It’s a new year, and that means that it is time for a NEW Quilt-A-Long! So today, we are launching the 2023 Sew With Me series! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt! 

The blocks will release the 2nd Thursday of each month. Each block will have a video tutorial and free PDF download.

->>Download the 2023 Sew With Me Block #1 Pattern here!

Watch the Sew With Me – Block #1 video tutorial here! 

Quilt-a-long Details 

  • Finished Block Sizes: All blocks will be available in 6½” and 12½”
  • Finished Quilt Sizes*: 12″ block quilt: 66″ x 81″, 6″ block quilt: 40″ x 49″ (*This is totally dependent upon the finishing options you choose!)
  • QAL includes patterns for 12 quilt blocks + finishing options and bonus ideas!
  • Videos release on the 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Free PDF downloads are included for each block (The full pattern will be available in my shop once all blocks are released)
  • I suggest prepping your fabric with starch or Mary Ellen’s Best Press prior to cutting your pieces.

Fabric Requirements (This is enough for both 12″ and 6″ blocks combined)

  • Background: 3-1/2 yards
  • Blocks: 12-14 Red FQs (18″ x 21″, feel free to use any colors you like!)
  • Sashing & Border 2: 1 yard Pink, 1/4 yard Red
  • Border 3: 2 yards Low Volume
  • Binding: 5/8 yard Red
  • Backing/Batting: 5 yards
  • (For the 12½”blocks, I’m using a mix of red fabrics from my stash and the Fat Quarter Shop Red Sampler FQ Bundle. For the 6½” blocks I am using Christmas Stitched by FigTree for Moda Fabrics)

Fabric Requirements 6″ blocks only:

  • Background: 1-3/8 yards
  • Blocks: 12-14 Red F8s (9″ x 21″, feel free to use any colors you like!)
  • Sashing & Border 2: 1/2 yard Pink, 1/4 yard Red
  • Border 3: 3/8 yard Low Volume
  • Binding: 3/8 yard Red (3) 2-1/2″ x WOF strips
  • Backing/Batting: 3-1/4 yards

Supplies Used in This Video:


  1. Just made block #7. Tried to get a 12 1/2 X 12 1/2 inch square out of it and it is too small. Fabric A was cut 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 and fabrics B,C, and D all cut 2 1/2 x 2 1/2. All sewn pieces have 1/4” seams. I can’t even get a 10 1/2 x 10 1/2” square out of it. Seems like measurements are off. Please advise.

    1. She remade the directions for this block because of the trouble everyone had. Cut all inner blocks at 3.25″. Cut all the outer blocks at 3.25 x 4.5″. This should give you enough to square up to 12.5″. Go to Block #7 video and she has the updated directions there. Good Luck!

      Sue Hudson

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