2019 Block of the Month
By PJ Wong of PJ Designs
Join us for the 2019 quilt-along. You’ll master piecing and quilting in the hoop. Here’s how it will work. In each 2019 issue, you’ll find the instructions for three blocks. You can download the block designs and precut files every month on the first of the month. In addition to the downloadable designs, you’ll find a video illustrating how to create the block files in
My Block Piecer and My Quilt Embellisher. If you have the software programs, these videos will help you master creating and decorating your own blocks. If you don’t have the software, you can download the files, send them to your embroidery machine and stitch the blocks.
Finished size: 37” x 46”
Embroidery machine with a 200mm x 200mm sewing field
8” x 8” Snap Hoop Monster (for Baby Lock/Brother machines only) All others, use a standard hoop
No Show mesh cutaway stabilizer
Fabric glue stick
40 wt. polyester thread
#90/14 Quilting needle
Temporary Spray Adhesive
Plaid: ½ yd.
All Over Flowers & Scissors: 3/8 yd.
Grey Scissors: ½ yd.
All over Scissors Dots: 5/8 yd.
White Scissors: ½ yd.
Twenty-one 10” squares of a variety of fabrics
Backing: 2 1/3 yd.
All fabrics are available for purchase at www.MyFabricDesigns.com
January/February 2019 – Blocks 1, 2 and 3
March/April 2019 – Blocks 4, 5 and 6
May/June 2019 – Blocks 7, 8 and 9
July/August 2019 – Blocks 10, 11 and 12
September/October 2019 – Piecing the Quilt
November/December 2019 – Quilting the Quilt
Do I have to have My Block Piecer software to participate?
No, all embroidery files will be provided to you at
How will I quilt the blocks? Do I need to purchase quilting
No, all block quilting is provided in the digital files.
I have My Block Piecer software. Are there additional instructions for creating the blocks in the software?
Yes! You will find full-length videos for creating each block in My Block Piecer at
Are quilting designs also created in My Block Piecer?
No, all of the quilting designs for the 2019 Quilt Along were digitized in My Quilt Embellisher. The instructions for digitizing those designs are included in the full-length videos for each block.
What size hoop do I need?
All files are provided in 200mm x 200mm in C2S, PES, EXP, DST, JEF and VP3.
Do I have to purchase Monster Block Maker to participate in the
No, you can use a standard hoop but you will have to fill a 200mm x 200mm hoop with No Show cut-away stabilizer for each block. Monster Block Maker economizes on stabilizer.
Can I purchase the fabric shown in the sample?
Yes, all fabrics are available at
How do I cut my fabric patches?
Digital files (SVG and FCM) are provided for each block for digital cutting machines. PDF patterns are also provided to cut patches with a rotary cutter.
I’m new to piecing-in-the-hoop, can I handle this project?
Absolutely! You’ll find step-by-step instructions with images for each step of each block.
I’ve never quilted before; will my blocks turn out wonky?
The beauty of piecing-in-the-hoop is the digital files produce precise
patches and seams. Just follow the instructions and your blocks will be square and sharp.
This week, we’ll post the materials for the first three blocks. Make sure you subscribe to this blog so you’ll when each block is posted. You will be able to watch the videos and download all embroidery files. If you have My Block Piecer software, I encourage you to watch the videos and work through the steps to create your own embroidery files. You’ll be so familiar with the steps, you’ll be designing your own blocks in no time!