July 18, 2021
July 25, 2021
October 17, 2021
What is a Sew Along?
A sew along means that we all sew 'along' together BUT in the comfort of our own homes!
All while respecting our new 'social distancing' practices!
What are we sewing?
On July 18th, 2021 you can download the 'Friendship 4' block pattern instructions FREE
(the Quick Link is at the top of this page).
Please note that there will be only ONE BLOCK (not a different one each week).
We will be making this block with different fabrics.
Our goal will be to make 1 blocks a week (depending on the size of quilt that you wish to make) for 12 weeks.
You can share your progress by joining our group on Facebook and Instagram using #letsbefriendssal.
What are the quilt sizes?
This year there are two sizes: Large Lap/Single 81" x 104" or Queen 104" x 104".
If you wish to make a different size you are welcome to, but instructions and fabric requirements will be for these sizes only.
At the end of the 12 weeks the finishing instructions will be provided.
Of course you are welcome to finish your blocks any way you wish - that will be up to you.
The setting instructions for both sizes of quilts will be free too! This is going to be so much fun!
What Fabric have I chosen?
Several quilters have asked to see more of the fabric that I have chosen for this years Sew Along.
I fell absolutely head over heels in love with these beautiful fabrics.
The fabric line is called Linen Texture by Makower UK.
They are not really prints, nor are they solid as there is a bit of 'texture' to it - like a linen look.
The gorgeous rich colours 'had me' big time. I know you will love them, too.
Here is a link to the Makower UK website so you can check it out.
Makower UK - Linen Texture collection
Sewing Experience Level?
I recommend 'experienced beginner' and up.
Please note: This is NOT a beginner how-to quilt.
This means you have accomplished a 1/4" seam, are comfortable with cutting,
measuring and have completed all the steps to finishing a quilt.
Fabric Kits...did I say Fabric Kits!! You bet I did, yes we absolutely will have Fabric Kits
and we expect them to ship at the beginning of June so you will have time to admire them.
We have one request and that is please place your orders for fabric kits asap.
We are working hard but are missing our BCS Team....A LOT!
Crossing our fingers that all will be lifted soon and the BCS Team will be together once again, well rested and ready to go.
But just in case and to make sure no one is disappointed, we would love your support by placing your orders in as soon as possible.