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just vote qal

It’s a big election year AND the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. So this year, I’m going to not only exercise my right to vote, but I am going to celebrate my right to vote it in the best way I know how: a free quilt pattern and a quilt along!

This QAL will be a little different than the usual: there will be no prizes or giveaways, just a weekly email with that week’s tasks broken down plus a whole ton of enthusiasm and civic zeal over on the ’gram.

The QAL Calendar

Here’s the breakdown of weeks: feel free to start now, join in later, wait to the last second to come aboard, or just follow along. Except for the voting part: if you can, do. Please.

  • Week 1 (Oct. 4-10): download your pattern and gather your fabric
  • Week 2 (Oct. 11-17): cut out all your pieces and make your strip sets

  • Week 3 (Oct. 18-24): cut your strip sets down to size and sew all your letter blocks
  • Week 4 (Oct. 25-31): assemble your quilt top
  • Halloween Weekend (Oct. 31-Nov. 1): share a picture of your quilt top
  • Election Day (Nov. 3): GO VOTE (if you haven’t voted early)

    The Pattern

    Just Vote Quilt Pattern

    Just Vote is a small throw (or a large crib size if you like) quilt pattern measuring 46” x 54”. Just Vote is an easy intermediate pattern. If you’re a fearless confident beginner who is happy in following your quilting gut and just going for it, I think you can definitely tackle it. But if you’re someone who wants or needs things to be precise and to-the-letter, this probably isn’t the pattern for you: there is wiggle room baked into the construction, but if you don’t like wiggle room that may be more annoying than helpful!

     You'll need the following fabric:

    • Fabric A + B (the accent colors of the letters): 1/4 yd.
    • Background Fabric: 2 yds.
    • Binding: 1/2  yd.
    • Backing: 3-1/2 yds.

      Odds & Ends

      Make sure to follow along the fun with the hashtag #JustVoteQuilt. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions (or just to say hi). You can easily find me on email at hello@broadclothstudio.com or on Instagram @broadclothstudio.

      Share That You're "In!"

      Want to shout from the rooftops that you're "In!"? How about the next best thing: sharing on Instagram Stories? Just double click on any of the images below to save then share to stories (and make sure to tag me @broadclothstudio because I absolutely definitely want to know who's going to be joining me on this quiltastic adventure!)

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