April | Patch + Dot & New Feature

You probably didn't know, but Stephanie has been a long time supporter of PreQuilt, even before we had a paid option. She's also a seriously talented quilt pattern designer and is the founder of Patch & Dot!

She has a two different block based quilts available as digital coloring pages on PreQuilt and she has a few amazing FPP based alphabet libraries. Our favorite is the Blackletter Alphabet Quilt pattern and it is available in uppercase, lowercase, and numbers!

About Sugarcubes

The Sugarcubes block is a modern twist on the classic Broken Sugar Bowl block. The more I quilt, the more I've come to value patterns that consist of a single block that can be combined to create multiple looks, and the Sugarcubes quilt is exactly that. Using the balance of colour values suggested in the pattern creates a top with a lot of sparkle and movement ... but you can change these up to create almost infinite results.

PreQuilt's Thoughts

We love that the entire quilt is created from using a single block over and over again, but in so many different fabric combinations! Here you can see an amazing version in prints, but it's also striking in solids as well. Plus, the best part? It's fat quarter friendly, which means that you can use all those really fun FQ prints you have in your stash and never know how to use!

A Bit About Patch & Dot

What year did you start your company?


What is your favorite step in the pattern design process?

Choosing fabric colours and print mixes for sample quilts.

Do you have a favorite color?

Periwinkle blue

What is your favorite PreQuilt feature?

Without question the randomize feature! It opens up so many possibilities and I love the fact that you can lock in colours and create even more variations from there.

New Feature on PreQuilt

Block Name Legend

Being able to download and print off a picture of your quilt top is awesome. It makes a great quilt map for when you're assembling your quilt top. Good-bye upside down blocks!

But what if your quilt map could also denote which block is being used? And where it's being used? Well, now you can download a jpg with all the block names! Your quilt map now has a legend.

Block Name Legend Tutorial

April 06, 2023

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