The Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

Hi everyone!  We are pleased as punch to present this special tutorial video to you today!  It still feels like Summer to us in Texas, but October and November have a way of zooming by, so it is high time for us to prepare for Christmas.  Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life is just one of our most favorite quilting peeps, and on her last visit to our studio, she showed us how to make the Patchwork Christmas Stocking, a classic red and white pieced Christmas stocking with a folded cuff and hanger.  Anything beyond a simple bag is outside our usual patchwork-y realm, so we loved seeing her create this stocking from start to finish.

Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

And, if you are a huge Sherri & Chelsi fan like we are, you will be happy to know that their newest fabric line Creekside has just arrived!  Stay tuned, because we have lots of quilty goodness in Creekside coming at you very soon.  But for today, sit back and enjoy Sherri’s video on how to make this sweet stocking.

It doesn’t take much to get started.  Here’s all you need:

Then, grab the free Patchwork Christmas Stocking template and hit play!

Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

Thanks for joining us today, and thanks to Sherri for filming this wonderful project with us!  Let us know what you think in the comments below.  How many stockings will you make, and what color is your Christmas?

Button Lovers’ Club: Scary Buttons

Button Lovers' Club 2

It’s officially BUTTON talk time! Members of our Button Lovers’ Club 2 will soon be receiving their October button sets, Scary Buttons. If you haven’t heard the buzz about our button club yet, but NEED this set, there is still time to join before this set ships!

Scary Buttons
Scary Buttons

These Halloween themed buttons gets you in the spooky spirit of October, and as always there is a huge variety of sizes and shapes.

Button Lovers' Club October 2017 box
Button Lovers’ Club October 2017 box

And of course, this cute art card by Tammy Tutterow is included as well!

Check out the mini quilt Pat Sloan designed with the Scary Buttons, Grunge Basics for the background fabric, and Behind the Scenes by Jen Kingwell for the rest! Once you receive your October buttons, be sure to head over to Pat’s blog to get the free instructions and templates!

Pat Sloan's October 2017 Button Lovers' Club project
Pat Sloan’s October 2017 Button Lovers’ Club project

 

 

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 3

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 3 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Crossroads Tablerunner and the Daybreak Tablerunner in week 3 of this Quilt Along!

Crossroads Tablerunner by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts

The Crossroads Tablerunner is made using Manderley by Franny & Jane for Moda Fabrics.

Daybreak Tablerunner by Connie of Freemotion by the River

The Daybreak Tablerunner is made using Berry Merry by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 26 for Week 4 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

 

 

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2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 9 – Grandmother’s Choice

It’s already time for Block #9 – Grandmother’s Choice in our Patchwork Quilt Along!  Hopefully you are all caught up with the first eight blocks.  If you are just now joining us, welcome!  Our quilt is made in Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit.

Most importantly, we are benefiting Make-A-Wish with this year’s quilt along.  We are asking for a small donation each month in exchange for the monthly patterns, and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of donations raised.  We have reached our goal, well before the end of the year, thanks to our generous community of quilters, so all the matches will be maxed out!  Woohoo!!  Please do continue donating – every dollar makes a difference!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 9 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish!
Make-A-Wish grants game-changing wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

 

 

 

We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month to watch their process, and to see what fun fabric collections they have selected!

*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along too!
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table
Please share your progress and creations with us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 2

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 2 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Cheerful Tablerunner and the Courtyard Tablerunner in week 2 of this Quilt Along!

Cheerful Tablerunner by Sinta of Pink Pincushion

 

Courtyard Tablerunner

The Courtyard Tablerunner is made using Big Sky by Annie Brady for Moda Fabrics.

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 19 for Week 3 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

Healing Hearts for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief – Ways to Help with FQS

We at Fat Quarter Shop strive to represent the best parts of quilting – the joy of creating and the close sense of kinship with other quilters.  Right now we are called to highlight a different virtue of quilting, the ability to comfort and heal.  The past few weeks have left us in shock.  We don’t have words to describe the devastation and sorrow that Hurricane Harvey has left behind.  It has destroyed homes, livelihoods, and taken far too many lives in Texas, Louisiana and especially Houston, TX.  Now it has been directly followed by Hurricane Irma, impacting Florida and the Carribeans, while still continuing its destruction.

It is hard to describe the personal direct impact on us and our staff.  We are located in Central Texas, and many of our friends and families have been affected, at the least being cut off from necessities, at the worst having lost everything.  If you are one of the affected, know you are in our minds and hearts.  Even if you do not personally know someone affected, chances are you know someone who knows someone.  We are all linked, and we are all in this together.  For the moment, the best we can do is help the relief effort.  We hope you will join us in doing what we can.  If nothing else, please share this post with your family and friends.

Fat Quarter Shop is raising donations for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief in several ways.  The proceeds will go to the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund to provide supplies, assistance, and support.

Justin J. Watts FoundationRebuild Texas Fund logo


We have designed a special Fat Quarter-friendly quilt pattern specifically for this relief effort.  “Healing Hearts” features chains of hearts, a tribute to the sense of unity we need in the wake of these storms.  If you make this quilt, please share it with #healingheartsquilt.

The Healing Hearts quilt pattern is available from now until October 31, 2017, and FQS will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern to the JJ Watt Foundation.

Healing Hearts quilt pattern by Fat Quarter Shop


From today through Thursday, September 14, 2017, FQS is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of ALL Charm Packs to the JJ Watt Foundation.Charm Packs for Flood Relief


We have made a heartwarming sample quilt of the “Healing Hearts” quilt for auction on eBay, and FQS will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Rebuild Texas Fund.  The auction will end on September 21, 2017.

Fat Quarter Shop lovingly pieced this Healing Hearts quilt with Bee Basics by Lori Holt.  It was professionally long arm-quilted by MyLongArm.com with a beautiful feather design.  Thanks to Codi, Diane and Mike for donating their work and time to piece and quilt this.

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief


FQS is also doing an internal staff fundraiser for the American Red Cross fund with a company match.

There are many worthy organizations working to provide immediate disaster relief in Houston.  If you want to directly donate to the relief effort, here is a list of organizations you might also consider:

Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Feeding TexasFeeding Texas Montgomery County Food Bank

Montgomery County Food Bank

Texas Diaper BankTexas Diaper Bank Greater Houston Community FoundationGreater Houston Community Foundation  Americares

Americares

Please help FQS raise funds that these hurricane relief victims and evacuees need, and please share this post with your family and friends.  Wherever and however you choose to help, thank you so much.

 

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Sew Sampler Box September 2017 Sneak Peek!

September Sew Sampler Sneak Peek Header
Are you ready for a September box spoiler? This month we will ONLY be revealing the theme of your September box which is ‘Farmer’s Market’. Think of what comes to mind when you’re strolling through the aisles of a Farmer’s Market. Do you have any guesses?
Sew Sampler Sneak Peek - Farmer's Market
Our September box is going to be outstanding, if you are not yet subscribed, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out on September 20th!

Classic & Vintage: Lady of the Lake Quilt

Happy Friday! We are adding another pattern to our Classic & Vintage series: Lady of the Lake. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

The Lady of the Lake quilt is a classic pattern that is made up of 8 half-square triangles, sewn together to make a unique block, and is resurging in popularity. Kimberly made her Lady of the Lake quilt using The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. The traditional triangular pattern in the quilt makes gorgeous quilt blocks and quilts of all sizes.

 

The complete Lady of the Lake pattern is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like ours, we have a Lady of the Lake 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 super happy to have one of our biggest quilt alongs for this quilt block! Check out the 41 bloggers who quilted the Lady of the Lake quilt block along with us:

AJ of Homeplace Quilts
(@homeplacequilts)
Alison of Little Bunny Quilts
(@littlebunnyalison)
Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
(@sewincrediblycrazy)
Ange of A Little Patchwork
(@alittlepatchwork)
Anne of Said With Love
(@anneboundy)
April of JANDA Bend Quilts  (@janda_bend_quilts)

Carol of San Francisco Stitch Co (@sanfranciscostitchco)

Denise of Pieced Brain (@piecedbrain)
Elise of Elise & Emelie
(@eliseandemelie)
Lisa of In the Boon Docks
(@intheboondocks)
Heather of A Creative Pursuit
(@acreativemama)
Isabel of Lamb and Wolfie
(@lambandwolfie)
Janet of Mrs Sew n’ sew
(@sjmkolmstead)

Jen of Heritage Threads
(@heritage.threads)
Jennie of Over the Hill and Running (@jkadcock) Joanne of Quilts by Joanne
(@turtlequilterjo)
Kairle of Kairle Oaks Handcrafted Goodness (@kairleoaks) Karen of Karen’s Sewing Room (@karenmaloley)
Kendra of Good Starter
(@good_starter)
Kristin D. of 3 in the Nest
(@threeinthenestraleigh)
Kristin E. of Simple. Handmade. Everyday. (@kristin_esser) Marianne of Adventurous Quilter
(@mariannejeffrey)
Martina of Quilt Collection M.
(@malu27117)
Mary of Life in the Scrapatch (@scrapatches)
Melanie of Mostly Crafty
(@mellierc)
Melissa of Happy Quilting
(@happyquiltingmc)
Michele of Island Life Quilts
(@michele_likes_to_quilt)
Michele R. of Creative Blonde
(@creativeblonde66)
Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(@oneweebird)
Sarah of Pirouette Paper Craft (@sarahboirin)
Seema of Hooks, Needles and Brushes (@sskcraftshop) Sherri of This and That Patterns (@sherfalls)
Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party
(@quiltnparty)
Susanne of Make.Share.Give
(@susannesingletary)

Suzy of Webster Quilt
(@websterquilt)
Teresa of Aureas Kitchen
(@aureaskitchen)
Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)
Veronica of Nem Away Away (@ronneyfowler)
Vicki of Fabric Scraps
(@vickifreeman12)
Victoria of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)
 Wendy of Sugarlane Designs (@wendybert)

 

We hope you enjoy quilting your own Lady of the Lake quilt. Happy Quilting!

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 1

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are excited to start week 1  of the Quilt Along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are starting off the first week of the Quilt Along with the Blossom and Buttercup tablerunners!

Blossom Tablerunner by Anorina of Samelia’s Mum

 

Anorina made her Blossom Tablerunner using the 30’s Playtime Collection by Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabric!

Buttercup Tablerunner by Pam of Pam Kitty Morning

 

Pam made her Blossom Tablerunner also using the 30’s Playtime Collection by Chloe’s Closet for Moda Fabric!

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 12 for Week 2 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 8

How is it already September?? We’re on Month 8 of Bella Skill Builder and just have two months left, October and November, before your quilts will be completely finished!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on Block 8, Starburst?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 8 – Starburst

This month’s block requires your Fabrics A and B and the Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler. The Creative Grids 12 1/2” Quilting Square Ruler is an optional choice to square up your block at the very end.

Time to grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits and press play with our friend and the Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! Download the free September 2017 pattern and let’s get going!

If you’re just joining us now, you can find all the information and patterns from previous months at our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Along page!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!