Greenhouse Quilt QAL Getting Ready

The Greenhouse Quilt Along starts next Wednesday May 30th! Are you going to sew along with me?

Here are a few ideas for getting ready so you have something to do while you’re waiting for the start.

Gather Pattern and Supplies:

If you don’t already have your pattern make sure to buy it from Elizabeth Hartman or your favorite quilt shop and give it a read through.

We will also be using her free fabric placement guide. You can find the download for that here. Choose the one for the large quilt.

If you haven’t already purchased a kit of fabrics you can find one in my shop here. This kit includes fabric for background, plant pots and plants. (Pattern, binding and backing are not included in this kit.) Prices in my shop are in Canadian dollars. If you prefer to see prices in your own currency you can also find this kit in my Etsy shop. The Greenhouse Kits are now 20% off!

Preparing and Organizing Fabrics:

In the pattern you will see instructions for sorting your fabrics into groups (page 8). Use this in conjunction with the free fabric placement guide to organize your fabrics into groups for the vertical rows we will be sewing in the coming weeks. I suggest creating a sticky note label for each group.

Now is also a good time to cut your background and plant pot fabrics so you are all ready to start sewing next week!

I hope you are able to join in with me. See you next week!


  1. I’ve been out in lala land I didn’t notice you were doing this. I want to make this for my daughter and have the pattern already. I don’t know if I have time to sew along or not. I’ll check out your shop. I have a specific colour way I want to make it in and I’ll see if you have something that would work.

    1. Hi Lisa! I am happy to have you sewing along. My selection is limited as we are working on building our shop without going heavily into debt but I do have Elizabeth Hartman’s Terrarium 10” Squares for my kits.

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