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QAL: Fabric Requirements

QAL: Fabric Requirements

Written by: 
Oda May

With just one week until we kick off with our first block pattern, it's time to share the fabric requirements.

22 Fat Quarters OR 2 Layer Cakes
4 ½ yards background
1 yard border
5/8 yard binding
4 ½ yards backing

template plastic*
hand or machine applique supplies*

*these garnishes are optional and will only be used if you choose to follow the paths with applique blocks

Some notes about the design:

  • This quilt is designed to work with precuts - fat quarters or Layer Cakes® are the best choice. Working with fat quarters or Layer Cakes® will result in a delightfully scrappy quilt.
  • If scrappy is not your thing or you just want to have more repetition of prints or colors, you may decide to substitute a few of the fat quarters for a half yard or two of a favorite fabric.
  • The quilt is a medallion design meaning that we start with a center block and work our way out with a series of borders around the center - sort of like a giant log cabin!
  • Medallion quilts require a certain level of accuracy so before you start sewing, it's a good idea to practice and measure your scant 1/4" seam.
  • Even though the blocks themselves will be a surprise each week, you don't need to worry too much about color placement with a medallion design as the rounds each week let you balance things out a little easier than a standard horizontal sampler quilt.

We want you to have FUN with this quilt along! We have a wonderful team of Chefs who have worked very hard to design this experience and they are all around to answer questions throughout this process.  Don't forget to visit their sites and follow them to see what fabrics they're working with and get some sneak peeks into the process.


Christine Weld
blog: The Quarter Inch
instagram: @christine.weld

Jessica Dayon
blog: Skein and Hook
instagram: @skeinandhook

Kristin Esser
blog: Simple. Handmade. Everyday.
instagram: @kristin_esser

Kristina Brinkerhoff
blog: Center Street Quilts
instagram: @centerstreetquilts

Mary Andra Holmes
blog: Sisters Quilting Trunk
instagram: @mahquilter

Mona Phelps
blog: Kentucky Whittaker Creations

Sharla Krenzel
blog: Thistle Thicket Studio
instagram: @thistlethicketstudio


Sundays - informational and/or social posts (visit us on social media these days to check in!)

Mondays - Path A blocks

Wednesdays - Path B blocks

Fridays - borders/catch up days

The bus comes next week so pack your bags!!!!

Oda May

NOTE: This is one post in a series of quilt-along posts. Find the first one {here}.

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