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Jun 26, 2017

HOOP QUILT Along with me!

Jun 26, 2017
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HOOP QUILT ALONG LOGO 2017 
I put out some feelers on Instagram to see if you would be interested in a HOOP QUILTS Quilt Along - and I received a bunch of YESes!  So let's have a casual HOOP QUILT ALONG this summer.  Don't worry - it's going to be suuuper chill.  This is basically a mini quilt.  It's a small project - finished slightly different.  It will be fun, new, exciting and made at a relaxed pace for the summertime.

Interested?  Here are some details for ya. Remember relaxed is the goal...


WHEN  July 10 - August 7, 2017 (5 weeks)

This entire project can be made in a workshop setting in 6-8 hours.  So spreading it out over 5 weeks - means low pressure.  Let's emphasize the chillaxed schedule. thumbs up?
2 Hoops copy

WHAT IS A HOOP QUILT? 

Hoop Quilts are a spin on finishing a mini quilt.  They use a large wooden quilting hoop wrapped in fabric to give the project a finished look.  The photo above shows a few Hoop Quilts.

A basic quilt block is framed inside a pieced circle to make the quilt top.  There are four curves to sew.  Don't worry - I'll walk you thru it if you haven't sewn curves before.

Check out the #hoopquilt hashtag on IG to see many HOOP QUILTS I've made.


SKILL LEVEL Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

I think participants should have made a couple quilts and be familiar with basic piecing before making a HOOP QUILT.  Curve piecing experience is not necessary.


WHAT YOU WILL LEARN 

  • Half Square Triangles
  • Curve Piecing
  • Continuous Bias Binding
  • Hoop Wrapping
  • Optional: Big Stitch Quilting or Hand Embroidery


MATERIALS NEEDED

  • HOOP QUILTS Pattern (PDF or Hard Copy available in my shop)
  • Wooden embroidery/quilting hoop (choose 12", 18" or 23")
  • Fabric selections (see details on pattern cover below)
  • Fusible fleece or batting
  • Embroidery floss /perle cotton
  • Glue gun
  • 12" Hoop Only: #4-40 x 1 1/4" brass screw (see note)
NOTE.  The 12" size has an additional supply listed.  The screw that comes with the hoop is not long enough when we add in the layers of the hoop.  You can purchase the screw at your local hardware store.

PATTERN IS BASED ON 5" CHARM SQUARES OR SCRAPS
HOOP QUILTS Pattern Back Cover 

SCHEDULE. (July 10-Aug 7)

Week 1 Gather supplies. Choose fabric.
Week 2 Half Square Triangles
Week 3 Piece Drunkard's Path Blocks
Week 4 Assemble Quilt Top
Week 5 Wrap / Assemble Hoop

WHERE TO QAL 

Instagram will be the primary hub for this QAL. Follow along on IG by following me and use the hashtag #hoopquiltalong to show your progress.  Let's cheer each other on.  I will post progress pics each week and more detailed content on the blog since it's hard to share that on Instagram.

You can still join in even if you are not on Instagram.  You can view my posts and others by going here:  https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hoopquilt/ AND https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/hoopquiltalong/

Feel free to share on Facebook or Flickr or anywhere else you are active!


HOW TO JOIN THE HOOP QUILT ALONG

Subscribe to the HoopQAL emails here.  You will receive an email immediately following subscription confirmation that contains a COLORING SHEET and some TIPS for choosing fabric.  There will be a brief email each week of the QAL to remind you to check the blog for any additional pointers and updates as we move through the project.  Can't wait!  Will you join me?

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