New It’s Sew Emma Quilt Kits are Here!

We are sew excited to show off a few new It’s Sew Emma quilt kits! Each quilt kit is great for quilters of all skill levels, and has an accompanying quilt pattern available for you to add your own fabric! So without further ado, here are all the details on the newest It’s Sew Emma Quilts:

Our Courtly Graces Quilt Kit features the lovely Amberley collection by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics. This quilt uses half-square triangles to create a unique pattern of diamonds and hourglasses. Or are they squares and bows? Quilt kit includes the pattern fabric for the 56.5″ x 72.5″ quilt top and binding. A backing set is available separately.

Interested in just the Courtly Graces Quilt Pattern? From modern to traditional this design is the perfect pattern to showcase some of your favorite prints. Great for beginners to expert quilters, this pattern offers four sizes: tablerunner, toddler, lap and queen. This pattern is available in paper and PDF download.

Our Fetch Quilt Kit features the cute Howl & Hound collection by Lydia Nelson for Moda Fabrics. Even man’s best friend deserves a quilt! Quilt kit includes the pattern and fabric for the 45.5″ x 46.5″ quilt top and binding. A backing set is available separately.

Interested in just the Fetch Quilt Pattern? This Little P pattern is a celebration of all things dog! Our fat quarter friendly design is perfect for beginners and fast to finish! This pattern is available in paper and PDF download.

Our In Season Quilt Kit features the floral-inspired Wild Bouquet collection by Citrus & Mint Designs for Riley Blake Designs. The season is always right for In Season! Quilt kit includes the pattern and fabric for the 71″ x 84.5″ quilt top and binding. A backing set is available separately.

Interested in just the In Season Quilt Pattern? Whether your tastes are traditional, modern, or somewhere in between, In Season is a perfect pattern to try. This quilt pattern offers three size options (Crib, Twin and Queen), is Fat Quarter and Half Yard friendly, and makes beautiful graphic star blocks that suit any occasion! This pattern is available in paper and PDF download.

Our Summertide Quilt Kit features the fun Sunnyside Up collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. You can already feel the summer breeze in the air with our Summertide quilt! Quilt kit includes the pattern and fabric for the 55″ x 67.5″ quilt top and binding. A backing set is available separately. Don’t forget to grab the Perfect 10 Ruler from Creative Grids and It’s Sew Emma to help with the completion of this quilt!

Interested in just the Summertide Quilt Pattern? Our deconstructed block looks great in all types of fabric. Great for beginners to expert quilters, this pattern offers four sizes: toddler, lap, twin and queen. This pattern is available in paper and PDF download.

Wanna know more about the Summertide Quilt Pattern? Check out our YouTube tutorial here!

We’d love to see your It’s Sew Emma quilts! Share your quilts on Facebook and Instagram or using #ItsSewEmma so we can see and share them!

Shortcut Quilt: Fat Eighth Fruitcake

Cozy up with an adorable winter-themed quilt with our newest Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring the Fat Eighth Fruitcake FREE Pattern and video tutorial! The pattern makes a quilt that finishes at 64” x 75 ½” .

The gorgeous Fat Eighth Fruitcake Quilt Kit was made using Harriet’s Handwork by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics. We even have a matching Backing Set to help you finish up your quilt!

 

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our video tutorial as she walks you through the Fat Eighth Fruitcake pattern step by step!

 

We were so happy to have some quilty friends make their versions of the Fat Eighth Fruitcake Quilts with us! Check out their blogs to see their unique twists on the Fat Eighth Fruitcake FREE Pattern!

Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
(@sewincrediblycrazy)

Fernanda of Sweet Quilt
(@sweetquilt)

Heather of A Creative Pursuit
(@acreativemama)

Jennie of Over the Hill and Running
(@jkadcock30263)

Jenny of Bit of Tea and Honey
(@jennysbitofhoney)

Karen of Karen’s Sewing Room
(@karenmaloley)

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Kristen of Meadowbrook
(@kkmeadowbrook)

Leah of Ponderings from my Heart
(@ponderingsfrommyheart)

Melissa of Happy Quilting
(@happyquiltingmc)

Michelle of Creative Blonde
(@creativeblonde66)

Pat of Scrapatches
(@scrapatches)

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO
(@tanyaquiltsinco)

Veronica of Nem Away Away
(@ronneyfowler)

 

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Trim the Tree with our Pinwheel Pincushion Ornaments

To get everyone in the Christmas spirit we have come out with the Pinwheel Pincushion Ornament! This adorable Christmas ornament is based on Pinwheel Pincushion YouTube video we made with the girls of Just Another Button Company. Check out the original video here

We also have a YouTube video that gives you some pro tips on attaching buttons to projects! Check it out ..

What you need to make an ornament:

Okay, let’s get started!

Pick four light print mini charm squares and four dark mini charm squares for the front of the ornament. Fold the dark print mini charms to form a pinwheel shape. Pin on the coordinating light print mini charm square to create a pinwheel unit. Using a 1/4” seam, sew the four pinwheel units together to create the front of the ornament. Press.
Using a 1/4” seam, sew four mini charm squares together to create the back of the ornament. Press.
Cut 6” length of ribbon for the ornament loop. Fold in half and pin to the top of the ornament front.
With right sides facing, layer the ornament front and ornament back. Sew 1/4” away from the edge, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the ornament. Clip the corners.
Turn the ornament right sides out and fill with stuffing. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Attach the button to the front of the ornament.

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How To: Mini Scrap Patch Bag

Hello quilters! These Mini Scrap Patch Bags make excellent gifts – they’re fun to give as a bag, or to gift small items to add an extra special touch. They’re also an excellent way to use scraps from your stash! With the holidays in mind, we’re sharing a step-by-step tutorial and video with you on this fun and easy gift idea.

Here’s what you’ll need:

How to make the Bag:

1) Using the Quiltsmart Original Fusbile 2.5″ Grid Panel, cut out a 5 x 5 square piece and then cut the 4 corners out (it will look like a plus sign when you’re done). You’ll end up with a row of 3, then three rows of 5, and then another row of 3. You’ll be making two of these total for the project, one for each side.

2) Place your Mini Charm Pack precuts on the bumpy side of the Grid Panel so your fabrics will adhere to the panel when you fuse with an iron. You’ll end up with something like this:

3) Using your iron, press the Mini Charm Pack pieces so that they adhere to the Grid Panel. You might use a pressing cloth under your iron to prevent any glue from transferring.

4) Press the seams to create creases on the columns on the sides where you see the dotted lines. Then stitch quarter inch seams along all of the creases.

5) Repeat step 4 in the other direction, for the five rows. Once done sewing, press all seams in one direction.

6) Now that you’ve completed one side of the bag, repeat steps 1-5 to make the other panel.

7) Take a 6 1/2″ inch Creative Grids Ruler and put it on a diagonal, centered on the fabric as shown in the video.

8) Trim off off along the sides until you end up with a 6 1/2″ by 8″ rectangle. Repeat trimming to the other panel.

9) Cut lining fabric into two 6 1/2″ x 8″ pieces. You’ll end up with four pieces like this:

10) To add rounded corners to the bottom of the bag, use the Creative Grids Corner Cutter Ruler to make rounded corners on the bottom corners of all four pieces (you’ll be cutting a total of 8 times). Tip: when you cut on the corners, lean the rotary cutter at a slight angle to get a better finish. Your four pieces will now look like this:

11) Use the leftover mini charm pack to make tabs for the zipper. Cut the piece to 1 1/2” wide. Fold it wrong sides together and press. Then tuck in each side a quarter inch and press. Make 2.

12) Using the ByAnnie Zipper, cut off then end and place one tab over the end and sew.

13) Cut the zipper 7 1/2” in length (be sure to open the zipper pull to inside the cutting area). Sew on the edge to close the zipper. Then attach the second tab to the other end. Your zipper will now look like this:

14) To add the zipper to one side of the bag, place the front of the bag right side up, zipper right side down, and then lining right side down. Sew both pieces to one side of the zipper.  Tip: When you’re sewing you’ll have to stop mid-way and adjust the location of your zipper to allow your presser foot to clear it.

15) Repeat for the other side of the bag. To add a nice touch, top stitch the fabric along both sides of the zipper, as shown here:

16) Open zipper halfway and place outsides together and lining together. Stitch all the way a round with a quarter inch seam and leave a 3-inch opening at the bottom of the lining side to leave room to turn the bag right sides out.

17) Turn the bag out and use a pin to push out corners. Stitch the 3-inch opening closed (either by hand or on your machine), place the lining inside the bag and you’re done!

That’s it! You now have a super adorable Mini Scrap Patch Bag. Follow along with our video tutorial by Kimberly that will take you through how to make the bag step by step! Let us know what you think about this project in the comments! Scroll down for a look into a Quilt Along we did!

Quilt Along

We even had some awesome quilty friends make their version of the Mini Scrap Patch Bag!

Kristen King made this festive bag and said “This was a great bag to make.  I had never worked with zippers and between Kimberly ‘s video and the ByAnnie zipper it was a quick and easy bag to sew.  I used a Christmas Figs mini charm pack and a Chartreuse 24″ ByAnnie zipper.  The Quiltsmart 2.5″ grid panel was so easy to use, I’m actually planning to make more of these for Christmas gifts!”

Jen Van Orman of Heritage Threads used scraps from her 2.5″ scrap bin (love it!). She said “if you don’t have the interfacing the video requires, batting scraps work great! I had no issues using them and it added a bit more stability than I would’ve otherwise had.” She quilted it by stitching in the ditch and result looks great!

Elise of Elise and Emelie used Someday by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs. Elise says “I made it scrappy on one side and fussy cut one of the big designs for the back for a different look. Super cute bag that’s easy to customize with small and big fussy cuts and mixing patchwork. I hand-pieced my patchwork panel and added a leather “handmade” tag on the front as a decoration.”

Tracie Henkel used Farmhouse II by Fig Tree Quilts and says “I love this pouch so much that I finished four and have more in process. I plan to use them as Christmas gifts, holding a few sweet treats and a gift card.”

Here’s a few more lovely bags made by our quilty staffers!

Krystal used Sunny Side Up // Susan used Ombre Confetti Metallics

Lilly used Grunge Seeing Stars // Bev used Woof, Woof, Meow

Nancy used Twilight

 

We hope you give the Mini Scrap Patch Bag a try and if you do, share your work on social media using the hashtag #MiniScrapPatchBag on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work! Happy Quilting!

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Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Custard

Layer Cake Custard

This quilt is sure to become a favorite! It’s a new Shortcut Quilt featuring the Layer Cake Custard FREE Pattern and video tutorial! The Layer Cake Custard pattern includes instructions to make a delicious quilt that finishes at 63” x 88”. It makes a great gift and is very beginner friendly! Kimberly shows you how to make the two main blocks that make up this timeless beauty. Thanks to 10″ precuts (we used the Flower Garden Gatherings Layer Cake) it comes together quick and easy!

Layer Cake Custard Quilt Kit and Backing Set

The charming Layer Cake Custard Quilt Kit was made using Flower Garden Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. We also have a matching Backing Set to help you finish up your quilt!

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our video tutorial as she walks you through the Layer Cake Custard pattern step by step!

Who’s Quilting Along?

We were so happy to have some quilty friends make their versions of this Shortcut Quilt with us! Check out their blogs to see their unique twists on the FREE pattern Layer Cake Custard!

Carol of San Francisco Stitch Co.
(@sewincrediblycrazy)

Gina of Thread Graffiti
(@Gina_tell_threadgraffiti)

Jan of Cocoa Quilts
(@cocoaquilts)

Janet of Mrs Sew n’ Sew
(@sjmkolmstead)

Jen of The Smitten Chicken
(@thesmittenchicken)

Kendra of Good Starter
(@good_starter)

Kim of Lily Patch Quilts
(@lilypatchquilts)

Linden of Vine Lines Creative
(@vinelines)

Leanne of Daisy and Jack
(@daisyandjack)
*one of two Layer Cake Custard quilts that Leanne made!

Leanne of Daisy and Jack
(@daisyandjack)
*two of two Layer Cake Custard quilts that Leanne made!

Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
(@mellierc)

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
(@busyhandsquilts)

Rochelle of Rae’s Quilts and Things
(@rochelletmopda)

Shannon of The Flemings Nine
(@theflemings9)

 

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Classic and Vintage Series: Maple Leaf

Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Maple Leaf Quilt Block!  It’s just sew perfect for Autumn!  In our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

The Maple Leaf quilt block (a free download) is a gorgeous vintage block from the Kansas City Star columns that is simple, yet altogether makes a pretty-as-a-picture quilt! Kimberly made her Maple Leaf quilt using Farmhouse II by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.  The warm pumpkin tones lend just the right autumnal attitude!

Our complete Maple Leaf quilt pattern with four different quilt size options is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like ours, we have the Maple Leaf Quilt Kit and Backing Set available!

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

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Who’s Quilting Along

We have 17 creative bloggers quilting along with us! Check out their takes on the Maple Leaf blocks and quilts:

Kimberly used her leftover Maple Leaf blocks from the video tutorial to make this luscious table topper!

Patty of Elm Street Quilts
(@elmstreetquilts)

Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(@oneweebird)

Angela of ALC Creates
(@alccreates)

Carla of Create in the Sticks
(@createinthesticks)

Sarah of 123 Quilt
(@123quilt)

Martina of Quilt Collection M
(@malu27117)

Ange of A Little Patchwork
(@alittlepatchwork)

Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
(@dreamquiltcreate)

Brenda of Songbird Designs
(@songbird_designs)

Martha of Crafty & Gluten Free Mom
(@mllrungirl)

Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party
(@quiltnparty)

Michele of Island Life Quilts
(@michele_likes_to_quilt)

Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen
(@aureaskitchen)

Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts
(@sondradavison)

Connie of Freemotion by the River
(@freemotionbytheriver)

Louise of My Discoveries
(@louisecharlton)

 

We hope you enjoy quilting your own Maple Leaf quilt and please share your work using the #MapleLeafQuilt hashtag. Happy Quilting!

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YouTube Channel Membership

We just rolled out a new feature on YouTube called Channel Memberships and we have received lots of questions about it so I’ve listed them here to help anyone who might encounter them!

What it is:

  • YouTube has rolled out another way for fans to support their favorite YouTube Channels. For $4.99 a month, members get exclusive content from Fat Quarter Shop, such as:
      • Exclusive Livestreams with Kimberly
      • Plus access to any perks we may offer from time to time, such as sneak peeks of upcoming clubs, books, notions and quilt
      • A badge in comments and live chat that gets more exclusive the longer you’re a member
      • Members-only livestreams where all questions are answered versus general livestreams where only select questions are answered
      • Have your voice heard! We’ll release polls where you can tell us what you want to see.
      • Members Only discounts and coupons
      • Custom graphics and emojis by FQS for channel members

       

      Important details about our channel:

      • This price is NOT set by us. YouTube has decided on this price for all channel memberships from any YouTube channel who has it enabled.
      • The perks/bonuses are just that, a BONUS. We will continue to release free content/tutorials/videos as we always have.
      • The exclusive videos as of now will be members-only livestreams with Kimberly. However, Kimberly will continue to do her weekly livestream to the full public, member or not.
      • This is a YouTube only membership and a member must be a YouTube user to join.  The $4.99 membership fee must be paid through YouTube, this cannot be paid through the FQS website.
      • This is different from subscribing to our channel. Memberships are paid and have exclusive content whereas subscribing means you want to follow our videos and is free.
      • You do not have to be a YouTube Red user to Join.

      How to join our channel:

      • We have a video showing how to become a member here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvVubrVIN08
      • As this is still a new add-on from YouTube, you can currently only sign up using a computer or an Android device. That means any iOS device such as iPhones and iPads cannot see the “Join” button on their app. This will hopefully be added to Apple devices in the future.
      • However, a member can join via computer or other device and get the perks on their iPhone once they have joined.

      Having trouble joining the channel? Here are some things you can try:

        • If you are having issues with the membership payment, you must resolve them through YouTube and Google Pay.  Go to your Google Account main page, click “Payments” under “Account Preferences”, then click “Go to Payment Center”.  On the left, you can click “Payment Methods” and add your choice of payment there.
        • Some countries outside the U.S. cannot access this service, as it’s a Beta product for YouTube and has not been rolled out to all channels or countries.

      Finally, if you run into any questions or situations not covered here, please contact YouTube support for help. Thank you!

Fat Quarter Cobblestone Quilt with the Art Gallery Color Masters

Have you seen the new Color Master Fat Quarter Bundles by Art Gallery Fabrics?  They each have ten fat quarters of a colorway.  If fat quarters just aren’t enough, they also have the same bundles in a half-yard size!

Since I loved the Rose Parfait Edition Fat Quarter Box I sewed our FREE Cobblestone Shortcut Crib Quilt with it. This quilt is great because in addition to the Crib size, you can also make it into a Lap and Queen sized quilt.  And ta-da! I have a quilt I made in two hours! We even have a video tutorial where I show you how to make this quick and easy shortcut quilt!

 

So pick up an Art Gallery Color Master Box today and sew up a Cobblestone Quilt!

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This project is easy to make, scrap friendly and perfect for your own home or as a gift! Be sure to share your projects using #fatquartercobblestonequilt and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

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Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Snowballs

Cozy up with an adorable winter-themed quilt with our newest Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring the Fat Quarter Snowballs FREE Pattern and video tutorial! The pattern includes sizing for instructions to make the quilt in a crib, twin and queen in addition to the lap. This quilt makes a great gift and is very beginner friendly! Kimberly shows you how to make these beautiful snowballs using the traditional method and a shortcut method using the Mini Simple Folded Corners Ruler.

The gorgeous Fat Quarter Snowballs Quilt Kit was made using Wintertide by Janet Clare for Moda Fabrics. We even have a matching Backing Set to help you finish up your quilt!

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our video tutorial as she walks you through the Fat Quarter Snowballs pattern step by step!

We were so happy to have some quilty friends make their versions of the Fat Quarter Cubes Quilts with us! Check out their blogs to see their unique twists on the Fat Quarter Snowballs FREE Pattern!

Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
(@sewincrediblycrazy)

Jen B. of The Smitten Chicken
(@thesmittenchicken)

Jen V. of Heritage Threads
(@heritage.threads)

Jennie of Over the Hill and Running
(@jkadcock)

Jessica of Skein and Hook
(@skeinandhook)

Kim of Lily Patch Quilts
(@lilypatchquilts)

Leah of Ponderings from my Heart
(@ponderingsfrommyheart)

Melissa of Happy Quilting
(@happyquiltingmc)

Pat of Scrapatches
(@scrapatches)

Rochelle of Raes Quilts and Things
(@rochelletmopda)

Sherri of This & That Patterns
(@sherfalls)

Stephanie of Quilt n Party
(@quiltnparty)

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO
(@tanyaquiltsinco)

Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)

 

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Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Cubes

Cube your way into a gorgeous quilt with one of our newest Shortcut Quilts! We have a fun quilt along featuring the Fat Quarter Cubes FREE Pattern and video tutorial! All you need is 18 fat quarters, 2 yards of background fabric, backing, and binding and you’re ready to go!

The gorgeous Fat Quarter Cubes Quilt Kit was made using Well Said by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. We even have a matching backing set to help you finish up your quilt!

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our video tutorial as she walks you through the Fat Quarter Cubes pattern step by step!

We were so happy to have some quilty friends make their versions of the Fat Quarter Cubes Quilts with us! Check out their blogs to see their unique twists on the Fat Quarter Cubes FREE Pattern!

Ange of A Little Patchwork
(@alittlepatchwork)

Anne of Said With Love
(@said_with_love)

April of Janda Bend Quilts
(@janda_bend_quilts)

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
(@dreamquiltcreate)

Deidra of Quilty Obsession
(@quiltyobsession)

Gina Tell of Carpe Quiltin
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Hilary of By Hilary Jordan
(@byhilaryjordan)

Kairle of Kairle Oaks
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Kristie of Teadoddles
(@teadoddles)
Leanne of Daisy and Jack
(@daisyandjack)
Melissa of Happy Quilting
(@happyquiltingmc)

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
(@busyhandsquilts)

Pat of Scrapatches
(@scrapatches)

Rochelle

 

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