The Spine Quilt from Uppercase

The Spine Quilt from Uppercase

I'm so excited to have finished this quilt top using the Spines Quilt pattern (free from Windham). It was released with the Uppercase fabric collection and it couldn't be more perfect! As you might remember, the Uppercase fabric collection is based on the designs featured on the spines of Uppercase magazine. So it was perfect to use the fabrics in a quilt design that mimics the look of a book or magazine. I have a family full of book lovers, so I know this will be a big hit with all of them!

The quilt is made up of all 4-1/2" squares. I expected it to take forever to piece because of that, but it honestly went together quickly once I got my system down for picking the right pieces for each row. (Organization and labeled fabric piles is so helpful on this one!) If I had been in a hurry to cut out the squares I would have adjusted the quilt just a bit and used our Accuquilt fabric cutter's 5" square die and had it cut in no time. It would have made a larger quilt, but I'm always okay with that! Did you know you can use our Accuquilt and all of our dies for just $5 an hour as part of Open Sew? Whenever our classroom is open, you are more than welcome to come and sew, cut, whatever in there for $5 an hour!

Back to the quilt. This was the perfect quilt to really put our Fork Pins by Clover to work. I pressed all of my seams to the side, then nested the seams when I was matching up rows. I used fork pins at each seam to make sure they lined up and then I sewed right over them. I'm not usually one to sew over pins - but the fork pins are so thin, it was no big deal! It really saved a lot of sewing time because there was no starting and stopping constantly as I stitched each row. I know my piecing wouldn't look nearly as good as it does (not saying it's perfect!) without the fork pins. Have you tried them yet? My only warning - they are CRAZY sharp!

Now you may have noticed this is just a quilt top...I haven't attempted to quilt it just yet simply because I haven't had time, but I am excited to give it a try. But how to decide what design to use?! Let me know in the comments if you have any ideas for me! Love the Spine Quilt too? We have kits available in the shop and online! Stop in to see the quilt in person and check out the Fork Pins.

Happy Sewing! Roxanne P.S. Exciting news!! We'll call it a BLOG SPECIAL! The Spine Quilt Kit and Forks pins are BOTH 20% off until August 31st! In store or online - snatch them up while supplies last!

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