What's an Inventory Quilt?

>> Sunday, March 29, 2020

It's time to start planning for my Inventory Quilt

inventory quilt project designer button

I'm one of the designers with a pattern featured for April over at Just Wanna Quilt. 
I'm making another  Liberated Churn Dash Quilt.

liberated churn dash quilt sarah vanderburgh sewjoycreations

The pattern is discounted 20% when you use code IQ20 over at my payhip store.

Link to Liberated Churn Dash pattern

What's an Inventory Quilt?

An Inventory Quilt uses specific fabrics that you already have to make a visual representation in a quilt. The fabric you have is your inventory. You don't have to use all of your fabric to make one, but it can be a fun challenge.

pat sloan oh my stars quilt by sarah vanderburgh sewjoycreations

I just finished making an Oh My Stars quilt designed by Pat Sloan. I challenged myself to cut each background square from a different fabric in my stash/inventory. I love the result!

The Oh My Stars pattern is free from Pat here. This would be a great inventory quilt pattern. You can also buy a pattern that gives you details for making the quilt larger, which is what I did! You can buy it at the link as well.

You could also choose just to make a quilt with your inventory of

red fabrics,
novelty fabrics, 
halloween fabrics
or Christmas fabrics. 

It doesn't have to be representative of  ALL of your fabrics!

When does the Inventory Quilt Project start?

The project was created by the Just Wanna Quilt directors. Some designers have already shared their patterns and started making quilts. It's never too late! You can find out more by joining the facebook group for the Inventory Quilt Project. Be sure to say hi when you do :)

Link to Inventory Quilt Project facebook group

Do I have to make the Liberated Churn Dash Quilt or buy a pattern to participate?

No! The first inventory quilt was made of a single shape repeated. You can see it here

Link to Inventory Quilt Project

You can use a pattern you already have or look for a free one. Pat Sloan just released a free pattern for the month of April that would be ideal for an inventory quilt! It will be 30 blocks with each block requiring a 6 1/2" fabric square for each block. Go check it out here and see if it's the quilt for you!

There are other designers with patterns featured in this project as well. 
Visit the facebook group to see them!

liberated churn dash quilt

My quilt pattern finishes at 90" square and requires a large amount of background fabric. I have a work around for needing all that yardage for mine - I'm using a variety of fabrics for my background which I'll share in the next post about the Inventory Project. You could also just try out making one of the small liberated churn dashes by following my free tutorial here:

Liberated Churn Dash tutorial

For now, know that you can't do it wrong! It's a great project to get you into the fabric you already have and making something with it. 

As with every quilt we make,
 this one will have significant memories attached to it. 
Choose a pattern that will bring joy to you
 in the making and
 create fond memories later.

I'd love for you to join  me! 

If you want to get my pattern (remember code IQ20 gets you 20%) here's the link again:
Liberated Churn Dash Quilt pattern.

With Joy,

Sarah V.


Willow @bearpaw_stitchdesign April 1, 2020 at 9:01 PM  

Sarah, this is so fabulous and fun! Love both your quilts and your post! April is going to be fantastic :)

Sarah Vanderburgh April 2, 2020 at 9:52 AM  

Thanks, Willow! I can't wait to start. Actually, I am starting and hoping I can get one done so I can make a different pattern next month!

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