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Quilt Along With us! Let’s Make a Sampler!

by Beth Cooper

Hold on to your winter hats, boys and girls, we are getting ready to have some cold weather fun over here at Nancy’s Notions! We are starting a Quilt Along with our free quilt block series! This is a fun and easy project that is F-R-E-E free! And who doesn’t love fun, easy, and free? I certainly do!!

This is the perfect project for those cold dreary days that a lot of us are facing right now. (For those who are living in warmer climates, you’ll love this project too. Even if you’re wearing shorts.) Each week we release a new quilt block pattern. All you have to do is print it or download it and voila! You’re ready to start sewing!

There will be 20 blocks total. Each block is 12 1/2″ and will finish at 12″ once you have them all sewn together. This makes a gorgeous sampler!

This is an example of the sampler that can be made with
all of the free block patterns from Nancy’s Notions. This quilt by Cindy Valbert.
Another example of a sampler made with the blocks from Nancy’s Notions.
This quilt was made by Faye Pottorff.

Each week the next block in the series will be posted on our homepage and under “Quilting 101.” Under the Quilting 101 category, there is a sub-category called “Free Quilt Blocks.” All of the blocks will be able to be found there after they are posted each week.

(Disclaimer: These blocks were originally released by Nancy’s Notions in 2018, so some of you may already have them.)

There are no rules to this quilt along. There is no sign-up sheet. You don’t have to let us know that you are participating. All you have to do is download or print the free block patterns each week and make the blocks! It’s so easy! I would love to see some pictures of your process though! Feel free to send me pictures of your blocks as you sew along – I may just show them right here in my blog! You can email me at beth@nancysnotions.com.

I truly can’t wait to see everyone’s quilts when they are finished! What colors will you use? This quilt would be perfect for using up scraps or for that new fabric that you’ve had your eye on! When you get your quilt finished, be sure to send it in to Quilt & Tell! We love to see what you have made and your quilt may be chosen to be featured. To learn more about how to enter Quilt & Tell, click here.

Looking for the perfect fabric to start your sampler?
Get ready to fall in love with Kaffe Fassett’s Rainbow Colorway 10″ Squares!
These are gorgeous and will make beautiful blocks!! Find them here!

I hope you enjoy this super fun quilt along! Happy sewing!

‘Til next time!

Beth

Here are the links to each block that have already been released:

  1. Week 1 is the Jacob’s Ladder block. You can find it here.
  2. Week 2 is the Grecian Square block. You can find it here.
  3. Week 3 is the Ohio Trail block. You can find it here.
  4. Week 4 is the Star Puzzle block. You can find it here.
  5. Week 5 is the Wyoming block. You can find it here.
  6. Week 6 is the Friendship Stars block. You can find it here.
  7. Week 7 is the Ohio Star Variation block. You can find it here.
  8. Week 8 is the Prairie Queen block. You can find it here.
  9. Week 9 is the Churn Dash Star block. You can find it here.
  10. Week 10 is the Cross Country block. You can find it here.
  11. Week 11 is the Eddystone Light block. You can find it here.
  12. Week 12 is the Dutchman’s Puzzle block. You can find it here.
  13. Week 13 is the Courthouse Steps block. You can find it here.
  14. Week 14 is the Farm Friendliness block. You can find it here.
  15. Week 15 is the Waterwheel Block. You can find it here.
  16. Week 16 is the Weathervane Block. You can find it here.
  17. Week 17 is the Rising Star Block. You can find it here.
  18. Week 18 is the Basket Block. You can find it here.
  19. Week 19 is the Shoo Fly Block. You can find it here.
  20. Week 20 is the Big T Block. You can find it here.

Each week’s newest block can always be found on our homepage, as well as under the category Free Quilt Blocks. (Just click on Quilting 101 and you will see lots of quilting categories! Free Quilt Blocks is just one of them!)

Looking for information on finishing your Quilt Along Sampler? Click here!

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Ki Trelaine
Ki Trelaine
5 months ago

Thank You – I will work to catch up with everyone.

Colleen Ritella
Colleen Ritella
5 months ago

I love the multi color border on the free quilt blocks…..are their any instructions on making that?

Marlyn Wallace
Marlyn Wallace
4 months ago

I’m not seeing fabric requirements listed anywhere. How many lights, mediums & darks are needed, and in what amounts. Thanks in advance

Judith Underwood
Judith Underwood
4 months ago

How much sashing material is needed?

Marylou
Marylou
4 months ago

Where do we find the list of fabrics needed to make this quilt?

Jean Lazane
Jean Lazane
3 months ago

It’s January 11 and I’m late to the party. Just found this project and I’m really anxious to get started. When is block 14 scheduled to be released?

Denise Cote
Denise Cote
3 months ago

I’m just starting on this and am already worried about how to finish it. Are there instructions for how to do the pieces that go around each square before connecting all the rows?

Rhonda
Rhonda
3 months ago

Where will I find Block 14 thru 20 to finish the sampler

Bonnie Smola
Bonnie Smola
2 months ago
Reply to  Rhonda

Where will I find Block 114 thru 20 to finish the sampler?

April
April
2 months ago

What are the fabric requirements? There was a mention of scraps but I might like to use just basic colors. Thank you.

Marlyn Wallace
Marlyn Wallace
2 months ago

Where’s the pattern for week 16? I thought they were dropped on Wednesdays. It’s now Friday night and I can’t seem to find it. Thank very much.

Debra Mcmahan
Debra Mcmahan
2 months ago

Where do I find the fabric requirements?

Margie
Margie
2 months ago

Beth love the quilt but it would be nice if we could find out what each HST had the finished size after trimming – really frustrating and where is last weeks pattern

Denise Cote
Denise Cote
2 months ago

oh my gosh, I’m all caught up! Thank goodness tomorrow is Wednesday!

Denise Cote
Denise Cote
1 month ago

Is week 17 coming soon?

Hazel A. Allen
Hazel A. Allen
1 month ago

I see the 16 blocks that I printed off and then I found 17 and 18 but am unable to find and print off 19 and 20. Could be have the names of the two blocks for 19 and 20 or where can we find the original ones that go with the quilt? Thank you so much for providing this information for us. We will be making this quilt for a charity quilt for a family.

Hazel A. Allen
Hazel A. Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  Beth Cooper

Thank you for getting back with me. Will look forward to getting them soon.

Hazel A. Allen
Hazel A. Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  Beth Cooper

Hi Beth: Thanks for all your help with this project.
I am still unable to find Block 19 that you told us above it would be released on 2/21/24. Where will we be able to find this as it is not in the list above with the others. Thanks so much.

Denise Cote
Denise Cote
1 month ago
Reply to  Hazel A. Allen

Can you tell me where you found 17 and 18. I’ve been looking all over.

Denise Cote
Denise Cote
1 month ago

Thank you!

Darlene Crew
Darlene Crew
1 month ago

I am looking for the instructions to sew the quilt together. I have looked twice and still have not found them.

Thank you
Darlene Crew