Tuesday, January 9, 2024

The First Pair of Half Pack Quilts :: Tumble Block and Window Pane

 Are you familiar with Sassy Sunflower Half Pack Quilt Kits? It's a fairly new program and I just signed my shop up to participate. I've been busying making up the samples for the last several weeks.

The way it works is there are 9 half pack patterns to choose from and LOTS of half pack quilts kits. You pick the half pack quilt kit you like and then choose the pattern you want. The patterns are not available for purchase separately, only with the purchase of a half pack kit. (Our kits will be $39.99). We are still busy cutting the kits as shops cut these kits themselves using fabrics from their shop. As soon as we have enough kits cut I'll start adding them to my online shop but for now you can just look at the pretty quilts.

So what's a Half Pack Quilt Kit? It's five half yard cuts of fabrics. Yep, both of the quilts I'm sharing with you today requiring only 2.5 yards of fabric total for the quilt top. Binding and backing are not included but all of them require 1/2 yard for binding and they all require between 3 and 3 1/4 yards of backing fabric.

I'm going to share these a few at a time with you. The first is the Tumble Block Pattern using our Horizon Half Pack Quilt Kit.

Tumble Block pattern, Horizon Half Pack Kit

Then we have the Window Pane Pattern using our Americana Half Pack Quilt Kit.

Window Pane pattern, Americana Half Pack Kit

All of these quilts are lap size in the 50" by 60" finished size range. None of the patterns are what I'd call hard. Most of them took me about two to three hours to make, that included my time cutting out the quilt and then sewing and pressing. A true beginner will need a little help but a confident beginner (someone who has made one or two quilts already) can do it on their own. 

If you are one of those people who gets frustrated when you buy a quilt kit with a lot of leftover fabric, you are gonna love these kits. Just about every bit of fabric from the kit is required for the quilt top. None of them generated very many scraps. The downside is that there really is no oops fabric built into these kits. The upside is that the cutting is very easy and the patterns give detailed cutting diagrams so that you can see how to cut each half yard piece.

I'll share a couple more of these quilts next with you next week.

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