You asked, and we delivered! FaveQuilts readers have told us how much they would love to participate in a beginners quilt-along so they can sharpen their skills and gain the confidence to tackle more advanced projects. Many of our readers want to learn the foundations of quilting and put them into practice so they have the experience to try more complicated patterns in the future.
FaveQuilts is answering this need with its first-ever beginners quilt-along! Quilt designer Christian Tamez will be our guide as we learn how to make a simple pinwheel table runner together. During the quilt-along, we’ll share our progress by posting photos or asking questions in the FaveQuilts Flickr group. This way we can all help each other and cheer each other on. And here’s the best part: at the end of the quilt-along, one participant from our Flickr group will be chosen at random to receive a special prize!
How to Participate
Join the Quilt-Along!
Share Photos and Make Friends
3. Share the quilt-along Facebook announcement with your friends so they can join too.
Tune in Mondays
So are you convinced you should join the quilt-along yet? Here’s how it works: the quilt-along starts today and runs for 4 weeks. Every Monday, we will post a written tutorial on FaveQuilts.com and a video tutorial on the FaveQuilts YouTube channel so you can complete the next portion of the quilt-along. Of course, you can always work at your own pace once the tutorials are posted. There’s no rush here; we are just having fun and learning together!
Week One, 3/19 – 3/25: Gathering Materials
Week Two, 3/26 – 4/1: Choosing and Cutting Fabrics
Week Three, 4/2 – 4/8: Piecing the Top
Week Four, 4/9 – 4/15: Quilting and Finishing
Week Five, 4/16: Winner Announced!
How To Enter the Quilt-Along Giveaway
- Post your project, finished or in progress, in the FaveQuilts Flickr group to be entered.
- Open to anyone 18+ in the U.S. or Canada.
- Photos must be posted by April 15, 2012, 11:59p EST.
Stay tuned for next week’s portion of the quilt-along right here on the FaveCrafts blog. We’ll share Flickr photos and comments from new participants so you can connect with other quilters. We’ll focus on cutting our fabric pieces for the table runner next week, and you’ll get some tips and tutorials from other quilt designers and bloggers to help.
Are you joining the Beginners Quilt-Along? Leave a comment and let us know!