Abbie from Sparkle On! takes us out of the sewing room for block five of Sew Let’s Quilt Along–we’re going on a field trip to the quilt shop!

Sew Let's Quilt Along Quilt Shop
Sew Let’s Quilt Shop block designed by Abbie Danahy of Sparkle On with Abbie

Abbie included some adorable appliqué templates, but don’t be afraid to customize your shop to suit your own taste. I work out of a converted garage, and frequently invite friends to “shop” from my stash, so my quilt shop, Becca’s Quilt Garage, is a tongue-in-cheek reflection of my own studio, unlimited coffee and all.

Unfamiliar with Sew Let’s Quilt Along?

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  1. If using directional fabrics for your quilt shop front (like I did), pay attention to the orientation of the fabric when cutting. For example, when cutting the 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ pieces, you’ll want 5 of them oriented horizontally and 2 of them oriented vertically.
Sew Let's Quilt Along Quilt Shop

2. Again, if using directional fabric, pay attention to the orientation of the stitch-and-flip squares at the top of the door.

3. I knew I wanted to put signs in the windows, so I went with a single piece of fabric for the windows instead of piecing them. The fabric is meant to suggest sunlight reflecting off of glass.

4. Pigma Micron Pensare ideal for writing letters on these tiny signs!

5. Stabilizer helps to eliminate puckers when you appliqué, especially when using decorative stitches. I like Ricky Tims’ Stable Stuff, but there are plenty of other options available.

6. If you like those window boxes, I cut the boxes to 2″ x 1/2″. The flowers are 2″ x 3/8″, and I cut improvised curves from the top. The bottom of the flowers is aligned with the windowsill. The boxes are layered on top, just covering the bottom edge of the flowers.

Sew Let's Quilt Along Quilt Shop
Sew Let's Quilt Along

What’s Next?

Partners in Design Logo

Segment One Hosts

Abbie of Sparkle On!
April of JANDA Bend Quilts
Becca of Pretty Piney Quilts (that’s me!)
Bobbi of Snowy Days Quilting
Karen of Tu-Na Quilts, Travels, & Eats
Kathleen of Kathleen McMusing
Sandra of Sandra Healy Designs
Sandy of SandyStar Designs
Sherry of Powered by Quilting

Jen of The Inquiring Quilter isn’t officially hosting this segment, but she’s been sewing along and has some great tips, too.

How to Enter the Prize Drawing–SEGMENT ONE ENTRIES OPEN NOW

Hold your horses! Remember, this time around the prize drawings are held after each segment instead of after each block. Here’s a refresher about how it all works:

We’ve divided the quilt-along into three segments, with prizes at the end of each segment (plus the grand prize at the end of the whole thing). Because oh yes, there are prizes! Before the end of each segment, make all of the designers’ blocks in that segment and share either one photo of the blocks together or one photo of each block, but all posted at the same time in one location (all in one Facebook post, or all in one Instagram post, or all in one blog post). Here are the three ways you can enter:

  • Join the Partners in Designs Facebook group and post your entry there.
  • Post your entry on Instagram with the hashtag #SewLetsQAL.
  • Link up to a linky party that will appear in a wrap-up post at the end of each segment on the segment hosts’ blogs. (It’s the same linky party on every participating blog, so you only need to link up ONCE.)

The Prize Drawing for Segment One: May 21, 2019

Segment One entry is NOW OPEN and closes on May 20, 2019 (11:59 pm Eastern). Here’s what you could win if you make all of the Segment One blocks (#1-#5):

The next block releases on May 21, 2019.

Sew Let’s Quilt Along Block Five: Quilt Shop

11 Replies to “Sew Let’s Quilt Along Block Five: Quilt Shop

    1. I guess you’ll just have to make another one! πŸ™‚ The fabric window boxes look much nicer than my actual ones do right now…I seem to have planted literal late bloomers.

  1. I’ll be right over for some unlimited coffee! I love the brick facade of the store and the embellishments.

  2. I want to go in Becca’s Quilt Garage! It looks so inviting and unlimited coffee, you can’t beat that!
    Your post is full of awesome tips, thank you Becca πŸ™‚

    1. Aw, thanks, Abbie! I had so much fun deciding how to decorate the shop you designed. Thanks for a great block! (PS-you can visit the Garage whenever you’re in the area!)

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