Monday, August 31, 2015

Harvest QAL - Cutting instructions for background fabric

I am so excited to get started here and hope you are too!

Before we get to the background fabric quilting instructions themselves, a bit about the QAL

Information on overall fabric requirements is available in this post and will also be in this week's instructions.

Overall schedule is here.

The details of each week's blocks will be released as free patterns on Craftsy in my pattern store.   I really went to town on these - I had so much fun putting them together using EQ7 and other nifty tools.

Don't use Craftsy but still want to quilt along?  No problem - just fill in this form and leave your email address or leave a comment with your email.  It's that easy - I'd be happy to send things to you via email.  And, don't worry, I won't share that email address with anyone.

(But I do recommend you check out Craftsy - so much good stuff there!)

Don't want to wait for the blocks each week?  The full pattern is available in my Craftsy store as well for a small fee.

Ok, enough of the background information, let's get started on cutting the background fabric!

The Craftsy pattern has all the instructions for cutting and labeling every piece of background fabric you'll need.

However, unless you are a super organized person and clearly label everything, I also offer instructions on a recommended way to proceed.  Cut all theWOF (width of fabric) strips that you'll need along with a few pieces as indicated and then cut the rest as you go.  The weekly QAL instructions will repeat the needed background details.  (see example to the right.)

Here is the link to QAL week 1 - background cutting instructions.

I hope to do a linky party at the end - until then, use the comments to let everyone know you are playing along.

 If you do a blog post or Instagram- and I'd love it if you did - please refer back to Elm Street Quilts and use #elmstreetquilts


Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Can´t wait to began cutting!

  2. Thanks for providing such clear instructions. I'm now following you on Craftsy.

  3. It is such a darling pattern!! I would love to make it!
    Please add me to your mailing list :)

  4. This is very nice, I am hoping to get to quilt along!


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