Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sampler Shuffle

Many of us were drawn into quilting by patchwork. Those charming prints and scrappy quilts appeal to many of us. Some consider patchwork quilting the true American art. All those blocks with quirky or historically relevant names were often published in newspapers and magazines for quilters to collect and make. The patterns were clipped and saved carefully with their templates, often these were cherished and handed down mother to daughter.

Moda fabrics wants to celebrate this quilting tradition so they have created a new project called the Sampler Shuffle. This is a free program they invite independent quilt shops and their customers to participate in. Beginning on Friday November 6th at 6pm, you, our customers will be able to download a free sampler block once per week. 
We will leave each block pattern up for 3 weeks each and then they will be removed so you have to be sure to download the blocks before they disappear! 
Remember Fridays at 6pm! 

Setting instructions will be available on the website for the duration of the program.  If you would like to get started with picking your colors Moda tells us that two jellyrolls OR  two layer cakes OR one layer cake and one jellyroll will be enough to finish *most of the blocks! You may need a few odd bits, especially of background fabrics (depending on the fabric line you use) so be prepared with a few fat quarters of some supplements of whatever fabric line you choose. The setting fabric requirements are listed with the setting instructions if you want to go ahead and buy those so that you can coordinate your fabric choices as you  plan your project! 
 We hope that you will stayed tuned and participate in this fun project with us! We will have tips for you to help with your block construction along the way. This is a project that beginners can enjoy as well as the more experienced quilter. There will be a few copies of each week’s pattern at the shop for those who don’t internet yet!  We hope that you will share your progress with us via pictures on instagram (#modasamplershuffle #quilterscrossing) or on facebook or email!  We will all work on this together so we can show our progress, our different color ways etc... 

In the end we will each have a unique and beautiful sampler that finishes at: 60” x 68”. 
Check the website ( for Sampler Shuffle downloads beginning November 6th!
Happy Quilting!