Sew Sampler September 2016 Box Reveal!

Welcome back! It’s time to share the contents of the September Sew Sampler Subscription Box! This month marks our sixth box and we are super excited about its success, thanks to all of our subscribers! As an added perk of being a member this month you will receive an exclusive coupon book packed with amazing offers. 

Sugar and spice and everything nice. That’s what Sew Sampler boxes are made of! At least that’s what the September Sew Sampler box is made of.

Sweet Orchard Rolie Polie
Down Grapevine Lane for Riley Blake Designs
A sweet floral and fruity collection mixed with bias stripes, dots and text.
Contains 21 – 2.5″ x WOF strips
100% Cotton

Custom Fat Quarter Shop Aqua Ruler Pal
Pleasant Home
This adorable little block will no doubt give you easy access to your rulers and templates and keep them off your cutting mat and work area!
Measures 7 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
Made of Wood

White Seam Ripper

Not all seam rippers are created equal. Clover’s white seam ripper fits nicely in your hand and has a sharp blade to cut threads easily and cleanly.

Small Spool Holder
June Tailor
A cute way to organize and store your spools! Constructed of natural, durable hardwood and can accommodate up to 16 small spools. Conveniently stands on flip-out legs or hangs.
Measures 5″ wide by 6 1/2″ high

Exclusive Twirling Flowers Pattern
Fat Quarter Shop
Sweet little pinwheels adorn this adorable crib-sized quilt. A wonderful precut friendly pattern, just grab your Rolie Polie and some background fabric!
Finished size: 39 1/2″ x 48 1/2″
Exclusive Sew Sampler box item. 

Create Zipper Bag
Fat Quarter Shop
This Create Zipper Bag is perfect for fashionably storing your favorite on-the-go sewing supplies!
Made of canvas and measures 6″ x 7 1/2″

That’s not all – we also included our next block recipe! This pattern will give you cutting and piecing instructions to make an 8″, 12″ and 16″ block. This month we have featured Bella Solids Peacock!

This is a collectible card, and you can expect to receive one in every box.  At the end of the year, we will have a finishing pattern as well.  If you want to sew along with us, pick up the coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle we created using Bella Solids.

If you haven’t already signed up, do it soon to make sure you receive our September box! Also, if you are enjoying your box, be sure to take a moment and write a review on our website here.

What did you think about the September box?  Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler #SewSamplerSeptember

2016 Sewing Month Celebration: Giveaway #5 and a FREE Quilt Pattern!

Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016!
It’s the final week of our 2016 Sewing Month Celebration, and we’re pulling out all the stops! Not only are we sharing more video tutorials – we also have a quilt kits giveaway and are sharing a NEW, FREE quilt pattern that we created just for Sewing Month! Sew fun!

Quilting & Binding Video Tutorials!

This week we’re sharing some fab videos on quilting and binding!  Take a peek at these gems, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!


This week we’re giving away some of the quilt kits we carry at Fat Quarter Shop!  Woo hoo! Since this is giveaway #5, we’re offering up five different prizes for five winners!

To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing which of these two quilt kits are your favorites.
Giveaway ends on 9/26/16 at 8 AM CST. The five winners will be chosen at random and announced in an update on this post by 10/3/16, and will be emailed about their prizes. Good luck!

FREE Quilt Pattern

How better to celebrate sewing month than with a free quilt pattern that features a sewing motif? This pattern is a super fun way to celebrate our love of sewing and quilting, so download your copy HERE and start stitching! 

Happy Sewing Month!

We hope you’ve enjoyed our celebration of National Sewing Month!  Thank you again for being a very important part of our Fat Quarter Shop community!

2016 Sewing Month Celebration: Giveaway #4

Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016!
We hope you’ve been having fun with our weekly inspiration and giveaways. There are so many video gems in our FQS vault (also known as our YouTube Channel) that we’re sharing some more inspirational how-to’s based on a theme. This week?  Applique! We’ve also got a fantastic giveaway, and two people will each win a prize package valued at over $80, which includes the thread-y goodness show below – yum!
We know, we know – some quilters consider applique the “A word”. Here at Fat Quarter Shop we think applique gets a bad rap, so we’ve gathered some FQS videos that will help you develop new applique skills or further develop those you may already have.  Take a peek!
See, that wasn’t so bad! Applique – by machine or by hand – can be painless and fun, and results in gorgeous quilts and other stitch-y projects!

This week we’re giving away two Awesome Applique Prize Packs! Each lucky winner will receive a Fat Quarter Shop Tin Set, ten spools of Aurifil 80 wt Applique Thread, a package of 16 Straw Needles, Poke-A-Dots Sticky Thimbles, and one Charm Pack of Bella Solids containing assorted colors. Each Prize Pack (shown in the tray above) is valued at over $80! 

To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing whether you currently use applique in your quilting and sewing, or if you have yet to take on this sewing technique. Giveaway ends on 9/26/16 at 8 AM CST. The two winners will be chosen at random and announced in an update on this post by 9/28/16, and will be emailed about their prizes. Good luck and Happy Quilting!

Update: Giveaway is closed! Congratulations to GranChris and Jinger!  Both winners have been contacted.

2016 Sewing Month Celebration: Giveaway #3!

Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016! It’s time for more stitchy goodness!

Have you been enjoying our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel? We’ve got more inspiration for you this week – and another giveaway.  Woo hoo!

 Today’s video topic?  QUICK & EASY SEWING PROJECTS!


As much as we love making quilts, we also enjoy whipping up some sewing projects from time to time.  Things like baby blankets, pillowcases, kitchen towels and more! Here are five Fat Quarter Shop sewing project favorites – sit back and enjoy!


How to Make a Standard Pillowcase

 Quick & Simple Receiving Blanket

 Hanging Kitchen Hand Towel

How to Make a Stuffed Frog Toy

How to Make a Coffee Koozie

Sew fun, right? These projects are perfect to make gifts for family and friends,  when you want to make something fun, handmade, and personalized! 


Guess what we’re giving away this week? Gift certificates to Fat Quarter Shop! Three lucky people will win a $50 gift certificate! Just imagine – shopping our fantastic store for your favorites. Patterns? Notions? Quilt Kits? Fat Quarter Bundles? It’s your pick!

To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing at least one item you’d order from Fat Quarter Shop, should you win. Giveaway ends on 9/19/16 at 8 AM CST. The winners will be announced in an update on this post by 9/21/16 and will be emailed about their prize. Good luck and Happy Quilting!


Congratulations to our three winners: Karin, Carla, and Kelly Grace! These winners have been emailed regarding their prizes.  


September 2016 Monthly Picks!

Hello everyone! Here are our monthly picks for September.
They are all 20% OFF so treat yourself to some quilty goodness today!
September’s Basics of the month are Primitive Muslin and Primitive Muslin Flannel – both by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics! These lovely fabrics are great staples to have in your fabric stash!
Classic & Heirloom Quilts, Betsy Chutchian’s first book with It’s Sew Emma, combines 1800’s inspiration with current sensibilities for eight opulent quilts. Each quilt offers three size options of mini, lap and queen, and some can be made from modern-day precuts!
If you’re like us and love pincushions, you’ll love this Strawberry Shortcake Sewing Pincushion Pattern by Fig Tree Threads! Wouldn’t these beautiful berries make great gifts for your fabric-loving friends? We even have a video tutorial to show you how to make them!
We can’t get enough thread, and this Autumn Harvest Aurifil Color Pack is perfect for the upcoming Autumn season. Harvest this deal now to save 20% off this awesome autumn Aurifil thread!
We hope you love our September 2016 Monthly Picks!  Happy Quilting!

The Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1!

It’s Sew Emma has a brand new book you’re going to love!  It’s called the Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1, and it includes our first 20 Jolly Bar patterns, all compiled in one place for the first time ever!

In case you’re wondering what a Jolly Bar is, it’s a precut exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop! Jolly Bars measure 5″ x 10″, and are great for making fabulous quilts quickly and easily.


The majority of the 20 patterns in this fun new book can be made with a single Jolly Bar, which is sew fun and is such a great way to try out a variety of patterns!

Our Jolly Bars and this new book make quilting easier than ever!

Step 1. Order a copy of the Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1
Step 2. Order your favorite Jolly Bar (Or two, or six)
Step 3. Pick one of the patterns in the book (Ooh, so hard to choose!)
Step 4. Start working on your Jolly Bar quilt – you’ll be finished before you know it!


We’re sew excited about the release of this new book that we asked some of our quilting blogger friends to pick their favorite Jolly Bars and a pattern from the book to see what they’d create. Please visit each of the bloggers below to see their quilts, and tell them Fat Quarter Shop sent you!


This book is a bargain at $9.95, especially since you’ll reach for it again and again over the years. So grab your copy today and get ready for some quilty Jolly Bar fun! Oh, and please share the quilts you make with us on social media using the hashtag #jollybarbook.  Happy Quilting!

Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern & Video Tutorial!

We’re pleased to introduce this beautiful NEW quilt pattern: Summer Breeze! Read on to learn more about the pattern, watch our video tutorial, and see Summer Breeze quilts made by some of our favorite quilting bloggers! 
The pattern, though it looks complicated, is easy to piece – especially when you watch out step-by-step video tutorial.  Take a peek!   

Now the real fun begins! Fabric selection! Our version of Summer Breeze features Latitude Batiks by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics, and the colors and prints are just scrumptious!

If you love these fabrics, you’re in luck: we have a Summer Breeze Quilt Kit and coordinating Backing Set for this stunner. Woo hoo! That’s right, you can order all the fabric you need for the quilt and backing with just a few clicks!

Alternately, if you’re interested in a different look, we have tons of amazing fabrics for you to choose from at Fat Quarter Shop. You can search for your favorites by designer, theme, manufacturer and more!


Here are some other fantastic versions of the Summer Breeze Quilt, created by some of our quilty blogger friends. Visit their blogs via the links below to see which fabrics they used and to see just how versatile Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern is! 
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Nicole from Modern Handcraft
Sherri N. from Rebecca Mae Designs
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Afton from Quilting Mod
Stephanie from The Modern Sewciety
Jessica from Quilty Habit

This gorgeous Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern will bring beauty and comfort to you during every season of the year. Please share the Summer Breeze Quilt you make on social media using the hashtag #summerbreezequilt – we can’t wait to see what you create!

Happy Quilting!