Sew Sampler Reveal July 2018

Get ready for a fun, summer adventure all packed inside our July Sew Sampler box! Learn how to make a Dresden plate, practice basic applique’ skills and embellish with fun notions like Vintage Trim. Let’s dive right into this reveal.

We have a lot of fun boxes ahead of us, if you’re not already signed up for this membership, do so by visiting our website!

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2018 FQS Summer Book Club – It’s Sew Emma

We are now on our fifth week of our 2018 Summer Book Club! This week’s featured author is none other than It’s Sew Emma! It’s Sew Emma began as a dream for Kimberly Jolly. As the owner of a successful online business, she has seen and used hundreds of quilt patterns over the years. Some are great, and some could be better. She began creating many exclusive designs and block of the month programs for her store which generated wonderful feedback from quilters. This started the momentum for launching her pattern company. In 2011, she gathered a team of creative friends, and It’s Sew Emma became a reality!

The It’s Sew Emma Books we are featuring this week are The Cake Mix Quilt Book and the Fat Quarter Style Book! We were so excited to host the Cake Mix Quilt Along on our blog this past fall and it was 8 weeks of Cake Mix Recipe fun.

Fat Quarter Style includes 12 fat quarter quilts that can be made in four sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen. With a variety of styles and genres, there is something for everyone. This book is perfect for quilters of all skill levels!

In addition, It’s Sew Emma has loads of patterns for quilters of all levels! We even have an It’s Sew Emma Pattern Club that automatically ships you all of the new patterns by It’s Sew Emma as they are released! And, all It’s Sew Emma patterns are available as Paper Patterns and Downloadable PDF Patterns.

We also have a huge giveaway at the end of this year’s Summer Book Club! Click below to enter by filling out a quick form. Fill out all 10 forms from each week of the 2018 Summer Book Club, and you’ll be entered to win!

Happy Reading!

 

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Friendship Quilt Along – Empathetic Block

We are sew excited for the ninth week of Amanda Herring’s Friendship Quilt Along! This week, you will be making the Empathetic Block.

The Friendship Quilt Along was inspired by all the friends Amanda has made through the quilting community! Follow the Friendship Quilt Along on Amanda Herring’s blog, where she will be posting the block patterns and inspiration from quilters who have made the blocks every week!

We will be posting the video tutorials for and have the entire pattern set for the Friendship Quilt Along. Check out this week’s video tutorial on the Honest Block!

In addition, we have all the goodies to make the Friendship Quilt!


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2 Weeks Left of the Winterville Quilt Along/Contest!

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We can’t believe it but we are on the final two weeks of the Winterville Quilt Along/Contest! We are participating in Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms’ Winterville Quilt Along to celebrate the Bonnie & Camille Christmas in July! We love the little house block in Camille’s Winterville Pattern is super versatile and works well in any project.

Camille made her block into a mini quilt:

And Kimberly made hers into a tablerunner:

The great thing about the Winterville Quilt is that it is very Fat Eighth friendly! Kimberly made her tablerunner with a fat eighth bundle and 3 yards of background (more background coming soon!) and 5/8 yard binding.

Now, we want you to make your own version! We would like you to make the House Block from the Winterville Quilt into a project. You can keep it as a block, a mini quilt, a pillow, or a creation of your own. Click here to see our first Winterville blog post where our awesome sample makers made their version of the Winterville House Block!

We are even running a Winterville Contest, where you have the opportunity to win a really awesome prize! Keep reading to see what you can win by participating and keep up with the contest on Instagram when you search the hashtag #showusyourville.

Winterville Contest

This contest will run from July 6 to August 6 and to enter, all you have to do is get the Winterville Quilt Pattern (available as Paper and PDF), make the House Block from the Winterville Quilt, and upload it to Instagram. Use the hashtag #showusyourville and you’ll be entered to win. Camille will be helping us choose a winner and the winner will get an autographed Winterville Mini Quilt and matching Fat Quarter Shop exclusive Winterville Enamel Pin!

Good luck and happy quilting!

 

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BLOG REMIX – DIY Infinity Scarf

We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the DIY Infinity Scarf by Crystal from the Hello Creative Family! If you’re curious, check out our original post here.

Project Requirements

Here’s what you’ll need to make this project:

And that’s it! The tutorial Crystal has up on her blog, Sew Creative Blog, walks you through how to whip up one (or a bunch!) of these with ease.

Quilt Along

We even had some awesome quilty friends make their version of the DIY Infinity Scarf:

Quilty staffer Deborah made her infinity scarf using Wild Bloom (SKU in photo here) by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics. Deborah suggests that when sewing with rayon, leave the selvages on and trim them off after you’ve finished sewing. Rayon is slipperly and the slightly stiffer selvage makes it a little easier to work with.

Quilty staffer Deborah made another infinity scarf using Embrace Double Gauze (SKU in photo here) by Shannon Fabrics.

Quilty staffer Elva made her infinity scarf using Fusions Spices (SKU in photo here) by AGF Studios for Art Gallery Fabrics. Elva loved making these scarves as they are super quick to make and are wonderful gifts for friends (and yourself – of course)!

Quilty staffer Nancy made her infinity scarf using Printemps (SKU in photo here) by Fusions by AGF for Art Gallery Fabrics.

Quilty staffer Susan made her infinity scarf using Lavish (SKU in photo here) by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics. Susan loved using Art Gallery fabric for this project  because it had a tighter weave and hardly frays at all.

Quilty staffer Krystal made her infinity scarf using Cotton + Steel Lawn (SKU in photo here) by Cotton + Steel Fabrics.

Quilty staffer Krystal made another infinity scarf using Cotton + Steel Lawn (SKU in photo here) by Cotton + Steel Fabrics. Krystal liked making this project because it’s very quick and the resulting scarf looks awesome!

Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy (@sewincrediblycrazy) made her infinity scarf using a Rayon Batik that she had in her stash.  Amy loved making this project as the scarves go together quickly and are really beautiful. She says that if you wanted to, you can make this a no sew project with hem tape.

Lisa of In the Boon Docks (@intheboondocks) used Vintage Lawn to make her infinity scarf. She waited a long time to use this fabric and this was the project to use it in! The fabric was super soft and light weight and the scarf was very easy to sew.

Wendy of Sugarlane Designs (@wendybert) made her infinity scarf out of Country Collections. She chose a small red print to go with the denim and black outfits she wears a lot. She says to think about what you’ll pair with your scarf with to ensure you get top value!

Share with #DIYInfinityScarf

This project is easy to make, scrap friendly and perfect for your own home or as a gift! Be sure to share your projects using #diyinfinityscarf and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

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Be sure to join us on Pinterest here and give us a follow! Save this adorable DIY Infinity Scarf on Pinterest to share with your friends or save for later!

Happy Quilting!

 

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Button Lovers Club 3: Cheer Buttons

Get ready to lose your buttons with Just Another Button Company’s newest Button Lover’s Club, Words with Buttons! Each monthly box includes a word pack with button letters to spell the word of the month, plus an assortment of handmade clay buttons. All of the buttons are chosen to coordinate with a popular new fabric collection. This month, the featured collection is Christmas Figs by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts!

In their third year of the Button Lover’s Club, JABC changed things up by giving you 2 Mini Party Packs and 1 pack of handmade, hand dyed buttons in every box that coordinate with a fabric collection.

Our quilty friend Pat Sloan has joined us this year to make her version of the project using the buttons and her Splendid Sampler blocks. She used Christmas Delivery by Carta Bella for the fabric and 12 wt Aurifil Thread to sew the larger buttons and 50 wt for the smaller ones. Check out her blog post to see all the details of her project.

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Clementine Quilt Along: Finishing Pattern

Welcome to the Clementine Quilt Along! We are continuing this Quilt Along with the final month of this quilt along, the Finishing Pattern! Our quilt is made with Mama’s Cottage by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics and we have quilt kits and the matching backing sets available. If you are just joining us, you can find the full fabric requirements and all the patterns and videos posted so far on our Clementine Quilt Along page.

Most importantly, we are benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with this year’s quilt along. We are asking for a small donation in exchange for downloading each month’s pattern, and together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match up to $20,000 of your donation. We are almost at $12,000, a little shy of our goal! Thank you to everyone who donated and keep the donations coming so we can reach our goal!

When you download the pattern, we as well as St. Jude would greatly appreciate if you donate $5 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This means you can get all 7 pattern sets for $35! Here is the difference your donation, small or large, makes:

Ready to get quilting? Click here to download the Finishing Pattern in exchange for a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Finishing Pattern

Finishing Pattern Video Tutorial

We’re very excited that some of our favorite designers and quilting bloggers will be sewing along with us for our fundraiser for a great cause. Check out their blogs and Instagrams every month from January 2018 to check out the fabrics they’re using and see their progress! Here are the finished quilts of our bloggers who participated!

*Psst! The fabric designer-April Rosenthal-is also sewing along with us! So fun!

Elise of Elise and Emelie
(@eliseandemelie)

Gina of Carpe Quiltin
(@gina_tell_carpequiltin)

Jen of Heritage Threads
(@heritage.threads)

Joanne of Quilts by Joanne
(@turtlequilterjo)

Kairle of Kairle Oaks
(@kairleoaks)

Kristina of Center Street Quilts
(@centerstreetquilts)

Leah of Ponderings from My Heart
(@ponderingsfrommyheart)

Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
(@mellierc)

Melissa of Happy Quilting
(@happyquiltingmc)

Pat of Pat Sloan’s Blog
(@quilterpatsloan)

Patty of Elm Street Quilts
(@elmstreetquilts)

Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(@oneweebird)

Sarah of 123 Quilt
(@123quilt)

Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party
(@quiltnparty)

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO
(@tanyaquiltsinco)

Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen
(@aureaskitchen)

Vickie of Crocheting Vixen
(@crochetingvixen)

 

And now it’s your turn! We want to see your finished quilts! Please share your completed quilts one of these ways by August 20, 2018 and we will showcase as many as we can on our next Clementine blog post August 25, 2018:

  • Join our Facebook Group (click here to join) and share your final photos there
  • Post your completed Clementine Quilt photos on Instagram and use the hashtag #clementinequiltalong (make sure your Instagram is public, otherwise we won’t be able to see the photos)
  • Upload your finished Clementine Quilt photos onto this Dropbox

We can’t wait to see and showcase all the creativity you bring to your finished Clementine Quilts!

One More Announcement

We are going to be doing one more blog post in the middle of August to start our annual charity quilt auction! This year, we will be auctioning off Quilter Pat Sloan’s version of the Clementine Quilt. Be sure to stay tuned for the opportunity to bid on a quilt for charity!

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Cotton + Steel Quarterly Booster Club August 2018

Cotton + Steel fans rejoice, the Cotton + Steel Quarterly Booster Club is here! The August bundle is ready to ship and there is still time to join in on the booster club fun!

Sign up for the Cotton + Steel Quarterly Booster Club and receive 12 fat quarters from new Cotton + Steel collections, one spool of Sulky Thread and an exclusive pattern designed to use the fat quarters. This month’s quilt is called Sea Urchins and you will not want to miss out on a chance to make this one!

This club is ongoing and ships on the 6th of the month in August, November, February and May. Sign up today to get in on the August bundle and have 12 Cotton + Steel fat quarters sent straight to your door!

 

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2018 FQS Summer Book Club – Pat Sloan

We are now on our fourth week of our 2018 Summer Book Club! This week’s featured author is a podcaster, expert quilt coach, scrappy quilter, fabric designer, and of course book author, Pat Sloan.

Pat is a very good friend of ours who has collaborated with us on many projects, from the Charity Quilt Alongs to the Just Another Button Company button clubs! We love working with Pat and enjoy having her awesome Teach Me books, which show you everything from how to make your first quilt to advanced techniques such as applique and machine quilting.

Teach Me to Applique Quilt Book

In Pat’s first book in the Teach Me series, the Teach Me to Applique Quilt Book, Pat shares her fusible techniques for machine-stitched quilts that are as delightful to touch as they are pleasing to the eye. The result is fusible applique that is soft, drapey and easy!

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles Book

Following her book on applique, Pat shows you how to take your quilting skills to a whole new level with her Teach Me to Sew Triangles Book! You’ll discover 11 different ways to sew triangles, at least one method will be just right for you. Achieve successful results with half-square and quarter-square triangles, 60 degree triangles, flying geese and more.

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Book

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is how to free-motion and machine quilt. Well look no further, Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt Book is here to help! With this book, you will be guided step by step through walking-foot and free-motion quilting techniques.

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt Book

And in her fourth Teach Me book series, Pat teaches you how to make your first completed quilt, from start to finish. With the Teach Me to Make My First Quilt Book, you’ll learn the basics, from selecting notions and cutting fabric to machine sewing to quilting and binding. You’ll be proud to finish your first quilt, the first of many.

We also have a huge giveaway at the end of this year’s Summer Book Club! Click below to enter by filling out a quick form. Fill out all 10 forms from each week of the 2018 Summer Book Club, and you’ll be entered to win!

Happy Reading!

 

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