My Happy Place Row Along 2018…

My Happy Place RAL 2018It seems so funny that we are in February and I’m announcing an event for September. In this case tho, time is not our friend and we have to plan far ahead for events that are as large as the Row Along is each year.

Last year’s designers had the pleasure this year of helping me decide on the theme and it was a very close race between two different themes this year. This theme in fact won by just 1 little teeny tiny vote.

In its fourth year as an event hosted by Seams To Be Sew, this event has grown each year not only in visitors who come to see all the fuss, but designers who wish to participate. This is not a row by row affiliated event.

This post is here to take signups only for bloggers/designers who would like to participate by offering a free pattern row during this event.

Please do NOT signup if your not a blogger who intends to create a pattern to offer during the event, visitors do not need to signup for this event, we ask you to simply follow the blogs, and or social media pages so you’ll see the announcements during the events. My Facebook group also announces each day of this event so you can easily join it and receive an announcement each day of the hop also.

These are the requirements for this hop for each designer:

  1. You are making a 30-inch wide row.
  2. The width can vary from 9 to 12-inches high.
  3. Your row can be vertical or horizontal.
  4. Signups will be taken until April 16, 2018, and no more will be taken after that.
  5. You must be able to produce a .pdf or .doc type of a draft of your pattern by June 15, 2018, which is sent to me. This does not need to be a finished pattern, just a draft of the pattern itself. This is a strict deadline date, if you can’t meet the deadline, you need to email me with a date you can meet, and if you still don’t meet it, I’m sorry to say it, but you will be removed from participating.
  6. You must be able to stitch your row out so it can be showcased on your featured day. You have the entire summer to get this done.

You don’t need to be a pattern designer, but you do need enough knowledge to help you write a pattern you’ve designed yourself. If you wish to participate, but can’t create a pdf pattern, send me a scan of your drawings, your pj7 file, or your quilt pro file, and I will create your pattern for you, but you need to have everything written out or typed up, and all images zipped, so it’s easy for me to put the pattern together easily.

You are free to use any technique you like, whether it’s applique, embroidery, paper pieced, or normal pieced techniques via cutting shapes with either strip piecing or freezer paper.

You do not need to run a blog in order to participate, but you do need to be willing to write up your post and provide your images and pattern to the person who will sponsor your featured row.

The logo and linking text file can be downloaded here.

The Pinterest wall for this Row Along is located here

It is my job to try and find giveaways, and sponsors for this event, if you would like to sponsor a giveaway, please contact me, everything and anything quilting related is welcome. Even if it’s a crock pot, or coffee…tea… I’m open to anything that makes me spend time in my sewing room and life outside it easier. 🙂

All giveaways will have a code provided by me to the bloggers for them to post on the day they are being featured. This event is too large for bloggers to create their own and try to get the info to me with varied giveaways either coming to my home or sent by the sponsor, it is easier for me to provide you with the code. Your site does not need rafflecopter to have a giveaway on your post, but it does make it easier if it does. 

I hope we see you for the row along this year. Its a fun experience for all involved. 

Sign Up Below:

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This helps me schedule for a day that's easier for you.
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Designers Who have Already Signed Up For the My Happy Place RAL 2018

| Sew Incredibly CrazyPumpkin Patch BCQuilt FabricationPatchwork Breeze
| Be A QuilterQuilt In PiecePatti’s PatchworkMiss Pdesigns USA
Kathy’s Kwilts and MoreAdventurous Applique and QuiltingMartina Latimer |
 | Cynthia’s Creating ArkHeleen PinksterBarbara DiegesMountain Meadow Designs |
Words & StitchesMorning GloryMaryMack’s BlogMorning Glory
| Upstairs Hobby RoomDuck Creek Mountain QuiltingQuilt ArtJust Let Me Quilt |
| A Quilting Chick | Masterpiece Quilting | The Quilted Snail |
| Cut, Stitch + Piece Quilt Designs | Meanderings Along Lizard Creek |
| Powered By Quilting | Pamela Quilts | Pretty Piney | Scrapdash | A Legacy of Stitches |
| Legacy Patterns | Raspberry Spool | The Quilt Rambler | Andi Stanfield |
A Legacy of StitchesUlaSewing / SzycieUliElizabeth Coughlin Designs |
Freemotion by the RiverMade By MarneyDreamWorthy Quilts |
BobbininQuilts | Freckled Fox Quiltery | Any Pattern |


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I am an affiliate of the above companies when you click one of these links and purchase something, I earn a little bit of a commission with it. I use this money to help maintain my website and offer my free patterns to you. Every little bit helps, thank you so much for clicking and for your support. I don’t just offer up these brands to you I actually use their products and shop at these places. I would never partner with someone whose products I didn’t use.

Please remember it takes 2 minutes to comment, please say Thank You, whether you downloaded a free pattern, read a tutorial, or just learned something new.  It takes time for people to write a post, take pictures, make a project or even write a pattern.
Let them know you appreciate it.

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5 Comments on "My Happy Place Row Along 2018…"

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Wow, another wonderful hop! This sounds terrific, Marian. I know it will be a lot of work for you, and I thank you for being willing to do it.


Thank you Marian, Looking forward to it. I will add the logo to my blog when I get on to the laptop and get stuck in to Designing my row. Checked my link and it works.


Sounds like a super fun blog hop. You are such a great host for these events. Unfortunately, my schedule won’t allow me to participate in this one. 🙁

sandra pipitone

Thank you

Julie M

Sounds like sew much fun….. maybe I can do it?