Nancy Rink Blog

Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

Tweet Friends Quilt Along--Welcome Post

Tweet Friends Quilt Along

Tweet Friends Quilt Along

Welcome to my first quilt-along. To kick off Tweet for Two, my first fabric collection with Marcus Fabrics, I've designed Tweet Friends, a 72" x 72" block-of-the-month sampler quilt.

The pattern and fabric kit are available at quilt shops and on my website The fabric is currently shipping, so if you'd like your local quilt shop to participate in the program and need some info for the shop owner. Download a flyer that shows the quilt and fabric swatches.

Now, more about the Tweet Friends Quilt-Along…

Quilt Along Details

On eight consecutive Tuesdays, beginning June 4, I will post a tutorial showing the methods and techniques I used to make the quilt. Mind you, I won't be supplying the pattern here on the blog, nor will cutting instructions be provided, although cutting techniques will be addressed. What will be supplied is the "how to."

  • Here are some of the techniques that will be featured in the Tweet Friends Quilt Along:
  • How to use the Easy Dresden Ruler by Wrights
  • How to use the Prairie Pointer Tool by Susan Cleveland
  • How to use the Easy Angle Ruler by Wrights
  • How to use 5/8” and 1” hole punches to make appliqued circles
  • Freezer paper and starch method of applique preparation
  • How to miter borders
  • How to achieve flat, straight borders
  • How to work with directional fabric

What you need to get started:

  • Tweet Friends Pattern
  • Fabric (see the pattern for yardage requirements)
  • Easy Dresden Ruler by Wrights
  • Prairie Pointer Pressing Tool by Susan K. Cleveland (optional)
  • Easy Angle Ruler by Wrights
  • 1" Circle Punch
  • 5/8" Circle Punch
  • Aleene's Tacky Glue Pen
  • Light Box
  • Silver Marking Pencil
  • White Marking Pencil
  • 6 1/2" square ruler with a 45-degree diagonal line
  • Applique Supplies: freezer paper, starch, stencil brush, awl/chopstick, mini- iron

Tweet Friends - Block One Dresden Friends
Tweet Friends Quilt Along--Save the Date