Back to School Party Preparations

Quiltmaker is having a Back to School Party and you’re invited! Come sew with us!

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Each weekday from Sept. 8 to 16, please join us here on Quilty Pleasures for a free quilt pattern in bite-size morsels, tips and techniques and giveaways galore!

The idea is to celebrate fall with a fun, easy new project. You’ll find camaraderie, guidance and inspiration each day as we work on the quilt together. The quilt is called Dozens of Daisies; it was designed by Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth of TailorMade by Design.

We knew you’d need some time to gather sewing supplies so today we’re sharing a diagram and photos of Dozens of Daisies along with the yardage requirements. The grayscale quilt diagram below is keyed to the fabrics in the yardage further down.

Dozens of Daisies

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Dozens of Daisies


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You’ll also need:

Backing 3⅛ yards
Batting 51”x 67”
Fusible web

Below you’ll find partial photos of seven different versions of Dozens of Daisies. Each photo is linked to the fabric line at each  company.

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Super by Gudrun Erla for Red Rooster


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Very Fairy Christmas by Loralie Designs for Quilting Treasures

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Saturday Afternoon by Jane Spolar for Northcott


Are you inspired yet? It’s always amazing how varied one design can be when different fabrics are used.


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Sapphire by Skipping Stones Studio for Clothworks



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Desired Things by Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics



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Taza by Dena Designs for FreeSpirit



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A La Maison by Terri Conrad Designs for Robert Kaufman

Use the chart below to identify the fabrics in the quilts above and to plan your own quilt. If you prefer, download and print a pdf of the materials chart. Download materials list (pdf).

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We’ll give you the first step of construction on Thursday, Sept. 8. During the party you’ll also get to meet our team of reader-sewers, and we’ll have daily doses of learning. Plan to take photos of your quilt along the way so that we can share them with everyone and multiply the fun. I’ll see you at the party!




About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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