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Midsummer Sampler Block of the Month...

Join me and my lovely friend Andrea from the Willow Cottage Quilt Company to make the

The Midsummer Sampler Block of the Month programme will run for nine months, from October 2019 until June 2020. Each month you will receive an exclusive pattern and everything you need to make one of eight original sampler blocks along with some pretty setting blocks. In month nine we will be assembling our quilt, making a fun pieced border and preparing our binding (you will need to supply your own backing and batting).

The Midsummer Sampler blocks are conventionally machine pieced and suitable for intermediate sewists. If you are wondering if it's for you, take a look at the last summer's Spellbound Sew-along posts: the piecing methods we will be using are very similar.

I will be sharing my favourite techniques to add special details to each block, including piecing angles, adding trims & simple embroidery and creating bias tape. We will be including all the little extras you will need* and a few lovely surprises, just for you.

Your quilt will finish at 60" square and we will be sewing with Lori Holt's latest collection for Riley Blake Design: the beautifully nostalgic Granny Chic.

Payments for the Block of the Month programme will be made by PayPal Subscription and will cost £14.75 each month plus postage (postage will be £1.50 within the UK and £4 to Europe). If you are purchasing in Australia or New Zealand please contact me for a postage quote and if you are purchasing in North America, please reference the listing in Andrea's shop, here.

Please note that there are limited places available for the Block of the Month. There is a £3.75 reservation fee which is non-refundable and commits you to participating in the nine month programme. You can reserve your place here.

Andrea and I have put our hearts and souls into making this programme a joy to receive and a pleasure to make. If you joined us for last summer's Spellbound Sew-along you know we will be here to support you as you sew (we'll be using the hashtag #midsummerbom on Instagram). I do hope you'll be sewing with us,

Nicola xx

* Kits will include matching embroidery floss and any trims required, plus a 1/4" bias tape maker. In addition to your sewing machine you will need piecing thread - I recommend Aurifil 50 wt in Off White (2021) and Cafe au Lait (2340) - your favourite embroidery needle and a glue pen for basting.


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