Most importantly, we are benefiting Make-A-Wish with this year’s quilt along. We are asking for a small donation each month in exchange for the monthly patterns, and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of donations raised. We have reached our goal, well before the end of the year, thanks to our generous community of quilters, so all the matches will be maxed out! Woohoo!! Please do continue donating – every dollar makes a difference!
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!
Welcome back to our next pillow in the In Stitches series! This one is First Love pillow, and you bet you will fall head over heels for the simple piecing technique we’ve come up with to easily create this beautiful diamond pattern.
Fabric Requirements & Tools
For the pillow, you will need these fabric requirements.
Two 1/8 yards of light print fabric for pillow front
Two 1/4 yards of dark print fabric for pillow front
From each light print fabric cut:
1 – 3 1/2” x WOF strip, subcut into 9 triangles (18 total)
From each dark print fabric cut:
2 – 3 1/2” x WOF strips, subcut into 12 triangles (24 total)
From the binding fabric cut:
2 – 2 1/2” x WOF strips
From the backing fabric cut:
2 – 20” x 24” rectangles
With right sides facing, place a light print triangle on a coordinating dark print triangle. Offset a 1/4” on the two joining corners, as shown, and press open.
Repeat with the same fabrics, continuing to offset a 1/4″ on the two joining corners and pressing open.
Assemble four matching dark print triangles and three matching light print triangles. Make three Row One Units.
Repeat the steps above with four matching dark print triangles and three matching light print triangles. Make three Row Two Units.
Assemble one Row One Unit and one Row Two Unit as shown, paying close attention to the row placement. Press open and make three Complete Row Units.
Assemble the Complete Row Units paying close attention to row placement. Press open. It should look like this!
Square up the Pillow Top to 17 1/2″ square, trimming the excess fabric.
Quilt, Trim, Bind and Dazzle!
Layer the pillow top, batting and muslin, and quilt as desired. To let the rose gold shine, we quilted it minimally with straight lines. We selected a matching thread color and used our #37 patchwork foot as a guide along our seams. Simple as that! Trim the excess batting and muslin.
Fold the Fabric F rectangles in half along the 24″ side with wrong sides together for the Pillow Backing. Folded in half, they should measure 12″ x 20″. Layer the two folded Fabric F rectangles with a 4” overlap with folds in the center and raw edges on the outside.
Place the Pillow Top right side up on the Pillow Backing, matching centers. Pin and baste 1/8” away from the edge. Trim excess Pillow Backing.
Piece the Fabric E strips end to end for binding. Bind as desired.
Et voila! Your First Love pillow is done and ready to dazzle!
We hope you LOVE this pillow as much as we loved making it, and please comment with more ideas on what other tutorials you’d like to see us do! If you make the First Love pillow, please share it with us, we are looking forward to seeing your unique versions. Thanks for stopping by!
Quilts will always be our favorite thing to make, but this adorable drawstring bag designed by Stacy Iest Hsu might sway us just a little. We are a sucker for cute things, and this little guy certainly is that. It is great for keeping your WIPs together when you’re traveling, and makes a pretty re-useable gift bag! Stuff it with some of Stacy’s cowboy panel buddies and a few baby items for an unforgettable baby shower gift.
Check out all of these fun drawstring bags that our quilty staff made! Because it is a basic bag, everyone has put their own spin on it as well, changing up the lining, pockets, and even the size to make a matching wine tote! This is a basic recipe – choose fabrics that mix or pop, add buttons for accent, embroider initials on the pocket – put your own twist on it and have fun!
What you’ll need:
2 – 4” x 15” rectangles (lining)
2 – 3” x 15” rectangles (top)
2 – 1 ½” x 15” rectangles (drawstring channel)
2 – 7” x 15” rectangles (body)
2 – 5” x 15” rectangles (bottom)
1 – 5” x 5 ½” rectangle (optional front pocket)
44” piece of 1” bias tape, folded in half and topstitched down. Use your preferred method or see how Stacy does it here:
Once you’ve got that all cut and ready to go, press play and sew along with Stacy!
We are READY to tackle 2018! Why? Because we have The Quilter’s Planner 2018 to help us dominate our hectic schedules, crush our quilting goals, keep us on track with our to-do lists, and even carve out some time out to simply be creative. YES!
Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter has been producing awesome yearly planners since 2016, and with this 2018 edition, we are blown away with the many amazing updates she has included. This year’s planner will have 12 monthly blocks, sticker pages, coloring pages, yearly goals planning pages, and a separate full-color companion magazine with 13 quilting & sewing patterns.
Besides all these excellent extras that come with the Quilter’s Planner alone, you can also opt to upgrade to the Quilter’s Planner Bundle, which comes with a Mini Planner! This 5” x 7” 80-page Mini Planner is light enough to tote around every day and comes with daily planning pages, meal planning and grocery lists, as well as project planning pages.
As a side note, a few of us at Fat Quarter Shop personally do use the Quilter’s Planner and LOVE it. Do you use the 2017 Quilter’s Planner too? Give us a shout out and tell us what features you find most useful!
Pre-order your Quilter’s Planner OR Quilter’s Planner Bundle today!
Classic and elegant paisleys enhance this month’s Sew Sampler box. There is nothing more traditional than a blue and white quilt so this was the inspiration behind this box. We hand-selected each print in your Jelly Roll to make a brand new, custom precut just for you! This month’s retail value is over $53! Scroll on down and check out what we included in your box this month.
These little clips open wide to hold layers of fabrics. A great alternative to pins especially when working with quilts, handbags and heavyweight fabrics. The Wonder Clip base is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot.
Each clip includes seam allowance markings of 1/4″ and 1/2″.
Package contains 20 Mini Wonder Clips in blue and red.
Quickly rip seams with this brand new Gypsy Quilter Seam Ripper. It is both a seam ripper and a thread remover in one convenient tool. It also features a specially formulated plastic tip that grabs and removes thread without sticking to itself. It has a safety blade that only cuts threads, not fabric.
Stylish and adorable Scissor Sheath is perfect for storing your scissors safely. Colorful daisy design will stand out in your sewing space. Made from synthetic leather and will fit scissors with blades from 2″ to 3″ in length.
Dress up your table with our Waterford Tablerunner pattern. The light and dark hues of the Snowberry collection make this pattern pop! The elegant placement of fabrics create a luminous runner perfect for any home.
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 Bundle for you to purchase so that you have everything ready to go when you get your Sew Sampler box and recipe card each month!