New Half Square America Pattern, Sew A Long, and Charity Quilt

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We’re so excited to share our new pattern, Half Square America, with you! With both of us being military wives, this is an idea we’ve been wanting to get out for quite some time. The pattern is now available for download on Craftsy or Payhip and we will be donating 50% of every pattern sale to Service Dogs for Heroes.

We’ll be hosting a casual sew along for the next month and will also be collecting blocks to make a quilt (or hopefully quilts!) to donate to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Pink Door Fabrics and Stash Fabrics will be offering quilt kits and we will share all the details of those here and on Instagram on Monday.

Read on for more information about the pattern and how to participate in the sew a long or charity quilt project!

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This modern patriotic take on a half square triangle block can be made without the star using traditional piecing only or with the star by using a combination of traditional piecing and foundation paper piecing. It is designed for the advanced beginner with basic knowledge of quilt block piecing and some paper piecing experience.

Make a single block into a hotpad or mug rug, make four blocks into a mini quilt, pillow or table runner, or make a full quilt perfect for summer picnics and firework watching!

The pattern includes directions for making the 11.5″ finished block, along with multiple quilt layouts with fabric requirements and cutting & piecing directions for each.

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Half Square America Sew A Long & Charity Quilt

We hope you’ll sew a long with us as we continue making blocks for our own projects, as well as for the donation quilt. There are no specific rules or guidelines for the sew a long, simply make some blocks, post some photos and inspire and motivate each other! Make your own quilt, a small decor project, a gift for a veteran, or simply some blocks to donate. Please share your photos with the hashtags #halfsquareamerica, #HSASAL, and #sariella.

There will be some fun prizes to win along the way simply for participating. Anyone who posts a photo with the hashtags will be eligible, and we will share more about those here and on social media as we go.

The SAL will run through July 31 and we will continue to accept donation blocks through this date as well. If you are interested in donating a block or blocks, please send us a message through our Contact page and we will send you all the specifics! Please be sure to contact us BEFORE making your donation blocks to ensure you are making the correct version that we need. Thank you!

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Keep in mind the stars and stripes do not have to be red, white & blue! Check out this fun version we made using Alison Glass Seventy Six fabric. So many fun possibilities. Here are just a few quick mockups we did using this single block.

We’re so excited to see what you do with this pattern and will be sharing some additional project ideas and pattern variations here over the next few weeks, so stay tuned!

xoxo, nikki & sari

(Update: check out this post for half square america quilts kits and other links to our favorite red, white and blue fabrics!)




Hello & welcome!

Howdy, friends! We’re excited to get our dedicated SARIELLA website up and running and hope you’ll bear with us while we work on getting all our content loaded. From here you can easily access our free patterns and tutorials, as well as direct links to our pattern shops and where to purchase SARIELLA goods (tshirts, notecards, quilt kits and more). We will update the blog with any interesting news we have to share, projects we’re working on, upcoming pattern information, tester opportunities, and more. You can also send us a message or submit your information for our tester list anytime through the Contact page.

Following is a little summary of what we’ll be sharing here and releasing in the next few months. In the free patterns and tutorials department, we’ll have a PDF of our Sariella 3D appliqué tutorial available for download soon, and you can now download our free NeoVol and Baker’s Dozen patterns through the Free Patterns & Tutorials page. The new Electric Diamond Pattern, in collaboration with Libs Elliot, will also be available as a free download in April.

Our Bakery Box pattern that was featured in the Modern Quilts Unlimited Fall 2016 issue will be available for purchase in April, followed by our Sariella Gems and Neo Quilt Series patterns. A new pattern from our 1925 series will be featured in the April Stash Builder Box (sign ups are open through April 14!), followed by other patterns in this series later this year.

For those interested in our Saki Quilt workshop, we will have information and pricing available soon and will have a Classes/Workshops page here on our site. Feel free to email us if you’d like to be added to the scheduling list for this workshop and be the first to receive the information.

Thanks for stopping by! We hope you’ll come back soon!

~Nikki & Sarah