Simply Dreaming is a medallion quilt, presented a "ring" at a time, over 12 months. Featuring machine embroidered appliqué and quilting in the hoop, this quilt is for beginners to advanced embroidery machine owners alike.
The hearts, soft lines, and beautifully simple patterns that come together in this gorgeous design are reminiscent of what we all dream of for our lives: beauty, love, ease, and simplicity. That's why this magnificent Block of the Month Project was named "Simply Dreaming.”
How precise Sarah’s instructions were! Made the learning experience so much easier. I couldn’t have picked a better person to learn from and I was totally in the dark about who she was and how good she was. And including a FB group to the mix so that I could get help and read other problems people were having and being able to learn how they solved it. This was truly the best!
~ Carol Y ~
Simply Dreaming is a quilt in the hoop block of the month project unlike any other!
You won’t be trying to work on the entire thing in the hoop.
You won’t be worried about how the back looks from the joining technique because I have an innovative “barely there” technique you are going to LOVE - and you can use it again and again in the future.
And you certainly won’t be stuck only hanging this quilt on your wall or draping it over a chair, hoping no one notices how stiff it is. You can snuggle up with it, give it as a gift for someone to enjoy, or display it proudly - the choice is yours and the options are limitless!
As you complete each "ring", you'll learn more about using your embroidery machine and various other techniques - all leading up to a beautiful, elegant, finished quilt you can snuggle up with as you think of all your amazing memories of this machine embroidery journey.
Big bang for your buck! You learn new techniques that bring embroidery to life. Attention to detail and the colors... beautiful colors. It will be your pride and joy. Yes, you can make this!
~ Elizabeth K. ~
Simply Dreaming is not just another quilted in the hoop quilt. There’s no sashing to worry about on the back. There are no bulky batting-in-the-seam-allowance seams. It’s not stiff from too much stabilizer because I’m going to show you a better way.
Simply Dreaming is a quilt that will teach you a few new ways to do things with your embroidery machine, and you can take these new tips and tricks into other projects and creations in the future.
The pattern allows you to choose from 2 sizes to create your Simply Dreaming quilt – or do both:
Click through this slideshow to see how the quilt grew during the first 5 months using the 5" version of the blocks.
When I created Simply Dreaming, I envisioned people all over the world coming together to work on a common goal: completing a beautiful quilt. Some have started the project having never done anything like it, while others bring years of experience of machine embroidery appliqué with them.
The community that has been created to encourage and support each other while stitching out this quilt has been truly amazing. It’s the perfect resource for people of any level to come in and share their wins, ask questions, and get the help they need to be successful for this project.
I've been dreaming of the day when quilting could change people's lives... and that's what I saw in 2019 when people first started working on Simply Dreaming... and I continue to see it today.
Since Simply Dreaming was first published, I have learned:
Simply Dreaming is more than just a quilt.
It’s a movement.
It’s people from all over the world joining together.
Despite economic status.
All of that is thrown out the door.
Lasting relationships are formed.
People are working together.
There’s kindness all around.
The way life always should be, but unfortunately isn’t...
That’s why I’m so proud of what Simply Dreaming has become.
To me, it was a labor of love for sure. I imagined a group of quilters coming together online to create their own version of this quilt… but I never pictured this.
I had new beginnings in mind as I worked on this project. But I had no idea it would be the beginning of something so magical.
Simply Dreaming isn’t just a quilt.
It’s a movement.
A reminder of 2 simple truths... that there's always an opportunity to be kind and it's never too late to chase your dreams.
The knowledge I have gained from the instructions, videos, etc.....
I have taken a lot of BOM from other designers and the additional patterns, designs, borders are never for free. There is always an additional charge, usually another 75-100$. For the price we got so much more through the year. It was amazing.
~ Andrea K. ~
Here’s how all the months break down to create a stunning, finished quilt you’ll love:
Machine embroidered appliqué designs to create the center of the quilt
Embroidered appliqué designs to create the borders of the quilt
Quilting in the Hoop designs to quilt the center of the quilt
Quilting in the Hoop designs to quilt the borders of the quilt
Also in Month 12:
How to add the borders to the center with a "barely there" join technique.
Join the Simply Dreaming Facebook Group!
Be part of the community that is coming together to spend some quality time stitching.
You’ll receive Print and Video instructions to make the process quick and fun, no matter your learning style.
For maximum versatility and accessibility, you'll receive instructions for preparing your applique shapes 3 different ways. You can use SVG files with your favorite electronic cutting machine; BERNINA Cutwork files to use with the BERNINA Cutwork Tool; or use printable templates and cut by hand.
You can use these designs in all brands of embroidery machines so you can join in the fun no matter what type of machine you have. Includes: ART, ART80, DST, EXP, HUS, JEF, PCS, PES, VP3, XXX.
Join us in a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and share your progress so you feel totally supported and encouraged during the process. This is also a great way to ask me any questions if you have trouble along the way.
You get everything you need to create the beautiful quilt in 5 and 7.5 inch blocks PLUS:
- Variations to expand the quilt for both the 5in and 7.5in blocks. Hello king size beauty!
- Everything you need to make 2 Simply Dreaming Pillow Shams.
An elegantly designed quilt with complete and detailed instructions, information and videos. I was astounded at the variety of machinery and tools that were covered. While mine is far from perfect, I got everything I wanted from this experience.
~ Sharon N. ~
Not only is this an incredible learning experience that ends with a beautifully finished quilt, but you'll also have the option of joining an amazing community. The Simply Dreaming Family is full of encouragement, support, and love. This drama-free zone will help you when you get stuck, encourage you when you've made your tenth mistake of the day, and cheer for you at each completed step.
It's an old-fashioned quilt circle in a modern world.
Jump right in, with access to all 12 months immediately AND get 2 months free when you purchase the complete program! OR Take your time with a monthly payment plan.
EACH MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS
Take your time!
Get month 1 immediately. Subsequent months will be delivered every 30 days after you sign up for a total of 12 months.
ONE TIME PAYMENT
Receive 2 months FREE when you purchase the complete program!
You will have access to all 12 months immediately
With Sarah Vedeler's designs, instructions and learning how to precisely embroider in the hoop, plus all the tips and tricks, this quilt is a gold mine. I hope to finish soon and can't wait to show it off. I really appreciate Sarah's talents and loved hearing/talking with everyone in the group - such inspiration!
~ Tammy F. ~
Someone asked me why I took this class. I said 100% Sarah! I’ve learned so much through this process. I knew she was fantastic, but until I started this class I now believe you are supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
I mean that from my 💕. I’m learning tips for things I’ve wondered about for years! Thank you Sarah Vedeler.
~ Melanie P~
A: You have access to both sizes! In fact, many people are working on both sizes at the same time!
A: The hearts on the larger version of the Simply Dreaming quilt are from the Heather Feather #2 die. All of the rest of the shapes are brand new!
A: When you do the 5-inch blocks, the finished quilt measures 65 inches x 65 inches. When you do the 7.5-inch blocks, the finished quilt measures 97.5 inches x 97.5 inches.
A: Yes! You can add borders and make it larger!
A: No, you can do the whole project without it.
A: Yes! You'll receive detailed instructions each month as well as videos that make following along easy for anyone. Plus, you can join the free Simply Dreaming private Facebook group where you can ask questions if you get stuck!
A: Months 1-4 are embroidered applique, then in months 5-6 we quilt the center piece. In months 7-9 we do more embroidered applique for the border, then quilt it in months 10-12. Also, in month 12, I’ll show you how to add the quilted border to the quilted center.
A: No! You won’t need one for the entire project. You can do the WHOLE THING using your embroidery machine!
A: Absolutely! You can join this project at any time.
A: The templates are exact, and so are the instructions! Follow them step-by-step and you can’t go wrong. There’s a better way to do it than trim in place.
I love all of Sarah's careful and clear videos for our monthly blocks. I been hesitant to use my machines, my ScanNCut and embroidery machine. Sarah’s videos put me at ease with these new technologies. I feel I can learn, I just need her clear and specific directions. Thank you Sarah!
~ Rita H. ~
"Can’t wait to get started! I know it will be awesome. And, I know I’ll be able to succeed because of the excellent instructions in the past. Haven’t decided what size I will make, though. Thank you, Sarah for creating this new project for us all!!! "