Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Spider Web Quilt-Along 2014 ~ Fabric Requirements & Tools

These are the fabrics I will be using to spin my web this year!

Spider Web Quilt Fabric Requirements

80 2.5 inch squares (two mini-charm packs, a charm pack, strips, FQs or 

yardage ... or just use up scraps!)

1/2  - 2/3  yard of black (for web sashing and border and binding)

2 inch black circle for the center applique 

30" square of backing fabric and batting

Fabric Selection Suggestions:

For your fabric squares, use a mix of lights to darks, small to medium prints.   I used three to four mini charms of each fabric but you could cut from 5-6 fat quarters or 2.5" strips if you wanted a less scrappy quilt.  Two mini charm packs or one charm pack would yield enough 2.5" squares for the top. 

Last year I used very small scale prints ...

Boo Crew Mini Charms by Sweetwater


45 degree ruler (such as a Kaleido Ruler

 (if you do not have one, you could try using a straight ruler

and the 45 degree lines on your cutting mat)

  (if you do not have one, you could try using a small

 plate or other circle cutter)

I will be adding a few more "getting ready" posts in the coming months.

I hope you find these helpful.

I will be spinning this year's Spider Web for the

Sew we quilt

Sign Ups are Open!

I received these lovely half-yards of fabric from the lovely 

via the lovely other lady,
who cut and mailed.

Thank you, ladies!

A big Thank You to our Blog hop sponsor,

for these beautiful


I also bought a panel and some yardage from

which is a good online shop.

Good prices, good people, good service.

I do not think the owl print will be making it into this project,
but I loved the print so much it will be stashed for another project.
I will have extra fabric from the half yards, too, I think.

Maybe for this free project from

To find their free pdf. go to
"Quilts & Projects" 
and then click
"Free Patterns - Make Something" 
and scroll down the list.
There is another free pattern for the Black Cat Crossing fabrics, too,
as well as many others.

Butterfly is laying her claim and saying,
 "This quilt is going to be mine!"

Life in the Scrapatch

All Quilt-Along posts may be found by clicking

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in my blog toolbar at the top of the page.

This will remain in my toolbar for easy reference.

Have a happy quilty day!



  1. I would love to be a part of this. I'll think of it some days, and look at all other things I have to finish. Always tempted to do new things. I'll be back soon.

  2. I'm doing the Black Cat Hop too - I hope to join in with this, but will probably use scraps.

    1. This is a good pattern for using up scraps ... :) Pat

  3. Great tutorial! I haven't decided what I will be making for this hop, but I love the fabrics!

  4. I am in in your quilt along, yipiii :-)

  5. Looks like a great hop-a-long! Can't wait to see what you create, that is fabulous fabric!

  6. how do I join in this spiders web challenge please

  7. cute fabric...I love the stars !


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