by spendlove 11 Oct 2018

FQ's from Aldi enable me to try out ideas and test new methods without spending a great deal of money. For this quilt I used 4 packs of FQs. I took 3 out of each for the backing and used the other three for the piecing which was all done in the hoop of my embroidery machine (as was the backing,joining and quilting.) I also used about 1.5m black Ditte from Ikea. I'm rather pleased with the result.


by workbecky 13 Oct 2018


by antjemaus22 13 Oct 2018

Hi spendlove - where you live you must have a brilliant ALDI. I have never come across anything like that. I live in Southbourne, Bournemouth, UK
Lucky you. Antje

by sewmadau 12 Oct 2018

I love your quilt, it is just stunning.
Hope you don't mind if I ask a question about the fabric from Aldi and Ikea, can we Aussie's buy fabric from these stores here in Australia ???

babash by babash 13 Oct 2018

The Fat Quarters that Aldi have here are special buys. To my knowledge they have only had them once. Pretty good quality and priced ok. Sorry I can't remember what I paid for a bundle all I know is it wasn't expensive. Just keep checking the catalogues.
As for Ikea Yes you can buy fabric from them. The one Sue used and I use a lot is called Ditte you can check on line it sells for $4.99 Aust. At Ikea you have to measure and cut it yourself then get an assistant to weigh it and put a price sticker on it for the checkout person.

babash by babash 13 Oct 2018

Sorry meant to say I am in Australia.

by pennifold 12 Oct 2018

You've won me with the black and white! Great job Sue and well done for including a video of it all. Love Chris

by sonjapotgieter 11 Oct 2018

Stunning Quilt completed!!!So Gorgeous!!

by brendalea 11 Oct 2018

Love your quilt, looks like a Hoop Sister design. Great job on it.
Thank you for sharing, Happy Stitching :~)

by pennyhal2 11 Oct 2018

Your great color placement of fabric really added depth to this wonderful quilt! The black in this quilt makes the blocks stand out so nicely. Love it!

by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Oct 2018

Love, love, love the result. Now I hope you will create a video.
How many FQ in a pack? You used 3 packs for front and back each?

1 comment
spendlove by spendlove 11 Oct 2018

There is a set of videos for the central blocks and the one with diagonal lines is very straight forward.

by noah 11 Oct 2018

love it for sure hugs

by eamarais 11 Oct 2018

Well done. Love the end result

by dragonflyer 11 Oct 2018

Very nice...and thank you for showing the back! What is the finished size? I know you joined the blocks together ITH, but were the rows pieced on the sewing machine or in the hoop too?

spendlove by spendlove 11 Oct 2018

All in the hoop except adding the border. I used a very light wadding so it wasn't too difficult to maneuver.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Oct 2018


pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 11 Oct 2018

Thanks for the additional info!