Howdy! Drawstring Bag by Stacy Iest Hsu

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!

Take on 2018 with the Quilter’s Planner 2018

Quilter’s Planner 2018 by Stephanie Palmer

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.

Quilter’s Planner 2018 Mini by Stephanie Palmer

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!