Time is running out for you to pre-order Lori Holt’s upcoming book from It’s Sew Emma, Spelling Bee! Don’t miss your chance to scoop up a copy as well as a signed bookmark from Miss Bee herself — plus, you’ll be entered in a Lori Holt prize pack drawing worth $225!
new alphabet blocks from Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. But I should also warn you, this book is highly addictive and you will only
for days! So get ready to bunker up with your sewing machine, lots of thread, and a few good friends, because good times are ahead! Don’t wait – pre-order now!
Happy 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.
There 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.
Take a look at what our blogger friends made for their Snail Trail samples for some more inspiration!
- Connie from Freemotion by the River
- Melanie from Mostly Crafty
- Kristen from 3 in the Nest
- Patty from Elm Street Quilts
- Jess from The Elven Garden
- Lisa from In the Boondocks
- Kim from Persimon Dreams
We can’t wait to see what you make, so be sure to use #snailtrailquilt so we can share your finished beauties.
Hi, Quilters! It’s Wednesday, but we’ve got a first look at some very inviting quilts to get you through Hump Day. Inviting as in “come on over to my house!” because they are all from the new I Love House Blocks compilation book from That Patchwork Place! Several amazing designers, including our own Kimberly Jolly and Sarah Price, have put together 14 quilts with unique takes on the beloved house block. We DO love house blocks, and looking at all these bright abodes makes us love them even more!
Here is Kimberly and Sarah’s collaboration, called Welcome Home! Cute windows peek out from subtle four-patches, and that multicolor stripe is adorable, like the house eaves.
But we can’t just toot our own horns here; all 14 of these quilts are wonderful and different. The negative space in Village on a Hill is soothing, like living in the country with acres and acres of Mother Nature as your neighbor.
On the other end of the color spectrum, Tiny Town is a scrappy interpretation of neatly fitting row houses, where everyone knows everyone, and that’s a good thing!
Sugar Shack feels like pop art to us, and we love the color reversals for each block.
And we can’t resist these darling dwellings. It feels like a village of happy gnomes!
Sherri Fall’s neighborhood doesn’t feel complete without little trees and pinwheels for company!
But most importantly, Melissa Corry reminds us the most important part of a house — the heart!
Thanks to That Patchwork Place for letting us be part of this book! Now for a funnest part – they are giving away one e-copy of the I Love House Blocks book! Just comment and tell us what color scheme you would decorate your dream house with and you’ll be entered to win! This giveaway ends Monday, 6/26/17, and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, 6/27/17. Good luck!
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, Kristal J!
Guess what, guys? Today we’re throwing out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY… to us! And just like we do every year, we’re throwing a big birthday bash, but you’ll be getting the gifts!
Fat Quarter Shop turns 14, so for the next 14 days, we’ll have a different treat for you each day.
It might be a sweet discount, a certain precut on sale, or a shipping special, or a fabulous bonus item, so you will have to visit the Fat Quarter Shop Flash Sale page every day to find out!
The celebration starts today, June 14, and ends Tuesday, June 27, so bookmark our Flash Sale page or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss any of it! This is just one way we want to THANK YOU for being there for us! Without quilters like you, there would be no Fat Quarter Shop, so you inspire us every day too.
Ready to find out what today’s birthday treat is? Head over to our Flash Sale page to find out… ready, set, go!
Happy National Sewing Machine Day! Today is the day that we celebrate this newfangled contraption that helps us channel our passion into fabric to create totally amazing quilts. (Of course, really every day is Sewing Machine Day, but someone somewhere made it official!).
At Fat Quarter Shop, we are celebrating with a lot of loot. Complete our survey below via Rafflecopter and be entered to win this sweet prize pack of notions and more! It contains 10 notions, one from each category of our Notions page, plus a $25 Gift Certificate so you can stock up on that beautiful fabric you’ve been ogling.
This prize pack contains these sew-wonderful items we love:
- June Bug Aurifil Color Pack – rich neutral colors that easily blend with anything
- Creative Grids Fat Quarter Shop 2.5″ x 6.5″ Ruler – small but steady with Creative Grid’s built-in grippiness
- Olfa 45mm Splash Rotary Cutter – one of our favorite cute cutting tools
- Blue Alphabitties – the newest color of our Alphabitties marking letters
- Create Zipper Bag – a handy canvas zipper pouch to store all this amazing loot
- Smartneedle 6 Piece Spool Huggers – an adorable way to keep your spools tidy
- Fat Quarter Shop Grabbit Pincushion – a magnetic pincushion that saves our fingers from pricks and pokes
- Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. Cake Mix Recipe #1 – the Cake Mix recipe that started it all. Recipe #4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are here now too! See why these Cake Mix pads are so awesome.
- Lori Holt 5″ x 8″ Reversible Cutting Mat – fabric edges show up clearly on these bright happy colors
- Doodlebug Design Boutique Button Assortment – useful for bag closures and block embellishments, but really we like collecting them!
- And of course a $25 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop for any other fabric goodies you have been eye-ing!
That’s over $120 worth of sewing stuff to keep your quilty habit satisfied!!
BUT WAIT, there’s more! We’re DOUBLING UP the celebration – we will be awarding this prize pack to 5 sets of 2 winners! That’s 10 winners total!! Share this giveaway AND tag your Best Quilty Friend to enter BOTH of you! So double up, dare to share, and good luck!
This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winners and their quilty friends!
A few months ago, we had the huge pleasure of having Stacy Iest Hsu visit us at FQS, and she taught us so much! We will be rolling out all of our videos with the many, many awesome projects she did with us… but today we’re giving her new fabric collection for Moda Fabrics, Howdy, a big ole shout out!
It’s cute, it’s for both genders, it’s got cut and sew doll panels complete with everything a little cowpoke requires, what more could you ask for?! Oh, a hobby horse? Sure, she’s got that in there too! Watch the Howdy video below, and you will fall in love for sure, with the fabric AND Stacy!
We have been fans of Stacy’s designs for a long time. Her storybook and fairytale-inspired lines are the whimsical gateways for our fanciful imaginations.
Looking for quilts to make with Howdy? We have these two kits to get you started, with more fun sewing projects to follow, so just hold your horses!
Giddy Up is pure, illustrated Western charm!
That’s all for now, but give us a holler about Westward – is it going to become a Summer project for your little cowpoke?
With so much quilty goodness around us, we had to take another day to take it all in! We got to chat with some of our favorite designers and catch up on all-things quilty!
Kim takes a quick break to pose with Jill Finley in her booth at Penny Rose Fabrics!
Jaybird Quilts races Jelly Rolls at Moda’s “This Is How We Roll” themed booth!
Riley Blake’s display of the new Just Add Sugar collection was TOO SWEET! We couldn’t get enough of it!
We’re excited about these darling new Matchbox Quilts coming soon from Moda!
How darling is the In Blue collection by Katarina Roccella?! We love this display too!
We’re so excited for the release of our new set of It’s Sew Emma patterns! Like this one: Lovey Dovey!
Bountiful – a new collection from Art Gallery Fabrics – is so beautiful! We know that you will love it! Coming soon!
We spotted Doug Leko’s new book, Winterlude! (PS – We have a fun video tutorial on this coming soon!)
Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook, to be entered to win one of these stunning new fat quarter bundles!