If you love Foundation Paper Piecing and small projects, the Dancing Ribbons Quilt Along is perfect for you! Learn all about it below.

Dancing Ribbons Quilt Along

Dancing Ribbons pattern by Cindy Rounds Richards
Quilt above made by Beverly Mattila

This 12″ x 12″ miniature quilt has captured a lot of imaginations since its release in September 2010. And now, almost a decade later, we’re celebrating this fun project with a 4-week quilt along!

How to Join the Quilt Along

Subscribe to the OnPoint newsletter to be notified of the new post each week. Join the AQS Quilting Project Parade on Facebook to talk to fellow quilters, share your progress, and ask questions. Look below for when the posts go up each week!

The Schedule

Fabric Pull & Organizing – Click Here!
X-sections Assembly – Click Here!
Y-sections Assembly – Click Here!
Z-sections Assembly & Finishing Touches – Click Here!

The Pattern

You can find the pattern for free by Clicking Here!

What to Expect

This quilt along features step-by-step tutorials each week, inspiration from ten years of Dancing Ribbons projects, and a community of quilters coming together to make this project.

This is an intermediate project which features foundation paper piecing, curved piecing, and applique techniques. We will have helpful guides at each step to help you with the different techniques.

We’ll also have tips and inspiration along the way for choosing fabrics, making design choices, and ways to use the Dancing Ribbons project beyond as a mini quilt.

Suggested Supplies

We’ll go into fabric requirements in more detail next week. Until then, here’s a suggested supplies list of what else you’ll need to make Dancing Ribbons.

Printer for printing patterns
Sewing Machine
Sewing thread (the same color as background fabric)
Microtex Sharp machine needles
Small cutting mat
Small ruler for trimming
Large Ruler for measuring
Rotary Cutter
Karen K. Buckley Scissors
Fabric Glue Pen
Wonder Clips
Wooly felted ironing mat
Small iron 

Show off your progress, connect with other quilters, get ideas, motivation and more!

Join us in the AQS Project Parade Facebook Group and quilt along with us!

Members get even more…

AQS Members can access hundreds of patterns and digital issues of American Quilter at any time!
Find quilt along series like Forever & A Day, 30 Days of Birds and more.

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I had taken this pattern out of my “someday I’m going to try this folder“ and set it out on my counter
What a nice surprise to open the newsletter and see it as a project to work on thru AQS
I am looking forward to all Instructive suggestions and help in this quilt along
I’d love to do the silk but probably will do cotton

Rhonda Pringle

I wish there was a line drawing of the Dancing Ribbons quilt so we could play with different colorings.

Joyce Wolfe

*When* next week? Is there a set time/day, or can the weekly instruction be accessed anytime during the week? I, too, have had this pattern for years, I have never used it. Excited to have the incentive (weekly help) to do this! ❤️

What time is it on California time?

Gina Delahoussaye

I would like to make this a large block as center of a quilt. How much doe it need to be increased to make it as a lap top?

Cassandra earle

I also woild like to increase the size