Friday, January 18, 2019

Sweet Treat + Taco Truck Quilt Sewalong

The Sweet Treat & Taco Truck Quilt Sewalong AKA #FoodTruckSewalong starts in TWO WEEKS! So time to grab a copy of the pattern, if you haven't already, and start planning your fabric pull!

[P.S. - The Sweet Treat Quilt pattern, which includes a bonus pattern for making a Taco Truck Quilt, + all other patterns in my Etsy shop are 25% off until January 21st when you use discount code TACOTUESDAY!]

If you're stuck on which fabrics to use in your quilt, I have good news! There are currently FIVE different quilt shops offering kits for the Sweet Treat and Taco Truck quilts!

1. Bundles A & B are from Fabric Bubb (B bundle is for the Taco Truck Quilt!)

2. Bundle C is from Simply Love Fabrics

3. Bundle D is from Handmade is Heartmade - which is actually the bundle I'll be using during the sewalong too!

4. Pink Door Fabrics made not one, but FOUR different bundles for the Sweet Treat Quilt! Aren't they so awesome?? 😍

5. And Sewtopia is also selling bundles that feature some really cute ice cream themed prints from Michael Miller! 

To participate in the sewalong all you have to do is post your progress weekly on Instagram using the hashtag #FoodTruckSewalong and either #TacoTruckQuilt or #SweetTreatQuilt in your caption! And if you want to be entered in for each week's giveaway you'll want to make sure you're following that week's prize sponsor(s) too! But that's it! Keeping it as easy as possible 🙌 The schedule for the sewalong and the fabric requirements for each quilt are below!

And last, but not least, check out all the super fun prizes that will be up for grabs during the sewalong! Fabric, patterns, gift cards to amazing shops and longarmers, and a pretty cool gift basket too! All of which wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the generosity of these companies! HUGE THANK YOU to Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, Fabric Bubb, Maker Pin Co, Knot & Thread Design, Pink Door Fabrics, Patchwork Threads, Then Came JuneMaker Valley, and Threaded Quilting Studio for making this sewalong extra, extra fun! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST! And if you're not familiar with them, I recommend taking a second to check out their talented selves! 

 Who's ready to start sewing?! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sweet Treat & Taco Truck Quilt Pattern

Today's an exciting day!! I present to you the SWEET TREAT AND TACO TRUCK QUILT PATTERN!

The Sweet Treat Quilt finishes 55" x 61 1/2", is traditionally pieced, and includes a bonus pattern for making a Taco Truck quilt! Cause who doesn't love tacos?? 😋 Especially ones that come from food trucks - am I right? 🙌

This is also the second longest pattern I've written - 25 pages, people. And if you are wondering why, the biggest reason is that there are two patterns included, but, also because the pattern is set up so that there are detailed cutting and assembly instructions AND diagrams for EACH block. Just like my Sewology Block of the Month quilt - for those familiar with that pattern. Sweet Treat includes a Table of Contents page so you can easily access different parts of the pattern. I included tags for organizing all the cuts of fabric, there are coloring pages, an optional paper piecing pattern for the horn section on the truck block...the list goes on! This pattern is JAM PACKED with good stuff. Which I hope makes for a more enjoyable experience while making it! 

Some FAQ about the Sweet Treat Quilt:

Q - Is this pattern paper pieced?

A - The Sweet Treat Quilt is traditionally pieced, but the taco blocks in the Taco Truck Quilt are paper pieced. I do consider the taco blocks beginner friendly and if you're completely new to paper piecing, but want to make the Taco Truck Quilt, I have a beginner paper piecing video tutorial saved in my Instagram Highlights that you can view HERE.

Q - Do you know of any quilt shops selling bundles for the pattern?

A - Yes! You can find Sweet Treat bundles from Fabric Bubb (she has Taco Truck Bundles too!), Heartmade is Handmade, Pink Door Fabrics, Simply Love Fabrics, and Sewtopia!

Q - What are the names of the solids you used in your Sweet Treat Quilt?

A - I used Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids + one Kona solid to make my sample. The names of those solids are - Geranium, Aqua, Butterscotch (This is the Kona solid), Honey, Stone, White, and Blossom. And again, you can find a bundle for a Kona version of this in Fabric Bubb's shop too! 

Q - Will there be a sewalong?

A - For sure! And I'm so excited about it! The sewalong for both quilts starts February 1st! Sewalong will be 7 weeks long, there will be giveaways galore, and just fun times overall. I will be doing a separate blog post soon with more info, but in the meantime, you can find the schedule + fabric requirements at the very end of this post 😊

Alright about to wrap this up, but wanted to mention one last thing - I will be selling printed copies of the Sweet Treat pattern as well as PDF copies in my Etsy shop. If you buy a printed copy, it won't ship until January 22nd unfortunately. If you would like a PDF copy of the pattern to hold you over until you receive your printed copy, I'm more than happy to email it to you! Just forward me your order confirmation email from Etsy and I'll reply back with PDF file attached 😊

Any questions, please feel free to email me at!