I’m not sure I’ve ever been as excited to share a project as I am about this sight words quilt. It’s been many months of thinking about this idea before turning it into a real thing and I couldn’t be happier about how much Gracie Jane loves it! She tells everyone about it, drags the quilt all over the house and sits with her sisters reading the words. It’s so much fun to see her enjoy something I’ve made so much. I can’t sell these quilts myself right now (hello three small children and a crazy LIFE ha) but the next best thing is making the sight words panel fabric available for you to buy and create a blanket yourself!
*Note: this is not a quilting tutorial post. You can find some quilting/blanket posts I’ve written in the past at the end of this post under the “you might like” section. But if you are a new quilter I’d recommend hitting up pinterest -the board I’ve linked is my own quilt inspiration board and it’s seriously filled with inspiration!- and starting with some beginner quilter posts! Read through them so you know what you are doing.*
I created this quilt in a “whole cloth” style meaning there is ZERO pieced fabric. Just one full yard for the front, one full yard for the back, and batting in between. The quilted lines stay in between all the sight words so the quilting doesn’t compete with the letters. It’s really a quick project that can be made in a single afternoon if you have nothing else going on, and is a great gift for little ones who are working hard to learn to read.
Without further adieu (ado?) here is my very first available fabric on Spoonflower. Happy dance! I’m so excited about the potential of this platform for me- I’ll keep you posted if/as I add new project ideas and fabrics to my design shop.
SIGHT WORDS PANEL WHOLE CLOTH QUILT FABRIC
1 yard of sight words panel fabric (screen grab shown below of the preferences you need – and I always upgrade to Kona cotton!)
1 yard of backing material (I used this I Scream, You Scream print from fabricbubb.com, created by Dana Willard from @made_everyday whom I happen to adore)
1 craft size quilt batting in warm and white
1 can 505 spray basting solution (I can no longer quilt without this stuff – spray basting is a total game changer)
Store-bought or handmade quilt binding
Walking foot (can’t quilt without one of these babies!)
Thread and machine quilting supplies
Rotary cutter and mat
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karen schofield says
i would love to order this when will it be available?
I fixed the glitch it should be available now!
This is awesome! On the site it says it isn’t avaliable yet. When will it be?
I fixed it- sorry, should be available now!
LOVE this! I know you have all girls, but I was sad to see only Sister and not Brother on the sight words! I have all boys! Haha regardless, this is still fantastic!
So sorry, glitch. Should be available now!
I agree, I have a boy and girl, and I bet they wouldn’t notice, but I would. Jacquie, does your comment mean brother has been added?
It hasn’t yet but it will be as soon as I can manage updating the fabric for sale (I have to reorder samples and reapprove before spoonflower will let me sell it so it takes a little while!) My little one broke her leg and the other little one just had cochlear implant surgery so life has been hectic!
You do not need to explain! I love following your blog and on Instagram and know life has thrown a lot at you all at the same time (don’t forget your pregnant too?). But as it is in the works, I am going to hold off ordering and once updated, I will be ordering at least two, and probably a bunch more. Take care of those babes and don’t forget about yourself!
Love the sight word fabric. Where can I buy it?
The link is in the post! Thank you!
Such a great idea! Do the sight words correspond with any of the standard lists? I would love to make one for my son, but I want it to match what he is learning at school. Thanks!
I purchased the panel and have it all ready to quilt. I’m having a hard time figuring out the spacing between the words. Is there a formula to know where to quilt the horizontal/vertical lines or did you just freehand the rows and columns?
Aw good! I wish I could see! I just freehand quilted in between!
Just finished my first Sight Words quilt for my granddaughter’s first day of school. I love it! What a wonderful idea. One down and four requested to be made in near future. Will be ordering more panels soon.
Just wondering if brother has been added to the panel yet!
Ah not yet! So busy lately, hopefully I can update it soon!