Quilting for a Cause Week 1

Welcome to week one of the National Quilters Circle Quilting for a Cause Quilt Block Challenge! The first block is ready, are you? Let’s get to it!

Over the course of the next 7 weeks we will be releasing blocks for you to make throughout the week. Our managing editor, Ashley Hough, has designed a unique quilt pattern for this special challenge. When finished, the quilt will be 48’’ x 60’’ and each finished block will be 6’’.

In this week’s instructions, there are three different blocks (Block A, B and C). From the three patterns you will make 4 of Block A, 2 of Block B and 2 of Block C.

Click the button below to download a PDF with instructions for your first block. And make sure to share your progress in the Quilting Block Challenge Facebook Group – we can’t wait to see everyone’s work!

For this challenge, we partnered with Project Linus, an organization that will accept your homemade quilt and distribute them to children in need. We know how sharing a quilt with someone can make the whole experience even more worthwhile and we hope to donate as many quilts as possible. However, you can still participate in the challenge if you choose not to donate the finished quilt.

Find your local Project Linus chapter for donation here!




If you haven’t signed up for the Quilt Block Challenge, there’s still time! You can sign up here to make sure you get the block assignments delivered to your inbox each week.

Quilting for a Cause Fabric Requirements
Quilting for a Cause Week 1
Quilting for a Cause Week 2
Quilting for a Cause Week 3
Quilting for a Cause Week 4
Quilting for a Cause Week 5
Quilting for a Cause Week 6
Quilting for a Cause Week 7

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67 Responses to “Quilting for a Cause Week 1”
  1. JoAnne

    I got the fabric requirements, but not the cutting instructions or directions for Blocks A,B, and C. Is this coming later?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Joanne,

      This is all that has been released at this time: file:///C:/Users/jjohnson/Downloads/Quilting-for-a-Cause-Fabric-Requirements.pdf

      Stay tuned for more as they are released.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi there JoAnne!

      We can’t wait to see your creation!

      The cutting instructions are in the PDF pattern download. You might have to scroll down the page a bit to find them but that’s where they’re located.

      If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email, chat, or call us at 1-855-706-3538.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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  2. Shannon Floersheim

    Is there supposed to be text (directions) in the pattern along with the pattern pictures? I have pictures but no directions. This is my first challenge and am not sure how this works. Is figuring out the cutting also part of the challenge?

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    • Customer Service

      Hi there Shannon!

      Welcome and we’re excited that you’re joining us for this challenge! It’s going to be fun!

      That’s a great question. You’ll find all the information you need by downloading the pattern PDF on the web page. You’ll want to scroll down and read carefully for the cutting instructions!

      If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to email, chat, or call us at 1-855-706-3538.

      Sincerely,

      Jessica
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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      • Shannon Floersheim

        I have re-downloaded the week 1 pdf and looked for cutting instructions. There is nothing on the pages except blocks and arrows to show pressing directions. I understand each finished block will be 6″. Again, I ask, am I required to figure out the math as part of the challenge? There are no other directions on the PDF.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Shannon,

      Here is the link for the fabric instructions under the picture is printed the measurements:

      file:///C:/Users/jjohnson/Downloads/Quilting-for-a-Cause-Fabric-Requirements.pdf

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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      • Customer Service

        Hello Shannon,

        Here is the link for the fabric instructions under the picture is printed the measurements:

        file:///C:/Users/jjohnson/Downloads/Quilting-for-a-Cause-Fabric-Requirements.pdf

        If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

        We greatly appreciate your business!

        Sincerely,

        Joan
        National Quilters Circle Video Membership

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    • Roslyn Preston

      I cannot download week 1 instructions it is bolded in the list but doesmt open

      Thanks

      Ros Preston

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      • Customer Service

        Hello Roslyn, after you have entered your email you will see on the left side of this page: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a19227-u/ where it says “Download the fabric requirements here”- make sure to save or open the file when the pop up prompts you. Please send us an email or call our toll free phone number: 1-855-706-3538 if you need further assistance. Thanks!

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  3. Kristina Smith

    I have always made quilts how I want and am able to. This will be the first time I have made one like people do these days. looking forward to learning this way.

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  4. connie Regehr

    Since the challenge is for the United States , and i do not live in the states , I was wondering if i could donate to the Canadian Mustard seed in Calgary Alberta Canada

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  5. JoAnne

    How much fabric should I be purchasing so I will have enough for my whole project. I don’t want to run out before the project is finished and find the fabric store is out also!!

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  6. Jan McClellan

    I’ve never done the challenge before. Are the material requirements listed the total amount needed for the quilt top?

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Jan, once you sign up all of the information will be emailed out. There is a fabric requirement PDF that you can download right after you sign up. After you have entered your email you will see on the left side of this page: https://go.nationalquilterscircle.com/a19227-u/ where it says “Download the fabric requirements here”- make sure to save or open the file when the pop up prompts you.

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  7. Gayle Hanson

    Argh! Page numbers, please! I dropped the pages and I had to go back to the computer to reassemble.

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    • Customer Service

      Hello Joan,

      When printing you will want to print at 100% and check all other setting on your printer to ensure they are set correctly.

      If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-706-3538, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!

      Sincerely,

      Joan
      National Quilters Circle Video Membership

      Reply
  8. Pam Hahn

    I will make the challenge for the girl who sits at our front desk on weekends and will have a baby hours at a time because then I start to hurt too much!, fibermyalgia is also called chronic pin syndrome

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