July 29, 2020

Sweet Caroline Throw Size Quilt Kit!

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Sweet Caroline has been kitted by Connecting Threads in the Throw size.  This is the Wild Crimson fabric collection, focusing on the blue fabrics in the collection instead of the reds and tans.  



The pattern gives exact fabric placement to create the three darker squares in the middle of the 25-patch blocks.  They alternate direction every other block to create a subtle secondary design.  

Sweet Caroline is a yardage-friendly quilt pattern that uses strip piecing to go together quickly.  

TIP:  Be sure your strip sets are the correct height so the blocks fit together as expected.  It's a great idea to check seam allowances by making test strip sets before sewing all of the strips sets.  In addition to presser foot differences (my 1/4" foot is not accurate!), fabric strips can vary up to 1/4" in width, depending on how they're cut, and checking strip set height can save a lot of frustration later on.

To help with keeping the correct seam allowance on my machine, I use a special tape on my machine/table.  This tape also allows me to sew diagonal seams without drawing lines on the back of every square.  It's a win-win!

Checkout the tape right here.



I haven't shown you Sweet Caroline yet because I haven't had time to edit the pictures of the quilt I made and the one made by a sewist.  That's all they're waiting for!  I promise I'll show you them soon.  We're building a house on our property for my husband's dad and his wife, so I am often working on that instead of the ins and outs of my quilting business.  I've continued designing and writing patterns to meet deadlines, but getting quilts made, pictures taken, and other behind-the-scenes marketing done have taken a backseat for now.
The quilt pattern is also available without the quilt kit if you'd like to use your stash and color scheme.  

Quilt Kit    Pattern

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