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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along: I Want To Believe WEEK TWO

#xfilesquilt - I Want To Believe on

Welcome to the second week of our #XFILESQUILT Event!

I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along is designed and presented by me, Jennifer Ofenstein (also find me on

There is a lot of useful information below this week's block, including the link to last week's pattern, so be sure to keep scrolling!

And now... BLOCK TWO!

Trust No One by Jennifer Ofenstein
6” X 27” Finished (6 1/2” X 27 1/2” unfinished)
made with background fabric and your second lightest color (see fabric info here)

While playing around with designs for this quilt, I knew I wanted some of the more iconic phrases from the series. I chose three, including Trust No One.

fabric position to prevent ghosting

Jennifer's Tips for Week 2: 
  • There are a lot of pieces for this design, but it is quite simple to piece. Each unit can be chain pieced. Cut 4 strips of your lightest fabric (the letters) 1 1/4" x WOF and it should be plenty to get you through piecing. I cut two 6" strips x WOF of my background fabric to work with and had plenty left over. 
  • One thing to watch: make sure your light fabric is always a bit wider in the seam allowance than the dark fabric to keep the dark edges from shadowing through (see photo)
  • To reduce bulk as you are joining the pattern units (A, B, C, etc.) together, remove the paper from the seam allowance as you go.

Pattern links so far:
About this EVENT:
  • I Want To Believe: An X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along (#xfilesquilt), is a free event hosted on It was conceived of and designed by Jennifer Ofenstein of &
  • The event runs through March 30, 3016. 
  • This event includes 12 free patterns plus additional bonus blocks to use as you wish as well as piecing instructions for the quilt top.
  • Patterns are a combination of hand embroidered and paper pieced. The pattern sizes for each block correspond with the layout shown.
  • Feel free to use colors that work best for you.
  • The final quilt size as designed is 50” x 64”.

Helpful Information:
  • These patterns are free for your personal and NON-profit use only. Not to be used for manufacture or distribution. Sale of this pattern or quilts made from this pattern is prohibited. No infringement of any kind is intended.
  • For best results with paper pieced patterns, print with NO SCALING. In Google Drive, uncheck “fit to page..” See your printer instructions for more details if needed. One-inch scale included on every page for your convenience.
  • Fabric amounts are generous estimates and are provided as a courtesy. Actual amounts may vary depending on your paper piecing technique. (MORE DETAILS IN PRINTABLE DOCUMENT).
  • Need paper piecing or embroidery help? Click here.
  • Visit for more paper piecing help.
  • Community support can be found in The X-Files Quilt & Stitch Along Facebook Group.
  • Win prizes monthly during 2016 on by sharing photos with the FiS flickr group.
  • Posting on social media? Mark you photos #xfilesquilt!

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