Explore Quilt-A-Long: Week 1

Welcome to the Explore Quilt-A-Long! I hope you’re as excited to make this quilt together as I am to host it! I designed this quilt pattern to be beginner friendly, and if you are just now hearing about it, click this link to read all the initial details, find out how to get the pattern for FREE, and see the whole list of amazing prize sponsors!

Week 1: Oct 3rd – 9th // Fabric Pull

This week we will all be picking out our fabrics for the Explore Quilt-A-Long. Here are some key things to consider when picking fabrics, other than the obvious option to pick fabrics that YOU LIKE:

  • What will you use the quilt for? Are you giving it away for a special occasion? Keeping it for yourself?
  • What size quilt do you want to make? The Explore quilt pattern provides instructions for Pillow, Baby, and Throw sizes.
  • Do you already have fabric in your stash that can work? Before going out and buying new fabric, always consider using something you already own! The first 3 of my Explore Quilts were made with pulls from my stash!

If you do end up purchasing fabric, you can run to your closest big box crafts store, niche quilt fabric store, or even shop online! Here are a few of my favorite online shops to check out, some of them also happen to be Quilt-A-Long prize sponsors so be sure to show the love!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

I will be making a Baby Size Explore quilt, and I plan to use these more boy-friendly prints since I tend to normally use pink and want to mix things up a bit. These are all part of the Lucky Charms fabric collection by Ghazal Razavi for FIGO Fabrics.

This Week’s Prizes

The prizes this week are so fun! We have TWO sponsors which means TWO prizes and TWO winners! Yippee!

To be eligible to win, you must post your fabric pull photo to Instagram with the hashtag #ExploreQAL sometime from Oct. 3rd – Oct. 9th of your timezone. Make sure your account is public so I can see your post. I’ll pick the winner the morning of Oct. 10th!

Be sure to go check out everyone else’s beautiful fabric pulls on the hashtag #EXPLOREQAL. Comment on your faves, show the love, and make some new friends!

Moonlit Voyage Fat Quarter Bundle by FIGO Fabrics

Havel’s Sewing Prize Pack

The Havel’s Sewing prize pack contains an adorable pink quilter’s cutting mat, a 12.5″ square quilting ruler, and an amazing seam ripper. These are all products I personally LOVE and I am thrilled to get to send one lucky winner this awesome prize pack!

If you love these Havel’s Sewing goodies and want some of your own, shop www.havelssewing.com and use code HOMEMADEEMILYJANE to save $7 off a purchase of $25 or more!

Do you want to see my personal absolute favorite sewing notions and tools? Check out my Amazon favorites HERE. If you purchase through my site, I will get a small commission and am able to keep making cool stuff for you! Isn’t that awesome?! Thanks in advance for supporting me!

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