Saturday, May 30, 2015

Beginning of 2015 License Plate Quilt

The first "block" of my 2015 Row By Row License Plate quilt is done. 

It measures 12 1/2 x 16 unfinished.

The 2015 Row By Row Experience runs from June 21 to Sept 8.
Each participating shop will give away a free row pattern to customers who come to the store.
They also MAY sell license plates with cute sayings. 
Some shops have started selling the license plates.

I begin with the fabric license plates that are now on sale.

I'm going to try to collect one plate from each state.
All 50 states are participating this year!

I'm using my bin of selvages that I've been collecting for years.
I cut the selvages 1 1/2" when I trim them off the fabric. So MOST of these strips are 1 1/2".

I sew a strip on the top and bottom of the license plate, then the sides.
Trim to 6 1/2" x 10".

Then I use a 4" square in a square block, add selvages to SIDES first then top and bottom.
Trim to 6 1/2" square.

These 4 are ready to be sewn together.

I can begin a vertical row or...

I can begin a horizontal row. But for now I will leave them as blocks.

Until I get more license plates I can begin sewing selvage strips on these blocks!

Linking up to Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. What a great idea - we don't have any fabric like this in the UK - I love your little square in a square blocks - everything looks so happy :)

  2. Nice blog and absolutely outstanding. You can do something much better but i still say this perfect.Keep trying for the best.