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Win a Sugaridoo Surprise Box + fabrics and materials for the One Two Tree QAL

In two months the new Sugaridoo BERNINA quilt along, the One Two Tree QAL is going to start. I’m so happy that the design and the complete plan is finally released in to the world. (If you missed the previous blog post, you can find it here.)

Thank you so much for all your messages full of enthusiasm about the new QAL. I must say that I was a little nervous about doing a second quilt along since the first edition was such a special quilting adventure. But with all of you on board, I’m sure we have a wonderful time ahead of us.

In this blog post you will find the details to enter the very first giveaway of this quilt along (a Sugaridoo Surprise box). And I’ll also share all the information on the materials and fabrics you need to make the quilt.


Let’s start with the tools and materials. Here is the list of all the things I used to make this quilt. 

  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Inch ruler. I used a 6 x 24″ and a 6 x 12″. It is no problem if you have just one ruler or have a slightly different size.
  • Paper scissors
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • For foundation paper piecing I used an add-a-quarter-ruler and freezer paper.
  • Thread, I’ll be posting a video before the start of the QAL along to show what thread and machine needles I use.

I used the BERNINA 770QE for the piecing f the quilt top and the BERNINA Q16 for the quilting.

Fabrics and Fabric kits

For this quilt along I assembled four different fabric kits. The fabrics are all solids. Since we will focus on the quilting of our quilts we want fabrics that help our stitches stand out. Solids are perfect for that.

While designing this quilt I started out with a rainbow version and assembled two more kits from there. 

So the first two options are a rainbow bundle on very soft pink and a rainbow on off white

The third option is a green and blue fabric kit. That is half of the rainbow bundle. The background color for this bundle is a light grey. This quilt has a very fresh look and feel. 

The fourth option is the pink and orange kit, this is the pink and orange half or the rainbow. For this bundle I picked off white as a background. This quilt is lovely warm and happy.

Order your fabric kit at Sugaridoo

You can order a fabric kit at, the kits cost €90 EUR. Outside the EU that would be around 85USD or 106CAD. Kits will ship out right away as long as the kits are in stock.

When they are out of stock (you’ll notice ‘backorder’ in the shop), you can still place your order. That means we are assembling new kits and for those kits I can’t tell for sure when they will ship out. 

Using your own fabrics

Want to select your own fabrics? That’s great!  This quilt will work perfect with all kinds of fabric. There are 16 tree blocks in the quilt, so you could pick 16 different fabrics and showcase a whole fabric line. Or mix and match fabrics from your stash and scraps and build your own unique forest. 

I think the your quilting will show best on solids, but feel free to use any type of fabric!

You could even make 16 times piece of 15 x 20 inch with scraps and use that to sew your trees with. 

Fabric requirements

Below you’ll find a list of what is in the kits. You can use that as a guideline to select your own fabrics. All the mentioned fabrics are Kona Cotton with a width of fabric of 110 cm / 44 inch. Can’t wait to see what fabric selections you come up with!

Rainbow quilt

These fabrics are used in the rainbow version of the quilt.

You will need 15 x 20″ of these 16 colors:

  • Ice Frappe
  • Candy Green
  • Jade Green
  • Glacier
  • Honey Dew
  • Chartreuse
  • Parrot
  • Clover
  • Buttercup
  • Papaya
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Peony
  • Bubble gum
  • Azalea
  • Pomegranate

And these fabrics for the trunks and the background

  • 20″ x width of fabric, Tree trunks: Graphite
  • Background fabric: Bone or Ballet Slipper 2.5 meter / 2.75 yard

Green and Teal quilt

For the quilt in green and teal fabrics you will make two trees with each fabric.

You will need 12″ x width of fabric of these eight fabrics:

  • Ice Frappe
  • Candy Green
  • Jade Green
  • Glacier
  • Honey Dew
  • Chartreuse
  • Parrot
  • Clover

And these fabrics for the trunks and the background

  • 20″ x width of fabric, Tree trunks: Graphite
  • Background fabric: Dove 2.5 meter / 2.75 yard

Pink and Orange quilt

For the quilt in pink and orange fabrics you will make two trees with each fabric.

You will need 12″ x width of fabric of these eight fabrics:

  • Buttercup
  • Papaya
  • Orange
  • Tangerine
  • Peony
  • Bubble gum
  • Azalea
  • Pomegranate

And these fabrics for the trunks and the background

  • 20″ x width of fabric, Tree trunks: Graphite
  • Background fabric: Bone 2.5 meter / 2.75 yard

Machine quilting rulers

We will learn two ways of quilting our quilt, free motion quilting and ruler work.

In the quilt along I will use 5 different types of rulers. That doesn’t mean that you need all of them to be able to participate in the QAL. You could also follow along and only do free motion quilting, or quilt your quilt with straigh lines.

I would love to keep the QAL accessible for everybody. But if you’d love to learn to quilt with rulers, it would be nice to have some rulers at hand 😉

To be able to quilt all the blocks with rulers, you will at least need a straight ruler and a circle ruler. With those two, you can adjust and make the patterns that I will make with the Taj and Lollipop rulers.

Straight Ruler
A straight ruler is perfect or stitching in the ditch, to outline shapes in your quilt blocks. I will be using the Every Angle ruler by Amanda Murhpy. This ruler is a great size and has many angle markings.

A straight ruler is perfect to start with when you’ve never used a ruler before.

Circle Ruler set
The first ruler we will be using to make patterns inside our quilt blocks will be a circle ruler. I will be using the Every Circle Set by Amanda Murphy. If you want to buy two rulers, I would suggest getting a straight ruler and a set of circles.

Taj Ruler
Inspired by the dome of the Taj Mahal, Ruler Taj by Angela Walters is perfect for quilting curvy, pointed arcs on your quilts. We will be using Taj to quilt patterns in our quilt blocks. It’s a fun small ruler with many options for quilting!

Lollipop Ruler set
Also the lollipop set will be used to quilt patterns inside our block in the quilt along. The Every Lollipop, set of five rulers by Amanda Murphy, gives you creative freedom. I’m going to show you different ways to use this ruler.

Wavy Ruler
I’m going to use a wavy ruler for the background around our quilt blocks. For this I will use the Every Wave Set by Amanda Murphy.

All rulers are availale in the Sugaridoo Webshop. I hope this helps you decide if and which rulers you want to get for the quilt along.

How to enter the Sugaridoo surprise box giveaway

And now on to the fun part, the very first giveaway in this quilt along. Before we even start sewing you can already win a Sugarioo Surprise box. Like the name suggests, the contents of the box are a surprise, but I heard there might be some beautiful fabrics and fun quilting goodies inside 😉

Here’s how you can enter the giveaway:

  • Post a picture of your fabric pull or of the fabric kit that you’ve ordered to Instagram
  • Use #OneTwoTreeQAL

Don’t use Instagram? No problem. You can also enter by uploading a picture to the community section on the BERNINA blog. When uploading to the BERNINA community section make sure to select “One Two Tree Quilt Along” from the dropdown list.

Post your picture before the 7th of Januari 24.00h. We will draw a random winner from all the posted pictures. The 3 winners will be announced the 12th of Januari on the BERNINA blog and contacted via their Social Media or by email, where the email address is known.

So, hop over to to order your kit, or dive in to your fabric stash to select some beautiful fabrics. Post your picture to Insgatram or to the BERNINA blog and you might be one of the lucky three to win the Sugaridoo surprise box!

See you on the 12th of January for the very first pattern of the quilt along.

Happy Quilting!

Ps. If you want to see some sneak peeks, make sure follow me on Instagram @Sugaridoo


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  • talula

    Hallo, ich werde zum 1. mal an einem QAL teilnehmen. Ich freue mich schon auf das lernen der Techniken.liebe Grüsse

      • sewhappy43

        I used a translation app I hope this was correct. :
        talula2 days ago
        Hello, I will take part in a QAL for the first time. I’m looking forward to learning the techniques. Kind regards

  • Margaret Lloyd Lloyd

    Hi Irene,I’m excited about joining this QAL. I have my fabric thank you but now need to decide what rulers I will buy.  It will be my first time doing fancy quilting….I have only done straight line quilting up till now with a walking foot. Will I need a special foot for my machine. Thank you for all the hard work you are putting into this project. Another question is will I be able to re visit each months blog in case I can’t keep up? 

  • Dana Braden

    Thank you so much for the information on the fabric requirements. I can’t wait to get started on this fun project with everyone!!!

  • Cynthia F

    Can you also use quilt ruler without a special rulerfoot? There doesn’t to be one for my machine. Would love to try it though.

  • cathya

    The screenshot says 2.5 meters of background fabric, but the text in the blog post says 3 meters. Can you clarify which is correct? Thanks

  • Darlene S

    Oh my I love, love, love this design and fabrics.  I so want to make this cheerful quilt and the QAL looks to be a blast with such lovely quilting.  Of course, I love Ruler Work quilting too!

  • Cathy A

    I have been wanting to learn ruler quilting and free motion quilting, so I am going to take the plunge and join this project. I love the green and teal. Can’t wait to start! 

  • Lesley Maw

    Looking forward to taking part in this but agonising over which fabrics to choose as I love all the colour ways!

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