Quilt Along 3 - All Stacked Up

All Stacked Up - Week 2 - Sorting and Prep June 17 2019

During the Quilt Along, amounts listed are for our adjusted version (64” x 80”).

You will need:

             - the 25 sets of the feature fabrics and the 25 sets of the coordinating fabrics

             - the squares of background fabric

             - pins

             - pencil and ruler

  1. Lay out all of the feature fabric sets so that you can see them all.
  2. Now pair them up with the coordinating fabric sets. There is no rhyme or reason to this pairing, just what pleases you.
  3. Pin them together and set aside.

 

Tip: Once you have paired the sets, take a break and do something else. Come back to the pairings (even days later!) and take another look. Do you still like them? Make changes if necessary.

  1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all of the background fabric squares.

 

That’s it for this week. Next blog post will be July 1st. Mark your calendar.

 

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All Stacked Up - Week 1 - Cutting June 03 2019

During the Quilt Along, amounts will be listed for our adjusted version (64” x 80”).

You will need:

             - your fabric collection

             - a rotary cutter with a sharp blade

             - cutting mat

             - a ruler

             - pins

Tips:     A ruler is much more accurate than the markings on the cutting board, therefore, avoid using the board for measurement when cutting your fabric.

             Since we are working with fat quarters, stack 2 to 4 together by lining up the selvage edges. Press.

             Cut away a thin strip off the outer edge to ensure a straight edge before beginning to cut your pieces.

             Cut the larger pieces first.

Feature Fabrics - Half-Square Triangles and Outer Strips

From each feature fabric fat quarter cut: 

 

2 - 5” squares

4 - 2½” x 8½” rectangles

4 - 2½” x 6½” rectangles

Pin a set of 10 pieces of the same fabric together. There will 25 sets. 

Keep all remaining fabrics for our bonus project.

Neutral Fabrics - Half-Square Triangles

Tip:      Press your fabric before cutting. Line up the selvedge edges together and press. Sometimes the manufacturer’s center fold is not accurate. I fold my fabric over a second time (notice the selvage edges are not included) so I can use my Shape Cut®.

 

Cut 50 - 5” squares.

Keep all remaining fabric for our bonus project.

Coordinating Fabrics - Inner Strips

 

From one fat quarter cut:

            12 - 2½” x 6½” rectangles

            12 - 2½” x 4½” rectangles

From eleven fat quarters cut:

             8 - 2½” x 6½” rectangles

             8 - 2½” x 4½” rectangles

Pin  4- 2½” x 4½” rectangles and 4 - 2½” x 6½” rectangles of the same fabric together. This is a set. There will 25 sets.

Keep all remaining fabrics for our bonus project.


Binding:

Cut 8 - 2½”  x width of fabric strip

Ahh...cutting all done. Next blog post will be June 17th. Mark your calendar.

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All Stacked Up is coming! May 07 2019

thimbles & things  is very excited to announce our third Quilt Along!!! We hope you decide to participate, as this is going to be fun!  This is a free Quilt Along!

Beginning June 3rd, there will be a bi-weekly blog post on our website to help you stay on track, give you helpful hints and answer any questions you may have.

The pattern we will be using is All Stacked Up by Linda and Carl Sullivan. This scrappy quilt featuring Kaffe Fassett Collective Spring fabrics is a free download available here. This online version measures 64” x 72”.   All Stacked Up

We will be adjusting the pattern slightly to make a larger quilt (64” x 80”). The choice is yours but the Quilt Along will be building the larger version.

 

Get ready for June 3rd! Just enough time to download your pattern and gather your fabrics.

A

Feature Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

1 Fat quarter each of 25 fabrics

B

Neutral Fabric

1.1m / 1¼yd

C

Coordinating Fabrics

1 Fat quarter each of 12 fabrics

Binding

0.6m / ⅔yd

Batting (96” wide)

2m / 2¼yd

Backing  -42”

               -108”

3.8m / 4¼yd

2m / 2¼yd

 

All Stacked Up kits are available at thimbles & things  .  The first 20 ordered will receive free gift. Visit or call 705 326-9357 to reserve your kit. They will be available mid-May.

 

Comments

Wanda June 06 2019 at 09:26AM

Sorry, all of our kits are gone. You are most welcome to come in and select a colour grouping of your own.

Jackie June 06 2019 at 09:12AM

Are there still kits available and if so what is the cost pls.

Marion Ginn May 30 2019 at 08:29AM

I have downloaded the pattern, selected my fabrics, and I am realy looking forward to my second quilt along. Thank you Sue, and Wanda.

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