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Who’s up for another Everyday Stitches quilt along? We know we are! We love doing these quilt alongs – not only do we get to make a fun quilt with you and show you all our tips and tricks for making it, but we get to meet and interact with YOU! It’s a win-win for us all!
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Newport Sails is the very first Everyday Curve pattern we made. It’s so fun and summery! That curved sail and the gentle waves set this apart from other sailboat quilts.
We chose it for this quilt along because it’s a great introduction to all the things the Everyday Curve template set can do. You’ll learn how to cut and piece the sails and the waves, which each have their own attributes. Plus those adorable boats! Who can resist those? And if you don’t sail yourself, you probably know someone who would does who would love this quilt!
Dates: Aug. 31-Sept. 28
Duration: 5 weeks
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Quilt Info and Supplies
First, purchase the pattern here. You have the choice of getting the booklet version or the pdf download. There are template diagrams included in the pattern you can use to make your own paper or plastic templates. However, since this pattern was written, we came out with the Everyday Curve Template Set that makes cutting so much more accurate and easier than making your own, we strongly recommend you get it. (We have 12 additional patterns that use the template set so it’s not a one-and-done purchase.)
Fabric: Anything goes with fabric selection! Nautical themes are an obvious, fun choice and batiks are so painterly, they really give movement and interest to the quilt – not to mention how beautiful they are! If you have a playful side, novelty fabrics can really make the sails so unexpected! Go to our Newport Sails Web Extras page for more inspiration.
Cover Quilt: The cover quilt was made with those fun nautical-looking stripes and textured blue skies and waves from Ruby Star Society. If you want to recreate the cover quilt, we have kits! You can get all the fabric to make the top exactly as shown with binding or just the stripes if you want to use different sky and waves. We have limited supplies of the kits so if you want one, hurry! They will go fast.
Week 1 – Organizing. Gather tools, make templates (if not using the Everyday Curve), make final decisions on fabric
Week 2 – Sails. Cut and piece the sail units.
Week 3 – Boats. Piece the boat blocks.
Week 4 – Waves. Cut and piece the waves.
Week 5 – Finishing. Top assembly and binding tips.
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