I am so excited to announce that the Whitney Sews Sampler Sew Along is starting and I would love for you to join in! Each month I’ll be sharing a step by step tutorial to make a traditional quilt block as well as how to sew the blocks together to create a sampler style quilt that finishes in a great lap quilt/baby quilt size.
Not sure what a sampler quilt is?? Sampler quilts become popular in the mid 1800s when quilts were broken down into grid like units (or blocks) for piecing for the first time. Each block in a sampler quilt is a unique design, but often all the same size. This allowed the quilters to have variety in what they were sewing and practice precision piecing without sewing the same blocks over and over again. Sampler quilts also allow the quilt maker the opportunity to test out several blocks before choosing one or two to use for their next quilt.
Each of the blocks I will be teaching measure 12 x 12 inches when finished. I chose this larger size because it’s easier for beginners to work with larger pieces when learning how to piece quilts together. The first block of the series will be posted next Wednesday, so make sure you have some fabrics picked out so you can start right in!
Find out the rest of the details, including how many fabrics you’ll need, in the video HERE!
I hope you will join me in the Sampler Sew Along! If you do, make sure to share a pic of your blocks with #SamplerSewAlong so we can all see your wonderful blocks! Until next week, Happy Sewing!