Fabric Requirements for the Sew Grateful for 2021 Sew Along

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  • Feature Fabric: 8 fat quarters is a safe bet

  • Background and Sashing: 2.5 of background fabric is generous, it allows for a little freedom when cutting.

  • Backing: 4 yds of standard 42" wide fabric will allow for extra if your quilt is being machine quilted.  There's a great post over at the Missouri Star blog -https://blog.missouriquiltco.com/how-to-figure-yardage-for-quilt-backing/

  • Binding: .5 yard


How much fabric do you need?

That's a good question. When I designed this pattern using my EQ8 software, the fabric requirements were ridiculously high, no matter how I juggled colour placement. I purchased

all of the fabrics I used online and wanted to see them in person before I finalized my colour choices. So of course I ordered the complete range of every line, which is why some of my quilts used 8 fat quarters, some used 14. This quilt could be made with fewer fat quarters if using fewer colours.

It's always good to buy a little extra!

Here's where to find your patterns for the Sew Along.


Week One: Kiss Block

Stuart Hillard
Download Pattern here


Week Two: Little Houses 

note: cut houses to 7" then trim at the bottom to 6.5 after "roof" is attached or cut them at 6.75"

Suzy Williams - Download handout with link/cutting instructions here


Week Three: Flying Geese

Brigitte Heitland - Download handout with link / cutting instructions here


Week Four: Have a Heart

Sarah Ashford - handout with the link and additional instructions here


Week Five: Strength - Rosalie Brown, Pat Skibinski, Dr. Stuart McGill

Download pattern here


Week Six: Peace - Kirsten Smith

Download pattern here


Week Seven: Precious Pets

 Jenna Clemments - Download pattern  here  - coming soon


Week Eight: Missouri Star

 Jenny Doan - handout with the link and additional instructions coming soon


Week Nine: Hugs All-Around

Christa Watson - Download handout with a link and cutting instructions here


Week Ten: Essential Star

Bernadette Kent - Download pattern here  - coming soon


Week Eleven: Welcoming Pineapple Accuquilt and Isobel King

pattern coming soon


Week Twelve: Home Sweet Home

 Joe Avery - Download the handout here, or just the link  here


Week Thirteen: Healthy Quilting Star

note: original pattern had an error in the number of squares needed for half-square triangles.

Download pattern here 


Week Fourteen: Positivity

Melissa Marginet

Download the pattern here

The Big Finish - coming soon

Sashing Instructions



For more information email  rose@healthyquilting.com  or call 1-519-241-1371 EST  , Ontario, Canada