Are you ready to sew along with us? We’re kicking off two Spring Sew-Alongs here this month! Sew in April and May for your chance to win great prizes and to create a beautiful new quilt (or two!).

Sarah Schraw from Sarah Quilts will show you how to design your own “DYO Sampler” Quilt tomorrow. If you love samplers, why not design your own? Make any blocks you love, and join them to make a beautiful and unique sampler. Debbie Jeske from A Quilter’s Table will share a big list of favorite quilt block tutorials for you to pick and choose from. You can start today, selecting fabric to include and share via #dyosampler.

Mid-month, Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby will join us with a Mini Medallion Quilt pattern and tutorial! This fabulous little quilt allows you to participate in the medallion craze in a fun but manageable way. It’s a great skill-builder with a beautiful end result!

You can choose to sew along with either the DYO Sampler Quilt or the Mini Medallion Quilt, or both. Share progress pics and updates now through May 31 via your blog with a link in the comments below, or share on social media with #dyosampler and #minimedallion. Any photo or post showing progress on either quilt qualifies you as a participant. We’ll randomly select winners to win fabulous prizes on June 1 from our sponsors, Threadbias, Aurifil and C&T Publishing/Stash Books!

The Prizes

Three winners will receive a set of 10 Aurifil threads: Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, Fresh Modern & Timeless by Victoria Findlay Wolfe or Tula Pink. Quality Aurifil threads are perfectly suited for every quilt project. What happens when a great Italian thread maker joins forces with top quilters? You get thread with a passion!

Three winners will receive a set of three books from C&T Publishing/Stash Books: Playful Petals: Learn Simple, Fusible Appliqué 18 Quilted Projects Made From Precuts by Corey Yoder (designer of the Mini Medallion Quilt Pattern), Essential Sewing Reference Tool: All-in-One Visual Guide by Carla Hegeman Crim and Make & Love Quilts: Scrap Quilts for the 21st Century by Mary Katherine Fons.
Three winners will receive a 3-month subscriptions to the Threadbias Quilt Design Tool. The Threadbias Quilt Design Tool is an easy to use program to help you plan your quilt blocks and full-sized projects!

So will you join us? Let’s sew along together this spring!