Down Home Fabric Pull & Cutting – Quilt Along 2020


The day has come. We’re starting Down Home Quilt Along, the April quilt for Quilt Along 2020! We’re going to pull fabric for Down Home and cut out our pieces.

Down Home Quilt Along

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! April’s quilt is Down Home.

Down Home Schedule

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

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

Down Home Quilt Along 2020

Down Home Quilt Along

72″ x 72″

by Betsey Langford

Fabric Requirements

Background – 2½ yards
Medium – ¾ yard
Dark – 1¼ yard
Backing – 4⅔ yards
Binding – ⅔ yard

Cutting Instructions

From the background fabric, cut:
(12) 13″ x 13″
(10) 12½″ x 12½″

From the medium fabric, cut:
(6) 13″ x 13″

From the dark fabric, cut:
(6) 13″ x 13″
(2) 12½″ x 12½″

For the binding, cut:
(8) 2½″ x WOF strips

Down Home Fabric Pull 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 Down Home Color & Fabric Planner.

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

Down Home Quilt Along

Make the fabric do the hard work by using stripes! The values are also reversed in this quilt, making the center pop.

Down Home Quilt Along

Choose fabrics all in the same color family for a cohesive look. Choose different scales of prints, large, medium, and small prints to create interest.

Down Home Quilt Along

Using flannel for this quilt makes it even cozier!

Down Home Quilt Along

The Pattern

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

Click Here for the FREE Down Home pattern.

In addition to the free pattern, we’ve written a special Down Home ePattern you can purchase and download instantly!

The Down Home ePattern features easy-to-follow instructions for the 72″ x 72″ and a 72″ x 96″ quilt. There are more ways than ever to make your quilt special with the Down Home ePattern.

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

April 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.

(Bundle will differ from bundle shown.)

Enter below!

Having trouble with the survey? Click here for the web version.

March’s giveaway winner was Dawn! Congratulations, Dawn!

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!

Down Home Quilt Along 2020

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susan Chinouth

Thank you so much for the giveaway contest!

Judy Bean

Beautiful quilts