Crossroads Quilt Along: Pieced Backing

http://www.fatquartershop.com/crossroads-quilt-along-quilt-kit

Welcome back to the Crossroads Quilt Along benefiting March of Dimes! With your help we’ve raised over $12,000 so far – woo hoo! We’d love to raise even more for babies in need, so please continue to donate $5 per pattern download – let’s finish strong! Thank you for helping us raise money for this great cause!

We also now have TWO beautiful Crossroads quilts available for auction!  A huge big THANK YOU to the one and only Pat Sloan for generously offering her Crossroads quilt, made from her Hometown Girl collection, to support March of Dimes!  Please bid or pass the news along, as all the proceeds from these auctions will go to MOD as well.  The auctions end on September 22, so don’t delay!

 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/crossroads-quilt-along-quilt-kit
This is our last Crossroads quilt installment – THE PIECED BACKING. We’re SEW excited to share this special pieced backing with you. You’re going to love it, and it will be the perfect way to wrap up your beautiful Crossroads quilts, quilting friends! 
   
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. 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/crossroads-quilt-along-quilt-kit

New to the Crossroads Quilt Along? You can still make this beautiful quilt! We have a Crossroads Quilt Along Quilt Kit available for your convenience, as well as a Crossroads Quilt Along Specialty Pieced Backing Set!

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. Thank you again for helping us raise money for the March of Dimes!


2016 Sewing Month Celebration: Giveaway #3!

Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016! It’s time for more stitchy goodness!

Have you been enjoying our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel? We’ve got more inspiration for you this week – and another giveaway.  Woo hoo!
  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSQlz-J98sg

 Today’s video topic?  QUICK & EASY SEWING PROJECTS!

 

As much as we love making quilts, we also enjoy whipping up some sewing projects from time to time.  Things like baby blankets, pillowcases, kitchen towels and more! Here are five Fat Quarter Shop sewing project favorites – sit back and enjoy!

 

How to Make a Standard Pillowcase

 Quick & Simple Receiving Blanket


 Hanging Kitchen Hand Towel


How to Make a Stuffed Frog Toy

How to Make a Coffee Koozie

Sew fun, right? These projects are perfect to make gifts for family and friends,  when you want to make something fun, handmade, and personalized!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/new-product/ 

GIVEAWAY #3!

Guess what we’re giving away this week? Gift certificates to Fat Quarter Shop! Three lucky people will win a $50 gift certificate! Just imagine – shopping our fantastic store for your favorites. Patterns? Notions? Quilt Kits? Fat Quarter Bundles? It’s your pick!

To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing at least one item you’d order from Fat Quarter Shop, should you win. Giveaway ends on 9/19/16 at 8 AM CST. The winners will be announced in an update on this post by 9/21/16 and will be emailed about their prize. Good luck and Happy Quilting!

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Congratulations to our three winners: Karin, Carla, and Kelly Grace! These winners have been emailed regarding their prizes.  

 

2016 Sewing Month Celebration – Giveaway #2!

Welcome to the first full week of Sewing Month! It’s time for inspiration & giveaway #2
 
As you likely know, we have a wealth of information on our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel. We’ve filmed hundreds of video tutorials over the years to help you learn new skills, further develop existing skills, and to keep you – and your sewing machine – humming along happily! Each Monday this month we’re going to share some of these terrific tutorials, and will also offer our new giveaway!
 https://www.youtube.com/user/FatQuarterShop
 
Today’s video topic?  SHORTCUT QUILTS!
 
These five video tutorials are among our most popular, and for good reason! You’ll be treated to a FREE pattern and step-by-step instructions on how to make these lovely quilts – quickly! Let’s dive into the quick and easy quilts – and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
 

 
Sew fun, right? These fun, quilty options are a breeze to make with the precuts available at Fat Quarter Shop, so have fun stitching! 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/jelly-rolls/where/dir/desc/fabric-manufacturer/moda-fabrics/order/news_from_date
 
GIVEAWAY #2!
 
Guess what we’re giving away this week? Precuts! That’s right, prizes that will help you make one of the quilts in the videos we shared today.  Woo hoo!
 
Three lucky people will win a Moda Jelly Roll of their choice! Choose from newer collections like Fern Hill, Madame Rouge, and Sundrops or go a bit further back into our inventory and treat yourself to Vintage Picnic, Songbird Gatherings, or Basic Mixologie!  If you’re one of the three lucky winners, the choice will be yours from our wide selection of Jelly Rolls! YUM.
 
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing which of these five Shortcut Quilts (shown above) is your favorite, and telling us which Moda Jelly Roll you’d choose if you win! Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on 9/12/16 at 8 AM CST. The winners will be announced in an update on this post by 9/14/16 and will be emailed. Good luck, and Happy Quilting!

UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNERS

Congratulations to our three winners: Nicole Maki, Quilting Tangent, and Liz! These winners have been emailed regarding their prizes. 

Sew Sampler August 2016 Box Reveal!

Welcome back! It’s time to share the contents of the August Sew Sampler Subscription Box!

As the summer comes to an end we can’t help but be cheerful about this box. “Happy Go Lucky” is our theme this month so let us skip along and get to the reveal, shall we?

Sundrops Jolly Bar
Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics
Bask in the warm glow of Sundrops fabric captured in our exclusive 5″ x 10″ Jolly Bar! Includes a FREE pattern on the back of the Jolly Bar to make a 50.5″ x 59″ quilt.
Contains 42 – 5″ x 10″ cuts of fabric
100% Cotton

The Jolly Bar Book
Fat Quarter Shop
The Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 includes the first 20 patterns published for our exclusive precut, the Jolly Bar. This book compiles them all in one place for the first time ever. Grab a Jolly Bar, pick any design and enjoy!
* As a Sew Sampler member you are one of the FIRST to receive this awesome product!

Quilters Perfect Stick Klips
KLIPit
These Klips are the perfect way to hang your quilts! This damage-free hanging tool comes with 5 clips and 6 pieces of stick tape to help decorate and organize your space! Stick Klips will hold approximately 5-6 pounds!

The Binding Tool
The Quilters Mercantile
The Binding Tool is a must-have tool for every quilter. When you finish the last seam of the binding, an angled seam helps to reduce bulk.

Check out our free binding YouTube video where this product is featured here.

Bobbin Nest
Ever Sewn
Never lose or chase around a bobbin in your sewing space again! Store up to 30 bobbins in this small, colorful and sturdy Bobbin Nest. This durable storage nest has been designed for easy accessibility to bobbins!
Colors may vary.

BONUS!
Pixeled Fat Quarter Shop Tin
Fat Quarter Shop
Store your sewing needs in FQS style! This tin is perfectly sized for thread, pins and much more.

That’s not all – we also included our next block recipe! This pattern will give you cutting and piecing instructions to make an 8″, 12″ and 16″ block. This month we have featured Bella Solids Lemon!

This is a collectible card, and you can expect to receive one in every box.  At the end of the year, we will have a finishing pattern as well.  If you want to sew along with us, pick up the coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle we created using Bella Solids.

If you haven’t already signed up, do it soon to make sure you receive our September box! Also, if you are enjoying your box, be sure to take a moment and write a review on our website here.

What did you think about the August box?  Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler #SewSamplerAugust 

Back to School Pencil Bags for Students of All Ages!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH_BRLsV_4o&feature=youtu.be
Summer is winding down, and school has either begun – or will begin – for students far and wide. One of the best parts of a new school year? New school supplies! 

Whether your child is in elementary school or you’re the student and are working on an advanced degree, there’s something so fun about stocking up on pens, pencils and all the other goodies that will help make the year a success.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH_BRLsV_4o&feature=youtu.be

Today we’re sharing a great Back to School project with you – Pencil Bags! Remember those fabulous Simple Zipper Bags from Sherri McConnell? The one we made an awesome video tutorial about? Well it’s time to tweak those bags a bit and create classroom-worthy Pencil Bags that will earn an A+! (This pug-tastic bag – above – was made with this fabric from the Joie de Vivre collection from Art Gallery Fabrics)

http://www.fatquartershop.com/farm-fresh-multi-tractors-yardage
This tractor Pencil Bag was made with this Farm Fresh fabric by Dear Stella Fabrics!


Personalized = FUN!

I made these super sweet Pencil Bags for my four children using fabrics I knew they’d love!  These bags are simple to stitch up, and Fat Quarter Shop has all the supplies you need!
 
Cheeeeeeeese! 
 
You’re sure to ace this Back to School project – especially since our video tutorial shows you how-to, every step of the way.  Here’s a link to the original blog post about these awesome zipper bags, which includes fabric requirements and supplies needed at the bottom of the post.  You’ll find zippers here!

 

GREAT GIFTS!

These darling zipper bags make great teacher gifts, too, so why not stitch up some extras while you’re at it? You’ll have a personalized gift ready for Christmas or Teacher Appreciation Day. Just tuck a Starbucks gift card or some candy inside, and the recipient will be delighted!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/riley-blake-fabric/colorfully-creative-crayola-riley-blake-designs
This colorful crayon Pencil Bag was made with Colorfully Creative

We hope you enjoy making these fun and functional Pencil Bags for the student in your life. Please share your Pencil Bags with us on social media using the hashtags #fqsfun and #simplezipperbag. Happy Quilting!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH_BRLsV_4o&feature=youtu.be

Crossroads Quilt Along: Finishing

Welcome back to the Crossroads Quilt Along benefiting March of Dimes! We’ve met our initial goal of $10,000 and now have our eye on a larger goal. We’d love to raise even more funds for babies in need, so please continue to donate $5 per pattern download. Thank you for helping us raise money for this great cause!  
http://www.fatquartershop.com/crossroads-quilt-along-quilt-kit
  
We’re so close to the end of the quilt now – exciting!  Today we’re sharing the video and the pattern for the finishing of the quilt!
 

  
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. 
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/crossroads-quilt-along-quilt-kit

New to the Crossroads Quilt Along? You can still join in the fun! We have a Crossroads Quilt Along Quilt Kit available for your convenience, as well as a Crossroads Quilt Along Specialty Pieced Backing Set!

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 September 15th for the last part of the pattern, the Backing


Single Scoop Zipper Bag: Photo Contest Winners & More Sample Bags!

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg

We’ve been having the best time with our Single Scoop Zipper Bag event! In case you missed the original post last week, we released a new video tutorial and kicked off a photo contest! We’re thrilled to announce the winners here today.  They’ve each won a $50 FQS gift certificate!

The two lucky winners , chosen at random,  are @67kirsten  & @mybrownbagstudio. Be sure to check out their bags on Instagram and follow Fat Quarter Shop while you’re there! #singlescoopzipperbag

 
Here’s another peek at the fun video tutorial, in case you missed it last week!
  
 
We love these tasty Single Scoop bags SO much that we whipped up some more sample bags, to show you just how versatile they can be.  We think they’re adorable every which way!
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-fabric/meow-or-never-erin-michael-moda-fabrics
 

 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-fabric/moving-on-lawns-jen-kingwell-moda-fabrics
 
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/art-gallery-fabrics/forest-floor-bonnie-christine-art-gallery-fabrics
 

http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-fabric/latitude-batiks-kate-spain-moda-fabrics

http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-fabric/meow-or-never-erin-michael-moda-fabrics

Meow or Never

Single Scoop Zipper Bags for everyone!  Happy Sewing & Quilting!

Lemon Pie Block & Tablerunner: Free Video Tutorial!

 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TObP5mz-RIA
 
We love tablerunners! They’re such a great way to change the look of a tablescape or room, and today we have a summery tablerunner tutorial for you: Lemon Pie.  This little beauty was made with Lori Holt’s Pie Ruler – a great tool for whipping up yummy projects like this one! We even have a video tutorial to show you how to make a Lemon Pie Tablerunner of your own, so relax and enjoy! 
 
 
Wasn’t that easy? This tablerunner can be customized in so many different ways, too. Kimberly used Sundrops fabric by Corey Yoder to make her Lemon Pie Tablerunner, but the sky’s the limit! Here’s our free, downloadable 10″ Circle Template, which will help you make your Lemon Pies. Yum!
http://www.fatquartershop.com/lori-holt-8-in-pie-ruler
 
What theme or look will you choose? Fall or Autumn? A Contemporary runner? A Christmas runner? Whether you make this runner with or without buttons, it’s sure to be a stunner!

Lemon Pie Tablerunner Fabric Requirements:

Background: 1 1/3 yards
5 – 14 1/2” squares

Sashing: 1/2 yard
6 – 2” x 12 1/2” strips
6 – 2” x 69 1/2” strips

Border: 3/4 yard
2 – 4 1/2” x 15 1/2” strips
2 – 4 1/2” x 77 1/2” strips

Binding: 5/8 yard
2 1/2” x WOF strips

Backing: 2 1/2 yards

5 accent buttons

Whether you sew up one block for a mini quilt or a trivet, or make the whole Lemon Pie Tablerunner you’re sure to enjoy cutting, arranging, sewing and quilting. Happy Quilting! 

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TObP5mz-RIA
 

Layer Cake Checkmate: Free Pattern with Video Tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cake-checkmate-quilt-kit
 
Have you noticed that we love sharing FREE PATTERNS with you?  It’s true – we do!  We’re sweet that way, and are pleased to kick off August with another free pattern for a Shortcut Quilt. This new quilt is called Layer Cake Checkmate, and it’s easy, quick and fun to stitch up. It’s sew simple that even a beginner quilter can turn out an awesome and snuggly quilt, especially when you use our Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt Kit!
  
http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cake-checkmate-quilt-kit
 
We’re switching things up and made a “manly” quilt that would do any Man Cave or guy’s dorm room proud! The featured quilt was made with flannel, so it’s super soft and snuggly.  While that may not sound so great during these hot summer months, this quilt will be a coveted cover when the chill of fall and winter set in!
 
GET THE FREE PATTERN!
 
Speaking of the pattern, you may download it HERE!  We also have an awesome video tutorial that walks you through the making of this check-tastic quilt.  Click here to watch the video, or watch it in the video screen below. 

Wasn’t that easy? Now it’s time to select your fabric!  If you’d like to make the same quilt shown in the video, you can find the aforementioned Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt Kit here! We also have a coordinating Backing Set! We know you’re going to love these Wool and Needle IV Flannels by Primitive Gatherings for Moda – they’re SO soft!

If you opt to make your quilt with Layer Cakes versus a Kit, we’ve got a sale for you!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cakes


Offer ends at midnight CST today, August 3rd – so don’t delay!

 
 http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cake-checkmate-quilt-kit
 
Even MORE Checkmate Quilts!
 
Variety is the spice of life, so we stitched up a version of this pattern in quilter’s cotton, shown below, so you can see the Checkmate Pattern in a lighter and brighter fabric. One great pattern yields so many great options! 
 
You’ll also see different versions of our Checkmate quilt that some of our Quilter Blogger Friends have stitched up, so don’t miss the links out to their Checkmate quilts further down in the post. They had a lot of fun with this pattern, too!
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/vintage-picnic-layer-cake
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/vintage-picnic-layer-cake
 
This version of the Checkmate quilt, made with Vintage Picnic Layer Cakes and yardage by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics shows that the Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt stitches up beautifully, no matter the fabric types or colors. And isn’t that vintage fire truck the cutest?

We asked some of our favorite quilter bloggers to play along and sew for our Checkmate quilt, and they did – sew fun!  Please visit each of these blogs to see which fabrics each of these super quilters used on their Layer Cake Checkmate Quilts!

Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Andy from A Bright Corner
Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
We hope you enjoy sewing, and cuddling up under, this Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt!

Single Scoop Zipper Bag Tutorial & Giveaway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!  Well, we’re not serving up ice cream today but we are serving up the sweetest Single Scoop Zipper Bags you ever did see! Whether you make them as gifts or to treat yourself, they’re sure to be a hit!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg
Dana Willard from Made Everyday stopped by our Fat Quarter Shop studio to film a video tutorial just for you, and she even made them with the Boardwalk Delight fabric collection she designed for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Yum!
Take a peek at the video tutorial below, and then read on for a chance to win one of TWO $50 gift certificates in our Single Scoop Zipper Bag Photo Contest!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg

https://blog.fatquartershop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SingleScoopPouch-Template.pdf
Aren’t these bags the sweetest? They’re perfect for storing sewing supplies, cosmetics or any other goodies you’d like to have close at hand. We have all the ingredients you need to make them, including fabric, zippers, thread, Pellon, and a FREE downloadable template!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg
 
We think these Single Scoop Zipper Bags are SO delectable that we’re hosting a photo contest to add some extra sprinkles on top! Here are all the scrumptious details!
 
How To Enter:

1. Make one or more Single Scoop Zipper Bags. You may use any fabrics/colors that you’d like!

2. Post a photo of your completed bag on Instagram making sure to use the #singlescoopzipperbag hashtag, and TAGGING our FQS Instagram account. You must do both of these things so we’re able to find your image(s) and count your entry or entries. One entry per photo – only one photo per bag, please.
3. The contents ends this Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. so get busy sewing!
4. The two lucky winners will be chosen at random, and will be announced in a post here on the blog on Monday the 8th.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg
We can’t wait to see the Single Scoop Zipper Bags you create – we know you’ll find them as irresistible as we do. They’re handy and adorable!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujlAX0wUBqg