Hello Everyday Quilters!
Welcome to Week 2 of the Courtyard Quilt Along! This week we’re sewing curves.
We love seeing your progress, so be sure to post to the Facebook group so we can see your beautiful creation come together! Click here to join the Everyday Stitches Courtyard Quilt Along 2022 group.
Week 2: Sewing Curves
Sewing the curves is not difficult but there are some things to keep in mind that will make your piecing successful. We’re concentrating on just the curves this week – sewing the petal to the large background arc and then sewing the small background arc to the opposite side. We’ll tackle the rest of the cutting and sewing next week.
First and foremost, the most important part of sewing is how you sew onto the curve and how you sew off the curve. Pinning these places, making sure you have an accurate 1/4″ seam allowance, is the key to success. Muscle memory will kick in quickly and you’ll be sewing them perfectly before you know it.
More tips and hints are in this week’s video, so be sure to watch that. The link is below.
Weekly Video Tutorials
To see this week’s video with more details about sewing the curves, click here. You can subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications every time we post a new tutorial.
The tutorials focus on the scrappy version but if you’re doing one of the other versions, the information is the same, you’ll just have to pay more attention to fabric placement. For the bordered version, determine your fabrics and follow the pattern. For the checkerboard version, it’s a good idea to make a mock up using the coloring sheet found on the Facebook group. Look at the top of the page under the Featured tab to find a link.
Our QAL Progress:
We are making Courtyard with you! This week we started sewing
Congratulations to Shellie Landau! She won our first giveaway – an Everyday Stitches pattern!
How to Enter Week 2 Giveaway
This week we have another giveaway! To enter, post a picture of your progress so are – even if it’s just your fabric pull! We know that everyone works at their own pace, but we don’t want that to limit your eligibility to enter the contest! So show us what you’ve got!
The drawing will be Friday, April 1. This is a quick turnaround so don’t put off posting!
Weekly Facebook Live Q&A:
If you don’t know, each week on Fridays we host a Facebook Live Q&A Session (11 a.m. CST) if you need just a little more help or clarification on anything at all – or maybe you just want to spend some time with like-minded quilters. You can submit questions ahead of time here or post them during the live session.
Don’t worry if you can’t make the live session. We’ll post it to the Facebook group after so you can watch it whenever you have time. We hope to see you this Friday!
Week 1 – Cutting the Curves. Learn how to use the templates to make perfect curved cuts
Week 2 – Sewing the Curves. All our tips and hints to make your curve piecing perfect!
Week 3 – Sewing the Blocks. Piece the blocks
Week 4 – Assembling the Top. Putting it all together
Week 5 – Quilting and Finishing. Top assembly and binding tips
Good luck sewing, and we’ll see you on the Everyday Stitches Courtyard Quilt Along 2022 group.