Simple Sampler Quilt Along Details

I’m so excited that some of you are wanting to quilt with me!  If you are new to quilting, not sure where to start, or just love sharing in the experience – you are in the right spot!  We will start with the most basic of blocks and proceed to a few more challenging, feel free to work at your own pace too – no pressure :)

My desire is to introduce all the basic, necessary skills for a quilter.  As you see there are 16 blocks, each is 12″ with the sashing (white space between blocks) the quilt finishes at 58 inches square.  

I have the fabrics pictured in the quilt, 1/2 yard of 8 fabrics.  More than enough :)  if you are pulling scraps the largest square we cut will be 7 3/4″, just find lots of scraps that work well together.  2 yards of white, or neutral of your choice. (I got my white – here!)  Eventually when we make a back, you will need 4 yards, and 1/2 a yard for binding – I think mine will be scrappy with the extra bits.

8 – 1/2 yard cuts + 2 yards of white

Other needed items ::
Sewing machine :)
Rotary cutter & mat
Rectangular Ruler
Marking pen or pencil

I have made a button for those participating!

Add it where you like and spread the word :)  I will compile a list of participants from yesterday’s post and this one, and make a list next week so we can cheer each other along!

Are you ready!?  There’s time to shop for fabric, if needed, I plan to post the first two blocks mid-week next week.

Happy Quilting~
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By |2019-01-25T13:20:09-06:00June 14th, 2010|quilt-along|74 Comments


  1. Samelia's Mum June 15, 2010 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Looks like fun. I'm eager to have a go at some new blocks and quilting techniques. Looking forward to it :-)

  2. Barbara June 15, 2010 at 12:46 am - Reply

    You can count me in also. I have always liked doing the sampler quilts especially since they teach me new sewing techniques.

  3. Busty LaRue June 15, 2010 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Never done a sampler quilt before…would love to join in on this one. I have tons of fabric in my stash that I need to use up!

  4. KaHolly June 15, 2010 at 4:17 am - Reply

    You've done a nice job putting these blocks together. ~karen

  5. Tonya's Sewing Room June 15, 2010 at 4:27 am - Reply

    I'm in for sure……I'll dig out fabric today, I'm hoping to have it in my stash. I'll grab that button and add it to my blog. Thanks for putting this all together. I can imagine how much work it is.

  6. CLAUDIA June 15, 2010 at 4:45 am - Reply

    hola amy

  7. NanaKaren June 15, 2010 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Yes, please count me in! Even though I have a few ongoing projects, I can work in a couple new blocks from this QAL in a week or so.

    Thanks for doing this!


  8. Melissa June 15, 2010 at 5:31 am - Reply

    Count me in. You have put together such fun blocksand the color combo's look great. Time to head to my fabric stash. So much fun!!

  9. Emma June 15, 2010 at 5:56 am - Reply

    I'll be doing it, but I'll be working on scaling the sizes…I'm wanting it to be a baby quilt size (so no bigger than 40" wide). We'll see…I'll be sure to follow along with you!

  10. Joanna June 15, 2010 at 6:01 am - Reply

    I'm joining you, Amy. I like quilting with an online group, so this will be fun for me. And I have plenty of fabric to choose from.

  11. Isabel June 15, 2010 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Oh I would like to join. This will be my second quilt ever :) however, I won't be able to work on it until mid July. I'm going on vacation with kiddos next week.

    btw, love your blog and tutorials!

  12. Susan June 15, 2010 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Am gonna try to keep up with this one…will use my stash fabrics…I've acquired quite a bit since I started quilting last July:)Maybe a xmas theme…will see.

  13. Stormy Days June 15, 2010 at 6:31 am - Reply

    I want to play, I've never done this before, but I like your sampler blocks. It will be like my first quilt class.

  14. Andrea June 15, 2010 at 6:48 am - Reply

    HI Amy,
    that's such a pretty sampler, and I love the fabrics you've chosen!
    I'm not a 'along' type of person, as they end up being unfinished works for me. Something always gets in the way and I get behind. But I can't wait to read your tutorials and learn from them! Sounds like it will be fun…

  15. call me crazy June 15, 2010 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Very nice! I can't start another project, but I'll be peeking in and cheering from the sidelines. ;-)

  16. Tracie June 15, 2010 at 7:23 am - Reply

    Just added your button to my blog! I'm in!!!

  17. bethanndodd June 15, 2010 at 7:25 am - Reply

    I have so many things going on but I am going to do it anyway! Hooray, this is my first quilt-along…can't wait!

  18. live a colorful life June 15, 2010 at 7:36 am - Reply

    I'm IN! I'll add the button to my blog later today. Fun!

  19. Natalia from Piece N Quilt June 15, 2010 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Sounds like fun! And the button is a great idea! :)

  20. a.niza June 15, 2010 at 8:02 am - Reply

    yay! I'm in…love the button too ;-)

  21. Amy June 15, 2010 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Amy, this is so cute! And why oh why did I have to see it? I am just going to have to join :)
    Good thing I have a little bit more time this summer! Now I am off to shop my stash!

  22. That Girl June 15, 2010 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Count me in! I love quilt alongs and I've never made a sampler quilt so this will be fun!

    Jennifer :)

  23. Terry's Crafty Fingers June 15, 2010 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Hi, I've never made a quilt before but would love to join in if it's not to late. Please bear with me if I ask something dumb sounding. I have some of the items needed and will be picking up the rest tomorrow.

  24. Lindsay June 15, 2010 at 9:34 am - Reply

    looka great, I would love to quilt along too, I think I have 8 different but the same fabrics that would look good together! Cant wait to get started!

  25. edakid June 15, 2010 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Count me in..I would love to do a sampler quilt…Please have patience I am still learning..

  26. georgie June 15, 2010 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Hi Amy,
    I could do with trying a sampler quilt and it's nice to have a go at something structured and motivated rather than trying to muddle through something on my own I can't wait!!
    Georgie x

  27. Petit Debutant June 15, 2010 at 10:57 am - Reply

    Wish I could, but I have taken a pledge (to myself) that I cannot join any more things until I have completed at least half of my UFO list which right now stands at 16!

  28. Deci June 15, 2010 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I'll try to keep up. I'm finishing my accidental quilt, and also sewing up washcloths to send to the Gulf at Craft Hopes current project.
    I added the button at my blog

  29. Charlotte June 15, 2010 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    I am a brand new quilter and am sooo excited about your quilt along! I've loved (and book-marked) your tutorials! This is just what I need to move along.

  30. Charlotte June 15, 2010 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I am a brand new quilter and am sooo excited about your quilt along! I've loved (and book-marked) your tutorials! This is just what I need to move along.

  31. creativedawn June 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I put your button on my side bar of this blog and will blog about it as soon as I round up some fabs for the quilt!

    hugz, Pam

  32. creativedawn June 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Well, I just couldn't wait until the fabrics were picked…takes me waaay toooo long! blogged about you here…

  33. Jacque. June 15, 2010 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Hey Amy…I'm thinkin' I need to join this as I have some fabric I was going to use for another quilt that I have since decided not to do. Perfect designs to use these fabrics for. Plus, joining the quilt along will keep me moving on it. {grin}

  34. Melanie June 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    That will be my first QAL! Looking forward to it! :)

  35. christine June 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy, I can't wait to start. I am a beginner and love fabric, so I hope to be using some of my stash. I hope that being part of a the quilt around will keep me going.

  36. quilterfaye June 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy,May not be a beginner but I still need help! I'd love to try new blocks. Please may I join In. No Blog Yet.

  37. Carol June 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    I really want to do your quilt along so hopefully, I can get my siggy blocks finished this week. If only there were 50 hours in a day.

  38. Poppyprint June 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    very cool that you're going to do a traditional sampler quilt along. Once people make these blocks, they'll be able to just about make anything they wish!!

  39. BethG June 15, 2010 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    This will be perfect for some stashbusting. I've been wanting to do a sampler quilt for some time now. Thanks, I'm looking forward to this!!

  40. Sew Lovins June 15, 2010 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Cool…I have always wanted to do a sampler quilt! Thanks

  41. Heather June 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm - Reply

    I'm away from my sewing machine until Sunday but I'd love to join!

  42. Anna.G. June 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    I'm in! we are on vacation next week but i hope to get along the week after.

  43. Beana June 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Hi friend! Your blog looks great :) I don't get to see it much b/c I usually read blogs in Google Reader and your feed only gives a link…not the text. Reading blogs on my iphone is my wind down time at night in bed! So thrilled with the success the Lord is blessing you with.

  44. Rose D. June 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I have never done something like this before but want to post the button on my facebook page. I am not sure how to go about it but I copied and pasted your link which does direct people back here but if there's a way you can tell me to copy the button, I'd gladly do that as well =)

    Rose D.

  45. Melissa June 16, 2010 at 6:22 am - Reply

    I have picked my fabric and decided on a Christmas Theme. I am so excited to get started.

  46. Karen June 16, 2010 at 10:00 am - Reply

    I'm in! I'm hoping to use some of my many scraps.

  47. grammy and papi June 16, 2010 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Yes, yes, please count me in. I know I have too many other things going right now, but so want to learn how to quilt.

    Have a God Filled Day

  48. Wenchy Woman June 16, 2010 at 10:30 am - Reply

    I was trying to figure out what kind of quilt I should make for my son with my husbands rejected work shirts (the fabric is in great shape but there are only so many time you can replace buttons ect). After seeing the picture of the proposed quilt my son spent a while trying to peel his jaw off the floor. I will be doing this and I snagged a button for my blog. :)

  49. crickets June 16, 2010 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I'm in – love sampler quilts and this is just perfect! Can't wait to start :)

  50. Linda June 16, 2010 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Count me in! Sounds like fun!

  51. Liz June 16, 2010 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    i really would like to do this .Hoping and praying I do not get distracted

  52. Kelly June 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    This sounds so great! I'm just wondering if you have an approximate idea of how long this may go for and what the pace will be like? I really want to join in but would like to figure out if I have enough time.
    Thanks for your hard work!

  53. teresamnj June 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    Can't wait to start, and posted it on my blog!

  54. Veronica June 16, 2010 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy!
    I want to participate in the sampler quilt … I learn with you!
    I will put the button on my blog for other Chilean girls join.
    Hugs and kisses,
    Veronica de Chile

  55. Alice June 16, 2010 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I've been looking for a new quilt to do, and this seems like just the opportunity!
    I'm in :)

  56. Liesl June 17, 2010 at 3:55 am - Reply

    I have been wanting to start a quilt and this is it! Except I'll be using vintage sheets. Ooooh, I hope I don't flop it.

  57. mom June 17, 2010 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Hmmm, still trying to decide….I have so many other quilts to work on right now, I don't know if I need another temptation! LOL!

    Tammy ~@~

  58. alexa June 17, 2010 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I have 8 fat quarters I'm eager to use. Do you think I can scale down to 6×6 squares?

  59. Summer :) June 18, 2010 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I'm all for it! Best part! I have magority of those fabrics! :) I love the colors, bright and beautiful! :) I keep checking back everyday hoping you have posted the block early! :)

  60. BaileyGirl5 June 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    I've been wanting to make a quilt with just red and white. Would this be a good quilt to make with just two colors? My second quilt ever your zig zag so I'd love to make another one with you!

  61. Christy June 19, 2010 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    I have scraps that I'm still trying to kill, so I'm going to see what I can do with those … or I might dig into my stash of Meadowsweet again. Not sure what to do yet.

  62. rayfamily June 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy! I'm new to quilting and can't wait to learn!! Count me in!

  63. snowyulia June 22, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    I'd love to join in, too! I have some knowledge, but no practice of quilting at all. So I hope, this project will become a good beginnig for me. Than you for this opportunity to learn and practice!

  64. Jan June 22, 2010 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    I'm relatively new to quilting and I'm looking forward to quilting along with you.

  65. Wendy June 24, 2010 at 6:44 am - Reply

    I want to join in on the fun too. I've made one baby quilt and am working on a second. But both are strip quilts so I'm excited to try this sampler and learn some new stuff!

  66. Laura June 25, 2010 at 3:32 am - Reply

    Good Morning!
    This looks like fun…and I have so much scrap fabric…I'd love to join you girls! Thanks for hosting this!

  67. theodora June 25, 2010 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Hi amy ,got the botton yesterday on to my blog, I am ready to start . that will be another top that needs to be quilted.

  68. KaHolly July 6, 2010 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Amy, this is a great idea. It will be fun to follow along. ~karen

  69. ~ Mel ~ July 6, 2010 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hope it's not too late to join you! I've already added the button to my blog so… LOL Looking forward to adding some new block creations and using up some stash!

  70. Rie July 12, 2010 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Thanks Amy I know I'm late but I will be staring in on the fun! You always come up with the best ideas!

  71. Shannon July 14, 2010 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Ok so far so good. I love your tutorials on these blocks. I am almost caught up.

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