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Welcome to the Minecraft Sew Along, aka Minecraft Mondays, where we are making this quilt, one block each Monday for 20 weeks.
Here on this page, you'll find the link to each week's tutorial and sashing instructions. Many thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for asking me to hand pick this exclusive Minecraft Sew Along fat quarter bundle of Bella Solids to go along with this quilt. I'm thinking it should be enough to complete all of the original 20 blocks. :)
In the event that the FQ bundle is no longer available, I have made up a list of all of the fabrics in the photo above, for those of you who would like to know the exact fabrics in the bundle. You can download a PDF of the list by CLICKING HERE.
I have also had questions about how much fabric is needed for the backing. I have found a good online calculator tool that you can get to by CLICKING HERE. Just enter the finished size of your quilt top and you can get backing and even binding yardage if you click on the "calculators" tab at the top of the page. I hope this info is helpful.
For the sashing and quilt as shown below, you will need about 4 yards of black. For my quilt, I'm making the sashing 5" so that the quilt will be twin size. You'll need to cut or piece the following: (15) 5 1/2 x 12 1/2" rectangles, (6) 5 1/2 x 63 1/2" & (2) 5 1/2 x 90 1/2". The finished quilt with 20 blocks and 5" sashing will be twin size at 73 x 90".
Now, onto the blocks. If you're new here, double welcome! :) Following is a list of the week and tutorial for each block that's included in the quilt. Just click on the name of the character to be taken to that week's post and tutorial. The blocks are simple and beginner friendly, as long as you're familiar with a rotary cutter and scant quarter inch seam. A great tutorial for the scant quarter inch seam can be found here. Each character block will be 12 1/2" square when stitched together. Finished block size once quilt top is pieced will be 12".
*note* Several extra blocks (along with a giant Ender Dragon, and Minecraft alphabet blocks) were added at the end of the original sew along so you might want to scroll all the way down, and swap out a few for different blocks, or make a larger quilt using some of the extras. All up to you! Have fun!! :D You might also be able to get a few extras out of the FQ bundle, but may need other colors and more fabric depending on which/how many extras you do. The bundle is only intended for the original 20 blocks.
Introductory Post Here
Week 1: Steve (Monday, January 18th)
Week 2: Creeper (Monday, January 25th)
Week 3: Skeleton (Monday, February 1st)
Week 4: Alex (Monday, February 8th)
Week 5: Cow (Monday, February 15th)
Unfortunately, I can only do one block tutorial a week at this time. So the timeframe is pretty well set in stone. I've updated the post with a link to the fabric bundle and also listed the sashing yardage. I hope that helps Marita! I look forward to seeing all of your blocks! :)
Thanks for letting me know, Bree! I forgot to come and link it up over here. If you're looking for the latest one, you can always find it in the Archive section in the left sidebar of my home page, if I am away from my phone or computer. But please email me anytime with questions or if I forget something! I will fix it as soon as possible. :D
Kelli - So awesome of you to do this!!! I am going to join in and make this for my son. The look on his face when I showed him the picture was priceless. It is very generous of you to share your time and talents. I also appreciate Fat Quarter Shop for selling the bundle. As a busy mom I'd much rather sew along than pick the colors. :)
this is so cool, i must be in the clouds because i've never heard of this until last week when my nephew was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy. when he skyped me i saw his minecraft magazine. i wanted to make him a little get well gift and this is perfect. thank you so much for taking the time and doing this. i really appreciate what you have done. thank you
Thanks so much for the great designs. The last two weeks aren't linked on this page. I found them no problem, but I've been sending a lot of people to this page because they liked my progress and I thought you may want to know that they are a bit trickier to find.
dear kelli, can't thank you enough for your minecraft patterns, i made the quilt last year for my grandsons birthday this year, he is autistic and was over the moon, i made him a creeper pyjama bag (which was just like a zippered pillowcase) for christmas, you cat imagine the joy you have given us! thanks again