Many thanks to Tula Pink for making such a lovely version of Trinket!
We are delighted to announce the second Trinket Sew Along! In 2019 we gathered together to sew Alison’s Trinket blocks for the first time. It was a resounding success, creating a strong sense of community and resulting in a wide and unique variety of Trinket blocks and projects. Trinket is the perfect pattern for a sew along, and we can't wait to join together once again for more Trinket fun this year!
The Trinket Quilt Pattern, Second Edition
A trinket is typically thought of as a small item of little worth. Its value comes from what it means and the memories it holds. The forty blocks in this pattern are little trinkets in four categories: lines, shapes, things, and life. The Trinket quilt is about the process and journey of creating. It is an opportunity to let your mind wander as you connect your own meaning to each block. Memories of the past, present, or dreams for the future: the meaning is yours to create. Trinket uses the foundation paper piecing technique. It includes templates for forty different 4” blocks and detailed foundation paper piecing instructions.
The 2023 Trinket Sew Along brings the second edition of the Trinket quilt pattern, and we are thrilled about this new release. The booklet itself is particularly special, with a velvety full photo cover and an additional informative band. The band includes all of the usual pattern information, allowing the pattern cover to showcase a full-spread photo of the original Trinket quilt, along with a stunning version created by Tula Pink and quilted by Angela Walters!
The second edition of the Trinket quilt pattern includes various exciting additions and updates, such as a gallery of quilts, an alternate layout option, a coloring/block arranging sheet, the 2019 bonus block, and extra tips. We are thrilled to have the Trinket Second Edition in the works!
Currently, the booklet is being printed and is expected to start shipping in early March. The PDF version is already available, as well as a printed pattern + PDF template only version, which is a fantastic option if you prefer having the physical booklet but also appreciate the convenience of printing the templates.
Update 3.6.2023 - Things are in full force at the printer to get the second edition done and into your hands, but running about a week later than originally thought. We are hoping to ship mid-March and will add updates as we know more. Patterns will ship in plenty of time for the start of the Trinket 2023 Sew Along at the end of March/beginning of April. Thank you! - The AG Team
Will you join us for the 2023 Trinket Sew Along?
The sew along event will run from the end of March until the end of June, with sewing starting the first week of April. Project submissions for finisher pins will be due by the end of August 2023. Similar to our past events, all official participants who sign up through the Trinket sign-up listing will receive a participation patch, and finishers will receive a finisher pin.
Throughout the event, the AG Team will communicate with the group via newsletters (our primary communication method), the AG Stitch Club online community (details to follow), and Instagram (for sharing public posts of blocks and progress). We will also provide helpful content and encourage connections among participants.
You can sign up for the Trinket Sew Along through the Trinket Sew Along sign-up listing, which is now live! A small fee is required to join the Trinket Sew Along, as this lets us know that you want to participate and commit to the event.
- Adds your name to the list to receive SAL newsletters throughout the entire event. (note: you MUST opt in as a newsletter subscriber to get SAL newsletters). When you check out, please be mindful about the email account used when you sign up. This is the email where our SAL newsletters will be sent. If you have not received the Welcome Newsletter within 24 hours of check out please verify your email address, check your spam/junk folders, and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Includes a special edition Trinket Participation Patch created exclusively for the 2023 Trinket Sew Along as a memento of our time together. There is no cutoff date for signing up, but participants must enroll by May 31, 2023, to receive a participation patch.
- Includes an invitation to the AG Stitch Club online community (Invitation link will be open March 15, 2023) and access to any recorded or live Trinket video content.
- Includes a PDF of the new Trinket Sew Along bonus block, an exclusive download for SAL participants, which will be emailed out after the event begins on March 28, 2023.
- Allows eligibility for pre-event, weekly prizes, and Finisher Pins.
- Helps with Participation Patch and and Finisher Pin expenses, as well as event administration and materials costs.
Participation Patches & Finisher Pins
Each participant who joins the Trinket Sew Along will receive a participation patch. To earn a finisher pin, participants must complete a project, such as a quilt top, using at least one of each of the 40 blocks and submit a photo by the due date of August 31, 2023.
Patches will be mailed to the address used during sign-up, and if there are any address changes, participants must email email@example.com with the details. If you're purchasing a sign-up for a friend, please put their name in the shipping address. Alternatively, if you're purchasing multiple sign-ups, leave us a note with the relevant addresses, and we'll adjust the mailing accordingly. We plan to send out participation patches in July.
The estimated ship date for finisher pins is October 2023. Updates on pins and patches are always available on the product update page.
To help us spread the word about the SAL, post our ‘I’M IN!’ Mini Series SAL graphic to Instagram and/or Facebook. You can download the image by clicking on the link in your "Welcome Letter" or screenshot it from the @alisonglass Instagram account. Don't forget to include the hashtags #TrinketSAL2023, #TrinketSAL, #alisonglass, and #TrinketQuilt on Instagram. We will randomly select a few participants who post the graphic to win a $25 gift card to www.alisonglass.com between now and April 4, 2023.
Post your fabric choices to Instagram anytime before April 4, 2023, to enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop at alisonglass.com. And don’t forget to use the official hashtags mentioned above.
Every week, participants will be asked to create and share the assigned blocks on Instagram using the hashtags #TrinketSAL2023, #TrinketSAL, #alisonglass, and #TrinketQuilt to be eligible for weekly prizes - gift certificates from our lovely Shop Sponsors! Please note that the deadlines for posting will be at midnight of your local time zone.
We would love for you to participate in this fun event!
- Alison + The AG Team