Tula Pink ‘City Sampler’ Sew Along

I’m incredibly excited to announce the Tula Pink City Sampler Sew Along! I have been eagerly awaiting the release of this book since last October; at that time, I was desperately searching for the right sampler quilt project for me. The Farmer’s Wife quilt along somehow passed me by, and although I have had a Dear Jane quilt on my to-do list for quite some time, I think I had to face facts and admit that I did not have it in me to commit to a project of that scope.

Enter the City Sampler.

I’m really in awe of this book because the blocks are quick to put together but they pack a punch. Many of the blocks can be cut and sewn in as little as 15-30 minutes each! I think Tula did a great job designing and putting them together as a group. The sum of seeing many blocks all together is so much greater than the impact of just one or two, and I also think it’s great because the skill level of the blocks are in everyone’s reach. If you are a beginning quilter, you will be able to make these blocks. If you are more experienced, you will have fun playing with color or fussy cutting your fabrics.

In addition to seeing the templates for all of the blocks, every page is filled with beautiful illustrations from Tula Pink.

Here are just some of the layout options for the City Sampler blocks, and these images are also in the back of the book, with instructions on how to piece these particular quilts:

Are you all pumped up to join in?? If you haven’t already ordered your City Sampler book, here is where you can find them; they are shipping NOW!

Martha Pullen Store
I Heart Tula Pink (get your signed copy here!)
Barnes and Noble

Every Monday beginning May 20th, you can pull up a chair right here and see the blocks made, in order, by some of your favorite bloggers. Joining me in this event are Emily of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts, Julie of Jaybird Quilts, Gina of ginapina, and Kim of My Go-Go Life. We’ll show you our blocks, give you some tips, and every Monday there will be a link-up so you can play along and post photos of your finished blocks right here!!

Feel free to bookmark this page, as I will be updating it with links to the blocks as we move along!

Getting ReadyChoosing Your Fabric
Week 1 ~ Blocks 1, 2, and 3 
Week 2Blocks 4, 5, and 6
Week 3 ~ Blocks 7, 8, and 9  
Week 4Blocks 10, 11, and 12
Week 5 ~ Blocks 13, 14, and 15  
Week 6Blocks 16, 17, and 18
Week 7 ~ Blocks 19, 20, and 21  
Week 8 ~ Blocks 22, 23, and 24
Week 9Blocks 25, 26, and 27
Week 10Blocks 28, 29, and 30
Week 11 ~ Blocks 31, 32, and 33 
Week 12 ~ Blocks 34, 35, and 36
Week 13 ~ Blocks 37, 38, and 39  
Week 14Blocks 40, 41, and 42
Week 15 ~ Blocks 43, 44, and 45  
Week 16 ~ Blocks 46, 47, and 48 
Week 17 ~ Blocks 49, 50, and 51
Week 18 ~ Blocks 52, 53, and 54 
Week 19 ~ Blocks 55, 56, and 57 
Week 20 ~ Blocks 58, 59, and 60 
Week 21 ~ Blocks 61, 62, and 63 
Week 22 ~ Blocks 64, 65, and 66 
Week 23 ~ Blocks 67, 68, and 69  
Week 24 ~ Blocks 70, 71, and 72
Week 25 ~ Blocks 73, 74, and 75 
Week 26 ~ Blocks 76, 77, and 78 
Week 27 ~ Blocks 79, 80, and 81 
Week 28 ~ Blocks 82, 83, and 84 
Week 29 ~ Blocks 85, 86, and 87 
Week 30 ~ Blocks 88, 89, and 90 
Week 31 ~ Blocks 91-96 
Week 32 ~ Blocks 97-100  

At the end of every month (June through November), a randomly chosen participant will be the lucky recipient of a prize pack from AurifilPellon, Pink Castle Fabrics, and more! Full line of prizes will be announced each month!

Prizes for June
Prizes for July
Prizes for August 
Prizes for September
Prizes for October 
Prizes for November

The event will wrap up at the beginning of January, with gigantic prizes awarded to the winners of the contest as judged by Tula Pink herself! Can you imagine…having Tula pick your quilt as her favorite?!

If you plan on participating, please join the Flickr Group so we can bond over completing the blocks! :) Also, if you post photos of your blocks on instagram, don’t forget to tag them #tula100

And don’t forget to grab a button! I hope to see you around these parts often for the rest of the year, as we work on our blocks together! :)

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48 thoughts on “Tula Pink ‘City Sampler’ Sew Along

  1. this book sounds like even a beginner like me could make some of the blocks, not up to joining the group but will see if the book is available here in the UK to purchase.

  2. Yes! I just posted about my plans for this. I’m thinking about doing quilt-as-you-go for this, and doing some FMQ on each block separately. Also I wasn’t planning to do all the blocks, but after getting my copy today and seeing how simple they are, maybe I will! Thanks for hosting this — it’s going to be fun!

  3. I’m just waiting for my book and to see the fabric requirements so I can decide which of the fabrics/bundles in my stash I’ll be using. A QAL may be just the thing to keep me on track and get my sampler quilt made.

  4. Thanks for sharing the photos. I pre-ordered the book (hopefully I should be getting it soon) for block ideas. (I generally don’t go for samplers or sashing – I like the secondary designs.) But now that I see that one in the middle, I think that it would look great using my Parson Gray stash!

  5. i’ll be doing my first quilt-along with this one. hopefully the deadlines will keep me going. i’m a bit of a procrastinator!! can’t wait to start. now which fabrics to use….hmmm……

  6. Just checked- here in the UK the book won’t ship until the first week in JUNE.AAAARGH! Just have to improvise until then…plenty more time for getting the stash out and stroking it, reorganising it and re-folding it.

  7. Enabler… I feel the same though – that I kind of missed the boat on the farmers wife quilt a along and that Dear Jane is going to remain a pen pal for a long, long time…

    (PS this is Allison from Stash!)

  8. I got my book a couple weeks ago. This is a great idea. Sadly, I do not have a Tula Pink stash (working on changing that), but I do have quite a bit of 1930s repro already cut into 1-, 1.5-, and 2-inch strips, so I think I’ll go that route.

  9. This sounds so exciting. I ordered my book today. Hoping to use fabrics from my stash. I joined the Flickr group today so I can see everyone’s beautiful blocks. Can’t wait to start. What a great idea.

  10. I have just got the book in the post and think I can manage the blocks, not sure if we have to use the tula fabrics to compete? also I read it takes about 5 metre of fabric so thought I would use about 10 fabrics but being new to quilting not sure if this is the right way to go about it, advice pleasse

  11. Sorry for the ?’s: What does “grab a button” mean and where do I “pull up a chair” to… is this the primary form of communication? Like I said, this is my first Sew ALong.

  12. I just bought the book and am so excited for this! I’ll have to wait until it comes to start since I have no idea about fabric amounts or yardages. This is my first sew along though so I’m stoked to begin!

  13. I’m anxious to start this… was wondering how to get questions answered? I don’t think this is the right place. For me too, this is my first sew along. (see questions above) New question…. where do you post photos?

  14. I am joining this sewalong, sounds like fun and the book arrived today. I am trying to talk my 18 year old daughter to join, too.

  15. Do I have to have a blog to be eligible for prizes? I have a blog name, but have never posted. It has been on my to do list. Thanks in advance for any help!

  16. I am seriously late to the party… I have a question if someone could please answer. Which blocks do I start posting at this point? These are wonderfully cute blocks!!!

  17. Also late to the party, but excited to join in! I’m guessing I should start with #40, 41 & 42? I’ve never done a sew along before, so excuse my newbie-ness.
    :) Kara

  18. Sara, I didn’t find the answer here, maybe you said somewhere. But at the end of this quilt-along in January, does it have to be a finished quilt (quilted and bound) or just a quilt top in order to enter it for Tula Pink to judge it? Just trying to plan ahead! LOL

  19. Finally, purchased this book and must say am very disappointed with it and a lot of the fabrics
    are ugly. I think there’s a certain “clique” of blogging quilters who feel they must promote
    their “cyber friends” books and fabric designs.
    The instructions are abysmal. Wish I had saved my money.

  20. I love this book and love making the blocks. Yes I have started. I’m having so much fun. Can’t get enough of them. And sew every day. I have to admit that I’ve made lots and lots of the blocks.

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