It’s quilt pattern launch day! You can now purchase your own copy of the Solitaire quilt pattern over in my shop! To celebrate the release of the Solitaire Quilt Pattern, all patterns will be 20% off through September 28th, 2020! No code needed!
Watch this quick video to learn about the Solitaire Quilt Pattern:
The Solitaire quilt pattern is designed to be quick, easy, and really great for a beginner! It includes 5 different sizes: Baby, Lap, Throw, Twin, and Queen/King quilt sizes. This quilt pattern is block-based, so it’s easy to make it your own if you want a size not listed in the pattern.
One neat thing about the Solitaire pattern is that it’s an AccuQuilt-friendly quilt pattern, but you do NOT need an AccuQuilt GO!® machine to make it! The main pattern is written using traditional cutting methods, but there’s an extra page with adjusted fabric requirements, cutting instructions, and sewing steps just for all you AccuQuilt GO!® users out there.
Half Square Triangle quilt blocks are some of my favorite foundational quilt blocks, and even were what I used to make my first quilt! The Solitaire Quilt Pattern features Half Square Triangles and teaches how to make them using the 8-at-a-time method. If you’ve never tried making Half Square Triangles using the 8-at-a-time method, check out this blog post or watch this video:
Solitaire Quilt Pattern Skill Level
The Solitaire Quilt Pattern was designed to be very easy! It uses relatively large block sizes which makes it a quick finish and is a perfect beginner quilt pattern. The first quilt I ever made used Half Square Triangles, and I think that with the help of the video tutorials, you’ll be able to make them too!
The Solitaire Quilt is AccuQuilt Friendly!
If you’ve been following me for some time, you might know how much I rely on my AccuQuilt GO!® to give me precise cuts while quilting. I know not very many people might have access to an AccuQuilt GO!® fabric cutting machine, so the pattern is written out with traditional cutting instructions, BUT for those of you with AccuQuilt, I’ve added a special treat! I calculated adjusted fabric requirements, show which dies you will need, and share different instructions for cutting and constructing your quilt blocks included in the Solitaire pattern.
If you are new to AccuQuilt or want some tips for how to make precise HSTs without having to trim them, check out this blog post.
Helpful Tools for Making the Solitaire Quilt
I found these quilting tools particularly helpful while making the Solitaire Quilt pattern (if not using AccuQuilt GO!®)
My Solitaire Versions
If you want more details for any of the Solitaire Quilt versions I made, you’re in luck! I have blog posts that will tell you about the fabrics I used, the quilting techniques involved, and so much more! Check them out here:
- Navy & Neutrals Throw Size Solitaire Quilt
- Baby Pink & Green Solitaire Quilt
- Brightly Colored Solitaire Cover Quilt
Pattern Tester Quilts
The Solitaire Quilt pattern would not be half as great as it is without my amazing pattern testers! Here are some of their awesome versions of the quilt top:
Nicole from @littlesistersewing made this vibrant gender-neutral baby quilt. I love the subtle mix of neutrals on the inner triangles and how she mixed solids with blenders!
Rebecca from @rr.creates made a lap size Christmas version which will be perfect for snuggling up on the couch with some hot cocoa and Christmas movies!
Sheila made this stunning brightly colored baby size Solitaire Quilt
I love this charming baby quilt made by Sierra from @sdcgibson.
Charlene @sweetgardeniaquiltco made this gorgeous lap size version!
Which of these versions is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
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