Quilt Along 2020 – Gathering Fabric Pull & Cutting

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The day has come. We’re starting Gathering, the February quilt for Quilt Along 2020!

For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month and cover the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Click Here to check out the quilts so you can pick which ones you want to make in 2020! February’s quilt is Gathering.

Gathering Schedule

Over the next few weeks, we’ll make our Gathering quilts. Check out the schedule below.

  • Fabric Pull & Cutting – See below!
  • Unit Construction – February 8th
  • Quilt Assembly – February 15th
  • Quilting & Monthly Giveaway – February 22nd

And you can click here to find all of Quilt Along 2020 in one place.

Gathering Quilt Along 2020

80″ x 80″

by Betsey Langford

Fabric Requirements

White – 2¼ yards
Olive – 1¾ yards
Coral – 1½ yards
Gold – 1½ yards
Dark Green – 1½ yards
Backing – 8⅝ yards
Binding – ⅔ yard

Cutting Instructions

From the white fabric, cut:
(2) 17½″ x 17½″
(20) 9″ x 9″
(4) 8½″ x 8½″

From the olive fabric, cut:
(1) 17½″ x 17½″
(8) 9″ x 9″
(8) 8½″ x 8½″

From the coral fabric, cut:
(1) 16½″ x 16½″
(4) 9″ x 9″
(2) 8½″ x 32½″
(2) 8½″ x 16½″

From the gold fabric, cut:
(1) 17½″ x 17½″
(10) 9″ x 9″

From the dark green fabric, cut:
(18) 9″ x 9″

Color Ideas

We have some ideas for different color ways below. Get inspired to create your own color ways and plan out your fabrics with a handy planning page!

Click Here to download the Gathering Color & Fabric Planner.

Gathering is such a fun quilt for showing off prints, playing with color, and experimenting with value.

Prints can really make the design sparkle.

Choose fabrics all in the same color family for a cohesive look.

Change where the light, medium, and dark values live in the quilt to create different emphasis.

 

The Pattern

If you like to have the pattern at your fingertips before starting, we’ve got you covered.

Click Here for the FREE Gathering pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Gathering ePattern you can purchase with three size options!


The Gathering ePattern features a 60″ square, 80″ square, and a 96″ x 112″ version of the quilt with easy-to-follow instructions. With the Gathering ePattern, there are more ways than ever to make your quilt special.

And while you’re at ShopAQS, why not grab batting for your quilt? Use special code QAL2020 for 10% off your batting purchase!

February Giveaway

Each month you’ll have the opportunity to enter to win a fun quilting prize. The month the prize is a fat quarter bundle from P&B Textiles.

Enter below!


Join the fun!

Get involved with a community of quilters in the AQS Project Parade Facebook group to show off your creations and chat with fellow quilters. Use the hashtag #QuiltAlong2020 and tag us @aqsonline on Instagram so we can share your quilts!

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Find quilt along series like Forever & A Day, 30 Days of Birds and more.

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Bev Bolduc Aldridge

I keep trying to enter drawing….where is sign-in to enter?