Sign up to Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop!

You know when you work so far in advance, you forget what month and year it is?  That’s usually us.  In our quilty minds, it is almost 2018.  We are planning new quilt-alongs and blog hops, and we have plenty of invitations to go around!  If you have a quilting or sewing-related blog and Instagram/Facebook, we would love to have you join us for our online events all through the year.  Simply fill out our quick and easy form below, and we will be in touch!


Even if you have been sewing along with us for years, please fill out this form as well.  It is good to make sure we have your most up-to-date information!

Thanks, and we are excited to quilt along with you!

Show Us Your Pets and Projects!

Cats, and puppies, and quilts — oh my! 

Do you have a furry friend who loves to lend a helping hand on your latest quilt design? Or maybe one who prefers to cuddle up with the finished product? Fat Quarter Shop wants to see!

Now through October 14, post a photo on Facebook or Instagram showcasing your pet and your latest creation! If you don’t have a pet, feel free to borrow a pet from a friend or family member, include a stuffed animal, or include a photo of the pet that you wish you had! Be sure to hashtag #fqspets, and let us know a little bit about your pet and the project that you’re sharing.

Three winners from Facebook photo submissions and three winners from Instagram will be selected and will receive a $50 gift card to Fat Quarter Shop!

Happy Mother’s Day 2016 from the Fat Quarter Shop Family!

The Jolly Family wishes you a Happy Mother’s Day!  Whether you’re celebrating with your mother, aunts, friends, children, grandchildren, or “fur kids” we hope you have a wonderful day.  Thank you for being a part of our extended Fat Quarter Shop family!

Kimberly and her children Peyton, Will, Emma, and Christopher
Our gift certificate sale ends tonight at midnight CST – don’t miss 15% off emailed gift certificates!

Happy Mother’s Day, and Happy Quilting!

Crossroads Quilt Along: Friendship Block

Welcome to the Crossroads Quilt Along benefiting March of Dimes! We’ve raised over $6500 for the March of Dimes thus far, and it’s all thanks to you! 
Today, we are introducing our third block, Friendship Block

This block was inspired by the varied friendships we have in our lives: from life-long best friends to quilty friends that understand our love for quilting, fabric and notions like no other!

Watch Kimberly’s video tutorial and download the pattern to get sewing. For every pattern download, we are asking for a minimum of $5 donation to our March of Dimes fundraiser


Here’s a fun way to customize your block: embroidery! Quilty staffer, Sarah, used embroidery floss from our Aurifloss Macaroon set to add this darling flower to her Friendship Block. Imagine all the possibilities!

Whether you add the initials of special friends to the centers of your Friendship Blocks, or add French Knots to your polka dots, embroidery is another way to make your Crossroads Quilt uniquely you.

Hop on over to our Crossroads Quilt Along Bloggers to see their gorgeous blocks!
Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)
Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)

Don’t forget to join our Crossroads Quilt Along Facebook group and share your finished blocks with #crossroadsquiltalong. Check back May 15th for our next block, Family

Riley Blake Shades Tablerunner – free pattern!

Hello quilters and sewists!  Did you know that we carry the Basic Shades Collection by Riley Blake Designs? These 100% cotton fabrics come in beautiful colors with a hint of a textured look.  They’re perfect for adding to your fabric stash to work into projects with other fabrics, and we have two bundles to choose from!


More great Basic Shades news: we have a new free pattern – the Simply Spring Tablerunner! This tablerunner was designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by Riley Blake Designs, and we love it!
 For your sewing and quilting convenience we also have a
Simply Spring Tablerunner Kit available for purchase.


The kit uses Riley Blake Basic Shades fabric for the 21.5″ x 43.75″ tablerunner top and binding. We included SKU# C200-43 for the backing. This beautiful tablerunner would make a beautiful addition to your home, and would make a stellar gift!

Oh, and in case you’d like to pick and choose your Basic Shades in custom colors and lengths, we also have yardage.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at Basic Shades, and the the Spring Tablerunner. Happy Quilting & Sewing!

Pat Sloan will interview Kimberly Jolly on AP&Q’s podcast TODAY!

Exciting news! Our very own Kimberly Jolly will be a guest on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio today!  Tune in to hear Pat Sloan interview Kimberly on the podcast. These talented quilters will be talking about a wide variety of quilting-related topics – you won’t want to miss it!

Date: March 28, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. EST, 3 p.m. CST, 1 p.m. PST
Place: Access the podcast page 

Don’t despair if you aren’t able to listen live.  If you aren’t available at show time, you can hear a recording of the show after the fact.  Simply look in the past shows lineup and find the show dated March 28, 2016 and enjoy!

Mini Quilts Discussion with Kimberly Jolly & Joanna Figueroa

Mini quilts are all the rage and Fat Quarter Shop has a great minis video for you to enjoy!


Featuring Kimberly Jolly and Fig Tree & Company’s Joanna Figueroa, this video includes information on mini quilts in general and also treats you to a peek at some of Joanna’s lovely mini quilt designs!

Click to watch the video HERE.

In addition, you’ll find both Joanna’s patterns and her fabrics available for purchase at, in case you’re inspired to create some mini quilts based on her gorgeous examples.
Happy Quilting!