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Confections Quilt Along - Month 1

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Beginner Quilter, Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt Pattern

Confections Quilt Along - Month 1

We are so glad you are here! We are ready to get started on our 2022 free quilt along and are thrilled to have you join us. Confections is a fun, bright, colorful quilt that is fun to make and perfect for the beginner or experienced quilter.    Before we start, a couple things about this quilt along, if you find us late, don't worry, you can start at any time and catch up as you can. We aren't going to take the posts or videos down, so they'll be here when you need them. We do have a few...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 12

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Binding, Free Patterns, QAL, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 12

It is the final month of our annual free quilt along and we have so enjoyed sewing along with you this year! Don't worry, if you aren't done, you can always come back to these posts. Prefer a pattern that you can print out? We now have it available in our shop! Spark is available as either a PDF for instant download or a printed pattern. This month we are binding our quilt. If you missed the last video, we talk all about quilting ideas and moving it through a domestic machine. You can find that here: 2021 Mystery Quilt...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9

Kimberlee Tanner

Tags Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt Pattern, Quilting, Quilting Basics, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along Month 9

How to Make a Quilt Back The quilt top for our free mystery quilt along is done, but it's not a quilt yet! This month we are working on making a quilt back and getting our quilt sandwiched and ready for quilting.   How Much Fabric Do I Need for My Quilt Back? Before we can figure out how much fabric we need, we need to decide what kind of fabric you are using! There are two main options here (we'll talk about scrappy backs in little bit). Wide Back Quilting Fabric First, there are wide back fabrics. These are...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 8

Kimberlee Tanner

Comments 4 Tags Curves, Free Patterns, Inspiration, QAL, Quilt Pattern, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 8

This month in our Mystery Quilt along is probably the easiest month, but it is also the most exciting! We are going to finish up our quilt top and finally get to see how it all looks together! Don't worry though, we aren't done yet. The fun continues all year and we are going to help you complete your quilt so that you are snuggling in it before next year.   Piecing the Middle Section The first thing we need to do, is complete the middle section. To do this, grab the green and white strips that we cut WAY...


2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 7

Kimberlee Tanner

Comments 2 Tags Curves, Free Patterns, QAL, Quilt, Tutorial

2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 7

This month for our Mystery Quilt Along, we are going to sew together all those giant curves we cut out last month. The nice thing about these curves, are that the bigger they are, the easier they are. Missed last month? You can find it here: 2021 Mystery Quilt Along - Month 6   Before we get started on the large curves, grab your stack of 6 1/2" drunkards path blocks. We are going to split these into two groups. The first group will have 16 blocks and the second group will have 12 blocks. There's no set way you'll...