Button Lovers’ Club: Summer Lovin’

Button Lovers' Club 2
Button Lovers’ Club 2

We are more than halfway through July, but Summer is still in full swing!  Soon we will be sending out the August button sets, “Summer Lovin'” to our Button Lovers’ Club 2 members.  There is still time to get in on the action if you are swooning over these citrus-y buttons!

Summer Lovin' buttons
Sweet & juicy Summer Lovin’ buttons

Summer Lovin' buttons packaged

 

The Button Lovers’ Club 2 boxes include art cards by artist Tammy Tutterow!  Here is the card for August.Tammy Tutterow art card for August

Pat Sloan made a beachy beauty with the Summer Lovin’ buttons and a Bread ‘n Butter Jolly Bar.  Grab the templates on her blog, but first be sure you’re all signed up for the Button Lovers’ Club 2 and enjoy!

Pat Sloan's August Button Lovers' CLub project
Pat Sloan’s August 2017 Button Lovers’ 2 project

Pat Sloan Sand Pail

Button Lovers’ Club 2: Red, White and Blue-tiful

Button Lovers' Club 2
Button Lovers’ Club 2

It’s almost time for our second go-round of our club that is completely and wholly dedicated to buttons!  Do you appreciate the fine, smooth finish of a well-crafted button?  Do you crave the clink of buttons as you sort through them?  Or maybe you just love the inspiration of fresh color themes being delivered to you each month?  Then don’t miss Button Lovers’ Club 2 at the Fat Quarter Shop!

This series of buttons includes a mix of over 65 hand-dyed or handmade buttons from Just Another Button Company in a variety of colors, sizes and styles each month, and runs from July 2017 – June 2018.  We have listed all the themes for each month, and they sound as cute as a button — or as cute as many, many buttons, delivered to your door each month!

Red, White and Blue-tiful buttons
Red, White and Blue-tiful buttons
Button Lovers' Club July 2017 box
Button Lovers’ Club July 2017 box

As a bonus, the Button Lovers’ Club 2 boxes will include art cards by artist Tammy Tutterow!  Her cards are a worthy canvas for your buttons.

art card by Tammy Tutterow
art card by Tammy Tutterow

But of course you don’t have to stop there!  Add some needle and thread and a good sprinkling of Pat Sloan’s creativity.  Check out what she made with July’s “Red, White and Blue-tiful” buttons!  Want to make a little wallhanging like hers?  Sail on over to her blog for her templates and more information, but first be sure you’re all signed up for the Button Lovers’ Club 2 and enjoy!

Pat Sloan's July 2017 Button Lovers' Club project
Pat Sloan’s July 2017 Button Lovers’ Club project

And a very important P.S., our Birthday Deal sales are halfway through!  Keep checking our Flash Sale page each day for another tasty treat, all the way up to June 27, 2017.  We love our Fat Quarter Shoppers and this is our way of thanking you for your loyalty through 14 great years!

Button Lovers’ Club: May!

This month’s bright and refreshing Button Lovers’ Club color is a stunning TANGERINE!
There are so many possibilities for this color and we couldn’t wait to stitch up a project with our favorite Aurifil 80 wt and show them off! We came up with this sly and adorable little fox, and the buttons from Just Another Button Company are the perfect embellishments!
To make this darling project, you can download the free pattern template now!
Pat Sloan decided to join in on the fun and make a darling little fox, too!
Pat’s design features an adorable heart, which you can find on her blog! She jazzed up this little critter with her collection Sunday Drive and a touch of American Jane’s Hop, Skip, and a Jump!
(P.S.-Did you check out that little basket holding all of the hand-dyed buttons?! Find the Button Boat Sewing Pattern here!)
 

 

 

Have you heard?! There’s even MORE fun in store! Join the Button Lovers’ 2 Club today to receive a monthly box of over 65 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes! Boxes will begin shipping in June, so don’t delay – sign up today!

Button Lovers’ Club: Mint!

What better color to take us into spring than refreshing, lively MINT! April’s Button Lover’s Club
box contains 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles to bring your project to life!
Pat Sloan has created this darling One Ringy Dingy! pattern to showcase these fun buttons
and it’s ready and waiting for you to download for FREE!
Head over to Pat’s blog for more photos and details on how to whip up this cute design!

Button Lovers’ Club: Strawberry!

Do you have a sweet tooth? Well get ready because this month’s Button Lovers’ Club is extra sweet!
Not only do you get the monthly box of 86 hand-dyed buttons in a charming Strawberry color, but we’re also making the adorable Strawberry Bubblegum Mug Rug!
We love this design and could think of so many fun fabrics that this would work perfectly with! To make ours, we used the Sweet Marion collection! (Hint hint: if you are a Sew Sampler Box subscriber – this is the fabric that you got in February’s box!)
Let’s get to creating! We can’t wait to see what your bubblegum machine is filled with! If you’re not already a member of the Button Lovers’ Club, sign up today! Share your project with us on social media #buttonloversclub!

February Button Lovers’ Club: Cornflower

February’s Button Lovers’ Club features a stunning shade of blue: cornflower! If you’re not already a member of the club, don’t worry! There’s still time to sign up! Each month, you’ll be delivered a variety of 86 hand-dyed buttons! No matter what you are creating you’ll always have the perfect button embellishment to bring your piece together.
Pat Sloan has created a beautiful flower tablerunner to perfectly display these beauties! Download the free pattern now!
Want to make yours just like Pat’s? She used a box of our February Button Lovers’ Club buttons, Aurifloss, her Sunday Drive collection and Bella Solids from Moda.
Are you ready to get started? Head over to Pat’s blog for a step-by-step tutorial! We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us on social media with the hashtag #buttonloversclub.

If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

    Button Lovers’ Club: Plum plus a FREE pattern!

    It’s time for our first Button Lovers’ Club of 2017! If you’re not already a member, you’re missing out! The club features a monthly present of 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of shapes and styles! No matter what project you have, you’ll always have the perfect button embellishment to finish your piece!
    January’s Button Lovers’ Club color is a stunning plum!
    We’ve whipped up a charming project to showcase these gems, and Pat Sloan has stitched along with us! We’ll walk you through it step-by-step, and you’ll come out with the cutest Butterfly Mini Quilt!
    Butterfly Mini Quilt
    Finished size: 12 1/2″ by 12 1/2″

    To start, download the free Butterfly Mini Quilt template! Next, select your fabric! We used Grunge Basics by Moda, and Latitude Batiks by Kate Spain for Moda! We finished the antennae details with Aurifil 40 wt.

    Fabric Specifics

    Cutting Directions

    • 1 – 8 ½” white square – use Grunge Snow White fabric
    • 10 – 3” white squares – use Grunge Snow White fabric
    • 10 – 3” aqua squares – use Latitude Batiks fabric
    • – 2 ¼” x width of fabric strips for binding – use Latitude Batiks fabric
    • – 16 ½” square for backing – use Latitude Batiks fabric
    • Cut the butterfly body from the Grunge Hot Cocoa fabric
    • Cut the butterfly wings from the Grunge Grape fabric

    Directions

    1. Applique the butterfly body and wings to the 8 ½” white square.
    2. Using the 3” white and aqua squares, make 20 HST using the 2 at a time method. Trim to 2 ½”.
    3. Assemble the mini quilt.
    4. Add buttons and embroidery floss.
    5. Piece the binding strips ends to end. Quilt and bind as desired.
    Pat used the fun prints in the Manderley collection by Franny & Jane to bring her butterfly to life!

    Will you stick with basics, or opt for a print? We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us on social media with the hashtag #buttonloversclub.

    If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

        Button Lovers’ Club: Scarlet + a FREE Festive Pattern!

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        This month’s Button Lovers’ Club features beautiful, hand-dyed buttons in a Scarlet hue, in so many shapes and sizes! What does this month’s color remind you of? We can’t help but picture drinking warm apple cider by a brightly lit fire! Have you signed up to get your monthly button delivery?
        Pat Sloan has an adorable template to showcase these buttons, and we can’t wait to get started! This Peppermint Patty design will be the perfect addition to your homes’ winter decor! All of your friends will be wanting one, too!


        Peppermint Patty

        Download the free pattern here and head to Pat Sloan’s blog for step-by-step directions! This template uses the Dresden Pie Ruler!

         Pat used the beautiful red Hometown Girl Batiks Rainbow-Cherry Circle Stamp, and our favorite new Aurifil 80wt to applique those darling holly leaves!

        This free template is so much fun and will bring so much holiday cheer into your home. What fabric will you select to make this a completely custom design? We can’t wait to see your finished project!
        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

        Button Lovers’ Club: Brown plus a FREE fall project!

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        Fall is in full swing here at FQS! We’re feeling inspired by nature with warm golds, soft browns, and inviting copper colors everywhere you look! This month’s Button Lovers’ Club is a range of brown hues with so many crafting options!

        We have an adorable fall decoration for you this month that looks like it was plucked right from our backyard trees! This mixture of textures is such a fun way to welcome fall into your home.

        Ready to add this fall-inspired decor to your home? Use these simple instructions below!


        Acorn by Fat Quarter Shop

        Directions

        Pat Sloan quilted along with us! Here are her acorn template interpretations: 
        This block was made using the Le Marais Charm Pack and our favorite Aurifil 80wt thread.
        This acorn uses Prairie Coral Polka Dot by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics and Bella Solids Moda U Brown.
        This free template is so much fun, and can be made completely custom with the fabric of your choice for a different look and feel! We’ve shown you three versatile options, but the possibilities are endless! What color palette and fabric collection will you choose? We’re excited to see!

        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss the upcoming collections and our FREE project ideas! 

        October Button Lovers’ Club: Peach!

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        It’s that time again! Today we’re showing you some adorable designs using the October box of buttons featuring a fresh, new color: Peach! With fall inspiration everywhere you look – there are so many adorable designs ready for you to create with the variety of buttons in this month’s Button Lovers’ Club!

        This month’s free template is an adorable fall table decoration; the perfect addition to your next get together!

        Is this show-stopper your next “must-make” item? Follow Pat Sloan’s easy instructions below!

        Pumpkin Runner by Pat Sloan for Fat Quarter Shop
        Finished Size: 16″ x 48″


        Materials Used

        Cutting Directions

        • 16 cream squares 4.5” x 4.5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Bella Solid
        • 4 grey squares 4.5” x 4.5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Bella Solid
        • 10 grey squares 5” x 5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Bella Solid
        • 10 black squares 5” x 5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack and Spooky Delights polka dots
        • 22 oranges squares 2.5” x 2.5” – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack
        • 1 green square 5” x 5” for 3 stems – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack
        • 2 purple squares 5” x 5” for 2 stars – use Spooky Delights Charm Pack


        Directions

        Step One: Download the pumpkin table runner template here. 

        Step Two: Using the 5” grey and black squares, make 20 HST using the 2 at a time method. They will be 4.5” finished.
        Step Three: Make the pumpkin fabric by sewing a unit of 2 x 11 rows of 2.5” orange squaresCut the 3 pumpkins from this fabric.
        Step Four: Sew the center background of cream 4.5” squares in a 2 x 8 setting.
        Step Five: Applique the pumpkins and stars.

        Step Six: Assemble the table runner and quilt.

        Step Seven: Dress it up with peach buttons from your October Button Lovers’ Club!
        This free template is so much fun, and can be made completely custom with the fabric of your choice for a different look and feel! Pat’s table runner has a Halloween feel, while we see more rich, fall tones on the sample below! 


        This sample uses Just A Speck and Modern Background Paper. How cute is the spiderweb stitch detailing?! Each unique shade, size, and shape of the buttons in this Peach October Button Lovers’ Club pack adds an adorable, custom feel.

        What fabrics will you choose? We’re excited to see!

        If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss the upcoming collections and our FREE project ideas!