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2023 is the year for FPP! Are you with me? This quilter's heart loves foundation paper piecing, and I hope that you will join me as we work through the first star in the Constellations Series, The Square of Pegasus.
How the Sew Along Works
You must have the pattern to participate in the event. Participants will complete a couple of templates each week. The weekly time commitment will range between 30 mins to 1 hour.
How to Participate in the Sew Along
1) Registration is now closed.
How to Prepare
You will have weekly newsletters sent to your inbox if you have registered for the sew along. Each newsletter will contain helpful information on how you can prepare for Week One (February 6, 2023) of the event.
"How to Prepare" newsletters were sent over the last three weeks with the following information:
- How to Digitally Colour Your Quilts Using QuiltInk - Use this tutorial to colour mock-ups of The Square of Pegasus!
- What is FPP? - This is a great introduction blog to the technique.
- How to Size Your FPP Blocks Into Larger Quilts - Use this guide to experiment with different quilt layouts.
- Preparing Your Foundation Paper Piecing Templates - A few things to consider before you hit 'print'.
About the Pattern
The Square of Pegasus pattern includes two templates sizes (18" block and 36" block). Take on the project size that works for you. The pillow and wall quilt projects are perfect if you don't have a lot of time and want to work through your stash.
The baby quilt project is a scaled-up version of the pattern and requires a little more yardage, but about the same amount of time.
If you're looking for a larger project, you're welcome to duplicate the pattern, just be aware that your weekly time commitment will increase too.
Cutting instructions are provided in the pattern, but I will share some tutorials on how to cut as you go.
Weekly Updates and Blogs
The weekly updates and blogs will be posted to the S&V blog, as well as emailed directly to participants who have registered.
2023 Sew Along Schedule
The sew along will kick-off on Monday, February 6, 2023, but there will be various blog posts leading up to the event. There will be blogs posts on how to foundation paper piece, inspiring mock-ups, and tips on how to achieve the perfect project size.
Week One (February 6): x2 Templates
Week Two (February 13): x2 Templates
Week Three (February 20): x2 Templates
Week Four (February 27): x2 Templates
Week Five (March 6): x2 Templates
Week Six (March 13): Assembly
Week Seven (March 20): Quilting & Finishing
Click here to download a printable colouring page of The Square of Pegasus.
The pattern is also available to be coloured digitally on Quilt Ink. You have the flexibility to colour the design using the layout in the pattern (4 fabrics) or you can experiment with more colours by "unmerging" the mockups. I will share a thorough tutorial soon!
Let others know you're participating! Share the graphic below on you social media. Tag @shipsandviolins and #savsewalong in your posts so others can see what you're making.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
I've never foundation paper pieced. Can I still participate?
Yes! Absolutely. In fact, you may feel less intimidated by the technique if you approach it one template at a time. I'll be available to provide support and share tips and tricks to ensure you're successful!
It's a great way to get to know other quilters and be part of an exclusive experience!
Are their weekly prizes?
There will be a grand prize.
Is there a fee?
There is no fee to participate, however you must purchase the pattern.