Friday, September 2, 2022

Free PDF Pattern / Beauties Pageant 184


Hello! I hope you had a lovely August. After a few weeks away from my sewing machine, a trip to the beach, and (alas!) a case of Covid, Ive settled back into my usual routine, working on projects and writing about them.

September and the reopening of school always feel more like the beginning of the year for me—moreso than January 1 does—and I wanted to mark this fresh start with some giveaways, along with updates on recent finishes.

With the first giveaway, everyone is a winner! I’m designing a free PDF for the quilt pictured above (and three other possible layouts from these blocks). This is my Still Pretty Simple Jelly Roll Quilt, and it comes just in time for National Sew a Jelly Roll Day on September 17. 

All that is required to sew this beauty is a jelly roll and 1.75 yards of background fabric. The sample here was sewn with Denyse Schmidt’s Franklin collection, but Im working on a new version in black and white fabrics. Im excited about it!

The easiest way to get your copy is to sign up for my newsletter; I’ll send the PDF as an attachment on the September 9 mailing. (After that, it will be posted in my Etsy shop for a nominal fee, with proceeds going to charity.)

The From Bolt to Beauty newsletter is just another way for me to keep in contact with other quilters. It goes out monthly (or at least thats the plan—I’m trying to get more regular about it!) and includes:

  • A recap of blog and Instagram happenings
  • The latest FBTB tips and tutorials
  • Info on upcoming pattern releases and quilt-alongs
  • Special discounts and newsletter-only freebies

I have a few other surprises up my sleeve for September. Swing by next week to learn more.

Until then, please fill us in on what you’ve been working on in the latest Beauties Pageant!

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  • Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
  • Point your readers back here with a text link or use the button above.
  • Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.

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  1. It seems like August was a very busy month for you! Sorry to hear about the Covid. Hope you all didn't get terribly ill from it. Happy New (school) Year to you Michelle!

  2. Welcome back! I know exactly what you mean about feeling like it's the start of a new year, too.

  3. Welcome back! I hope that you are feeling fully recovered from COVID. It's lovely to catch up and I look forward to seeing what you have in store this month. :)


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