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 Quilt pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - throw quilt in multicoloured stripes on white background, with turquoise backing Bar Code Quilt pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - throw quilt in multicoloured stripes on white background

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.

Bar Code Quilt pattern by Penny Spool Quilts - throw quilt in multicoloured stripes on white background, with turquoise backing

 

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!

bar code quilt pattern by penny spool quilts - throw and pillow in multi on white bar code quilt pattern by penny spool quilts - throw quilt in multi on white with turquoise backing

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.

Schedule

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.

bar code quilt along hosted by monika henry of penny spool quilts - schedule

Quilt pattern

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.

The Bar Code quilt pattern can be found in the pattern shop right here.

bar code quilt pattern by penny spool quilts - pattern cover

Material requirements

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 pattern by penny spool quilts - fabric requirements

 

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.

Bar Code quilt pattern by Penny Spool quilts - throw quilt in multicoloured stripes on white background

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.

Bar Code quilt pattern by Penny Spool quilts - throw quilt with scrappy stripes on white 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.

Bar Code quilt pattern by Penny Spool quilts - baby quilt in white with mint stripes

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.

Longarming services

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:

Red Willow Quilts

Whitney Oaks Designs

Seashell Quilting

Piece of Home Quilts

Jenn G. Quilt Co.

Sew Darn Cute Quilting

Lakeside Longarmer

bar code quilt along hosted by monika henry of penny spool quilts

6 comments

  • How much does it cost? What if I don’t have Instagram?

    Beverly

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