Down Home Quilt Assembly – Quilt Along 2020


It’s week 3 of Quilt Along 2020: Down Home and we’re assembling the Down Home quilt top!

But before that, we want to tell you about what’s happening April 29th. We’re having a Quilting on Together Show & Tell right here on! So join our Facebook group and share what you’ve been making while staying safe at home, or email your pictures to by 4/27/2020 to be included.

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.

  • Fabric Pull & Cutting Instructions – Click Here
  • Unit Construction – Click Here
  • Quilt Assembly – See Below!
  • Quilting – Click Here
  • Show & Tell – April 29

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

Down Home Quilt Assembly

Row A
Arrange two background 12½″ squares, two medium HST, and two dark HST, as shown below. Sew the pieces into a row.

down home quilt assembly

Row A measures 12½″ x 72½″ unfinished. Make 2.


Row B
Arrange four medium HST, a dark HST, and a background 12½″ square, as shown below. Sew the pieces into a row.

down home quilt assembly

Row B measures 12½″ x 72½″ unfinished. Make 2.


Row C
Arrange three medium HST, a medium 12½″ square, and two background 12½″ squares, as shown below. Sew the pieces into a row.

down home quilt assembly

Row C measures 12½″ x 72½″ unfinished. Make 2.


Quilt Top Assembly

Arrange the rows as shown below. Sew the rows together to complete the quilt top.

down home quilt assembly

Quilt measures 72½″ x 72½″ unfinished. Check back next week for quilting ideas for finishing your Down Home quilt!

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!

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