I’m so excited to get this party started!! (Which party? The Glitch-Along Party!!)
This week, we’re getting all our materials together to make our Glitch quilts.
How to Quilt Along
Share your progress on Instagram using #glitchalong. That’s where you’ll find the weekly photo prompts, livestreams, and more! Sign up here to be eligible for prizes, and get the weekly emails with tips for the coming week’s fun.
Week 1: Pick your fabric, get your pattern, print your foundations, plan your coloring sheet
Week 2: Cut
Week 3: Make Thick Strip Sets
Week 4: Make Block 1s
Week 5: Make Thin Strip Sets
Week 6: Make Block 2s
Week 7: Make Blocks 3s & 4s
Week 8: Sew blocks into pairs
Week 9: Sew pairs into quadrants
Week 10: Finish quilt top
Step 1: Buy the pattern.
Step 1b: Make corrections to the 2 small errors in the pattern.
Step 2: Plan your quilt! The pattern has tips for choosing fabrics, but I always recommend mocking it up on a colouring page. As much as I love my pencil crayons, PreQuilt is SO much faster! Especially for a quilt like Glitch where you’re using a small number of colours across a large number of pieces. Go to the Glitch PreQuilt page, click “Colour this Quilt” to load the colouring page, then hit the “Colour Book” tab on the left. To change a colour, click on the pencil beside it and pick your colour. Easy peasy! When you’re done, make sure to download your finished colouring page (or take a screenshot. Or snap a picture of your computer screen!) because you’ll need it for this week’s giveaway!
Step 3: Get your fabrics! If you don’t have what you need in your stash, we have some amazing Glitch-Along sponsors to help you out! Check the Glitch-Along email for discount codes for Purple KATZ Quilting, Stache Fabrics, Troll Brothers Quilt Designs, and Mashe Modern! Remember: You need your cuts to be WOF or across the bolt. No fat quarters! (Ok, technically you might be able to make it work with fat quarters for Fabrics 2 and 9, but it WILL be confusing, so attempt it at your own risk!)
Step 4: Prepare your foundations.
We’re really getting our arts & crafts on this week, folks! If you have the PDF pattern, each foundation template file has the number of copies right in the filename. If you have the hardcopy pattern, it’s written on each page. Either way, try to use thin paper.
Follow the Taping Diagrams to make all the necessary strip set foundations. Personally, I prefer to glue my papers together with a glue stick, since tape can melt under your iron, but if you finger press as you go rather than ironing, tape might work fine for you. If you’re like me, you’ll also want to mark your foundations with the colors or fabric names to avoid confusion when you’re sewing. The Strip Set Combination Tables will tell you which fabrics go with which foundations.
Don’t worry about getting all the foundations done at once. You’ll need the ABCD templates for week 3 and the EFGH templates for week 5.
Step 5: Share!
Remember to share your progress on Instagram using #glitchalong
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