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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along - Week 1, Let's Get Started!

Welcome, welcome, to the first post for The Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along (#kingdomheartsqal), designed by Jeanie Payment!

Come with us as we celebrate Friendship, Adventure, and (of course!) quilting!

Before we get started, there are some things we'd like for you to know about this event:

  • The Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along  was designed by Jeanie Payment This event is hosted on Fandom in Stitches by Jennifer Ofenstein.
  • The Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along  patterns will be posted weekly on Wednesdays through May 27, with the Design Invitational (see below) on June 3, 2020.
  • We'll be sharing paper pieced quilt block patterns, quilt finishing instructions, bonus blocks, plus any Design Invitational patterns our quilting community chooses to share. Quilt layouts, Border Alphabet, and a list of what's to come is included in each post.
  • Each pattern has been tested for accuracy. Pattern testers are listed with the patterns they have tested.
  • Patterns are rated 1 out of 5 by difficulty (1 being the simplest, 5 being the most complex).
  • Want to design a pattern for this quilt? Look for the Design Invitational information coming soon!
  • Every pattern on fandominstitches.com is design by fans for fans. Our patterns are free for your personal and NON-profit use only. Patterns are not to be used for manufacture or distribution. Sale of these patterns, quilts, projects, photos, etc. made from these pattern is prohibited. No infringement of any kind is intended. Please support the official EA releases of Kingdom Hearts. We wouldn't be fans without them!
  • 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.
  • Need to learn to paper piece? Check out our Quilting Help page for lots of awesome tutorial links!

And Now, WEEK 1!
all designs by Jeanie Payment

Today we present two quilt options for you to choose from
Quilt block designs to come are listed below.

The following documents have everything you need to know to get started!

We've also included the entire Border Alphabet. 

These patterns will be included in every post during our event. Quilt Blocks begin next week!

Have fun, happy quilting, and be sure to join us in our 

70" x 70
designed & pieced by Jeanie Payment

60" x 70"
designed & pieced by Jeanie Payment

The Quilt Layout finishing documents include everything you need
to finish your quilt once you've completed your chosen blocks! We've included these here so you can plan which blocks you'd like to make for your own awesome Kingdom Hearts Quilt!

each is 5" paper pieced
tested by Jeanie Payment & Joanne Harris

*these patterns will also be listed individually
in our pattern archive

Difficulty Ranges from 1 - 3

We know you love to plan your quilts in advance, so we're listing everything you can expect during this QAL:
  • Cave Drawing
  • Crown
  • Darkside
  • Defender Shield
  • Donald's Staffs
  • Dream Rod
  • Dusk
  • Gummy Ship
  • Heart with Crown
  • Heart-Border Trinket
  • Heartless Emblem
  • Jiminy's Journal
  • Key
  • Keyblade of Peoples Heart
  • Keyhole
  • Kingdom Keyblade
  • Knight Shield
  • Large Body
  • Mages Staff
  • Nobody Emblem
  • Organization XIII
  • Pumpkinhead Keyblade
  • Sea Salt Ice Cream
  • Shadow
  • Shooting Star
  • Sora
  • Starlight Blade
  • Treasure Chest
  • Twilight Thorn
  • Unversed Emblem
  • Wizard No Wand
  • Wizard With Wand
  • Yin Sid Wizard Hat
  • Bonus Trinkets!!
  • Design Invitational Patterns by YOU!!

The Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along
Quilt Pattern Design Invitational
Participation Rules


Please read ALL RULES carefully before submitting patterns.
  • Design an original pattern inspired by KINGDOM HEARTS to share with the fandominstitches.com quilting community. Please see the list of patterns coming in this QAL before choosing a design (above).
  • Quilt Patterns must be original and created by the submitting designer. Designs may not use any part of a another designer's pattern, including, but not limited to, those designs shared on fandominstitches.com. Please see the list of patterns for this quilt along listed above.
  • Designs based on other, non-quilt artwork art (including fan art) must include written permission from the artist. 
  • Patterns can be any piecing technique (paper pieced, hand embroidered, applique, etc.).
  • Patterns should 5" OR 10" finished (5 1/2" or 10 1/2" with seam allowance). These are intended to be additional optional blocks for our quilt along. Please do not recreate blocks already on the list. 
  • Patterns must be free to access and stay that way. All FiS patterns are free for personal & non-profit use only to comply with copyright and intellectual property laws.
  • Make your pattern and take a photo. Only tested patterns with photos of the design in fabric will be included on fandominstitches.com.
  • Patterns should include your name (online or real), pattern finished size (5" or 10"), your blog, social media, contact information and/or anything else you feel is pertinent to your pattern.
  • Patterns should include the following text, "Designed for the #kingdomheartsqal Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com."
  • Submit your pattern using our submission form no later than Friday, May 29, 2020, at Noon CST (U.S.).
  • PDF patterns can be hand drawn or created using graphic design software as long as they are clear and easy to follow. For helpful information, including software suggestions, see Be A Fandom in Stitches Designer.
  • Google Drive is a great way to share pattern files (it's free to use for anyone with a Gmail account and files can be updated as needed). Patterns can also be emailed to ofenjen@fandominstitches.com and they will be hosted by Fandom In Stitches
  • Pattern submissions will not be accepted via Facebook or other social media.
  • On Wednesday, June 3, 2020, The Kingdom Hearts Quilt Along Design Invitational patterns will be posted right here on Fandom In Stitches to share with our quilting community!
ONLY patterns following these rules will be considered for posting on FiS.

Submitted designs will be included in special drawing
to win a Fandom in Stitches t-shirt from our Zazzle Shop!
(Example only, you can pick the shirt of your choice!)
Questions? Leave them in comments or email ofenjen@fandominstitches.com!

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  1. So sew excited to see the beginning of this QAL and all that is planned out for us. Thank you Jeanie Payment and to you too Jennifer for hostessing it.

    1. Thank you Shelly. This was so much fun to work on and I can't wait to see what everyone else does with it.

    2. Thank you Shelly. It was so much fun to work on and I can't wait to see what everyone does with it!