The 2021 American Patchwork & Quilting Quilt-Along is Nine-Patch Square Dance by Sherri McConnell. Between February 22 and May 2, follow along on this page and social media as we make this quilt. See below for all the details!
2021 APQ QAL

The quilt-along pattern finishes at 59-1/2×70". Use precuts to make an easy throw (or use a variety of scraps for a quilt with extra sparkle).

4 ways to Get the Quilt-Along Pattern:

1. Pick up a copy of the April 2021 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting at your favorite newsstand. (on sale February 12)

2. Buy a copy of the April 2021 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting online here.

3. Purchase the individual quilt pattern as a download or to be shipped to you from our online store here.

4. If you're outside the U.S., you might have the best luck buying a digital magazine on

Quilt-Along Schedule

The quilt along runs from February 22 and May 2. Below you'll see the week-by-week schedule. To print the schedule to hang in your sewing room or put in your project box, click here.

2021 QAL Schedule

Join us on Social Media

We have a private Facebook group for our quilt-along here. We'll post weekly tips and share fun extras in the Facebook group. You'll also be able to post questions, pictures of your progress, and more!

If you're posting on Instagram, use the hashtag #APQQuiltalong to share your progress.

Stay Up-to-Date

Each week, we'll be posting updates on this page to help you through the quilt-along process! We'll be sharing tips, tricks, videos, and special downloads to make the quilt-along a fun and productive process! So, bookmark this page to visit at the start of each week, join our Facebook group for weekly links to our tips, or visit for updates!

Welcome, From Our Staff!

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