New Online-Sew-Along Project: Octagonny – 8 sides will make you happy!
Octagonny is a series of 25 tutorials for octagonal patchwork blocks united in the "Felicity" Quilt by Jutta Hufnagel. Every other week one of these block designs is presented on the e-learning platform of Quilt around the World. Each tutorial includes a short explanatory video of these cheerful hexagonal blocks. In addition, the 14-day publications include step-by-step diagrams and full-size templates for 9 inch and 22.5 cm blocks for download and printing. This makes sewing these Octagonny blocks a pleasure even for less experienced quilters.
The octagon blocks can be used to design individual quilting projects in different layouts. The “Felicity” Quilt can also be created using the included instructions. There are also several bonus projects with octagonal motifs in different sizes for designing smaller accessories suitable for every season.
Material packs with fabrics for the “Felicity” Quilt in various colour combinations from romantic to eccentric can be obtained from the Quilthouse in Purgstall, Austria (www.quilthouse.at). Owner Angelika Steinböck is also happy to advise on individual fabric and colour requests.
The participation fee for the sew-along project "Octagonny" is 19 Euro. All important information about the project is available online at
The introduction as well as the first Octagonny block instruction are available free of charge and without registration on the e-learning platform:
Quilt around the World GmbH
Anke B. Calzada
Phone: +49-(0)8161-787 14 18
About Quilt around the World
Quilt around the World GmbH, based in Munich, was founded in early 2010 and is the provider of an independent, interactive and international online portal for patchwork and quilting.
At www.quilt-around-the-world.com quilters and other textile enthusiasts will find numerous sources of inspiration and comprehensive information about quilting, patchwork and other forms of textile craftsmanship:
The series "My Year of Design" invites quilters to embark on exciting and entertaining journeys of reflection and design off the beaten track of quilting - as online design course and as book series. Exciting challenges also entice quilters to explore new design territories and offer individual feedback from experienced quilt jurors for further artistic development. In addition, online activities and international collaborative projects invite quilters around the globe to come into contact with each other across national and cultural borders and to exchange ideas about their favourite hobby. All projects are offered in German and English, some also in Spanish and French.
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