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The Summer Sampler Series is an online quilt-along by Katie Blakesley (www.swimbikequilt.com), Faith Jones (www.freshlemonsquilts.com), and Lee Heinrich (www.freshlypieced.com).

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Summer Sampler Series Anthology

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(7) Name: 'Quilting : Summer Sampler Series Anthology
Summer Sampler Series Anthology Lee's Summer Sampler quilt
Summer Sampler Series Anthology Katie's Summer Sampler quilt
Summer Sampler Series Anthology Summer Sampler Series Anthology cover
Summer Sampler Series Anthology Faith's Summer Sampler blocks

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic quilting knowledge, such as sewing a scant 1/4" seam

Pattern Description:

The Summer Sampler Series Anthology is based on the Summer Sampler Series, the popular online quilt-along hosted by Katie Blakesley (www.swimbikequilt.com), Faith Jones (www.freshlemonsquilts.com) and Lee Heinrich (www.freshlypieced.com).

This 86-page PDF booklet collects all of the information from the quilt-along into one convenient package, plus offers some exclusive PDF-only bonus content.


Detailed instructions for making 12 quilt blocks

Almost 150 step-by-step photos that demonstrate how to piece the blocks

11 pages of paper-piecing templates

Helpful tips for making piecing and cutting easier

Design hints for varying the look of your blocks

Photos of the blocks in other colorways

A discussion of various design options for finishing your sampler quilt top

Photos of finished Summer Sampler quilts and other projects that use the blocks

Exclusive PDF-only content such as a mini-lesson in value and color placement

The skills you will learn/practice while making these blocks include: half-square triangles, flying geese, bias piecing, paper-piecing (basic and advanced), piecing equilateral triangles, piecing diamonds, hourglass units, and string piecing.

Would you like to teach the Summer Sampler Series as a class, or run it as a block-of-the-month series? Purchasing copies of the Summer Sampler Series Anthology for all of your participants gives you full permission to teach the series publicly, and we offer discount pricing on the purchase of four or more copies. Contact us for more information.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Completed size of quilt varies depending on finishing options - minimum size is 36" x 48"


  • A total of 3 to 4 yards of fabric to make blocks
  • If you would like to use the same background color for all the blocks, that 3-4 yards should include 2 yards of your background fabric
  • Additional fabric for sashing, borders, etc. (amount depends on the finishing options selected)
  • Fabric for quilt back and binding (amount depends on finishing options selected)

You Will Also Need:

  • Computer printer for printing paper-piecing templates