FLASH SALE for National Zipper Day

Lately, we’ve seen some fun projects pop up that use zippers, like this Hair Bow Pouch from Fabric Mutt!

Or a fun and Simple Zipper Bag like this one that Sherri McConnell demonstrates in this YouTube tutorial!

Zippers are a great addition and can really spice up any project! You can pick a neutral or matching color like the Ivory by Annie Zipper to blend into you project, or go with something wild like this Turquoise Green by Annie Zipper to really make a statement!

What better way to celebrate National Zipper Day than with a FLASH SALE! Save 25% off of all ByAnnie Zippers & Zipper Pulls!

(Expires on April 30, 2017 at 10 a.m. CST.)

Sew Sampler Reveal April 2017

Can you believe that it’s already been one whole year of excitement with the Sew Sampler Subscription Box?! We hope that you’ve had as much fun opening each box as we have had picking out items for you to love! Are you ready to take a look inside April’s celebration box, and the first box of the Sew Sampler Series 2?!

Coney Island Moda Treat by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics

This sweet, vintage, floral collection is sure to send you to the weathered boardwalks of Coney Island while enjoying a cone of sherbet ice cream! Each Moda Treat contains 42 pieces of 3 1/2″ squares of fabric.  This bite-sized precut is perfect for quick patchwork quilts and other fun projects!

Dritz #61 Extra-Fine Glass Head Pins

These pins will be a useful addition to your sewing room! They are heat-resistant, so you can simply iron right over them without the worry of them melting. The shaft is extra-fine and will easily penetrate all types of fabrics while you sew and piece. The convenient clear plastic case contains 250 size 22 extra-fine glass head pins.

Peels Spool Huggers by Smartneedle

Do you recognize these bright colors from our Sneak Peek this month?! So many of you guessed right! Keep your thread from unwinding with these adorable little spool huggers.  These fit on all brands of home sewing, quilting and embroidery thread spools. Made of quality rubber, these spools adjust to any spool diameter! Each pack contains 6 assorted peels that are easy-to-use, functional and FUN!

Cute Sewing Tin by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

This tin is perfect for gifts, storing a special note to a friend, or even your quilty notions and fabrics! Adorn your sewing space with this sweet, vintage-style collectable tin that is available in six happy colors!

Measure. Cut. Repeat. Ruler Grip

This Fat Quarter Shop exclusive Ruler Grip is an adorable and functional accessory for your sewing space! The suction grip allows you to lift rulers and templates quickly, without damaging your fingers! This grip enhances cutting and marking by steadily holding rulers in place. The suction cups can be released by slightly pressing on the ruler and lifting up on the grip.

All Boxed Up Pattern by Fig Tree & Co

This pattern is exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop and is the perfect size for a table topper or wallhanging! Combine your Coney Island Treats with some additional Bella Solids to make this fun and unique quilt!

Basket Block #1 Recipe Card Designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

Sew along with us each month as we create these charming basket blocks featuring Confetti Cotton Solids by Riley Blake Designs! This pattern contains instructions to make 5 1/2″,

10 1/2″ and 15 1/2″ unfinished square blocks!

We’re sew excited for the 2017 Basket Sew Sampler Quilt, and we can’t wait to show you all of the fun block designs that Lori Holt has come up with! We’ve even put together a 2017 Basket Blocks Sew Sampler Dundle for you to purchase so that you have everything ready to go when you get your Sew Sampler box and recipe card each month!

If you’re selecting different fabrics, don’t worry! Here’s an easy-to-follow requirement chart:

We’ve got more fun in store for you next month, so be sure you’re subscribed to the Sew Sampler to get in on all of the treats!

Cake Mix Recipe FINALE

The votes are in and it’s time for our FINAL round of voting! We have seen contestants use all of the Cake Mix Recipes and they have come up with some wonderful and creative designs!

Our Week 1 winner was Melissa for her Cake Mix Recipe #1 using Bella Solids Purple and prints from Maven by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics!

Our Cake Mix Bake-Off Week 2 winner, Jocelyn, and her beautiful quilt pattern using fun prints from Early Bird by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics!

Nova took the win on week three with this sweet, border ruffle featuring Sweet Blend by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics!

Week 4’s winner, Denise’s Happy Quilt Cake Mix Recipe uses This’nThat by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex and Bella Solids Smoke Yardage.

All of the projects in our Bake-Off have been so stunning, and it’s been so hard to choose a winner each week! Now that we’ve come to the end, it’s time to cast your votes for one overall winner! Who will take the Cake Mix Bake-Off crown?!

Congratulations to our overall winner DENISE on a job well done! Thank you to all of our contestants for such hard work and creative spirits!

NEW Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Check

We love Jelly Rolls, and we are so excited for today’s quilt, Jelly Roll Check which is part of our Shortcut Quilt Series! This quilt is a fun and fresh design, and you are going to love making it! All you need is two Jelly Rolls, a background fabric and an accent fabric! Don’t forget to purchase one of our favorite rulers – Creative Grids 6.5″ Quilting Square, to make this quilt with ease!
Our Jelly Roll Check Quilt Kit and Backing Set feature Merrily by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics! This green, red, and cream collection has just a touch of Christmas which we love, but these patterned prints can brighten up any season!
Watch this YouTube video tutorial as Kimberly walks through this quilt step-by-step!

Are you ready to get to work? Stock up on your favorite Jelly Rolls with this three-day sale!
Eager to see more Jelly Roll Check quilts? Some of our creative friends have made their own versions! Check them out now:
Cheryl from Quilter Chic
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilt
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Tricia from Notes of Sincerity

Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 4

It’s the last week of original designs created from the Cake Mix Recipes! We never dreamed that these triangle papers could yield such a variety of quilt projects! These Cake Mixes are a must-have for all quilters of any skill level!
Without further ado, we present to you the winner of the Cake Mix Bake-Off Week 3!
Nova’s design with this sweet, border ruffle featuring Sweet Blend by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics takes home the trophy! This was our CLOSEST week of votes so far, so congratulations to all of the participants on making this decision extra tough for our voting audience!
Let’s watch as Carrie Nelson shows us the Cake Mix Recipe #4!

Onto our Bake-Off Week 4! Let’s see what fun recipes this week’s contestants have cooked up!
Krystal’s bright table runner is perfect for spring, featuring the Spring-a-Ling collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics!
Cheryl’s recipe has a warm, patriotic feel, and even has the flag stitched on in the quilting details! This quilt is made with prints from Liberty Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics.
Denise’s cheerful, Happy Quilt Cake Mix Recipe uses This’nThat by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex and Bella Solids Smoke Yardage.
Erica’s modern, trendy quilt uses a plethora of fabrics that she had tucked away in her stash!
Be sure to vote for your favorite #cakemixrecipe from the Week 4 Bake-Off! We will be back next week with one final voting session to find out our overall Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off Winner!!
Who’s Cake Mix Recipe from week 4 is your favorite?

2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 4

Block #4 already?! How can that be? We’ve had so much fun on this Patchwork Quilt Along so far, and we’re getting so excited to see the pieces coming together with the beautiful Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 4 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish to help us reach our $10,000 goal!
Remember, that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised!

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.

Sew Sampler April 2017 Sneak Peek

It’s time for the most highly anticipated day of the month, other than the day that your

Sew Sampler Box arrives at your door, of course! We won’t make you wait any longer!
Here’s this month’s sneak peek:

Tricky, right?! What do you think this could possibly be? We can’t wait to hear your guesses!
BUT WAIT, there’s more! As we start Year 2 of the Sew Sampler Box, we have a new guest
designer to introduce! Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has designed the Basket Block Series!
Just like the recipe cards, Sew Sampler subscribers will receive a Basket Block Recipe Card
in their box each month!
If you missed the quilty fun of the first year, you’ll definitely want to jump on the Sew Sampler
Subscription Box train for all of the fun that Year 2 holds!
There’s so much more in store, so be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak peeks on all social media outlets (Facebook and Instagram) #SewSampler. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to email us at SewSampler@fatquartershop.com

PRE-ORDER Lori Holt’s new book: Spelling Bee!

Do you follow us on Instagram and Facebook?! If so, then you know that we took a trip to
visit our creative friend Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet last month!
If you missed the big news, Lori has a BRAND NEW book coming out called Spelling Bee!

This book is full of instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two
sizes, plus 18 quilt projects! As the 4th book from Lori Holt, this is one you’ll need on your shelf!

If you already own Lori’s Farm Girl Vintage book, you can mix and match the patterns for
a million more quilt designs!

Pre-order your copy today and receive an exclusive Lori Holt bookmark, plus be entered to win a Lori Holt Prize Pack valued $225!
You can also get your hands on the FQS exclusive Spelling Bee Small Aurifil Thread Box!
The Thread Box includes 10 spools (220 yards each) of Aurifil 50 wt. 100% cotton thread!

These colors pair perfectly with the Spelling Bee Book, plus receive 10% off of the regular
price when you pre-order this thread box!

Button Lovers’ Club: Mint!

What better color to take us into spring than refreshing, lively MINT! April’s Button Lover’s Club
box contains 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles to bring your project to life!
Pat Sloan has created this darling One Ringy Dingy! pattern to showcase these fun buttons
and it’s ready and waiting for you to download for FREE!
Head over to Pat’s blog for more photos and details on how to whip up this cute design!

Learn how to make a Petit Four Basket with Annie Unrein!

We’re always looking for cute storage around the house, and especially in our sewing room! Today, Annie Unrein from ByAnnie shows us how quick and easy it is to make these adorable Petit Four Baskets!  This crafty project doesn’t have a pattern, so be sure to watch our YouTube video now for step-by-step instructions!
Sew cute! These baskets are perfect for holding your favorite thread, Alphabitties or even your newest charm packs! All you need to get started is ByAnnie Soft and Stable, your favorite fabric like the gorgeous new Desert Bloom collection that we used, and some basic sewing notions!
Different fabrics can give these Petit Four Baskets a whole new look!
Poetry by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics

Some of our quilty friends heard about this project, and couldn’t wait to whip some up for themselves! Check out their Petit Four Baskets:

Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Patty from Stitch in Time
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Erin from Why Not Sew?