Make a Jacob’s Ladder Quilt

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  • Jrmartens

    We have a nasty snow storm here in the Pacific Northwest.   The wind is blowing and our pipes are frozen…yikes.  But the wood stove is keeping the house warm and we are dry.
    So, I’m comfy in my basement sewing room.
    Thanks for all of these tutorials…they are wonderful

    • Sarah

      I LOVE the excuse to sew during a snow storm!!  My favorite!!  Enjoy your time sewing it up~ and stay warm!!  

  • Pensaquilts

    I thought she was going to show how to use a layer cake to make this…otherwise it is a great tutorial.

    • Plahrmer

      Cut your layer cake (10″ square) into 4 equal 5″ squares and use in place of the charm pack Sarah used to make the half square triangles.

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      Hi, You can use a layer cake to make this and the quilt that is hanging in the background is made with at layer cake. You cut it in 4’s and use 2 of them to make the half square triangles, and 2 of them to make your 4 patches. 4 charms equal a layer cake square so you can use either one! I hope this helps.
      Have a great day!
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  • Patkattner

    LOve the tutorial…..but how do I do it with the Layer Cake?  I have one!

    • Plahrmer

      Cut your layer cake (10″ square) into 4 equal 5″ squares and use in place of the charm pack Sarah used to make the half square triangles.

      • Patkattner

        Thank you so much…sometimes simple seems so hard to figure out!   Brain freeze I guess….

  • Micala52

    I just bought a Little Gatherings jelly roll from you guys.  Is it possible to make a Jacob’s ladder with just that?

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jan 25 @ 5:42am (UTC):

      No, you need a charm sized square to make the half square triangles. You can make the 4 patches with a jelly roll, but not the half square triangles.
      Have a great day!
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  • Sherriekae

    how much yardage do I need to make a 2 color full size quilt.

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jan 27 @ 5:33am (UTC):

      Hi Sherri, I am thinking you will need 2 of each color. That should make a full….I think….
      Have a great day!
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  • Vee

    I am so new to quilting and I was very apprehensive about making a quilt but after watching Jenny’s tutorial on the Jacob’s Ladder I have decided to make one and am feeling more confident on doing it. I will  be taking Jenny with me to check in with as I am preparing my block!!   Thanks Jenny and Missouri Star Quilts for all the tutorials as they help so much and are easy to understand ..

    • Sarah

      yay!!  You are gonna do great!  Good luck on your first quilt!  You can always call the shop and we’d love to help you if you have any questions!

  • Anonymous

    How big will my Jacobs quilt be if I use 1 charm pack and 1 layer cake ?

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jan 28 @ 5:20am (UTC):

      Hi Suzi…With one charm pack and 1 layer cake you will have about a twin sized quilt.
      Have a great day!
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  • Marycoop49

    Hi
    I would love to make the Jacobs Ladder but how do you know how many pieces to cut from the layer cake ?
    thanks

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Jan 28 @ 5:22am (UTC):

      Hi Mary, The Jacobs ladder is so much fun and so easy! You are just going to cut your layer cake into 4ths and use half of it to make the 4 patches and the other half to make the half square triangles.
      Have a great day!
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      • SuperMom!

        How many fat quarters would you need (lights and darks) to do a Queen sized quilt?  This is my first quilt so my fabric math still needs developing.
        Thanks for your help.

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          ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 1 @ 4:38am (UTC):

          The fat quarter patter I like is called Yellow Brick Road and it calls for 30 FQ’s
          Have a great day!
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          How many fat quarters would you need (lights and darks) to do a Queen
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  • Micala52

    How big is the  finished block?  And how many blocks are in the quilt behind you?  I am finishing up a quilt and then will be using your easy to understand tuts.  I really like your enthusiasm and simple explanations. thanks.

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 4 @ 11:28pm (UTC):

      The blocks end up 12 to 12.5 so you just want to make sure they are all squared to the same size. Enjoy!
      Have a great day!
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  • Chewningmblades7

    Love your tutorial on Jacob’s Ladder!  When I am downloading, it takes forever  to complete…starting and stopping.  Is there a way to have the tutorial run continuously and smoothly from beginning to end?  Thanks for any advice.  Bebe 

    • Sarah

      Change the quality of the resolution to 240 or 360 and it shouldn’t bog down when reviewing.  Should run without starting/stopping.

    • audettesa

      If you haven’t already, just pause the video for a few minutes.  This allows the download to cache on you computer and you won’t have to wait for it.

  • oldbuzzard

    I absolutely love Missouri Star Quilt Company and all these wonderful tutorials.  Despite my advanced years, I too am a beginner.  As a visual learner, the tutorials make it seem so easy.  Is there a way to provide written directions to accompany these wonderful videos.  I’m sure most people would be happy to pay the small nominal charge for printing them up.  Can’t wait to make the Spider Web Quilt.

    • Sarah

      Thank you for your sweet comment!  We are sure glad that you have enjoyed the tutorials!  We are in the works of having them all made into  downloadable patterns so you can all save them easier.  Hope this helps.  Have a great week.

      • Hitimbr

        I wish it would be s link to s simple download for free, or, extremely nominal… like 10 cents.  (Dolly Parton makes millions on whittney’s songs at 8 cents each royalty…  You see eI want to go paperless . .. using my Kindle fire next to  my machine and read the cutting or sewing directions…  the music (which is fine first time, gets to me with repeated viewings to relearn the video lesson  … I absolutely love these mini lessons and fast methods…. Thank You so much!

  • Lydiapaula

    How many blocks for a king size bed quilt?

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 1 @ 4:40am (UTC):

      Hi Lydia, I am thing that a king sized quilt would call for about 56 12 inch blocks.
      Have a great day!
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  • Julie Buck1

    I really love all of you tutes they have taught me so much, I like the ruler you are using with the great easy to see red lines, do you sell it on line and if so what brand is it?  thanks

  • Micala52

    How big is the finished block? And how many blocks are in the quilt behind you? I am finishing up a quilt and then will be using your easy to understand tuts. I really like your enthusiasm and simple explanations. thanks.

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 4 @ 11:26pm (UTC):

      Hi Micala, The finished block is 12 -12.5 inches. Just square them up so that they are all the same. Thanks for your kind words! I am glad you are enjoying the tutorials.
      Have a great day!
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    • Annejparker

      How many yards would you use for a two color

      Anne

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        ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 12 @ 3:55am (UTC):

        This depends entirely on how big you want your quilt. Remember a charm pack is equal to about 3/4 yards of fabric and a layer cake is equal to about 2 3/4 yards of fabric. The finished block is 12 inches…..about…..
        Have a great day!
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        How many yards would you use for a two color

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  • JuJu

    Change the quality of the resolution to 240 or 360 and it shouldn’t bog down when reviewing.  Should run without starting/stopping.

  • Susan Geisel

     How many Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls would I need to order to make a Queen size quilt? Thanks

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 7 @ 10:33pm (UTC):

      Hi Susan, It will take 1 of each.
      Have a great day!
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  • Debbie

    this was great . didn’t know those could be done so easy …

  • Terryt1955

    Love the 2 tone idea. Is there a simple/fast way to turn the charms into a 4 patch? I love how you sew the jelly roll strips together to make the 4 patch but then it means you have to buy 2 jelly rolls (red & white) and I think the quilt would end up covering the arc! And perfect timing that the Daily Deal is a white layer cake! Thanks so much for teaching me how to quilt!!! Terrylee

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 12 @ 3:53am (UTC):

      Yes you can make a fast 4 patch! It is called scrappy four patch and it goes together really fast!
      Have a great day!
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  • http://scrappyendings.blogspot.com/ Aebevilockway

    What can I say!  I had to give this a try.  I made my St. Patrick’s Day quilt with fabric I had from clearance sale last year & some cotton fabric that I had on hand in the color “coal”.  Project was easy thanks to Jenny’s great tutorial.  Made a Jacob’s Ladder years ago & it wasn’t this easy.

    • Sarah

      WOW, that turned out gorgeous!!  Thanks for sharing it on here.  I love the colors, it is so stunning!!  

    • Jenny Laszlo

      Beautiful! TFS :)

  • Rita

    I’m making Jacobs Ladder using the layer cake “Little Gatherings” that Jenny used.  Do I just divide the layer cake by light and dark to make my blocks.

    • Sarah

      Yes, make sure you have contrast.  

  • Linda

    I love the Jaboc’s Ladder design, but alway thought that it would be to difficult to make.  This tutoral showed me that I would be able to make one and it will be one the next quilt designs I try.  Thank you for the help.

  • Brenda

    Hi Jenny, I want to thank you so much for the time you take to make these tutorials,  I am a newbie at this and you have truly helped me learn alot of new ways of doing things!  I am making the Jacobs ladder, now here is my problem,  when I am sewing my three rows together I am pinning my seams but I am still coming up just a bit off, any suggestions to what I am doing wrong would be great! 

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 24 @ 12:47am (UTC):

      Hi Brenda, When you put your seams together, you want to lay the seams in opposite directions and pin them. If that doesn’t work, you can press the seams open and line up the seams exactly. That should help you. Remember when you pin your seams together you may have extra fabric in between the pins and you want to put that extra on the bottom so it will be taken up and your seams should match up better… Good luck and I hope it helps!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny
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  • Srentner

    can you tell me what pattern the blue and green square quilt is? I really want to learn how to do that one. I am such a fan of you guys!!!

  • Wendy calderwood

    Hi Jenny, Just finished my first Jacob’s Ladder quilt and it turned out fantastic and I just want to thank you for making it so easy to make.  Keep up the good work.   Love Wendy UK

    • Sarah

      Great to hear!!

  • Andreaculley

    I wish you would show putting the second row together. I made one for my nephew
    and I just continued the block and the second row I copied as the first, but I’m thinking
    I should have done the second row different, my quilt top looks neat, but it looks different than the red and white that you show? Please advise his will be this pattern, but the next one that I make I’d like to have look more like the red one or the brown one in the back ground of your program, thanks-Andrea

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Feb 27 @ 3:31am (UTC):

      Hi Andrea,It really should go together just the same. What keeps me in line is I watch to make sure all my red squares are going one direction and all the white squares are going the other. I hope this helps…
      Have a great day!
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  • Marti Byrne

    Jenny,
    I love Jacob’s ladder’s quilt.  I was wondering if you have instructions on how to make it with the Layer Cake instead of charm packs and Jelly Rolls, such as the one behind you in the video.  I have made several of your quilts and can’t wait to try this one. Thanks  

  • Marti Byrne

    Jenny,
    Just saw below the question I just asked.  Got my answer already. Sorry.  Thanks and keep posting great videos. 

    • Sarah

      No problem!  Glad you were able to find the answer you needed!!

  • Texrhonda

    I made my first Jacobs ladder quilt top just like yours, red & white. I plan to make another one but in blue & white. My daughter (37yrs old) is donating her kidney to my son (34 yrs old) and I wanted to make them a donor quilt for when they’re in the hospital together.  Red for my daughter & blue for my son. I also wanted to incorporate something into each of their quilts so they would be linked together, like a blue heart from her brother’s fabric and a red heart from the sisters fabric but not sure how to do this yet. Any suggestions?  BTW I never would have  done this without your amazing tutorials, thank you for bring me back to sewing again. I haven’t sewn for 20 yrs and when I discovered your tuts I’m hooked again. Thanks for all you do to help so many learn new ways of sewing and making it so easy to understand.

    • Sarah

      What a wonderful thing you are doing for your kids!!  I love the idea of incorporating a heart into each quilt!!  Good luck to you, and please share a picture if you have time!!

    • Tracey

      I made a quilt and raffled it off for the Georgia Transplant Foundation after I donated my kidney to my Mom last year. I appliqued a kidney shaped tag on the back of it. That might be cool with the date of the transplant embroidered on it. I also really like the idea of incorporating her fabric into his and his into hers. What a great way to celebrate and provide comfort during this event!

  • Loaltherapydogs

    I want to purchase the square you are using to square up the material and I can’t find the size on your site.  I just love this site…thank you thank you

  • Caancate

    What is the pattern for the blue and green quilt on the wall?  The one with all of the different sized squares.

    • Rita

      I think it is the “4 patch and x & o’s” quilt that is shown on Jenny’s tutorial on youtube.  Check it out….  Made out of  Timeless Treasures Batik.

  • Mcei

    Wonderful!!! Such clear instructions for a newbie!!!!!!

  • Bbsharp

    Another idea for a “Red” & “White” Quilt.  IT is so easy.

  • Bonnie

    Wow, I have got to try to make Jacobs Ladder.  I do not really know a lot about quilting and am self teaching.  I do things by brail and I really want to make one of these now that you made it so easy!  Thank You

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      Hi Bonnie-You are so welcome!  I would love to see a picture when you are done!
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  • Agatabath

    Hello, I’m about to make my firts quitl! I was wondering, how many layer cakes would it take to make a queen size quilt? Thank you, Agata

    • Sarah

      2-3 layer cakes.  It really depends on the pattern you use and how much cutting you do and also how many borders you have.  Good luck, if you have more questions call us 888 571 1122

  • Agatabath

    Hi, I would like to make a queen size quilt for my son, Jacob’s Ladder with a layer cake and a jelly roll, now, how many of those would I need? is that even possible! thansk! Agata

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Mar 25 @ 4:01am (UTC):

      Those 2 should make a queen size.  Use the jelly roll for the 4 patches and the layer cake for the half square triangles….It should be beautiful.  Remember you only need 4 half square triangles to 5 four patches.  I hope this helps!
      Have a great day!
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  • Kparekh1

    Should the blocks be joined diagonally or horizontally?

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      It doesn’t matter….It is what ever way you want to join them.
      Have a great day!
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  • Joyboyle

    So just want to clarify. I only need 1 Layer cake and one full size jelly roll to make a jacob’s ladder queen size quilt
    Thanks and keep up the great work. Joy

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      Yep…that should be right!  I hope…..
      Have a great day!
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  • Joyboyle

    I have another comment  – are you surprised
    Being new at using precuts and all
    is it possible to lay out how many of each precut we would need for 4 sizes of quilts at the beginning of each tutorial. I think it might help with all the amts questions. I find that is my biggest questions as your tutorials are so well done otherwise. Thanks again Joy

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Apr 5 @ 2:29am (UTC):

      Hi Joy-That is a good idea….and the standard still holds true.
      That 1 pack makes a baby, 2 makes a crib, 3 makes a lap and 5 makes
      a twin.  I will try to remember!
      Have a great day!
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  • kimbers5678

    Hi Jenny!  I’m drooling over the geometric green quilt hanging on the wall behind you in the top left hand side of my screen- do you have a tutorial for that one?  Thanks so much, keep up the great work with your tutorials!  Kimberly

    • Natalie

      Hi Kimberly, 
      We don’t have a tutorial but here is a link to the pattern: http://www.missouriquiltco.com/seeing-squares-by-shea-henderson-for-empty-bobbin-sewing-studio-sku-ebs-112-m.htmlEnjoy!

  • Joyboyle

    when using the jelly roll & charm squares is there a color sequence or just random
    the one behind you is really great
    thanks joy

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      Hi Joy, I just put these together randomly, but always light and dark…Good luck and
      Have a great day!
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  • Nyechair

    please, how big is the Jacob’s ladder in the background, and what are the dementions of the block?

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      ## Jenny Doan replied, on Apr 10 @ 3:31am (UTC):

      Hi, The blocks end up being about…12 inches and the whole quilt is
      a lap size.  Just smaller than a twin.
      Have a great day!
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  • Ang Pol

    hola soy de Colombia me gustaría  saber como puedo comprar las telas cortadas mi coreo es   ang.pol@hotmail.com muchas gracias muy lindas las colchas que haces me gustaria aprender de ti 

  • Ang Pol

    me gustan mucho las reglas y el kutter para cortar y me gustaria que esplicaras en español pues no se ingles gracias eres muy linda sabes mucho 

  • Joyboyle

    i just finished my jacob’s ladder with the red jelly roll and layer cake and i have to admit i don’t like it much. it doesn’t look near as nice as the one behind you. i think i would do a two color one if i make another
    joy

    • Sarah

      Dang!  That is such a bummer!! You know though, sometimes it helps to step away from the quilt or even have it quilted and all of the sudden you’ll like it again!  I love how that helps!  (sometimes we just get sick of one project and end up liking it later!!)  Or….maybe I am just crazy!  LOL

    • Micala52

      could you post a picture?  I am trying to make the little gathering jacob’s ladder.

  • Joyboyle

    can you tell me how much material in a jelly roll?
    joy boyle

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      Hi Joy, there is 2 3/4 yards of material in a jelly roll!
      Have a great day!
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  • Marybeamond

    What fun and you were so entertaining.
    Thank you very much :)

  • sharon felton

    I love watching you.  I have learned alot from watching.  I have also ordered charm packs from the company.  What I am looking for is a charm pack of greens and blues.  My living room has grays and light blues.  I am starting to use accents of the lime green and dark greens.  Do have a charm pack with those colors in it?  

    • Natalie

      Hi Sharon, 
      The first one I thought of is a fun new line by Deb Strain called “Tend the Earth”. It has lots of gorgeous blues and greens. 

  • Mickey

    Your tutorials are awesome.   I could have saved the money I spent on a class if I had known about your tutorials sooner!   Thanks a bunch.

    • Sarah

      Thank you!  So glad you enjoy them!

  • Micala52

    Hi, Jenny, one more (I hope) question before I jump in… I have both the layer cake and jelly roll in Little Gatherings…… Did you “plan” the color design, or did you just randomly pick colors to put together?  And using both pre-cuts, how many blocks will I get..  sorry …2 questions

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      Hi Micala, If you use the layer cake for the half square triangles
      and the jelly roll for the 4 patches, you should get a small queen sized quilt.  I am not sure about how many squares you will get.
      When I sew, I shoot from the hip and just make as many of the
      squares as I can…So I would love it if you would let me know how many squares you get!  Thanks
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Cindy B

    you are so inspirational – I will definitely have to try this.  Thanks for all you have done.  

  • Janmkelly61

    Hi Jenny, I just love your tutorials. I’m really new to quilting, here in England. You have inspired me to have just have a go at new things. Went a bit crazy making pinwheels after watching you. I wish we had more shops that are dedicated to Quilting here, they are few and far between. Thank you so much. I’ll keep on watching. Janice Kelly, England, UK.

    • Jenny

      Janice, that is fun to hear!  Pinwheels are one of my favorite blocks!  I love imagining you sewing them like crazy!  :) Thank you for your kind comment, we are so happy to hear that you all enjoy the tutorials!

  • Tlt035

    Still new at quilting how much fabric would I use for a two color Jacobs Ladder quilt full size (63×98)

    • Anonymous

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      Hi, You will need two layer cakes of a layer cake and a jelly roll to make this a full size.  Good luck and have fun!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Renee

    I just love  all the projects that Jenny demonstrates she is excellent at teaching. This is the only site I love. If anyone would like to learn this is the site. 
    Thank u for teaching all of us out there.
    Renee

    • Sarah

      Thank you Renee!!  

  • Deelish10

    My very first quilt was Jacob’s ladder and it took me forever slicing and dicing every piece then sewing it up.  Then I tried it again recently using 5″ squares and strips.  OMG! I watched your video and made absolutely perfect squares and sewed it up.  Viola! Your tips are amazing and my quilt is awesome!  Thanks for the tips! Keep them coming

    • Sarah

      Wow, that is so awesome to hear!!  Thanks!

      • Deelish10

        am a fan and trying new ideas since retirement.  looking for strip quilt from jelly roll can you help?

        • Deelish10

          found it on u tube.. racing strips quilting.  have some strips left over from other projects and is a good way to use them up.  love the ideas, and i cant stand to toss material scraps.  i will try to take pic of quilts and attach later when i get them finished

          • Sarah

            Awesome!!  Can’t wait to see your finished quilts!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marian-Hickman/100003705503312 Marian Hickman

    where do I find lesson on tube quilting?

  • louisa

    first thank you for free  tutorials!!!

    do you heave some basic terminology and equipment  tutorial??

    wonderful tutorials!! i try again this grate art hope to succeed!!

  • patricia velasquez

    Hola Sarah,estoy fascinada,con estos trabajos tan hermosos por cuestión de salud,estoy siempre en casa y mi mas grande sueño realizar una actividad en mi hogar,que me ayude al sustento económico,para ayudar a mi mami.y siempre me ha llamado la atención la lencería para el hogar,aunque apenas estoy espesando a coser en maquina casera tengo muchas ganas de aprender hacer edredones,y colchas.quisiera saber como hago para conseguir tutoriales y como consigo las herramientas necesarias,como los cortadores,reglas,tablas.etc…para facilitar la elaboración de estos proyectos,tan hermosos,estare eternamente agradecida por tu respuesta, ayuda.
    este es mi correo,mapavear@hotmail:disqus .com y vivo en colombia,Dios bendiga por siempre…..

  • Clangenfeld

    Can you give quilt sizes and amount of jelly roll, charm pack, layer cake etc?

  • Anonymous

    I would love to use the Jacobs ladder quilt block to make a baby quilt.  How much material would I need for a 36×40 quilt; and how many colors can you incorporate into it.  Love your videos.  I always learn so much from them.  

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      The Jacobs ladder is comprised of lights and darks, so as long as you have contrast the pattern will show up. For a quilt that small you will need 2 charm packs of about 1.5 yards of fabric total. Good luck and I would love to see pictures!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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      • Anonymous

        Thanks so much. I have ordered the two of the Scoots charm pack and may decide to use those. Love your daily deals as well. Have a great day.

  • MK Chavez

    Jenny, is there a 12 – step program for addicts to your website & tutorials? I wandered in here back in Feb when I was home after surgery and have gone bonkers. I just ordered the Sentiments layer cake (daily deal) to make Jacobs Ladder. I am planning to retire soon and am starting an online quilt site.  You’ve really made me come out of the box and expand my knowledge of the pre-cuts. I check your new daily deals every night before I go to bed since many sell out fast. (lol, and a few “sold out” when you posted them). You make it all so easy and are so natural making the videos.  Plan on making a quilting road trip someday and you’re definitely on the map! Thanks for all the knowledge you share.

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      You are so funny….but maybe I should do a tutorial on the 12 steps to quilt recovery…..no it’s probably not going to happen!!! But you sure made my day! Thank you for your kind words.
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Lynn

    I love the older quilt designs, thank you for demostrating how Jacobs ladder is done.  I hope in the future you will show how other older quilts are made.

  • JMTGIDD

    Jenny, I wish you had told us how to make the one on the wall, too.  It has more than two colors, and it looks cool!

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      It is made with a layer cake. So I just cut the layer cake into 4ths and separated them into lights and darks. Then I just started making 4 patches and half square triangles. It is made the same way, just with a layer cake! You can do it!
      Have a great day!
      Jenny Doan
      info@missouriquiltco.com

      (888) 571-1122
      http://www.MissouriQuiltCo.com

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  • Sylvie14

    Love that Jacob’s quilt tutorial~~ and the X’s and O’s!!  Thanks for the information!!

  • Highlander

    This is my first time for looking at this site, I love it.

    • Sarah

      Thank you!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/FilomenaBarcelos Filomena Barcelos

    I lobe this lessons! Congratulations. You do  agreat job!

  • beverly

    Is this Little Gatherings still available ?

  • Drcr4kings

    I am confused on how much material I need and how many blocks to make. I’ve never done a quilt.

  • Swtsummerflww46donna

    Hi my name is Donna and i am a beginner quilter have always wanted to learn and i always thought it to be to complicated to learn so i was very excited when floks started machine quilting . i have watched all of your lessons and i attempted to make a jabcobs latter thought i would just make one square to see what happens and i did now you can tell what it is but you also can see the mistakes but i plan to try again.. i just wanted to tell you that i love your site and wished that you were on tv so i don’t have to wait for this computer to buffer and all of that stuff. do you sell a how to dvd for beginners?

  • Sidesaddles

    OMGosh I just watched your tutorial on scrappy four patch. I did not have strips to make the Jacob’s Ladder , but had charm packs that I liked. Sooo I sewed them like you did and cut in half, turn one half over other and sewed again. What a royal pain. Then I came across your Scrappy Four Patch. So much simplier. Live and learn. lol

    • Sarah

      LOL! I hear ya! been there, done that too!  Glad you found that easier way!!

  • Kmvictor

    I always wondered how to do this pattern-it looked so complicated for a beginner like me.
    Thanks so much for your tutorials — they are a blessing to us.

    • Sarah

      You are so welcome!!  Glad you liked it!

  • Nancyrhoads

    Love that all the pieces are used a No Waste quilt. Perfect!. love your tutorials.

    • Sarah

      Thank you!

  • Amcgee

    Love the block.  Cant wait to make it. Was wondering  if you  had a pattern for a double T or Quat T block using charm packs. I have a cutter that cuts 5inch blocks, 6.5 blocks , 6.5 triangles and 2.5 strips.

    • Natalie

      Hi,
      We do not currently have a pattern for the double T block, but I will put it on the list for Jenny to look at! It is a fun block!

  • Wendy

    Hi I am wondering .What is the name of the ruler that you are using with the 1/2 square triangles to check the size? I would like to buy one. i love your tutorials, and web site. Congratulations on your new store.

    Wendy M.

  • Sewsirius

    Do you cut the layer cake into fours to make charm packs for this quilt? I’m a little confused as you showed a layer cake at the beginning, but used charm pack and jelly rolls after. I’ve just got the sandcastle layer cake day before yesterday, and this would be a perfect quilt to make in memory of our beloved cat who sadly died yesterday. The sandcastle colours are exactly his colouring. Although not such a strong contrast with some of the colours I thought if I used the light and mid tones with the dark colours there would be a good enough contrast for this quilt.

  • RCS

    Hi Jenny, Randy here in SW Louisiana. I love your tutorials and you’re so fun to watch! On this quilt, when you strip the red & white 2.5″ pieces and then cut them into 2.5″ units. Would it work to mark every 2.5″ instead and sew your seams and then cut them apart? That just popped into my head as I watched you.

    Thanks,

    Randy

  • Emily Nelson

    I am a long time sewer, but new to quilting. Your tutorials have been so great! They are easy to understand, and concise. However, you guys tease me all the time with the other quilts on the wall behind Jenny! I love the quilt to the left in this Jacobs ladder tutorial- the random squares quilt. I want a closer look, or better yet, a tutorial!

  • MSQC shop

    The quilt on the left side of the screen is called,”Seeing Squares”. You can purchase that pattern on our website…sew cute!!

    • Emily Nelson

      Thank you!! haha, isn’t just so frustrating to see a quilt you love and not know how to make it!?

  • Patresa

    I have watched this until I have it memorized….lol. But I still can’t figure out how to mix the browns like in the quilt behind you. The red and white seems simple enough, but how did you mix the shades of brown to make it pop?

  • Elisabeth

    First of all,thanks for all these wonderful tutorials! I spend half of my nights watching them and I’m learning soooo much. I live in France and quilting here isn’t that common.
    Could you tell me where I can find the pattern for that gorgeous green quilt behind you on the wall?
    Many thanks in advance!