Liberty LOVE Around the World Sew-Along!

    Starting on the 7th of August 2021 – book your boarding pass now!
    *You can join in at any time*

    We are hosting an Instagram Sew-along for our NEW trip around the block/world style quilt, Liberty Love Around the World. We thought it would be a wonderful way to connect and ‘travel’ around with all of our friends and customers, given the current situation with lockdowns around the world meaning we can’t actually travel.

    It has been designed with our Liberty Club members in mind, although anyone who purchases the pattern is welcome to Sew-Along with us. This quilt can be made using our Liberty Fat 16th Bundles, with a few little add ons for dividing blocks and centres.

    The Sew-along will run for 12 months – making use of the 12 x club bundles that will be released in that time. 
    Of course you are welcome to join the SAL any time – this is just the timeframe in which we will be completing our quilts (hopefully!).
    The quilt will end up being a large throw size – approximately 55″ x 73″.

    This is a digital mock up of the layout and colours you can expect to see coming together as you construct your quilt. The beautiful rainbow palette in the design is based on 12 months worth of Love Liberty Club bundles.

    To achieve a similar look we recommend using Betsy A for the diagonal lines and the Marie Rose Solid as your centres – Robyn has selected these as they co-ordinate nicely with each upcoming club, and the colours of these fabrics will tie all of the blocks together throughout the quilt. (We have listed these fabrics and the amounts needed on the starter kit pages!)

    Robyn will be hand piecing her blocks and Jen will be using English Paper Piecing to sew along each month as well! We will provide video tutorials for both methods as part of our Sew-Along Travel Lodge that you can access when you purchase the Boarding Pass.

    Each month Robyn and Jen will show you their individual block layouts using the Love Liberty Club fabrics – of course we will never reveal this too early as we don’t want to spoil the monthly fabric surprise for you. You can also supplement with fabric from your stash, purchase extra bundles, use your past club bundles – or upgrade your subscriptions to fat 8ths if you want to work twice as quickly!

    Are you ready to come on this journey with us?
    The first Step is to pick up your boarding pass… this will give you the quilt pattern, plus access to the Travel Lodge (member home page!) on our website. The Travel Lodge will be a one stop shop for all Sew-Along tutorials, tips and tricks, recommended tools and products, colouring sheets and more.

    LoveLiberty Club members automatically receive 50% off the price of the SAL Boarding Pass! 

    The next step is to decide on your desired sewing method and start ‘packing’ your travel supplies… click the buttons below to see the recommended products for each method and start packing your kits!

    Once you have your Boarding Pass, pop on over to our Sew-Along Travel Lodge for all of our tutorials, plus Robyn and Jen’s monthly Tips and block layouts.


    Official Sew-Along Beginning Date – 7th August 2021
    This is when our Travel Lodge will go live (with tutorials!) and we will begin to share our August blocks.

    1st check in Prize – 7th November 2021
    You need to have shared 3 months worth of blocks to be eligible.

    2nd check in Prize – 7th February 2022
    You need to have shared 6 months worth of blocks to be eligible.

    3rd check in Prize – 7th May 2022
    You need to have shared 9 months worth of blocks to be eligible.

    Final Check In Prize – 7th August 2022
    You need to have shared 12 months worth of blocks to be eligible.
    Special Club Member Prize – You need to have shared 12 months worth of blocks using love liberty club fabrics


    + To be eligible for prizes you need to have shared a post of your blocks each month using our SewAlong hashtags on Instagram: #libertylovearoundtheworldSAL and #thestrawberrythief. You should also tag us @the_strawberry_thief
    Please note, your Instagram account needs to be public for us to be able to see your posts.

    + The Sewalong is open to everyone who purchases a Boarding Pass –  but there will be one special prize at the end that is only available for people who are Love Liberty Club members who have incorporated club fabrics in to their blocks.

    + This is a Liberty Sewalong though – so to be eligible for prizes your blocks should consist of at least 50% Liberty Tana Lawn.

    Introduction video

    Robyn and Jen discuss the tools they will be using for their chosen sewing methods…

    This Post Has 8 Comments

    1. Sharon Norquay

      I’m hand piecing the Love Around the World SAL and have just about completed three blocks from my fat 1/16th subscription from February, March and April, 2021.
      I was wondering if Robyn could give some tips on ironing these blocks. I’m not sure whether to iron to one side or open seams or a combination of both. Usually I’d iron to one side but because the seams are greater than 1/4 inch I’m not exactly sure which way to go.
      Looking forward to your reply.
      Sharon Norquay

      1. Robyn

        Hi Sharon
        I prefer to iron each strip before I stitch them together as this makes it easier to iron at the end. These little squares can be tricky!!
        Because it is Liberty Lawn I don’t worry about which way the seams lay as the fabric is so fine it does not cause much bulk.
        I hope this was helpful?
        If you need any further assistance please do not hesitate to email us at
        Robyn x

    2. Vicki Rouillon

      Hi there, just wondering if you share your blocks each month? If so, where would I find them please?

    3. Denise Pringle

      I finally have my framing fabric (thankyou Robyn for helping me choose). But I can seem to neatly add it on to my first four hand pieced blocks!
      Is there a tutorial I have missed?


      1. Sherrie Lauder

        Hi Denise
        What method are you using to stitch the blocks together? If you have purchased your boarding pass you will have access to all the video tutorials on the Travelodge for both EPP and hand stitching.
        It would be just adding one block at a time to the end of the row.
        Please feel free to give us a call if you require any further assistance, we are always happy to help.
        Have a beautiful day

    4. Maryanne Martines

      After my blocks are complete I spritzed a little best press and my solid centers kind of wrinkled up if that makes any sense. Liberty aolids are very thin. Is that why?

      1. Warehouse

        Hi Maryanne
        Thank you for your comment.
        Liberty solids are the exact same weight as the prints so should not make any difference at all.
        I hope this was helpful?
        Have a beautiful day

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