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"Me Sew Happy" Quilt Along

Join me for the These Clever Hands "Me Sew Happy" Quilt Along! This fun & easy quilt-along will run at a relatively easy pace for six weeks, with some great giveaways along the way. It is a fabulous opportunity to connect with other quiltmakers, ask questions, share tips & learn from others.

The quilt-along fun will begin this week - on April 1st 2021 (& thats no joke!, just in time to get started over the Easter break & it will run through to May 13, 2021. The pace is relaxed - never more than four blocks per week - so that we can enjoy the journey. It's all about some enjoyable, fun, scrappy stitching. If you can't keep up, that is perfectly okay - your quilt, your rules.

A basic outline of the QAL dates:

  • Week 1: Four easy blocks

  • Week 2: Four very easy blocks

  • Week 3: Two slightly challenging blocks

  • Week 4: Two more slightly challenging blocks

  • Week 5: Four easy blocks

  • Week 6: Assembling the quilt top

The pattern has options to make this quilt in a larger size if you'd prefer, however, this QAL is for the 64" square option - as I made.

You will be able to dig into your scrap bin & your stash with this pattern. There are some small pieces (perfect for your scraps) & then some mid size pieces (maybe scraps, maybe stash). I used a little bit of everything in my quilt - some Kaffe Collective, some Snow Leopard, some Tula, some Jennifer Paganelli, some Cotton+Steel, & much more!

This quilt is a relatively easy make, with basic patchwork skills required - you just need to be able to cut straight, sew an accurate 1/4" seam & follow the instructions. The finished size of this quilt is 162.5cm (64”) square - a perfect play, picnic or lap quilt. There are also sizes given for single through to king sized options.

To qualify for the giveaways you must have purchased a copy of the "Me Sew Happy" pattern & also meet any other requirements specified in each week's blog, or in my FB & Insta posts. (Please remember that this pattern is subject to copyright. Do not resell; reproduce or share this pattern. Purchase of this pattern is for the sole use of the purchaser alone. Please refer to the Australian Copyright Council website for detail.)

Are you ready to join the fun? Find the details to get started below!

Here are the simple step-by-step instructions for joining the "Me Sew Happy" Quilt-Along:

  1. Purchase, download & print your copy of my "Me Sew Happy" quilt pattern - you can buy it here.

  2. Look for my "I'm In" Me Sew Happy QAL post & share it to your Instagram Feed (if you can't share the image, then try taking a screen shot & posting it that way).

  3. Invite your stitching friends to join the fun by tagging them in your "I'm In" post.

  4. Be sure to use the hashtag #mesewhappyquilt in any Instagram posts of your quilt progress.

  5. Follow the hashtag #mesewhappyquilt on Instagram - to do this, just go to the search icon (magnifying glass symbol) at the bottom of the screen & click on it. At the top of the page is a search bar - enter #mesewhappyquilt & in the new screen tap "follow" at the top of the page.

  6. Using the hashtag & following the hashtag enables you to connect with other quilt-along participants - make new stitching friends, share ideas, ask questions, learn nifty tips etc.

  7. Keep an eye on my Instagram feed for prompts, updates & giveaway details.

  8. If you have any questions, simply pop them in the comments of any of the QAL posts & we can answer them there.

  9. Every week there will be a new blog post here, detailing the QAL prompts & goals for the week.

Giveaway Alert! All QAL participants who repost the "I'm In - Me Sew Happy QAL" post will go into a random draw to win a 'Folklore' FQ Bundle! (Important: You must have purchased a pattern; commented on my "I Am In" post; & shared the "I Am In" image to your own Instagram feed & used the hashtag #mesewhappyquilt to be eligible to participate.) The winner will be announced here, in my Week Two blog post.

From These Clever Hands, to Yours...

Jo xo

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