The perfect nautical lover’s quilt!

I volunteered to make the Mainsail Set quilt because the fabrics are going to be just perfect in the new addition we’ve added to our beach house. This quilt, with all of its nautical appliques and great colors, will be absolutely perfect! I’ve already measured the wall that it will eventually hang on, and I have enough of the border fabric left to make the matching valance for the window. I saw the quilt again the other day – it’s been off at QUILT Magazine being photographed, and I love it as much as when I said goodbye to it a couple months ago.

This quilt would also be a fun addition to any little boy’s room – Smooth Sailing, with all the bright primary colors, plus the little touch of gray, would delight any young sailor. I love it! If you like it as much as I do, you can buy the kit as-is from our site here: MAINSAIL SET. Or, if you prefer, you can pick up a copy of the June/July issue of QUILT Magazine and get the pattern from there.

Happy quilting!


  1. Gayle L. - April 12, 2012

    Mary Jo, I think your little quilt is perfect for any little boy. I am thinking that it is probably the only way I will ever own a sail boat so I just might have to make one of these so I can have 5 of them. Gayle

  2. Donna Newton - July 9, 2014

    Mari…thanks again for your replies!!! I have you on my “favorites” and definitely will be checking back in April; am interested to see what all you will be having with the Mainsail Set!!! I actually found a copy of Quilt Magazine on Amazon and am off to order it after I send this…what a treat!! My grand-nephew will get your quilt after all!
    Best regards, Donna

    • Sandra mills - January 9, 2016

      I have looked all over for this pattern as it is one of the nicest nautical patterns I’ve seen. I too want to make it for a nephew. Is it possible to purchase copy from you?
      Sidney B C

  3. Claudette Hancock - August 20, 2014

    Is there anyway I can get the kit to make this quilt. They use to have it at Connecting Threads but I called and they do not carry it anymore. Please, please let me know where I can get this Material or pattern as I’m not sure how to make the anchor or lighthouse but love the pattern for my daughter that has a sailboat and I’m a quilter.
    Thank you so much.
    Claudette Hancock
    101 Nina Way
    Oldsmar, FL 34677

    • Dawn - August 20, 2014

      Hi Claudette, thanks so much for checking in with us! Unfortunately, this kit along with our Smooth Sailing fabric was a limited run in 2012 and is no longer available. I’m so sorry about that! I do see we have the Sail Away pattern download that still features sailboats. This might still be a good fit for you:

  4. Claudette Hancock - August 20, 2014

    Please let me know where I can get the kit or material or pattern to do this Quilt love the Mailsail Set Nautical Quilt.

    Claudette Hancock


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