Welcome to the 100 Day Summer Sew-along!

I'm so excited that you've decided to join in on 100 days of hand-sewing with me. This is the first stop and main info page for the sew-along so feel free to bookmark this page if you need to check back at any time.

Most of you probably know my love of hand-work (hence the product specifically made for hand-sewing) – and I enjoyed my time sewing my Naive Melody blocks so much earlier this year that I want to do another 100 day project! I've written a few blog posts in advance to help you with inspiration, and have gathered some fantastic prizes to help motivate you to complete your 100 blocks.

Why a summer sew-along?

After a dreary winter working from home, I'm looking to spend as much time outside as possible this spring and summer. I'm also the type of person that needs to be doing something with her hands. I still want to create, but don't want to be confined to my basement sewing room. Therefore, a simple block-at-a-time project will be perfect and easy to bring along wherever my day takes me.

How will it work?

This is a project that you decide on - I don't have a pattern for you to follow but will be providing some inspiration to help you choose your path. My project will consist of 100 6.5" low volume background squares and free-cut needle-turn appliqué squircles using bright and bold scraps from my stash. I'll be posting a big inspiration blog post at the start of May to help provide some guidance and inspiration for your own project. A block based hand-work project is a good way to keep yourself organized and accountable.

We'll do a check in every 10 days (see explanation below) via Instagram post. You can definitely post your block every day, but to qualify for the grand prize you'll only need to complete the 10 check in posts. Life happens, so feel free to work ahead of schedule if you've got the time; I do that sometimes as well and it is perfectly acceptable!

Sew-along schedule & Coles notes

UPDATE - new link posted below! If you had originally signed up on Google Form, please use this new form. 

Registration: please fill out this form with basic contact details and a public IG account so I can see your check in posts. You'll be added to a sew-along specific mailing list so we can keep in touch throughout the sew-along. I'll be posting regularly on Instagram, but this email series will be your official reminders about posting your check-ins, blog post links related to the sew-along, and will more than likely include some discounts from Sew Fine Thread Gloss and our prize sponsors! Save jenn@sewfine.ca to your safe sender list so these emails don't go to spam!

The sew-along is open internationally - I will ship the winning prize package, using the most cost effective means possible (I'm taking on this expense) so that everyone who would like to participate is included. 

Prep work: the entire month of May. During May if you want to post your prep pile, organization tips, inspiration, colour pulls, etc. that would be amazing! We all love seeing the before and afters, especially after all of the work you'll be putting into your blocks! The reason I'm giving the entire month for prep work is for those who might need the extra time depending on their project they're committing to. 

Kick off: Tuesday June 1st!

Check ins: every 10 blocks (I know 10 blocks doesn't fit nicely onto a square IG flat lay, so just overlap one please - 10 divides into 100 nicely for equal check ins!)
June 10th, June 20th, June 30th, July 10th, July 20th, July 30th, August 9th, August 19th, August 29th & September 8th. Please note: these dates are North American based (I'm Eastern Central Time, in Canada), so if you are participating from another time zone that is considerably different, please try to post your check-ins in advance. 

100 day sew-along example

There may also be a few check-in prizes along the way - another incentive to stay on track!

Please post using the #100daysummersewalong hashtag, and please tag @sewfinethreadgloss so I can see your posts. Feel free to follow that hashtag so you can see and admire everyone else's blocks as well! You're also welcome to post daily using #100daysummersewalong, but only the above check-ins will be required for prize qualification. 

Sponsors & Prizes

I'm so excited to have these amazing companies and people providing goodies for the grand prize or providing a discount code for hand-sewing related products to get you started on your sew-along project!



Sew Fine Thread Gloss logo

Site-wide discount code (provided after registration)
Prize: 3-pack of winner choice thread gloss scents, Kona Solids Bright Charm pack, Geometry of Hand Sewing book by Natalie Chanin, Dritz Hummingbird Needle Threader, 10-pack Neon Wonderclips

Oliso Irons

Site-wide discount code (provided after registration)
Prize: Oliso Mini Project Iron

Oliso mini iron

  Applipops logo


Prize: Applipops Pro Plus Set

Applipops pro set

Wonderfil Specialty Threads logo

Prize: Hand-sewing thread collection including one spool each of Efina, Decobob, Konfetti and Invisafil.


Carolyn Friedlander Logo

Prize: Printed patterns including Hearts, Clay, Wildabon, Wainwright, Ebb, Circles, Catenary, CF Handy Guide & more!

Carolyn Friedlander Handy Guide  Carolyn Friedlander hearts quilt pattern


LDH Scissors

Prize: Midnight Edition Thread Snips


J Roussel Creations Long arm services

Discount: 25% off long arming services
(Montreal based - code provided after registration)


Running Stitch Designs logo

(joint pattern design company between Kristin Esser from Simple Handmade Everyday and Patty Dudek from Elm Street Quilts)
Prize: PDF download of 2 hand-piecing quilt patterns, Harmony and Book Club
RSD Book Club quilt pattern  RSD Harmony Quilt Pattern


SewTites logo

Prize: Tula Pink SewTites 5-pack (main prize) & SewTites Mixer 3-pack (check-in prize!)

Tula Pink SewTites 5-pack  SewTites Mixer 3-pack



Jen Carlton-Bailly


Prize: Deluxe Curvelet set

Delux curvelette set


Mad About Patchwork logo

Prize: Aviatrix Summer Solids Bundle
25 Kona cotton fat quarters

25 Kona cotton fat quarters


Sew Curated logo

Prize: “It’s all Rainbows + Picnics” FQ Bundle –
13 FQ, mix of Art Gallery Fabrics + Dear Stella

Sew curated bundle


Craft de Ville logo

Prize: $25 Gift Card (CDN) & site-wide discount code (provided after registration)!


The Craft Table Orlando logo

Prize: Peaceful Whimsy Embroidery Pattern and Kit

  Peaceful Whimsy kit



Paper pieces EPP

Prize: January 2021 EPP Quilty Box
Check in prize: Color Selector Kaleidoscope

January 2021 Quilty Box

color selector kaleidoscope

color selector kaleidoscope

Grand Prize: Yazzii Crafters Companion
Check-in Prize: Oval Sewing Box

Registration is now closed, but feel free to follow the #100daysummersewalong hashtag on Instagram! 

We'll hopefully be back next summer with another sew-along!



Spread the love!

Here are some graphics to share on IG - tag @sewfinethreadgloss and let everyone know you're participating in the 100 Day Summer Sew-along!

100 Day Summer Sew-along

100 Day Summer Sew-along

100 Day Summer Sew-along

100 Day Summer Sew-along 


  • Sandra Lyons said:

    I have just spied your 100 days Meredith sew along too late of course. Is there any chance you will be doing a winter one or another next year? If so how do I register so I don’t miss out again. Thanks. Ps the projects look amazing.

    November 15, 2021

  • Laura said:

    Hi this sounds amazing!
    I would love to join in but not sure if hand quilting a 92×102 quilt would qualify.
    I am in the beginnings of basting the quilt.
    If this is something you think could be done in your 100 day challenge I will sign up. I will definitely need the motivation, support, suggestions all of it🤪
    I am not expecting to finish it but would like to put a major dent in it.
    Thanks Laura

    April 12, 2021

  • Karo said:

    Love it!!!

    April 07, 2021

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