In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Meadow Slumber Pillow

Get ready to travel in style with this month’s In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop’s pillow project! The Meadow Slumber Pillow is perfectly sized to tote along on your car or plane ride, and it’s sew adorable that all of your fellow travelers will be begging you for your secret! Be prepared for jaws to drop when you tell them that you made it!
This beautiful pillow uses five of the fabrics from the beautiful new Meadow collection by Camelot and Aurifil 50 wt in Light Robin’s Egg color 2710! As soon as we got the Meadow collection in we couldn’t wait to create something with those beautiful and trendy florals! We’re loving those light navy prints, and we added the Meadow White Bouquet to the back for a bold pop of contrast!
Meadow Slumber Pillow Instructions
Cut 4 – 4.5” x 12.5” rectangles for the top (if fabric is directional pay attention to direction of the fabric)
Cut 3 – 1” x 12.5” rectangles for the flange – fold in half wrong sides together.
Place the flange in the center of the first two rectangles and pin it in place.
Continue to make the pillow top.
Cut 1 – 14 ½” x 18 ½” batting piece

 

Cut 1 – 14 ½” x 18 ½” muslin rectangle for Pillow Top backing
Layer the Quilt Top, Batting and Pillow Top Backing
Quilt on your BERNINA 770 QE with a 10D foot, a 3.5 stitch length and move your stitch to the right two spots.  Also use matching Aurifil thread color 2710  for contrast on the dark panels!
Trim Quilt Top
Cut two – 13” x 23” rectangles for the pillow backing
Put wrong sides together and pressCenter on the back of the pillow overlapping 4”

 

Pin in place and baste around the edge. Trim excess backingCut 2 – 2” x width of fabric strips

 

Bind
And there you have it! An easy-as-can-be stylish pillow to tote along on your next adventure! Be sure to share you project photos with us on social media! #meadowslumberpillow #bernina #institcheswithfatquartershop

 

In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Sugar Coated Dreams

In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop
Hold on to your seats, because we have a FUN, new Fat Quarter Shop exclusive series with our friends at Bernina! This six-part series titled, In Stitches, will bring you a new pillow design each month!

This month’s pillow is called Sugar Coated Dreams and features the darling and dainty collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! We selected a pretty Aurifil pink color 2415 for a pop of color and to showcase the precise stitches from our BERNINA 770 QE!

Ready to make your own?! Head on over to WeAllSew for step-by-step instructions and a chance to enter a fun giveaway!


Carrie Nelson Explains Wide Binding!

There are hundreds of different ways to bind quilts, and goodness knows we have tried lots and lots of them! But when we saw Carrie Nelson post about her vintage-inspired wide binding on the Moda Fabrics blog, we had to try just one more method – and this one rises above the rise! With the wider width, the binding is more visible and becomes another strong design element in your quilt! We were so excited to have Carrie walk us through this technique. Her number one tip: remember to cut on the bias! We can’t wait to try this binding method on all of our projects.
Before we get started, let’s grab some of Carrie’s favorite notions to use while binding!
Now you’ve got everything that you need! Download our easy-to-follow chart to make sure that your sizing is correct, and watch this video to learn this technique!
See, now wasn’t that easy?! Remember to cut on the bias and give yourself more binding than you think you may need, just in case!
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for so many more fun tips and tricks from Kimberly and our special guests! 

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

Tutorial: How to Use Impressions Quilting Templates

Have you gotten your hands on the awesome new Orange Peel Templates?! Today, we’ll show you exactly how to use these fun templates! Check out this easy-to-follow video!
These four new patterns are so fun to make! You might have seen them in our favorite Bella Solids, but we’ve made them in some of our favorite new collections, too!
   
We used the fun and colorful prints of Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics! These prints are small and subtle enough that the fish shapes we love are still the star of the show! Purchase your Pattern today and bring this quilt to life! 
   
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics is a fun collection with a large variety of colorways! We love how that periwinkle blue just pops in the center of the Grapevine Pattern!
   
We softened up the Jewel Pattern by using First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics. These dainty florals are perfect to highlight the petals of this pattern!
   
The Round Robin Pattern is so versatile, and we decided to make it in Manderley by Franny and Jane for Moda Fabrics. This collection features contemporary prints in a variety of sizes, making it perfect for this quilt pattern!
Are you feeling inspired? We can’t wait to see what you create with these fun Impressions templates and new patterns! To help you get started, we’re giving away a set of Aurifil Thread that corresponds with the quilt kits! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be entered to win! Contest ends Saturday, February 25, 2017! Winner will be announced on the blog!

Aurifil Impressions Thread Set

Applique All Day Series: #6 – Full House

We’re sad to say that this is the last block in our Applique All Day Series with Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs! We have had so much fun over these past few months! Let’s take a look at the blocks we’ve made this far…

        
Today’s block, designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by Anne Sutton, is titled Full House!

Ready to start appliqueing? If you haven’t, download the free pattern here! Don’t forget to check out the new Applique Basics Kit, and stock up on our latest obsession – Aurifil 80 wt!

Be sure to share your Full House block with us on social media so that we can admire your work! #appliqueallday We love sharing all of your projects on our pages!

Applique All Day Series: #5 – Teapot

We’re onto block five of the Applique All Day series with Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs! This week, Anne designed a darling block that reminds us of a popular nursery rhyme! The Teapot block and the rest of the blocks in this six-part applique series are exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop and are free to download from our free pattern page!

This block design is perfectly composed of a fabric collection that reminds us to cherish handmade items — Handmade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. The variety of large and small prints makes the Handmade collection extremely versatile for projects, and adds so much charm!
We secured the teapot with the Bedazzle Aurifil Applique Thread Set featuring six stunning hues!

Ready to start appliqueing? If you haven’t, download the free pattern here! Don’t forget to check out the new Applique Basics Kit, and stock up on our latest obsession – Aurifil 80 wt!

Be sure to share your Teapot block with us on social media so that we can admire your work! #appliqueallday We love sharing all of your projects on our pages!

Did you miss the first four blocks? Check them out now!

Applique All Day Series: Block #4 – Cool Cat

It’s time for a new block in our Applique All Day series! Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs designed a cute and cuddly block for week four!  The Cool Cat block and the rest of the blocks in this six-part series are exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop and are free to download!

What better fabric to use than the Meow or Never collection by Erin Michael for Moda Fabrics? The collection features a perfect mix of cat prints and fun patterns!

Next, we used the fun and punchy colors of the Trendsetter Aurifil Applique Thread Set featuring six spools of the new Aurifil 80 wt. 

Ready to start appliqueing? If you haven’t, download the free pattern here! Don’t forget to check out the new Applique Basics Kit! Anne Sutton has picked her must-haves, and we have put them all together in this FQS exclusive kit!

Be sure to share your Cool Cat block with us on social media! #appliqueallday

Did you miss the first blocks? Check them out now!


Sew Sampler December 2016 Box Reveal!

Today we’re unwrapping our December Sew Sampler Subscription Box! If this is your first box, you’re in for such a treat! If you’ve been with us since the first box, you know just how adorable every box is! Each month the box has so many goodies that you will wonder how you ever lived without it! Be sure to leave a comment and review the box on our website here.

We packed this box with treats that are sure to bring a look of joy to your face! Now, let’s see what’s inside!

Impressions Quilting Templates Orange Peel Set from It’s Sew Emma features the classic orange peel applique shape. Templates are designed to fit on 3″, 4″, 5″ and 6″ finished squares.
Round Robin Quilt Pattern featuring Impressions Orange Peel Templates from It’s Sew Emma! This beautiful pattern was featured on our social media a few months ago, and everyone has been dying to get their hands on it!
Birds of Liberty Half Roll Up by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics showcases 1930’s reproduction prints in beautiful, vibrant colors! The Roll Up includes 18 2.5″ x 42″ strips of fabric and includes duplicates of some prints.
1930s Aurifil Applique Thread Set with SIX spools of beautiful 80 wt. Aurifil thread, perfect for machine and hand applique! Includes colors: 1135, 2410, 2860, 2520, 2725, 2250.

Sew Cherry Magnet Set with four magnet squares, inspired by the Sew Cherry Collection by Lori Holt!

This month’s box also features Block 9 Recipe Card! This is an exclusive pattern and at the end of the year we will include a finishing card as well, so that you can put together the whole quilt!

January’s Sew Sampler Box will ship out in three weeks! Be sure you’re on the list to receive your little blue box!