Are you ready for the Mugrug Challenge?

Show us your mug shots! We have a FUN new contest, brought to you by Marcus Fabrics
Do you love to start your mornings off with a hot cup of your favorite coffee or tea? Let’s add some fun color into the start of your day! Now, through April 30, post a photo of your mugrug with the hashtag #MarcusMugshot, and tag @Marcusfabrics and/or @studio37fabrics! Make your design as original as you!
The rules: Keep designs to 9″ x 9″, or smaller, in any shape that you desire! Be sure to use at least one recognizable Marcus or Studio 37 fabric, like the colorful new Light Work collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe!
Every Tuesday morning, Marcus Fabrics will choose a prize winner!
Our winner: Share your mugrug on social media with the proper hashtag and tag @FatQuarterShop on Instagram or Facebook to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate! Winner will be announced on the blog Wednesday, February 15, 2017, but the contest hosted by Marcus Fabrics will continue until April 30![Edit: Contest closed as of 2/15/2017. Instagram winner @PatchworkPrincess82.]
Have fun! We can’t wait to see what mugrug designs you come up with! The Fat Quarter Shop ladies sure loved making new homes for our favorite coffee cups!

Star Spangled Liberty Block of the Month!


 


Show your patriotic pride with the Star Spangled Liberty Block of the Month Quilt!

 

 

The Star Spangled Liberty Block of the Month, designed by Pam Buda, will begin in September and will run for nine months. You will make a vertical quilter’s flag and six horizontal star rows. The center row features several flag and star blocks and patriotic pinwheels, along with the option of appliqued “America” and stars. 

Each month you’ll receive the fabric and instructions to make a portion of the quilt – the finished quilt measures 74.5″ x 78″. We also have a backing set to complete this gorgeous quilt, available here.


 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/star-spangled-liberty-yardage



The Star Spangled Liberty fabric line by Pam Buda for Marcus Brothers Fabrics will be available as precuts and yardage in August, and can be reserved now!

 
 

If you love reproduction fabrics, Americana, and patriotic quilts, pledge your allegiance to Star Spangled Liberty and sign up today!

Thanksgiving Customer Project Round Up

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Fat Quarter Shop! This year, we are most thankful for our customers. It is because of you that we get to be surrounded by creativity each day, sell fabric to some of the most creative customers out there, see inspiring quilting and sewing projects, and do some sewing ourselves. Thank you for shopping with us, keeping up with us on Facebook and Twitter, watching our new tutorials and videos on YouTube, and showing off your projects on Flickr. We couldn’t ask for better customers!

Here is a look at a few customer projects from the last few months. So much talent and creativity! Enjoy!

  1. Michelle’s Traffic Cone quilt made with a variety of travel inspired prints! More information on this quilt on her blog, Needle and Nest!
  2. Patrice made the FREE Notes of Lavender Quilt Pattern by Jocelyn Ueng and enlarged it! She uses the Return to Atlantis collection by Jason Yenter.
  3. Janet’s Star Wars tree skirt, featuring Star Wars Fabric by Camelot Cottons! A fun addition to Christmas decorations!
  4. Julie of Wanna Be Quilter‘s Megabits Quilt featuring Glamping by Mary Jane Butters for Moda Fabrics!
  5. Gail of 2Create in Color made a modified version of our Urban Grunge quilt!
  6. Peggy’s bed runner
  7. Barbara made this gorgeous version of the Strawberry Skies quilt featuring Incense and Peppermints by Robyn Pandolph for her grandaughter’s birthday. How sweet is that label!
  8. Cathrine of cattylilsewnsew a made this gorgeous lantern quilt with Kona Cotton White Solid and a mix of Japanese prints!
  9. A Christmas Log Cabin Quilt by Karen featuring Joy by Kate Spain, Cherry Christmas by Aneela Hoey, and Winter Elegance by Sentimental Studios!
  10. Deb’s made the Jelly Roll Jam quilt for a friend!
  11. Susan made these versatile beach bags with It’s a Shore Thing by Jack & Lulu! Get the full tutorial here.
  12. Janice made the All Aboard Quilt featuring Flats by Angela Yosten!
  13. Brittany made this cozy Christmas quilt with Snowman Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings!
  14. Darlene’s modified Lizzy Mae’s Medallion Quilt featuring various fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop!
  15. Katie’s Star Wars quilt made for a Star Wars fan!
  16. Joan made this quilt for her grandson featuring Gallery in Red and Blue by Faye Burgos.
  17. Traci made this quilt for her Sister’s wedding, featuring Tonga Batiks!
  18. Carol’s Juggle Quilt made with a Happy Go Lucky Honeycomb and an added scalloped border.
  19. Roberta’s Jelly Roll Jam quilt featuring Cotton Dots and Gingham by Riley Blake!

Be sure to check back for our BIG Black Friday sale. We know you won’t want to miss it!

Mastering Miniatures Block of the Month

Our new Mastering Miniatures Block of the Month by Homestead Hearth is absolutely breathtaking. The quilt features Judie Rothermel’s Authentic Miniatures collection from Marcus Brothers Fabrics. Judie Rothermel and 1800’s reproduction lovers will not want to miss out on this gorgeous quilt, rich colors and striking layout. To give you a proper introduction, we filmed a little video featuring Mastering Miniatures and invited Sarah Maxwell of Homestead Hearth to tell you more about the program. Keep reading to get to know Mastering Miniatures!

I’m so happy to be back on the Jolly Jabber talking about Mastering Miniatures. One of the biggest challenges for today’s busy women is simply finding time to sew, quilt, or do something for yourself. Sometimes it’s hard to think about making an entire quilt. But if you tackle a quilt working an hour or so a week, suddenly a project is attainable. That’s the thought behind Mastering Miniatures.

I’ve always been fascinated with small blocks and Judie Rothermel‘s miniature quilts, but all those little pieces can be intimidating. So, with this quilt, I focused on 6” blocks with easy pieces. Each block incorporates simple rotary cutting and quick piecing techniques. By combining these blocks with a simple, alternate framed square block, the quilt finishes at 70” square. The 6” block size is a little smaller than usual but the individual pieces are still easy to handle. The result is a masterpiece quilt that is still easily accomplished by using a rotary cutter and machine piecing.

The program will run from January to December 2014. For the first ten months, you will receive five 6″ blocks that are easily accomplished. The last two months you will receive fabrics for your setting, borders and binding. For an even closer look at Mastering Miniatures, watch this Fat Quarter Shop YouTube video and sign up today!

We hope to have you sewing the Mastering Miniatures Block of the Month along with us. Let us know in the comments below, do you love this quilt as much as we do?

Retro Romance by Jocelyn Ueng

Hey, it’s Jocelyn here! I’m so excited that I got to bring back my block from 100 Blocks Volume 7! It’s called Trendster, and I originally submitted it in colorful modern fabrics by Vanessa Christenson.

This time, I turned the Trendster block on its head for a full blown quilt for Quilts from 100 Blocks Fall 2013. To show how versatile this block (or any block!) can be, I went to tradition for style direction. Summit Rose by Paula Barnes has a rich, regal, Victorian flair to it. The Trendster meets the Queen!

This worked out beautifully! The quilt looks more complex than it really is, thanks to illuuuusions. (Channeling Gob from Arrested Development here.) I simply surrounded the block with artfully placed flying geese, and it created a great secondary motif. The rich burgundy red helps create that visually radiating pattern, with grays, blues, and greens to soften it.

I hope you love this quilt! Use Trendster and Retro Romance to stretch your fabric boundaries. Surprise yourself!