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The Fussy Cut Sampler Quilt Along 2

The Fussy Cut Sampler Quilt Along 2

Hello! I'm so excited you're joining me for this Quilt Along. I've always found it's more fun to quilt with friends, and it's even better when everyone is working on the same project so we can all talk about the same thing. (It's like when all your friends are watching The Bachelor, woah there text message chains!) 

So, here's the deal. I want this to be a relaxing and fun quilt along where you end up creating something you totally love by the end. I know quilt alongs can have stressful deadlines, so I'm doing my best to take that part away, while still providing fun incentives for keeping on track.

 

HOW TO PLAY ALONG


This quilt along will be hosted on instagram, and I'll likely do weekly roundups here on the blog! To play along:

  1. You must have an public Instagram account. If you have a private page, I'm sorry but I won’t be able to see your picture so you would not be eligible to win prizes. Please consider setting your account to public during this sew along, or create a second account just for your images.
  2. Use the hashtag #thefussycutsamplerQAL2 on all images so I can find them!
  3. Follow me and each of the prize sponsors to be eligible to win the prizes! (@kristisquilting, @daylightcompany, @wonderfilspecialtythreads, @kaiscissors).
  4. You must post 3 blocks per week, no set post dates, but your blocks must be posted between Monday - Sunday to be eligible to win a weekly prize.
  5. As we sew, we'll be posting 3 blocks/week (in order) for 16 weeks, plus one extra week at the end for putting together your quilt top!
  6. If you fall behind, don't worry, as long as you've finished all your blocks by the end of the Quilt Along, you'll be eligible to win a grand prize.

Let's talk PRIZES!!
 

To be eligible to win prizes, your blocks need to be part of this specific quilt along. So quilts in progress from previous quilt alongs will not be eligible to win the prizes.

Weekly: There will be a small weekly prizes that will be a surprise. It could be anything from an Enamel Pin to a Digital Pattern or a Spool of Thread. Winners will be randomly selected from the folks who successfully complete 3 blocks within the Monday - Sunday timeframe.

Grand Prizes: There are five grand prizes for five different winners! To win 4 of the grand prizes, you must finish all 48 quilt blocks by the end of the Quilt Along. The 5th grand prize will be for participants who complete a quilt top.

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Slimline Lamp from Daylight Company. Wake up your sewing space with the best light out there! The slimline is a must-have for your sewing room, once you use it you'll wonder how you ever did without it!
[must complete 48 quilt blocks by 8/17]


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3 Piece Professional Shears set from Kai Scissors. These scissors are incredible - the professional weight gives just enough heft for all your sewing needs. Plus, with three different sizes, you'll have a scissor for every project.
[must complete 48 quilt blocks by 8/17]


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3 Konfetti 50wt Thread Packs from Wonderfil Specialty Threads. These 50wt threads sew like a dream through your machine. Double gassed to eliminate all lint, they're strong, stable, and beautiful - just what every quilter needs.
[must complete 48 quilt blocks by 8/17]


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Edge to Edge quilting by Kristi Ryan for your Fussy Cut Sampler. You've made your blocks, you deserve a rest! Work with Kristi to pick the perfect all-over pattern for your sampler.
[must complete 48 quilt blocks by 8/17, quilt top must be completed within 3 months of the end of the quilt along]


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The Final Grand prize is for folks who not only complete all 48 quilt blocks, but who also complete their entire quilt top by 8/12/2018. Anyone who meets this goal will be entered to win custom quilting by Kristi Ryan. Custom quilting really brings a quilt to life, and Kristi's skills are outstanding! I'm so excited that she's offered this prize to a lucky quilt along-er! Custom quilting takes your quilt from Wow! to KAPOW!

I hope you're getting excited for the quilt along, because I certainly am!!! Will you be sewing with a limited palette? a theme? anything goes? I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone makes!

Save Yourself a Headache! Errata!

Save Yourself a Headache! Errata!

Bad Banana Patterns and the Zip Around Pouch

Bad Banana Patterns and the Zip Around Pouch