We like to think of ourselves as a couple of down to earth gals here at The Stitch TV Show (I’m wearing yoga pants as I type this!), but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the finer things in life, like a fun bowtie quilt. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce our latest fat eighth (or fat quarter) friendly quilt, The Dapper Quilt!
When our quilty friend Christa Watson asked if we wanted to work with her new fabric line Gridwork from Benartex, we said yes! We knew updating the classic bowtie block would be the way to go for her fun graphic line, especially with a modern twist on borders with some asymmetry and a little optional couching embellishment on the corner to really drive the “dapper” point home.
To make this 76 x 76″ quilt, you need a fat eighth or fat quarter bundle of 25 different fabrics, and some companion solids or tonals to round out the design and create the blocks and borders. The center uses only two blocks, so it works up pretty quick!
If you need a little assist on the sew and flip method used in this quilt, check out the video we made trying several different methods as part of a previous quilt along. If you need a little extra help, you can sign up for the online quilt class to get step-by-step instructions for the entire quilt, from all the blocks to piecing the top to the embellishment, and quilting design suggestions! The online class is available now over at Learn.TheStitchTVShow.com, and includes the digital quilt pattern.
Come see the actual quilt in person at Booth 941 at this year’s fall Quilt Market in Houston, Texas, October 25-28, or at Christa’s Schoolhouse presentation from 1:20-1:50 PM Room #370E on Friday Oct 25. The Gridwork fabric doesn’t ship to stores until January, but you can get the Dapper digital pattern now at our online shop (or get the online class for step by step instructions)!