Who’s up for some paper piecing? How about a mini Summer Sampler Sew Along? With the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge coming up June 5-19, it’s the perfect opportunity to make a mini and give paper piecing a try!
|popsicle block! Yum!|
You can even enter this quilt in the Modern Mini Challenge here in June! There will be fabulous prizes up for grabs and this year pillows count too! Your mini quilt needs to be at least 6″ x 6″ and no larger than 24″ x 24″ so start planning!
Now, back to the Summer Sampler Sew-Along! This mini series will have loose tutorials. I will share some tips for each block along with the pattern. The patterns will be available for free during the series but will be available for purchase afterwards.
The series kicks off on Monday, May 13!
1.5 yards background fabric
5-6 coordinating fat quarters for the blocks
optional (highly recommended) a small Add-A-Quarter Ruler
Now, if you’ve paper pieced before, you will know that having fine, strong thread is essential. Coats and Clark has recently launched a new line of paper piecing thread called Dual Duty XP Paper Piecing. It’s the one with the purple label. It’s made specifically for paper piecing and it’s in limited release but you can find it online at Jo Anns.
Would you like to try some just in time for the Sew-Along? Sure you would! Coats and Clark is giving 3 lucky winners 11 spools (one of each color) of their Dual Duty XP Paper Piecing Thread, along with 12 spools of their Cotton Covered Bold Hand Quilting Thread. They’re also including a surprise charm pack from Free Spirit Fabrics!