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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!