offering you their version of the block, along with pro-quilter tips and suggestions for making each block successfully. There will be a variety of techniques used, so by participating you’ll stretch your creativity and may even pick up a new trick or two.

What if I Need Help on a Block?

As before, the hosts will help with your blocks. If you need help constructing a block, we’re there for you. Each time a block is released, each of the hosts will post their personal tips and techniques for making the block. They will also share their fabric choices and personal touches. Talk about an idea factory!

If you’ve got questions, you can post them in our Facebook group, day or night, and get an answer from one of our many hosts located around the globe or one of your fellow quilters. Wanna know if your fabric choices are good? Wanna check if that red piece goes on top of the blue piece or under it? Post a question and get an answer.

Back to How the QAL Will Work

Some of the hosts are planning on making quilts, so at the end of the quilt along, the Quilt Hosts will provide you with suggestions on how to lay out your blocks. With one block that’s 18” by 24”, you might place it in the center and arrange the other 12 blocks around it, with borders or sashing between them as you see fit. Or you might decide to place the larger block on the side instead of the center, and arrange the other blocks above, below, and to the side of it. The possibilities are endless and with our Quilt Hosts leading the way, you’ll get no end of inspiration for making a quilt using all 13 blocks.

Planning on making projects instead of a quilt? No problem! Some of the hosts (including me) will be making projects right along with you! At the end of each segment, the Project Hosts will share their suggestions on how to use your blocks in a project or two!

In addition, as you finish projects (regardless of when) we encourage you to share a photo of it in our private Facebook group and on Instagram with the hashtag #SewLetsQAL

There are Prizes Too? Tell Me More!

As I said, block patterns will be released every two weeks, in three separate segments. To be eligible for a Segment Prize (the prize that’s given at the end of a particular segment) you’ll need to make all the blocks in that segment and post a photo or photos of your blocks (in one single post) to one of these places:

To be eligible for the Grand Prize at the end of the quilt along, you’ll need to sew all 13 blocks into a quilt top (the quilt does not have to be quilted), or use all 13 blocks in a project or projects such as a table runner, wall hanging, or tote. It doesn’t matter how many projects or what projects you make, or how many blocks you use in each project as long as you show that you’ve used all 13 blocks in a finished project or projects.

Special note: To keep the contest portion of the quilt-along fair and fun for everyone, only quilters that use all of the designers' blocks (in a quilt or project(s)) will be eligible for the Grand Prize. Likewise, our Segment Prizes will only be open to those that make all of the designers’ blocks in that segment.

Time to Thank Our Sponsors!

Here are our generous sponsors, who are donating some really amazing prizes!

Timeless Treasures

Dear Stella

Bluprint

Everything Mary

Island Batik

Shabby Fabrics

Warm Company

Prym

In addition, many of my fellow designers (including me!) are donating our own patterns as prizes. So if you like prizes, this is the quilt along for you!

Note: The prize giveaways are open to all participants, even international ones! However, you must be 18 years old to enter.

The Quilt Along Schedule

I know you have a lot of things to do, and we value your time. If you quilt along with us, I promise you’ll have tons of fun, learn new things, make new friends and get inspired every day by your fellow quilters.

The quilt along begins in two weeks, on Tuesday, March 12th and runs until September 24th. Here’s the schedule for the quilt along, the names of the designer for each block, and the date when each block will be released.

Note: Block patterns will be released every two weeks at 12:00 AM on the date listed. Block patterns will be available for free from the designers until the date of the Grand Prize announcement.

Segment 1: March 12th to May 21st

Segment 2: May 21st to July 16th

Segment 3: July 16th to September 10th

September 24th - Grand Prize Winner Announced and last day to get the block patterns for free.

Who’ll Be Hosting?

This time, there will be some full-time hosts and some part-time hosts. Like before, you’ll visit the blog of the designer to get their block pattern when it’s released. Also like before, you’ll visit the hosts to see their version of the blocks and to get their tips for making it.

Project Hosts

There are three full-time hosts making projects. Visit any of them for inspiration on the types of projects you can make.

Sandy @ SandyStar Designs

Abbie @ Sparkle On!

Karen @ Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats

In addition, there are part-time hosts for each segment. Visit them during their segment for inspiration and project suggestions.

Segment 1: March 12th to May 21st

Sandra @ Sandra Healy Designs

Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing

Segment 2: May 21st to July 16th

Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter (that’s me!)

Segment 3: July 16th to September 10th

Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing

Quilt Hosts

Making a quilt and not a series of projects? There are four full-time Quilt Hosts ready to provide setting suggestions for finishing your quilt. Visit them at the end of the quilt along for suggestions on how to set your blocks together.

Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting

Sherry @ Powered by Quilting

April @ JANDA Bend Quilts

Becca @ Pretty Piney Quilts

So What Do I Need to Do to Join the QAL?

First, I’d gather your fabrics. Since the QAL is sewing and quilting themed, you may want to gather up your novelty fabrics. I’m making projects and not a quilt, so I am not worrying too much right now about all the fabrics going together. Instead, I’m looking for fabrics that speak to me. Here are a few.

I also pulled a rainbow of solids I might use with my favorite fabrics.

Because the quilt along is sewing themed, I pulled my sewing themed fabrics….

…and my bee fabrics too!

Note: If you’re looking for yardages, we estimate that you’ll need about 2 yards for the block backgrounds, about 1/2 yard each of brown, black, and grey; and about 8 assorted prints and solids about 1 FQ or less each.

After you’ve pulled your fabrics, be sure to drop by my blog every other Tuesday beginning March 12th. I won’t be hosting blocks, but I will be posting the information you’ll need to find that week’s block pattern. In addition, I’m planning on creating step-by-step photo tutorials to help you master the techniques needed to make each of the blocks.

You’ll find the ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar. For example, you might sign up for my newsletter so you’ll get notified when a new block is released.

In addition…

  • Again if you’re on Facebook, you should join our Partners in Design group. Share your fabric selections, blocks, projects/quilt in the group! We’d love to see. You can also follow me on Facebook at Inquiring Quilter and join my private Quilting with the Inquiring Quilter group to receive updates

  • If you’re on Instagram, start using the hashtag #SewLetsQAL to get your friends excited too! Use it when you post a photo of your fabric pull, then later when you finish a block or a project. Let’s fill Instagram with #SewLetsQAL photos! If you like, you can follow me on Instagram too, at Inquiring Quilter

  • Also, if you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow the #SewLetsQAL hashtag too, so you’ll see everyone’s photos!

Finally, get your scissors sharpened, your sewing machine oiled, and your rotary cutter blade changed. Then rev up for a fun filled quilt along!

Last Thoughts

Share the news!

The more people who participate, the more fun this quilt along will be. Remember, you don’t have to make a quilt to participate—you can make some smaller projects instead.

So please invite your friends to our quilt along by posting our quilt along button to Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere. Just right click this button and choose Save Picture As to save it. Then share it everywhere with a link to my special quilt along page so your friends can read all about it.

Here’s a link to my quilt along page.

http://www.inquiringquilter.com/sew-lets-quilt-along/

Be sure to follow me so you can keep up with the quilt along schedule and where to go for each block.

See you March 12th!

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Announcing a Fall Quilt Along from Partners in Design!

I'm so excited today to finally be able to announce the next quilt along by the Partners in Design -- the same group of quilt designers and bloggers who brought you the Christmas mystery quilt along, I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along!

Yep, we've got a name now--Partners in Design--and a sparkling new logo to go with it. In addition, we've got a purpose--to create a place for fabric and friends to meet up in creative fun! That place, by the way, is our Facebook group, our Instagram hashtag, and our collective blogs.

A lot of you quilted along with us last year and had a lot of fun with the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. Well, it's time to gear up for fall as we host our Fall into a Quilt Along!

So I'm New to Quilt Alongs. How Does It Work?

Basically, every two weeks we'll release a block pattern. Make the block, take a photo of it, and share it online before the next block comes out, and you're entered in our prize giveaway.

At the end of the quilt along, we'll provide some setting suggestions for turning your blocks into a finished quilt. Complete the top and post a photo of it by the deadline, and you'll be entered in our final grand prize giveaway.

Along the way, ask questions, share insights and tips, and basically have tons of fun as everyone makes their quilt.

What If I Need Help on a Block?

No worries! We've got a Facebook group you can ask questions in, day or night. Wanna know if your fabric choices are good? Wanna check if that red piece goes on top of the blue piece or under it? Post a question and get an answer.

We've also got seven hosts located around the globe, ready to help. When a block is released, each host will post their personal tips and techniques for making that block. They will also share their fabric choices and personal touches. Talk about an idea factory!

Our hosts are experienced quilters and pattern designers so you're sure to get the help you need to succeed with each and every block.

I Don't Know If I Have the Time

I don't know either, but I sure hope you do! I can promise you this: if you make time for us, we'll make time for you and give you as much help, encouragement, and fun as you can handle.

Here is the schedule for the quilt along, the names of the designers for each block, and the date when each block will be released. Block patterns will be released every two weeks at midnight EST on the dates listed.

I'm In! What Should I Do?

Basically, come to my blog every other Tuesday beginning May 15th. As your host, I’ll present my version of the new block, share my tips and suggestions for success, and link you to the block pattern for that week. Here's a list of the other hosts if you want to drop in on them as well, and get their point of view on a block.

In the Meantime...

  • First, if you’re on Facebook, join our Facebook group. There you can ask questions, show off the fabrics you’ve chosen for each block, and get to know each other. When a block is made, you can post its photo to the Facebook group to enter our bi-weekly prize giveaways.
  • If you’re on Instagram, search the hashtag #fallintoaqal for inspiration for choosing colors for a block. When your block is made, you can post its photo to Instagram with the hashtag to enter our giveaways. Please follow me because I’ll be posting to Instagram and using the hashtag as well—I’m @inquiringquilter.
  • Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss anything, or follow me in other ways. Just look at the top of my sidebar for the ways to follow.

Don't worry; you don’t have to belong to Facebook or use Instagram to participate. Just drop by my blog every Tuesday beginning May 15th, and I'll not only show you my version of the block and share my tips for constructing it, but I'll also point you to the designer's blog where you can download the pattern and later upload your photo so you can enter the giveaway that week.

I'll be gathering the links to each block pattern on my special Fall into a QAL page (see the link to this special page at the top of my blog) so you can easily catch up if you fall behind at some point.

What Fabrics Will I Need for This?

Almost forgot the fabrics! <grin> Yep, you'll probably want to gather some up before the first block is released on May 15th.

For my quilt, I’m going to make my quilt using a mix of prints and batiks from my stash. I'm probably going to go scrappy with my backgrounds, but I'm estimating about 1-1/2 total yards for that. You might want more though if you think you'll use the background to finish your quilt--for alternate setting blocks, for sashing or cornerstones, or for borders or binding.

For the rest of the quilt, I'd pick up a nice selection of fall colors, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 yard each depending on how many fabrics you go with. For my selection, I started with this awesome batik (shown at the bottom of this image), then pulled fabrics I thought would go with it. I'll make adjustments to my selections as needed, as each block is released. As you can see though, my stash is large so I'll have no problems finding what I need. Not shown here is my background fabric, which I think will probably be a selection of light tans.

Now, about finishing your quilt. You can set your blocks however you like, with or without sashing, on-point, or with alternate pieced or non-pieced blocks. Since you know the finished size of the blocks (12”) and their number (12) you could start playing with setting options now, then get enough backing, sashing (if any) and binding for that. Or you could just chill. I’ll be presenting several ideas for settings after the last block is presented and hopefully these suggestions will spark the perfect ending for your Fall mystery quilt. If you want to see how I set the blocks from the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along, click here.

Tell me how to win!

We will award a prize every two weeks to the lucky quilter who finishes the current block and posts it to our Facebook group or to Instagram (with the hashtag #FallintoaQAL) or uploads a photo to the link up on the block designer's blog.

To make it easy on you, simply come back here every two weeks on a Tuesday, pick up the new block instructions, make your block, and post a photo to one of those three places before the next block comes out. That’s how you get entered in the prize giveaways. By the way, unlike a lot of contests on the web, ours is open to International participants as well!

An important note: To keep the contest portion of the quilt-along fair and fun for everyone, only quilts that use all of the designers' blocks will be eligible for the grand prize. Likewise, our bi-weekly giveaways will only be open to those that make the designer's block.

Share the news!

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The more people who participate in our quilt along, the more fun it will be! So please invite your friends to our quilt along by posting our quilt along button to Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere.

Post the button with a link to my quilt along page so your friends can read all about it and get ready to quilt along too! To save the button to your computer, right click it and choose Save Picture As.

Here's the link to my quilt along page that you can also copy and share.

http://www.inquiringquilter.com/fall-into-a-quilt-along/

See you May 15th!

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Announcing a Christmas Mystery Quilt Along!

I’m so excited to announce my next quilt along! This time it’s a mystery, and also this time I’ve got help! Yes, me and a few of my New Quilt Bloggers besties (11 designers and 11 hosts) have put together a gorgeous Christmas quilt for you to sew up before Christmas. I’m both a designer and a host because that’s just how I roll! <grin>

The quilt along is called the I Wish You a Merry Christmas Quilt Along. It could have been called the It Couldn’t Be Easier Quilt Along because frankly it simply couldn’t be. Beginning August 1st, we will release the pattern for a block or blocks every two weeks. To win one of several wonderful prizes, all you got to do is make the new block(s) and post them either on the block designer's blog (where they will have a link up), on Instagram (with the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal) or in our special Facebook group before the next block pattern is released.

See, it couldn’t be easier!

Guess what else is easy? The grand prize giveaway! Yep, we will be releasing the last block on December 5th, so that gives you almost three whole weeks to get your quilt done before Christmas! The happy news is you don’t have to. Nope, if the holidays impinge on your quality sewing time (how dare they!) all you need to do is get your blocks sewn together in a top before the January 16th grand prize entry deadline. Now, that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see finished quilts—we do—but we’re not so crazy that we think everyone will get them done so we’ve made it super duper easy for everyone to participate!

But I May Need Help!

The blocks utilize various techniques including regular piecing, foundation paper piecing, piecing with templates, applique, and a touch of embroidery (or clever use of fabric pens!) so we’re expecting questions. And that’s perfectly okay, because no one expects you to be an expert on everything. That’s what the hosts are for! <grin>  

All kidding aside, questions are more than welcome, and they represent another area in which this quilt along simply shines! First, we’ve got a private Facebook group and the #iwishyouamerryqal hashtag on Instagram that you can use to get answers to any questions you may have, such as “Does this color work in this block” to “How do I post my photo again? I can’t remember.”

We also have 11 hosts who will make it easy to ask a question and get a quick answer. Every two weeks, each host will post their version of the block (so you’ll have plenty of inspiration) along with any tips/tricks they have for that block. That makes11different cheer leaders ready to inspire you to overcome whatever hurdles life throws your way. The hosts are spread all over the globe so we’re pretty much here for you 24/7! Talk about guaranteed success!

This is a great opportunity to expand your quilting skills! Not one of the 11 hosts are members of the quilt police so just do your best job on each block then let it go. This quilt along is for fun!

Ok I’m Sold. What Do I Need to Do to Prepare?

First, if you’re on Facebook, join our Facebook group. It’s already active so feel free to start asking questions, show off the fabrics you’ve chosen, and get to know each other.

If you’re on Instagram, search the hashtag #iwishyouamerryqal for inspiration. Please follow me because I’ll be posting to Instagram and using the hashtag as well—I’m @inquiringquilter.

Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss anything, or follow me in other ways. You’ll find all the ways to follow me at the top of my sidebar.

Finally, you don’t have to belong to Facebook or use Instagram to participate. Just drop by my blog every Tuesday beginning August 1st, and I'll not only show you the block and share my tips, but point you to the designer's blog where you can link up a photo of your block.

So relax. This is not my first rodeo—in fact, this is my third quilt along! You can rest assured that I’m here for you should you decide to quilt along with us. And anytime you need to look at the schedule or locate the link to the current block, just look up. Yep, that tab at the top of my blog will take you to the right place!

What Fabrics Will I Need?

After you get yourself hooked up online, it’s time to start thinking fabrics. There will be (12) 12” blocks, and they have a sort of clean modern feel.

Me, I’m going to make my quilt with these lovely fabrics, from the Shiny Objects with Holiday Twinkle collection by flaurie & finch for RJR Fabrics. I’m going to mix up my block backgrounds a bit—some white, some red, some green so I'm not terribly worried about amounts but I estimate I’ll need about 1 to 1-1/2 yards total for my backgrounds.

You've got several fabric options:

  • You could raid your stash to make each block as the patterns come out

  • Or you could pick out five or six fabrics that coordinate together and buy 1/2 to 1 yard of each, then add a few scraps here and there from your stash as needed.

  • Since the blocks have a modern feel, you might want to consider solids in several colors or a few small scale fabrics

If you have a decent stash and you like variety, I honestly wouldn’t worry too much about fabrics right now.  After all, that’s the fun of a mystery quilt!

Now, about finishing your quilt. You can set your blocks however you like, with or without sashing, on-point, or with alternate pieced or non-pieced blocks. Since you know the finished size of the blocks (12”) and their number (12) you could start playing with setting options now, then get enough backing, sashing (if any) and binding for that. Or you could just chill. I’ll be presenting several ideas for settings after the last block is presented and hopefully these suggestions will spark the perfect ending for your Christmas mystery quilt.

I Need Details, Please

Here is the schedule for the hop and the names of the designers for each block and when it'll be released. As you can see, you need to meet back here on August 1st and on Tuesdays every two weeks through December 5th. As your host, I’ll present my version of the block each time, share my tips and suggestions for success, and link you to the block pattern or patterns for that week.

You'll have six weeks to put your top together and hopefully get it quilted for the grand prize giveaway and show and tell party!

August 1 - Vanda at Quilt in Piece
August 15 - April at JANDA Bend Quilts
August 29 - Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts and Jennifer at Inquiring Quilter
September 12 - Sherry at Powered by Quilting
September 26 - Sandra at Sandra Healy Designs
October 10 - Sandy at SandyStar Designs and Sola at Alice Samuel's Quilt Company
October 24 - Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
November 7 - Diane at Cwilt
November 21 - Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing
December 5 - Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts

January 16th – Deadline for posting a completed quilt top for entry in the final grand prize drawing. Your quilt does not need to be quilted although we’d love to see finished quilts!

And finally, here are your hosts!

Abbie at Sparkle On
April at JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca at Pretty Piney
Bobbi at Snowy Days Quilting
Diane at Cwilt
Jennifer at The Inquiring Quilter
Karen at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats
Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts
Sandy at SandyStar Designs
Sherry at Powered by Quilting
Vanda at Quilt in Piece

Tell me how to win!

We will award a prize each fortnight (don’t you just love that word?) to the lucky quilter who finishes the current block and posts it to our Facebook group, Instagram (with the hashtag #iwishyouameryqal, or to the block designer's link up on their blog. Come back here every two weeks on a Tuesday, pick up the block instructions, make your block, and post a photo to Facebook, Instagram, or the designer's blog before the next block comes out. That’s how you get entered in the prize giveaways.

You can share your block in multiple places although you don’t have to since you get one chance to win every two weeks. I plan on posting my blocks all over social media because I love to celebrate small accomplishments like finishing a quilt block! I hope you do too because I’d love to see your blocks.

So what can you win if you quilt along? Prizes include patterns, fabric from RJR Fabrics, batting from The Warm Co., thread from Aurifil, a gift certificate to The Fat Quarter Shop, signed quilt books, precuts, and so much more!

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I’ve done these quilt alongs before and I can tell you the more people who participate and share their blocks and their excitement, the more fun they are! So please invite your friends to our quilt along by posting our quilt along button to Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere, along with a link to my quilt along page so your friends can read all about it and get ready to quilt along with us. To save the button to your computer, right click it and choose Save Picture As.

 

 

 

If you’re a blogger, please share the news on your blog and put the button in your sidebar. Here’s the code you’ll need to do that.

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If you like to get encouragement when you quilt (and who doesn’t?) this quilt along is for you! Please join me beginning August 1st as I make a new Christmas quilt, block by block in this wonderful mystery quilt along. And leave a comment below so I know you’re in!

Oh! Before you go, be sure to check out this post, and learn about my current blog hop and it's wonderful giveaways! And if you want another chance to win something, check out this post and my Wednesday Wait Loss link up!

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