So…what exactly is this “Quilt Along” thing all about?
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions FAQs:
What is a Quilt Along (QAL)?
A quilt along is when a group of quilters make the same quilt pattern on a predetermined schedule from the comfort of their own homes. In this QAL, you either participate with the group via Instagram or a private Facebook Group.
There is no entry fee to join this QAL however, you are responsible for purchasing the pattern. A sign-up list for hard copy patterns of MATRIKIN is available at the end of this page.
What about the fabric requirements?
A preliminary list of fabrics for all sizes for all three versions of the quilt are available HERE so you can procure your fabric before the pattern is published.
Do I have to make the 65″ square throw size?
NOPE! During this QAL we will be making the 65” x 65” throw size, but the pattern includes instructions for crib to king sizes! Simply adjust the number of blocks you make per week. At a minimum, I ask you make the crib size to avoid any confusion.
What do I have to do to participate?
Each week, you post a photo of your work for that week’s assigned task. Weeks start on Monday and end the following Sunday. For example, during Week 1 (February 15–21) you will post your fabric pull/selection by the end of the day on Sunday, February 21. Week 2, you’ll post a photo of your cut pieces of fabric, etc…
For Instagram participants: You use the hashtag #MatrikinQAL (not case sensitive) and tag me @rachelle_handmade in your Instagram post.
For Facebook participants: I will be hosting via my “Rachelle Handmade Quilt Group” so I will see your posts directly. You must request to be a member of the group since it is private (only group members can see what you post to the group page.
If you choose to have a private profile on Instagram: You are welcome to participate. However, I do require you to let me follow you during the duration of the quilt along so I can see your progress posts. I also ask you to send your posts to me via DM so I can share photos your progress the the group. This is to avoid anyone questioning your participation if you happen to win a prize.
How are prizes announced and how to I enter to win?
Every Monday , if you posted a photo of your progress during the previous week, you’ll be added to the drawing for that week’s prize. (FYI…not all quilt alongs have prizes) A weekly newsletter will be sent out to all participants via email with an announcement of that week’s winner and general info in the upcoming week’s task.
What if I miss a week?
If you fall behind and miss a week, no worries!! Just catch up when you can. You can also drop out at any time.
Can I join after the start date?
Yes, you can absolutely join after the start date; simply catch up on the tasks up to the current week.
What if I have more questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact me via Instagram @rachelle_handmade OR via email: rachellehandmade (at) gmail (dot) com