Sew Sampler Reveal December 2017

Bold stars emerge from our December Sew Sampler box this month as we have teamed up with guest designer, Kim Diehl! She gives a ‘star’ example of her signature scrappy style featuring her newest collection called Helping Hands. If you are not yet subscribed, be sure you do soon to receive our January box!

December Box Reveal

Star Twist Helping Hands Fat Eighth Bundle by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics

Classic florals, brambles, stripes, stars and plaids from Kim Diehl make splendidly scrappy quilts. This set of fat eighths is a delightful addition for any stash, or perfect for our “waste not, want not” Star Twist pattern!

View the entire collection here.

Helping Hands Fabric

Quilter’s Planner MINI by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

A small, elegant planner for when you’re on the go! This adorable 80-page booklet will fit perfectly inside your bag. Daily planning pages with to-do lists, appointments and shipping lists make this the perfect companion to the full-sized Quilter’s Planner.

Quilter's Planner Mini

4″ Thread Snips by Tacony

Make quick trims and repairs with a simple squeeze. These Thread Snips are made with carbon steel blades for long lasting performance. You can use them for cutting thread ends, unpicking seams and so much more! A very handy tool that does its job quickly and efficiently.

Color will vary, view all colors here.

Thread Snips

Mint Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store by It’s Sew Emma

The brand new Stash ‘n Store is the perfect device to keep your sewing and crafting notions within reach and ready to go! Easily store marking tools, scissors, stilettos, rulers, even make-up brushes and small rotary cutters, in an easy-to-grab upright position. The silicone pockets are smooth and offer a sturdy grip.

Available in three colors, collect them all for your sewing room, vanity, and home office here.

Presencia 100% Cotton Thread by Presencia

Manufactured in Spain, Presencia Thread is made from 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton that’s grown in the Giza Valley, home of the highest-grade cotton on the market. While most threads are 2-ply, Presencia’s 3-ply construction makes this thread stronger, rounder and easier to thread through a needle.

Take a look at our assortment of Presencia thread here.

Star Twist Quilt Pattern designed exclusively by Kim Diehl
Sew Sampler Exclusive

Kim Diehl gives a “star” example of her signature scrappy style with her Star Twist mini quilt pattern! Made exclusively with Fat Eights (background and binding included), this mini quilt will light up your home with sweet patches and stars of rich color.

Finished size: 20 1/2″ x 20 1/2″

Basket Block #9 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 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!

Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box: June 2017 - Basket Block Fat Quarter BundleWe’ve got more fun in store for you next month, so be sure you’re subscribed to the Sew Sampler Box to get in on all of the treats!

Fat Quarter Shop’s Top 10 Videos of 2017

2017 is quickly coming to a close and we can hardly believe it! In 2017, had over 5 million views of all of the videos on our channel and reached at total of 671 videos on our channel! We are taking a moment to reflect on the amazing year we’ve had with our top 10 videos of 2017! Here they are in order:

10. How to Install Zippers with ByAnnie and Fat Quarter Shop

We collaborated with ByAnnie to teach you how to install zippers on fabrics of all types! We even brought out a couple of zipper fun projects, like the Quick Zips PatternNetbook Computer Carrier Pattern, Just in Case Pattern, Zip it Up Pattern, and Bling it On Pattern, to show the versatility of zippers.

9. Jelly Roll Railway Shortcut Quilt

We love shortcut quilts and jelly rolls, so this project is perfect! We show you how to use a jelly roll and our free pattern to whip up the Jelly Roll Railway Shortcut Quilt in not time.

8. How to make the Jolly Braid Totebag

This was one of our favorite projects of 2017 by far, the very versatile Jolly Braid Tote bag!

7. 3 Hour Baby Gingham – Easy Baby Quilt

Looking for an quick and easy quilt? The 3 Hour Baby Gingham quilt is the project for you!

6. How to Make a La Conner Tote by Jera Brandvig for Leicen Fabrics

Learn how to make the this adorable tote bag using the La Conner collection by Jera Brandvig for Leicen Fabrics! Jera Brandvig joins us to take you step by step through the entire tutorial.

5. How to Make a Spellbound Jelly Roll Quilt Featuring the 90 Degree Double-Strip Ruler

Learn how to make the gorgeous Spellbound Jelly Roll Quilt, a quilt that looks so intricate and expensive but is actually easy and doesn’t break the bank!

4. How to make a Petit Four Basket with ByAnnie and Fat Quarter Shop

Learn how to make a Petit Four that is Sew Cute that you’ll want to make it over and over again! Annie joins us to take you step by step through the entire tutorial.

3. How to Make a Quick-Step Self Binding Receiving Blanket

Kimberly guides you through how to make this ADORABLE receiving blanket that is super quick and easy and binds itself!

2. How to Make and Attach Wide Chunky Binding for Quilts with Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics

Learn how to put a wide binding on a quilt with Carrie Nelson! She also gives tips and tricks to get the perfect finish on your quilt.

And for our top video of 2017………

1. Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern Book – Strip Quilt

Our most popular video for 2017 is the Quilt-As-You-Go Modern Book Strip Quilt we made with Jera Bradnvig! Start to finish, Jera takes you through every step of how to make this gorgeous quilt!

We hope you’ve enjoyed all of our 2017 videos as much as we have! We cannot wait to roll out more projects in 2018!

 

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NEW BOOK: Aunt Grace Basket of Scraps Block of the Month

We’re taking it back to the 1930s with It’s Sew Emma’s newest book, Aunt Grace Basket of Scraps Block of Month Book! It’s no secret that we all love Judie Rothermel’s Aunt Grace fabric lines for Marcus Fabrics as an authentic window to the 1930s.

It’s Sew Emma was honored to work with Marcus to create a beautiful block-of-the-month quilt using the Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps collection, which is published in this book of classic blocks that have stood the test of time!  We have added our own twist, capturing the rich look of English paper piecing and simplifying it into easy applique.  The applique becomes even easier with the help of the Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps template set.

We have also curated this set of luscious Aurifil 50wt thread, called the Aunt Grace Baskets of Scraps Thread Box, that is a picture-perfect match to the fabric to use for the piecing, applique and binding.

In the words of Judie Rothermel, “create something old from something new” with the Aunt Grace Basket of Scraps Block of the Month Book and Aunt Grace Basket of Scraps Block of the Month program. Tie all of it together with the Aunt Grace Basket of Scraps Block of the Month Backing Set.

Here are some of the classic blocks in the quilt, including ones that mimic the look of English paper piecing (without all the extra work) that you will be making with this book:

We will be starting the block of the month in February 2018 and it will run until October 2018. Be sure to get your Aunt Grace Basket of Scraps book, sign up for the block of the month program, and get the backing set and join in on the 1930s quilty fun!

 

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Introducing the Year of the Fat Quarter at Fat Quarter Shop!

It’s almost 2018 and while the end of the year means lots of reflection over the wild 2017 we’ve just completed, we are also planning for the year we have ahead! Being Fat Quarter Shop, we wanted to use 2018 to highlight our favorite little precut. And what better way to do that then to make 2018 the Year of the Fat Quarter! We are dedicating this upcoming year to the Fat Quarter to celebrate our 15th anniversary and because a fat quarter has 18″ x 20″ of usable fabric (too perfect)!

We are celebrating this year long event with Fat Quarter Shop EXCLUSIVE Year of the Fat Quarter fat quarter bundles. Each month, there will be a different color dedicated to that particular month. We will be curating monthly monochromatic bundles using fabrics from your favorite manufacturers. The bundles will be available at the beginning of each month for your use to make your favorite project!

We will also be having a year long quilt-along! We’ve gotten 11 wonderful quilters to join in on this event! Every first Friday of the month, we will be sharing their Year of the Fat Quarter Project with you to inspire and give ideas of what can be done with our Year of the Fat Quarter fat quarter bundles.

We are very excited about the Year of the Fat Quarter and cannot wait to get started! Come back to the Jolly Jabber on the first Friday of January, January 5th, to see the first Year of the Fat Quarter fat quarter bundle and the project you can make with it!

 

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Countdown to Christmas 2017: BONUS DAY

Today’s Countdown to Christmas deal is:

$10 OFF  the purchase of a $50 or more emailed gift certificate

We’re back with one BONUS DAY of Countdown to Christmas! And get ready, this is our favorite deal yet! On the Bonus Day of Countdown to Christmas we give to you $10 OFF the purchase of a $50 or more emailed gift certificate purchase! Give the gift of a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate for that special quilter in your life!

**One discount per customer. Not valid with other offers. One time use. Cannot be combined or applied retroactively to previous orders. Fat Quarter Shop reserves the right to cancel any orders that do not adhere to these terms. **

Once again, Thank you to everyone for participating in our Countdown to Christmas 2017! Have a great holiday season and Merry Christmas!

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 12

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 12 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Cake and Camera blocks in the 12th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Cake Block by Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff

Melanie made her cake block by using Sew Cherry 2 by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Fabrics.

 

Camera Block by Jennie P. of Clover & Violet

Jennie P. made her camera block using Maribel by Annabel Wrigley for the navy fabric, Woodgrain by Joel Dewberry for the grey fabric, Charleston by Amy Sinibaldi for the pink fabric, Happy-go-lucky by Bonnie & Camille for the blue fabric and Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for the background.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on December 30 for Week 13 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

 

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Countdown to Christmas 2017: Day 12

Today’s Countdown to Christmas deal is:

Free $20 Gift Certificate + FREE Mystery Gift with $100+ Order

On the twelfth day of Countdown to Christmas we give to you a $20 gift card that will be printed and placed in your order PLUS a FREE MYSTERY GIFT when you spend $100!

**One free gift certificate and mystery gift per customer.  Not valid with other offers.  Purchase of gift certificates and downloadable products are excluded from qualifying $100 minimum order.  Limited time offer while supplies last. Can not be combined or applied retroactively to previous orders.**

Thank you to everyone for participating in our Countdown to Christmas 2017! We hope you have enjoyed the last 12 days as much as we have! Have a great holiday season and Merry Christmas!

 

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2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

We’re back at it again with this year’s 2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month! This has been one of our favorite projects for the past 10 years and we are even more excited to be going into our 11th! Check out the first block of this year’s Designer Mystery Quilt! Do you have any idea how the rest of it will look?

The Designer Mystery quilt is made up of 12 different blocks designed by 12 different Moda designers and each block measures 12″ x 12″. The great thing about the quilt is that is is perfect for quilters of all levels!

This year, the club will be using fabrics from Joanna Figueroa’s newest collection, Ella & Ollie!

Of course, we sprinkled in freebies with this year’s Designer Mystery Block of the Month items! When you sign up for the Designer Mystery BOM, you will receive a 220 yard 50wt spool of Aurifil thread, color 2309, FREE courtesy of Aurifil, with your first block for FREE! Perfect to sew your Ella & Ollie Blocks together!

When you get the Designer Mystery BOM Backing Set, you will receive a custom 2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month quilt label to commemorate and personalize your quilt FREE! This quilt label is exclusive to the Designer Mystery BOM Backing Set.

And finally, when you order the Designer Mystery BOM Finishing Kit, you will receive a box of Flower Head Pins, a $12.50 value, with your finishing set for FREE! Great for getting a clean finish for your gorgeous Designer Mystery Quilts!

We have 12 lovely Moda Designers contribute sampler blocks for this year’s Designer Mystery Quilt! You may recognize some old faces and even meet some new ones!

We are sew excited to get started with this year’s Designer Mystery BOM! The 2018 Designer Mystery BOM will run from June 2018-May 2019 and will ship around the 10th of each month. Get excited and meet your fellow Designer Mystery quilters by joining the 2018 Designer Mystery BOM Facebook Group, where we will also be posting monthly updates!

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Countdown to Christmas 2017: Day 11

Today’s Countdown to Christmas deal is:

20% off ALL Layer Cakes

On the eleventh day of Countdown to Christmas we give to you 20% off ALL Layer Cakes!

**One discount per order. Not valid with other offers. Does not apply to sale items, other exclusions may apply. Limited time offer while supplies last. Can not be combined or applied retroactively to previous orders. **

Remember, this deal is 24 hours only! Visit us tomorrow at 10 AM CST for the last day of Countdown to Christmas deal!

 

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