2016 Sewing Month Celebration: Giveaway #3! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

2016 Sewing Month Celebration: Giveaway #3!

Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016! It’s time for more stitchy goodness!

Have you been enjoying our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel? We’ve got more inspiration for you this week – and another giveaway.  Woo hoo!

 Today’s video topic?  QUICK & EASY SEWING PROJECTS!


As much as we love making quilts, we also enjoy whipping up some sewing projects from time to time.  Things like baby blankets, pillowcases, kitchen towels and more! Here are five Fat Quarter Shop sewing project favorites – sit back and enjoy!


How to Make a Standard Pillowcase

 Quick & Simple Receiving Blanket

 Hanging Kitchen Hand Towel

How to Make a Stuffed Frog Toy

How to Make a Coffee Koozie

Sew fun, right? These projects are perfect to make gifts for family and friends,  when you want to make something fun, handmade, and personalized!



Guess what we’re giving away this week? Gift certificates to Fat Quarter Shop! Three lucky people will win a $50 gift certificate! Just imagine – shopping our fantastic store for your favorites. Patterns? Notions? Quilt Kits? Fat Quarter Bundles? It’s your pick!

To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing at least one item you’d order from Fat Quarter Shop, should you win. Giveaway ends on 9/19/16 at 8 AM CST. The winners will be announced in an update on this post by 9/21/16 and will be emailed about their prize. Good luck and Happy Quilting!


Congratulations to our three winners: Karin, Carla, and Kelly Grace! These winners have been emailed regarding their prizes.  



  1. I would LOVE to win some yardage of Manderley. I am participating in the Sweet Stars sew along and will be using a layer cake for the blocks, but I need some yardage for the boarders and backing. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  2. I would reserve the 2017 Patchwork Quilt Along for Make-a-Wish foundation! I am so excited for that quilt along, and it'll be my first one!

  3. So many choices. I would love some Blue Barn Prints, or something by 3 Sisters or French General. Maybe all of them πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I would LOVE to pick up some backing and binding fabric to go with the table runner top included in the July 2016 Sew Sampler Box!

  5. Lets seeeeee…. One from column A One from Column B ….one from Column C?
    Actually I am thinking of charm packs from each of the new collections. But that could change

  6. Happy Sewing Month! Thank you for the sweet giveaway πŸ™‚
    I would love a fat quarter bundle….I have a few in mind so I'd have to pick one. Gratitude? Little Gatherings? Oh my…. A fun but tough decision πŸ™‚

  7. Goodness! I have my eye on some new fabrics coming soon (I've subscribed to be notified when they get in). I am really looking forward to getting my hands on some of the Emoji fabrics. For some reason, I am into getting novelty fabrics because I love interjecting a little bit of humor in otherwise ordinary quilts. πŸ™‚ Thank you for a chance to win!

  8. I would easily buy fabric with the gift certificate. However, choosing from all the great collections you offer would be the hard part! Thanks for the great offer.

  9. Since I have fallen in love with Jolly Bars, I know I would order at least a couple of them! I have one Jolly Bar coming in the mail today….cannot wait!

  10. There are so many beautiful fabrics to choose from! I would love to win a Moda snow jelly or yardage for a planned project. Thanks for the giveaway plus all the great tutorials you give us! So helpful!

  11. I would order Kate Spain's new charm pack as well as several coming soon patterns and maybe a new to me ruler or two. I may need to win all three gift certificates to afford everything! Lol

  12. rics

    I would absolutely love the Windermere Jelly Roll/Brenda Riddle Designs/Moda Fabric. I am taking quilting lessons and this fabric would be awesome to try. Thank you for the opportunity Nancy Jo

    Windermere Jelly Roll
    Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda Fabrics

  13. Oh, some many lovelies….let's see–I would order the buffalo check FQ bundle or a solids bundle with Aurifil thread or maybe a blogger's choice bundle and maybe some Stonington or Sundrops! Obviously, I would have a hard time picking just one????

  14. Wendy in NH

    I just received an order a few days ago, it's so enjoyable when they arrive! I forgot to order half sq triangle papers & had to restrain myself from ordering the half yard bundle of Madame Rouge so those would be a couple things on my list to order. I also need backing fabric. Looks like I have another order in the works!
    Wendy (WCoffin7@aol.com)

  15. I have my eye set on some Grunge basics in blacks and reds. I have a concept in my head I can't justify buying the fabric for but if I got a giftcard, heck yeah!

  16. I always have something in my fat quarter shop shopping cart and it sits there until I can buy it. Right now I have a few jolly bars so I can make up some of the quilts from the great book in last month's Sew Sampler.

  17. Wow – fabulous prize! Thanks so much for the chance to win! I'd probably start with a Jolly Bar pack – I've been wanting to try them – then of course some yardage to match! Thanks again for the chance to win πŸ™‚
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  18. I would either order yardage of some Bella solids or I would order yardage of some flannel fabrics….making quite a few baby quilts right now and love to use flannel as a backing!

    Thanks for the opportunity of a give-away!

  19. I currently have some aurifil thread in my cart….I'd perhaps buy that but I can always use fabric,
    fabric, fabric. Love the Lori Holt Christmas fabrics and anything Cory Yoder.

  20. I really need some wide quilt backing for some upcoming projects. So, I'd order Primitive Muslin 108" Wide Pie Crust Yardage
    SKU# 11070-22. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  21. I would LOVE to order a set of Lori Holt's Sew Simple Shapes (flower templates)! That quilt is on my bucket list – once my fear of applique subsides a bit!!!!

  22. I can never have enough money to order everything I want, first of all. Now I have just said it. First of all, I want to get two of those 6 1/2 X 18 in. Creative Grid rulers you also show in your videos. After seeing you use them so often, my head thinks I simply must have at least one, if not two of them. There is also fabulous new fabric coming out. Always.

    I must add that I am so very grateful for what I do have. Living in this world with sixty million refugees, I feel already so very rich. If you saw my sweet middle class house, you would never think me rich. If you saw my savings account, you would scoff at me. No, I am not rich at all for an American. But I am so rich in what I do have when I compare myself with what the rest of the world has. So I continue on being aware of how much I truly do have and how very happy I am.

  23. I would order some yardage, probably some of Darlene Zimmerman's Naptime 2 line to go along with a few prints I already have. It might be hard to decide, though, because there is so much wonderful fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop.

  24. Thank-you for this great giveaway. The first thing I would buy would be a rotary cutte. My old one has its safety broken. Then I would go for some Jolly Bars, I think I may become addicted to them.

  25. I think I'd pick up a couple of Flourish mini jelly rolls, spring for a black honeybun, then make one of the Man Sewing's Three Dudes Quilts, to look like a stained glass window–I'm writing this all down so that I don't forget it. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head. (You wouldn't ever have that problem, would you?) Thanks for the generosity, and the tutorials!

  26. I have grunge basics 2016 jelly roll on my wish list. That would be one of the items I would love to have.

  27. As a newbie to quilting I find myself constantly on the lookout for the "basics" I never knew I needed. I'd spend it all on rulers and templates! The more I discover about quilting, the more I find I really "need." I've already given the Hubby an Xmas and Birthday list!! lstangl482 at aol dot com

  28. This is a hard question for me! I love the Puzzled quilt kit by Lella Boutique and the new fabric Quilt Camp, but I'd have to say that Sweet Stars quilt kit would be my choice! I love the Sweet Orchard fabric! Thank you for all the quilting inspiration! I love Fat Quarter Shop!

  29. Fat Quarter Shop has so many great things to choose from, I'm sure I wouldn't have a problem choosing something wonderful! I already have some "coming soon" items in mind. Thanks for a chance!

  30. I would order a yard or 2 of fabric from the Manderly line and more of the PDF patterns from Lori Holt. I hope the Boot Pattern is coming up soon! Thanks for the GIVEAWAY!

  31. I had fun looking at the possibilities in the FQ bundles and stopped looking when I had 4 really good possibilities. Think I was on page 8. I would have to choose between Prairie Journal, Contemporary Splendid Sampler, Soho Batiks, Turning Leaves Batiks. I probably would choose Prairie Journal because I could use the fabrics in a current EPP project.

  32. At least one item? Where do I being!?! Frivols 10 and 11 just came in the mail today along with my own Bonnie and Camille Spool Sampler Quilt Kit. Let's make sure and mention the most wonderful Sew Sampler monthly mailbox delight. I almost squeal when I see that beautiful blue box in my mailbox!

  33. I would order fabric and the new calendar planner. I always have several things in my shopping cart just in case there is a sale or I need a sewing fix and place an order.

  34. There are so many things I would love to order, but if I did win, this time I think I'd buy something from the Ghouls & Goodies collection. http://www.fatquartershop.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Ghouls+%26+Goodies
    I don't know if it would be yardage or the other options. My DIL really wants this collection and can't afford to buy it and honestly, right now I can't afford to buy it for her and get the things I need to get myself for gifts for the holidays.

  35. I am slowly collecting fabric for a couple of different projects. I would love some yardage of the new Tula Pink line for the Daisy Do quilt I'd like to make. I also need new stork scissors, maybe the Tula version! ????

  36. I really want the alpha bitties! Also I am looking forward to sweetwater's treehouse line! I want some of those oranges & grays for Halloween projects! Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. I would jump to the half yard bundles and choose something that Allison Glass has designed – I may have to wait for a couple of her upsoming lines…..

  38. I would love to win and if I did I would order some of the charm packs of LOL fabric, and some of the flat headed pins because I didn't know you could still use the ruler and cut!!

  39. I've placed two orders in the last month so I might just put it towards my September Sew Sampler box. Otherwise I'm sure some pretty fabric will turn my head soon!

  40. I have several items in my shopping cart right now, and would order those goodies! The Fruit Salad templates, interfacing, Frosty Fun yardage, Thread rack and Quilt Sampler!!! I can't wait to use my Sew Fun pie ruler that was in the Sew Sampler and I am getting ready for the pattern and kit to cone out!!!

  41. I'd love several of the double gauze patterns – I'm making a layette set for one of my cousins and his wife, who are having their first baby, and double gauze is so useful!

  42. Think I might just try one of the quilt alongs even though I have more than enough projects started.

  43. If I won, I would buy the Lori Holt Christmas Fabric Fat quarter bundle. This would look great in any pattern, but I do have a pattern that would look fantastic in this fabric.

  44. Well there is soooooo much stuff I like and need but If I won I would order "To the moon and back" Fat quater bundlle………I want to make some baby quilts as gifts.

  45. Xmas fabric for pillowcases' no , backing fabric for some UFOs, no wait, a rainbow of thread. I guess we,ll have to wait and see.

  46. I had a hard time picking just one thing, but I think I would order Lori Holts tins. I love them but with so much else to buy, they are down on my list. A gift certificate would give me the perfect opportunity to splurge.

  47. What fun it would be to win. I would tend towards the large ring, short-blade scissors or the knife-edge applique scissors. I just saw the heat resistant ruler, too. That would be neat to have.

  48. Hi. Tanks for the great giveaway. If I was one of the luckey winners I would love to get more of Tula Pinks great fabrics. πŸ™‚

  49. So many things to choose from! But I would love some of your fabulous jolly bars to make quilts in the jolly bar book I received in my sew sampler box! Thanks for the chance to win! οΏ½οΏ½

  50. I would use the money to invest in "Magic" and "Les Fleurs" – but mostly the shipping ???? – then I can tell my husband it was not that expensive ????

  51. Hey Dot by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics is top of my list — maybe a layer cake or a bundle. Also, some Blueberry Park yardage and/or some Modern Background Paper yardage.

  52. I am a nut for tins and boxes! The Moda tins are on my wish list! I also love working with Jelly rolls! There's always a jelly roll that I can pick out and fall in love with!

  53. I can't wait to get my hands on Kate Spain's Latitude Batiks so I would probably go for the Latitude Batiks Fat Quarter Bundle. I'm so in love with Little Ruby by Bonnie & Camille also.

  54. I would order the Lovely little Patchwork quilt book, Flow Jelly roll and Fat Quarter Shop set of tins, just for a start!!

  55. i would buy some batik layer cakes to make into twin bed size jolly bars for patterns I received in my sew sampler. For some reason my nephews don't want flowers. (LOL).

  56. I would be ordering some yardage of Fern Hill and the kit to the new quiltalong with Bonnie & Camille. I'm sure that wouldn't be all of it, but that's just right off the top of my head!

  57. Wow! I've ordered everything from patterns and fabric and notions to kits. I love looking online everyday to see what's new! Believe me a gift certificate would be well spent! πŸ™‚

  58. I would get a fat quarter bundle of Brighten Up by Me and My Sister. Just love their bright happy fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.

  59. I am really wanting yardage of the new Moda Collection for a Cause Preservation line. It looks so pretty! THank you for the chance to win.


  60. I'd pick out some cute fabrics to make some gifts for my new grandson :o) Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

  61. I can't make a decision….so many awesome fat quarter bundles!! LOL
    Sundrops is really calling my name!

  62. My next purchase would be Lori Holt's Bloom kit. I have been enjoying her Cozy Christmas and Vintage Farmgirl projects and can't wait to learn and try more!

  63. If I won I would spend the voucher on fabric and Aurifil thread. I couldn't say which fabric as one is spoiled for choice at FQS…….so many wonderful fabrics and not enough money ! Fabric Heaven !

  64. I've had my eye on the Pretty Play time book as well as the quilt kit for sometime. Not what I generally gravitate towards, but it so sweet.

  65. OMGoodness! How do I decide which one thing I would get! I have my eye on a rotating cutting mat. I haven't decided on Matilda's Own Self Healing Rotating Cutting Mat or the 10" Rotating Cutting Mat by Sue Daley. I've also thought about the Tula Pink 5" curved snips. All these things would be GREAT as I use my SewSampler fabric in the #100days100blocks #tulapinkcitysampler sew along. @kbsing08

  66. I have subscribed to your sew sampler box. Loved my first box. Anxiously waiting for the next. If I won the gift certificate I would use it to order things from my wish list. Thank you for the opportunity.

  67. Hi! If I should win, I'd spend my $50.00 on coordinating fabric to go with my purchase of Robert Kaufman Urban Zoologie mini owls. I'm making a special photo transfer memory quilt for a baby's 1 year Birthday!!! This gift card will be so helpful and a great bday gift for me (Sept 20th)!!! Thank you even if I don't win!! Mindy

  68. What would I like to order…… fabric of course. Not sure which or what but probably something by either Me and My Sister or Pat Sloan, love the colors they have.

  69. well, I just ordered Sue Daley's spinning cutting mat and the wonderful Baltimore by the Sea applique quilt pattern and the Jolly Bar book, so I guess I'd have to order some fabric to make those patterns! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the give-away!! πŸ™‚

  70. I would order the Frixion clicker pen assortment seven pack. Just love your store and I'm loving the sew sampler box. Love looking forward to receiving it in the mail.

  71. I would like to be able to order the Sunflower Fragmental Fat Quarter Bundle. The greys and yellows just looked lovely together and would work perfectly for a special pattern I have been thinking about. Thank you for the opportunity to win this special prize. Have a fantastic creative day!

  72. I have had a fractal quilt top and 5 other quilt tops done and ready to quilt for AGES. I just have no backing for any of them and I was low on thread. I have replenished my thread so I would by yardage for backings do I can FINALLY get something done around here. Its trickling into the hallway, lol. Ahhh my quilting room mess.

  73. I would order the Dunlap Hollow quilt pattern because Dunlap is my maiden name. And I would love shopping for Christmas fabric. Thanks!

  74. I would order the Dunlap Hollow quilt pattern because Dunlap is my maiden name. And I would love shopping for Christmas fabric. Thanks!

  75. My 92 year old mother passed away last May. I am making quilts for my 7 siblings and myself. I need lots of thread, batting, and backing. I could certainly use the $50!

  76. There's quite a few new fabric lines that I would love to get, and some not so new. Bright sun and Aria, to name a few. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  77. Ooooo…if I won? It would be hard to decide as there's SO much fun going on at FQS! I've wanted to do a quilt in polka dots. So maybe that would be my choice: adding to my stash of polka dots.
    Thank you for the give-a-way opportunity!

  78. "Quilt Camp" fabric by Barbara Jones for Henry Glass Fabrics when it come back in stock. It sold out while in my cart.

  79. I would use the gift card to purchase a quilt kit and some backing, such as the Migration Quilt Kit. I would have to hurry for that particular kit, though,because it is almost all gone!

  80. I would purchase the pumpkin party bundle for my little boy's 3rd birthday. I make his yearly birthday quilt. I also love the new Corduroy fabric bundle super cute! I need to get the silver flourish bundle for some Christmas quilts and table runners. I love your sew sampler box too! Thanks for offering a great collection of fabric options.
    οΏ½οΏ½ Holly Necessary

  81. If I won a gift voucher, it would be used to buy the Batiks Southern Exposure Jelly Roll. in all my years of sewing charm packs and jelly rolls are the only things I have yet to buy

  82. Ooooh, what a great giveaway! I would love to buy some fabric that I have been waiting to get. Fleurs, and some other yardage that I need to finish a project with. Thank you for a chance!

  83. Thanks the chance to win a gift certificate. I would love to have some of the Lori Holt shape templates! I just made 12 pillowcases and three quilts in the last week. Starting September with a sewing marathon!

  84. I would order a new |Creative Grids ruler and a rotary cutter or two. Mine definitely need replacing as they aren't giving me a crisp cut.
    Great giveaway

  85. I love your quilt-a-longs. Can't wait for the First Blush one to start, so I would order that kit. Thanks to everyone at the Fat Quarter Shop, you are all terrific!

  86. I'd get some Sundrops yardage to finish up my quilt that I made using mini charms – it's such a pretty mix of prints, I'd have a hard time deciding on which to use for the backing!

  87. I would order some of the storybook playtime, toy chest and other 1930's prints in yardage….love the fat quater shop's 1930's collection, so much to choose from and i want it all lol.
    laura333369 at gmail dot com

  88. I would buy The Corduroy Quilt Kit, or Lori Holt's Circle Template Set (8" 10" and 12") or Lori Holt's Sew Cherry 2 Fabric when it becomes available.

  89. I want to order Lori Holt's new Quilt Planner notebook!!!!
    I usually don't have the money to spend for something like this, so I would love to treat myself! I want to make that pineapple quilt inside!

  90. I would choose a fat quarter bundle of the new Nightfall by Maureen Cracknell, or a Latitude layer cake by Kate Spain, or I also LOVE April Rhodes Observer collection…OK it would be hard to choose!

  91. So many wonderful things to choose from. I would probably go for fat quarters of Tula Pink's new line. You will make some people very happy (hope ione is me). Thanks for giveaways.

  92. I would choose fabric from the new Dawn collection by Nancy Gere and Aurifil thread to match. Thanks for the chance to win.

  93. So many luscious things to chose from! I really like the Color Daze line from Laundry Basket, so I'd probably order some precuts of that.

  94. If I were to win, I would love to order the Bread and Butter jolly bar and the Jolly Bar book. I have been wanting to try out the jolly bars ever since they came out!

    Sandy A

  95. Decisions, decisions…..I'm really thinking I NEED Darling Little Dickens by Lynda Nelson/Moda. I have a few baby quilts to make and think it is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win a gift card!

  96. I would love to get some prcut black hexies to finish off a throw I started with some American Jane precut hexies. They were easy to mark and hand stitch while I traveled. Thanks for the giveaway.

  97. I would like to buy jolly bars if I win. I love the new Jolly Bar pattern book. Thank you for having a give away!

  98. I would definitely "The Jolly Bar Book" & one for my Daughter in NC!! So we can make more quilts "together..but long distance.. (I have 2 in my Cart since last week!! lol) Plus some of the new storage tins!! LOOOVE them!

    Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way!!:)

  99. My first thought would be to get civil war reproduction fabric but I would have to look over everything before making a decision.

  100. Tough one. Considering buying the Jolly Bar book and also the Wishes Quilt Along. Thinking that would be a good project my sister and i could work on together??!

  101. I would buy fabric, and I have been scrolling through all of the new upcoming lines and I have so many that I want!!! My first is something from the Anne of Green Gables line that comes out in October. This was my favorite book series, and the mini series on PBS was also great. So I "NEED" this fabric line. πŸ™‚

  102. Tough one. Considering buying the Jolly Bar book and also the Wishes Quilt Along. Thinking that would be a good project my sister and i could work on together??!

  103. I've always wanted to make a quilt from a kit so I'd probably order the Hopscotch Flannel Quilt Kit if I win. I just started making pillowcases & loved your video – love the gals at Me & My Sister Designs too!

  104. I have always wanted to make a redwork quilt. I love Fat quarter shops curating – Red and White Mode mix Fat Quarter curated by the Fat Quarter shop. It is wonderful!

  105. If I were to win, I would order the "Shapes" by Lori Holt, both sets! Have been eyeing them since they were put on the website. Love the look of applique and her patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  106. I have been eyeing The Patchwork Quilt Along kit. Cozy Christmas and Strawberry Biscuit would be fun to play also. I just placed two orders with the FQS. It seems I have a never ending wish list lately. Thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate!!

  107. My first thought was FABRIC. Second thought was FABRIC & RULERS. Third thought was FABRIC & RULERS & THREAD. Oh my!

  108. This year I've ordered some batiks several times and once I ordered a number of civil war prints. The batiks are being used in the Judy Niemeyer quilt I'm making and the civil war prints are being used in the bed quilt that I'm making my daughter. πŸ™‚

  109. I just love shopping on your site! Everyone is so helpful and your variety of items make it terribly hard to resist! I recently purchased the "creative grid ruler" (2.5 x 6) and it is the perfect size along w/the Jolly Bars are my favorite cut! My next purchase will be your newest Book!!! I would be overjoyed to find a pleasant surprise of winning and grateful! Thank you for your kindness throughout the years. πŸ™‚

  110. Oh golly! How on earth can I decide? My top 3 picks (in no certain order) would be:
    1. That wonderful rotating cutting mat
    2. A bundle of Art Gallery Blithe
    3. A bundle of Fig Tree Chesnut Street

  111. What a nice, generous give-away! If I were to win a gift certificate, I'd put it towards the cost of a Lori Holts' set of 3 cutting mats. Mine are really trashed!

  112. Oh my gosh, how do I choose? Homemade by Bonnie and Camille, Chestnut Street by Fig Tree, Apple Farm by Elea Lutz, Sew Cherry 2 by Lori Holt…I love therm all! Fingers crossed…

  113. Fabric is always my first choice and usually my only choice. Which? I need some wide backing for a quilt but I love your reproduction fabrics, too. Thanks for offering the giveaway!
    –Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com)

  114. If I won, I would invest in something from Fig Tree's new collection, "Chestnut Street"…maybe a FQ bundle or a couple of layer cakes. I love anything from Fig Tree – thank you for the chance to win!

  115. Good Morning, il I son I would order " to the moon and back" fate quater bundle. I 'd like to make some baby quilts sa gifts.

  116. I'd buy some of Tula Pink's Slow and Steady. And maybe some yardage of the Scooby-Doo fabric (to go with the fat quarter bundle I previously purchased). And some of Anna Maria Horner's Mod Corsage. Wait, how much was the gift certificate again? πŸ˜‰ I can justify going over if I consider the gift certificate a generous discount, right?

    Thanks for the chance to win! bwwedprep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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