Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Free PDF Quilt Pattern: It's All Black and White

Free PDF Quilt Pattern

Release Day is here!!! I'm very excited and a wee bit proud to introduce you to my first quilt pattern It's All Black and White.

I originally created this design as a 'part two' to my Beginner Quilt Along. I was looking for an interesting method for introducing new quilters to half square triangles. During the design phase, I was struggling to find something that both looked good and fit in with the learning strategy I had planned. After a few failed attempts I went back to the drawing board, literally, and drafted a very basic, black and white quilt with triangles...and It's All Black and White was born (a.k.a The Black and White Quilt of Awesomeness).

This PDF is a standard quilt pattern with a few shiny little Sew Today, Clean Tomorrow extras. Here's a sneak peek at the contents:
  • Fabric Requirements
  • Cutting Instuctions
  • Piecing Instructions
  • Backing Options
  • Quilting and Binding
  • Design Template
  • Hints and Tips
  • Alternative Quilt Sizes
At this stage the pattern has only been tested by yours truly. I have taken great care to ensure the information is correct and accurate but please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns.

I would love your feedback on this pattern, whether you actually create a quilt or simply read through it. I will use this to ensure my future patterns are more suited to your needs. 

I know you're all as excited as me to download the pattern so here it is. I can't wait to hear what you think.


It's All Black and White Quilt Pattern

12 comments:

  1. I love this pattern, it is very beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it on Craftsy. I was wondering, with your quilting, what color thread did you use? It looks great!

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    1. Hi Cheryl,

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I'm really glad you like the pattern.

      For the quilting, I used Aurifil Monofilament thread for the top. This is an invisible thread, a bit like fishing line. I then just used a black thread in the bobbin, for the back of the quilt. Since I used a different thread for needle and bobbin, I did a few quilting tests to make sure the tension was correct and that you couldn't see the black thread from the front.

      I hope that helps : )

      Rachael.

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  2. What a striking contrast between the black&white! this is now on my to-do list for my son .....love it! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks :D Would you believe it was an accident haha. This was my first pattern and I was struggling to get a design I really liked. I thought "I'll just draw a few pictures in black and white and worry about colour later". Turns out the black and white worked perfectly :)

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  3. I just downloaded the Black&White quilt pattern and took a quick peak at the pattern, because I was wondering how the triangles were made ......... I am amazed at how easy the blocks are! This is definitely a quick weekend project. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern!
    Carol

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    1. That's my favourite part of quilting. How a few simple steps can produce such beautiful work. I'm always amazed at how easy some of the seemingly intricate designs are.

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  4. I recently made this in 2 tone purple. It turned out great and was super easy. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I wish I knew how at attach a picture for you to see.

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    1. Gosh I'm so sorry I missed this comment. I'm not sure why as I check them daily. It was posted on my birthday though so maybe I was a bit slack that day tee hee. I would love to see a photo of your quilt. It's sounds delicious. You're welcome to post it on my Facebook page if you like :D

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  5. I am currently sewing this quilt and love the ease of the design . Im making a queen size so it's not a weekend project but is proceeding nicely. I needed the advice about monofilament for the quilting. I will try. I have been thinking about how to quilt once this beautiful quilt top is finished. I appreciate the advice and help I find here.

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    1. Thanks :) I really loved how easily and quickly this quilt went together. The monofilament was a great touch too. I would definitely recommend getting the best thread you can afford as I've had issues with cheaper versions. The Aurifil I used was fantastic. It was like quilting through butter with a hot knife.

      Please feel free to share a photo on my Facebook page once you're finished. I love seeing everyone's quilts.

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  6. Love this quilt and pattern! Thanks so much. I am making it with a few changes (just like chefs alter recipes LOL) - keeping the black but subbing in various brights for the white. It will be a charity quilt, hopefully for a teen boy. Patterns/fabrics to suit guys can be so hard to find. Thanks again, and when I complete this I will post a photo.

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