I Love House Blocks Book

Hi, Quilters!  It’s Wednesday, but we’ve got a first look at some very inviting quilts to get you through Hump Day.  Inviting as in “come on over to my house!” because they are all from the new I Love House Blocks compilation book from That Patchwork Place!  Several amazing designers, including our own Kimberly Jolly and Sarah Price, have put together 14 quilts with unique takes on the beloved house block.  We DO love house blocks, and looking at all these bright abodes makes us love them even more!

I Love House Blocks book
I Love House Blocks book from That Patchwork Place

Here is Kimberly and Sarah’s collaboration, called Welcome Home!  Cute windows peek out from subtle four-patches, and that multicolor stripe is adorable, like the house eaves.

Welcome Home by Kimberly Jolly & Sarah Price
Welcome Home by Kimberly Jolly & Sarah Price

But we can’t just toot our own horns here; all 14 of these quilts are wonderful and different.  The negative space in Village on a Hill is soothing, like living in the country with acres and acres of Mother Nature as your neighbor.

Village on a Hill by Jackie White
Village on a Hill by Jackie White

On the other end of the color spectrum, Tiny Town is a scrappy interpretation of neatly fitting row houses, where everyone knows everyone, and that’s a good thing!

Tiny Town by Carrie Nelson
Tiny Town by Carrie Nelson

Sugar Shack feels like pop art to us, and we love the color reversals for each block.

Sugar Shack by Tonya Alexander
Sugar Shack by Tonya Alexander

And we can’t resist these darling dwellings.  It feels like a village of happy gnomes!

My Hometown by Christa Watson
My Hometown by Christa Watson

Sherri Fall’s neighborhood doesn’t feel complete without little trees and pinwheels for company!

Block Party by Sherri Falls
Block Party by Sherri Falls

But most importantly, Melissa Corry reminds us the most important part of a house — the heart!

Home is Where the Heart Is by Melissa Corry
Home is Where the Heart Is by Melissa Corry

Thanks to That Patchwork Place for letting us be part of this book!  Now for a funnest part – they are giving away one e-copy of the I Love House Blocks book!  Just comment and tell us what color scheme you would decorate your dream house with and you’ll be entered to win!  This giveaway ends Monday, 6/26/17, and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, 6/27/17.  Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winner, Kristal J!

Fat Quarter Shop Birthday Bash Sale

Happy birthday to Fat Quarter Shop!
Happy birthday to us!

Guess what, guys?  Today we’re throwing out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY… to us!  And just like we do every year, we’re throwing a big birthday bash, but you’ll be getting the gifts!

Fat Quarter Shop turns 14, so for the next 14 days, we’ll have a different treat for you each day.

It might be a sweet discount, a certain precut on sale, or a shipping special, or a fabulous bonus item, so you will have to visit the Fat Quarter Shop Flash Sale page every day to find out!

We're turning 14!
We’re turning 14!

The celebration starts today, June 14, and ends Tuesday, June 27, so bookmark our Flash Sale page or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss any of it!  This is just one way we want to THANK YOU for being there for us!  Without quilters like you, there would be no Fat Quarter Shop, so you inspire us every day too.

Ready to find out what today’s birthday treat is?  Head over to our Flash Sale page to find out… ready, set, go!

CELEBRATE your Sewing Machine!

Happy National Sewing Machine Day!  Today is the day that we celebrate this newfangled contraption that helps us channel our passion into fabric to create totally amazing quilts.  (Of course, really every day is Sewing Machine Day, but someone somewhere made it official!).

At Fat Quarter Shop, we are celebrating with a lot of loot.  Complete our survey below via Rafflecopter and be entered to win this sweet prize pack of notions and more!  It contains 10 notions, one from each category of our Notions page, plus a $25 Gift Certificate so you can stock up on that beautiful fabric you’ve been ogling.

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Buddy up and share the quilty love!  See below for details…

This prize pack contains these sew-wonderful items we love:

  1. June Bug Aurifil Color Pack – rich neutral colors that easily blend with anything
  2. Creative Grids Fat Quarter Shop 2.5″ x 6.5″ Ruler – small but steady with Creative Grid’s built-in grippiness
  3. Olfa 45mm Splash Rotary Cutter – one of our favorite cute cutting tools
  4. Blue Alphabitties – the newest color of our Alphabitties marking letters
  5. Create Zipper Bag – a handy canvas zipper pouch to store all this amazing loot
  6. Smartneedle 6 Piece Spool Huggers – an adorable way to keep your spools tidy
  7. Fat Quarter Shop Grabbit Pincushion – a magnetic pincushion that saves our fingers from pricks and pokes
  8. Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. Cake Mix Recipe #1 – the Cake Mix recipe that started it all.  Recipe #4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are here now too!  See why these Cake Mix pads are so awesome.
  9. Lori Holt 5″ x 8″ Reversible Cutting Mat – fabric edges show up clearly on these bright happy colors
  10. Doodlebug Design Boutique Button Assortment – useful for bag closures and block embellishments, but really we like collecting them!
  11. And of course a $25 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop for any other fabric goodies you have been eye-ing!

That’s over $120 worth of sewing stuff to keep your quilty habit satisfied!!

BUT WAIT, there’s more!  We’re DOUBLING UP the celebration – we will be awarding this prize pack to 5 sets of 2 winners!  That’s 10 winners total!!  Share this giveaway AND tag your Best Quilty Friend to enter BOTH of you!  So double up, dare to share, and good luck!

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winners and their quilty friends!

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Sew Sampler Box June 2017 Sneak Peek!

It’s time for a quick look inside what will be included in your June Sew Sampler box! If you are not yet subscribed, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out on June 20th!
This item will be included in your box this month, do you think you might know what it is? Comment and give us your best guess. We are super excited about this box, it’s going to be a SWEET month!
Sew Sampler is now on Instagram so be sure to follow us for inspiration, box reveals, and sew much more!
Need more information about this subscription? Check out our website for more details. Happy Quilting!

Say hello to Howdy by Stacy Iest Hsu

A few months ago, we had the huge pleasure of having Stacy Iest Hsu visit us at FQS, and she taught us so much!  We will be rolling out all of our videos with the many, many awesome projects she did with us… but today we’re giving her new fabric collection for Moda Fabrics, Howdy, a big ole shout out!

Horseshoes, gingham and boots, oh my!

It’s cute, it’s for both genders, it’s got cut and sew doll panels complete with everything a little cowpoke requires, what more could you ask for?!  Oh, a hobby horse?  Sure, she’s got that in there too!  Watch the Howdy video below, and you will fall in love for sure, with the fabric AND Stacy!

We have been fans of Stacy’s designs for a long time.  Her storybook and fairytale-inspired lines are the whimsical gateways for our fanciful imaginations.

Howdy Half Yard Bundle

Looking for quilts to make with Howdy?  We have these two kits to get you started, with more fun sewing projects to follow, so just hold your horses!

Giddy Up is pure, illustrated Western charm!

Westward is made with a Howdy Jolly Bar and is inspired by the bright stars over a waning campfire during a long cattle drive.

Since the Howdy panel dolls make sweet gifts, imagine gifting them in this matching set of nesting suitcases!

That’s all for now, but give us a holler about Westward – is it going to become a Summer project for your little cowpoke?

FQS goes to Quilt Market: Saturday

With so much quilty goodness around us, we had to take another day to take it all in! We got to chat with some of our favorite designers and catch up on all-things quilty!

Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life with her daughter Chelsi Stratton for Moda Fabrics!

Kim takes a quick break to pose with Jill Finley in her booth at Penny Rose Fabrics!

Jaybird Quilts races Jelly Rolls at Moda’s “This Is How We Roll” themed booth!

Riley Blake’s display of the new Just Add Sugar collection was TOO SWEET! We couldn’t get enough of it!

We’re excited about these darling new Matchbox Quilts coming soon from Moda!

How darling is the In Blue collection by Katarina Roccella?! We love this display too!

We’re so excited for the release of our new set of It’s Sew Emma patterns! Like this one: Lovey Dovey!

Bountiful – a new collection from Art Gallery Fabrics – is so beautiful! We know that you will love it! Coming soon!

We spotted Doug Leko’s new book, Winterlude! (PS – We have a fun video tutorial on this coming soon!)
Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook, to be entered to win one of these stunning new fat quarter bundles!

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FQS goes to Quilt Market: Friday

We hit the ground running today! We couldn’t wait to get to Market and see everything new from our favorite designers, meet some new designers, find the newest notions, and pick out some new collections for you to love!
We stopped by Minick & Simpson’s both at Moda to see some fabulous quilt designs!
We loved this darling display of one of Moda’s newest designers – Kristyne Czepuryk! What do you think of this new collection, First Romance?
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts showcased some lovely quilt designs featuring her new line, Blue Sky!
We found Lori Holt’s new Bee Happy quilt in the Riley Blake Designs booth!
Cotton + Steel had this adorable boom-box sewing machine cover from their new Snap to Grid collection!
Lagoon, Rashida Coleman-Hale’s new collection, looks so great in so many different types of projects!
We spotted Rifle Paper Co.’s new collection for Cotton + Steel!
Elizabeth Hartman’s booth showcasing Reef made us feel like we were under the sea!
If you’re a fan of English Paper Piecing you would have been swooning over Sue Daley Designs’ booth! It was perfection!
Stacy Iest-Hsu showed off her puuuuurfect upcoming collection, Woof Woof Meow!
Check out this display of some brand new It’s Sew Emma Quilt Patterns!
We found these adorable new thread boxes at Aurifil! We loved them so much; they’ll be available for purchase soon!
We’re so excited for this Sulky thread from Cotton + Steel!
We’re heading back tomorrow to catch some more great stuff for you, so be sure to follow us on social media to get the first look at Spring Quilt Market 2017!
It was our first look at these GORGEOUS bundles from Moda! Farmer’s Daughter by Lella Boutique and At Home by Blackbird Designs are SO truly unique and stunning!
Would you like to win one of these bundles?! Comment on this post with your favorite thing that we’ve found at market so far!

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FQS goes to Quilt Market: Thursday

We’ve grabbed our pencils, notebooks, and of course our cameras to head to Schoolhouse today here at Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis!

It’s so much fun to hear from so many designers about their upcoming books, collections and notions! We simply can’t choose a favorite!

At Moda, we saw some beautiful Jelly Roll quilts and learned that there is now a “National Sew A Jelly Roll Day,” which is the third Saturday in September!

Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique shows off her fun new book, Charm School!

Annie Unrein of Patterns by Annie shows us the functional inside of MJ’s Messenger Bag! These bags are so fun to make with the variety of Annie’s zippers and mesh that we have in stock at FQS!

Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic discusses her new book, Zen Chic Inspired, and the color theory and pattern inspiration behind each quilt!

How fun are these new embroidered patch templates called Scout from Cotton + Steel!? So many possibilities!

Tula Pink‘s gorgeous new collection, Spirit Animal, includes Tula’s signature colors and some fun little critters – like this otter!

Jaybird Quilts’ new book, Alphabet Soup, has endless possibilities for spelling out some of your favorite words or names! Such a great idea for a personalized baby blanket!

This stunning quilt is just one of the beautiful designs from Carrie Nelson’s new book, Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites!

Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson stand in front of one of the stunning quilt patterns in their new book,
The Splendid Sampler!

Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman shows off some fun new sea creatures featuring her new collection, Reef and some fun new patterns!

Jen Kingwell surprised us at Schoolhouse with some awesome new patterns that you will love!

Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs showed us some awesome quilt patterns using their Double Wide Dresden Ruler! We especially loved this ladybug quilt!

Amy Smart of Riley Blake Designs shows a fun bag in her new Gingham Girls fabric collection.

Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts shows off her gorgeous new quilt design in her new collection, Blue Sky!

Zen Chic’s new collection, Fragile! We’re loving this color scheme!

Kim Diehl and Jo Morton discuss their new quilt book, Simple Friendships!

We ended the night with some crazy fun crowds at the Sample Spree! We got so many goodies that you all will just love!

If you’re missing out on Quilt Market this year, don’t fret! We have so many photos and awesome video coverage for you, including Facebook live! Be sure to follow along with us on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) as we pop in and out of Schoolhouse sessions and share some of our newest inspirations with you!

Who would you love to hear speak Schoolhouse? Be sure to leave a comment to be entered to win one of these fabulous bundles: Ahoy, Me Hearties by Janet Clare or First Romance by Kristyne Czepuryk!

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FQS goes to Quilt Market: Wednesday

Up up and away! Our bags are packed and we’ve bundled up a few of our favorite new quilts! We’re heading to St. Louis, MO for Spring Quilt Market 2017!

Do we have any St. Louis readers today? What are some of your favorite things to do and see in town?! We’re so excited for this new adventure!

We can’t wait to get settled in and see what is in store for this quilt market! What designers or collections are you just dying to see?! We can’t wait to see some of the new Moda designers, check out what’s new from Riley Blake, see what Kaffe Fasset has in store, and spy on what Cotton + Steel has up their sleeve!

We have so many quilty friends that we can’t wait to catch up with! Don’t forget to come say hello if you spot us out and about!

2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 5

It’s time to stitch up Block #5 in our Patchwork Quilt Along! How are your first four blocks coming together with the beautiful Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit?!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 5 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish to help us reach our $10,000 goal!
Remember, that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised! We’ve almost hit our goal and we are SO thankful to everyone who is participating!

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! How fun!
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)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
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.