Are you ready for a fun and fast month-long Quilt Along?
We have the perfect project for you to sew your way through the hottest days of summer with Janome Maker Natalie Santini from Sew Hungry Hippie! Natalie's very popular Candy Crush Quilt has been updated and is an easy patchwork quilt put together to create a fantastic colorful skull! This quilt is pre-cut friendly, so if you happen to have precut rolls on hand and weren't sure which project to use them in, this is the one! If you are a beginner, you will love this project!
The Candy Crush Quilt Along starts August 1st and runs through August 29th! Nothing like a good project to get through the heat of August! To start off, you need to sign up for weekly updates from Natalie herself to prepare you each week with helpful tips and Zoom meet-ups! This quilt along has a community of over 300 already! You will have fun sewing along with and getting to know other quilters! So exciting!
Are you having doubts about being able to make this quilt? Not to worry! This is an easy quilt to make. You will be sewing squares or strips of squares together as easy a 1-2-3. You can DEFINITELY do this! The added support of the zoom meets and also weekly lives on both Facebook and Instagram will help you each week!
To receive emails and information about the Quilt Along:
After you sign up, you will receive your first email Sunday morning with Zoom log-in info (if you want to join the Meet & Mingle happy hour). Natalie will also host meetings weekly, that will include special guests, prizes, as well as a low-pressure atmosphere to answer questions or share motivation and progress. Providing you with the support you need to finish this quilt in August!
To find the Candy Crush QAL community on Instagram, please share the graphic below and use the #candycrushQAL hashtag to help spread the word about the quilt-along. The more the merrier and people can sign up at any time, the sign-ups will be open through August! You do not have to own a Janome Sewing Machine to participate! All quilters are welcome!
On September 5th, after the QAL is finished, Natalie will be awarding the GRAND PRIZE of a Janome Sewist 721 sewing machine to one lucky winner!
Whether you are just beginning your sewing journey or are an experienced sewing enthusiast, the Janome 721 mechanical sewing machine has features to enhance your sewing experience. The 19 built-in stitches offer everyday stitches including stretch stitches and a 4-step buttonhole. Features include Adjustable Foot Pressure, Built-in Needle Threader, Extra High Foot Lifter for thicker fabrics, Drop Feed plus a Hard Machine Cover for safe storage. Plus it is lightweight for easy transport to classes.
A random winner will be chosen from those who have finished the quilt top, it doesn't have to be quilted and bound. There will also be other fabulous giveaways from brands like Oliso and Havel's for participating during the event! How cool is that news?
(Entries for the machine are limited to US residents only, 18 years of age or older, due to laws and restrictions)
Natalie pieced her entire quilt on the Janome Skyline S7, then quilted straight lines diagonally over the whole quilt!
Here's an introduction video if you'd like to see more!
Below I'm sewing the binding on! The IG reel is here.
"It feels like I harp about using quality machines and tools all the time, but there is something to be said about really understanding this. When I started sewing a long time ago I didn't have a quality machine, and EVERYTHING was so difficult to complete because of jams and problems. After my patience was worn out I called a local sewing shop and went to get the machine I truly needed. I've never looked back, and have had zero regrets for investing in ME!"
That's how it should be viewed- it's not just "buying a machine" -- it's investing in YOURSELF.
We hope to see you on the quilt-along! Be sure to tag @sewhungryhippie and @janomeamerica in your posts and use the hashtags #candycrushQAL! If you are sewing along on a Janome please also use the #janomemakes hashtag!