After The Rain Quilt Along Week 2

April 11, 2022

After The Rain Quilt Along quilt

After The Rain Quilt Along Week 2

Welcome to week 2 of the After The Rain quilt along!

This week we will cut our templates. I’m also excited to share week 1’s winner, and take a look at the prize for this week!

After The Rain template tips

It’s helpful to have templates that are a bit firm. So using normal paper is FINE. But if you can:

  • Trace your templates on something like
    • The back of a cereal box
    • Template paper
    • Cardstock

It will make tracing your templates onto your fabric so much easier.

Measure Your Template Printout

Be sure to measure each page that your print. There is a 1″ box on each page. If your box doesn’t measure one inch, you will need to reprint your template paper.

If it isn’t printing at the right size, try printing with the feature marked, “Fit Image To Page”.

measuring a 1" block for quilting template for After The Rain quilt rainbow arches

¼" Seam allowance for templates?

I have had a few questions asking if the templates need to have a ¼” seam allowance added.

No. The templates are just the right size. The ¼” seam allowance is added to the templates, so you do not need to add a ¼” to your tracing.

Week 2 Prize

Week 2’s prize is a Smart Iron from Oliso Irons.

This is my favorite iron! You can leave it in the down position at all times, and it has smart feet that list the iron so it won’t burn your surface.

You can choose which color you want if you are the winner.

To enter, simply post a photo of your completed cut fabrics with the hashtags:

  • #QuiltersCandy
  • #AfterTheRainQuilt
  • #AfterTheRainQAL
Oliso Smart Iron in pink


Congratulations to our week one winner, Amanda of @quiltsbycritter. You are the winner of the lovely fabric bundle from @LambandLoomfabrics.

Here is the photo that Amanda posted.

after the rain fabrics


Next week I will share tips for sewing your curves. Yay! Trust me, it’s easier than you think.

Want to see what to plan for each week of the quilt along?

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