March 3, 2023

Spring Sew Along- Jane's Ladder

I'm feeling excited to create with you all! For the next Woodberry Way sew along we will be making Jane's Ladder, a free pattern I did for the Moda Bake Shop several years ago. 

The pattern has instructions for 2 sizes- crib size (shown above), and throw size (64" x 80"). I'll be making the bigger size this time, in the same fabric with the newer lines mixed in, just like I showed in the pattern post. It's a super easy sew, and I'm excited to do something fast and simple. 

Here's the schedule-

March 6: Pick fabric (it's precuts, but you can use scraps or yardage if you want!)

March 13: Sew half the blocks

March 20: Sew the other half of the blocks

March 27: Assemble quilt top

April 3: final winner announced

At the start of each week I'll post the goal, share some tips and tricks, and announce a winner from the week before. Prizes will all come from my house this time, so there will be paper patterns, books, bundles, and fun notions. You can enter to win each week by posting your progress on Instagram with a @woodberry_way tag so I can see it, and the hashtag #janesladderquilt. I will sort the hashtag by recent posts and choose from the appropriate week. Probably Jake will choose so there's no bias!

This blog post is going to count for Monday so let's talk about fabric selection! You'll use 2 Charm Packs for the smaller version, or a Layer Cake for the throw size (or 4 Charm Packs like I'm doing). You can use the same line of fabric for the whole thing, or mix and match! Combining two lines from the same designer in a similar colorway is always a great choice, and will give you a scrappy but cohesive quilt. 

Keep in mind that if you want each block to have all the same fabric like in this sample, you'll need matching charm packs, so 2 of the same for the smaller one, and 2 pairs for the bigger one. 

For example, you could do:

Good Life + One Fine Day

Country Rose + Love Note

Curio + Elixir

You get the idea! If you want me to find more good combos from designers let me know! I love nothing more than fabric shopping :) It doesn't matter if you use Moda Charm Packs, or Riley Blake 5" stackers, or even cut 5" squares from your stash or scrap bin. I'll have some tips for those pesky pinked edges on precuts though. 

Fabric Requirements:

Crib size- 2 Charm Packs (matching, if you want same prints within blocks like the sample), and 1 2/3 yds background fabric.

Throw size- 1 Layer Cake or 4 Charm Packs (pairs of Charm packs if you want same prints in blocks like the sample), and 3 1/2 yds background fabric.

I'm so thrilled that we are healthy and peaceful at this time and I'm able to do this with you! We should be able to get it all done before the kids go off school in April :) If you have questions ask me on IG or email me at, the comments here don't work well for responding. 

See you soon!

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