NEW BOOK: Cake Mix Quilt Book Volume One

If you ask us what our favorite new goodies for 2017 are, there’s no question that it is the Cake Mix Recipe Pads from Moda Fabrics!  We’ve hosted a fun Bake-Off, we have released videos with Carrie Nelson on how to use each Recipe Pad, we came out with Cake Mix pads for our exclusive FQS Jolly Bars, but there is still more Cake Mix goodness baking up in our kitchen!  Today we’re giving you a whiff of the yummy quilts in It’s Sew Emma’s upcoming Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One!  There are now eight different Cake Mix pads, and The Cake Mix Quilt Book has two designs for each.  That’s a total of 16 tasty quilts to try!

All you will need for each quilt is two Moda Layer Cakes (one print and one solid), a Cake Mix Recipe Pad, and fabric for your sashing, borders and binding.  Using Cake Mix pads keeps your piecing fast and accurate, so these will go much faster than you think, and all 16 quilts boast a ton of WOW factor.  And these quilts range in size from Lap to Queen, so you have plenty of size options as well!

Here is a quick look at some of the blocks you will be making in this book…


The Cake Mix Quilt Book: Volume One comes out in September, but if you pre-order now, you will get 10%.  So do it now, because it will be here before you know it!

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Spelling Bee is almost here!

Time is running out for you to pre-order Lori Holt’s upcoming book from It’s Sew Emma, Spelling Bee! Don’t miss your chance to scoop up a copy as well as a signed bookmark from Miss Bee herself — plus, you’ll be entered in a Lori Holt prize pack drawing worth $225!

Spelling Bee book
It will be here any day, so “bee” prepared!

Why do you need this book? There are 100 blocks that come in 6″ and 12″ sizes, and you can literally use them to spell out anything you want! Here’s a brief demonstration…

It’s time to

with your quiltiest friends to

new alphabet blocks from Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.  But I should also warn you, this book is highly addictive and you will only
eat sleep quilt

for days!  So get ready to bunker up with your sewing machine, lots of thread, and a few good friends, because good times are ahead!  Don’t wait – pre-order now!

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As always, thanks for joining us and we encourage you to
have a quilty kind of day

New Patterns from It’s Sew Emma

We are almost to the end of the week, but we haven’t run out of quilt mojo yet! It’s Sew Emma has released four new patterns into the wild, and we can’t wait for you to scoop them up. They are: Meadering Meadow, Family Reunion, Candlelight, and High Rise.

Our patterns are as different as can be, but we always try to include various size options whenever we can. On top of that, we’ll show you other looks for these patterns to help you see all the possibilities.  And don’t forget, they are all also available as downloadable PDFs, if you need some instant printable gratification!

So now, let’s dive right into these…

New Quilt Patterns from It’s Sew Emma

Meadering Meadow quilt
Shake up your blocks into an explosion of color and angles

Meandering Meadow makes me think of a party quilt!  I know that’s not a real thing, but it feels like these blocks are tumbling and flinging color about.  Our sample is made in Savannah by Gingiber, but it works just as well in the refined prints of Caroline by Brenda Riddle.  Meandering Meadow is Fat Eighth and Fat Quarter-friendly, depending on what size you make!

Family Reunion quilt
Family Reunion ties together a multicolor palette with strong Irish chain blocks

Family Reunion jumps out with bright stars and fine nine-patch Irish-chain blocks.  Combined with The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille, this quilt feels youthful and vibrant.  But switch it up with the gold and blue hues from Blue Sky from Laundry Basket Quilts, and you have a regal quilt that could easily pass for a vintage treasure!

Candlelight quilt
Go soft or turn up the volume on Candlelight

Classic star blocks never grow old, and the patchwork effect of the backgrounds is a fun element to play with.  Candlelight can lend a restful ambience to your home in Poetry by 3 Sisters, or turn up the brightness with Thrive by Natalia & Kathleen in a modern setting.

High Rise quilt
Stack Jelly Roll strips for maximum impact

High Rise was inspired by the green and black palette of Authentic Etc. by Sweetwater.  Mock log-cabin blocks are formed by stacking Jelly Roll strips, and by matching up color values, you create slashes of color.  But throw in a few rainbow brights, and it works equally well, like with the Bee Basics and Bee Backgrounds from Lori Holt.

I hope you enjoyed this special look at our newest It’s Sew Emma patterns!  Will one of these end up in your pile of go-to patterns?  Let us know!

the Tablerunner Bliss book photoshoot is complete!

Last week, we spent another beautiful day finishing up photos of the 20 tablerunners in Sherri Fall’s upcoming Tablerunner Bliss book.  If you want to see the first set, you can find the post here.  Now, let’s get into this final installment – here’s the last little peek at what you’ll find in the book!  If you start to feel an onset of table envy after seeing these tablerunners, head it off quickly by pre-ordering Sherri’s book now for 10% off, doctor’s orders!  Once the book lands in our hot little hands in August, that special price will disappear, so don’t delay.  If you want to make the tablerunners exactly as pictured, we have a Tablerunner Bliss Club for you too!

Now onto the eye candy – let us know what tablerunner you want to make, and for what occasion!

Zephry Tablerunner
Zephry Tablerunner
Crossroads Tablerunnner
Crossroads Tablerunnner
Delightful Tablerunner
Delightful Tablerunner
Gaze Tablerunner
Gaze Tablerunner

Harmony Tablerunner
Harmony Tablerunner
Liberty Tablerunner
Liberty Tablerunner

Want to see these beauties in action?  Then check out Tablerunner Bliss trailer… hope it gets you as excited as we feel for this book to finally arrive in August!

New ISE Pattern: Peppermint Bark

Throughout this year, It’s Sew Emma has SO much new coming your way! Today, we’re going to show you the brand new Peppermint Bark quilt pattern!

This sweet pattern is such a treat, and will be a delight to add to your quilt collection or to gift to a friend!
We’ve made it easy for you to get started! Purchase your Peppermint Bark Quilt Kit featuring the Snowfall collection by Minick and Simpson, and don’t forget to get your Backing Set, too!
It might look intimidating with all of the precise points, but Kimberly will walk you through it every step of the way in this YouTube Tutorial!

Are you looking for some more inspiration to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head over to these blogs to check out their sweet Peppermint Bark Quilts, too!

Connie from Freemotion by the River
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Now, go out and create! Don’t forget to share your Peppermint Bark Quilt with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! #peppermintbarkquilt

It’s Sew Emma’s Dutch Tulips Quilt Pattern

Here in Texas, we couldn’t be more ready for spring! Birds are chirping, the sun is shining and we’re seeing so many beautiful blooms popping up left and right! We couldn’t wait to showcase some of these floral beauties in the new Dutch Tulips Quilt Pattern by It’s Sew Emma!
This eye-catching quilt is the perfect piece to bring the beauty of the outside into your home! Dutch Tulips features the much-loved collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! These floral, cotton prints in a variety of colors are perfect to accent the fun tulip shapes on the quilt design!
We had sew much fun whipping up this quilt in Sugar Pie, that we couldn’t wait to try it with another one of our favorite new collections and give it a bright twist! Check out this twist in the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics!
Ready to make your own? Watch this helpful YouTube video as Kimberly walks us through the Dutch Tulips quilt!
Are you looking for more tulip fun?! Check out some of our quilty friends’ blogs and see which collections brought their Dutch Tulips pattern to life!
Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Lucy from Charm About You

GIVEAWAY! What’s your favorite It’s Sew Emma pattern?! Let us know by leaving a comment on this blog and be entered to win a digital copy + printed copy of the pattern of your choice!

Morning Glory Sew Along

What better way to kick off a new week than with a fun new sew along?! Do you recall all of the eye-catching new pattern releases from It’s Sew Emma? Today, we’re letting our creative juices flow and stitching up the Morning Glory quilt!
We played up the details of this quilt with Pat Sloan’s Sunday Drive collection! These small prints mixed with the fun florals were perfect for the Morning Glory pattern, and the text prints add such a different element!
We added the pattern and all of the fabric that you need to make a quilt just like ours in the handy Morning Glory Quilt Kit! We even have a separate backing set available to complete your quilt!
This quilt pattern is sew much fun, that some of our quilty friends wanted to sew along with us, using a mixture of Sunday Drive and Sunday Drive Batiks, which brings a whole new world of possibilities to this pattern!
The woman behind the beautiful Sunday Drive collection herself – Pat Sloan!
Isn’t this fun?! Pat is hosting a contest to pick the border or her quilt – and it includes a fun giveaway! You won’t want to miss out!
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Jane from Quilt Jane
Have these fun projects inspired you to start your very own Morning Glory quilt?! We love seeing your photos on social media, so be sure to tag @FatQuarterShop on Instagram and Facebook and hashtag #morninggloryquilt #itssewemma
If you’re looking for more tips, tricks and tutorials, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel! We post tons of unique videos – some even have special guests! 

New Patterns from It’s Sew Emma

We promised you more new from It’s Sew Emma – and today we’re delivering on that promise! A couple of weeks ago, we introduced you to four new Little P patterns! Today, we have five more new patterns for you!
Laurel Canyon is an original, stunning quilt pattern! This Quilt Kit features eye-catching blues and creams from Rachel Remembered by Betsy Chutchian for Moda.
Looking for some more inspiration? We’ve also made the Laurel Canyon pattern in the bright Kimberbell Basics!
The Peppermint Bark Quilt Pattern has fun details and unique shapes! This design will be so much fun to make! The Quilt Kit features Snowfall by Minick and Simpson for Moda.
We also made this stunning pattern in Garden Notes by Kathy Schmitz for Moda to show you a different, spring-inspired look!
Apple Cobbler is great beginner pattern! This Quilt Kit includes Sweet Cherry Wine by Blackbird Designs for Moda!
This intermediate Quilt Pattern, Dutch Tulips, is the perfect spring pattern! This Quilt Kit features Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, and uses our fun new Impressions Orange Peel Templates!
Tail Feathers Quilt Pattern features two sizes of triangles, mimicking the flight of birds! This beginner Quilt Kit contains everything you need to make this quilt in Sunday Supper by Sweetwater for Moda. 
If you’re looking for a variation of the Tail Feathers quilt, check out this stunner in Katie’s Cupboard by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics.
Which one of these Quilt Pattern Designs is next on your project list?

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

Sew New from It’s Sew Emma

Are you itching for some darling new inspiration? We have some great news for you! It’s Sew Emma brings you four precious patterns to keep your sewing machine busy! Little P patterns are beginner friendly, and use one of our most-loved pre cuts: fat quarters! You can find all of these patterns here!
The Melon Blossom pattern is a brand new finishes 39.5″ x 39.5″ in size! This charming Quilt Kit features the eye-catching Sweet Marion fabric collection by April Rosenthal for Moda!
The Around the Block quilt pattern features the adorable, Christmas-themed collection Sugar Plum Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda fabric.  The Around the Block Quilt Kit finishes at 34.5″ x 34.5″!
This new Little P pattern, Confetti Star, finishes at size 33.5″ x 33.5″. The pre made Quilt Kit includes the sweet collection, Guernsey, by Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda.
Coney Island by Fig Tree Quilts is featured in the new Floret quilt pattern.  The fabric included in the Quilt Kit result in a stunning 42.5″ x 42.5″ finished product.
These are just four of the brand new, fun things to come from It’s Sew Emma in 2017! Be on the look out for even more new quilt patterns!