Your First Sampler Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

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Your First Sampler Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

Introduction to the 9-block sampler quilt series. An excellent project for the complete beginner and those with some sewing skills.


Skill Level


The Sampler Quilt series

In this series, we plan to guide you through from start to finish making a Sampler Quilt. This consists of a series of block squares that build up your skill base from the first block to the final quilting and binding. It is created using the modern rotary cutting and machine piecing skills, but workshop notes will be given for hand piecing. No templates involved, though.

About the quilt

The sampler quilt on display has nine blocks, but more options are going to be given at each stage so that you can make more different blocks should you wish to make this a single quilt for which you will need 15 blocks or for those with some sewing/patchwork skills to offer more of a challenge.

Eight blocks are based on the essential 9-patch grid, with the center block being created out of four Log Cabin blocks.

Program 1 – Choosing the fabric

We start the series with help on choosing the fabrics – and we thank Makower for their donation from their lovely Botanical Range. As you will hear – challenging to know which NOT to include!

Coming next

After making the blocks, the series will continue with help on the sashing, cornerstones, borders, layering, quilting, and binding.

Many of the skills learned in this series apply to other quilts with lots of ideas already on the site, and again we will be showing you examples.

Unlimited access to subscribers

As a paid subscriber, you’ll get unlimited access to all of the workshops in this series, as well as the entire library of full-length workshops, hints & tips, and interviews with artists, which means that you can enjoy working on your next project – any time of the day or night that suits you. No dressing up required! Click here to find out about subscribing.

NEXT: Choosing fabrics for Your First Sampler Quilt

We have now arranged for a kit to be available to you through the shop – click here for details.

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