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The Force Quilt – Pattern Launch

January 17th, 2018 by Suzanne @ Camelot

This fall Camelot teamed up with Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts to create The Force Quilt pattern, which Julie sewed for us in our new Star Wars: The Last Jedi collection. We revealed the quilt at Fall Quilt Market in Houston, and we were blown away by Star Wars fans’ positive response!

The Force Quilt is made with the letter block patterns from Alphabet Soup by Jaybird Quilts. Julie offers a  free pdf extension on her website, showing how to make The Force Quilt with the letter blocks from the book.  Be sure to visit our website for the project’s yardage requirements. Fabrics are from The Last Jedi cotton collection, which is in stores right now.



Read on for quilt specs, links, and details on The Force Quilt fabric Giveaway.


The Force Quilt

Designer:  Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.

Shown in:  Star Wars: The Last Jedi quilting cotton.

Yardage requirements:  available on our website here.

Final size:  54.5″ x 70.5″

Quilt tutorial:  available from Jaybird Quilts here.

Letter Blocks:  from Julie’s book, Alphabet Soup.

Favourite details:  the fussy-cut diamonds and triangles, showing off characters from each print.
The super tight custom quilting (courtesy of Teresa Silva from
The incredibly precise angles and corners within Julie’s pieced letters.




Fabric Giveaway – The Last Jedi

Update: this contest is now closed to entries. Thank you to everyone who participated!

For a chance to win a package of Star Wars: The Last Jedi quilting cotton
(all the fabrics you need to make The Force Quilt):

1- Sign up for the Camelot Fabrics newsletter
2- Comment on this blog post telling us who you identify with the most, and why:  Han Solo or Princess Leia?

You have until noon EST on January 24th, 2018 to enter.  Winner will be chosen at random, announced on the blog and notified by email (so be sure to include your email address when you enter!). Good luck!

Disclaimer: Giveaway begins 17/01/18 and ends 24/01/18. One winner will be chosen at random. Void where prohibited. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the congratulatory email.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are in no way affiliated with this giveaway.  Giveaway prizes have been supplied by Jaybird Quilts and Camelot Fabrics. Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.

38 Responses to “The Force Quilt – Pattern Launch”

  1. January 17, 2018 at 6:05 pm, C said:

    I’ve always appreciated Leia’s tenacity.

  2. January 17, 2018 at 6:32 pm, Kate said:

    My son would flip for this quilt, his whole room is Star Wars! I have always identified with Princess Leia because of her sass and determination. She was never afraid to put Han Solo in his place and follow through with her plans!

  3. January 17, 2018 at 6:52 pm, Deborah Cyr said:

    I identify with princess leia because she’s always had to get the men to do it her way, they right way. Also, this would be perfect for my air force daughter who LOVES everything star wars

  4. January 17, 2018 at 7:23 pm, Leah said:

    Awesome quilt and fabrics!! My son would love love love this quilt!! I would identify most with Princess Leia because, in fact, my name is Leah!! When I was a little girl people would always ask me if I was named after Princess Leia. I wasn’t but she’s still my hero. =)

  5. January 17, 2018 at 7:28 pm, Jen said:

    Princess Leia, becasue no one could ever tell her what to do.

  6. January 17, 2018 at 8:00 pm, Regina said:

    Han. Do things my way and get them done.

  7. January 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm, Ellen Ault said:

    Leia! Don’t listen to those nerf-herders!

  8. January 17, 2018 at 9:11 pm, Sarah C said:

    R2 D2 I remember everything lol he’s my favorite character from all the movies I love the sense of humor they gave him and his loyalty

  9. January 17, 2018 at 10:29 pm, Kerri said:

    This is awesome!! Princess Leia – sassy and determined -like me!!

  10. January 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm, Christi said:

    I saw the original Star Wars in a theater in New York that tells you how old I am. I would make this for a young girl at church. I think she is a Princess Lea. Tough and sassy and cute.

  11. January 18, 2018 at 1:15 am, Séverine Rosiak said:

    Han Solo without Leia isn’t Han Solo. Love their relationship 😉 So if I really have to choose I’d say Princess Leia

  12. January 18, 2018 at 1:48 am, Melanie C said:

    Princess Leia! She is a strong woman!

  13. January 18, 2018 at 8:44 am, Brianne said:

    I love Princess Leia. She’s very determined. And she always gets the things she wants done.

  14. January 18, 2018 at 8:55 am, Peggy said:

    I think I probably identify more with Han – a little goofy, but a loyal friend.

  15. January 18, 2018 at 9:57 am, Doreen Hewitt said:

    Princess Leia as she demonstrated good leadership.

  16. January 18, 2018 at 10:02 am, Doreen Hewitt said:

    I identify with Princess Leia as she showed great leadership.

  17. January 18, 2018 at 6:59 pm, Angela said:

    Princess Leia! She never stopped fighting for what she believed.

  18. January 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm, Christy said:

    Princess Leia! Rebel and leader of the resistance! Obsessed with Star Wars!

  19. January 19, 2018 at 2:46 pm, Samantha Ewers said:

    I identify more with Leia. She doesn’t let anyone boss her around.

  20. January 21, 2018 at 5:12 pm, Kendra said:

    I identify more with Han Solo. I’m a loyal friend:)

  21. January 22, 2018 at 7:36 pm, Paula Garcia said:

    Princess Leia. I love her.

  22. January 22, 2018 at 8:07 pm, Mel said:

    For sure Han Solo. Determined is so awesome!

  23. January 22, 2018 at 8:55 pm, Teri said:

    Princess Leia

  24. January 22, 2018 at 9:15 pm, Laura said:

    Princess Leia because she is a strong and determined woman.

  25. January 22, 2018 at 10:23 pm, Mary DeBrunner said:

    Leia because I’ve had to become strong and independent through circumstances in my life.

  26. January 22, 2018 at 10:23 pm, Judy S. said:

    Princess Leia! She has strength in many different realms.

  27. January 22, 2018 at 11:29 pm, Teresa Knittingdancer said:

    Princess Leia because she is a strong woman.

  28. January 22, 2018 at 11:31 pm, Teresa Knittingdancer said:

    Princess Leia because she is a strong woman and has many strengths.

  29. January 23, 2018 at 12:26 am, Nikki Baldwin said:

    She could have had the easy live as a princess or let others save her but she decided to save herself and her friends. She works within in the system but bends and breaks the rules to make things better

  30. January 23, 2018 at 3:19 am, Kristen L said:

    Princess Leia – she knows her own mind and she won’t back down!!

  31. January 23, 2018 at 6:16 am, Kathy said:

    Princess Leia becau she was independent. She went after what she wanted

  32. January 23, 2018 at 9:00 am, Ali said:

    Han Solo…..devilmakecare appearance disguising a sweetheart….and I look good in black!

  33. January 23, 2018 at 9:55 am, Sabrina van Ginkel said:

    Hon Solo is my fav I love the way he is so funny in the face of imminent danger.

  34. January 23, 2018 at 10:49 am, Janie M said:

    Princess Leia!!

  35. January 23, 2018 at 11:55 am, Vernagrace said:

    Princess Leia!!

  36. January 23, 2018 at 2:30 pm, Karrie Smith said:

    I get the newsletter.

    I can’t answr that question Bc I’ve never seen ANY of the movies!! I’m going to wait until this trilogy is on DVD and binge watch.

    I just spent 30 hours working on a display that will be put up for the DVD release for the Library I work at. This would be AMAZING to win so I can add this to the display!!!

  37. January 24, 2018 at 11:24 am, Nlien said:

    Princess Leia

  38. January 24, 2018 at 1:33 pm, Karen Wohlafka said:

    Princess Leia! She is an amazingly strong woman who has always kept freedom for all people firmly in her sights. Plus my fiance and I are getting married next year on Star Wars Day so this would rock for our wedding quilt!