Classic and Vintage Series: Maple Leaf

Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Maple Leaf Quilt Block!  It’s just sew perfect for Autumn!  In our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

The Maple Leaf quilt block (a free download) is a gorgeous vintage block from the Kansas City Star columns that is simple, yet altogether makes a pretty-as-a-picture quilt! Kimberly made her Maple Leaf quilt using Farmhouse II by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.  The warm pumpkin tones lend just the right autumnal attitude!

Our complete Maple Leaf quilt pattern with four different quilt size options is available for purchase at To make a quilt just like ours, we have the Maple Leaf Quilt Kit and Backing Set available!

If you’re ready to sew along with us, download your FREE Maple Leaf block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making your block!

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Who’s Quilting Along

We have 17 creative bloggers quilting along with us! Check out their takes on the Maple Leaf blocks and quilts:

Kimberly used her leftover Maple Leaf blocks from the video tutorial to make this luscious table topper!

Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Rebecca of One Wee Bird

Angela of ALC Creates

Carla of Create in the Sticks

Sarah of 123 Quilt

Martina of Quilt Collection M

Ange of A Little Patchwork

Tracie of Riceford Streams

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create

Brenda of Songbird Designs

Martha of Crafty & Gluten Free Mom

Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party

Michele of Island Life Quilts

Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen

Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

Connie of Freemotion by the River

Louise of My Discoveries


We hope you enjoy quilting your own Maple Leaf quilt and please share your work using the #MapleLeafQuilt hashtag. Happy Quilting!

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Classic & Vintage: Wild Goose Chase

Classic & Vintage: Wild Goose ChaseIt’s Friday, and we’re going to send you off on a Wild Goose Chase… but you’ll wind up with a beautiful quilt!  The next Classic & Vintage block in our YouTube series is the Wild Goose Chase quilt block.  This vintage block is one of our absolute favorites, but those flying geese units can be tricky to line up for even blocks.  Our main tip here is to use the flying geese paper by Triangles on a Roll — it’s so easy to use, and all the units wind up sewn in perfect rows that you don’t need to worry about!  PLUS, we have all Triangles on a Roll notions on sale 15% this week only with promo code Triangle15, so there is no better time to snatch one up to try for yourself!

We made our version one-of-a-kind with Snowberry and DENIM, both by Moda!  The blend of the two was amazing and gave it a elegant, worn look that we love, plus it has a universal appeal for everyone!  Our version of the Wild Goose Chase quilt is kitted up with those fabrics and a flying geese paper roll, so check it out.  You’ll love how smoothly the denim sews up!

Snowberry by 3 Sisters
Snowberry by 3 Sisters

The free Wild Goose Chase block pattern is here, so go ahead and print that out, then hit play!


Ready to take on the full quilt, but dying to try it in other fabrics?  The Wild Goose Chase PDF pattern has four different size options!

Of course, we had wonderful bloggy friends join us to show you more avenues for the Wild Goose Chase design!  Hop on over and let them know your thoughts.

We can’t wait to see what you make, so be sure to use #wildgoosechasequilt so we can share your finished beauties.

Classic & Vintage Series: Snail Trail Quilt Block

Classic & Vintage: Snail TrailHappy Friday, Quilters!  We are ending this wonderful week with another episode of our Classic & Vintage block series on YouTube, the Snail Trail quilt block.  This block has various names, including Monkey Wrench, Ocean Waves, Whirligig, and even Indiana Puzzle, but Snail Trail is the most prevalent name we found.  In any case, the swirling effect of this block can be a doozy.

Snail Trail Quilt BlockThere are many different ways to make this block, especially with paper piecing and templates, but we like simplifying things wherever possible while still keeping accuracy and perfect points.  We tested several different methods and sizes to make this block and wound up with a technique that we are really happy with!  Curious to see how we do it?

Check out the free Snail Trail block pattern here, then hit play!

Now that you’ve got a hang of our technique, are you ready to make a full quilt?  We have this gorgeous Snail Trail quilt kit made with Snowman Gatherings III!  Or simply purchase the Snail Trail PDF pattern and select your own fabrics.

Snail Trail quilt in Snowman Gatherings III
Snail Trail quilt in Snowman Gatherings III

Snail Trail quilt

Take a look at what our blogger friends made for their Snail Trail samples for some more inspiration!

We can’t wait to see what you make, so be sure to use #snailtrailquilt so we can share your finished beauties.

Classic and Vintage Series: Jacob’s Ladder

Happy Wednesday! Today, we’re debuting a new addition to our Classic & Vintage Quilt Series: Jacob’s Ladder. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on well-known, traditional blocks!

The Jacob’s Ladder quilt pattern dates back in time to before the Revolutionary War! Composed of blocks with 9 squares, the pattern finishes to resemble a series of ladders throughout the quilt top. 

This pattern is stunning and traditional, and a perfect addition to your quilt collection! Purchase the pattern here, and read on for our tutorial video!

To make a quilt just like ours here, we’ve put together a great Quilt Kit and Backing Set featuring Reflections by Jo Morton for Moda.
Grab your supplies and quilt along as Kimberly gives us a step-by-step tutorial!
If you’re looking for a small start to this project, check out the free Jacob’s Ladder Quilt Block! Download it now to practice before you make your large quilt!
This quilt looks great in other fabrics, too! We’ve asked some of our quilty friends to join us for some sew-along fun! Check out these fabulous bloggers and their stunning Jacob’s Ladder quilts!
Denise from Pieced Brain
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Jane from from Quilt Jane
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Jacque from Lily Pad Quilting
Natalia from Piece N Quilt
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Darlene from Quilt Shop Gal
Connie from Freemotion by the River

Classic & Vintage featuring Tree of Life Quilt

We hope that you’ve had a wonderful Christmas shared with your loved ones! Even though Christmas is over, we have another little gift for you! Today, we’re back with another Classic & Vintage quilt block!  If you’re unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage Series, we take traditional blocks that you know and love and update them with a modern twist.

We selected the fun and classic Freedom collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics to spice up the Tree of Life block! You can download this FREE quilt block on our free quilt patterns page, or download the whole quilt pattern right to your computer here!

We have put together a Tree of Life Quilt Kit and Backing Set to make your quilt complete!

Ready to get started? Here are a few of Kimberly’s essential picks to help you complete this stunning quilt with ease!

Triangles on a Roll for precise, easy cutting guides!
Creative Grids Ruler to make sure your lines are straight.
Olfa Rotary Cutter for crisp fabric edges.
Alphabitties for easy fabric marking!
Washi Tape to seal your Triangles on a Roll.




Classic & Vintage featuring Album Quilt!


Happy Friday fellow quilters! We’re debuting a new addition to our Classic & Vintage Quilt series today. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we take traditional blocks and update them by giving them a modern twist. 

Today, we’re sharing one of our favorite blocks, Album Block. Kimberly chose to make her quilt using Summerfest by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics.  This classic block and sunny fabric combine beautifully to make a quilt that will be cherished for generations.

Our complete Album quilt pattern is available for purchase in PDF form at, and features the quilt in four different sizes.  If you would like to sew our version, we have an Album Quilt Kit available, as well as a separate quilt backing set!

If you’re ready to sew along, download the FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on piecing your block. 

We hope you enjoy sewing up your own Album Quilt. Happy Quilting!

Fat Quarter Shop’s Top 10 Videos of 2015: Single Wedding Ring Quilt

Happy Tuesday everyone! We are so excited to bring you our Top 10 Videos of 2015 series on the Jolly Jabber. For ten days, we will be celebrating ten of our most popular videos of 2015.

Our second Top 10 video is such a classic with it’s elegant design and traditional elements. The Single Wedding Ring quilt is the simplified version of the Double Wedding Ring Quilt. 
If you’re ready to get sewing, watch Kimberly’s tutorial on how to piece the Single Wedding Ring Block and download our FREE Block pattern. We also have the complete PDF pattern for purchase at our shop. This pattern includes crib, lap, twin & queen sizes.  

It would not be a celebration without inviting some of your favorite bloggers to sew along. Hop on over to see their Single Wedding Ring creations. 

We would love for you to share your #singleweddingringquilt or any other #FQSTop10 quilts for 2015 on Instagram. Oh and did we mention for every #FQSTop10 post you do, you will be entered for a chance to win a Fat Quarter Shop $100 Gift Certificate! This fun contest ends January 31, 2016 and the winner will be announced on Instagram February 1, 2016. Good luck and happy quilting everyone! 

Classic & Vintage featuring the Single Wedding Ring Quilt Pattern

Hello everyone! It’s time for our first Classic & Vintage Quilt of 2015. If you’re unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we take classic, traditional blocks and make it fresh for today. 

When we think of traditional blocks, one of our all time favorites is the double wedding ring block. For our series (and to avoid that darned curved piecing!) we decided to tackle the Single Wedding Ring quilt block instead.. Kimberly thought that the Whitewashed Cottage collection by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics would be the perfect pairing with its soft, muted colors. 
Our complete Single Wedding Ring quilt pattern is available in PDF form for purchase at out shop. This pattern includes crib, lap, twin & queen sizes. And we also created a Single Wedding Ring Quilt Kit so that you can sew our version! 

We know that you’re anxious to start sewing! So start by downloading our FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s Single Wedding Ring tutorial for a step-by-step guide on piecing your block. 

For more Single Wedding Ring quilt creations, be sure to visit some of our bloggy friends!

Lydia of Telafante

Thank you so much for joining us and let us know in the comments what classic & vintage quilt blocks you would like to take on!

Classic & Vintage featuring Bear Paw Quilt Pattern

Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber everyone! We’re debuting our newest addition to the Classic & Vintage Quilt series. The purpose of our Classic & Vintage series is to take classic, traditional blocks and make it fresh for today. 

Today, we are reviving the traditional Bear Paw Block, which is definitely a favorite of Fat Quarter Shop. Kimberly chose to use the Crazy For Red collection by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics, since red and white quilts are always a classic. 


Our complete Bear Paw quilt pattern is available in PDF form for purchase at our shop. This pattern includes the table runner, crib, twin, and king sizes. We also created a Bear Paw Quilt Kit to get you started. 

If you’re ready to get started with our Bear Paw block, download the FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on piecing your block. 


Want to see more Bear Paw quilt creations? Head on over to some of our favorite blogs to see what they’ve come up with. 

Thank you so much for joining us and be sure to share our new Classic & Vintage series with your friends and 

A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Block – Free Pattern and Tutorial + GIVEAWAY CLOSED

We are so excited to share the next Classic and Vintage free pattern and video tutorial with you! We picked up an adorable basket tablerunner last year, and it was covered in bright baskets that were painstakingly stitched down. We loved the look, but were not going to do all that applique! Instead we mimicked it with straight piecing into a 7 ½” block, and the results? Equally awesome. Meet the new A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern and video tutorial!

We have cute quilt kits available, and today we are going to show you how to assemble the A Tisket, A Tasket Basket Block. To make this block you will need a 12” x 20” piece for your background and a 10” x 15” piece of fabric for the basket. We used the 1930s Bella Solids, plus a few more, by Moda Fabrics. Download the FREE PDF Pattern for full quilt instructions in three sizes, and watch our detailed tutorial video to see Kimberly piece this block.

First, we cut our fabrics according to our free downloadable pattern and labeled them with Alphabitties.

Now, let’s start assembling our basket block! Attach one Fabric J rectangle to one Fabric B square, sewing with a 1/4″ seam allowance and pressing towards the darker fabric.

Then, attach a Fabric I rectangle to the top of the Fabric J/B unit.

Attach one Fabric F rectangle to the left side of your Fabric I/J/B unit.

Attach a Fabric E rectangle to the top of your unit, and now you have your basket handle assembled!

Next, draw a line on the wrong side of a Fabric G square. With right sides together, lay the Fabric G square on the bottom right corner of the assembled basket handle unit. Pin in place, stitch on the line, and trim 1/4″ away from the seam. Press toward the darker fabric.

Now, let’s make our basket bases. Take two Fabric H squares and draw a line on the wrong side from corner to corner. Lay your Fabric H square on one corner of a Fabric D rectangle, placing it according to the free downloadable pattern. Sew directly on the line and press towards the basket fabric.

To make the basket side unit, attach a Fabric A rectangle to the basket bases by stitching with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

For the bottom unit, take the remaining Fabric A rectangle, the bottom basket base, and a Fabric C square.

For Side and Basket base units, make sure your Fabric H square is on the correct side, and that you sew it at the correct angle. They should end up looking opposite from each other, not identical. Attach the side unit to the basket unit by sewing with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Lastly, attach the bottom unit to the basket, and your basket block is complete!

Make this into a quilt by downloading our FREE A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern and choosing a size. The pattern is written in THREE sizes: table runner, crib, and lap!

To celebrate the new FREE A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern, we are giving away one quilt kit to make the lap sized quilt. Comment on this post and let us know what old quilt block you would like to see freshened up in our next Vintage & Classic video! Entries are open to all, please leave an email address, and the winner will be chosen on Tuesday April 8th.

UPDATE!! A winner has been chosen! Michelle is our lucky winner!
Michelle said…
I’d like to see something done using a simple house or schoolhouse block.

Thank you Michelle, you have been emailed! We hope you all enjoyed the A Tisket, A Tasket FREE tutorial!

Good luck! And be sure to download our A Tisket, A Tasket Quilt Pattern and watch our tutorial video!