Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along: Part One!

The Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along is finally here! As you may already know, Connecting Threads is offering a Mystery Quilt quilt along to celebrate National Quilt Month in March. You won’t know what the quilt looks like until Part 3! You can read more about the quilt along in the introduction blog post here.

How do I join the quilt along? You may join the Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along Group on Quilt with Us (QWU) or follow along on Notions. Joining QWU, CT’s social network website, is free and easy. Many of you, who are already members, have experienced the fun and supportive CT quilting community. Please note, although the pattern installments will be available to download on Notions, Ann will be responding to questions and comments about the pattern for the Mystery Quilt 2013 Quilt Along only on QWU.

Fabric Selection
If you haven’t gathered your fabrics already, download the Fabric Selection Suggestions PDF.

Sewing Supplies
General sewing supplies will suffice. The 20-1/2″ square Omnigrip Neon Ruler, that might be helpful for Part 3, is located on our website here.

Related Resources
Ann ‘s Thoughts on Precision Piecing is an informal discussion of Ann’s hints for successful cutting, piecing, and pressing.
Connecting Threads tutorials to complement Mystery Quilt 2013: Part 1 include: How to Sew an Accurate Quarter Inch Seam AllowancePressing Tip, Chain-Piecing 101, Nine-Patch: Lesson 1, and Nine-Patch: Lesson 2.

Stay tuned for the next steps!
Part 2 – Monday, March 11th
Part 3 – Monday, March 18th
Conclusion – Monday, March 25th

You can download Part 1 PDF Pattern for free, here.

Good luck!




  1. Jean Flora - March 4, 2013

    Looking forward to all the fun. Thanks

  2. Christine Segovia - March 4, 2013

    A friend told me about the Mystery Quilt, very excited to be apart of the Mystery Quilt fun. Thank You

  3. sharon csizmadia - March 5, 2013

    I really love your store .You have great prices and beautiful fabrics . I am excited to start this mystery quilt. Keep up the good work ,thank you.

  4. Mary Jo Hammond - March 5, 2013

    My first “mystery” quilt ever! I am soooo excited. I can’t begin sewing until I get back from D.C. I look forward to reading and sharing in the posts. Thank you, Notions & Connecting Threads for everything.

  5. Pam - March 5, 2013

    It’s been ages since I have participated in a Mystery Quilt. Excited about this one.

  6. Rae Jean Dickinson - March 5, 2013

    I did a mystery quilt 2 months ago–it was my first—and now I can do another one!! They are fun!!!

  7. Judy Ferguson - March 5, 2013

    Just did my first mystery quilt on Craftsy. It was exciting to see the finished product as I did not look ahead. Looking forward to this mystery quilt. Thanks.

  8. Tacia - March 7, 2013

    Really enjoy mystery quilts….great reason to raid my stash!

  9. Karen Butzen - March 12, 2013

    Today is March 12th, I do not see yesterday’s “Part 2”. Please help.
    Really excited to work on this quilt.
    Thanks, Karen