Decadence Stitch-Along Introduction October 29 2018 4 Comments

Decadence Stitch-Along


We are excited to offer another EPP virtual Stitch-Along in 2019!  

With a modern setting, Decadence features the same named fabric line by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics and is based on the English paper pieced projects - In The Rounds by Helen Stubbings of Hugs 'n Kisses.  Like last years SAL, Decadence will offer lots of opportunities to play with your fussy cutting and to also approach it with an artistic eye.

Please welcome Carolyn Pytlik - fussy cutter extraordinaire - who will lead the 13 month Stitch-Along for Decadence!  She successfully lead our 2018 Celestial Star SAL wowing us along the way.  Carolyn has been sewing since she was a child. In addition to English Paper Piecing, she likes needle turn appliqué, embroidery, counted cross stitch, fabric and cats.  You can see some of her other projects in progress on Instagram @cheshire_cat_quilts

Here is an overview of the Stitch-Along.  We hope you join us on this new fussy cutting adventure!

In this SAL, there will be lots of tips and tricks.  In addition to completing a beautiful quilt, you will learn how to select fabric for fussy cutting and adapt it to your pattern, to apply cutting diagrams on your fabric, and to work with iron-on papers.

DATES: The SAL starts March 1, 2019 and will finish March 31, 2020.

QUILT SIZE:  The quilt top will finish approximately 68 inches by 64 inches.

MONTHLY PLANNER:  Decadence is made from twelve blocks set around a modern English paper pieced panel.  Block order is subject to change.

  • March 2019 - Block 1
  • April 2019 - Block 2
  • May 2019 - Block 3
  • June 2019 - Block 4
  • July 2019 - Block 5
  • August 2019 - Block 6
  • September 2019 - Block 7
  • October 2019 - Block 8
  • November 2019 - Block 9
  • December 2019 - Block 10
  • January 2020 - Block 11
  • February 2020 - Block 12
  • March 2020 - EPP Panel and Putting It All Together

FABRIC:  Explore the fussy cutting potential of your own stash or use Carolyn's handpicked beauties.  This quilt requires 11-15 yards of fabric depending on your fussy cutting objectives.  Decadence monthly fabric, iron-on papers/paper pieces are available HERE.

IRON-ON PAPERS AND PAPER PIECES: Planning to use your own fabric stash?  You can join still the monthly BOM, just select the iron-on papers/paper pieces only option during registration.

CONNECT:  The majority of the Decadence SAL will be run on the Red Thread Studio Stitch-Along Blog and on Instagram.  Follow both @RedThreadStudioOnline and @Cheshire_Cat_Quilts to stay up-to-date and to tag us on your Decadence posts so we can share your work.  To connect with others who are also participating, use the following hashtag: #DecadenceSAL 

If you’d like to connect with people on Facebook you can join Decadence Stitch-Along Facebook Group where we’ll be posting regularly and encouraging people to share.

PRIZES:  There will be monthly prizes for those who post their progress on Instagram or Facebook using #DecadenceSAL as well as a grand prize for one winner!  Anyone who completes their quilt top and posts a photo between March 1st 2020 (12:01 AM) and March 31st 2020 (11:59 PM) in their time zone also using the hashtag #DecadenceSAL will have a chance to win a $100 Red Thread Studio gift card. (Your quilt top can be quilted, but it’s not a requirement for prize eligibility.)

Decadence SAL Fabric