BOM Quilt Indian Summer is a quilt block of the week (BOW) programme where you receive the fabrics to quilt a block each week. The programme starts in the first week of September, so that you can easily finish your quilt by Christmas. Orders need to be taken by the first week of August so that I can order, dye and ship the fabrics to you. If it is popular I will repeat the offer in 2021.
The BOM quilt Indian Summer programme is open to quilters all over the world. Obviously if you are outside the UK, then your shipping will be more expensive.
Enjoy putting this quilt together over 30 weeks (30 blocks) or a shorter or longer time as you wish. Most blocks take an hour or two. (I’m not the fastest quilter in the West!) Many skill building techniques are included. Once you have the pattern and the fabrics, it is yours to keep 24/7.
The pattern starts with simple blocks and builds to more challenging ones. In the pattern you will find my unique tips and also any problems I had, so that you can avoid them. All skill levels. I am a fully qualified teacher and approach my pattern writing a little differently as I understand the challenges and potential for makers.
This programme is different to others you might have seen:
1. I encourage you to save postage and packing and have all the fabrics posted in one go at the beginning of the programme. A saving of at least 50 gbp.
2. All fabrics are unique and hand dyed by Karen Platt.
3. The quilt is designed by Karen Platt.
4. The instructions are written by Karen Platt with unique step by step photos. They are easy to follow.
5. It is reasonably priced unlike most BOMs I have seen.
6. You’ll be offered alternatives to make your quilt unique such as arrangement of blocks and overall arrangement of the design.
A. All the fabric you need to make a 60 x 72 inch quilt (i.e. 30 blocks). Fabrics are pure cotton and hand dyed.
B. All the instructions you need, as a pdf, to make each block.Plus suggestions for quilting. Includes some general basics of quilting, detailed block instructions.
C. A private fb group for makers
D. Me on hand in the fb group to help
E. A bonus What To Do With Your Scraps suggestions
F. No registration fee to join this programme.
G. I am aiming at a 10 pound shipping fee for everything in the UK (to be confirmed).
H. Add on fabrics for sashing, borders, binding and the backing at extra cost, see the options.
I. Change the size of the quilt to 72 x 84 inch or others, just ask by using the contact form with the subject Indian Summer BOM.
J. Option of online lessons offered to BOM makers first.
K. Printed instructions are not recommended as the quality of photos would require photographic paper. I can do this, but it is much cheaper to have the recommended and included pdf. You can still print this out for your own use. You can also zoom in and make the size bigger, so it is more useful.
WHAT YOU NEED
I do not include the following:
A sewing machine obviously, although you could create this by hand if desired
Backing, sashing, borders, binding unless ordered as an extra, see above.
I have a large and diverse skillset as a self taught quilter and quilt designer. I am an experienced and fully qualified teacher and a hands on textile artist who also designs hand knitting patterns. I have been teaching quilting for almost four years and have led workshops and talks at the Festival of Quilts and at the Quilt and Stitch Village. Many of my workshops and quilt patterns are online.
Payment must be received in advance. No refunds once payment is taken. Depending on file size, I often use Wetransfer, you will be notified, so please check your email (the one you gave). Owing to time differences, if you do not live in the UK, you might receive your pattern 24 hours after purchase – it is done manually. Your fabrics will be shipped as soon as ready between the dates 14 August to 4 September 2020. Again you will receive a notification of shipping. N.B. The payment is provisionally set at 130 gbp to include shipping to the UK in one go (i.e. all fabrics. It will be no more than 150 for the quilt of 30 blocks. See the extras above, which will be costed on the same date.
N.B. If ordering from outside the UK please request shipping prior to ordering. If you order without doing so, you will receive a request to pay for the shipping.
As a manual download this waives your 14 day return period completely and once downloaded, no refunds are allowed. By purchasing you are waiving your rights to a refund. This also applies to the fabrics as they have been specially dyed for you. Please read the t and c’s.
This quilt design and block design is copyright Karen Platt and only intended for personal use.