March Hare Pattern Release
March 29-April 26, 2021
Here's Everything You Need to Know
I'm kicking things off on March 28th. I'll be on Instagram Live at 7:00pm, MST, to draw the winning names for Giveaway #1!
Beginning on March 29th, check your inbox each Monday for an email from me. If you haven't already, add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contact list so that the emails don't get sent to your Spam folder.
The Quilt-Along will last five weeks. We'll focus on specific techniques each week. Inside each email you'll find my favorite tips and a demo video.
Each week, you can also submit your questions to me via email at email@example.com. I'll answer your questions directly, as soon as I can, and I'll also include the questions and answers in a Q&A section in the next week's email.
On Monday, April 26th, your final email will be an invitation to our Zoom Party that evening at 7:00 pm MST. Bring some treats and let's celebrate! We'll meet up and show off our completed quilt tops. Come with any final questions you may have.
The Zoom Party is also where Giveaway #2 is happening! If you participate in the QAL and post your finished quilt top, you're automatically entered and you've got a very good chance of winning a prize! Your attendance at the Zoom Party isn't mandatory to win a prize but it is highly encouraged. In the final email, I'll give you instructions for posting your quilt photos to Instagram before the Zoom Party, if you can't be there.
Keep reading for more detailed information about what we'll be covering each week and to find out what will be in Giveaway #2.
Week1: March 29th-April 4th
Topic: Gathering Your Supplies; Printing and Assembling your Pattern and Templates
In this week's video, I'll explain
the supplies you'll need to complete the quilt top
why I prefer the products I've chosen and give my recommendations for other products you can use if the things I've suggested aren't available to you
printing your pattern to the correct size
assembling the pattern and the applique templates
Week2: April 5th-April 11th
Topic: Tracing the Pattern onto Your Background Fabric and Inking/Painting the Pattern
In this week's video, I'll demonstrate
centering your background fabric over the pattern
tracing the March Hare pattern onto your background fabric
useing Jacquard No Flow with Tsukineko inks
inking your background fabric
Week 3: April 12th-April 18th
Topic: Raw Edge Applique
In this week's video, I'll walk you through
tracing your applique templates onto Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 (LSAS2)
fusing LSAS2 to your fabrics
assembling the parts of your applique pieces
Week 4: April 19th-25th
Topic: Floral Collage & Final Quilt Top Assembly
In this week's video, I'll show you
tracing the March Hare Template onto Pellon Shape Flex
rough-cutting, fusing to LSAS2, and detail-cutting your fabric collage elements
my thought process as I arrange fabric elements and create the March Hare floral collage
arranging your raw-edge applique and March Hare collage on your background fabric and fusing it down
Zoom Party & Giveaway #2:
Over $432.00 in Prizes!
Time to celebrate! The Zoom Party will be on April 26th at 7pm MST. I'll send you a link before the party.
Bring some treats and your finished March Hare Quilt top to show it off. Let's get to know each other a bit and share our experiences making the quilt.
During the party, I'll also show you a few ideas for quilting your finished quilt top.
At the end of the party, we'll have Giveaway #2. This giveaway will be EVEN BIGGER than the first giveaway. Everyone who signs up and participates in the March Hare Quilt-Along and who finishes the quilt top by the Zoom Party on April 26th will automatically be entered to win. The chances of winning in this second giveaway will be much higher!
You'll be eligible to win one of seven FREE prizes from my wonderful sponsors
C&T Publishers, Warm Company, Ginger Quilter, Winline Batting
and Me (Dappled Things by Amy)
You could win one of the following FREE prizes:
An entire box of18" x 25 yard Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 from The Warm Company, valued at $95.50
The March Ginger Quilter Box from the Ginger Quilter, valued at $55.00
One of two packages lap size 60" x 60", 6 oz. "Gorgeously Green" Bamboo Batting from Winline Textile Products, valued at $76.00
A package crib size 45" x 60", Back to Basics, Unbleached 100% Cotton Batting from Winline Textile Products, valued at $30.00
One of two packages crib size 45" x 60", 80/20 Cotton & Polyester Winline Comfort Blend Batting from Winline Textile Products, valued at $34.00
One of three packages lap size 60" x 60", 100% Bamboo Batting from Winline Textile Products, valued at $105.00
A pack of Joyful Gemstone Playing Cards, featuring MJ Kinman's Faceted Quilts from C&T Publishing, valued at $6.95.
A Spiral Lone Star Quilt Pattern, by Jan B. Krentz, from C&T Publishing, valued at $19.95
A $10 Gift Certificate, redeemable in the Dappled Things by Amy Etsy Shop