It’s Sew Emma’s Dutch Tulips Quilt Pattern

Here in Texas, we couldn’t be more ready for spring! Birds are chirping, the sun is shining and we’re seeing so many beautiful blooms popping up left and right! We couldn’t wait to showcase some of these floral beauties in the new Dutch Tulips Quilt Pattern by It’s Sew Emma!
This eye-catching quilt is the perfect piece to bring the beauty of the outside into your home! Dutch Tulips features the much-loved collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! These floral, cotton prints in a variety of colors are perfect to accent the fun tulip shapes on the quilt design!
We had sew much fun whipping up this quilt in Sugar Pie, that we couldn’t wait to try it with another one of our favorite new collections and give it a bright twist! Check out this twist in the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics!
Ready to make your own? Watch this helpful YouTube video as Kimberly walks us through the Dutch Tulips quilt!
Are you looking for more tulip fun?! Check out some of our quilty friends’ blogs and see which collections brought their Dutch Tulips pattern to life!
Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Lucy from Charm About You

GIVEAWAY! What’s your favorite It’s Sew Emma pattern?! Let us know by leaving a comment on this blog and be entered to win a digital copy + printed copy of the pattern of your choice!

Starburst Jewel Series: Project 6

This has been SUCH a fun series of projects created with the Creative Grids Starburst Ruler! Which of the five projects we’ve made so far has been your favorite?
We hope you’ve learned how to use the Starburst Ruler, and have come up some some creative, unique projects all on your own! Today, we have the sixth and final Starburst Jewel for you!
Add some warmth and charm to your next dinner party withe the Napa Valley Tablerunner!
Download the free pattern, purchase your Napa Valley Quilt Kit and grab your Creative Grids Starburst Ruler, and let’s get started! The Quilt Kit features the luscious colors of the new Sweet Cherry Wine by Blackbird Designs from Moda Fabrics! 
If you want to mix up the fabric selection for this tablerunner design, simply download the free pattern now!
Don’t forget to share your Napa Valley Tablerunner, and all of your other Starburst Jewel projects with us on social media! #showusyourstarburst

Sew Sampler Reveal March 2017

In the game of poker, a Royal Flush is an ace, king, queen, jack, and ten all in the same suit, which is the hand of the highest possible value! This month’s Sew Sampler Subscription Box is definitely a lucky hand! Did you guess correctly on our March sneak peek, which hinted towards the Wonderland collection by Rifle Paper Co. from Cotton + Steel!
Are you ready to take a closer look at all of the quilty goodies packed inside March 2017’s box?! We sure are!!
The classic tale of Alice in Wonderland is one of whimsical delight! Rifle Paper Co. took this tale right from the pages to create the beautiful and vibrant collection! Inside your March 2017 Sew Sampler Box is a fat eighth bundle of this timeless collection! #riflepapercofabric
These hues of blue Cotton + Steel Sulky thread is glossy, luscious and perfect for all quilting and sewing projects! The colorful spools are a major dose of eye candy for your sewing room and will have all of your quilty friends envious!
 Say hello to your new favorite notion! This Aqua Polka Dot Magnetic Pin Bowl is a must-have for our sewing room! Cute and functional, this bowl is perfect for storing pins and needles, and will stick to most metal surfaces!
It’s always tea time with the Haberdashery Tablerunner! Invite over a few friends, tell a few riddles and let the whimsy fly! This tablerunner is sure to be a topic of conversation! This fun pattern is exclusive to the Sew Sampler box!
BONUS: Who doesn’t love exclusive products?! We know that we sure do! This two-pack of Wonderland-inspired notebooks is perfect for keeping in your bag or at your sewing table to jot down quick reminders and new ideas!
This month concludes the Series 1 SEW SAMPLER QUILT! We have loved each month’s recipe card revealing a fun new piece of the quilt puzzle! 
March’s box included Recipe for Block 12 as well as a Finishing Recipe Card! We made this quilt in all three sizes and just love how the bright solid shapes pop against the white and grey! If you aren’t a subscription member and want to get these fun patterns, you can purchase them here


You can see all of our Sew Sampler Box reveals on our YouTube Channel, as well as tons of fun tutorials! If you’re new to the Sew Sampler Box, don’t worry! You can sign up now to receive April’s little blue box packed full of goodies! We’ll be releasing Sew Sampler Series 2 in April, and we have a full year of quilty goodness planned for you! If you’re already a subscriber, no need to re subscribe! Your membership will carry over! Season 2 Recipe Cards will feature exclusive block designs by one of your FAVORITE designers!

Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 1

Have you seen the fun new Cake Mix Recipes available from Moda Fabrics?! We first saw these in action at the 2016 Fall Quilt Market, and were so excited to get our hands on them!
So what are these Cake Mixes? Great question! There are four separate books, and each book contains a pad of 45 sheets! These pads are triangle papers to make half triangle squares, and are sized for 10″ x 10″ layer cakes! This book is an awesome tool packed with basic “baking” techniques and simple instructions on how to use them! You can use one of the designs in the book, or use it as a springboard to create your own quilting project!
Tune in to our YouTube channel as Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics shows us a little about Cake Mix Recipe #1 and how to use this new tool to make blocks!
We love a little friendly competition around Fat Quarter Shop, so we got some of our in-house quilters and some of our blogger friends together for a Cake Mix Bake Off! We will have four participants each week for the next four weeks! Week 1 uses Cake Mix Recipe #1 and no other restrictions; participants were free to make any project using any fabric collection! Each week will have a Bake Off winner, and there will be one winner overall! Check out the projects for week one and be sure to cast your vote!!
Kimberly’s Cake Mix Recipe #1 quilt uses Sweet Marion by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics!
Sarah’s Cake Mix Recipe #1 table runner featuring Sunday Supper by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics!
Deborah’s Cake Mix Recipe #1 table runner showcases Poetry by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics!
Melissa’s Cake Mix Recipe #1 quilt uses Bella Solids Purple and prints from Maven by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics!
 
Whose quilt project is your favorite?! Be sure to vote and let us know!
 
Whose quilt project from Cake Mix Recipe #1 is your favorite?
Kimberly
Sarah
Deborah
Melissa

Poll Maker

Wednesday Special

Question: Can your stash ever have enough fabric? We think the answer is no! The best time to stock up on some of your favorite collections or some new prints you’ve been longing for is during a sale!

This week’s Wednesday special, is 25% off of all One Yard Bundles!

Be sure to use code “Yard25” at checkout to save! Not valid with other offers, one use per customer, offer expires Sunday, March 26, 2017.


Did you know that we have a Wednesday special EVERY week?! That’s right! Be sure to check our Facebook page every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. CST for these deals!

Introducing Cake Mix Recipes!

They’re sew new and we’re SEW in love! The new Cake Mixes from Moda are here and playing with them might be the most fun we’ve ever had with triangle paper! Are you interested to find out more?! Watch this YouTube video as Carrie Nelson explains how to use these new recipe pads!

 

Are you hooked?! We have a fun Cake Mix surprise coming on Monday morning, March 27, 2017, so be sure to check back here to the Jolly Jabber! Happy quilting friends!

National Quilting Day

Happy National Quilting Day! This year is the 27th annual National Quilting Day, which was started in 1991! We love to participate in this day every year, to remind us all of our true quilty passion! All around the country special classes are offered, quilt museums are opened, and the art of quilting is celebrated! How are you celebrating this year? Be sure to share today’s project on social media with the official hashtag #NationalQuiltingDay.

To celebrate, we’re giving away a $100 gift certificate on Instagram, Facebook, and here on this blog! 

That’s right, THREE chances to win! To enter, comment on this blog post and tell us your favorite thing about quilting, then head over to our Instagram and Facebook for more chances to win! The randomly selected winners will be announced here on our blog on Thursday, March 23, 2017!

We can’t wait to hear your answers! Now let’s get to quilting!

All About Charm Packs!

We love all precuts, but Charm Packs are at the top of our list! These 5″ x 5″ squares of fabric are so perfect for a variety of projects, and really let your creativity shine! Charm packs are affordable, easy-to-use, and are cut to a size that is commonly used in quilting!

In fact, we love Charm Packs so much, that we have a fun “Lucky Charm Pack” sale for you! So if you’ve had your eye on some of the amazing new Charm Packs at FQS, today is your chance to stock up!

Once you’ve got your favorites selected, be sure to check out the brand-new Charm School Quilt Book by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique! These pages are packed with 18 unique quilt patterns to create from your Charm Packs!
This book is perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike! Start with simple quilt blocks, and mix up your patterns with stars, flying geese, and more!
For more fun, try one of our free Charm Pack Shortcut Quilts!
          

Charm Pack Cherry Quilt Pattern

Charm Box Quilt Pattern

Layers of Charm Quilt Pattern

We can’t wait to see what charming quilt project you come up with! Happy sewing!

Spellbound Quilt Along

It will only take one glance at the Spellbound quilt for you to be completely captivated by its beauty and unique design! Each color placement has been carefully selected to keep your eyes and your mind working around the whole quilt!
Each block is woven into the next, making a seamless blend of fabrics! The Spellbound Quilt Kit features the brand-new Maven collection by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.
This neutral-based collection is so fun and offers so many individual prints from polka dots, to grunge prints, to florals! If you’re looking for a new collection with variety, Maven is perfect! We love it for this Spellbound quilt for the variety and eye-catching detail that it brings to the hypnotizing design!
Purchase your kit or your pattern, and grab your Creative Grids 90 Degree Double Strip Ruler and let’s get started as Kimberly walks us through the pattern in this how-to video!
Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for lots of new instructional videos!
Denise from Pieced Brain
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Nettie from A Quilt is Nice
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts

2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 3

What better way to liven up the middle of March than with a new block pattern for the Patchwork Quilt Along?! If you’re just joining in on all of the quilty fun, you can head to the FAQ page to find Blocks 1 and 2, as well as answers to all of your yardage and notions questions!

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! How fun!
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)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
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.