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. 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.

    1. 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!

  2. 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

    Pam Miller
  3. 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!

    Hope Wenzel

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