I think the quilt-along part of Autumn Jubilee is the part quilting readers look forward to the most. Seeing another fun pattern in Autumn colors puts us in the mood for the holidays to come, celebrating the fall season with Thanksgiving on the way. This year, I am doing a traditional block in Autumn colors, rather than do pumpkins and leaves again. But if you are in the mood for those, you can go back to last year’s Autumn Jubilee for a fun table topper pattern, shown in the top of the button for this year.
This is probably the most fun time in our Friends of From My Carolina Home Facebook group, and the most active posting all year. But, a number of requests are being declined by the moderators because they did not answer all four questions. Have you tried to join the Facebook group and find yourself not approved? If so, go back and try again, but remember to answer ALL 4 questions. They are really simple – agree to play nice and not guess at mystery quilt along steps. You will also need to disable your popup blocker as the questions are in a popup.
Now, grab your scrap saver drawers and bags, here’s what you need to cut for this year’s project. The project will end up at about 45-inches square, or a bit less if you leave off a border. If you’d like a throw size quilt, just double the number of squares shown.
2-1/2-inch squares – 96
3-inch Squares – 32
Scrappy border bricks – 3-1/2-inches x 2-1/2-inches – at least 60
3-1/2-inch squares for scrappy border corners – 4
2-1/2 – inch squares – 96
3-inch Squares – 32
Strips 32-1/2 inches x 1-1/2-inch wide – 2 Strips
Strips – 34-1/2 inches x 1-1/2-inch wide – 2 Strips
Additional fabric for backing and binding.
Once you have the cutting all done, you can begin the first step. Mark sewing lines on the back of your background 3-inch squares. I have discovered that my HST piecing is even more accurate if I mark the actual sewing lines. I use this quarter-inch ruler to mark sewing lines 1/4-inch away from a center diagonal line, placing the line in the middle of the ruler on opposite diagonal corners, and marking the sewing line at a precise 1/4-inch. Sewing on the edge of the line nearest the center gives me a more accurate half-square triangle unit. Unlike any other quarter-inch ruler on the market, the MadamSew ruler has a non-slip back, making marking easier with less slippage and mis-marking.
Pair the 3-inch scrappy squares with the 3-inch background squares and make half square triangles. Chain piece by setting up all your square pairs, one scrappy square with one marked background square. Pair up all 32.
Chain piece on one line for all the pairs.
The chain makes sewing the seam on the other side really easy as they are all together. Just turn the chain around and sew on the other 1/4 inch line.
Cut the pieces apart from each other, then cut between the sewing lines to yield two HST units.
Press toward the darker of the fabrics.
Square up to the correct size, placing the 45-degree line along the diagonal seam and trimming all four sides.
Here is a pdf for your sewing room – Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Week 1
Next week, I’ll show you the block. So it will be a mystery for a week, then you’ll know what it will look like.
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by MadamSew! Visit MadamSew’s Bestsellers page, which of their products would you like to try? Leave a comment on this post with your choice, then click on the Rafflecopter button below to enter the drawing for a Wool Press Mat and a set of Quarter Inch Rulers!
There have already been some disqualifications on the drawings, please review the Rules and Notices and be sure you know how to enter. I posted and emailed a few people, but from here on, I will not be doing that. I hate to disqualify anyone, but I cannot monitor everything at this point, I have to get sewing and stay ahead of you guys on all the projects so I can post the next steps. So, please visit the sponsors and answer the question of the day in your comment to qualify.
Which MadamSew Bestseller would you like to try?
115 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Begins!”
Thanks so much, I’ve been so excited to get started on a new table topper. I’m glad I’ve saved those autumn fabrics for the scrappy border!!
I’m on the road this weekend, but can’t wait to get back home to start on this quilt! And, of the Madam Sew items, I’d most like to try the adjustable seam guide.
I like the chalk markers and they are refillable. From Madam Sew.
I know why they are Best Sellers! So many useful tools.
Which MadamSew Bestseller would you like to try?
Bias Tape Maker Kit 16 Pcs With Quilting Awl And Binder Foot
I’m eager to get started! Looks like today will be a cutting day!
The 1/4 inch ruler
Looking forward to the quilt! I have really been wanting to get a quarter inch ruler as many of my quilts this year have used half square triangles. I have also heard people rave about their wool pressing matts as well.
The quarter inch marking ruler from Madam Sew is a new notion for me so I’d love to try those. The longer length is really appreciated as I usually like to make larger blocks for larger quilts.
I’ll be using scrappy autumn colors left over from a previous autumn project.
I think you can’t ever have too much light when you’re sewing, so I’d like the sewing machine light strip. A friend has it and loves it.
When I find time after putting the gardens to bed, cleaning out garage and the grandchildren’s sporting events I’m thinking of using my Autumnal scraps. Thanks Carole
Best sellers is right, I already bought a number of them! I see the Bird’s Nest Tool Kit in my future. Although I try my best, they still happen on occasion, especially when the bobbin is running low & don’t get me started on sewing triangles without switching to the single hole needle plate. That’s what’s known as flirting with disaster. Why am I sewing triangles? Because that’s my favorite way to make hsts. I have better results when I cut triangles & use my 1/4″ foot (without a flange).
Sorry, didn’t mention colors. I will be using dusty orange with small cream Xs cream fabric with pumpkins, cream with egg plant Xs, rust and brown
The stitch in the ditch foot or the magnetic guide both look awesome.
Their heat erasable pens are the best! Would also like to try the chalk marking pens.
I need to start digging through my bins to find my fall colors. Not sure if I’ll have enough for this size table topper. I may need to shrink it to fit my coffee table. I’ve heard so many good things about those wool mats – so that is what I’d like to try from the Madam Sews page of goodies.
I would love to own the Birds Nest Toolkit – just could have used it …
Adjustable guide pressure foot. Thanks for doing this!! I will be using fall colors in my quilt.
Oh my! So many goodies on Madam Sew’s website. I would love to try the seam guide ruler with magnetic seam guide–just the thing for my 1980’s Viking, Brunhilda. Her current seam guide markings are ‘interesting’ to say the least. But the strip light looks very useful too…yes, so many goodies.
That magnetic seam guide has always intrigued me, and the lighted seam ripper too. I have no idea how many scraps I have for this project, but once I finish up the Friendship BOM, I think I can do yours with the leftovers and what I have in my stash drawer. Fingers crossed!
I really like Bias Tape Maker Kit 16 Pcs, all in one box, handy, perfect.
I just found out about this, so I will need to go to my scraps and see what is available. My fabric would be probably something orangey with pumpkin patterns and fall colored leaves and black background.
The light strip would be very enlightening . 😉
I would love to try Madame Sew’s wool pressing mat!
I would like the sewing machine light strip. It looks awesome.
Given the number of HSTs in my life, that Quarter Inch Ruler set might be just what I need. Thanks for the tip!
Over the past year or two,I have bought several often things on Madam Sew . I love the wool pressing mat. I’ve gotten a couple of their quilt storage bags and found them to be well made. They have great sales and I use them to pick up replacement rotary blades and markers. I think that the quarter inch markers interest me the most. I’ve not seen the large one before. 12” half square triangles? Neat!
I have several of the “best sellers” and think the 45 mm rotary cutter and blade is the best I own. I’ve got my eye on the bigger 60 mm Madam Sew rotary cutter. Thanks Carole.
The bulky seam jumper would be useful
Oh, I love fall colors with a touch of purple. Most of my quilts are in fall colors, so I have lots of scraps for this sew along!
I like the Madame Sew Lighted Seam Ripper. I can see where that could come in very handy!
I would love to try Stitch-in-the-Ditch/Edge Joining Presser Foot. I love all the Madame Sew products I have purchased.
OOPs, I forgot to say I am using brown, beige, several shades of orange and gold and a little green.
Bias tape maker set! I need this for my current project.
Forgot to say that I am using a mixture of fall themed prints and blenders.
I’d like the wool press mat! Thanks so much for this great fun every year!
You are right. This is what I like forward to the most. I’m looking forward to digging rough my fall colored fabrics.
I would like to try them all, but since I have to pick just one, I will say the “Seam Guide Ruler + FREE Magnetic Seam Guide” since I have a machine that doesn’t have a 1/4″ line.
I am going to be using Christmas colors for my quilt as I don’t have that many Fall colors in my stash.
I’ve been tempted to buy the biggest wool mat they carry!
Fun ahead this week!
I would say the heat erasable marking pens and refills would be an awesome addition to my sewing supplies.
Now to see what I have in my scrap-stash that are fall
Lighted Seam Ripper
I love the Quarter Inch ruler you are using in this post!!!! That would be my first choice!!!!
I have always wanted to try the sewing machine light strip as I want all the light I can get!!!!
I could easily go through my scraps and get these cut for this quilt!
I like Madamsew. They are in Delaware!!!
They have so many excellent choices and superb prices.
I like the Quilt storage bag very much
I printed out this day’s instructions
Time is always an issue for me but I really will try and do the sew along! I have many fall scraps to use up! MadamSew has a Wool Pressing Mat and I would love to try that out!
I would try the heat erasable pens. Great choices of colors so I could have one that shows up on darker fabrics.
I checked out the bestsellers page and saw the Quilt Storage Bag. That looks like something I would like to try!
I don’t know when I will get a chance to start on the QAL but the colors I will eventually use will be all the rich fall colors I can find in my overflowing scrap bins!
The wool pressing mat looks amazing! I have the lighted ripper and it works great. Madam Sew makes great products.
For some reason rafflecopter on my iPad would not let me tell you that I am going to use Christmas colors for my mystery. It will be the perfect size for a table topper in my breakfast room.
The ruler would be great. I have trouble with 1/2 square triangles!
I’m considering using Halloween scraps for the QAL. From the Madam Sew page of bestsellers, I would like the sewing machine light strip. The extra lights would be great for my travel machine.
Very excited for the QAL – Thank you! I would like to try the 1/4″ seam ruler. Always measuring my 1/4″ seam allowances!
I’ve not settled on colors for this quilt along but I do have a lot of blue and green scraps.
As for Madame Sew products, that stitch in ditch presser foot looks to be handy.
I think I would like the lighted seam ripper, and also I’m curious about the bird’s nest detangler. Thanks!
360 piece snaps and pliers bundle would be so helpful for fun projects!
I plan on using RWB for a Quilt of Valor
I would like to try the Handy Ruler Grip. I think it might help while trimming up when using a smaller square ruler .
I am using fall colors in batiks for the quilt-along. The quilt-along is my favorite part of Autumn Jubilee so far!
What would I like from Madam Sew? What wouldn’t I want! Topping my list are the thread snips, rotating cutting mat, bird’s nest untangling kit and the needle sorting pincushion.
How I love reveals! Carole, Thank you for doing the quilt-a-long!
I’ll be using many values of orange, yellow and reds for the autumn blocks.
The wool pressing mat. I have read so many quilters recommending this mat.
Surely do enjoy all the variety and great projects on your site. As far as the Madam Sew bestsellers are concerned, the Rotary Cutting Mat would be handy, and the 5 pc. spare rotary cutting blades are always useful.
Carole, first let me thank you for the time and effort behind the scenes. It must take a great deal of planning for this annual event, so thanks again!
I think it would be nice to have the fabric cutting electric shears for those time that a rotary cutter doesn’t work as well but there are many tempting items at Madam Sew.
Looking forward to this quilt along. Checked out MadamSew’s bestsellers and I meed to get the Ultimate Presser Foot Set.
I am planning fall colors for this quilt
Hands down the quilt storage bags! I have bought many of them & they are great for transporting quilts to shows & demos too. Pamela
She has so many wonderful products, it’s hard to choose. I think the wool pressing mat would be my first choice. Thanks for creating Autumn Jubilee.
Oh, wait! It looks like I was supposed to tell you what colors I would use for the quilt. Autumn colors, for sure! Golds, reds, oranges, browns, a few olivey greens…. Thanks!
No, you don’t have to say what colors you are using, but it is fun to know! My fault, I forgot to change the comment box in Rafflecopter.
So fun! I’ll dig into the scraps and see what I can come up with!
I would like to try the heat erasable gel pens… I’m not loving the Frixion at the moment.
I can always use more light at my sewing machine. I’d like to try the Sewing Machine Light Strip and see if it would help me see better.
My Autumn Jubilee quilt would contain orange, purple, gold, dark green, and deep red.
I definitely am excited to get started cutting and sewing! I always enjoy your AJ quilting projects. Your 1/4 inch ruler looks very handy. From Madam Sew’s website, I think I would love a stitch-in-the-ditch foot. My ditch never stays in one place, lol! Thanks, Carole!
Forgot to mention that I brought home a very pretty bundle of fat quarters from my trip to Oregon, and it has an Autumn-ish vibe. I’ll be cutting into those this afternoon!
This is a tough choice. I would love the presser foot set, but I have enough to get me by so I’m going with the sewing machine light strip. I don’t have the lighting I need and this item would be extremely helpful.
I am confused. We are supposed to place a 3″ square with a 2 1/2 ” square and stitch together? How does that come out square? Sorry. Thanks for any help!!
Pair up your 3-inch scrappy squares with your 3-inch background squares. When you sew on the diagonal and cut apart, you’ll lose a bit of the size. Square up to 2-1/2-inches at that point.
sorry. I see my mistake. Didn’t read instructions correctly. Thanks anyway!
I would love to try the mini sewing machine lite set. Thanks
My fall quilt will be in deep reds, golds and browns with a cream background. Thanks
I would love to try MadamSew’s snap and pliers set.
I would like to try the ironing thimble
I have several of the best sellers, but I would like to try the hot hem ruler. It would make pressing hems more accurate and easier.
I already have the Hot Hem Ruler on my wish list. As I was looking through the bestseller list the Sewing Machine Light Strip intrigued me so may have to add that to my wish list too.
I love following your blog and various projects. I would like to try the Ruler grip or magnetic seam guide.
The clips for holding pieces organized or holding binding on for stitching would be my choice from Madam Sew
I of course would love to try the wool pressing mat, but also the Chalk Marker with Dosing Wheel Technology!
As I get older (ugh), I have a feeling the sewing machine light strip would come in very handy while I squint and sew.
She has so many good deals it’s hard to choose! I think that I would choose the pressing cloth.
This will be a beauty –can’t wait to hear how it goes!
I would like the non-slip rulers. I have seen a lot of people use them in videos. They would be a great addition to my stash.
I’m int4rested in the wool pressing mat.
The sew straight set sounds like something I could use from Madam Sew.
I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll find time this weekend to begin my mystery table topper! One item I’d like to have is Heat Erasable Fabric Marking Gel Pens…these would make life so much easier! duchick at gmail dot com
Really need to get going on this – it’s going down to freezing tonight – perfect for a new quilt!!!!! Thanks
I would like to try the clips.
As a fan of chalk markers, the chalk marker with dosing technology would be my pick.
I would like to try the Stitch in the ditch foot.
Carla from Arizona
I would love to have the presser feet set-my machine only has two feet that came with it.
Thank you for your gift to the Jubilee. I would like the feet set.
So excited for another quilt along, thanks Carole!
The quilt storage bag looks like a great idea to me! I do have a few to store so it would be perfect!
I have wanted to try out one of those wool mats for pressing. Do they make a difference?
Traveling this weekend but I look forward to starting the half square triangles when I get home. I love a good mystery!
I would love to try the rotating mat. Wouldn’t that make life easier!!!!
I like the lighted seam ripper- I have so much trouble with darker fabric (especially black) seam removal. I’m sure this would help a lot!
I’d love the wool pressing mat or the light strip from MadamSew
I’m excited to get started on the quilt along!
It’s hard to pick just one of the bestsellers. I could really use the light strip on my machine.
I have ordered 60mm and 28mm blades to give Madame Sew’s brand a try.
Thanks for another quilt along! I took a picture of the lovely hills along the upper Mississippi River and I’m trying to match the colors from my stash of prints. I would love to try all the presser feet in Madam Sew’s presser foot set. I rarely use specialty feet, and this would inspire me to learn all the possibilities.
Wool pressing mat : )
Excited to start sewing
The 360PCS Colorful Snaps + Pliers would be so handy to have.
I was excited by the hot hem ruler. This is not something I have seen before and with short legs, unfortunately I have to do more hemming than I’d like to.
Thanks for a fun start!
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