National Quilting Month: perfect time for a precut party (+ sale)

40% off select eBooks this week only

Who needs a reason to party? We’ve got one for you—the party starts tomorrow, it lasts all month long, and everyone who has a love affair with fabric is welcome.

If you haven’t guessed, we’ll tell you: March is National Quilting Month!

National-Quilting-Day(Better still, today is Leap Year day. Count it in March and you get a whole extra day of sewing. 😄)

Mark your calendars for the highlight of the month: National Quilting Day is on March 19, 2016. You can bet your local quilt shop, quilt guild, and quilt buddies are planning for a big patchwork party, so no excuses—you simply must make time to do something quilty that day!

Every year since we launched Stitch This!, we’ve shared ideas for celebrating this special month.

In 2012, we offered you a free patchwork pattern so you could teach someone to quilt.

In 2013, we gave you three fun ways to throw a patchwork party.

In 2014, we supplied a download to our free how-to booklets so you could learn something new and spread the joy of quilting to others.

In 2015, we helped you shop your local quilt store in style with a free printable shopping list for quilters.

But really, there’s only one thing quilters need to do to celebrate National Quilting Month: make time to sew. So this week, we’re slashing the price of four eBooks that contain fabulous patterns for that already-slashed fabric: precuts!

Pick your precut preference: fat quarters, Jelly Rolls, charm squares, Layer Cakes, or all of the above. Download an eBook below and you’re ready to party with precuts all month long!

A Baker's DozenA Baker’s Dozen: 13 Quilts from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, and More
From the Staff at That Patchwork Place®

This eBook is packed with pretty projects worthy of unrolling, unwrapping, and unstacking your favorite precuts. From classic patchwork to whimsical appliqué, you’ll love giving your precuts a lovely quilt to call home. Go for it!
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Slushie quilt by Cassie Barden. Choose one Jelly Roll, or follow the stash options for cutting strips from yardage. See more from
A Baker’s Dozen >>>

Rolling AlongRolling Along: Easy Quilts from 2½" Strips
Nancy J. Martin

After publishing more than 40 books that have sold well over a million copies, Nancy knows a thing or two about turning out beautiful quilts in a jiffy. If you’ve never made Jelly Roll quilts before, Nancy will show you how to sew them with ease and efficiency.
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Projects from
Rolling Alongsee more >>>

Charmed, I'm SureCharmed, I’m Sure: Quilts and More from 5″ Squares
Lesley Chaisson

So many charms—sew many quilts! Many of the projects in Charmed, I’m Sure allow you to use whole charm squares, so a lot of the cutting is done before you start. Lap quilts, runners, and twin-size bed quilts use up to three charm packs and just one or two coordinating fabrics.
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This lap-quilt sized Punch Party quilt uses 99 charm squares plus yardage for the background. See more from
Charmed, I’m Sure >>>

Wonder BlocksWonder Blocks: Stack, Cut, Sew, and Go
Terry Martin

Terry invented her “wonder blocks” when a guild raffle quilt she was making started running behind schedule. Seven stack-and-cut, fat-quarter friendly block designs are perfect for creating row-and-column layouts, framing fabric panels, and combining with orphan blocks too.
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Terry’s Gold Rush quilt—see more examples of “wonder block” quilts

Moda All-Stars All in a RowBONUS IDEA: Meeting with a group of quilting buddies during National Quilting Month? We recently received this fun icebreaker idea from Elizabeth of the Westside Quilters Guild of Oregon. She suggests hosting a “get to know you” event with the quirky questions asked of the designers in Moda All-Stars All in a Row. Fill in the blank–style questions like “I can’t begin a new project unless…” and “I’m currently obsessed with…” will have the whole group giggling! For more fun questions especially for quilters, pick up the book Moda All-Stars All in a Row. Join the #allinarowquiltalong too!

How do you plan to do most of your celebrating during National Quilting Month: sewing or shopping? Tell us in the comments!

23 Comments (leave a comment)

  • My plans this year is to use lots of my fabric stash!

    —Susan on February 29, 2016
  • I’m celebrating by working and enjoying the Quilter’s Guild of Dallas 35th quilt show, March 11-13 at Dallas Market Hall.

    —Mary Howard on February 29, 2016
  • Both! In March I will attend 2 regional quilt shows including several classes and, of course, some amount of fabric acquisition, and as much at-home sewing time as I can manage with both in-process and new projects. I’ll celebrate National Quilt Day in day 1 of a 2-day class learning a fabric painting technique.

    —Jane on February 29, 2016
  • Lancaster Quikt Sow is a must! I also an determined to work on finishing my feathered star quikt and make at least one precut quikt!

    —Judi on February 29, 2016
  • Each year on National Quilters Day the guilds here in northern Indiana take turns hosting "A Gathering of Quilters". There is a guest speaker, vendors, lunch, and lots of quilts to oohh and ahh over. It’s a great way to spend the day.

    —Linda Jones on February 29, 2016
  • Our gulf states quilting assn. quilt show is not until the first weekend in April, 2016, so I will be quilting on weekends, doing blocks for a quilt and a Christmas tree skirt.

    —beth daniels on February 29, 2016
  • Both. Brought a machine to Maui and working on a quilt and doing a lot of fabric shopping. Aloha!

    —Elaine M on February 29, 2016
  • Sewing! My husband goes out of town the first weekend of March and I consider it a vacation for me, too! No cleaning, no cooking….just fun for me! Hope to finish a lot of UFOs while he is gone!

    —Darlene B on February 29, 2016
  • Sewing on UFOs!

    —Amy Cofer on February 29, 2016
  • Sewing for sure. I have so many projects in the line-up, and I don’t need additional fabric to complete them. If I do shop, it will be for thread. LOL

    —Lynn D in NC on March 1, 2016
  • I’m sewing, even going to quilt retreat in March.

    —Fran Claassens on March 1, 2016
  • I did some shopping last week, so I had better do some sewing! But shopping is still on the list of things to do.

    —Kris on March 1, 2016
  • I will have to spend my time sewing, my craft room is bursting at the seams.

    —Julie Albers on March 1, 2016
  • I plan to sew – Lord knows I already have enough fabric!

    —Alice on March 1, 2016
  • My quilt guild is planning a Quilt Fun Day where guild members can gather from 8 am to 4 pm to sew, lunch (and snack), and play quilt games.

    —Beth on March 1, 2016
  • I would love to win "Christmas Patchwork Loves Embroidery" having recently discovered I love doing redwork.

    —Elizabeth Monahan on March 2, 2016
  • Hoping to find some time to sew, as I plan to go back to work soon.

    —Linda Towers on March 4, 2016
  • I plan to do lots of sewing early in the month,and finishing some ufo’s, but I’m having carpal tunnel surgery on the 16th on my right hand, and that will slow a lot up for me until April.

    —Norma J. on March 4, 2016
  • I’m retired so I plan to do as much sewing as I can. I have been working on The Women of the Bible quilt for my best friend for Christmas. It’s huge so it will be quilted in 5 sections. I’m not sure how I’ll join the sections. My daughter is my quilting mentor; she says she will help me figure it out. Then we’ll be attending two local guild shows this month. IQF is the beginning of next month also.

    —Joanne Scott on March 4, 2016
  • I want to work my techniques this year. I’m working on my stash as well. And then you know, there’s always that odd project that jumps up and smacks you in the face so you have to do it!

    —Kathie on March 4, 2016
  • Sew and sew some more. I hope to go to the local quilt shop to see the demos given during the hop.

    —Linda Christianson on March 4, 2016
  • sew, sew, sew. Our quild has two meetings – we will make more quilts for the Cancer Care Unit. I will work on bro’s anniversary quilt. And I will do some crumb-quilting. Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy! Sounds like all fun!

    —janG on March 8, 2016
  • i attended my first local quilt guild meeting in 8 years! thats a long time to go with out quilting buddies!! during show and tell, i got up in front of 100 women i had never met and showed off my Gees Bend inspired quilt.

    —Sheila Larson on March 9, 2016

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