Friday, January 7, 2011

Sliced Coins Quilt Along: Introduction and Supplies

Welcome to my very first quilt along, the Sliced Coins quilt along!  I'm super excited to get started and I hope you are, too.  I'll be posting on Fridays, starting in two weeks, on 1/21/11, sharing each step of making this quilt.  This should give you some time to either do some fabric shopping or to dig through your scraps, as this quilt would be an awesome use for scraps!

Earlier this week, I started up a Flickr group for us to share fabric choices, show off progress, and get to know each other.  Scoot on over and join the group, and show us your fabric auditions!  Feel free to join even if you're not sure you're going to participate right away.  You can always sew at your own pace!

So let's talk about what you need to for this quilt along...

First, let's talk about supplies.  Here's some basics you'll need:
  • Non-slip Ruler - I'm a big fan of the Omnigrip rulers, but really any ruler will work.  I recommend a ruler that is at least 24" long, for ease of cutting.
  • Cutting Mat - I use a 24 x 36 and find that it meets all of my needs quite well.
  • Rotary cutter
  • Batting (appropriately sized for your quilt) - I'm a fan of Warm & Natural
  • Basting pins or basting spray
  • Fabric (see below)

Quilt sizes & fabric 
I've created three sizes of this quilt for you to choose from - baby, crib, and lap.  What's the difference between baby and crib?  A baby quilt is good for a stroller quilt or wall hanging, whereas a crib quilt is big enough for a playmat or a crib blanket.  Here's the details:

Baby - 36" x 48"
4-6 fat quarters or 1/4 yards or scraps at least 9" wide
1 1/2 yds solid netural for sashing between coins and for sashing the sides and top of quilt

Crib - 54" x 57"
8-10 fat quarters or scraps at least 9 1/2" wide
2 yds solid netural for sashing between coins and for sashing the sides and top of quilt

Lap - 66" x 76"
10-12 fat quarters or scraps at least 11" wide
2 yds solid netural for sashing between coins and for sashing the sides and top of quilt

Feel free to hop over to Flickr and join the group I created for the quilt along by clicking here.  You can share your progress, talk fabric, and share photos, too.   Don't forget to grab a button from my sidebar!  If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to let me know.  Happy Friday and happy fabric shopping :)

UPDATED 12:29PM 1/7/2011
In case you're curious about the timeline, here's what we're looking at:
Friday, 1/21 - Cutting your fabric
Friday, 1/28 - Assembling your coin stacks
Friday, 2/4 - Adding your sashing
Friday 2/11 - Quilting and binding

And each Thursday, I will provide a linky for you to share your progress.  I can't wait to get started :)


  1. Yay! Great job on the button! I'm excited about this and if you can believe it, I may even have more fabric combos in mind. From your other picture of the quilt it looks like you had a two color theme in mind, is that right?

  2. Cute button! It's up on my blog!! :D I'm so excited to start this!! (Even tho I don't know what fabric I'm using yet!!!)

  3. Excellent! I have a few FQ bundles that would work for this. I'll take some pictures and get them in the Flickr pool.

  4. Fun! I'm using my Sherbet Pips, just posted a photo to the flickr group. Elizabeth, how many weeks are you expecting this to run? (Mine needs to be done by the end of Feb.)

  5. Totally fun - I've promised my husband a t-shirt quilt, so that's my next project but this is definitely in the line to be made! Looking forward to how it all comes together.

  6. Perfect timing - I need to make a baby quilt and I have lots of fat quarters!!

    Angie -

  7. Looks good to me! I plan to go scrappy on this one. If my scraps aren't wide enough, I'll just piece them or add another row :-)

  8. Woot! Can't wait! Was just wondering what the backing would be like, or is that just up to us?

  9. Would love to join this quilt along... thinking, thinking. Very cute button!

  10. Hi Elizabeth & Ladies

    I want to start quilting, but have no idea where to begin! Is this newbie friendly? Where should I look for fabrics at?


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