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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Market Day Info ~ My New Sew-Along!!!

Here's your first glimpse of the fabrics that will be featured in my next Pocket Patchwork Sew~Along called......

Market Day!

It's been a long time since we've sewn together....too long, don't ya think?  I'm jazzed to get started.  I chose selected fabrics from my new Prairie Stitches collection for this quilt.  My sample will have a bit of a patriotic theme about it, but only because of the colors.  The quilt is different from any other I've done thus far, and I know you're going to love it!!  It is really, really cute, if I do (humbly) say so myself!!

The sew~along will begin late April, exact date is yet to be determined.  The size of the quilt is 30" x 30", with the block size at 3 inches.  Now...don't let that deter you as these are very, very simple blocks!!  Trust me, you won't have any trouble!  I also have something up my sleeve for those of you looking for a bigger challenge.  Hhmmm....got ya thinking??

There will be ten parts to our sew~along, with each part posting on a Friday.  The pattern for my Market Day sew~along quilt is completely free!!  The best way to receive the pattern instructions is via email so you can easily print them.  

To receive my blog posts via email, simply enter your email address in the "Follow by Email" icon, found on the right hand sidebar of my blog.  You'll receive a verification email, and once verified, you'll be all set!  

Now...let's talk yardage and fabric choices......

Once again, I am taking PRE-ORDERS for fabric kits of the exact fabrics you see in the photo above.  The kit includes all fabrics needed for the quilt top, binding, and backing!  (Backing fabric not shown, but will be from the Prairie Stitches collection.)  If you order a kit, it will ship in April and you will receive it before the sew-along begins.  

Order your kit before April 1st, 2014!!  
I'm sorry, but no orders will be taken after that date.

Click here for all order information.

International orders are welcome.  Click on the link above for order info.

As always, you can certainly choose your own fabrics, and we've had the pleasure of seeing many, many versions of my sew~along quilts during the "Airing of the Quilts" show-n-tell.  Love that!

Some thoughts about how to choose your fabrics.......

The red floral is the border for my quilt, and I chose 3 dark colors that coordinate with it: blues, golds and reds.  There are four light prints, and each has a different job in the quilt, so refer to my notes below in helping to choose those.  

Yardage Requirements for my Market Day Sew~Along quilt:

5" square of light print #1 (a light/medium like my berries & vines print work well)
5" x 11" of light print #2 
Fat eighth of light print #3
Fat quarter of light print #4 (make this light a bit darker than light print #2 and #3)
5" square of gold print #1
1/6 yard of gold print #2
10" square of blue print #1
Fat eighth of blue print #2
5" x 11" of red print #1
Fat eighth EACH of red prints #2, #3, #4 and #5
1/2 yard red floral
1/3 yard binding
1 yard backing

So, start rummaging through your fabric stash, clean and oil your machine, change your rotary blade, and get ready to sew!  I'll keep you posted on our start date and all that good stuff, so stay tuned to my blog!  

I can hardly wait!!


  1. Pam I'm excited about another one of your SALs!!! This year I have purposed to catch up on UFOs, but left room for a few little extras! Yours is always one of my favorites!! Thanks for being so generous with your talents!


  2. *starts rummaging through stash*

  3. Another quilt-a-long to look forward to!! Woohoo!

  4. I hope I can keep up with this! As Doniene said, UFOs are my priority this year, but I love your Pocket Patchwork--and three inch blocks make me happy! : )

  5. I've never done a SAL/QAL, and I can NOT wait for this one! I don't have much stash, but I am going to make a side trip to Homestead Hearth on our way to the State Swim Championships this weekend (our grands swim competitively). I've printed out the fabric requirements, so I'll be ready!!

  6. What gorgeous fabrics. I have always wanted to join in a SAL, but am kinda slow on sewing. Quilting is a new craft to me.

  7. Yippee! You are always full of wonderful surprises! It looks like this is going to be another great SAL! Thanks Pam!!!

  8. I'm looking forward to this!!!

  9. Its my therapy not only for myself, but for others, when i have accomplished a project, it is so rewarding , the love ,fellowship and support. i receive from my quilting group is priceless, and the the warmth of a quilt made with love is such a gift.

  10. Looking forward to it Pam! Miss you as a teacher - you're one of the best!

  11. I want to follow Market Day Sew-Along by email, please.
    annas17@sbcglobal.net I couldn't find a way to respond about this.