collect some fabrics and quilting supplies to join Ruth with a stitch along - free pattern

Tuesday Tutor Stitch Along - Part One: Getting Started

Tags: free design, free pattern, patchwork, stitch along

Tuesday Tutor is the beginning of a series of blogs posted every Tuesday for the next few weeks. I published this quilt originally over 10 years ago and thought it would be fun to recreate it. I hope you will join me for the coming weeks as I give you instructions on how to make this unique quilt sampler. This will be a great learning journey if you have never done quilting, or simply a fun way of making a quilt together and using bits and pieces in your stash. Join me as I work along.

To start, here is a photo of the sampler quilt you will be making. I give options along the way so you can make this sampler into a scrappy quilt if you want to use up some scraps of fabric. The finished quilt is approximately 34" x 46" - you can easily make it larger if you wish.

sampler quilt for stitch along

Sampler Quilt

There are SEVEN blocks in this quilt. These are:

  1. Rail Fence
  2. 9-Patch
  3. Corner Flip
  4. Friendship Star
  5. Log Cabin
  6. Flying Geese
  7. Double Monkey Wrench

Here are a list of fabrics you'll need. You don't have to use the same colors as I have but try to keep to dark fabrics where I use dark and light where I use light so you get a good balance in the quilt to see the finish design.

yardage for stitch along sampler quilt

Sampler quilt requirements

Other Requirements:

You will also need the following supplies:

  • Sewing Machine (unless you wish to stitch by hand, in which case a needle)
  • Rotary Cutter, Ruler, and Cutting Mat (for accurate cutting)
  • Neutral Thread for piecing
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Scissors, needles, pins, and other sewing supplies

These are the fabrics I have chosen to work with. It helps to clip off a small piece of fabric to pin or glue onto the page so I can easily refer to when needed.

Ruth's selection of fabrics pasted to the fabric requirements for easy reference when creating her fun stitch along quilt
fabric selection - glued to fabric requirements printout

Coming up: First Lesson

Rail Fence is our first block. Please gather your fabrics and supplies to be ready to start next week. For this block, you'll need fabrics #3, #5, and #6.

rail fence - computer generated block using EQ8
Rail Fence Block

See you next week!

PS: feel free to send me a photo of your fabric selection, I'd love to see it.

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1 comment

What a fun idea!

Barbara VandeVegt

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