Tutorial: How to Use Impressions Quilting Templates

Have you gotten your hands on the awesome new Orange Peel Templates?! Today, we’ll show you exactly how to use these fun templates! Check out this easy-to-follow video!
These four new patterns are so fun to make! You might have seen them in our favorite Bella Solids, but we’ve made them in some of our favorite new collections, too!
We used the fun and colorful prints of Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics! These prints are small and subtle enough that the fish shapes we love are still the star of the show! Purchase your Pattern today and bring this quilt to life! 
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics is a fun collection with a large variety of colorways! We love how that periwinkle blue just pops in the center of the Grapevine Pattern!
We softened up the Jewel Pattern by using First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics. These dainty florals are perfect to highlight the petals of this pattern!
The Round Robin Pattern is so versatile, and we decided to make it in Manderley by Franny and Jane for Moda Fabrics. This collection features contemporary prints in a variety of sizes, making it perfect for this quilt pattern!
Are you feeling inspired? We can’t wait to see what you create with these fun Impressions templates and new patterns! To help you get started, we’re giving away a set of Aurifil Thread that corresponds with the quilt kits! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be entered to win! Contest ends Saturday, February 25, 2017! Winner will be announced on the blog!

Aurifil Impressions Thread Set

Me and My Sister Designs Book + GIVEAWAY

Do you have a new Rainy Day Fat Quarter Bundle stashed away that you’ve been wondering what to do with? Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister Designs have brought you the perfect solution! New and experienced quilters alike will love 12-Pack Quilts, packed full of 12 fat quarter pattern designs that are both simple and stunning!

Itching to get your hands on a copy?! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be entered to win one of two copies signed by Barb and Mary! Contest ends January 27, 2017!

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Starburst Jewel Series: Project 4

We have another fun, free, and easy project for you featuring the Creative Grids Starburst Ruler! This table runner is so unique, and we love the detail of the starburst points! Download your free pattern, purchase your First Light Quilt Kit, let’s get to creating!
This table runner finishes at 24.5″ x 48.5″, and features the stunning Aubade – A Song to the Dawn collection! We love the cool mix of small and medium prints! They add so much dimension to this project!
 If you need some guidance on the Starburst Ruler, we’ve put together a little video to help you get the hang of things! You’ll be a pro in no time!
Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to be entered to win a Flurry Pillow Kit from Starburst Jewel Series Project #3! If you’re already subscribed, you’re already entered! Winner will be announced January 26, 2017!

Show Us Your Pets and Projects!

Cats, and puppies, and quilts — oh my! 

Do you have a furry friend who loves to lend a helping hand on your latest quilt design? Or maybe one who prefers to cuddle up with the finished product? Fat Quarter Shop wants to see!

Now through October 14, post a photo on Facebook or Instagram showcasing your pet and your latest creation! If you don’t have a pet, feel free to borrow a pet from a friend or family member, include a stuffed animal, or include a photo of the pet that you wish you had! Be sure to hashtag #fqspets, and let us know a little bit about your pet and the project that you’re sharing.

Three winners from Facebook photo submissions and three winners from Instagram will be selected and will receive a $50 gift card to Fat Quarter Shop!

GIVEAWAY – Love Patchwork & Quilting!

It’s your lucky day! We’re giving away TWO copies of Issue 38 of Love Patchwork & Quilting!

Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine features new fabric collections, quilting tutorials, and really inspiring sewing goodness! It often comes with an extra item, and in this issue you’ll receive a package of Fantastic Fussy Cutting templates! Aren’t these sew fun?

In this issue, you’ll find an article about Rifle Paper Co‘s new collection from Cotton + Steel called Les Fleurs! We’re in love with this new line and it’s been a big seller! 

There’s also a fantastic geometric quilt pattern by Emily Dennis featuring Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Oh, and it’s free! How great!

This issue also includes a Designer Profile on Chawne Kimber who placed first place in the Improvisation category at Quilt Con 2016! Such powerful pieces!
Enter below using this fun Rafflecopter widget, giveaway ends Monday, the 26th at noon. Winners will be announced on this post. And finally, good luck! 

Organize Your Thread Spools & Bobbins with Sew Stacks! + Giveaway!

Hi y’all!  We love sharing the latest and greatest with you here at the Jolly Jabber, and we have some inside information for you. We know many of you wonder which products Kimberly loves and uses in her personal sewing studio, and today we’re sharing one of products: Sew Stacks! Take a peek!

(If you’re viewing this post on your mobile device, you may watch the video HERE)

As you know, Kimberly is a major thread lover! Kimberly LOVES these Sew Stack organizers and has them all over her studio!  If you’re looking for a great, expandable, stackable and portable way to store your thread spools and bobbins we invite you to try the Sew Stack storage system – order today! You’ll banish jumbled spools and unwinding bobbins for good!



FIVE lucky people will win a Sew Stack Combo Kit, which holds up to 40 bobbins and 16 standard sized thread spools! (Thread and bobbins not included) To enter, simply leave a comment on this post – sew easy!  The giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 6th at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be selected at random, notified via email, and announced here on this blog post by 7/8/16. Good luck!


Thank you to all who entered!  Five lucky winners have been selected and notified via email.  The lucky winners are: Paige, Terry, the Crafty Coffin, Angelia, and Quilt Hollow!  Enjoy your Sew Stack Combo Kits and thread/bobbin organization!

Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along – Kimberly’s Block & a GIVEAWAY!

Hello, Quilting Friends! Today we’re giving you an up close and personal look at an old quilt block that Kimberly designed for a previous issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks publication that is now included in their 100 Blocks Sampler Quilt!  The editors had a wonderful idea to shrink their favorite blocks from all different 100 Blocks issues down to 6″ from the usual 12″ and combine them into a fantastic sampler quilt for the 100 Blocks blog tour!
We love each of the three color ways that their quilters created for this event: Reproduction, Red & White, and Traditional! It’s always so fun to see how different a block can look depending on fabric choices and placement, don’t you think?
These are the completed quilts in the three different color ways. Gorgeous! If you’d like to read more about the blocks, the quilts, the publication and the blog hop, you can link over to Quiltmaker’s blog Quilt Pleasures HERE
We’re happy to celebrate these beautiful 100 Blocks Sampler Quilts with our own sweet giveaway, three Jolly Bars to three lucky winners!  In case you aren’t familiar with Jolly Bars, they are precuts exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop.  Here’s a quick video with more information!
As Kimberly shares in the video, each Jolly Bar contains 42 – 5″x 10″ cuts of beautiful Moda fabric.  Even better?  Each Jolly Bar contains a free pattern specific to that collection – sew fun! 
For example, here’s the quilt made from the pattern that comes with the Little Ruby Jolly Bar – it’s called Spinning Spools! We also have Jolly Bar Quilt Kits, which are super fun and sew easy to stitch up, so take a peek!

Leave a comment on this post sharing which Jolly Bar you’d like to win if you’re selected as one of the lucky winners. You can peruse our selection of Jolly Bars HERE in order to pick a favorite. The giveaway ends on Monday, July 4th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Three winners will be selected at random and will win the Jolly Bar they pick and share in their comment. The winners will be announced here in this post by 7/6/16. Good luck, and Happy Quilting!


Congratulations to our three winners! They have each been emailed about their wins. The lucky winners and the Jolly Bars they chose are:

StarSpry: First Crush
Brenda: Kindred Spirits
Ohio Lori: Prairie

Denim Week Project 3: The Shore Bag!

Welcome to Wednesday of Denim Week! We’re pleased to present our third project – our Denim Shore Bag, which comes in a larger size and a smaller size. It’s got ties on the sides, a pocket on the front, and two pockets on the inside. This stylish  and practical bag is perfect to use as a purse, a diaper bag, or a sewing bag.

The Shore Bag can be made in different sizes, and you can customize your bag with your favorite AGF Denim Collection fabrics. The bag patterns are available at the click of a button!

 AFG denim is 20% off all month!  Now is the perfect time to try this beautiful and versatile fabric.
Tomorrow’s project is Denim Fabric Buckets. These beautiful storage options are easy to stitch up, and fun to customize. Whether you make a slew to hold your scraps, or one to keep cosmetics contained on a countertop, you’ll love this fun project.
Here is the final Denim Week project we’ll be sharing as the week winds down:
June 10th: Bed Runner – from this book!

OUR GIVEAWAY BEGINS TODAY!  WOO HOO!  We’re giving away four denim bundles!
Two people will win our Designs Denim Half Yard Bundle
Two people will win our Dense Denim Half Yard Bundle

To enter our giveaway, simply leave a comment sharing your favorite Denim Week project thus far. Giveaway ends on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winners will be contacted by email and will be announced here on this blog post.  Good luck!
We can’t wait to see what you create as a result of Denim Week, so please be sure to tag any photos you share on Instagram with #FQSDenimWeek!
The four winners of our giveaway have been selected and notified via email. The lucky winners are Rebecca, Carol, Brandy P, and lalaluu.  Congratulations, and thank you to everyone who entered!
Happy Denim Week!