In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Woven with Love Pillow

Happy Friday, Quilters!  We have a guest post up today on Bernina’s WeAllSew blog, and it is the fifth pillow of our In Stitches pillow series!  This one is called the Woven with Love Pillow, and we hope you love making it as much as we did.  It is quick, simple and adorned with vibrant ribbon!  In this color palette, it is a bubbly modern accent, but you can easily switch the look with your favorite colors.

Woven with Love pillow

For our Woven with Love pillow, we chose the Amy Butler Splendor Ribbon from Renaissance Ribbons.  For the pillow top and envelope back, we used the pale pink Duchess shade of Grunge Basics from Moda.  To sew down the Splendor ribbon, we selected the 50 wt Dark Turquoise thread from Aurifil.  For piecing the pillow together, we matched the thread color to the Grunge background and used Light Lilac.

Woven with Love pillow

Woven with Love pillow

Hop on over to the Woven with Love Pillow and let us know what you think!  If you have ideas for other pillows and projects you’d like to see us do tutorials on, let us know.  Have a great weekend!

The Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

Hi everyone!  We are pleased as punch to present this special tutorial video to you today!  It still feels like Summer to us in Texas, but October and November have a way of zooming by, so it is high time for us to prepare for Christmas.  Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life is just one of our most favorite quilting peeps, and on her last visit to our studio, she showed us how to make the Patchwork Christmas Stocking, a classic red and white pieced Christmas stocking with a folded cuff and hanger.  Anything beyond a simple bag is outside our usual patchwork-y realm, so we loved seeing her create this stocking from start to finish.

Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

And, if you are a huge Sherri & Chelsi fan like we are, you will be happy to know that their newest fabric line Creekside has just arrived!  Stay tuned, because we have lots of quilty goodness in Creekside coming at you very soon.  But for today, sit back and enjoy Sherri’s video on how to make this sweet stocking.

It doesn’t take much to get started.  Here’s all you need:

Then, grab the free Patchwork Christmas Stocking template and hit play!

Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

Thanks for joining us today, and thanks to Sherri for filming this wonderful project with us!  Let us know what you think in the comments below.  How many stockings will you make, and what color is your Christmas?

Button Lovers’ Club: Scary Buttons

Button Lovers' Club 2

It’s officially BUTTON talk time! Members of our Button Lovers’ Club 2 will soon be receiving their October button sets, Scary Buttons. If you haven’t heard the buzz about our button club yet, but NEED this set, there is still time to join before this set ships!

Scary Buttons
Scary Buttons

These Halloween themed buttons gets you in the spooky spirit of October, and as always there is a huge variety of sizes and shapes.

Button Lovers' Club October 2017 box
Button Lovers’ Club October 2017 box

And of course, this cute art card by Tammy Tutterow is included as well!

Check out the mini quilt Pat Sloan designed with the Scary Buttons, Grunge Basics for the background fabric, and Behind the Scenes by Jen Kingwell for the rest! Once you receive your October buttons, be sure to head over to Pat’s blog to get the free instructions and templates!

Pat Sloan's October 2017 Button Lovers' Club project
Pat Sloan’s October 2017 Button Lovers’ Club project

 

 

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 3

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 3 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Crossroads Tablerunner and the Daybreak Tablerunner in week 3 of this Quilt Along!

Crossroads Tablerunner by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts

The Crossroads Tablerunner is made using Manderley by Franny & Jane for Moda Fabrics.

Daybreak Tablerunner by Connie of Freemotion by the River

The Daybreak Tablerunner is made using Berry Merry by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 26 for Week 4 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

 

 

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New It’s Sew Emma Impressions Patterns, Part 2

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks, but we’re back to do the final round up of new patterns by It’s Sew Emma for the Fall!  (Click here to see our post on Part 1 of the new patterns.)  This set of four patterns is part of our Impressions patterns, which use our Orange Peel template set.  If you don’t have the templates, you can still use the templates printed in the patterns.  So with that squared away, here are Herald, Lovey Dovey, Peony and Wisteria!

Herald quilt pattern

Herald is a fun one, alternating background colors in the blocks for a checkerboard effect.  That, and the slight twist of the orange peels, creates a very pleasing optical effect!  In the black and white range of Delilah, the variations are highlighted even more.  Herald comes in three size options.

Lovey Dovey Impressions quilt pattern

The inspiration for Lovey Dovey is written all over this quilt!  Who doesn’t love those classic X’s and O’s?  In red and pink, it almost feels vintage, but adding a colored background and illustrated prints, like these in Dear Diary, keeps it sweet but adds some modern flair.  Lovey Dovey comes in three size options.

Peony Impressions quilt pattern

This Peony isn’t your typical garden variety, but you will want them blooming everywhere!  It is undeniably cute, but using prints from The Elm Park Collection lends an elegant softness to the happy petals.  Peony comes in three sizes.

Wisteria Impressions quilt pattern

With all the gracefulness of Wisteria, using different sizes of the Orange Peel templates gives the effect of climbing ivy!  We love it in the two-color combo of blues, but the delicateness of Dollhouse harmonizes well, and the smoky background gives it some pop.  Wisteria comes in one size.

That is a wrap for the latest It’s Sew Emma patterns!  We hope you enjoyed these tidbits and ideas, and let us know what you think.

 

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2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 9 – Grandmother’s Choice

It’s already time for Block #9 – Grandmother’s Choice in our Patchwork Quilt Along!  Hopefully you are all caught up with the first eight blocks.  If you are just now joining us, welcome!  Our quilt is made in Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit.

Most importantly, we are benefiting Make-A-Wish with this year’s quilt along.  We are asking for a small donation each month in exchange for the monthly patterns, and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of donations raised.  We have reached our goal, well before the end of the year, thanks to our generous community of quilters, so all the matches will be maxed out!  Woohoo!!  Please do continue donating – every dollar makes a difference!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 9 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish!
Make-A-Wish grants game-changing wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

 

 

 

We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month to watch their process, and to see what fun fabric collections they have selected!

*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along too!
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table
Please share your progress and creations with us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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National Sew A Jelly Roll Day

Project Jelly Roll with Fat Quarter Shop

Hey Quilters!  Guess what?  There is a new national holiday in town, and we are very prepared to celebrate it.  Moda Fabrics has officially made the third Saturday of September National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!  On NSAJRD (don’t try to pronounce that – you might sprain something) they encourage you to embark on Project Jelly Roll.  The goal of Project Jelly Roll is simple – dig into that fabric stash and get to making, starting with those little round 2 1/2″ strip delicacies better known as a Jelly Roll!

Project Jelly Roll

That’s right – Jelly Rolls are not meant to stay wrapped in plastic your whole life!  The value of a Jelly Roll is so much more when you blend it into a cuddly quilt.  And you can reward yourself for all that de-stashing with a new Jelly Roll or two during Fat Quarter Shop’s Jelly Roll Sale going on right now, 20% off of all Jelly Rolls.  After all, you have to maintain that Jelly Roll equilibrium.  Science!  The sale ends Sunday, September 17th at midnight, so hurry before those Jelly Rolls turn to pumpkins!

Jelly Roll Sale at Fat Quarter Shop

Now, what to do with that spiffy, strippy little precut?  Here is a very good list of Jelly Roll projects to peruse, straight from our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube playlists.  We have been Jelly Roll junkies since Day 1, with our very first Shortcut Quilt, Jelly Roll Jam.  (All the feels!)  Over the years, we have only grown more addicted, and our Jelly Roll quilt collection has grown a lot!

Kimberly in Jelly Roll Jam

Our bloggy friends have made brand new samples of each of these to show you, and we are thrilled with their Jelly Roll creations.

Check out their thoughts on each project, and hopefully it inspires you to jump right into Project Jelly Roll!

Jelly Roll Check

intermediate

Jelly Roll Check quilt

Jelly Roll Jam

beginner

Jelly Roll Jam quilt

Jelly Roll Jam II

beginner

Jelly Roll Jam 2 Quilt

Jelly Roll Railway

intermediate

Jelly Roll Railway quilt

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Anna of My Wander Path
(Eliza’s Indigo by Betsy Chuchian)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(Good Life by Bonnie & Camille)
Kendra of Good Starter
(Desert Bloom by Sherri & Chelsi)
Hilary of Young Texan Mama
(Just a Speck by Jen Kingwell)

Jelly Roll Slice

beginner

Jelly Roll Slice quilt

Jelly Roll Twist

beginner

Jelly Roll Twist quilt

Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt

advanced

Joyful Jelly Roll tree skirt

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Sarah of 123 Quilt
(North Woods by Kate Spain)
Elise of Elise and Emelie
(Little Ruby by Bonnie & Camille)
Kristin of 3 in the Nest
(North Woods by Kate Spain)

So do you accept Project Jelly Roll?  If you do, be sure to tag us on social media with #projectjellyroll and #fqsfun!

 

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 2

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 2 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Cheerful Tablerunner and the Courtyard Tablerunner in week 2 of this Quilt Along!

Cheerful Tablerunner by Sinta of Pink Pincushion

 

Courtyard Tablerunner

The Courtyard Tablerunner is made using Big Sky by Annie Brady for Moda Fabrics.

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 19 for Week 3 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

Healing Hearts for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief – Ways to Help with FQS

We at Fat Quarter Shop strive to represent the best parts of quilting – the joy of creating and the close sense of kinship with other quilters.  Right now we are called to highlight a different virtue of quilting, the ability to comfort and heal.  The past few weeks have left us in shock.  We don’t have words to describe the devastation and sorrow that Hurricane Harvey has left behind.  It has destroyed homes, livelihoods, and taken far too many lives in Texas, Louisiana and especially Houston, TX.  Now it has been directly followed by Hurricane Irma, impacting Florida and the Carribeans, while still continuing its destruction.

It is hard to describe the personal direct impact on us and our staff.  We are located in Central Texas, and many of our friends and families have been affected, at the least being cut off from necessities, at the worst having lost everything.  If you are one of the affected, know you are in our minds and hearts.  Even if you do not personally know someone affected, chances are you know someone who knows someone.  We are all linked, and we are all in this together.  For the moment, the best we can do is help the relief effort.  We hope you will join us in doing what we can.  If nothing else, please share this post with your family and friends.

Fat Quarter Shop is raising donations for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief in several ways.  The proceeds will go to the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund to provide supplies, assistance, and support.

Justin J. Watts FoundationRebuild Texas Fund logo


We have designed a special Fat Quarter-friendly quilt pattern specifically for this relief effort.  “Healing Hearts” features chains of hearts, a tribute to the sense of unity we need in the wake of these storms.  If you make this quilt, please share it with #healingheartsquilt.

The Healing Hearts quilt pattern is available from now until October 31, 2017, and FQS will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern to the JJ Watt Foundation.

Healing Hearts quilt pattern by Fat Quarter Shop


From today through Thursday, September 14, 2017, FQS is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of ALL Charm Packs to the JJ Watt Foundation.Charm Packs for Flood Relief


We have made a heartwarming sample quilt of the “Healing Hearts” quilt for auction on eBay, and FQS will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Rebuild Texas Fund.  The auction will end on September 21, 2017.

Fat Quarter Shop lovingly pieced this Healing Hearts quilt with Bee Basics by Lori Holt.  It was professionally long arm-quilted by MyLongArm.com with a beautiful feather design.  Thanks to Codi, Diane and Mike for donating their work and time to piece and quilt this.

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief


FQS is also doing an internal staff fundraiser for the American Red Cross fund with a company match.

There are many worthy organizations working to provide immediate disaster relief in Houston.  If you want to directly donate to the relief effort, here is a list of organizations you might also consider:

Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Feeding TexasFeeding Texas Montgomery County Food Bank

Montgomery County Food Bank

Texas Diaper BankTexas Diaper Bank Greater Houston Community FoundationGreater Houston Community Foundation  Americares

Americares

Please help FQS raise funds that these hurricane relief victims and evacuees need, and please share this post with your family and friends.  Wherever and however you choose to help, thank you so much.

 

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Sew Sampler Box September 2017 Sneak Peek!

September Sew Sampler Sneak Peek Header
Are you ready for a September box spoiler? This month we will ONLY be revealing the theme of your September box which is ‘Farmer’s Market’. Think of what comes to mind when you’re strolling through the aisles of a Farmer’s Market. Do you have any guesses?
Sew Sampler Sneak Peek - Farmer's Market
Our September box is going to be outstanding, if you are not yet subscribed, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out on September 20th!