In 2003, I started Fat Quarter Shop, and 18 years later it has grown into something greater than I could ever imagine.
Driven by my own needs as a quilter, I began my shop as a side business, cutting, packing, and shipping Fat Quarter Bundles right out of my house on evenings and weekends. From the very beginning, I’ve been committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As Fat Quarter Shop grew, I decided to make it a full-time operation. My husband Kevin joined me, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow.
Over the years, one thing has never changed for Fat Quarter Shop. We will always be driven by the passion to give you the best products and service! I, together with the FQS family, want to make creating and quilting accessible and easy for all who pursue it.
Each and every year we are reminded at Fat Quarter Shop of how thankful we are to be a part of your lives. Thank you for including us in your daily sewing and crafting adventures! I am sew excited to continue this amazing journey with you in the many years to come.
Fat Quarter Shop is turning 18 this year, so let’s get this party started! And of course… it’s not a real Fat Quarter Shop celebration without a free quilt pattern.
We can’t wait to see you blow out the candles on this quilt! The 18 Candles Quilt design is inspired by shimmering sparklers and birthday candles. We also designed a coordinating 18 Candles Quilt Kit and a Pieced Backing Set for this special occasion!
The 18 Candles Quilt Kit includes the FREE 18 Candles Quilt Pattern and One Fine Day from Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics. 18 Candles is a Queen sized quilt, finishing at 76″ x 76″ with the quilt top and binding.
One Fine Day is a beautiful floral-themed fabric collection that pops with the happy colors of spring and summer!
Would it be a true FQS birthday quilt if the pattern wasn’t fat-quarter-friendly? We didn’t think so! That’s why we designed this pattern with Fat Quarters in mind. You’ll need a total of 18 Fat Quarters to make this birthday quilt.
Birthday Bash Livestream Demo
Oh, the birthday fun has just begun- Kimberly is starting off our birthday with a LIVE 18 Candles quilt block tutorial, so be sure to tune in at 9 AM CST on Friday, December 17! You can watch it on our YouTube Channel.
The only gift that we want is to see what you create! Share your 18 Candles blocks and projects with us! Get inspired and share with #FQS18CandlesQuilt and #FQSHappy18th on Instagram. Be sure to tag us at @fatquartershop on Facebook and Instagram, so we can see and share your work!