In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Gone Batty Pillow

in stitches with Fat Quarter SHop

 

Welcome to the last project in our In Stitches pillow series for the WeAllSew blog!  It is now October, and with the impending holiday season upon us, we’re feeling a bit… batty!  We hope you love this fun-not-frightening pillow featuring Eek Boo Shriek by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Fabrics.  Featuring an applique of a swooping black bat, we have aptly named it the Gone Batty Pillow, and it can be whipped up in just a few hours, just in time for Halloween.  Share your versions with us on Instagram so we can share them too!

Gone Batty Pillow

Here’s what you’ll need for the Gone Batty pillow…

Fabric Requirements & Tools:

materials for Gone Batty pillow

Cutting Requirements:

From the pillow top fabric, cut:
1 – 14 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ rectangle

From the pillow back fabric, cut:
2 – 12 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ rectangles

From the binding fabric, cut:
2 – 2 1/4″ x WOF strips

From the batting, cut:
1 – 14 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ rectangle

From the muslin, cut:
1 – 14 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ rectangle

 

Assembly Instructions:

Cut out and tape the Left and Right Gone Batty bat template pieces together along the Alignment Line to create the complete bat applique template.

Gone Batty applique

 

Using the complete bat applique template, trace the bat applique template on the 9″ x 20″ rectangle.  Templates are actual size and do not include a 1/4” seam.  We used raw edge applique, but if you prefer a needleturn applique method, please add a seam allowance when tracing.  Since we used black fabric for our bat, we traced it on the back side of the fabric.

trace Gone Batty applique

 

Place the bat as you like on the pillow top fabric. We centered the bat, tilting it slightly down on the left side.

Gone Batty applique on background fabric

 

Applique the bat on the 14 1/2″ x 18 1/2″ pillow top fabric.  We used black thread and a blanket stitch (stitch #1329) to cover our raw edges.

Gone Batty applique sewing

 

Layer the pillow top, batting and muslin.

Gone Batty applique

 

Quilt as desired.  With a Frixion pen, we drew a large spiderweb pattern around the pillow and quilted over it with the orange thread.

Gone Batty applique sewing

 

Trim the pillow top to measure 12 1/2″ x 16 1/2″.

Gone Batty applique sewn down

 

Fold the 12 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ fabric rectangles in half along the 20 1/2″ side with wrong sides together for the Pillow Backing. Folded in half, they should measure 12 1/2″ x 10 1/4″.  Layer the two folded fabric rectangles with a 4″ overlap with folds in the center and raw edges on the outside.

envelope backing fabrics

 

Piece the 2 1/2″ x WOF binding strips end to end for binding.

GOne Batty binding

 

Place the pillow top right side up on the pillow back. Pin all the layers together and baste 1/8″ away from the edge.

Gone Batty applique

 

Bind as desired.  We have a fantastic machine binding tutorial if you need a little help on this step!

Gone Batty binding sewing

Gone Batty binding sewn on

 

Once the binding is sewn down, insert the pillow form and enjoy your Gone Batty pillow!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 7

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 7 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 Liberty Tablerunner and the Lovely Tablerunner in week 7 of this Quilt Along!

Liberty Tablerunner by Vickie of Spun Sugar Quilts

The Liberty Tablerunner is made using Cottonworks Wovens by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.

Lovely Tablerunner by Susan of @yardgrl60 on Instagram

The Lovely Tablerunner is made using Farmhouse Reds by Minick & Simpson 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 October 24 for Week 8 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

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2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 10 – Country Roads

It’s already time for Block #10 – Country Roads in our Patchwork Quilt Along!  Hopefully you are all caught up with the first nine 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 10 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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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 2

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 2 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, punctuaction 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 Capital B and lower case b in the second week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital B by Kristie Muir of @crosshatchquilts on Instagram

Kristie made her capital B block using Sew Cherry 2 by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs.

Lowercase b by Kristie Muir of @crosshatchquilts on Instagram

Kristie made her lowercase b block using Calico Days by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet for Riley Blake Designs.

 

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 October 21 for Week 3 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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Jolly Braid Tote Bag

We love quilts! But when quilting techniques can be used to make a bag, we are all in. We are extremely excited to present the Jolly Braid Tote Bag! A bag that is so versatile it can be used for holding quilting materials, picnics and everyday use. This bag is particularly appealing because of its signature braided look that looks intricate but is actually easy to do!

We took our own spin on the Jolly Braid Tote Bag and used Farmer’s Daughter by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. The awesome thing about using this collection to make the Jolly Braid Tote Bag is that you can get two completely different looking bags with one Farmer’s Daughter Jolly Bar!

This collection is gorgeous and features a Fat Quarter Shop exclusive Farmer’s Daughter Stash Pack! 6 Bella solids and 5 Aurifil threads that go perfectly with the Farmer’s Daughter collection.

We were able to achieve the braided look that runs down the middle of the bag using the Fat Jelly Braid by Triangles on a Roll, which we will be showing you how to use in the video tutorial.

So if you have your pattern, materials and sewing machine ready, let’s get quilting! Follow along with the video as Kimberly walks you through the Jolly Braid Tote Bag pattern step by step!

We are so fortunate to have fun, quilty friends and FQS staff join us for the Jolly Braid Tote Bag journey! Check out their creative twist on the Jolly Braid Tote Bag pattern!

Cara of That Crafty Cara
(@thecraftycara) [Jolly Bar: Merry Go Round]
Deborah from FQS[Jolly Bar: Modern Background Colorbox]
Elva from FQS [Jolly Bar: Lilac Ridge] Gina of Carpe Quiltin
(@gina_tell_carpequiltin) [Jolly Bar: True Blue]
Kim of Lily Patch Quilts
(@lilypatchquilts) [Jolly Bar: Creekside]
Melissa from FQS
[Jolly Bar: Bloomsbury]
Nova from FQS
[Jolly Bar: Sweet Marion]
Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(@oneweebird) [Jolly Bar: Sweet Marion]
Sarah S. of 123 Quilt
(@123quilt) [Jolly Bar: Modern Background Luster]
Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)[Jolly Bar: Modern Background Luster]
Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts
(@piecefullwendy)[Jolly Bar: True Blue]

 

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Update on Healing Hearts for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief

At Fat Quarter Shop, helping is a huge virtue for us. Earlier this year, after seeing the shock that Hurricane Harvey left all of our friends and neighbors in Texas in, we decided to start the Healing Hearts for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

We created the Healing Hearts Pattern, had a charm pack sale, and auctioned off a completed Healing Hearts Quilt, in which 100% the proceeds went to the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief and the Rebuild Texas Fund to provide supplies, assistance and support to those affected by the hurricane. Fat Quarter Shop also matched all employee donations towards Hurricane Harvey Relief. The response we got was overwhelming! We were completely blown away by how much the quilting community we are proud to be a part of was willing to help those in need through our relief efforts.

Justin J. Watts Foundation

Rebuild Texas Fund logo

 


We are so extremely excited to announce that through our fundraising efforts for Hurricane Harvey we have raised over $45,000! In addition, our beautiful Healing Hearts Quilt was auctioned off for $1,320!


 

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

For those who would still like to donate, the Healing Hearts Quilt pattern is available until October 31, 2017 and 100% of donations will be going towards the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief.

We are so grateful to have such a great community behind us in helping us raise this money to go to those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Thank you to everyone!! 

 

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Sew Sampler Box October 2017 Sneak Peek!

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It’s October, and our box is literally busting at the seams with fun new TREATS! It’s time to give you a glimpse into our wickedly awesome October box.

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No TRICKS here, we are treating you to the biggest precut we’ve ever included in the Sew Sampler box!Sew Sampler October Sneak Peek - Banner

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join in on the fun, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out on October 20th!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 6

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 6 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 Joy Tablerunner and the Jubilee Tablerunner in week 6 of this Quilt Along!

Joy Tablerunner by Sinta of Pink Pincushion

 

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

Jubilee Tablerunner by Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks

 

The Jubilee Tablerunner is made by using Liberty Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings 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 October 17 for Week 7 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 1

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 1 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, punctuaction 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 starting off the first week of the Sew Along with the Capital A and lowercase a blocks!

Capital A by Melanie Call of A Bit of Scrap Stuff

Melanie made her blocks using Little Dolly by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics and The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Lowercase a by by Amanda Niederhauser of Jedi Craft Girl

 

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 October 14 for Week 2 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

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Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Cobblestone

And back again with another Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern – Fat Quarter Cobblestone – and video tutorial! This quilt is fun to make and takes you right on the (yellow) brick road! It is also one of our fastest Shortcut Quilts! You go from cutting to sewing your rows together in no time and it is great for showing off big novelty prints!

The beautiful Quilt Kit used to make our version of this quilt features Fragile by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. And finish off your quilt with the matching Backing Set!

Let’s get quilting! Follow along with the video as Kimberly walks you through the Fat Quarter Cobblestone pattern step by step!

We are super lucky and excited to have some quilty, fun friends join us for the Fat Quarter Cobblestone quilt along! Check out their blogs to see their unique twist on the free Fat Quarter Cobblestone pattern!

AJ of Home Place Quilts
(@homeplacequilts)
Anne of Said With Love
(@anneboundy)
Bonnie of Sunset Family Living (@sunsetfamilyliving) Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create (@dreamquiltcreate)
Dawn of The Littlest Detail
(@thelittlestdetail)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit (@acreativemama)
Hilary of Young Texan Mama (@byhilaryjordan) Jen B of The Smitten Chicken (@thesmittenchicken)
Jen V of Heritage Threads
(@heritage.threads)
Joanne of Quilts by Joanne (@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks
(@kairleoaks)
Karin of Blue Pip Designs
(@kpud)
Kim of Lily Patch Quilts
(@lilypatchquilts)
Kristen of Meadowbrook (@kkmeadowbrook)
Marianne of Dis for Dovey (@likeslimabeans) Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Michele of Island Life Quilts (@michele_likes_to_quilt) Patty of Elm Street Quilts (@elmstreetquilts)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird (@oneweebird) Sarah of Pirouette Paper Craft (@sarahboirin)

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