Trim the Tree with our Pinwheel Pincushion Ornaments

To get everyone in the Christmas spirit we have come out with the Pinwheel Pincushion Ornament! This adorable Christmas ornament is based on Pinwheel Pincushion YouTube video we made with the girls of Just Another Button Company. Check out the original video here

We also have a YouTube video that gives you some pro tips on attaching buttons to projects! Check it out ..

What you need to make an ornament:

Okay, let’s get started!

Pick four light print mini charm squares and four dark mini charm squares for the front of the ornament. Fold the dark print mini charms to form a pinwheel shape. Pin on the coordinating light print mini charm square to create a pinwheel unit. Using a 1/4” seam, sew the four pinwheel units together to create the front of the ornament. Press.
Using a 1/4” seam, sew four mini charm squares together to create the back of the ornament. Press.
Cut 6” length of ribbon for the ornament loop. Fold in half and pin to the top of the ornament front.
With right sides facing, layer the ornament front and ornament back. Sew 1/4” away from the edge, leaving a small opening at the bottom of the ornament. Clip the corners.
Turn the ornament right sides out and fill with stuffing. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Attach the button to the front of the ornament.

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Be sure to share your projects using #PinwheelPincushion and tag us (@fatquartershop) so we can see and share your work!

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Happy Veteran’s Day

Thank You Veterans for your Service
Happy 2018 Veteran’s Day

We are grateful to the men and women who serve our country and protect the people with selflessness and courage.  We remember and honor you.

Kimberly's father, William Lawson, who served in the National Guard
Kimberly’s father, William Lawson, who served in the National Guard

Celebrate Independence Day with Ladybug Liberty

Happy 4th, everyone!  (And a belated Happy Canada Day to our neighbors up North!)  How are you celebrating this Tuesday?  While we are celebrating with our families, we still have plenty of star-spangled spirit for everyone, PLUS a super cute mini quilt called Ladybug Liberty that you should not miss!

Make sure to pick up all your stars & stripes at Fat Quarter Shop – today is for celebrating them, but they make meaningful quilts all year long.

Plus, our Flash Sale page will have TWO patriotic daily deals, one at 10AM CST and one at 10PM CST – catch them before they run out!shop patriotic fabric

Now go check out our sweet little Ladybug Liberty mini quilt up at Caroline’s SewCanShe blog — sew adorable!!  We made our original with Essentially Yours and the Impressions Orange Peel Quilting Templates, but we love how she changed it up with her Cotton + Steel selections.  Plus, she’s got a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop going on!

ladybug liberty mini quilt
Celebrate the 4th with Ladybug Liberty!Ladybug Liberty

2017 Valentine’s Day DIY

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Fat Quarter Shop would like to say,
Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

There’s nothing sweeter on Valentine’s Day than a gift that truly comes from the heart, and what better way to show your loved ones you care than with something made by hand? We have some adorable projects for you to whip up on this holiday, and our Valentine’s Day fabric selection is sure to spark your creative side!
Button Heart Throw Pillow
This free template features the precious pink hues from Just Another Button Company! This quick and easy project can be completely customized for anyone with so many fabric and button color options!
Heart’s Delight Makin’ It Cute
From Me and My Sister Designs, these templates are Fat Quarter Shop’s Notion of the Month (hint hint, 20% off)! Use these heart-shaped templates to embellish quilts, bags, scrapbooking projects, even headbands and apparel! When used alone, these make very quick and sweet Valentines for all of your friends! 

Hearts & Flowers Applique Block
From our fun Applique All Day series with Anne Sutton, this free Hearts & Flowers Block is the perfect project to practice your appliqueing with Aurifil 80 wt! This 6″ x 6″ block is a quick project that is sure to brighten anyone’s day!
Open Heart Quilt Pattern
More savings! This precious pattern is our pattern of the month (more savings for you)! By Lella Boutique, the rows of hearts across the Open Heart quilt top have our hearts bursting with love!
Kewpie Doll Kit
Are you looking for a Valentine’s Day project that can double as a childhood toy or momento? Look no further! This adorable Kewpie Doll Kit includes a Kewpie Love fabric panel to make 6 doll accessories and an 8″ Kewpie doll.
Are you in need of some more inspiration? One thing that we love about patterns is the ability to make them your own, or to fit the personality of your loved one! Check out some of our in-house Valentine’s Day projects with different interpretations of our free Color Of My Heart Pattern!
Wall hanging featuring Manderley mini charm packs (instead of charm squares as used in the pattern) by Franny and Jane for Moda Fabrics.
Wall hanging featuring Sundrops by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics on the left, Hey Dot by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics in the middle, and Mini Muu Spring 2016 by Lecien on the right.
Valentine’s mini quilt featuring Kewpie Love by Riley Blake Designs.
Valentine’s Mini Quilt featuring Sleep Tight by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

Your One-Stop-Shop to EVERYTHING Holiday 2016!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite quilter, crafter, or sewist? Are you trying to put together a list of your most coveted items? Fat Quarter Shop is here to help! We’ve decked our halls and trimmed our tree – now see what’s under it!
We’ve put together the perfect gift guide to find that gift to make your loved one squeal with delight! Are you ready to get started? Simply choose your price range, or shop them all!
Plus we have a little early Christmas gift for you! Shop any of the items from our gift guide and get 10% off with the code GIFTS2016!
Excludes gift certificates. Not valid with other offers. Limit one use per customer. Expires 12/18/2016.
Already have some items in mind that you hope to see on Christmas morning? We have the perfect tool for you! Add items to your Wish List! Watch this video to find out how!

It’s that easy to let all of your friends and family know what you really want this year! Share your wish list between today and December 15, 2016, for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! A winner will be selected and posted here on that day.

Holiday Gift Guide with Fat Quarter Shop!

‘Tis the season to be jolly! And that means decking the halls, spending time with family, and of course, receiving, AND giving gifts! This year, we compiled our favorite gifts into an amazing Holiday Gift Guide, just for you! Watch our Holiday Gift Guide video and share with your friends and family! 

Get what you really want for Christmas by creating your own Wish List and sending it to your friends and family. 

For more holiday gift ideas, visit our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Thank you so much and happy gifting everyone!

Designer Tidbits: Solstice by Kate Spain

We know that the holidays seem to be months away… but at Fat Quarter Shop, it always starts early! Today, we are featuring the new Solstice Collection of Moda Fabric by Kate Spain. So grab some hot chocolate and get comfy in your favorite winter slippers and experience Kate’s winter wonderland designs!

Q: Tell us a little about the Solstice collection. What were you inspired by?

A: One of my favorite things about the holiday season is bringing winter greenery indoors for decoration. Their fragrance is beautiful and they add some much needed color at a pretty color-less time of year. I was inspired by the gorgeous greens of cedar, pine, and spruce that are abundant here in Connecticut. I also enjoy cross-country skiing and love meandering through peaceful, snowy woods. Solstice includes a grayish, silvery blue that is new to my holiday fabric lines and to me it resembles the shadows cast on fresh-fallen snow. I was also inspired by the whimsy of paper-cut snowflakes. Those are always fun to make, and a surprise to unfold. They add a tiny bit of nostalgia to this fabric collection which connects me to all the wonderful Christmases of my childhood.

Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?

A: For a Christmas/winter line, I mostly try to go back into memories of the season. Then I like to try to focus on something that made me happy; hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies, mittens, tree lights…there are so many! And then, with pencils and paper (and maybe some Christmas music) the fun begins.

photo: Corine Gantz, Hidden in France blog
Q: What design trends are you currently exploring?

A: Funny you should ask this now, as I’m in the midst of creating my next Christmas/winter line. Design trends for Christmas always seem to be anchored in traditional themes, so this is where I draw colors and motifs. I’m loving the Scandinavian folk-inspired trend and may have to incorporate a little of it in what I’m working on. There’s not always symmetry in my designs so it might be a fun thing to explore.

photo: Fluid Ink Letterpress on Etsy

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Solstice?

A: I’d love if Christo and Jeanne-Claude could call Mark Dunn and order 1 million yards of Solstice fabric … and then wrap up Times Square with it for the holiday season. Would be lovely. 

All kidding aside, I love the It’s Sew Emma quilt “GoodTidings” designed by Jocelyn Ueng. It complements the colors perfectly and the design is fresh and not too Christmassy so you can use it all winter long. I also designed a free project sheet that would be a really fun to do as a quick block-of-the-month since several of the block designs are repeated but with different fabric prints. In addition to these, any number of holiday sewing projects would be great to make; stockings, table runners, tree skirts, and many others.

Q: How do you describe your style?

A: Bold, graphic, exuberant patterns in harmonious colors. I think my designs have elements that resonate with something familiar, but are rendered with an energetic hand that helps to create a connection that I always hope makes people feel happy. My style is continuously evolving which is part of what keeps me creatively engaged, interested and happy throughout the process of making designs.

Q: What is the biggest sewing faux pas that has happened to you?
A: Recently? None. I’m on a perfect streak. Right, I wish! Just wanted to see what that felt like to say. I make mistakes all the time. I once laid out a quilt block on my drawing table and picked it up in rows with all the seams-to-sew on the same side — or at least I thought they were on the same side. By the time I turned around and walked three feet to my sewing machine and sewed them together, they were all backwards. I really don’t know how that happened!

Thanks so much for having me on the Jolly Jabber today. I wish everyone a happy, merry, VERY early holiday!

Fat Quarter Shop’s Countdown to Valentine’s Day

We are celebrating our LOVE for our fabulous customers this Valentine’s Day! Join us as we give away a bundle a day on the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook Page and countdown to Valentine’s Day. The first giveaway will be posted today at 9AM CST, head to the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook Page to enter!

Today we are giving away a Lovey Dovey Fat Quarter Bundle by Doodlebug Design. Comment on the Countdown to Valentine’s Day photo to enter!

Giveaway will be posted each morning at 9:00 AM and the winner will be announced on the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook Page the following morning. One entry per person, please!