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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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)
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
If you opt to make your quilt with Layer Cakes versus a Kit, we’ve got a sale for you!
Offer ends at midnight CST today, August 3rd – so don’t delay!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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. 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!