Get ready to lose your buttons with Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club, Words with Buttons! Each monthly box includes a word pack with button letters to spell the word of the month, plus an assortment of handmade clay buttons. All of the buttons are chosen to coordinate with a popular new fabric collection. This month, the featured collection is Twilight by One Canoe Two!
In their third year of the Button Lover’s Club, JABC changed things up by giving you 2 Mini Party Packs and 1 pack of handmade, hand dyed buttons in every box that coordinate with a fabric collection.
We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the Kimberly’s Sac Project by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts! Joanna designed this bag so that it’s very beginner friendly and easy to make! The pattern for this bag is very Layer Cake friendly and you can make up to 4 bags with one Layer Cake.
Joanna did a video tutorial on the Kimberly’s Sac Bag with Kimberly when she came to visit us in 2016! Grab your materials and follow along with us as we make this fun and handy project:
We even had some awesome quilty friends make their version of the Kimberly’s Sac Bag:
Quilty Staffer Elva made her Kimberly’s Sac Bag using Dear Mum by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics. She says “I like to use a thick satin stitch to sew the side tabs on. I think it looks really good and it definitely reinforces the seams!”
She also made a second bag using Panda Love by Kelly Panacci for Riley Blake Designs. For this bag, she decided to switch it up and use a magnet to close the bag rather than button and loop. Now it doesn’t matter which way you put the bag on, it’s always right!
Quilty Staffer Lilly made her Kimberly’s Sac Bag using Dot Dot Boo! by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics. She says “I used two layers of batting instead of one because I wanted it to be more sturdy. I also put the button a little higher than the pattern says so I could fit my books in there. #bookworm”
Ann of My Wanderign Path (@mywanderingpath) made her Kimberly’s Sac Bag using Urban Cottage by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics. She says “In addition to the Urban Cottage quilting cotton prints that I used for the patchwork, I used a cotton slub (for the bottom) and a woven (for the lining) from the collection as well. I love all the different textures!”
Kairle of Kairle Oaks (@kairleoaks) made her Kimberly’s Sac Bag using
This project is easy to make, scrap friendly and perfect for your own home or as a gift! Be sure to share your projects using #Kimberlyssac and tag us (@fatquarterhsop) so we can see and share your work!
We’re absolutely Swooning over Camille’s Patterns! The Swoon Design is a signature pattern of Camille Roskelley and truly made the quilting world take notice of her pattern company Thimble Blossoms! The Swoon Sixteen Quilt, a sibling of her original Swoon pattern, packs in sixteen 16-inch Swoon blocks made from 16 Fat Quarters! (I wonder how she came up with that name LOL!) She was nice enough to film a Swoon Sixteen tutorial with us, and it launched another quilt along/contest, the Swoon Along! We would like you to make the Swoon Sixteen Block from the Swoon Sixteen Quilt into a project; keep it as a block, a mini quilt, a pillow, or any creation of your own!
Camille made her Swoon Sixteen Block into a mini quilt using Smitten by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics, and this little guy is also one of the prizes for the Swoon Sixteen contest (see details below!)
Kimberly also made her Swoon Sixteen Block into a mini quilt with Smitten, focusing on her favorite color combo, aqua and pink.
Swoon Sixteen Quilt Along
To get those creative juices flowing, our wonderful quilty staffers swooped to sprinkle us with Swoon-worthy inspiration for other looks in the Swoon Sixteen Quilt!
This contest will run from September 18 to October 18, 2018. To enter, all you have to do is get the Swoon Sixteen Pattern (available in paper and PDF) if you don’t already have it, make a Swoon Block from the Swoon Sixteen Quilt (video tutorial HERE), and upload it to Instagram. Hashtag #FQSswoonalong when you post and you’ll be entered to win. Camille will be helping us choose a winner, and the winner will get a Swoon Sixteen Mini Quilt autographed by Camille and a matching Swoon Enamel Pin!
We are [jelly] rolling with happiness because it’s National Sew A Jelly Roll Day! Moda dedicated this day, the third Saturday of September, to this little precut and encourages you to embark on Project Jelly Roll! All you have to do is tear open a Jelly Roll and make something with it!
We are SEW excited to be presenting all the videos we did with our good friends at Shannon Fabrics! Here is the schedule for the 10 videos we did with Shannon Fabrics, which we will be updating with links as they become available, on how to use and make projects with the Cuddle and Embrace Double Gauze fabric lines.
(*Giveaway ends October 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Winners will be chosen at random. If you are already subscribed to the FQS mailing list, you can still sign up using the provided link and still be entered to win)
Each giveaway will start when the video goes up and will end October 10, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. We will then be publishing the next 5 videos we did with Shannon Fabrics and their coordinating giveaways.
It’s been 3 years since we introduced the new addition to the Fat Quarter Shop book family, the Fat Quarter Baby Book by It’s Sew Emma! We recently posted Sadia’s (@yasahandmade) Fat Quarter Baby project and the response we got was amazing!
Sadia’s Christopher Quilt and pillow made from the quilt block are just too cute! Here are some of the other projects quilters have shared with us through Facebook and Instagram:
Hey Quilters! Its the almost the third Saturday of September and do you know what that means?? It’s NSAJRD! Premiering last year by Moda Fabrics, National Sew A Jelly Roll Day (or NSAJRD) encourages quilters of all levels to 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! This year, NSAJRD will be on Saturday September 15, 2018 and we have already started to begin the celebrations! If you are curious about making a project but need some inspiration, check out our blog post last year on NSAJRD for full patterns, video tutorials and projects our quilty friends made.
We are celebrating National Sew A Jelly Roll Day is with a Jelly Roll Sale! Grab some Jelly Rolls to start a project (or to even keep on a pedestal) today! We are giving you up to 40% OFF select Jelly Rolls until September 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST.
We are also doing a giveaway to commemorate the day of this awesome precut! We would like you to showcase a Jelly Roll you love so much, you just can’t seem to cut into. We are calling the FQS Can’t Cut This Jelly Roll Day Giveaway! Kimberly’s favorite Jelly Roll that she can’t get herself to cut into is the Smitten Jelly Roll by Bonnie & Camille!
Here’s what you need to do to enter:
Take a photo of a Jelly Roll you can’t seem to make yourself cut into (or even your favorite jelly roll you’ve done projects with will do!)
And that’s it! You will automatically be entered to win! This giveaway will run from today, September 13, 2018, to Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. We will then randomly select a winner to get a $100 Fat Quarter Shop Giftcard! [*You must do both hashtags to enter and have your Instagram on public otherwise we will not be able to see your photo/enter you in the contest]