51 thoughts on “Make It Sew | Ribbon Box Quilt

  1. This is such a gorgeous pattern! I can’t wait to try it out. And I’m so excited that you’re carrying Elizabeth’s designs. She does such beautiful work!

    • Are you clicking the little “disk” icon – the one most to the left in the lower tool bar that appears on the bottom of the screen when you view the PDF?

  2. I’m having trouble downloading this beautiful pattern for the Ribbonbox Quilt. When I click on ‘download’ it sends me to a page with samples of all the fabrics.
    What do I do?

  3. I have been looking for a quilt pattern to showcase a special fabric collection I bought for my sister’s quilt. This is it! Thank you, thank you!

  4. I just read the pattern and am confused. When you say “cut the pieces horizontally across fabric”, does that mean cutting strips from selvege to selvege?

    • Yes, cut them so the design runs horizontally across the width (selvedge to selvedge) as opposed to cutting along the length of the fabric.

  5. The 1 yd. white background fabric is not enough. @#$%!!! I suggest you purchase at least 1 1/4 yd. All other fabric requirements for the top seem to be correct although I am not sure 4 yds for the backing fabric is going to be enough. Let’s hope so!

    • So sorry you’re having trouble! This is the first time we’ve heard of this issue in the hundreds of downloads we’ve had. These are free projects and we do our best to give thorough details based on our experience with the project. We’ll arrange to add more yardage to this asap.

  6. I am a quilt store owner and want to make it for a state shop hop. I know it says for personal use. Can
    I make copies for my customers or can pay you for the pattern

    • Yes, this is fine! Please note we JUST updated the file for an error. You’ll want to use this version.

      • I printed out the directions for this quilt a couple of months ago and am finally going to start making it. I’m not sure if I have the directions with the error corrected or not! Could you please tell me what the error is? Thank you!

  7. I would like to make this Ribbon Box Quilt in twin size, do you have the pattern for it in this size? I love this quilt and already have the material to make it. Will start cutting it out tomorrow.
    Thank you.

  8. I would love to make this quilt, but how do I get the .pdf? When I click the “Free Download” it opens the smae window as the “Grey Abbey’s” link. I see no .pdf file. 🙁

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  10. I love this pattern and would like yo make it for my granddaughter in twin size. Are there directions for other size.

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    • It is mainly straight lines and if you are good at following directions and have some sewing skills in your pocket, then it would probably be something a beginner could make.

  13. I’m fairly new to quilting so this seemed challenging to me. I finished the piecing and it’s lovely. Thank you very much for the pattern. Easy to follow directions and it came together beautifully.

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  15. I absolutely love this quilt. I want to make a baby quilt version, so I’m trying to eliminate some of the ribbons. But I’m having trouble figuring out how to make the over/under aspect work out. Is there a pattern for a smaller size?

  16. A couple of friends and I are making this pattern as a gift for a fellow quilter, but in a much lively palette.

    I eyed the pattern and the cutting directions for a few minutes and decided it would be ever so much easier to strip piece the alternating narrow horizontal strips rather than stringing together skinny pieces since those rows are all the same. SO glad we did. Perfectly straight, impossible to mix up the planned order, all directional prints right, and very fast.

  17. This is a fresh new design with beautiful current and stylish new fabrics it looks fabulou. The only thing I would change is the backing I really think it needs some texture on the back. Please more patterns please!

  18. Like Gail, I really want to make this quilt in a baby quilt size. I don’t see any way to reduce it by eliminating ribbons, but what if I reduce the size of each cut piece by 1″? I’m no math wizard, but based on the proportions I think it would still fit together as shown. That way I could use 12 fat quarters instead of buying 1/3 yard cuts. Any thoughts on why this wouldn’t work? I may try it with some scraps before buying anything new!

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