Build A Quilt2020-08-13T17:46:34-05:00
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Build A Quilt (BAQ) is an exciting and easy way to complete a customized quilt, one block at a time! Registration for 2019-2020 is closed, the Build A Quilt enrollment session will start in October 2020!

Live Chat with Angela & Joni

Angela and Joni share updates on Build A Quilt and answer your questions in a live chat.

Finishing Kits

We are so excited to announce that the finishing kits are now available for preorder!In this video, Angela tells you a little bit about each of the kits as well as what to expect.

Pattern Updates and Corrections

We do our very best to make sure that our finishing kit patterns are perfect in every way! But, unfortunately, mistakes can happen. Check the pattern corrections and updates below:

The cutting instructions for Fabric E should read:

4 strips 3 ½” x WOF, subcut into:

     4 – 3 ½” x 16 ½” (Block A)

     4 – 3 ½” x 19 ½” (Block A)

1 strip 5 ¼” x WOF, subcut into:

     2 – 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” (Flying Geese)

Also the cutting instructions for Fabric A should read:

8 strips 2 ½” x WOF, piece to make:

       2 – 2 ½” x 79 ½” (Borders)

       2 – 2 ½” x 83 ½” (Borders)

(The last line was inadvertently cropped off the pattern.)

The cutting instructions for Fabric I should read:

4 strips 3 ½” x WOF, subcut into:

     4 – 3 ½” x 16 ½” (Block A)

     4 – 3 ½” x 19 ½” (Block A)

1 strip 5 ¼” x WOF, subcut into:

     2 – 5 ¼” x 5 ¼” (Flying Geese)

Also the cutting instructions for Fabric A should read:

8 strips 2 ½” x WOF, piece to make:

       2 – 2 ½” x 79 ½” (Borders)

       2 – 2 ½” x 83 ½” (Borders)

(The last line was inadvertently cropped off the pattern.)

Under cutting instructions:

Fabric M should read:

8 strips 2 1⁄2” x WOF, piece to make:

  • 2 – 2 1⁄2” x 82 1⁄2 ” (Borders)
  • 2 – 2 1⁄2” x 80” (Borders)

Under “Quilt Assembly”, step 2 should read:

  • Sew the columns together, then sew a 2 1⁄2” x 80” strip of Fabric M to the top and bottom. Quilt should measure 80” x 86”.

The cutting instructions for FabricI should read:

8 strips 2 1⁄2” x WOF, piece to make:

  • 2 – 2 1⁄2” x 82 1⁄2 ” (Borders)
  • 2 – 2 1⁄2” x 80” (Borders)

Under “Quilt Assembly”, Step 2 should read:

  • Sew the columns together, then sew a 2 1⁄2” x 80” strip of Fabric M to the top and bottom. Quilt should measure 80” x 86”.

The measurements for the Half Square Triangles are incorrect. The HST blocks should be 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″.

Urban Grid Cutting Instructions:

From Fabric A- last line of cutting instructions should read:

  • Cut 1 – 7 1/4″ square (HST blocks)

From Fabric B- the second cutting instruction should be:

  • Cut 1 strip 7 1/4″ strip x WOF, subcut into: 2 squares 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (HST) and 4 squares 6 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ (Flying Geese)

From Fabric I-  the first line of the cutting instructions should be:

  • Cut 1 strip 7 1/4″ x WOF, subcut into: 5  squares 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (star blocks). From remaining fabric, cut 1 square 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (HST blocks)

Sugar, Sugar Cutting Instructions:

From Fabric A- last line of cutting instructions should read:

  • Cut 1 – 7 1/4″ square (HST blocks)

From Fabric I- The second cutting instruction should be:

  • Cut 1 strip 7 1/4″ strip x WOF, subcut into: 2 squares 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (HST) and 4 squares 6 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ (Flying Geese)

From Fabric K:The first line of the cutting instructions should be:

  • Cut 1 strip 7 1/4″ x WOF, subcut into: 5  squares 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (star blocks). From remaining fabric, cut 1 square 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (HST blocks)

Handiwork Cutting Instructions

From Fabric A- last line of cutting instructions should read:

  • Cut 1 – 7 1/4″ square (HST blocks)

From Fabric K: The second cutting instruction should be:

  • Cut 1 strip 7 1/4″ strip x WOF, subcut into: 2 squares 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (HST) and 4 squares 6 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ (Flying Geese)

From Fabric D: The first line of the cutting instructions should be:

  • Cut 1 strip 7 1/4″ x WOF, subcut into: 5  squares 6 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ (star blocks). From remaining fabric, cut 1 square 7 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ (HST blocks)

Piecing Corrections:

Under HST Assembly: Use the 7 1/4″ squares. Trim HST blocks to 6 1/2″ square.

Under Bottom Border Assembly: Use the 6 1/2″ HST blocks to make the bottom border.

Handiwork Colorway

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Urban Grid Colorway

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Sugar, Sugar Colorway

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Build A Quilt Bonus Project

Store your Build A Quilt blocks in style with this Vinyl pouch made with fabrics that coordinate with your colorway! Click here to get the instructions on how to make it. or  watch Joni’s video tutorial.

You can use fabric you already have or you can purchase a kit in your colorway that includes the vinyl, fusible batting and fabric.

Want to pick out your own fabric? Shop Build A Quilt coordinates:

Build A Quilt Bonus Videos

These bonus videos from Angela & Joni will help you get the most out of your Build A Quilt experience!

Tips for Cutting Extra wide Fabric

Tips for Squaring Up Your Quilt Blocks

Tips for Finishing Kit Layout 2

Watch the BAQ Block videos

Build A Quilt Block 9

 

This month we are learning a new technique, foundation paper piecing. If this is a technique that you haven’t tried before, don’t be scared. This video will show you how to do it! Here are additional resources to help you along the way:

Build A Quilt Block 7

Build A Quilt Block 6

Welcome to Block 6, in this video, Joni gives you tips on completing this month’s block.

Build A Quilt Block 5

Welcome to Block 5 of Build A Quilt. This month, we are making itty-bitty blocks! But the good news is that we have an easier option as well!

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Build A Quilt Block 4

Welcome to Block 4 of Build A Quilt. This month, we are going to be trimming our way to a perfect block. In this video, Joni shares how to perfectly trim up the pieces of this unique block.

Build A Quilt Block 3

Welcome to Block 3 of Build A Quilt. This month, we are going to be “stitching and flipping” our way to a gorgeous block! This pattern isn’t tricky, but you do want to pay attention to the fabric placement as you go!

Build A Quilt Block 2

Welcome to Block 2 of Build A Quilt. This block comes together quickly and uses fabric placement to allow the prints to really shine. Remember, if you have any issues or questions, you can always email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com!

Build A Quilt Block 1

Build a Quilt has started with Block 1! Watch as Joni and I show you how easy it is to piece.This block is the perfect way to show off the beautiful prints in each of the colorways. With just a few half-square triangles and some stitching and flipping, you’ll have this block put together in no time!

Frequently Asked Questions

When will my blocks arrive each month?2021-10-15T12:06:23-05:00

United States –

Your block kit of fabric awesomeness is mailed the Friday of each scheduled monthly meeting and should arrive in 2-7 days.

Internationals-

You will be mailed the yardage for your blocks in early December.  Then each month you will be emailed the block pattern.

What do I do if my block does not arrive?2021-10-15T12:05:54-05:00

We ask that you give the mail at least 2 weeks.  Many times the package simply gets misrouted in the mail system and ends up showing up.  If you have not received your block after two weeks, please email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com and she will promptly assist you.

What if I miscut my fabric?2022-10-04T12:10:43-05:00
The oops kit is the perfect solution.  You may also purchase extra fabric online. If there are any other issues with the fabric just email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com
How does Build A Quilt Online Work?2022-10-04T12:08:47-05:00
For the Build A Quilt online option, you pay a one-time fee which includes the fabric and patterns for 10 blocks. We mail you a block kit with the fabric and pattern for a block every month (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, June, July, Aug, and Sept.).
In April, you will have the option to purchase finishing kits for your blocks. There will be three different layouts to choose from, which will include the exclusive pattern, as well as fabric for the top and binding.
As a builder, you will also have access to live videos of our BAQ meetings, exclusive products and discounts.
When Are the BAQ Meetings Live on Facebook?2022-10-04T12:05:37-05:00
The meetings are live on our Facebook page at 9:30am CT on the following days.
  • November 18th  
  • December 16th
  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 17th
  • April 28th  (note different date)
  • June 16th
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 15th

Please note that there isn’t a meeting in May.

May I still participate if I live outside the United States?2022-10-04T12:03:26-05:00
Of course!!   International Build A Quilt works a little differently. The yardage for all the blocks will be mailed the beginning of December. Then, each month we will email the block pattern.  Email joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com with any questions.
When are the Build A Quilt In-store meetings?2022-10-04T12:06:14-05:00

The in-store meetings are held at our event center at:

The In-store meetings will be held at Quilting Is My Therapy Event Center at 400 N. Missouri St, Liberty Mo. Use parking lot in the back and use door in the parking lot to enter. Please note there are a few stairs.

Meeting Dates and Times

The Build A Quilt monthly meetings are at 9:30am on Fri or Sat.  You do not come to both meeting, just pick one.

  • November 18th OR 19th 
  • December 16th OR 17th
  • January 20th OR 21st
  • February 17th OR 18th
  • March 17th OR 18th
  • April 28th OR 29th (note different date)
  • June 16th OR 17th
  • July 21st OR 22nd
  • August 18th OR 19th
  • September 15th OR 16th 

*Note that there is no May meeting

Friday meetings will be streamed live on the BAQFacebook page.

 

 

What if I can’t make it to the In-store BAQ meeting?2022-10-04T12:06:33-05:00
If you can’t make it to the BAQ meeting (or if you can’t attend the WHOLE meeting) you can pick up the block kit from the quilt shop. Please pick up within two weeks, if possible. If you have any questions, please email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com

 

 

How does the In-Store Build A Quilt work?2022-10-04T12:07:55-05:00
The in-store option is for local participants who want to attend the BAQ meetings in person. Pay a one-time fee which includes the fabric and patterns for 10 blocks. Attend the BAQ monthly meetings to receive the block kit for the next month.
In April, you will have the option to purchase finishing kits for your blocks. There will be three different layouts to choose from, which will include the exclusive pattern, as well as fabric for the top and binding.
Besides attending the BAQ meetings, you’ll also have access to exclusive products and discounts.
How do I join the Build A Quilt Facebook group?2022-10-04T12:02:06-05:00
After enrolling in the Build a Quilt program, you can request to be added to the Facebook group. You must answer the verification question, then we will approve the request.
What comes in the monthly BAQ block kit?2022-10-04T12:02:22-05:00
Each month, you will receive an envelope full of happiness! It includes a color pattern with fabric key, cutting diagrams and clear instructions and illustrations on how to piece the block. You will also receive a fabric panel featuring the fabrics needed to make the block. Since Angela is the fabric designer, we are able to digitally printing the fabrics needed on one piece of fabric. This not only cuts down on errors on our end, it ensures that your fabrics stay together until you are ready to cut them out.
This is exclusive to Build A Quilt and we think it’s pretty fantastic!
What fabric do you use for Build A Quilt?2022-10-04T12:03:05-05:00
You get to choose one of three different colorway options designed by Angela Walters exclusively for Build A Quilt. The fabric is digitally printed in the US on Paintbrush Studios solid fabric. A smooth, finely woven fabric that feels amazing! It is the same fabric used for all the Free-motion Challenge Quilting Along panels as well.
About Paintbrush Studios Fabric:
A Better Basecloth – Our unique fabric composition ensures less fraying when cutting and less warping when washing.
Color You Can Count On – Designed for precision quilting, our fabrics provide grip without sacrificing softness.
The Right Handfeel – A quilt represents a major commitment of time and energy, and an investment in the best materials keeps your project looking its best for years to come.
May I still participate if I live outside the United States?2022-10-04T12:03:26-05:00
Of course!!   International Build A Quilt works a little differently. The yardage for all the blocks will be mailed the beginning of December. Then, each month we will email the block pattern.  Email joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com with any questions.
BAQ Meeting Info2021-10-15T12:00:33-05:00

The Build A Quilt monthly meetings are at 9:30am on Friday OR Saturday.

Meeting Dates:

  • November 19th OR November 20th
  • December 17th or December 18th
  • January 21st OR January 22nd
  • February 18th OR February 19th
  • March 18th OR March 19th
  • April 15th OR April 16th
  • June 17th OR June 18th
  • July 15th OR July 16th
  • August 19th OR August 20th
  • September 16th OR September 17th

*Note that there is no May meeting

Friday meetings will be streamed live on the BAQ 2020-2021 Facebook page.

Meeting Location:

The In-store meetings will be held at Quilting Is My Therapy Event Center at 400 N. Missouri St, Liberty Mo. Use parking lot in the back and use door in the parking lot to enter. Please note there are a few stairs.

When Are the BAQ Meetings Live on Facebook?2022-10-04T12:05:37-05:00
The meetings are live on our Facebook page at 9:30am CT on the following days.
  • November 18th  
  • December 16th
  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 17th
  • April 28th  (note different date)
  • June 16th
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 15th

Please note that there isn’t a meeting in May.

When are the Build A Quilt In-store meetings?2022-10-04T12:06:14-05:00

The in-store meetings are held at our event center at:

The In-store meetings will be held at Quilting Is My Therapy Event Center at 400 N. Missouri St, Liberty Mo. Use parking lot in the back and use door in the parking lot to enter. Please note there are a few stairs.

Meeting Dates and Times

The Build A Quilt monthly meetings are at 9:30am on Fri or Sat.  You do not come to both meeting, just pick one.

  • November 18th OR 19th 
  • December 16th OR 17th
  • January 20th OR 21st
  • February 17th OR 18th
  • March 17th OR 18th
  • April 28th OR 29th (note different date)
  • June 16th OR 17th
  • July 21st OR 22nd
  • August 18th OR 19th
  • September 15th OR 16th 

*Note that there is no May meeting

Friday meetings will be streamed live on the BAQFacebook page.

 

 

What if I can’t make it to the In-store BAQ meeting?2022-10-04T12:06:33-05:00
If you can’t make it to the BAQ meeting (or if you can’t attend the WHOLE meeting) you can pick up the block kit from the quilt shop. Please pick up within two weeks, if possible. If you have any questions, please email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com

 

 

What Is Build A Quilt?2022-10-04T12:06:56-05:00
Build A Quilt (BAQ) is an exciting and easy way to complete a customized quilt, one block at a time! BAQ features exclusive fabric prints and block patterns designed by Angela Walters. Choose from 3 different color options and 3 different layouts to create a customized quilt. It’s like a block of the month……but better!
Pay a one-time fee and get the fabric and pattern for a 12″ block each month (either mailed to you or picked up in-store) for a total of 10 blocks. In April you will have the option to purchase one of three layout kits for your blocks. If you have any questions, please email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com

 

How does the In-Store Build A Quilt work?2022-10-04T12:07:55-05:00
The in-store option is for local participants who want to attend the BAQ meetings in person. Pay a one-time fee which includes the fabric and patterns for 10 blocks. Attend the BAQ monthly meetings to receive the block kit for the next month.
In April, you will have the option to purchase finishing kits for your blocks. There will be three different layouts to choose from, which will include the exclusive pattern, as well as fabric for the top and binding.
Besides attending the BAQ meetings, you’ll also have access to exclusive products and discounts.
How does Build A Quilt Online Work?2022-10-04T12:08:47-05:00
For the Build A Quilt online option, you pay a one-time fee which includes the fabric and patterns for 10 blocks. We mail you a block kit with the fabric and pattern for a block every month (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, June, July, Aug, and Sept.).
In April, you will have the option to purchase finishing kits for your blocks. There will be three different layouts to choose from, which will include the exclusive pattern, as well as fabric for the top and binding.
As a builder, you will also have access to live videos of our BAQ meetings, exclusive products and discounts.
May I just purchase the quilt patterns?2022-10-04T12:09:24-05:00
Unfortunately, no. The pattern is exclusive to those who purchase Build A Quilt. 
May I purchase more than one colorway?2022-10-04T12:09:51-05:00
You can purchase as many BAQ colorways as you like. Some of our builders love to do this to make a larger quilt or multiple quilts.
What is an “Oops Kit”?2022-10-04T12:10:22-05:00
An “oops kit” is a panel featuring a 13 1/2″ square of all 9 fabrics used in the BAQ blocks. Perfect to have on hand if you make a miscut or choose to switch out a fabric in one of the blocks. It’s definitely handy to have around!
What if I miscut my fabric?2022-10-04T12:10:43-05:00
The oops kit is the perfect solution.  You may also purchase extra fabric online. If there are any other issues with the fabric just email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com
What do I do if my block does not arrive?2021-10-15T12:05:54-05:00

We ask that you give the mail at least 2 weeks.  Many times the package simply gets misrouted in the mail system and ends up showing up.  If you have not received your block after two weeks, please email Joni at qimtbaq@gmail.com and she will promptly assist you.

When will my blocks arrive each month?2021-10-15T12:06:23-05:00

United States –

Your block kit of fabric awesomeness is mailed the Friday of each scheduled monthly meeting and should arrive in 2-7 days.

Internationals-

You will be mailed the yardage for your blocks in early December.  Then each month you will be emailed the block pattern.

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