Hand Pieced QAL

Hand Pieced QAL: Half Square Triangles (Block 2)

Hand Pieced QAL: Half Square Triangles (Block 2)

Welcome to week 2 of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along! This week we are stitching up Half Square Triangle units. The instructions for this week’s block is over at Patty’s blog, Elm Street Quilts. So, pop on over there for the tutorial.  Here’s a video […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Week 1 Link-up

Hand Pieced QAL: Week 1 Link-up

Edited to add: Congratulations to this week’s winner Kim P.! This link-up will be open for one week – until Thursday, January 31 (4am ET/1am PT). You are welcome to share any and all of the blocks you completed this week. When this link-up closes, […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Four Patch Block (Block 1)

Hand Pieced QAL: Four Patch Block (Block 1)

 Welcome to Block 1 of the Hand Pieced Quilt Along! Today we will be tackling the most basic of blocks: the Four Patch. We will actually be hand piecing 4 Four Patch blocks and then sew them together into a larger Sixteen Patch block. You […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Frequently Asked Questions

Hand Pieced QAL: Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions We’ve been getting lots of great questions about the Hand Pieced QAL and thought it would be helpful to answer them all in one place. I’ll keep adding to this as new questions come up.  I’ve also created a video that goes over […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Quilt Reveal and Kick off!

Hand Pieced QAL: Quilt Reveal and Kick off!

The Big Reveal Ta da! I’m so excited to reveal the quilt that Patty and I designed for the quilt along. We hope you like it and are looking forward to getting started  hand piecing! The quilt features nine blocks, each of which finish at […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Fabric Requirements

Hand Pieced QAL: Fabric Requirements

(Disclosure: Some of these are affiliate links, which means I make a small commission¬†if you buy from them, at no additional cost to you. Rest assured that I only recommend products that I know and love.) The reveal of the Hand Pieced QAL is coming […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Sewing Through Seam Allowances

Hand Pieced QAL: Sewing Through Seam Allowances

In preparation for the Hand Pieced Quilt Along, Patty and I are posting today about dealing with seam allowances when hand piecing. You might wonder what we are talking about–don’t you sew them down, just like with machine piecing? Actually, no! You sew through them, […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Quilter’s Knots and the Running Stitch

Hand Pieced QAL: Quilter’s Knots and the Running Stitch

In our continuing series to explain the basics of hand piecing, today I wanted to really get down to the actually stitching! I’m excited to show you a couple different knots you can use and the basics of the running stitch. This stitch is the […]

Hand Pieced QAL: Cutting and Marking Fabric

Hand Pieced QAL: Cutting and Marking Fabric

Continuing with our series on preparing for the upcoming Hand Pieced QAL, Patty and I wanted to share our methods of cutting and marking the stitching lines for hand piecing. I created a short video explaining my method. If you would rather read than watch, […]

Hand Pieced QAL: What’s in My Sewing Bag

Hand Pieced QAL: What’s in My Sewing Bag

In preparation for the upcoming Hand Pieced QAL, Patty and I thought we would share some of our favorite notions for hand piecing. In fact, I’ve put together a little video explaining some of my favorites. In case you would rather read than watch, let […]