Here’s all the information you need to know about the #100Days100Blocks Instagram sew-along. If you can’t find what you’re looking for click here to drop me an email and I’ll do my best to help you.
When is it?
Starts: Block 1 will be posted on Wednesday 17 August 2016 Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney’s timezone).
Ends: Block 100 will be posted on Thursday 24 November 2016 (Thanksgiving Day) Australian Eastern Standard Time (Sydney’s timezone).
Blocks can be posted at any time during the day, they just have to be posted on the correct day.
About Time zones
All dates and times written here and for organizational purposes will be in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). This is the timezone for Sydney, Australia. Doing this sew along via Instagram will date stamp your block with the day and time you post it. To be eligible for prizes you need to have posted the correct block for the correct date in your timezone. It’s simple and means you don’t have to worry about doing any time conversions, etc. Just post your block on the date we’ve advised and all will be well.
Where can I get the book?
There’s a number of places you can get the book.
You can buy the book via these links Amazon (see link in right sidebar) | Fons & Porter (click here) | Keepsake Quilting (click here) | Interweave Store (click here) and if you do a small commission is made on the sale which will go towards helping run this amazing event. (Thank you so much!)
Alternatively, you can purchase the book via one of our sponsors websites found below and help them to keep providing you with amazing products at fabulous prices.
Where’s it happening?
Instagram is where it’s all happening. It will only be run on Instagram. There are no tutorials and there are no blog hops. We’re all sharing our blocks on Instagram. You will need an Instagram account to be able to participate. Instagram is free to join and you can find it in your app store on your phone.
What’s the order?
We will be sewing the blocks in numerical order. So block 1 on day 1, etc. etc. until we get to block 100 on day 100. Easy right!
How will I remember the order?
Every 10 days Lisa, Angie and I will post a reminder to Instagram advising of what blocks are up next, which Sponsor has sponsored those 10 blocks and what prize could be on offer for those ten blocks. If you get lost you can just refer back to our accounts to see where we’re up to.
Alternatively Angie has made up a document that you can print out and use to keep track of where you’re at. Click here to download Block Calendar and Tracker.
Where can I find information about the Sponsors, prizes and how to win?
We’ve got so many prizes on offer that we needed to give our sponsors a page all on their own. You can find all the information you need by clicking here.
Previously Made or Made Ahead of Time Blocks
We know there’s a lot of you that have started sewing blocks previously and want to use this event to help you get them all done. We’re also aware that you, like us, will have life events crop up during the 100 days which will see you not able to sew a block on it’s set day. Don’t worry, it will all work out!
You can still use these blocks, you just need to post a photo of the block on the correct day with the correct entry requirements to be eligible for inclusion in the prize pool. Planning ahead anyone?!
You cannot add the hashtag to a block you’ve previously shared on Instagram. You can use the same block but it needs to be a new photo date stamped with the correct date. This rule is only applicable to those of you wanting to be included in the prize pool.
You cannot use a photo of a block that is in a finished quilt or quilt top. Sorry, this is all about sewing along and while we’re open to helping people who’ve started or people who’ve got an unavoidable interruption that they can plan around, we’re not awarding prizes for quilts that are already finished. This sew along is all about making the quilt blocks. Thanks for your understanding!
Quilt Police do not exist, if you want to sew all your blocks in one weekend – that’s totally up to you, and I’ll be a tad jealous. This is all about sewing the blocks, having fun with fabric and being part of the amazing online quilting community. Just quietly, we’re just here to have fun!
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