The Star Pulse Quilt Along officially kicks off on December 1st, and pre-sales open today! *Note: Quilting Jetgirl Patrons are automatically enrolled in the quilt along. New this year: I will be hosting a monthly zoom conversation with all of my Quilting Jetgirl Patrons during the quilt along, so if you want additional questions answered, consider signing up for the quilt along by becoming a Quilting Jetgirl Patron.
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By purchasing the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to my newsletter email list. The Star Pulse quilt pattern will be released in sections as the quilt along progresses, so when you purchase the pattern, you will not receive the pattern and you will be giving me permission to add you to my quilt along newsletter so that you can receive the instructions during the quilt along. The pattern will be released mystery quilt style in sections on the dates listed in the schedule. *Note that you will not be added to my monthly newsletter list; if you would like to also be added to my general newsletter list, you can sign up here.
The quilt along schedule is very relaxed and is meant to acknowledge that things often pop up unexpectedly and to allow plenty of time to make each month or allow for any catch up that may need to happen.
Star Pulse Quilt Along Schedule
- December 1, 2023 – Fabric Requirements
- January 1, 2024 – Cutting Instructions
- February 1, 2024 – Piecing Instructions #1
- March 1, 2024 – Piecing Instructions #2
- April 1, 2024 – Piecing Instructions #3
- May 1, 2024 – Quilt Top Assembly and Finishing Instructions
- June 1, 2024 through June 30, 2024 – Final Linkup for Pieced Quilt Tops or Finished Quilts
For the Star Pulse quilt along, you will have two size and two colorway options to choose from for a total of four options:
- Single Background Lap (60″ x 60″)
- Single Background Throw (60″ x 72″)
- Multi-Color Background Lap (60″ x 60″)
- Multi-Color Background Throw (60″ x 72″)
The Star Pulse quilt design is a modern take on the classic sawtooth star block. The quilt will radiate out the joy and care you put into making it.
The Star Pulse lap quilts uses 6 fabrics and throw quilts require 8 fabrics. The fabric requirements will include renderings and coloring pages for each quilt size.
As part of the Star Pulse quilt along, there will be bonus HSTs created during the piecing process. At the end of the quilt along, I will offer a suggested pattern and way to put those bonus HSTs to immediate use in a quilt top. The lap size bonus quilt finishes at 32″ x 32″, and the throw size bonus quilt finishes at 32″ x 40″. The additional yardage will be included in the fabric requirements, which will be released at the start of the quilt along on December 1st.
Star Pulse Quilt Along FAQs
Q: What is the complexity level?
A: The Star Pulse quilt along is written at a confident beginner level. There will be no paper piecing, appliqué, or advanced sewing techniques (such as Y seams).
Q: What will I receive when I sign up for the Star Pulse quilt along and on each of the quilt along dates?
A: By purchasing the Star Pulse Quilt Along, you are agreeing to be added to my newsletter email list. The Star Pulse quilt pattern will be released in sections as the quilt along progresses, so when you purchase the pattern, you will not receive the pattern and you will be giving me permission to add you to my quilt along newsletter so that you can receive the instructions during the quilt along. The pattern will be released mystery quilt style in sections on the dates listed in the schedule. *Note that you will not be added to my monthly newsletter list; if you would like to also be added to my general newsletter list, you can sign up here.
When you sign up for the Star Pulse quilt along, you will immediately receive access to this Star Pulse Quilt Along Introduction PDF which includes illustrations of all the different quilt setting, size, and fabric options.
On December 1st, you will receive an email from email@example.com with the fabric requirements. Included in the Fabric requirements PDF are coloring pages of all the colorway and size options and of course the fabric requirements themselves.
Then, beginning on January 1st and repeating on the first of every month through June, you will receive the next portion of the pattern via an email from firstname.lastname@example.org. On May 1st, the final Star Pulse PDF will be a bit longer and will include quilt assembly and finishing instructions.
In addition, the email with the link for each new PDF segment of the pattern will include my top tips, tricks, links to the previous PDF segments (in case you missed them), and links to content to help you confidently make your version of the Star Pulse quilt.
Q: Where can I share my progress and ask questions during the quilt along?
A: You have several options to share your progress and interact with other quilters during the quilt along. The best way will be to join the Quilting Jetgirl Facebook group, where you can share your fabric selections and progress photos and support one another throughout the quilt along. You can also share all progress photos via Instagram: be sure use the official quilt along hashtag #StarPulseQuiltAlong and follow the hashtag so you can keep up with everyone who is participating.
If at any point you have a question during the quilt along, the best way to reach me is via email. You can simply reply to any of the emails you receive during the quilt along or you can email me at email@example.com.
If you have additional questions about the quilt along, please leave a comment or send me an email. I’ll be making the Multi-Color Lap version during the quilt along, and I’d love to have you join me!
Looking for more information about the Single Background Throw size version of Star Pulse and the bonus quilt that I made to test the pattern? Be sure to read my Introducing Star Pulse! and Star Pulse Bonus Quilt blog posts.
I will share many more colorway suggestions including fabric kits for Star Pulse on December 1st. The Star Pulse quilt along is on sale through November 30th, so be sure to join in now to be ready for the fun to begin soon; I look forward to seeing what you create!
Star Pulse Quilt Along Sponsors
In case you need another reason to join in, all quilt along participants who link up a photo of their pieced quilt top or finished quilt during the final linkup are entered to win prizes from the Star Pulse quilt along sponsors. The winners will be selected using a random number generator and notified by July 3rd. Winners who need to provide additional information (such as their mailing address) will have 48 hours to respond to the notification email or a new winner may be selected.
Stash Fabrics is offering 1 winner a $50 gift certificate.
Quilters Dream Batting is offering 1 US winner a 4 pack of assorted twin size battings.
Fat Quarter Shop is offering 1 winner a $100 gift certificate.
BackSide Fabrics, my favorite source for wide quilt backings, is offering 1 winner a $50 coupon code