Sign ups open for the Snowflake Sew Along
In case you missed the email I sent out this morning we have finally opened up the sign up for the Snowflake Sew Along!
Snowflake - my next pattern will go live on October 1st and then we will ramp up the fun with a sew along a week later on the 7th. This sew along will be newsletter based - so instead of having to check out a blog post every week you will instead get a newsletter on Monday of that week.
Newsletters will include:
Links to shops carrying bundles and kits curated especially for the Snowflake pattern
Tips on planning out your design, coloring sheets are included in the pattern
Weeks that have instructions for cutting and block piecing will include a video that will help you along with each step.
Links to giveaways we will have each week over on Instagram.
Since this occurs during Halloween and Thanksgiving I wanted to spread the planning, cutting and sewing blocks out to make it very manageable over the course of 10 weeks. Feel free to participate as much or as little as you like. Sew Alongs are meant to be a time to meet new people, get inspired and motivated by their work and just have fun! I will also include a weekly watch list for cheesy Holiday movies (hello Hallmark I’m talking about you!) to watch together while we sew.
If you are a shop that plans on kitting or curating bundles for the pattern or just want a head start on getting all of our fabric picked out I have the fabric requirements listed below.
There are three different quilt designs:
1-color / This design uses a solid or patterned fabric as the entire background of the snowflake. A non-directional fabric works best with the HST - if you want them all to face the same direction additional fabric will be needed to make extra blocks.
4-color / This design uses 4 background fabrics, making a fun color block style background.
Scrappy / This design is the most fun and most flexible! Stick with the cutting plan for the required 13 fat quarters or go wild with a large stack of fabrics and just cut the amount of blocks needed. For the Ombré Confetti Metallic version above I chose a selection of 24 prints and just cut a few from each fat quarter until I had enough blocks.
I cannot wait to see what awesome fabric combinations you all come up with! The next email I will send out to the #snowflakesewalong group will have more info on sponsors + prizes up for grabs / bundles available / and what fabrics I chose to sew along with you all!