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Postcard from Sweden Quilt Stitch Along

Join us as we make the Postcard from Sweden Quilt together! We'll share best practices, tools, and tips to stay organized and precise so you end up with a gorgeous throw-sized quilt! 

This quilt design was inspired by a postcard set by Tom Frazier Kelli Liddle of Jeli Quilts found in IKEA. She says, “The colors just pulled me in and I set out to make my own quilt version.” This pattern is how she interpreted the postcard into a quilt and is her own original work. 

This free pattern is a stunner but we learned a lot along the way as we made it and we want to share our tips with you! 

We used Ruby & Bee solids for our version but you are welcome to use the Kona solids that the pattern calls for, if you prefer.
We love the softness of the Ruby & Bee solids and you can see from our sample, the color saturation can't be beat. We will have fat quarter bundles available that work perfectly with the pattern, should you choose to make it with our selections.
You can also work this up in prints that read as solids for a textured vibe!

You will have the option to make one of two quilt sizes: 48" x 60" or 60" x 75"

During the sew along, we'll share tips, tools and best practices so you don't lose track of your half-square triangles or burn out on the process. We had a lot of fun making this, but it can be a big undertaking if you're not prepared!

Class Policies

Attendance Agreements:

  • You acknowledge that crafting often involves the use of electrical equipment, irons, and sewing machines, as well as needles, scissors, and rotary cutters, and that the use of these tools includes risks that can lead to injury. You agree to release and hold harmless Needles & Bolts, LLC its instructors, and employees from any and all claims and liability related to any accident that may arise as a result of your or your child's participation in classes, workshops, or programs. Should the need arise, you agree to first aid and/or medical treatment.
  • Each person who is planning to attend a class must purchase a seat.
  • Please be on time for class to be respectful of the other students and instructors.

Cancellations + Rescheduling:

  • All classes need a minimum of 2 students to run (except the "Make Friends" series). If a class has less than 2 students 24 hours before class starts, we will contact you and discuss moving your seat into the next available workshop or offer you a credit of the class amount paid to put towards a future class.
  • We do not offer refunds for classes unless Needles & Bolts needs to cancel for any reason. Store Credit or a transfer to another workshop is permitted. We do allow transfer of class credit to another student. We require a 48-hour notice of cancellation before the start of your class to receive a store credit. Please note that we cannot offer a store credit if you are within the 48-hour time frame. If you need to cancel a class or switch the date and the 48-hour deadline has not passed, please email us at to do so and we will be happy to help.
  • There are NO refunds, exchanges, or store credits given at any time for classes with out-of-town instructors and special guest instructors.


Additional Information

  • Free street parking is available on Germantown Avenue, Carpenter Lane, Meehan Street, and surrounding side streets. Please note that even if parking is free, there may be an enforced time limit. You may need to walk a bit to get to the shop, please plan accordingly.
Mass Transit:
  • The SEPTA 23 bus from Market Street Station in Center City headed towards Chestnut Hill stops directly in front of Needles & Bolts.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: You will need to be able to sew an accurate 1/4" seam allowance. If you're not sure, let us know and we can help!
Materials Included: Bring your own materials. Irons, cutting mats, design walls & machines will be provided.
Requirements: for the top: 36 solid fabric fat quarters | backing: 48" x 60" quilt: 3 yards fabric, for the 60" x 75" quilt: 4 yards fabric | binding: 48" x 60" quilt 1/2 yard fabric, for the 60" x 75" quilt 3/4 yard fabric | twin sized batting | sticky notes for labeling | pins/wonder clips
Instructor: Amanda Karel
Instructor Bio: Amanda Karel began cross-stitching when she was 6 years old. Over the years, her love for making things expanded into several formats -- sewing garments, baking, crochet, embroidery, macrame, and now quilting. She loves teaching, learning new skills, and helping people realize their creative visions. You can see some of Amanda's projects on Instagram: @amanda.karel or visit her at Needles & Bolts during one of her shifts.

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