Who are we??? Jenny of Sweet Ruby Designs and Molly of Lovely Threads, two sisters who grew up in a small town in Utah. We are the two oldest of 7 children. Yes, our mom is superwoman! We grew up just down the street from our grandparents and we spent a lot of time there. Our Grandmother was an avid quilter and there were very few days that there wasn’t a quilt up on frames in the family room with ladies gathered around it quilting. We both fell in love with this tradition at a young age. Our mom is also and avid quilter and has helped us along the way as we both became mom’s ourselves and we are so happy to continue this tradition!
Late in 2020 we were chatting about all the quilty things when we decided that it would be super fun to host a quilt along together. So we had a little video chat and designed a quilt together. We all know that two minds are better than one and that proved true as we created a quilt design that we love!
Here’s what you need to know about the quilt along!
When you sign up you will be added to the email list for Lovely Threads and Sweet Ruby Quilts. You will receive emails during the quilt along to keep you up to date on prizes, sponsors, schedule and tips.
The pattern is now available in my shop!
Most of the fun is happening on Instagram so make sure you are following both @mollylovelythreads and @sweetrubyquilts. Our favorite part of quilt alongs are seeing what other people are making and getting new inspiration. Be sure to use the hashtag #twistedsisterqal so everyone can enjoy watching your progress.
We have provided a coloring sheet you can use as you plan out your fabrics. Click here to download and print it out.
Please have all of your fabrics ready to go on Week 1. Here is a list of what you need:
For the Large Throw:
- Accent Fabric: 12 – 1/3 yard cuts OR 24 ¼ yard cuts OR 24 Fat Quarters
- Background Fabric: 3 yards
- Binding Fabric: ⅔ yard
- Backing Fabric: 6 yards
Your finished quilt will be 72” x 96”.
For the Small Throw:
- Accent Fabric: 12 Fat Quarters or 1/3 yard cuts
- Background Fabric: 1 3/4 yards
- Binding Fabric: 1/2 yard
- Backing Fabric: 3 1/4 yards
Your finished quilt will be 48″x72″
You will need all of the basic quilting and sewing tools for this quilt along including a sewing machine and thread, scissors, cutting mat, ruler, and rotary cutter.
We will be demonstrating using Bloc Loc rulers. They are our favorite way to trim Half Square Triangles. If you would like to purchase one click HERE.
We will also have bundles available to purchase. Each of us are selling different kits. Watch on Instagram for more information of when these will be available.
We will be working on this quilt together for six weeks starting March 1st. The schedule will go like this:
- Week 1 March 1-7: Cutting
- Week 2 March 8-14: Make 2 at a time HSTs
- Week 3 March 15-21 :Make 4 at a time HSTs
- Week 4 March 22-28: Make 24 blocks
- Week 5 March 29 – April 4: Make 24 blocks
- Week 6 April 5-11: Catch up and Sew Blocks Together
Make sure you are posting every week to be entered into the drawings for prizes. There will be more information on Instagram about how to enter.
We have provided a checklist to keep you on track.