Cake Mix Quilt Along: Week 8

Welcome to the world of Cakes Mixes with the Cake Mix Quilt Along featuring The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One by It’s Sew Emma! We are very excited to continue with week 8 of this very sweet quilt along!

The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One by It’s Sew Emma features 16 gorgeous quilts using 8 Cake Mixes! Use recipe cards, layer cakes, and the Cake Mix patterns featured in the book to build gorgeous, dessert inspired quilts!

This Quilt Along will feature all 16 quilts in The Cake Mix Quilt Book! Over 16 weeks, we will be featuring one quilt from the book each week. We are going into the eighth week of the Quilt Along with the Parfait Quilt!

The Parfait Quilt by Charise of Charise Creates

Charise made her Parfait Quilt by using Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and a variety of fabrics from her stash.

 

We have a great group of 14 quilting bloggers joining us for this quilt along! Each week, one of the bloggers will be sharing their assigned Cake Mix Quilt with you! Be sure to visit their blogs and #CakeMixMonday on Instagram to see what they had to say about their Cake Mix Quilt!

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on January 22 for Week 9 of the Cake Mix Quilt Along!

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 15

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 15 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital L and lowercase l blocks in the 15th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital L block by Kim of Persimon Dreams

Kim made her Capital L block by using Fruit Dots by Melody Miller for Cotton + Steel Fabrics and Sweet Autumn Day Organic by Little Cube for Cloud9 Organic Fabrics.

 

Lowercase l block by Joanna of @cottonjo on Instagram

Joanna made her lowercase l block using Bee Backgrounds Aqua Penmanship Yardage and Sew Cherry 2 by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on January 20 for Week 16 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

 

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Sew Sampler Box January 2018 Sneak Peek!

 

Maybe you want to learn how to quilt, or build your skills and become better at your craft…if so, we are here to jump-start your New Year’s resolutions and provide you with an amazing assortment of fun, unique and inspiring goodies found in our Sew Sampler subscription boxes. To learn more about them, click here.

Let’s jump right in this month and reveal a tiny sneak peek of what’s to come!

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join in on the fun, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out around January 20th!

Cake Mix Quilt Along: Week 7

Welcome to the world of Cakes Mixes with the Cake Mix Quilt Along featuring The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One by It’s Sew Emma! We are very excited to continue with week 7 of this very sweet quilt along!

The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One by It’s Sew Emma features 16 gorgeous quilts using 8 Cake Mixes! Use recipe cards, layer cakes, and the Cake Mix patterns featured in the book to build gorgeous, dessert inspired quilts!

This Quilt Along will feature all 16 quilts in The Cake Mix Quilt Book! Over 16 weeks, we will be featuring one quilt from the book each week. We are going into the seventh week of the Quilt Along with the Marzipan Quilt!

The Marzipan Quilt by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl

Amanda made her Marzipan Quilt by using Little Miss Sunshine by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have a great group of 14 quilting bloggers joining us for this quilt along! Each week, one of the bloggers will be sharing their assigned Cake Mix Quilt with you! Be sure to visit their blogs and #CakeMixMonday on Instagram to see what they had to say about their Cake Mix Quilt!

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on January 15 for Week 8 of the Cake Mix Quilt Along!

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 14

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 14 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital K and lowercase k blocks in the 14th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital K Block by Kerry of Very Kerry Berry

Kerry made her Capital H block by using Sleeping Porch Cotton Lawns by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics and the Quilty Zip Pocket Tutorial.

 

Lowercase k block by Kristyne of Pretty by Hand

Kristyne made her lowercase k block using First Romance by Kristyne Czepuryk for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on January 13 for Week 15 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

 

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Year of the Fat Quarter at Fat Quarter Shop: January

Welcome to our Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along! This month, we are featuring the color cream in our January 2018 Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle! We are beyond excited to start month 1 of this year long quilt along!

We are dedicating 2018 to our favorite little precut, the fat quarter! We are doing this to celebrate our 15th anniversary as a company and because a fat quarter has 18″ x 20″ of usable fabric (too perfect!). Every first Friday of the month, we will be featuring one of our wonderful quilters and the project they make with their Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle!

January Project made by Fat Quarter Shop

For our Year of the Fat Quarter project, we made the Tail Feathers Quilt! We loved using the cream colored fabrics featured in our January 2018 Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle and contrasting it with black fabrics to create this gorgeous quilt. Get the pattern for the Tail Feathers Quilt here!

We are sew happy to have 9 wonderful bloggers making projects out of each of the Year of the Fat Quarter Bundles with us! Be sure to check out their blogs to see the details of their projects and keep up with the Year of the Fat Quarter fun on with #fqsyotfq on Instagram!

 

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Classic & Vintage: Double 9 Patch

Happy Friday Quilters! We are adding another pattern to our Classic & Vintage series: Double 9 Patch! For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

The Double 9 Patch quilt is a classic pattern that is made up of 5 nine-patch blocks, sewn together to make a unique block, and is making a comeback in popularity. Kimberly made her Double 9 Patch quilt using Project Red by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. The traditional piecing of the quilt makes for gorgeous blocks and quilts of all sizes!

The complete Double 9 Patch is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like ours, we have a Double 9 Patch quilt kit and separate backing set available!

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

 

We are very fortunate to have 21 amazing bloggers quilting along with us! Check out their takes on the Double 9 Patch blocks:

AJ of Home Place Quilts
(@homeplacequilts)

Angela of A Little Patchwork
(@alittlepatchwork)

Cara of That Crafty Cara
(@thatcraftycara)

Carole of From My Carolina Home

Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
(@cynthiabrunzdesigns)

Denise of Pieced Brain
(@piecedbrain)

Gina of Carpe Quiltin
(@gina_tell_carpe_quiltin)

Jan of Cocoa Quilts
(@cocoaquilts)

Karen of Karen’s Sewing Room
(@karenmaloley)

Kim of Lily Patch Quilts
(@lilypatchquilts)

Leanne of Daisy and Jack
(@daisyandjack)

Martina of Quilt Collection
(@malu27117)

Melissa of The N.F.T.Y. Crafter
(@basketangle1970)

Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(@oneweebird)

Sarah S of 123 Quilt
(@123quilt)

Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen
(@aureaskitchen)

 

Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)

We hope you enjoy quilting your own Double 9 Patch quilt. Happy Quilting!

 

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Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 13

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We are beyond excited to start week 13 of the Sew Along!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Capital J and lowercase j blocks in the 13th week of the Spelling Bee Sew Along!

Capital J Block by Heidi G. of Buttons and Butterflies

Heidi G. made her Capital J block by using Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics.

 

Lowercase j block by Jennie T. of Porch Swing Quilts

Jennie T. made her lowercase j block using Jingle by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics for the letter and Shadow Play Rich Black Night by Maywood Studios for the background.

 

We have a great group of 40 quilting bloggers joining us for each event. Each week, 2 of the 40 bloggers will be sharing their Spelling Bee blocks with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers for details on what they did with their Spelling Bee blocks! And check out #SpellingBeeSaturday on Instagram to keep up with the fun!

Here is a list of the quilters joining us for the Spelling Bee Sew Along – thanks for joining in on the fun, Quilters!

Spelling Bee Sew Along

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on January 6 for Week 14 of the Spelling Bee Quilt Along!

 

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Sew Sampler Reveal December 2017

Bold stars emerge from our December Sew Sampler box this month as we have teamed up with guest designer, Kim Diehl! She gives a ‘star’ example of her signature scrappy style featuring her newest collection called Helping Hands. If you are not yet subscribed, be sure you do soon to receive our January box!

December Box Reveal

Star Twist Helping Hands Fat Eighth Bundle by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics

Classic florals, brambles, stripes, stars and plaids from Kim Diehl make splendidly scrappy quilts. This set of fat eighths is a delightful addition for any stash, or perfect for our “waste not, want not” Star Twist pattern!

View the entire collection here.

Helping Hands Fabric

Quilter’s Planner MINI by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter

A small, elegant planner for when you’re on the go! This adorable 80-page booklet will fit perfectly inside your bag. Daily planning pages with to-do lists, appointments and shipping lists make this the perfect companion to the full-sized Quilter’s Planner.

Quilter's Planner Mini

4″ Thread Snips by Tacony

Make quick trims and repairs with a simple squeeze. These Thread Snips are made with carbon steel blades for long lasting performance. You can use them for cutting thread ends, unpicking seams and so much more! A very handy tool that does its job quickly and efficiently.

Color will vary, view all colors here.

Thread Snips

Mint Oh…Sew! Organized Stash ‘n Store by It’s Sew Emma

The brand new Stash ‘n Store is the perfect device to keep your sewing and crafting notions within reach and ready to go! Easily store marking tools, scissors, stilettos, rulers, even make-up brushes and small rotary cutters, in an easy-to-grab upright position. The silicone pockets are smooth and offer a sturdy grip.

Available in three colors, collect them all for your sewing room, vanity, and home office here.

Presencia 100% Cotton Thread by Presencia

Manufactured in Spain, Presencia Thread is made from 100% extra-long staple Egyptian cotton that’s grown in the Giza Valley, home of the highest-grade cotton on the market. While most threads are 2-ply, Presencia’s 3-ply construction makes this thread stronger, rounder and easier to thread through a needle.

Take a look at our assortment of Presencia thread here.

Star Twist Quilt Pattern designed exclusively by Kim Diehl
Sew Sampler Exclusive

Kim Diehl gives a “star” example of her signature scrappy style with her Star Twist mini quilt pattern! Made exclusively with Fat Eights (background and binding included), this mini quilt will light up your home with sweet patches and stars of rich color.

Finished size: 20 1/2″ x 20 1/2″

Basket Block #9 Recipe Card Designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

Sew along with us each month as we create these charming basket blocks featuring Confetti Cotton Solids by Riley Blake Designs! This pattern contains instructions to make 5 1/2″, 10 1/2″ and 15 1/2″ unfinished square blocks!

 

We’re sew excited for the 2017 Basket Sew Sampler Quilt, and we can’t wait to show you all of the fun block designs that Lori Holt has come up with! We’ve even put together a 2017 Basket Blocks Sew Sampler Bundle for you to purchase so that you have everything ready to go when you get your Sew Sampler box and recipe card each month!

Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box: June 2017 - Basket Block Fat Quarter BundleWe’ve got more fun in store for you next month, so be sure you’re subscribed to the Sew Sampler Box to get in on all of the treats!

Fat Quarter Shop’s Top 10 Videos of 2017

2017 is quickly coming to a close and we can hardly believe it! In 2017, had over 5 million views of all of the videos on our channel and reached at total of 671 videos on our channel! We are taking a moment to reflect on the amazing year we’ve had with our top 10 videos of 2017! Here they are in order:

10. How to Install Zippers with ByAnnie and Fat Quarter Shop

We collaborated with ByAnnie to teach you how to install zippers on fabrics of all types! We even brought out a couple of zipper fun projects, like the Quick Zips PatternNetbook Computer Carrier Pattern, Just in Case Pattern, Zip it Up Pattern, and Bling it On Pattern, to show the versatility of zippers.

9. Jelly Roll Railway Shortcut Quilt

We love shortcut quilts and jelly rolls, so this project is perfect! We show you how to use a jelly roll and our free pattern to whip up the Jelly Roll Railway Shortcut Quilt in not time.

8. How to make the Jolly Braid Totebag

This was one of our favorite projects of 2017 by far, the very versatile Jolly Braid Tote bag!

7. 3 Hour Baby Gingham – Easy Baby Quilt

Looking for an quick and easy quilt? The 3 Hour Baby Gingham quilt is the project for you!

6. How to Make a La Conner Tote by Jera Brandvig for Leicen Fabrics

Learn how to make the this adorable tote bag using the La Conner collection by Jera Brandvig for Leicen Fabrics! Jera Brandvig joins us to take you step by step through the entire tutorial.

5. How to Make a Spellbound Jelly Roll Quilt Featuring the 90 Degree Double-Strip Ruler

Learn how to make the gorgeous Spellbound Jelly Roll Quilt, a quilt that looks so intricate and expensive but is actually easy and doesn’t break the bank!

4. How to make a Petit Four Basket with ByAnnie and Fat Quarter Shop

Learn how to make a Petit Four that is Sew Cute that you’ll want to make it over and over again! Annie joins us to take you step by step through the entire tutorial.

3. How to Make a Quick-Step Self Binding Receiving Blanket

Kimberly guides you through how to make this ADORABLE receiving blanket that is super quick and easy and binds itself!

2. How to Make and Attach Wide Chunky Binding for Quilts with Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics

Learn how to put a wide binding on a quilt with Carrie Nelson! She also gives tips and tricks to get the perfect finish on your quilt.

And for our top video of 2017………

1. Quilt-As-You-Go Made Modern Book – Strip Quilt

Our most popular video for 2017 is the Quilt-As-You-Go Modern Book Strip Quilt we made with Jera Bradnvig! Start to finish, Jera takes you through every step of how to make this gorgeous quilt!

We hope you’ve enjoyed all of our 2017 videos as much as we have! We cannot wait to roll out more projects in 2018!

 

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