Snake Trail Sew Along 2021!

Over the last few years, thousands of quilters around the world have sewn along with me to make my quilt patterns Free-Wheeling Single Girl, the Proverbial quilt, and Cog + Wheel. I'm very happy to announce a sew along for my new Snake Trail pattern!  The sew-along launches September 7, 2021 and I'll once again be working with my trusty co-hosts Sewtopia and The Next Stitch!

If you already know you want to join in the fun, sign up here. Week one is all about gathering supplies so there's still time to jump in. Just make sure you register so you get  next week's email. You can find the 9/7 Week One (and all subsequent weekly emails) email on our Snake Trail Sew Along Facebook Group.

The Snake Trail sew-along will run like a virtual quilt class that takes place over 7 weeks. There is no cost to join, you only need to purchase a copy of the Snake Trail quilt pattern (or already own it)The Snake Trail pattern is available in downloadable PDF or print format, and includes instructions for baby to king size quilts – so you can choose to make whichever size suits you best.

You may want to purchase an optional acrylic template set  – they will make your cutting fast and accurate, save you the step of making cardboard templates, and are durable enough to last through all the Snake Trail quilts you ever make.

The schedule and outline of weekly goals will be in the welcome email when you register, along with exclusive access to coloring sheets, discount codes, and more! If you miss the email, check your junk inbox and add "info@dsquilts.com" to your primary list or address book so you don't miss any of the weekly emails.

Most of the sew along activity will take place on Instagram and we will be using this hashtag: #snaketrailsal. Use it when posting about your project so everyone can see your progress (and to be eligible for prizes from our sponsors)! It's a great way to connect with other quilters, and get the most out of your sew-along experience. There will be a moderated Facebook Group for folks not on Instagram.

Each week we'll send you an email with design ideas, tutorials, tips and tricks as well as giving away prizes. We know it can be a challenge to maintain momentum, so we have some amazing weekly prizes lined up to help keep you motivated!

There is no cost to join the sew-along, however you will need:
to Register for the weekly emails
• A copy of the Snake Trail Pattern

Snake Trail is a traditional quilt block, first published around 1910. With its curved arcs there are endless layout possibilities – beautifully winding parallel trails to crazy-maze patterns. My pattern includes instructions for template piecing by machine or by hand in any bed size, and a guide for improvisational piecing. In the first week or two of the sew along, we'll be sharing ideas and techniques for alternative layouts including pieced backgrounds with solid trails.

Many people, both beginner and experienced makers, shy away from sewing curves.  We will be sharing lots of tips and tricks for this, so by the time you’re done making Snake Trail you will sewing curves with confidence!

We're excited to sew along with you, so register today and see you in September!