Quilter’s Sampler II: We need your help!

By July 16, 2008General

We have had a HUMONGOUS response to our new stamp set , Quilter’s Sampler.  We have already received many requests for additional quilt blocks to go with the set.  A sequel to the set is in the works and we want your help!  Please let us know if there is a particular quilt block you would like to see.  Maybe the same one that is used in one of your favorite quilts?  Or is there one that has special meaning to you?  Let us know!  Thanks for sharing your input with us!

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  • 1
    daphne says:

    i think it would be totally cute to have quilting blocks with baby ducks or elephants in it for a baby theme quilt, or some with flowers, and a block w/ some polka dots 🙂

  • 2
    Sarah A says:

    I’d like to see a crazy quilt block to go with your sentiment. It could be rotated each direction to actually create a crazy quilt.

  • 3

    Oh yes…the one that is the sideways “girl” with the big bonnet, so you can’t see a face. My grandmother made quilts for my sister and me…oh what wonderful memories that would bring!

  • 4
    Katie M says:

    My favorite quilt that my mom made was a simple bow tie pattern. That pattern has many childhood memories associated with it! This is a fun idea. Thanks for asking us!

  • 5
    Marie says:

    I really like the double pinwheel block, like this: http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/double-pinwheel-quilt-block-3.jpg

  • 6
    Kirsten says:

    Hmmm, Pin Wheels, Churn Dash, Flying Geese, and Bear Paws come to mind. I’ll be purchasing that set, too, for sure! You’ve got the best ideas! 🙂

  • 7
    2stampis2b says:

    Baltimore album blocks would be fun to color and make a medallion quilt out of!

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  • 9
    annheidel says:

    Baby block and crazy quilt are the first ones to come to mind. I’d also like a block with an empty center space that’s the right size for all the cute small stamps that are in your other sets like Limitless Labels or Bitty Baby. Then we can add our own “applique”!

  • 10

    What about a blank quilt block with just the stitching on the outside and a small border on the inside, then we could make different themed quilts. The little elephant, duck, buggy and duck could be inserted from Baby Blessings to make a baby quilt on a card, you could add letters to make a monogramed quilt, and since my son has his train quilt I think other little items would be cute as well such as….a train, heart, kitty, puppy, star, moon, teddy bear….

    I’m very excited to get the new sets and I want to thank you again. It has made my week!

  • 11
    jing says:

    i love alicia’s idea!

  • 12

    Star of Hearts has always been MY FAVORITE! My mom quilts and ever since I was young that has been my absolute favorite. I honestly think that is a MUST for your next set, since it would bring in a heart-shape, into a more expected geometric-based design.

    THANKS for letting us request some block designs! nicole

  • 13

    Ok I do not know a lot about the actual quilters blocks however, wouldn’t it be neat to have some in shapes. What I mean is picture the small butterfly from the BK set in the center with the traditional blocking around it to make the sqaure. There ore making even MORE stuff to match our sets. I can already invision it with the butterfly, the bees, some of the flowers, the baby set (can you see the smallest images from bitty baby blessings in the center??) I think it would be so much fun to incorporate the traditional blocks with some of the image blocks.

  • 14
    Cindy Holshouser says:

    I see a previous comment about the Sun Bonnet Sue image. I have a personal collection of images I scanned of some real quilt blocks with these images from the early 1930’s that I will send as an attachment with a PM so you can exactly what I mean. They are so darling in a vintage way. The only other thing I can think of is a stamp of a quilt rack or dowel to “hang” the quilt from:)

  • 15
    Verna says:

    Double Wedding Ring

  • 16

    In reference to my earlier post, see here:


    second column
    third row

    This isn’t the exact pattern I am speaking of, but is close to it. I can’t find the exact pattern, but you can probably see what I mean how the star shape (white) comes out of the blue circle of hearts on the outside.


  • 17
    Patty says:

    How about a double wedding ring? Please!

  • 18
    kerry davis says:

    How about a cabbage rose?

    This site has endless ideas: http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore56.html
    and the cabbage rose is at the bottom left…

  • 19
    Kristy says:

    Oh, there are so many patterns that I love in a quilt. I really like the log cabin pattern. Also, the rail fence pattern which was the first quilt that I ever made. I love the wedding ring quilts but I’m not sure if that would translate well into a stamp. Thanks for the opportunity to give some input. I can’t wait for the next set!

  • 20

    I was going to say a wedding quilt. I have always liked them and asked my mom to make one for my DH and I. It turned out beautifully and I am so glad that I have it. It is has a new modern feel to it.
    I can’t find the modern type one that my mom made but it is just a little less circular and more angles.

  • 21
    Cat says:

    oooh – how exciting! this ribbon block [http://www.quilterscache.com/P/PinkRibbonBlock.html] was the first quilt block i ever made. i am a strong supporter of breast cancer awareness, so obviously this block is a must for me 🙂

  • 22
    Cat says:

    i’ve been checking other comments and Alicia W. has the KEWLEST idea!

  • 23
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    I also like Alicia W’s idea…a blank block in which we could add our own little pieces to it..or leave it blank. Love, love, that idea!!!

  • 24
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    And your sentiments were the BEST! Are there more of those, too???? They are just so warm, comforting and “homemade” feeling. You done good!!!!!!!

  • 25
    cassie says:

    I’ve always been a fan of the Log Cabin and the Wedding Ring

  • 26
    Susan B says:

    I would love to see the Ohio Star quilt block as shown here:

    or Sunbonnet Sue is a favorite too!

  • 27
    Sandy Kay says:


    This is one of my favorites as my husband’s grandma made a quilt of these for us when we got married 35 years ago!

  • 28
    Sandy Kay says:

    I forgot to say that when you click on the link, scroll down and there is an example of the block – thanks!

  • 29
    Sandy Kay says:

    Ohhh, this one’s interesting – we could have 100’s of them!


  • 30
    Anji Bright says:

    Mariner’s Compass! That would be great. You could even use it with the Guide Lines if it fit…On top of a christmas tree…

  • 31

    Please could we have some more quilt blocks with stars (think 4th july, Christmas) and also some blocks with no stitching round the outside but in place of that a long line of stitching such as in the Faux ribbon set.

    Love this set, gotta have it. Many thanks.

  • 32
    Doreen says:

    Hi I couldn’t find a place to ask about the guide line stamp set …when will it be back in stock???
    My MIL made a baby quilt with sweet old fashion children appliqued with red thread popular in the 30’s I’d love to repeat it in a card and the sunbonnet Sue and farmer Sam would be great! Thanks DD

  • 33
    Maritza says:

    T Block and all the blocks Marie mentioned, Pin Wheels, Churn Dash, Flying Geese, and Bear Paws. Thanks!

  • 34
    Melissa says:

    A crazy quilt block would be great. I would love to see a flying geese “border” block – a proportionally longer and thinner stamp that could be used to create borders – as flying geese is often used in this way.
    see this page http://www.quiltingassistant.com/flyinggeese.html

    Also with the blank block someone suggested above (great suggestion!!) it would be so cute to have some tiny extra stamps in basic quilt motifs(stitched outlines as opposed to patchwork block patterns). In lots of traditional sampler quilts a plain block is used between patched blocks to give the eye some visual relief. A stitched outline heart, feather, etc would be fantastic. they would look so cute stamped tone on tone on plain squares. see these pages for inspiration

  • 35
    Geny says:

    Just did a simple search and I love the heart patterns I found here:
    http://www.lenzula.com/pattern/free/hearts.php I think those would be really pretty.

  • 36
    Wendy says:

    My favorite block is the card trick one. I actually started a quilt for myself with this …and the blocks are packed away neatly for when I continue with it!

  • 37
    rosa dolson says:

    How about a May Basket? They are set as a diamond instead of on the square.

  • 38
    Robyn, Maine says:

    Crazy Quilt….Thanks Nichole!

  • 39
    Kristy Lucey says:

    I’ve always loved the log cabin block.

  • 40
    Glenda says:

    There are two delightful children’s books about quilts: “Eight Hands Round” and “Sam Johnson and the Blue Ribbon Quilt” Both have some pretty samples and the Variable Star is one of my favorites in both books. An Ohio Star quilt block would be neat too! Or how about a Schoolhouse quilt block? The Wedding Ring suggested in an earlier post sounds good too.
    PS: The Quilters Sampler is my favorite of all of your sets. Thanks for creating it!

  • 41
    Janin says:

    I like the idea of blank blocks with stitching in the middle and around each block and then have an array of small stamps that we can choose from to stamp in the middle. You can have baby images ( I love your elephant), stars, shapes, and flowers. That way we can build or own quilt. Then the stamp set can be used for all occasions. We can also use the one just released in between.

    Just an idea

  • 42

    I love the starburst or sun blocks…

  • 43
    Happy Now says:

    I am not a quilter, but the only pattern I know of that has special meaning is the wedding ring (a circle and/or interlocking circles, yes?)… So many of the other patterns in the set are angular…

  • 44
    Marchelle says:

    How about a little house similar to the one the taller one in the boards and beams set?

    It could be done in a petite cross-stitch pattern and maybe with some trees – well almost like a sampler block.

    Maybe a sampler alphabet block or an alphabet with the house and the trees.

  • 45
    Lisa Carter says:

    My favorite quilt is not a block at all.
    We called it a “yo-yo guilt”
    We had gone to visit family in NC and my Great Aunt had a yo-yo quilt and I fell in love. When we got hom my grandmother showed me how to make the yo-yo’s.
    Where you take a circle of fabric and gather the edges up and flatten it back out.
    (I’ve heard some people call them medalions)

    I think it would be fun to have a stamp of the yo-yo’s.
    Possibly the outline of the yo-yo and some fun calico fabric type print to fill it in.
    (and how cool would it be if they fit some of the circle punches)

    I also really liked the Idea of the empty block we could add our own “applique” to that someone mentioned above

  • 46
    Kelly A. says:

    Since I went to college at Baylor University, where the mascot is the bear, I’d LOVE to have a Bear’s Paw/Claw block. Also, a Lone Star block (for Texas, naturally) would be very cool. 🙂

  • 47
    Latisha says:

    the wedding ring block

  • 48
    Sue W. says:

    The Double Wedding Ring, Crazy and Log Cabin patterns have always been my favorites. I have a couple of quilts done by my Great-Grandmother that I cherish beyond words.

  • 49
    Victoria says:

    Ohio Star is a great one and I will also go with the Double Wedding Band.

    Great ideas!

  • 50
    catlover6 says:

    Definitely the dutch doll and the trip around the world. THANKS!

  • 51
    Barb W says:

    My Mom makes baby quilts for all the new babies in our church plus any other showers she is invited to. This has gotten to be a ‘sure gift’ that people know they will be getting. Some won’t even use them for fear of getting them dirty, they use them as wall hangings in the nursery. (even tho they are completely washable and she wishes they would be used) She makes the Sunbonnet Sues for the girls and Sams for the boys. Also, simple little animals for a baby quilt. I made the ‘simple’ barn in the middle of the quilt and put the different animals around the edge. SOOOO cute. I can’t wait for my set to get here so I can start to play. Coloring is going to be so much fun!!!!

  • 52
    Amy says:

    I think you should have one square block that is BLANK with just the stitching around the border. It would good for adding accent colors.

    Also, I second the Double Wedding Ring.

  • 53
    Heather B says:

    I love cathedral window quilts, I’m not sure if that translates into a stamp, but it’s my favorite!
    Thanks so much for making us feel like part of the PTI family!!!
    Heather B. 🙂

  • 54
    Candy says:

    I absolutely love bear paw and all the other country-type (log cabin) patterns. Thanks for asking.

  • 55
    Cris A says:

    The Wedding Ring would be great, they could be stamped to come together to look like the whole quilt! I’d love to see something Christmasy. My set is on it’s way and I already have plans for it!!

  • 56
    Debbie Fisher says:

    Bear Paws, Wedding Ring Quilt are ones that I think of first. My g’ma also made postage stamp quilts, but those could be made just using your patterned papers. Log Cabin is my other favorite and you have that one.

  • 57
    Ketha says:

    Double Wedding Ring… It’s the pattern in the quilt my mother past down to me. The Little Dutch Girl would be nice too…but if I could only have one choice, it would be he Double Wedding Ring

  • 58
    Brooke S says:

    Pin wheel, Crazy quilt block. Tulip, Heart, Bear paw, Rose bud, Wedding ring, Log cabin, Great pattern on this link:

    Just scroll down a little.


  • 59
    lauriewe says:

    how about the ohio star pattern?

  • 60
    betty lou says:

    I had to get out a wonderful book called The Quilters – Women & Domestic Art – An Oral History to find the correct names!!!
    Here are a few:
    Tumbling Diamonds
    Birds in Flight
    Crazy Windmill
    Thanks for the add-on set! Can’t wait!

  • 61
    Alice says:

    There are thousands of named quilt blocks, so good luck narrowing it down! One of my favorite blocks is called ‘Puss in the Corner’, but there are at least 3 blocks with this name. To be honest, what I would like to see are blocks without the stitching around them. The stitching is what kept me from ordering the set. If I want to have stitching, I will add it myself. Perhaps you could have the stitching as a separate stamp with the new set? The stitching gives the blocks a country feel, and the quilts that I make and I like best are contemporary in style, yet they use traditional blocks.

  • 62
    Lu Davis says:

    I do not have a suggestion or favorite at this time, but wanted to say THANKS for even thinking about making a “sequill” to the orginal Quilt block set. Will be one of the first to order when you all get it figured out!! Lu

  • 63
    ann says:

    Grandmother’s flower garden for sure. It is the best!!

  • 64

    I think blocks that were popular during the civil war would be cool.

  • 65
    Kerry from PA says:

    Here’s another vote for the double wedding ring. And I think someone else mentioned this too, but it would be interesting to have some stamps of the stitching patterns that are sometimes used along the edges. I’m not sure what they’re called but the ones I remember seeing were white thread on white fabric. I think I remember some that were like feathers or plumes or leaves. Maybe called stencils?

  • 66
    Michelle says:

    Hawaiian Quilts are some of teh most beautiful I have seen in the world. They take elements of nature and turn them into quilt blocks.Several botanical images come to mind. They take the element rotate it on the diagonal and add three more of the same element each pointing to a respective corner and voila you have a quilt block. You can find many beautiful example here..

  • 67
    Tracy says:

    i’d love to see a Snail’s Trail block -its just always been my favorite
    here’s a link if you need one 🙂

  • 68
    Amy S. says:

    Here is my idea make some boxes bigger so they can make a quilt card. Maybe one with a tree in it.

  • 69
    Kerry says:

    I would love to see a Sunbonnet Sue block. My first quilt was a Sunbonnet Sue, made for me by my Great Grandmother when I was born. I still have it, almost 57 years later. Grandma made all new babies in the family Sunbonnet Sue quilts. Even her great grandchildren. My 2 children, both in their 30’s now, received quilts from Grandma. Sunbonnet Sue always makes me think of my Great Grandma. She lived to be 96 and was quite a lady!

  • 70
    Michelle says:

    I love rag quilts! I made my first on for my Grandson last summer.

  • 71
    Pam C says:

    I would love to have a stamp with the Log Cabin quilt. My mom gave me one when I was marriedb ~ she doesn’t quilt, but picked out all of the fabrics that she knew I would like and to coordinate with our bedroom. I also like Alicia W’s idea.

  • 72
    Chris says:

    I like Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Ohio Star quilts.

  • 73
    Nancy P says:

    I would love to see: a Crazy Quilt block, a Grandmother’s Fan block, and a Rail Fence block. I Love, love, love this set and can’t wait for mine to come in the mail! The sentiments are great! I plan to “stamp” my next quilt label – this will be just in time for our daughter’s wedding quilt. Thank you so much!!!!

  • 74
    Melodye says:

    Michelle I have a question. I purchased the Copic Ciao pens. When I color with them they bleed through the card. How do you manage this?

  • 75
    Brenda says:

    I love quilting (I am a quilter).

    I would love to see Crazy quilting block (maybe in a bigger size so you can allow room to add embellishments in the seams for ribbons, rhinestones, beads, charms, etc.) My favourite pattern is a Mariner’s Compass – which you could do in variety of colours.

    I also love the idea of a SBS as you can do embellishments on the hat or something holding in her hand (balloons, flowers, or plate with cupcakes, cookies, etc.) My favourite SBS pattern I love to use (plain Sue) is found here: http://www.sunbonnetsue.com/pattern1.html

    Thank you!

  • 76
    Dawn says:

    I love the idea of the Sunbonnet Sue’s also. So many possibilites with them, not only in colors and pattern but also in accessories.

    However, I also think having a “signature block” would be nice. (something like this one http://www.quilterscache.com/S/SignatureChainBlock.html)

  • 77

    Log Cabin, spool, lone star, bow tie, wedding ring, just a few that come to mind. I am sooo enjoying this stamp set! What a wonderful idea, and a sequel! yay!

  • 78
    Chong says:

    I found this website that has a lot of different quilt block ideas:


  • 79
    Demitra Wiper says:

    I would like to see a bear paw block.

  • 80
    Linda says:

    HUNTER STAR -please, please, please!!

    It can have so many looks depending on the colorways used.

    I guess the stamp set is currently on back order. Guess I’d better get in line…

  • 81
    Shari says:

    I am loving the Quilting stamp set and the beautiful sayings that go with them..

    For additional quilt blocks, how about:
    Double Wedding Ring
    Crazy Quilt block
    Joseph’s Coat
    Morning Star
    Stamp Basket
    Storm at Sea
    Dresden Plate

    those are a few I can think of for now…

  • 82
    Angela says:

    I have always liked the double wedding rign (not a square block, though)and the drunkard’s path.

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