Announcing the Star Dance Quilt Along

Today I’m announcing a new quilt along!  I know, I know.  I got a lot of quilt alongs happening, BUT I just love them so much.  I always finish a quilt when I participate in them.  I love connecting with other quilters that are working on the same project and I LOVE prizes.  And this quilt along sponsored by Coats & Clark has some amazing prizes!




The intentions of this quilt along is everything I mentioned above:  connecting with quilters and finishing a quilt.  Also, Coats & Clark wants to spread the word about their brand new quilting thread.

This thread that I experimented with back in May in my big thread post, is a 30 weight thread that is luscious.  It’s thick so it shows up brilliantly.  If you are looking for a thread to stand out, this is a great one to try.  It’s long staple Egyptian cotton with a certain pop that’s sure to provide texture.


This is the thread I used for my Hexagon quilt and pillow.  See those pictures and post here.

It’s hard to see in the photo, but I used a yellow called Chamois.  It was yummy!


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Details and stats for the quilt

Name – Star Dance

Measures – 60″ square

Blocks – 25

This is a simple quilt, not meant to discourage you.  These blocks come together quickly.  If you are brand new to quilting or looking for a faster finish, this quilt will work.

I love stars on quilts and I’ve made many quilts with stars.  Remember this one?  Oh, and this one.

The Star Dance quilt has a secondary design that I found REALLY cool!

I’ll be using the solids I posted about in this post and low volumes, of course.  I don’t normally use this amount of solids, but I’m told that they make quilting pop even more and since I’m showing off this thread it sounds like the way to go.


Product Spotlight

This listing is for a coordinating kona solids bundle to the Amalfi Collection by Rifle Paper Co for Cotton and Steel. The bundle includes 12 fat quarters (approx 18×22 inches including selvage).


Purchase here.




When & Where

The quilt along will take place over at the Make It Coats blog.  It starts on July 26 and is free to anyone wanting to participate.

Here’s the schedule:

July 26 – Kick off & Introduction – You will receive an Introduction PDF with fabric supplies and a coloring sheet.

August 2 – You will receive the pattern to the quilt (it’s free), a video tutorial for the block and we will jump in and make 7 blocks to start.

August 9 – We will be making 6 blocks.

August 16 – We will be making 6 blocks.

August 23 – We will be making 6 blocks and sewing our blocks together to make our quilt top.

August 30 – We will finish our quilt and show off our quilting.


There are two ways to win prizes in the quilt along.  The prizes will be for anyone participating and chosen randomly.

  1. You can enter using the form on the blog.  There will be four winners chosen.  Prizes for entering this way are:  First Winner –  Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- 24 Spool Assortment.   Second Winner – Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- Basics.  Third Winner-  Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- Brights.  Fourth Winner –  Coats Quilt+ Piecing and Quilting Thread- Neutrals
  2. The second way to enter is on Instagram.  All you need to do is post a progress photo and tag #quiltplusstardancequiltalong to be entered.  You can enter as many times as you like with this one.  You will need to be following @MakeitCoats and tag them in your entry.  If you have your account set to private we will not be able to see your entry, so please change that setting if you’d like a chance to win (you can always change it back later).  We’ve got an “extra special” prize for entering this way: 1 each of the Basic, Neutral and Brights 12 spool boxes.  Feel free to enter both ways, blog and Instagram.


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Other Details

I’ll be using the Quilt+ thread for my quilting and piecing (that’s what it’s made for).  It’s okay if you are not using it!  The next time you are shopping for thread, however, give it a try.  The quilting is especially yummy.  I can’t wait to show you with my finished quilt.  I plan on really going outside of my comfort zone with free motion quilting for this quilt.  I’m excited…..and nervous.  🙂

JOANN stores have the full line of 48 colors in their store.  Unfortunately, they are not selling it online and I know that most of my readers are online shoppers.  I’ve got you covered!  You can find the threads at the following links:

Amazon – has the Basics, Neutrals and Bright in 12-spool box and the 24 spool box

Fabric.comFind lots of spools here.

Annie’s Catalog – Has a few spools available here

Quilting-WarehouseIndividual spools here




If you’ve got questions, please send them my way or leave them in the comments below.  I hope you’ll join in!



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  1. My machine likes to quilt using 30 wt. thread. I did not know coats thread made this size. This size is hard to find, and when you do find it, colors are very limited. This quilt along sounds wonderful too!

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