Friday, February 17, 2023

Set to Spin Pattern Release / Beauties Pageant 206

*** Click here to purchase Set to Spin ***


My latest pattern—Set to Spin—releases today!

Based on an antique quilt, Set to Spin uses simple paper piecing to bridge the old and the new. Use solids to create a uniquely modern project, or go super scrappy for a chic vintage look.

Set to Spin comes in four sizes:

  • Crib: 36½" x 48½"
  • Small throw: 48½" x 60½"
  • Large throw: 60½" x 72½"
  • Twin: 72½" x 96½"

This is an intermediate pattern, and instructions presume prior experience with paper piecing. 

A supplementary blog post and video take quilters through my particular paper-piecing process step by step—from the supplies I use to how I press—and illustrate how to get great results with the pattern. Access the blog post and video here.

The pattern also features two alternative layouts. Both use just 12 blocks to create a small throw or large throw ...

Set to Spin is available as a PDF download in my Etsy shop, and it’s $9 through the end of this month!

And for those of you headed to QuiltCon next week, be sure to visit the Quilt Pattern Mart booth (#2315), where you can download instructions for the cover quilt (i.e., the small throw size) free!

For some Set to Spin inspiration, check out the testers’ blocks and quilt tops at #SetToSpinQuilt on Instagram!

The cover quilt was beautifully quilted by Tammie Earnest with the Golden Curls panto from Urban Elementz.


*** Click here to purchase Set to Spin *** 


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  1. I'm not finished with my top but getting there - cute block you have

  2. Congratulations on your new pattern! I love the fresh green you used in the sample. Have fun at QuiltCon, too!

  3. Super cool pattern. Paper piecing scares me though. Hope QuiltCon is a blast!

    1. HA! This is definitely not the pattern for a newbie. However, the technique might interest you. I use oversize, simple shapes to paper-piece. There is more waste this way, but it's very forgiving and I rarely make mistakes. Amy Garro introduced me to this approach, and it's the basis for her book Paper Pieced Modern, which does have some beginner-friendly patterns in it.

  4. Congratulations on the release, Michelle, and have a great time at QuiltCon!

  5. Congrats on the new pattern is very cool!

  6. Congratulations on the new pattern. Looking forward to meeting you next week.

  7. Congratulations on your new pattern

  8. Congrats on the new pattern. It takes a lot of work to get them over the finish line!

  9. Hope you have a great pattern release! xo


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