Quilt-along alert: If you’ve been wanting to make my Scrappy Picnic Plaid pattern, now’s your chance! @thequiltersplanner is running a sew-along on Instagram over the next few months. Visit the #QP2016SewAlong hashtag on Instagram to see more!
This pattern originally appeared in the 2016 Quilter’s Planner, which is now sold out (although the 2017 Quilter’s Planner is available now!) So for those of you who have the 2016 Planner, bonus—you’ve already got the pattern! But even if you don’t have the Planner, you can still participate, because for the first time, I’m making the pattern available for everyone else! Click here to purchase it in my pattern shop.
Best of all, this is a sew-along with PRIZES! For every photo you post on Instagram tagged @thequiltersplanner and #QP2016SewAlong, you will be entered into the running for giveaways along the way! They’ve got fantastic prizes lined up from Handiquilter, Aurifil Thread, Threadcutterz, The Quilter’s Planner, and Stephanie at Late Night Quilter!
I can’t wait to see what you all do with this pattern!
Here’s the complete Scrappy Picnic Plaid Sew-Along schedule:
Week 1: Oct. 24-30
Get the pattern! You have one week to get your hands on the Scrappy Picnic Plaid pattern so that you can sew along with us! Find it right in the Patterns section of your 2016 Quilter’s Planner, or buy the pattern HERE if you do not have a 2016 Planner (be sure to order your 2017 Planner now so you don’t miss out on next year’s fun!) Share the graphic on Instagram to show the world you’re in on the Sew-Along, using hashtag #QP2016SewAlong !! (Note that the more photos you share and tag on Instagram, the more entries you have to win prizes along the way!)
Week 2: Oct. 31-Nov. 6
Choose your fabrics. Dig through your scraps, visit your local quilt shop, or swap with a friend. No matter your methods, gather your fabrics and show us what you’ll be sewing with! Scrappy or solids? Holiday prints or rainbow fun? Post a photo of your fabric choices on Instagram tagging #QP2016SewAlong!
November 7th – GIVEAWAY #1
Week 3: Nov. 7-13
Cutting. Post photos on Instagram showing your cutting progress, tagged with #QP2016SewAlong.
November 14th – GIVEAWAY #1
Week 4 and 5: Nov. 14-27
Sewing together the blocks and quilt top. You’ll have 2 weeks to sew your blocks and piece your quilt top! We will be sharing progress and encouragement on @thequiltersplanner Instagram feed, and look forward to sewing along with you! Again, post photos on Instagram showing your piecing progress, tagged with #QP2016SewAlong to enter the giveaways.
November 28th – GIVEAWAY #3
Week 6 and 7: Nov. 28-Dec. 11
Quilting and finishing. You’ll have 2 weeks to quilt and finish your Scrappy Picnic Plaid quilt, and we will be cheering you on!
December 12th – GIVEAWAY #4
Week 8: Dec. 12-16
Final Link Up. You will have one extra week to finish up any final touches needed to complete your quilt and get the perfect photo of your completely finished and quilted Scrappy Picnic Plaid quilt on Instagram, tagging #QP2016SewAlongFINISH to be entered to win the Grand Prize!
December 17th – GRAND PRIZE
Winner chosen from finished projects tagged #QP2016SewAlongFINISH!