Learn how to make a Petit Four Basket with Annie Unrein!

We’re always looking for cute storage around the house, and especially in our sewing room! Today, Annie Unrein from ByAnnie shows us how quick and easy it is to make these adorable Petit Four Baskets!  This crafty project doesn’t have a pattern, so be sure to watch our YouTube video now for step-by-step instructions!
Sew cute! These baskets are perfect for holding your favorite thread, Alphabitties or even your newest charm packs! All you need to get started is ByAnnie Soft and Stable, your favorite fabric like the gorgeous new Desert Bloom collection that we used, and some basic sewing notions!
Different fabrics can give these Petit Four Baskets a whole new look!
Poetry by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics

Some of our quilty friends heard about this project, and couldn’t wait to whip some up for themselves! Check out their Petit Four Baskets:

Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Patty from Stitch in Time
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Erin from Why Not Sew?

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

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


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! 

2015 DIY Holiday with Fat Quarter Shop

Merry, merry, merry… almost Christmas everyone! We’re culminating all of our favorite DIY Holiday projects for those last minute gifts you need to whip up. Let’s get started!  

For the person who decks the halls AND the walls AND the doors AND the floors…

Creating our Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt pattern for the Christmas decorator will definitely melt their hearts. Kimberly will show you how fun it is to make this Christmas must – have in our video tutorial.

For the crafty gals and guys….

Add some cuteness to your Christmas decor with our Smitten for Mittens Makin’ It Cute templates by Me and My Sister Designs. Hop on over to their blog to see some crafty ideas with what you can do with these templates.

For the coffee drinker, tea-fanatic, and hot chocolate fan…

If you’re looking to make gift in a pinch, our Coffee Koozie tutorial is cute and functional – a perfect combo! Watch Kimberly’s video tutorial to see how you can whip up your own using your favorite mini charm packs.  

For kids with culinary chops…

This reversible kids apron and chef hat is absolutely adorable! Little Christopher is sporting the apron made with the Vintage Market collection by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs. 

We’ve also made a matching mini version for Annabelle!

For loved ones far away…

What’s better than to say “Happy Holidays” than with a handmade greeting card. We loved this Santa Express panel by Doodlebug Designs so much that we decided to fussy cut our favorite prints to make our fabric greeting card. To learn how to make your own, watch Me and My Sister’s video tutorial

My DIY Christmas: Merry Stockings!

Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! It’s time for another DIY Christmas project for you! This time, we created Christmas stockings with the Merry Stockings pattern by Thimble Blossoms. 

This pattern is fat quarter friendly and includes four different designs and a template to create your stockings! 

We chose to create the Zig Zag version of the pattern and used the Mistletoe Lane collection by Bunny Hill Designs. 
Here are a few more Merry Stockings that we love!
Merry Stockings by Aqua Reef Studios
Adorable stockings by Sarah Castaneda
If you’re ready to create your own Chrismas stockings, pick up the Merry Stockings pattern from our shop and get started! Thank you so much for joining us on the Jolly Jabber and tune in next week for another DIY Christmas! (Hint: it’s going to be perfect for the man in your life.)

My DIY Christmas: Infinity Scarf

Hi everyone! It’s Jocelyn here and today I’m going to show you my DIY Christmas project! I am a big fan of scarfs for all seasons, so I decided to create a few 30 – minute infinity scarves with the help of Sew Creative Blog for a few of my favorite friends as Christmas presents (please keep this a secret from them!). 

These scarves were incredibly easy and fast, and of course it took me longer than 30 minutes at first since I am a total newbie to sewing, but it gets faster and faster every time. To create these scarves, I used 2 yards of 100% cotton fabrics each. I love that these are functional and not TOO warm for the Texas weather! It’s perfect to dress up a simple shirt whenever you need a pop of color. 

If you’re ready to make your own infinity scarf, visit Sew Creative’s blog for the step-by-step tutorial! Here’s a quick tip: you could piece two 22″ x WOF strips together instead of using 2 yards LOF, if you wanted! I just liked how the prints looked when I used 2 yards LOF. 

Thank you so much for joining me on the Jolly Jabber! Tune in next week for another DIY Christmas! 

My DIY Christmas: Kid’s Pajama Pants with Made by Marzipan

Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! We’re introducing our new “My DIY Christmas” Series today. We handpicked four projects that we think would make easy and cute Christmas presents that can be stitched up in a snap!

Our first DIY Christmas project is a pair of ah-dor-able pajama pants by Maureen of Made by MarzipanYou probably remember Maureen from our previous collaboration, so we thought that it would be a fun idea to show off her other kid-friendly projects. 

Pajama pants make great personalized gifts and they are so easy to make! Don’t these boys look snazzy in their pajama pants?

These pajama pants are made with 100% cotton flannels, which are perfect for kids. Here are a few of our favorite flannels!

From left to right: Red Sock MonkeyCat in The Hat Blue Hat TossPink Bunny Love, & Fanfare Blue Foxes 

You can download the pajama pants pattern on Maureen’s blog and watch her video tutorial  as well!

Hope you enjoyed out first in the DIY Christmas series! Tune in next week for more DIY projects on the Jolly Jabber!