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Let’s Do This! The “Illusions” Block of the Month Sampler Quilt

When I first dusted off an old Kenmore sewing machine from storage, I didn’t know a single person nearby who sewed, and I didn’t know how to sew to straight line. Lucky for me, the world of social media was exploding. I found oodles of sewing videos on YouTube and websites. From videos explaining which needles work best with certain fabrics, to installing hidden zippers, I had a front row seat to some of the best sewing professionals around. I learned a lot! But I longed for the experience of sitting next to someone—a teacher, mentor–who could point out my mistakes and offer guidance in real time as opposed to sending an email and hoping for a response.

While nothing can make up for an in-person teacher, I love the thought of helping people with an entire project from start to finish. We’ve teamed up with Banyon Batiks, a division of Northcott Fabrics, to offer the exciting “Illusions” quilt top. It’s our studio’s debut Block of the Month project. Each month, we’ll send you one block to complete with step-by-step instructions. You have the entire month to finish your block (or take as long as you like). I love and live by no-pressure zones.

As we make the quilt top, you’ll be able to reach out to me with questions about the pattern, fabrics, or basic sewing tips. The best part, we get to learn together! The quilt top pattern includes some applique, paper piecing, and several different block styles. Beginners to advanced quilters can master this quilt top. When we’re finished, we’ll have a GORGEOUS quilt.

How it works: Sign up by placing a $50 deposit, which pays for the backing and pattern. Then, beginning in January, receive a block each month with full piecing instructions. We’ll bill you $25 per month for 12 months as we send you your monthly blocks–a total of 12 large blocks. The program includes ALL fabrics for the quilt top, binding, and YES, the quilt backing. When the quilt is finished, if you want us to quilt it, we’ll do so with a 10% discount for our long arm quilting services!

Participation is limited, so sign up NOW!

First blocks ship JANUARY 2022.

by Scott Flanagan | 88” x 112”
Available exclusively from Banyan Batiks

I look forward to sharing this journey with you!


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