Starburst Jewel Series: Project 5

Have you been following our exclusive series featured around the awesome Creative Grids Starburst Ruler? We’re so amazed at the endless creative possibilities that can come from just one ruler! 
With the month of February filled with love, we couldn’t help but be inspired and put a little love into this month’s Starburst Jewel Series project! Without further ado, check out the Little Loves Quilt free pattern project.  
This festive quilt is so fun and it’s easy to make with your Starburst Ruler!
We have so many collections in stock that are perfect for this design! Like this adorable Abloom collection! The pink and red prints would fit perfectly into this quilt design!
We finished the Little Loves Quilt project off with our favorite shades of Aurifil thread! We love Aurifil because we can always find the perfect hue to match any project!
Be sure to tag us in your project on social media! #showusyourstarburst

AGF Stitched: Filigree Quilt Pattern

Today, we’ve got a fun new episode of AGF Stitched for you! We’re so excited about this charming quilt, and hope that you are too! The Filigree quilt features Wonderful Things by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics.
We love the way that the denim fabrics came together with the alluring prints in this collection!
This quilt might look tricky, but Kimberly has so many tips and tricks to make this quilt come out perfectly! Download your FREE pattern, purchase your quilt kit and backing set, and let’s get to sewing!

The fun doesn’t stop here! We’ve invited some of our friends to sew along with us!

Shruti from 13 Woodhouse Road
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Nettie from A Quilt is Nice
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Be sure to share your projects with us on social media with the hashtags #agfstitched and #filigreequiltpattern! Happy quilting!

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

 We are going to roll right into the new year with tons of new at this rate! Are your sewing rooms bursting at the seams yet?! With every new collection that is released, we’re inspired to do a new project! So little time, so much quilting to do! What will inspire your next project? Check out all of our fresh finds!

Fall Quilt Market 2016: Kimberly’s Favorite Finds

The holidays are just around the corner, can you believe it?! With all of the new stuff that has been popping up on the Fat Quarter Shop New Arrivals section, you may not know just what new additions you need for your crafting room! Kimberly to the rescue! Check out this video highlighting her 15 favorite items from Fall Quilt Market 2016, and look below for the shop-able links!

  1. Binding Butler by The Buddy and Company
  2. Sugar Plum Christmas by Anne Sutton for Moda
  3.  Buttons by Just Another Button Company
  4. It’s Sew Emma Dutch Tulips Quilt
  5. Quilter’s Patch Thread by Aurifil (coming soon) and Quilt by Laundry Basket Quilts
  6. Bee Basics by Lori Holt for Riley Blake
  7. Aurifil Colors of Moda Book
  8. Coney Island by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda
  9. Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda
  10.  Happy Flower Quilts book by Lecien
  11.  Impressions Template by It’s Sew Emma
  12. Sew Kind of Wonderful by Contemporary Quilt Designs
  13. Art Gallery Charleston by Amy Sinibaldi
  14. Kimberbell Basics
  15.  Cotton + Steel Bernina

Single Scoop Zipper Bag Tutorial & Giveaway
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Well, we’re not serving up ice cream today but we are serving up the sweetest Single Scoop Zipper Bags you ever did see! Whether you make them as gifts or to treat yourself, they’re sure to be a hit!
Dana Willard from Made Everyday stopped by our Fat Quarter Shop studio to film a video tutorial just for you, and she even made them with the Boardwalk Delight fabric collection she designed for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Yum!
Take a peek at the video tutorial below, and then read on for a chance to win one of TWO $50 gift certificates in our Single Scoop Zipper Bag Photo Contest!
Aren’t these bags the sweetest? They’re perfect for storing sewing supplies, cosmetics or any other goodies you’d like to have close at hand. We have all the ingredients you need to make them, including fabric, zippers, thread, Pellon, and a FREE downloadable template!
We think these Single Scoop Zipper Bags are SO delectable that we’re hosting a photo contest to add some extra sprinkles on top! Here are all the scrumptious details!
How To Enter:

1. Make one or more Single Scoop Zipper Bags. You may use any fabrics/colors that you’d like!

2. Post a photo of your completed bag on Instagram making sure to use the #singlescoopzipperbag hashtag, and TAGGING our FQS Instagram account. You must do both of these things so we’re able to find your image(s) and count your entry or entries. One entry per photo – only one photo per bag, please.
3. The contents ends this Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. so get busy sewing!
4. The two lucky winners will be chosen at random, and will be announced in a post here on the blog on Monday the 8th.
We can’t wait to see the Single Scoop Zipper Bags you create – we know you’ll find them as irresistible as we do. They’re handy and adorable!

AGF Stitched with Kimberly: Palisades Quilt & FREE Pattern!


Hello, Quilting Friends!  We’re super excited to bring you both inspiration and a FREE quilt pattern today. The name of the quilt? Palisades, and it’s the newest quilt in our AGF Stitched with Kimberly Series! Not only are we sharing our version of Palisades, we’re also linking out to some fab quilting bloggers who have made their own inspiring versions of Palisades as well!
The Palisades quilt uses the new, beautiful and super sweet fabric collection by Katarina Roccella – it’s called Pandalicious. In addition to Panda prints, the collection is graced with subtle bamboo, cherry blossom and leaf motifs. It’s both charming and beautiful!
We’ll make it super easy for you to make this quilt, too. How? We have a Palisades Video Tutorial!  Kimberly will walk you through the making of this darling quilt, so get ready to fall in love with Pandalicious and the Palisades Quilt!  You may watch the video tutorial by clicking here or watching in the video window below.
Wasn’t that easy? Now that you’re ready to make a Palisades Quilt of your own, it’s time to decide on fabrics. If you fell in love with the quilt pattern and fabrics as shown in the video, you’ll love our Palisades Quilt Kit! The kit includes enough fabric for the quilt top and binding, and we have a coordinating Backing Set, too!
MORE Palisades Fun!
Hurray! These wonderful quilting bloggers have stitched up the Palisades Quilt, too!  Some used the Pandalicious fabrics, but many opted to use other Art Gallery Fabrics, so you’ll be treated to Palisades in many different looks and feels! Please visit each blog and see how beautiful this pattern can be in a variety of prints and colors!
Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
 Melissa from Happy Quilting
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Afton from Quilting Mod
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Megan from Quilt Story
Heather from Quilt Story
Rachael from The Floral Suitcase


Denim Week Project 5: Quilted Bedrunner!
Welcome back to Denim Week! We’re pleased to present our fifth and final project – a Quilted Bed Runner! Made with beautiful and quiltable denim from the AGF Denim Collection, a bed runner like this is a quick and easy way to change the look of a bedroom. Sew fun! This pattern came from the Quick Change Quilt Book!
Isn’t it pretty?! It adds visual interest to otherwise neutral bedding.
It’s easy to create different looks for the same pattern/bed runner depending on
 which fabrics, thread color, and quilting pattern you use!
If you love this bed runner and want to make one of your own, you’re in luck!  Not only is the denim on sale, but the bed runner pattern came from a book we carry here at FQS. The Quick Change Quilt Book includes 13 different bed runners that are fun to sew and easy to customize!
 AFG denim is 20% off all month!  Now is the perfect time to try this beautiful and versatile fabric.
Thank you for joining us for Denim Week, y’all! We can’t wait to see what you create with your denim, so please be sure to tag any photos you share on Instagram with #FQSDenimWeek!
Happy Quilting!

Denim Week Project 4: Denim Fabric Buckets
Welcome back to Denim Week! We’re pleased to present our 4th project – Denim Fabric Buckets
These little beauties are quick and easy to sew up, and can be customized with your favorite

AGF Denim Collection fabrics. The Bucket Patterns are available at the click of a button!
You can use them to store thread, notions, cosmetics and more!
Why not sew a denim bucket for each type or color of your fabric scraps? Sew fun!
 AFG denim is 20% off all month!  Now is the perfect time to try this beautiful and versatile fabric.
Tomorrow’s project is a Denim Bed Runner from this book! Tune in tomorrow for the reveal!
We can’t wait to see what you create as a result of Denim Week, so please be sure to tag any photos you share on Instagram with #FQSDenimWeek!
Happy Denim Week!

Denim Week Project 3: The Shore Bag!
Welcome to Wednesday of Denim Week! We’re pleased to present our third project – our Denim Shore Bag, which comes in a larger size and a smaller size. It’s got ties on the sides, a pocket on the front, and two pockets on the inside. This stylish  and practical bag is perfect to use as a purse, a diaper bag, or a sewing bag.

The Shore Bag can be made in different sizes, and you can customize your bag with your favorite AGF Denim Collection fabrics. The bag patterns are available at the click of a button!
 AFG denim is 20% off all month!  Now is the perfect time to try this beautiful and versatile fabric.  
Tomorrow’s project is Denim Fabric Buckets. These beautiful storage options are easy to stitch up, and fun to customize. Whether you make a slew to hold your scraps, or one to keep cosmetics contained on a countertop, you’ll love this fun project.
Here is the final Denim Week project we’ll be sharing as the week winds down:
June 10th: Bed Runner – from this book!

OUR GIVEAWAY BEGINS TODAY!  WOO HOO!  We’re giving away four denim bundles!
Two people will win our Designs Denim Half Yard Bundle
Two people will win our Dense Denim Half Yard Bundle

To enter our giveaway, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite Denim Week project thus far. Giveaway ends on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winners will be contacted by email and will be announced here on this blog post.  Good luck!
We can’t wait to see what you create as a result of Denim Week, so please be sure to tag any photos you share on Instagram with #FQSDenimWeek!
The four winners of our giveaway have been selected and notified via email. The lucky winners are Rebecca, Carol, Brandy P, and lalaluu.  Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who entered!
Happy Denim Week!