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. 10 to 14, 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 Frame by Frame; it was designed by Diane Nagle of Peddlecar Quilts.

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

Frame by Frame

Frame by Frame is a 54″ x 72″ throw. Each block’s finished size is 9″ x 9″. Be sure that Fabric #8 contrasts adequately from the rest of the fabrics (in other words, there needs to be some difference in the lightness or darkness of #8 relative to the other fabrics so that it shows up).

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Frame by Frame

 

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Eventually you’ll also need:

Backing 3  3/4 yards (3.75 yards)
Batting 62″x 80″

Below you’ll find partial photos of seven different versions of Frame by Frame. Each photo is linked to the fabric line at that company’s website.

 

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Handspray from RJR Fabrics

 

 

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La Dee Da from FreeSpirit

 

 

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Knick Knack from Troy Riverwoods Collection

 

 

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Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures

 

 

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A Year to Crow About from Red Rooster Fabrics

 

 

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School Days from Quilting Treasures

 

 

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Mother's Melodies from Robert Kaufman

 

 

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Stonehenge Woodland from Northcott

 

Use the chart below to identify the fabrics in the quilts above and to plan your own quilt.

 

BTSfabriclines12 Back to School Party PreparationsIf you wish, download and print a free chart like the one below to customize, using your own fabrics.
Download QM FramebyFrame-chart
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Download QM FramebyFrame-chart.

We’ll give you the first step of construction on Monday, Sept. 10. 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 Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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27 Responses to Back to School Party Preparations

  1. Roberta Kennedy says:

    A great idea for using some family pictures in the big squares!

  2. Edna Johnson says:

    wow what a beautiful pattern to combine several colors in one quilt

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  7. Cy Swendsen says:

    I like the pattern and all the color ways shown! Hope I can find a little time to work on this with you all.

  8. Rosalie Booth says:

    Love Fabric

  9. Karyn says:

    Thanks for the chart! Makes it SO much easier!

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  12. Jana F. says:

    Favorite is the black and white!

  13. Jana F. says:

    Like all the different colors! Cute pattern

  14. Janet Irvine says:

    Love all the different colors used, but the black and gray is my favorite.

  15. Gaile Smith says:

    I like the tree skirt and the stonehedge quilt is unique.

  16. Roxanne Hartwig says:

    What a cute pattern! Leads to all kinds of ideas!

  17. Barb says:

    Different…looks like fun

  18. Jenny says:

    Should be lots of fun.

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  22. Heather Seibel says:

    Very unique design… time to start going through the stash!

  23. Exciting….I’m so looking forward to this project. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  25. Ruth Jones says:

    Looks like it will be loads of fun! Thanks so much for the great ideas!

  26. Karlene says:

    Looking forward to the week of fun!

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