Here at AQS we are all about inspiring quilters. We’ve been brainstorming ways to inspire you in the new year with a creative quilt challenge, and we think you are going to love it. In 2018, we explored quilt styles. In 2019, we explored classic quilt blocks. Now, get ready for Quilt Along 2020!

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For 2020, we’ve collected 12 of our most popular quilt patterns. We’ll make a quilt a month covering the creative process from selecting colors and fabrics, piecing and assembly tips, and quilting ideas to help you finish your quilt. Each quilt along will feature a giveaway and a discount on batting at ShopAQS. Let’s look at what we’ll make!

The Quilts

Royal Star – 80″ x 80″ – January 2020


Gathering – 80″ x 80″ – Coming February 2020


Funshine – 60″ x 60″ – March 2020


Down Home – 72″ x 72″ – April 2020


Daybreak – 60″ x 60″- May 2020


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Amelia’s Star – 60″ x 60″ – June 2020


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Summer Star – 96″ x 96″ – July 2020


Prairie Twister – 60″ x 60″ – August 2020


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Letter Home – 60″ x 60″ – September 2020


Square Deal – 75″ x 75″ – October 2020


Autumn Medley – 80″ x 80″ – November 2020


The Patterns

The patterns are free, but a digital download pattern will be available for purchase with:

  • Easy-to-follow instructions
  • Size options
  • Border options

The Schedule

Each month we’ll follow the same schedule with a new quilt.

  • Fabric Pull – Week 1
  • Unit Construction – Week 2
  • Quilt Assembly – Week 3
  • Quilting & Monthly Giveaway – Week 4

Check out the quilts above and take note of your favorites!

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!

Use this badge to tell the world you’re taking part in Quilt Along 2020. Right click to save.

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Can someone tell me what the finished size of the quilt tops will be?

Debi Moore

What size quilts are you making for the Quilt Along 2020 each month?

Joan Bloom

Must a person do all the quilts, or is choosing just a couple okay?

Mary Pat Proctor

Just to be sure I understand–I see the quilt size–so is it a “giant square” or lots of those squares to make up a quilt? Does my question make sense? For example: For January, is the quilt one big royal star or several 12″ or so royal stars?

Cheryl Gebhart

Are the quilts pictured full size, or are you showing just one block?

Cindy S

What a fun idea! I wonder if it would be too hard to resize them by half? I remember the article last month about making quilts bigger….
it’s getting harder for me to physically manipulate big quilts but I love the idea of making one each month. 🙂


I love the idea that I could just pick a few instead of all of them! I am not fast enough to do one a month!!


Is there a place to sign up?


Looking forward this ‘challenge’ and decreasing my ‘stash’.

Victoria Smith

Sounds like fun. I would like to participate in this challenge. Hope I can keep up!

Tabatha ward

Is there an official hashtag so we can track each others post on Instagram? I tagged the badge with #aqsquailtalong2020

Letricia Brown

I hope this don’t sound stupid but this is my first quilt along. It’s says the pattern is free but the digital pattern is available for purchase. Where do I find the free pattern

Can you still be a part of the sew along if you are not on face book? I would really like to do this and decrease some fabric stash.


How hard are the patterns I’m a very new beginner to quilting.

Lots of the quilts feature mostly Half Square Triangles or other simple units. I’d say the quilts range from beginner-friendly to confident beginner-friendly. -Emily

Melissa in Houston

Could you please clarify when the info will be available each month? Is it the first full week, or a particular day? I’ve been looking for the January pattern on January 1st and 2nd, but I don’t see it. I’m excited to get started using up the less loved fabric in my stash!


Where can I find the pattern for Christmas Countdown for 2020?

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Jackie K

Can you tell us how much the digital downloads will be? These quilts are beautiful, but will be even more interesting with borders.


dont know how I missed this Thank you

Tammy Gould

Would love these in smaller,wall hanging sizes. It’s pretty expensive for all of that backing fabric. If they were a bit smaller , could use stash more and also do more of the patterns offered, plus, finish them too! Thanks for the patterns AQS….