All About Charm Packs!

We love all precuts, but Charm Packs are at the top of our list! These 5″ x 5″ squares of fabric are so perfect for a variety of projects, and really let your creativity shine! Charm packs are affordable, easy-to-use, and are cut to a size that is commonly used in quilting!

In fact, we love Charm Packs so much, that we have a fun “Lucky Charm Pack” sale for you! So if you’ve had your eye on some of the amazing new Charm Packs at FQS, today is your chance to stock up!

Once you’ve got your favorites selected, be sure to check out the brand-new Charm School Quilt Book by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique! These pages are packed with 18 unique quilt patterns to create from your Charm Packs!
This book is perfect for beginners and experienced quilters alike! Start with simple quilt blocks, and mix up your patterns with stars, flying geese, and more!
For more fun, try one of our free Charm Pack Shortcut Quilts!

Charm Pack Cherry Quilt Pattern

Charm Box Quilt Pattern

Layers of Charm Quilt Pattern

We can’t wait to see what charming quilt project you come up with! Happy sewing!

Sew Sampler November 2016 Box Reveal!

We can’t believe it’s time to unbox another Sew Sampler! We know that the goodies inside this month’s box deserve a special place in your sewing room! This month’s box theme is Thankful.
We hope that you enjoyed some good food and warm memories with your loved ones during the holidays! Here at Fat Quarter Shop, we are so thankful that we get to share our love of quilting with all of you every day! We are also pretty thankful for this month’s Sew Sampler box! If you have received your box, you know what a treat it is! Check out all of the items that were included!
Not one, but TWO charm packs of Olive’s Flower Market by Lella Boutique for Moda! These colors are so perfect for fall, and there are so many fun prints to play with and mix!

You can never have too many Schmetz sewing needles! This month’s box had THREE different sizes: 90/1480/12, and 70/10! (You may recognize these beauties from our sneak peek photo earlier this month!)

You can never have enough of the perfect thread – and the natural white 50wt Aurifil thread is our definition of perfect!
Good things come in small packages, like this adorable reversible 5″x 8″ Lori Holt cutting mat! Blue on one side and pink on the other, you can switch it up to match your decor!
The C’est La Vie pattern was designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique! This pattern plus the adorable Olive’s Flower Market charm packs will make the sweetest quilt!
BONUS! The Fat Quarter Shop 2017 Calendar is the perfect size to put on your sewing table! Each month has a little motivational quote to keep you on track to finish your projects!
This is a collectible card, and you can expect to receive one in every box.  At the end of the year, we will have a finishing pattern as well.  If you want to sew along with us, pick up the coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle we created using Bella Solids.
We hope that you loved this month’s box as much as we did! If you haven’t signed up for the Sew Sampler yet, don’t delay! We have so many fun treats packed for the end of 2016, and it’s the perfect gift that keeps on giving!

Fall Quilt Market 2016: Kimberly’s Favorite Finds

The holidays are just around the corner, can you believe it?! With all of the new stuff that has been popping up on the Fat Quarter Shop New Arrivals section, you may not know just what new additions you need for your crafting room! Kimberly to the rescue! Check out this video highlighting her 15 favorite items from Fall Quilt Market 2016, and look below for the shop-able links!

  1. Binding Butler by The Buddy and Company
  2. Sugar Plum Christmas by Anne Sutton for Moda
  3.  Buttons by Just Another Button Company
  4. It’s Sew Emma Dutch Tulips Quilt
  5. Quilter’s Patch Thread by Aurifil (coming soon) and Quilt by Laundry Basket Quilts
  6. Bee Basics by Lori Holt for Riley Blake
  7. Aurifil Colors of Moda Book
  8. Coney Island by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda
  9. Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda
  10.  Happy Flower Quilts book by Lecien
  11.  Impressions Template by It’s Sew Emma
  12. Sew Kind of Wonderful by Contemporary Quilt Designs
  13. Art Gallery Charleston by Amy Sinibaldi
  14. Kimberbell Basics
  15.  Cotton + Steel Bernina

Sign Up for the My Secret Garden Block of the Month!

Sherri Falls always dazzles us with her beautiful BOMs! This year, she has us captivated in her Secret Garden quilt, featuring a darling set of blooming stars. Combined with the Olive’s Flower Market collection by Lella Boutique, we’re ready to sweep you away with fabulous florals!

During this six month program, you will make two 12” quilt blocks each month, and the finishing will be sent in Month 6.

This quilt finishes at 55″ x 67″ and includes over 12.25 yards of fabric and the My Secret Garden BOM pattern. Program runs from December 2016 to May 2017 and ships around the 29th of each month.
We even have a matching Backing Set to finish your quilt off perfectly!

 We hope you love this My Secret Garden quilt as much as we do. Sign up today!

Social Butterfly Quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Hello lovely quilters! We have Vanessa Goertzen today on the Jolly Jabber chatting about her Social Butterfly quilt. With a few fat quarters of your favorite prints (may we suggest, Gooseberry), you can sew up this whimsical flight of fancy. We are absolutely smitten with this quilt and it’s so simple to make. 

Want some great tips and tricks to piece the Social Butterfly quilt? Watch Vanessa’s video tutorial as she sews her Social Butterfly quilt block.  

We also created quilt kits and backing sets so you can sew up Vanessa’s version using her Gooseberry collection for Moda Fabrics.

Oh, and did we mention the Social Butterfly quilt comes in a mini version? How cute!

Vanessa was generous enough to giveaway an autographed Social Butterfly quilt pattern and Social Butterfly Mini pattern to one lucky FQS fan! For a chance to win, let us know in the comment section what your favorite color combination of these butterflies would be. We will announce the winner on November 20, 2015. Thank you so much! 

Vintage Picnic by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique is bringing you an EXCLUSIVE pattern that she created just for us, called Vintage Picnic.
This charming quilt captures Vanessa’s two favorite things about picnics – gingham and fresh flowers. 

Grab your quilt kit and backing set from our shop and sew along with Vanessa as she shows you how to create her Vintage Picnic block on our YouTube Channel.

We know you love this pattern as much as we do, so let us know in the comments section your favorite people to picnic with! 

Gooseberry by Lella Boutique at Fat Quarter Shop

Sweet raspberries, tart gooseberries, and beautiful delphiniums high in the Colorado mountains are just some of the wonderful things that brought inspiration to Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique‘s newest collection for Moda Fabrics, Gooseberry

This charming collection is filled with dots, florals, and clamshell prints that you will adore! 

Watch video to hear about the collection straight from the designer!

Then pick up your favorite fabrics and precuts from the line for your next project today! 

How to Free Motion Quilt with Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

The thought of quilting your own quilts is awesome, but daunting. What tools do you need? Where do you start? Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique gave us a fantastic step-by-step lesson on how to build up your quilting skills AND confidence.Watch and practice with Vanessa’s video and conquer FMQ! 

Tips for Cutting Fabric with Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Great quilting projects begin with accurate cutting. When you start with accurate pieces for your blocks, it makes quilting and sewing so much easier and less stressful. Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique shared her tips for successful cutting with us when she visited our studio. We loved seeing her method because everyone has different cutting styles. Watch Vanessa’s video and let us know what your tips and tricks for cutting fabric are in the comments section of the blog. 

For more great tips and tutorials on quilting, visit our YouTube Channel! Thank you so much for joining us.

Notion Talk with Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique

Welcome to another edition of Notion Talk! Today, Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique dishes about her favorite notions. From alphabitties to her exclusive Stash Pack, find out why all of these items are must-haves in her sewing room. Watch the video here

What’s new to you from her selection? Let us know if the comments section of the blog and you might win 2 autographed patterns from Vanessa. Winner will be randomly selected on Monday, August 17, 2015. Thank you for joining us everyone!