The Carly QAL - Finalizing Your Fabrics

The Carly Quilt - Kitchen Table Quilting

Yay, it's finally here! Let's get started on our Carly Quilt patterns. This week we will talk a little bit more about fabric selection and fabric placement in the quilt to make sure your project is a success. I will also be sharing my fabric choices with you and discuss a little about how I chose them.

The Carly QAL Week 1 - Kitchen Table Quilting

If you are on Instagram, this would be a great time to share your fabric choices and a little about how you chose them. It can be so valuable to listen to different thought processes and how or why you picked your fabric. Make sure to use the #carlyqal hashtag.

Scraps - Kitchen Table Quilting

Spoiler alert: I made a little change about my scrappy quilt. I will be talking about this in my Instagram stories today and will share more about it on the blog later this week. Let's just say 🌈🌈🌈

So what are things you can do this week?

  • Pick your fabrics if you haven't done this already. Make sure that your fabrics all stand out from your background fabric.
  • Start planning! Download the free coloring sheet if you find that helpful. 
  • Each block will have 4 fabrics in it - a Fabric A, B, C, and D. Start grouping these together. I will work on this in my stories on Instagram this week.
  • Prep your fabric for cutting. Press everything thoroughly and starch (if you use starch - I don't!).  
  • Make sure you have a nice, sharp blade on your rotary cutter so you are ready to go. 
  • If you are making the scrappy version of the quilt and you haven't already started sorting through your scraps, get started. It always takes longer than you think.
  • Clear off your cutting mat so you have plenty of room - this is always a big chore for me!
  • Post photos on Instagram showing your fabric and give us a little info on why you picked the fabrics. You can also ask questions if you have any.
  • Comment on other photos in the #carlqal hashtag - this is a great way to get to know each other!

Scraps - Kitchen Table Quilting

I will have two more blog posts this week - one each for the scrappy and non-scrappy versions that I am making where I will share my fabric selections for each and talk about planning. I will also be sharing information on my Instagram stories (all of these will be saved to a story highlight). At the end of the week I will send out an email to everyone on the email list with links to all of this information.

Great! We have lots to do - let's get to work.

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