July 5, 2018

Modern Plus Sampler ➕ Fabric Requirements

Welcome to the start of the
 Modern Plus Sampler Quilt Along!! 

We are so excited to get started and hope you are too!

Quilt Along IntroThe Modern Plus Sampler will run from July 2018 until April 2019 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The quilt is a large lap sized quilt finishing at about 63" x 78".

The instructions are published right in this post (after these few announcements) and are available in an easy to print PDF format:

(If you have any trouble with the link, you can find instructions on how to access and download the pdf file here.)  Additionally, the directions and all of the other information related to the mystery quilt can always be found on the Modern Plus Sampler Page.

We have 15 generous sponsors for this event!  You can read more about the sponsors and prizes here and find links to each at the bottom of the post.

Facebook Group -  I encourage you to join Cheryl's Meadow Mist Designs Facebook Group (if you have not already).  There are over 3,200 members in the group and I am so excited for the members to start sharing pictures of their fabric picks.  

If you want some feedback on possible fabric choices or have any questions during the quilt along, the Facebook is an excellent resource.  You can find the Facebook Group right here.  Please share your progress pics on social media with the hashtag #ModernPlusSamplerQuilt and tag me @QuiltedBlooms.

And now without further ado....July's instructions...

Fabric Requirements
Within the quilt pattern instructions, the following colors will be used to represent the fabrics.  

If you change up the pattern (for example, replacing the applique blocks with traditionally pieced blocks) your yardage requirements will also change.

Please do not feel limited by these colors (or number of colors) within the pattern, feel free to use a different colorway, change up the colors used in each section, or use more or less numbers of colors and fabrics. In both Paige and my sample quilts, we changed up the colors within the quilt top using more or less colors and more or less yardage of each fabric.

The coloring page of the quilt top is also included in the downloadable pdf above to test out potential colorways.

Alternative Quilt Tops

The sampler quilt pattern is designed for an advanced beginner.  The pattern is mostly made using traditional piecing, but there are a few blocks that are paper pieced or appliqued.  We encourage you to try these blocks to gain new skills, but below are some alternative quilt top layouts if you would like to avoid paper piecing and/or applique.

Additional Pattern Notes
  • Width of fabrics (WOF) for this pattern is assumed to be 41". 
  • A scant ¼" (a thread width smaller than ¼") seam is to be used throughout the construction of the quilt unless otherwise instructed. 
  • The pattern is written for non-directional prints. If you are using a directional print, you may have to alter the cutting instructions and need additional yardage beyond what is listed.
  • Press all seams open unless otherwise instructed.

Any questions?  Leave them in a comment below or post them to the Facebook group page.  We look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections.

Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Modern Plus Sampler!

The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of August (the 2nd).


  1. This is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to select fabric from my stash to get started. :)

  2. Guess it's time to go on the hunt for fabric.