Bella Skillbuilder Month 9

We are so close to completing our quilt! Can you believe we only have one month left before you have a completed quilt? We can’t either!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on Block 9, Lazy Angle?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 – Pinwheel Lazy Angle

For this month, you will need the Lazy Angle Ruler to complete your Bella Skillbuilder block!

Time to grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits and press play with our friend and the Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer  Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! Download the free October 2017 pattern and let’s get going!

If you’re just joining us now, you can find all the information and patterns from previous months at our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Along page!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!

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Shortcut Quilt: Jolly Bar Jazz

It’s been a while but we finally have another Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern – Jolly Bar Jazz! This quilt is so much fun to make and uses the Fat Quarter Shop exclusive Creekside Jolly Bar!

This amazing Quilt Kit features Creekside by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. And finish off your quilt with the matching Backing Set!

Let’s get quilting! Follow along with the video as Kimberly walks you through the pattern step by step!

We are so fortunate to have fun, quilty friends join us for the Jolly Bar Jazz journey! Check out their blogs to see their creative twist on the free Jolly Bar Jazz pattern!

 

Alison of Little Bunny Quilts
(@littlebunnyalison)
April of Janda Bend Quilts
(@janda_bend_quilts)
Connie of Free Motion by the River (@freemotionbytheriver) Elise of Elise & Emelie
(@eliseandemelie)
Gretchen of 120 Blocks
(@mafiretones)
 Janet of Mrs. Sew n Sew (@sjkolmstead)
  Katharina of Der Rab Im Schlamm (@der_rab_im_schlamm)  Kristina of Center Street Quilts (@centerstreetquilts)
Lissa of Lovingly Lissa
(@lovinglylissa)
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff (@mellierc)
Melisssa C. of Happy Quilting Melissa (@happyquiltingmc)  Melissa F. of The N.F.T.Y. Crafter (@basketangel1970)
Myra of Busy Hand Quilts
(@busyhandquilts)
Pat of Life in the Scrapatch
(@scrapatches)
Sarah of 123 Quilt
(@123quilt)
 Seema of Hooks, Needles and Brushes (@sskcraftshop)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)  Stephanie of Quilt n’ Party
(@quiltnparty)
 Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen (@aureaskitchen) Vickie of Crocheting Vixen (@crochetingvixen)

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Sew Sampler Reveal September 2017

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Welcome to the Farmer’s Market where fruits, veggies and flowers await you in this month’s Sew Sampler Box. This box is blooming with gorgeous, fresh finds. This month’s retail value is over $52! Scroll on down and check out what we included this month. If you are not yet subscribed, be sure you do so you receive our October box!

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The Good Life Charm Pack by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

Embrace ‘The Good Life’ with Bonnie & Camille in this stunning new collection that is filled with all things happy! The collection is blooming with sweet florals, hearts and cherries in bold, saturated colors.

View the entire collection here.

The Good Life Charm Pack

The Good Life Tin by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

Your beautiful knick-knacks and notions deserve a setting as delightful as they are and The Good Life tin is just the thing! With a clear top and too-cute tin frame, it will put a smile on your face!

View the other Bonnie & Camille tins here.

The Good Life Tin

Matchbox Quilt Kit by Moda Fabrics

The Matchbox Quilts are here and we are in love! Each box includes a printed panel that includes all the pieces to make a 6″ finished block. The panel even includes binding and backing! Inside your box you will also find some batting and Cosmo floss so you can big-stitch quilt your block.

Matchboxes will vary.

You won’t be able to stop at just one, so we are offering them as a set of nine here.

 

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Quilt Popsocket Device Media Stand by Fat Quarter Shop
Sew Sampler Exclusive

PopSockets are fashionable accessories that help transform your mobile devices. PopSockets not only make terrific phone grips and phone stands, they also make holding tablets and e-readers more comfortable and secure. PopSockets offer a secure grip for texting or snapping the perfect selfie, and propping your phone up to catch up on the latest Fat Quarter Shop YouTube videos.

Just “pop” & expand whenever you need it!

Popsocket on phone

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Freshly Picked Tablerunner Pattern
Sew Sampler Exclusive

This exclusive pattern, Freshly Picked, cheerfully displays all the bright, sumptuous colors of sun-ripened strawberries, delicate chrysanthemums, juicy blueberries and luscious pears. It comes together quickly, leaving you with a perfect tablescape and ample time to prepare a farm fresh feast!

Finished size: 22 1/2″ x 54 1/2″

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Freshly Picked Finishing Kit

Now you can make a quilt just like ours! Now offering a Freshly Picked Finishing Kit that includes your background, binding and backing. How easy is that?

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Basket Block #6 Recipe Card Designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

Sew along with us each month as we create these charming basket blocks featuring Confetti Cotton Solids by Riley Blake Designs! This pattern contains instructions to make 5 1/2″, 10 1/2″ and 15 1/2″ unfinished square blocks!

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We’re sew excited for the 2017 Basket Sew Sampler Quilt, and we can’t wait to show you all of the fun block designs that Lori Holt has come up with! We’ve even put together a 2017 Basket Blocks Sew Sampler Bundle for you to purchase so that you have everything ready to go when you get your Sew Sampler box and recipe card each month!

Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box: June 2017 - Basket Block Fat Quarter BundleWe’ve got more fun in store for you next month, so be sure you’re subscribed to the Sew Sampler Box to get in on all of the treats!

Watch our Sew Sampler reveal video for the September box to see all these goodies in action!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 4

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 4 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Delightful Tablerunner and the Garland Tablerunner in week 4 of this Quilt Along!

Delightful Tablerunner by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl

 

The Delightful Tablerunner is made by using Comfort and Joy by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs.

Garland Tablerunner by Jennie of Clover & Violet

The Garland Tablerunner is made by using The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on October 3 for Week 5 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

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The Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

Hi everyone!  We are pleased as punch to present this special tutorial video to you today!  It still feels like Summer to us in Texas, but October and November have a way of zooming by, so it is high time for us to prepare for Christmas.  Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life is just one of our most favorite quilting peeps, and on her last visit to our studio, she showed us how to make the Patchwork Christmas Stocking, a classic red and white pieced Christmas stocking with a folded cuff and hanger.  Anything beyond a simple bag is outside our usual patchwork-y realm, so we loved seeing her create this stocking from start to finish.

Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

And, if you are a huge Sherri & Chelsi fan like we are, you will be happy to know that their newest fabric line Creekside has just arrived!  Stay tuned, because we have lots of quilty goodness in Creekside coming at you very soon.  But for today, sit back and enjoy Sherri’s video on how to make this sweet stocking.

It doesn’t take much to get started.  Here’s all you need:

Then, grab the free Patchwork Christmas Stocking template and hit play!

Patchwork Christmas Stocking by Sherri McConnell

Thanks for joining us today, and thanks to Sherri for filming this wonderful project with us!  Let us know what you think in the comments below.  How many stockings will you make, and what color is your Christmas?

Button Lovers’ Club: Scary Buttons

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It’s officially BUTTON talk time! Members of our Button Lovers’ Club 2 will soon be receiving their October button sets, Scary Buttons. If you haven’t heard the buzz about our button club yet, but NEED this set, there is still time to join before this set ships!

Scary Buttons
Scary Buttons

These Halloween themed buttons gets you in the spooky spirit of October, and as always there is a huge variety of sizes and shapes.

Button Lovers' Club October 2017 box
Button Lovers’ Club October 2017 box

And of course, this cute art card by Tammy Tutterow is included as well!

Check out the mini quilt Pat Sloan designed with the Scary Buttons, Grunge Basics for the background fabric, and Behind the Scenes by Jen Kingwell for the rest! Once you receive your October buttons, be sure to head over to Pat’s blog to get the free instructions and templates!

Pat Sloan's October 2017 Button Lovers' Club project
Pat Sloan’s October 2017 Button Lovers’ Club project

 

 

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 3

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 3 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Crossroads Tablerunner and the Daybreak Tablerunner in week 3 of this Quilt Along!

Crossroads Tablerunner by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts

The Crossroads Tablerunner is made using Manderley by Franny & Jane for Moda Fabrics.

Daybreak Tablerunner by Connie of Freemotion by the River

The Daybreak Tablerunner is made using Berry Merry by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.

 

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 26 for Week 4 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

 

 

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2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 9 – Grandmother’s Choice

It’s already time for Block #9 – Grandmother’s Choice in our Patchwork Quilt Along!  Hopefully you are all caught up with the first eight blocks.  If you are just now joining us, welcome!  Our quilt is made in Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit.

Most importantly, we are benefiting Make-A-Wish with this year’s quilt along.  We are asking for a small donation each month in exchange for the monthly patterns, and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of donations raised.  We have reached our goal, well before the end of the year, thanks to our generous community of quilters, so all the matches will be maxed out!  Woohoo!!  Please do continue donating – every dollar makes a difference!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 9 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish!
Make-A-Wish grants game-changing wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

 

 

 

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!
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)
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.

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Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along: Week 2

Welcome to our Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along featuring the Tablerunner Bliss Book! We are officially on Week 2 of this quilt along!

Tablerunner Bliss is  by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company and features 20 gorgeous tablerunners for a stylish home. Every time you gather around the table with your friends and family, treat each occasion with a stylish tablerunner!

This Quilt Along will feature each of the 20 tablerunners in the Tablerunner Bliss Book! Broken down into 10 weeks, our Quilt Along will feature 2 tablerunners each week. We are featuring the Cheerful Tablerunner and the Courtyard Tablerunner in week 2 of this Quilt Along!

Cheerful Tablerunner by Sinta of Pink Pincushion

 

Courtyard Tablerunner

The Courtyard Tablerunner is made using Big Sky by Annie Brady for Moda Fabrics.

We have an awesome group of 20 quilting bloggers joining us for this event. Each week, 2 of the 20 bloggers will be sharing their assigned tablerunner with you! Be sure to visit our bloggers to see what they had to say about their tablerunners!

 

Here is a list of the amazing quilting bloggers for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along – thanks for joining in on the fun quilters!

Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along Schedule

Happy quilting everyone! See you back here on September 19 for Week 3 of the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along!

Healing Hearts for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief – Ways to Help with FQS

We at Fat Quarter Shop strive to represent the best parts of quilting – the joy of creating and the close sense of kinship with other quilters.  Right now we are called to highlight a different virtue of quilting, the ability to comfort and heal.  The past few weeks have left us in shock.  We don’t have words to describe the devastation and sorrow that Hurricane Harvey has left behind.  It has destroyed homes, livelihoods, and taken far too many lives in Texas, Louisiana and especially Houston, TX.  Now it has been directly followed by Hurricane Irma, impacting Florida and the Carribeans, while still continuing its destruction.

It is hard to describe the personal direct impact on us and our staff.  We are located in Central Texas, and many of our friends and families have been affected, at the least being cut off from necessities, at the worst having lost everything.  If you are one of the affected, know you are in our minds and hearts.  Even if you do not personally know someone affected, chances are you know someone who knows someone.  We are all linked, and we are all in this together.  For the moment, the best we can do is help the relief effort.  We hope you will join us in doing what we can.  If nothing else, please share this post with your family and friends.

Fat Quarter Shop is raising donations for Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief in several ways.  The proceeds will go to the JJ Watt Foundation Houston Flood Relief Fund and the Rebuild Texas Fund to provide supplies, assistance, and support.

Justin J. Watts FoundationRebuild Texas Fund logo


We have designed a special Fat Quarter-friendly quilt pattern specifically for this relief effort.  “Healing Hearts” features chains of hearts, a tribute to the sense of unity we need in the wake of these storms.  If you make this quilt, please share it with #healingheartsquilt.

The Healing Hearts quilt pattern is available from now until October 31, 2017, and FQS will donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this pattern to the JJ Watt Foundation.

Healing Hearts quilt pattern by Fat Quarter Shop


From today through Thursday, September 14, 2017, FQS is donating 100% of proceeds from the sale of ALL Charm Packs to the JJ Watt Foundation.Charm Packs for Flood Relief


We have made a heartwarming sample quilt of the “Healing Hearts” quilt for auction on eBay, and FQS will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Rebuild Texas Fund.  The auction will end on September 21, 2017.

Fat Quarter Shop lovingly pieced this Healing Hearts quilt with Bee Basics by Lori Holt.  It was professionally long arm-quilted by MyLongArm.com with a beautiful feather design.  Thanks to Codi, Diane and Mike for donating their work and time to piece and quilt this.

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief

Healing Hearts quilt for Hurricane Harvey flood relief


FQS is also doing an internal staff fundraiser for the American Red Cross fund with a company match.

There are many worthy organizations working to provide immediate disaster relief in Houston.  If you want to directly donate to the relief effort, here is a list of organizations you might also consider:

Houston Food Bank

Houston Food Bank

Feeding TexasFeeding Texas Montgomery County Food Bank

Montgomery County Food Bank

Texas Diaper BankTexas Diaper Bank Greater Houston Community FoundationGreater Houston Community Foundation  Americares

Americares

Please help FQS raise funds that these hurricane relief victims and evacuees need, and please share this post with your family and friends.  Wherever and however you choose to help, thank you so much.

 

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