Bar Code Quilt Along
Let's quilt along together!
The Bar Code quilt along is now over but you can still sign up to receive the emails and sew along at your own pace.
All the details and the email signup are below.
Bar Code is a nice and straightforward quilt to sew up that will make for a fun quilt along.
This quilt along is the perfect excuse to dig through your scraps or your stash, and making the quilt with likeminded people is just more fun than alone.
How the quilt along works
Once a week you will receive an email with the weekly prompt as well as additional tips and tricks to help you complete the quilt.
There is also the hashtag #BarCodeQAL on Instagram where you can post your progress so we can all ooh and ahh over them!
How to participate
- Sign up to receive the weekly emails during the quilt along.
- Post your progress pictures on Instagram to the hashtag #BarCodeQAL.
- Then check out and comment on other photos in the hashtag.
The original Bar Code quilt along ran for 6 weeks in October and November 2021, but you can still sign up to receive the weekly emails and sew at your own pace.
You'll need the Bar Code quilt pattern to participate. Bar Code is an easy and fun quilt to make, and build your strip piecing skills. It's suitable for adventurous beginners.
Bar Code is a stash-friendly quilt pattern!
Use fabrics from your stash or your scrap bins to make this quilt. I'll be using scraps for my quilt along version.
Bar Code quilt options
The Bar Code quilt pattern has lots of options.
You can use either yardage, fat quarters, or scraps to make the Bar Code quilt. Use assorted fat quarters or yardage from your stash to make a two-block version like this one.
Use your scraps to make your blocks. Choose assorted scraps for the stripes, and either a single fabric or an assortment of same-coloured scraps for the background.
Quilt sample made by Mercedes
Or make it two-tone by selecting a single colour each for the stripes and the background. This version has a very striking, minimalist look.
Quilt sample made by Stacey
There is a colouring sheet and some extra fabric help in the welcome email, and a blog post with mockups for inspiration.
Some fabulous longarmers both north and south of the border (that's the Canada/US border) have offered a 20% discount on computerized edge-to-edge quilting for any Bar Code QAL quilts that are sent to them before the end of May 2022.
Check out their work here: