Welcome to the Fair Isle Block of the Month Program
How would you like to create a cherished heirloom queen sized quilt and be reassured, before you even begin, that you will be able to achieve quality results? By joining the 12-month Fair Isle Block of the Month program, fabric value placement, a great pattern, the right set of Studio 180 tools and a passionate instructor will be the secrets to your success. You will be able to make this stunning quilt with precision and less stress!
The Fair Isle is a pattern written by Deb Tucker by Studio 180 and it features the Bellingham Bay collection of batik fabrics that were also designed by Deb Tucker for Island Batiks. For this quilt, fabric placement is the key to creating the illusion of difficulty.
Finished Size: 98" x 98"
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Your Tour Guide - Learn from One of the Best!
Your "tour guide" on this 12-month journey will be our Studio 180 leader extraordinaire, Leianne. Leianne started this wonderful thing we call our quilting hobby when she moved to Ontario in 2001. In addition to working at Quilters Cupboard, she is excited to share her knowledge through classes, quilt shows, workshops and trunk shows for Quilt Guilds
Leianne’s discovery of the accuracy of the Studio 180 Design rulers and love of Lemoyne Star quilts are a perfect fit for sharing with students. Some might call her “star obsessed”, and they don’t mean movie stars! Leianne continues to learn new things about Studio 180 and is passionate about sharing those learnings with others.
As part of this Block of the Month program, you will receive a series of detailed instructional videos from Leianne to help you master the skills required to complete each block. She will include other tips as well that will be geared towards helping you to "Increase your Success and Decrease your Stress!"
If you are going to embark on a such a grand adventure, there can be no better tour guide!
When you join the Fair Isle Block of the Month, over the course of the next year, you will receive monthly pre-recorded instructional videos to help guide you through the cutting and piecing assignments for the month. You will have unlimited access to these videos and will be able to watch them at your own pace. You will also be able to reach out to Leianne for support and participate in a private Facebook group with the other members of the Block of the Month.
You can participate in the Fair Isle Block of the Month Program in a way that suits your preference:
Option One - Purchase a Kit
We loved the Fair Isle pattern and the Blue Escape fabric collection by Laundry Basket Quilts so much that we decided to put the two together for another Fair Isle kit opportunity. Your monthly instructions will include detailed instruction that relate to the Blue Escape fabrics. These kits will be available the first week of October.
Special Kit Price (Fabric Only): $359.99 (includes free shipping)
Regular Kit Price: $415.99
Fair Isle Kit Includes: The Blue Escape fabric collection for the quilt top and binding. Backing is NOT included.
Sold Separately: Fair Isle Pattern and FIVE Studio 180 tools.
A Note About the Videos:
The videos were recorded with the Bellingham Bay fabric collection but the monthly instructions will provide all the detail needed to understand fabric placement with the Blue Escape Kit.
Tami will be making the Blue Escape Fair Isle quilt in real time and will be sharing her progress in the private Facebook group.
Option Two - Purchase the Pattern Only and Work Your Stash:
If you like the pattern and are interested in joining us for this adventure but would prefer to use different fabrics, you can choose to join the program and purchase the pattern only.
Special Pattern Price: $47.99 (plus regular shipping charges as applicable).
Regular Pattern Price: $55.99
Will I Need to Buy Additional Supplies?
The Fair Isle pattern is written by Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Designs with Studio 180 tools in mind. There are no alternative modifications required or available. The are FIVE Studio 180 tools required to make this quilt. They are: Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Corner Bean, Square Squared, Tucker Trimmer III and the Wing Clipper.
These Tools are an Investment!
Leianne is a passionate believer that your Studio 180 tools are an investment and she wants to reassure you that, not only will these tools help you achieve accurate piecing and less stress for this project, but they will help you on all future projects as well! This Block of the Month program will include lots of tricks and tips that will be applicable for future projects. You will also have the opportunity to leverage Leianne's popular "But Wait... There's More" series featuring many of these tools. Check out the "But Wait" series here.
Leianne will be sharing her thoughts on helpful notions along the way. These supplies aren't required to complete the project.
When/how do I sign up? When will I be charged?
Registrations for the Block of the Month Program are only being taken online at this time. You will register by paying the $99.99 fee and then selecting your program option and method of delivery (pickup or shipping). If you have chosen the kit option, an initial deposit for the kit will follow within a few days. The total charge for the Block of the Month Kit and/or pattern will occur once the complete kit and/or pattern is ready for pickup or delivery.
Membership has its Privileges:
Why should I join the Block of the Month Program? Can’t I just buy the pattern and make the quilt myself?
Yes, you may opt to buy the pattern separately and make the quilt with your own fabrics, at your own pace. The value of this Block of the Month will be the monthly instructional videos. You will be able to access these videos as often as you need to help you fully understand the tasks at hand. In addition to the monthly videos, there will also be a bonus set of Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star instructional videos included at no extra charge.
There will also be a private Facebook Group to share progress and ask questions along the way.
All participants in the Fair Isle Block of the Month will receive 20% off the FIVE Studio 180 tools required to make this quilt (Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Tucker Trimmer III, Corner Beam, Square Squared and the Wing Clipper). You will also receive 15% off supplies recommended by Leianne throughout the program.
Should I even bother joining if I don’t have Facebook?
Facebook is intended to enhance the social aspect and keep things fun. All videos will also be accessible via restricted access to YouTube. Only members of the BOM Program will have access to these videos. In addition, any critical information will be communicated via email.
Pattern Only - No BOM Program
To purchase the pattern separately and make the quilt on your own, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions - Fair Isle Block of the Month Program:
Am I entitled to BOM Program Benefits if I choose to buy the pattern and use my own fabrics?
If you would like to enjoy the BOM Program Benefits, you need to pay the Program Registration fee. That will entitle you to all the benefits of the monthly instructional videos and incentives.
Do I have to show my completed block every month? Will I be penalized if it’s not complete?
No – While we will be encouraging people to share pictures of their completed blocks in the Facebook Group, Quilters Cupboard will not be following up to make sure that you are staying on task.
What if I want to cancel?
By enrolling in the Block of the Month Program you are committing to the full 12-month program. Refunds will not be issued should you decide not to complete the program.
When / How will my BOM be shipped?
Your BOM kit will be shipped via Canada Post prior to the start of the program. You will receive a tracking number with your shipment.