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WEEK 1: School of Sewing Quilt-Along

WEEK 1: School of Sewing Quilt-Along

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odamay

Today we are so happy to announce Oda May's School of Sewing quilt-along! Class is in session...

A note about ratings for this quilt-along: Overall, the quilt is rated as Moderate, but many of the blocks fall into the Easy category. You will see the ratings vary between Easy and Moderate from week to week. For more information about what these ratings mean, click on the graphic above.

Welcome to Week 1 in Oda May's School of Sewing! It's me Oda May, here, the hostess of this quilt-along and the lady behind the scenes here at the Moda Bake Shop. My official title is Precut Guru because I'm pretty passionate about all those lovely sliced and diced bits of fabric we make here at Moda.

This week of the quilt-along is simple. I'll be giving a little bit of introductory information plus fabric requirements. Then we will press pause until August 21 when I'll share the instructions for block number 1. This allows everyone some time to agonize over fabric choices, change her mind at least once, and make a virtual or actual trip to the fabric shop to bring home the final selection.

SCHEDULE

A new block will be posted on either Monday or Tuesday each week, beginning on Monday, August 21 and ending with fireworks and fanfare on Tuesday, November 7. I have structured the blocks we are making each week so that it will be easy to keep up. I've also built a week in to take a break and/or catch up as needed. But please, go at your own pace!

THEME + PREVIEW

This quilt-along was inspired by my own massive wish list of Moda Bake Shop projects. There are so many things I'd like to make! So I've pulled together a variety of blocks I love and whipped them into this School of Sewing quilt:

Pattern instructions are written for layer cakes but can easily be adapted to fat quarters.

The quilt finishes at 88½" x 88½".

 

1 Layer Cake® or 11 fat quarters*
1 yard accent fabric
6⅓ yards of background + border fabric
8 yards backing fabric**
⅞ yard binding fabric

*For more print variety, I suggest using at least 20 fat quarters

**Calculated for 4" overage. Double check the measurements depending on the overage required for the finishing method you plan to use.

I've created a worksheet with outlines of the quilt that you can use to test out color schemes. Click on the Printer Friendly Version below to download and print it.

Please join us on the Facebook group {www.facebook.com/groups/MBSbakers}. This group will be a good place to share your fabric choices and ask questions as we go along.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Happy sewing,

 

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