12 Minis in 12 Months, Sew-A-Long

12 Minis in 12 Months Sew-Along Pt. 2

It’s that special time of year full of new beginnings and fresh starts. I’ve got some new plans of my own, and I’d like you to join with me on this new year’s resolution: to connect more, and to create more.

My friend Kelsey (Instagram @spoolsandspice) moved across the country this past year, and we wanted to do something that would help us keep in touch. Sewing quilts and sharing them with each other is the perfect reason to reconnect and remember our dear friendship. However, we are both busy working to support our husbands in school.

Since, for most of us, finding spare time is like trying to find a dropped needle in a shag rug, we wanted to plan something that would be more digestible and less overwhelming than a full-size quilt. I also live in a tiny two-bedroom apartment that still lacks decorations in a few of the rooms. Mini quilts are the perfect project to squeeze in when you’ve got just a few hours of spare time in your month, and you can use them to create a classy gallery wall like Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms.

I want to invite you to join with me in creating a new mini quilt each month of this year!

If you’re not already in love with the idea of sewing mini quilts just for the fun of it, then maybe I can throw a little motivation your way. On the last day of each month I’ll be giving away a prize package to someone who:

  1. Sews a mini quilt of his/her choice
  2. Posts a picture of it on Instagram
  3. Uses the hashtag #12minisin12months
  4. Tags me (@knotandthread)

I’ve been in contact with some of my favorite designers and notion suppliers, so I will be giving away some really great prizes throughout the year. If your resolution to create more mini quilts lasts longer than January, and  you sew a new mini quilt at least six out of twelve months this year, you’ll be entered for an extra-MASSIVE prize package at the end of the year.

Make sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can get the most up-to-date notifications for the sew-along, see my technique tips and tricks, and improve your chances at winning a giveaway!

I’m so excited to see what you come up with, and what kind of mini quilts you create! May your year be full of new and exciting expressions of creativity.


– Kait

Photo credit for mini quilt walls: Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms

19 thoughts on “12 Minis in 12 Months Sew-Along Pt. 2

  1. Cheryl says:

    Sounds like FUN!!!

  2. Mandy M says:

    How perfect! I was just visiting my daughter’s home last month, noticed she didn’t have much for wall decor. I signed up for your newsletter and follow you on IG.

  3. Karen says:

    This sounds like fun. Since it’s just a mini maybe I can actually keep up. Heading over to sign up.

  4. Robin Sutherlin says:

    I’m excited about this! Such a great idea, one a month. Totally doable!

  5. Michelle says:

    I’m so excited for this! I definitely need pretty walls in my sewing room!

  6. debra k flink says:

    Sounds like lots of fun!!

  7. Julie Lawson says:

    I haven’t made any mini quilts and they look so darling on the wall. I might have to join you!

  8. Kate Liechty says:

    I have way more than 12 minis that I have been wanting to make and the list keeps growing. I am in! I think it is a good way for me to learn fpp.

  9. Patty says:

    Tell us about your cute scissors – where did you get them? Thank you!

  10. Patty says:

    Tell us about your cute scissors – where did you get them? Thank you!

    1. Kaitlyn says:

      Hi Patty, happy to see you here! They are from a company called Warm Crochet! I love them, they have them in a few colors. There website is warmcrochet.com and you can get 10% off with the code “knotandthread” Happy sewing!!

  11. Wetzel Susan says:

    I am so excited for this!!!

    1. Kaitlyn says:

      I’m so glad to hear that Susan! I can’t wait to see what you create. ❤️

  12. Cindy Harris says:

    Hey Kaitlyn this looks fun! I’ve had a slow start to my quilting year. I would love to join you just a little late. I have had influenza and just got home from the hospital with a case of pneumonia. You are one amazingly talented gal. We’ll keep in touch.

    1. Kaitlyn says:

      Oh Cindy, I’m so sorry you have been so sick! I’m glad you are finally home. Hope you get back on your feet soon! Would love to have you along anytime! xoxo

  13. Donna Dee says:

    This is a great idea to do. I’m excited about it. My mother recently went into an assisted living home, she has dementia. These mini quilts are perfect to sew for her door decorations. She will have something new each month to hang on her door to show off. You can always get new sewing tips too. Thank you

    1. Kaitlyn says:

      What a sweet idea! Something to brighten her space for sure! So happy to have you sewing along with us!

  14. Melanie says:

    I really love this idea! I absolutely love mini quilts! What a wonderful way to motivate me to get started on some of my mini quilt patterns that I’ve just looked at & dreamed about getting them started someday! Haha! Im way excited about this too!! I’m making my first tomorrow!! Yeah!!

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