“Sew, Let’s Quilt Along” Finale!


This is the final post for the Sew Let’s Quilt Along!

Included are my small project ideas and all the info to enter your chance in our awesome Grand Prize package!!! Thank you everyone who quilted and followed along during this QAL. It’s been a pleasure collaborating with all the Partners in Design and seeing the enthusiasm of the participants as they made each block.

Segment 3 Small Project

I made a wall hanging/mini quilt with the four blocks from Segment 3; Buttons, By the Bolt, Rotary Cutter and Who’s Got the Thimble. I printed the QAL logo onto fabric to use as the center piece.


When drawing out a layout on graph paper for this piece, I used the finished block size 12” x 12.” This size is much easier to work with than let’s say 11 ¾” or 11 5/8″ finished, which some of my blocks ended up being!  For anyone who had blocks not exactly at 12½” x 12½” this method may help you too!

I trimmed each block to 12” square and added a thin white border around them to make them 12 ½” square. I think it offsets the blocks nicely as well.

Cutting requirements:

Four QAL blocks at 12” square

Block Borders:

(8) at ¾” x 12”

(8) at ¾” x 12 ½”

Background Pieces:

(2) at 4 ½” x 12 ½”

(2) at 6 ½” x 8 ½”

Center Piece: 4 ½” x 8 ½”

Center Piece borders:

Inside: (2) at 2 ½” x 4 ½”

(2) at 2 ½” x 8 ½”

Outside (2) at 2 ½” x 8 ½”

Quilt piece border:

(2) at 2 ½” x 32 ½”

(2) at 2 ½” x 36 ½”

*Sew with ¼” seams

Finished size: 36” x 36”

I completed one of my Segment 2 projects after the post. My mother was visiting me and admiring all the designer’s quilt blocks that I had made thus far. With Karen’s Iron Block, she loved the rick rack detail and said “look there is even steam coming out!” She thought it would make a perfect potholder, so that is what I made!

I trimmed this block the down to 11” square and made a quilt sandwich using The Warm Company Insul-Bright Mylar/Poly Batting in the middle.  This potholder is not only functional but also a pretty decorative addition to the kitchen.


I used what I think of as a classic potholder quilt pattern, crisscross straight lines 1 1/2″ apart. Did you notice that one of my lines is way off?! I did too after seeing the picture and will be fixing that little booboo. ;)

To bind the potholder I found a perfect tutorial from Make It & Love It. It uses a bias binding with directions for a loop for hanging.

#sewletsqal iron back detail

Visit the hosts to see their Segment 3 small projects or their completed quilt top using all 13 blocks! Hosts are providing their own tips, tutorials, and/or free pattern links for the final projects.

Abbie Danahy of Sparkle On! >>>You are here! >>>Small Projects
April Adams of  JANDA Bend Quilts >>>Quilt Top
Becca Fenstermaker of Pretty Piney Quilts >>>Quilt Top
Bobbi Bridgeman of Snowy Days Quilting >>>Quilt Top
Jennifer Fulton of the Inquiring Quilter>>> Small Projects
Karen Thurn of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, and Eats >>>Small Projects
Kathleen McCormick of Kathleen McMusing >>>Small Projects
Sandy Maxfield of SandyStar Designs >>>Small Projects

Sherry Shish of Powered by Quilting >>>Quilt Top



  • Color My World Quilt Kit by Nancy Smith featuring Boundless Blenders Ombre fabrics from Bluprint! This kit includes the quilt top and binding fabric with the printed pattern. Quilt size 58” x 70.”




  • A fat quarter bundle from the “Jungle Cruise” collection from Island Batik!


  • Two Vintage Blessings table runner patterns; October and November and two packets of 12 piece laser-cut appliqués; Butterflies and Pink Ribbons from Shabby Fabrics!

A special thanks to Timeless Treasures and Shabby Fabrics for supporting us throughout the Sew Let’s QAL.

Segment 3 Prize Linky

To enter Segment 3’s contest giveaway:

Complete all four of the blocks in Segment 3 and post one photo showing all of your completed blocks on our FB page, IG #sewletsqal, or the linky party below by September 9th 11:59 pm (EST). You can view the prizes here.

Opens 12:00 am 8/27 through 11:59 pm 9/9/19.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Grand Prize Linky

Complete all 13 blocks and share a photo of your small projects or completed quilt top using all thirteen blocks on our FB page, IG #sewletsqal, or the linky party by September 23rd 11:59 pm (EST).

Open 12:00s am 8/27 through 11:59 pm 9/23/19.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

The prizes are open to international  participants and all participants must be at least 18 years old.

Please make your blocks your own in fabrics and embellishments, but only those that make the designer’s pattern are eligible for prize entry.

All patterns are free during the duration of the QAL.

Thank you to all our QAL Sponsors!

Timeless Treasures 
Dear Stella
Everything Mary
Island Batik
Shabby Fabrics
Warm Company
Prym Co.

Thank you to all of the participants!!!! It’s been a true pleasure!



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