Introducing the 2018 Sew Sampler Barn Block Quilt Along!

We are so excited to introduce our Series 3 Sew Sampler Quilt Along featuring stunning 12” finished Barn Blocks in an elegant, monochromatic color scheme! The block patterns will be included in Sew Sampler Boxes from April 2018 – March 2019. If you are not a Sew Sampler member but would like to participate, you can purchase the Barn Block Recipe patterns each month on our website separately.

We were inspired to create a classic, monochromatic quilt this year. What is more elegant than black and white? We took it a step further and made it easy for you to make a quilt just like ours by providing you with an exclusive Barn Block Quilt Kit and Barn Block Thread Set so you can sew along with us. Also, be sure to pick up 3.625 yards of backing fabric. We suggest this 108″ Wide Buffalo Check but have a limited amount in stock so order soon.

If you want to change it up a bit, below is what you will need.

We hope you will join us as we travel the countryside and make twelve unique and inspiring Barn Blocks!

Featured Andover Collection-Sequoia by Laundry Basket Quilts

Inspired by the long drives by the California beaches, Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts proudly presents Sequoia for Andover Fabrics! This fabric is great for springtime and road trip quilts. Edyta even has a Quilters Canvas Linen Road Trip Panel to help you document where all you’ve traveled in the US!

We have the bundles, yardage and pre-cuts available for this collection. Be sure to get yours today and get ready for another adventure!

 

And for more Laundry Basket Quilts fun, be sure to sign up for our Sew In Love Block of the Month! Featuring Edyta Sitar’s newest collection Little Sweethearts, love is sewn into every sweetheart block to make the gorgeous Sew In Love Quilt!

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 29

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 29 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital V and lowercase v blocks in the 29th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital V block by Sharon of Lilabelle Lane

Sharon made her Capital V block using a variety of collections from Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Lowercase v block by Jina of Jina Barney Designz

Jina made her lowercase v block using Toy Chest for Penny Rose Fabrics.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on April 28 for Week 30 of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

 

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Button Lovers’ Club: Sew Many Buttons

Button Lovers' Club 2

M is for May and more BUTTONS! Members of our Button Lovers’ 2 Club will soon be receiving their May button sets, Sew Many 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!

These vibrant lemonade themed buttons gets you into the spirit of spring, warmer weather, and lots and lots of lemonade! And as always there is a huge variety of sizes and shapes.

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

Check out the mini quilt Pat Sloan designed with the Lemonade Buttons and fabric from Lemon Tree by Tilda for Tilda Fabrics! Once you receive your May buttons, be sure to head over to Pat’s blog to get the free instructions and templates!

 

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Classic & Vintage: Wild Geese Straight Furrows

Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series: Wild Geese Straight Furrows! For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

The Wild Geese Straight Furrows Quilt is a gorgeous vintage pattern that gives off a simple classic look and, combined with the all the other blocks, makes a great quilt! Kimberly made her Wild Geese Straight Furrows quilt using Jardin de Versailles by French General for Moda Fabrics. The hardest part of this quilt is the half square triangles, for which Kimberly used the 2″ Half Square Triangle Paper from Triangles on a Roll!

The complete Wild Geese Straight Furrows pattern  with four different size options is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like ours, we have a Wild Geese Straight Furrows quilt kit and separate backing set available!

If you’re ready to sew along with us, grab  your supplies, download your FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making your block!

 

We are very fortunate to have 14 amazing bloggers quilting along with us! Check out their takes on the Wild Geese Straight Furrows blocks:

Heather of A Creative Pursuit
(@acreativemama)

Jenny B of Bit of Tea and Honey
(@jennysbitofhoney)

Jenny W of Quilt Design Duo
(@quiltdesignduo)

Karen of Karen’s Sewing Room
(@karenmaloley)

Louise of Louise Charlton
(@louisecharlton)

Martha of Crafty and Gluten Free Mom
(@mllrungirl)

Martina of Quilt Collection M
(@malu27117)

Paula of Batts in the Attic
(@paulareid5)

Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)

Veronica of Nem Away Away
(@ronneyfowler)

 

We hope you enjoy quilting your own Wild Geese Straight Furrows quilt and please share your work using the #WildGeeseStraightFurrowsQuilt hashtag. Happy Quilting!

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Kaffe Collective Quarterly Fan Club

Are you a part of our Kaffe Collective Quarterly Fan Club yet?? Well if you haven’t yet, you’re missing out!

When you sign up, each quarter you’ll receive:

The shipping months are May, August, November, and February.

If you aren’t signed up yet, be sure to sign up for the Kaffe Collective Quarterly Fan Club using this link HERE and get ready to receive the May box!

 

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Buttons, buttons, buttons, Oh My!

There’s one thing we love more than fabric and that thing is BUTTONS! We were so happy to have Just Another Button Company (JABC) over last month to make some awesome videos and learn about their process of making their buttons. We also just got a bunch of new JABC buttons in stock and are boiling over with excitement to show you them! Here are some of our favorites:

Pin-Minis

 Sprinkle Packs

 Perfect for embellishing your pin cushions, these Pin-Minis are mad up of handmade buttons by Just Another Button Company and sliced and mounted onto stainless steel pins! All packs include 3 pins. Sprinkle some magic on your quilts with the Just Another Button Company Sprinkle Packs! Each Sprinkle Pack includes 35 handmade micro-mini buttons in a variety of shapes.

Smoothie Packs

Party Packs

Shake it up with the variety of colors in the Just Another Button Company Smoothie Packs! Each Smoothie Pack includes 25 handmade buttons in a variety of shapes. Ooo it’s a button party! The Party Packs include 55 hand dyed buttons in a variety of shapes and finishes.

 

We even have a video we made with Just Another Button Company to show you how to Hand Sew Buttons!

 

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Featured Moda Collection-Nest by Lella Boutique

Be like a bird and fly away with Lella Boutique’s newest collection, Nest! Inspired by the birds that come out at the beginning of spring, this gorgeous collection for Moda Fabrics is perfect for any springtime quilt. With fresh prints and colors, Nest brightens up any room!

We even have the Glow Quilt Kit and Backing Set, packed with all the materials to make the Glow Quilt using fabric from the Nest Collection!

All precuts, bundles and yardage are available for Nest so be sure to get yours today!

 

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 28

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 28 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Home and Jar blocks in the 28th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Home block by Kim of Persimon Dreams

Kim made her Home block using Sweet Autumn Day by Little Cube for Cloud9 Organic Fabrics, Clover by Alexia Abegg for Cotton + Steel FabricsCozy by Cotton + Steel Fabrics and Fruit Dots by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel Fabrics.

Jar block by Kerry of Very Kerry Berry

Kerry made her Jar block using Essex by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and a variety of collections from her personal stash.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on April 21 for Week 29 of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

 

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