Let's Stitch - A Block a Day with Natalia Bonner - Using Machine Quilting Rulers

Things have been a bit quiet here on the blog, but that doesn't mean things behind the scenes aren't crazy busy and exciting! We've been busy working on some exciting new things to come this summer, including a new book; Visual Guide to Creative Straight Line Quilting, a new machine quilting ruler, Inside Out, and launching June 1st our new YouTube series, Let's Stitch - a block a day with Natalia Bonner.

Make sure you subscribe to Natalia's YouTube channel, so you'll get first access to the videos.

Beginning June 1, 2019 Natalia will share 1 block a day for 365 days, in each video Natalia will walk you, step-by-step through one block, using machine quilting rulers and helping you to improve your machine quilting skills!

We've got some really exciting plans, including weekly giveaways for those who stitch along, and an awesome prize at the end for anyone who stitches all 365 designs!

We can't wait to stitch along with you all!

So, what will you need to join the fun?
**A machine quilting ruler, we recommend one or all of Natalia's rulers;
(If you do not have one of Natalia's rulers we recommend at least, a straight and a curved machine quilting ruler.)

**High-quality machine quilting thread, Natalia will be using So Fine! on the top and Bottom Line on the bobbin.

**Natalia will stitch out all of the designs on the "Let's Quilt" panels from Honest Fabric, to stitch out all 365 designs you will need 7 of the panels, but, you can work with just one at a time. Natalia will be stitching all of her designs on the 51"x60" panel. We recommend that size for this stitch-along.
(These panels are printed on-demand and take up to 2 weeks for delivery.)

If you choose to stitch the designs on your own fabric, you will need 6" squares, circles and triangles.
**To machine quilt with rulers you will need a domestic or longarm machine in good working condition with a ruler foot and the ability to drop the feed-dogs. 
Natalia will share basic ruler work techniques but you do need to know how to work your machine.

**PDF versions of each block will be available for purchase here.

**Digital files for computerized quilting will be available for purchase here.

**Share your stitching on Instagram using the #letsstitchwithnatalia. Each week we will select one winner, who's shared their blocks that week. The prizes are fabulous, and you won't want to miss this!
(Your posts must be public for us to see them.)

**Natalia will use a blue or white Mark-B-Gone marker to mark several of the designs. 

**Westalee Stable Tape or Grip Discs are helpful when working with rulers.

**Natalia uses a mister spray bottle to remove marks.

**We have a Facebook group were you can join the fun and share your progress, click here to join the group.
**Machingers and other machine quilting notions are available on our website.

**You can pick up a Let's Stitch - T-Shirt below (click on the image).

(You do not have to purchase any of these products to sew along, however these are the tools Natalia will be using and they will help make the process easier.)

Day 235 - Link
Day 247 - Knight
Day 277 - Continuum


  1. Being from South Africa there is no way that the panel will be delivered in 2 weeks. I am still waiting for a order dated 2 March. So to participate I will have to make the panel. What is the measurements of the white sashing lines between the squares please?

  2. Sounds like fun! Thanks for doing this. I will need to get the ruler but I have time.

  3. Hi Natalia
    I am so excited to learn this technique. I have been gathering a few items over the last few weeks in hopes of learning machine quilting with rulers. Then today I came across your blog and am even more excited to find someone to teach this. Thank you in advance for doing the classes. I am off to your store....of course to shop!! hugs :)

    1. WAHOO!!!! We're so excited about this stitch along! :)

  4. I am excited to begin this daily quilt along too. Already shopping for just the right fabrics, I will plan mine into quarterly quilts, keeping to a happy large throw size for each. I love quilting !!

  5. P.S. I know absolutely nothing about instagram, but guess i am in for another adventure. I opened an account and will learn as i go.

  6. Can you describe the inside out quilting ruler and what it will do?

    1. We will share details in the coming weeks, there will not be any videos featuring it until it's available for you to see. :)

  7. This sounds like so much fun. I have many quilts for charity that are already pieced to practice on. Can I use those or do I have to use the panel to submit to get in the entry for the prize?

    1. Great question! You can stitch on anything you'd like, as long as you're sharing each week on Instagram using the #letsstitchwithnatalia you'll be entered. :)

  8. Sorry. Guess I will drop out of this one. I do NOT have nor want an instagram account and refuse to set one up just for this. Hate that this is the only way you can qualify to win.

    1. Very sorry you feel that way, we do a lot of giveaways on Facebook so we've chosen to share the love over onto Instagram as well. You're still more than welcome to stitch along and share your progress on our Facebook group.

    2. Why not just drop out immediately - why do you have to insult Natalia and make everybody sad. YUO CANT JUST LET IT BE.

  9. I got my long arm about 6 months ago would like to participate however I will sew my blocks each weekend and don't want to leave the quilt on the frame How do I take the quilt off and on each week?

    1. Hey there, I'm not sure what type of machine you have, but zippered leaders are a fabulous tool on the longarm, if you have a couple sets you can have one set attached to the quilt for this quilt along and easily take the quilt on and off the machine. :)
      Happy stitching!

    2. My friend rented me time on her long arm and she used the zippers. I bought my own zipper so I could load and unload my quilt if I didn't finish in one setting. It was great.

  10. this is a great learning tool so thanks for all your work! I want to make my own panel, what size are your blocks and triangles?

  11. Wish I had a long arm so I could quilt along but I'll just have to watch as y'all go along.

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    The requested URL /2019/06/how-to-machine-quilt-orbit-on-square.html was not found on this server. That’s all we know.

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