Candy Crush Quilt Along Week Two



Have you been sewing along with Natalie Santini for the Candy Crush Quilt Along?

Natalie has been hosting Facebook Live events on the Janome Sewing Machines Page on Fridays at 3 pm ET to go over the current week's tasks and also provides tips and tricks for better results! 


We are into Week 2 of the #candycrushQAL and Natalie is super excited!

If you've already signed up, you'll be receiving your email Saturday morning with Zoom log-in info (if you want to join the Meet & Mingle happy hour). I'm hosting meetings weekly, it's a low-pressure atmosphere to answer questions or share motivation and progress. 

This is an easy quilt to make. We basically are sewing squares or strips of squares together. You can DEFINITELY do this!

To be eligible for the GRAND PRIZE of a Janome Sewist 721 sewing machine, post a photo of your finished quilt top (does not need to be quilted and bound) by September 4, 2021. 

A random winner will be chosen from those who have finished the quilt top and share the finished quilt, it doesn't have to be quilted and bound. There will also be other fabulous giveaways for participating during the event! How cool is that news?

(Entries for the machine are limited to U.S. residents only, 18 years of age or older, due to laws and restrictions)


You can sign up at any time, the quilt along will be open through August.

On September 5th, after the QAL is finished, we 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.



I pieced my entire quilt on the Janome Skyline S7, then quilted straight lines diagonally over the whole quilt. It was so fun!


Here's an introduction video if you'd like to see more!

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!

Sign up here.


-Natalie AKA Sewhungryhippie

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