We call this “Grandpa’s Barn Quilt” because each one of these beautiful barn blocks were lovingly stitched by Grandpa. Didn’t he do a beautiful job? If you ever needed proof that fabric, needle and thread were not just for women, here you go.
Designed by Beth Dix of Primrose Lane in North Carolina, “Appalachian Memories” is one in a line called “Mama’s Quilts” which are dedicated to her mother Dolores.
We've put together a kit designed to be as simple as possible so that beginners and experienced stitchers alike can enjoy making this beautiful quilt. All the fabrics for the top and binding are premium quilt shop batiks, and the thread we used is Sulky’s 12-wt in a beautiful sable brown served up on a “petite” spool. This thread is such a joy to work with, and there’s no separating of strands needed – it’s ready to thread onto your needle and go!
A special feature of our kit is pre-printed Fabri-Solvy sheets that let you skip the tracing-onto-fabric step. If you’ve never used Fabri-Solvy we urge you to give it a try: We print each block’s stitching design onto the soft stabilizer for you, then you peel off the backing paper, stick it to front of your block and start stitching. When your stitching is all done simply swish your block in warm water until all the stabilizer is gone, lay it on a towel to dry, and then iron it to smooth it out. It’s so easy!
Our kit includes all the fabrics for the top and binding, the Sulky embroidery floss, and the pre-printed designs. Kits are available without the pattern for those of you who already have that, or you can purchase the pattern alone and use your own supplies. We're flexible like that!
We also offer this as a Block of the Month HERE.