Row by Row Experience


STOP IN this summer for a FREE PATTERN for our row in your SEW MUSICAL quilt!

Row Size: Short and Sassy 12" x 27"

June 21 - September 4, 2018

Our Pattern:

“Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic.” Our bears have taken their favorite quilt and found a quiet spot to enjoy some bread and honey.  Happy memories of this childhood song are back in Ivy Thimble’s nostalgic musical row. 

Did you miss our past two Row by Row designs? We have both available now in kits..

2017  - On the Go!

2016 - Home Sweet Home

There are over 3,100 shops all over the USA, Canada, and Europe participating in Row by Row Experience. In all 50 states, Canada, and Eupore shops are creating their pattern to add to your very own Sew Musical quilt for FREE!

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Row by Row Experience FAQ's

I'm a quilter, how can I participate in the Row by Row Experience?

It's easy! Simply visit any participating quilt shop during the summer and ask for their free pattern for a row in a quilt. The 2018 theme is Row by Row Sew Musical, and each shop is working with the home theme in their row. The shops are happy to give you the pattern at no cost, limit one per person, walk-in customers only.

The shops are all over the U. S. and into Canada. How can I get the row patterns from quilt shops that are far away from me?

You can't. The shops are offering the pattern only to customers who walk in the door. Please don't ask them to email or mail their row patterns.

Can I make copies of the patterns I collect?

Absolutely not!! That's a big no-no! The patterns are copyright property of the designers.

So, is this a shop hop?

Kinda. But there are no fees and no passports.

Are there prizes? Can I win something?

Yes! With the Row by Row Experience you win a prize for sewing! Complete a quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different 2018 participating shops. Be the first to bring it into a shop and you win a stash of 25 fat quarters. (That's 6-1/4 yards of fabric!) Win a bonus prize for using that store's row in your quilt.

What do you consider "complete" when it comes to my quilt.

Quilted, bound, labeled.

What pattern do I use for my quilt?

You decide. Stack your rows, arrange around a center medallion, make them horizontal, vertical, upside down, on the front, on the back, whatever! You are the designer. Be creative and have fun, but be sure to use 8 different 2018 rows from 8 different 2018 Row by Row shops.

Can I win in more than one shop?

Sorry, Charlie. One prize per quilter. You can make several quilts and show them off in several shops, but you may only claim one prize. Your quilt will be photographed for Facebook and everyone will see it, so play fair!

How do I know which shops are participating?

Check the website: Click the state you are traveling in to see the listing of shops. A Google map and a downloadable list will be available before summer.

Are all of the shops open for the same hours?

No. It would be too difficult to organize this for the whole summer. Be sure to check the shops' websites or call ahead when planning your route to verify their hours.

Can I see pictures of the rows?

Yes! Each area has a Facebook page and the shops will post photos of their rows when they are ready to show. You can "like" your area's page and any you plan to visit, but you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see the photos. The Facebook page links are on the website.

What are the exact dates of the event?

You have from June 21 through September 4, 2018 to collect the free patterns. You have until October 31, 2018 to submit a quilt for a prize.

Want to learn more about the Row by Row Experience? Be sure to visit the official website at There you will be able to find full details, more fun and links to Facebook pictures of the event.

Happy Quilting!

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