Standing there behind the Joann cutting counter I meet a lot of people who make quilts. In fact, there are some days I think I’m the only person left on the planet who owns a sewing machine and doesn’t make quilts.
Don’t get me wrong – I quilt small projects, like tote bags and coin purses. I do know what batting is! But I’ve never had the desire to make a full-size quilted blanket.
Until now, that is.
When we first received our Patriotic Fabrics I thought, “Oh, how colorful and fun! What could I make with… ALL of these?” because you know me, I always want All. The. Stuff.
And then it hit me. Why not make one of those rag quilts everybody’s always talking about. They don’t take much time. They’re easy. And I could use lots of those different patriotic patterns which would definitely take care of my must-use-this-fabric-for-something craving.
And THEN I thought… well, why not turn this into a Quilt Along and have even more fun with it?
So, let’s do it!
The first annual (lol) IHeartJoannFabrics Patriotic Quilt Quilt Along will start on Friday, June 14, 2019. Don’t worry – this is a quick project. We’ll be finished in plenty of time for you to use your quilt for your 4th of July picnic 🙂
And there will be prizes!
And yes, there will be prizes along the way! (And a grand prize for the winner!) In fact, the first Giveaway is already set up and waiting for you to enter RIGHT HERE!
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Donna Anderson 'works' at Joann Fabrics at 4600 W. Broad St. in Columbus, OH. Just look for the crazy old lady behind the cutting counter. As a kid, she ran with scissors and ate paste. She's since found safer, more creative ways to use her Fiskars and Mod Podge. Next time you're at the store, stop by the cutting counter and have a chat! (Just please don't ask me about lightbulbs!)