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!
- 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: 2-3/4 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
Block one down loaded as side two of the Sew With Me Fabric requirements etc. When is the release of the following blocks?
Enjoyed finding your homeschool /sewing info I homeschooled many moons ago and now my daughter is homeschooling also.
I too am doing the Sew with Me Series by Erica. She releases the tutorials on the second Thursday of each month. I hope this helps! I am having so much fun with her tutorials. I have just finished the blocks for the 2021-2022 series. Super cute!
This is delightful. I am always “in” for well thought out, clear patterns, and sewing along makes it even better. Thank you for your easy-to-follow videos.
I downloaded block 1 with no problems and enjoyed the tutorial, but the YouTube tutorial for block 2 days that it is private and cannot be viewed.
Thank you for this…. I love this block of the month.. i made the first one and i have been waiting for Feb block # 2. Have i missed it?? I cannot seem to find it.
I’m doing the sew with me block a month 2023. I just want to know what time does it come the web site .
Thank you Brenda
The blocks release at 10am MST (for the most part) on the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Love these blocks. I also love your quilted hearts pattern.
My favorite is the quilted hearts. I’m a suckered for everything red
I am just starting the 2023 Sew With Me 6 1/2” blocks and I want to use Christmas Stitch fabric from Fig & Co. Will a 10” layer cake be enough printed fabric to make the quilt with the 6 1/2” blocks? Thank you for all the terrific videos. They have been a great help to me. I’m looking forward to your answer. Pam Miller
Hi, yes, if you’re making the 6-1/2″ blocks a 42 piece layer cake should be enough.
Thompsa974@gmail.com I don’t understand what some symbols are ,for instance F8
Hi Anne, F8 is an abbreviation for fat eighth 9”x21”. It is half of a fat quarter (FQ-18”x21”)
Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I have two questions about the list of requirements. First, it lists sashing and Border 2, but I don’t see a Border 1. Is that because the sashing is considered Border 1? Also, for Border 3 it states Low Volume. Can you please explain what that means? Thank you for your help in creating my first quilt!