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

Bella Skillbuilder Month 4

Let’s hope that those April showers will bring us May flowers! This year is flying by and now we’re on month 4 of the Bella Skillbuilder! We’ve loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters!

May’s free pattern block is Flying Geese and uses your Fabric A, Fabric B, and a Quilt in a Day Small Flying Geese Ruler!

Ready to hit the ground running?! Let’s grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Flying Geese block in this YouTube videoBe sure to download the free May 2017 pattern!

Don’t forget, visit our FAQ Page for information on all-things Bella Skillbuilder, including previous months’ blocks, fabric measurements, and more!

Some of our quilty friends have hopped on the Bella board to learn some new quilty tips and tricks! Be sure to check out their blogs throughout the next 9 months for more Skillbuilder fun!

NEW Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Check

We love Jelly Rolls, and we are so excited for today’s quilt, Jelly Roll Check which is part of our Shortcut Quilt Series! This quilt is a fun and fresh design, and you are going to love making it! All you need is two Jelly Rolls, a background fabric and an accent fabric! Don’t forget to purchase one of our favorite rulers – Creative Grids 6.5″ Quilting Square, to make this quilt with ease!
Our Jelly Roll Check Quilt Kit and Backing Set feature Merrily by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics! This green, red, and cream collection has just a touch of Christmas which we love, but these patterned prints can brighten up any season!
Watch this YouTube video tutorial as Kimberly walks through this quilt step-by-step!

Are you ready to get to work? Stock up on your favorite Jelly Rolls with this three-day sale!
Eager to see more Jelly Roll Check quilts? Some of our creative friends have made their own versions! Check them out now:
Cheryl from Quilter Chic
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilt
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Tricia from Notes of Sincerity

2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 4

Block #4 already?! How can that be? We’ve had so much fun on this Patchwork Quilt Along so far, and we’re getting so excited to see the pieces coming together with the beautiful Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit!

Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 4 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish to help us reach our $10,000 goal!
Remember, that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised!

We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month to watch their process, and to see what fun fabric collections they have selected!
*Psst! The designers of the quilt’s fabrics – Bonnie & Camille – are sewing along, too! How fun!
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)

*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann’s Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table
Please share your progress and creations with us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 3

We’re back with week three to whip up some more tasty Cake Mix fun! Hasn’t it been so exciting to see all of the different possibilities of the Cake Mix Recipes?! If you missed our Cake Mix Bake-Off Week One or Week Two be sure to check out all of the entries!!
Congratulations to our Cake Mix Bake-Off Week 2 winner Jocelyn for her beautiful quilt pattern using fun prints from Early Bird by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics!
Now, watch on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel as Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics shows us a little about Cake Mix Recipe #3 and the endless possibilities to create with these ingredients!

It’s time to check out what tasty treats our Cake Mix Recipe #3 Bake-Off contestants have cooked up as they compete for the #1 spot this week!
Kristen’s Cake Mix Recipe #3 is bright and fun, featuring Paintbox by Cynthia Rowley, Pop Garden by Heather Bailey, and Crazy Love by Jennifer Paganelli!
Melissa’s bright, spring-inspired Cake Mix Recipe uses Garden Notes by Kathy Schmitz for Moda Fabrics and Bella Solids!
Elva’s our first contestant to make a bag! (She made this without a pattern – WOW!) Her Cake Mix Recipe uses True Blue by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics!
Nova’s design with this sweet, border ruffle features Sweet Blend by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics!

Which quilt project is your favorite this week? Be sure to vote and let us know! We only have one more week of the Cake Mix Bake-Off!

Which Cake Mix Recipe #3 is your favorite?

Kristen
Melissa
Elva
Nova

Poll Maker

In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Sugar Coated Dreams

Hold on to your seats, because we have a FUN, new Fat Quarter Shop exclusive series with our friends at Bernina! This six-part series titled, In Stitches, will bring you a new pillow design each month!

This month’s pillow is called Sugar Coated Dreams and features the darling and dainty collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! We selected a pretty Aurifil pink color 2415 for a pop of color and to showcase the precise stitches from our BERNINA 770 QE!

Ready to make your own?! Head on over to WeAllSew for step-by-step instructions and a chance to enter a fun giveaway!


Countdown to 2017 Designer Mystery

We’re well on our way to the month of June! We’re loving all of these fun sew alongs happening right now, but we’re especially excited for the annual Designer Mystery kick-off!
Do you remember the first beautiful block that we gave you a sneak peek of when we introduced the 2017 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Program??

We just can’t wait any longer! Watch our You Tube video as Kimberly shows us how fun and easy this quilt is!

As Kimberly mentioned, when you sign up for the Designer Mystery BOM featuring Spring-a-Ling by American Jane for Moda Fabrics, you will receive a 50wt spool of Aurifil thread color 2000 (our favorite!) courtesy of Aurifil for FREE with your first block.  This creamy white is a pitch-perfect match for Spring-a-Ling’s pretty white dots!

Purchase the spectacular Designer Mystery Finishing Kit and receive a FREE Large Flying Geese Ruler by Quilt in a Day, a $9.98 value!  This setting is dressed up in a rainbow of flying geese, but this ruler makes it a cinch!

And of course, we had to include a bonus in our Designer Mystery Backing Set – we have designed an exclusive quilt label to commemorate this year’s quilt that you can personalize, and it comes FREE with the backing set.  It is available exclusively with the backing set, so don’t miss out!

So grab your block kit, finishing kit, and backing set, and join us along with so many of your favorite Moda designers as we discover this beautiful new quilt design month by month!

We have some fabulous ladies joining us this year! You may recognize a few faces.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Pattern Makeover: Project 2

Like a breath of fresh air, we’re back with the second episode of our Pattern Makeover series with 
Heidi from Fabric Mutt! If you’re just tuning in, don’t worry! You can find our first pattern refresh featuring one of our favorite books, Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt by clicking this link!
Today, Heidi has dreamed up another fun pattern makeover from It’s Sew Emma’s Fat Quarter Baby Book! We know that so many of you already have and love this one, and we’re so excited for another fun project to come from this book’s quilty pages!!

Fat Quarter Baby: Hair Bow Pouch 

At least several times a week, I love to read to my girls before they go to bed. We’ve made our way through the Chronicles of Narnia, the Little House on the Prairie books, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Great Brain, and are currently working on the All-of-a-Kind Family series. While I sit on the floor in their room, each of my three daughters gets a turn doing Mommy’s hair. They were pretty rough on my poor head when they were little, but I’ve learned that brushing my hair before we get started and letting them use only soft scrunchies and flexible metal barrettes makes for a kinder, gentler experience. Usually I run around collecting all the hair items before we get started, but I soon realized that it would be smarter to just keep a pouch full of accessories ready to go next to our current book.
For this month’s Pattern Makeover, I was planning to adapt a project from Fat Quarter Baby from It’s Sew Emma Patterns. This book is full of darling novelty blocks like ducks and guitars and butterflies. To fit the theme of a hair accessories pouch, I thought it would be fun to use the bow block from the Kimberly Quilt pattern.
I made the block exactly as written, pairing some Swiss Dots by Riley Blake Designs with a pink macaroon print from my friend Patty Sloniger’s adorable new collection Bake Shop. I used an aqua zipper to match the pale aqua lining print — also from Bake Shop — which features the cutest little donuts and croissants.

I quilted the pouch with straight lines about a quarter inch apart. This sort of dense quilting gives such a wonderful texture to projects. It’s time consuming but so worth it!
As I was sewing, I suddenly remembered that I’ve been hoarding a donut zipper charm for the past few years, and it matched perfectly. A twill tape loop on the side featuring a bow was the final touch. The finished size is 4 1/2 x 7 1/2” — more than enough room for all the accessories my hair can handle in one sitting.

My girls squealed aloud when they saw the finished project, and everyone wanted a closer look at that donut charm, of course. I can tell that this little pouch is going to get a lot of love in the months ahead.

How fun is that pouch, and not to mention, sweet in more ways than one! Leave a review on our website of your favorite book and be entered to win a selection of three colored project zippers!

 

Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 2

Welcome back to Week 2 of our FQS Exclusive Cake Mix Bake-Off! We had so much fun with Week 1, and are SO amazed at the creativity that has gone into each one of the Recipes! Without further ado, our Week 1 winner is Melissa for her Cake Mix Recipe #1 using Bella Solids Purple and prints from Maven by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics!
Let’s tune in to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel as Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics shows us a little about Cake Mix Recipe #2 and the endless possibilities to create with these ingredients!

It’s time to check out what tasty treats our Cake Mix Recipe #2 Bake-Off contestants have whipped up as they compete for this week’s winning title!
Melissa G.’s Cake Mix Recipe #2 uses the colorful Lulu Lane by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics!
Jocelyn’s Cake Mix Recipe #2 showcases fun prints from Early Bird by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics!
Kim L.’s Cake Mix Recipe #2 used a mixture of Color Daze Batiks from Laundry Basket Quilts and Flower Shop by Alexa Abegg for Cotton + Steel!
Melanie’s Cake Mix Recipe #2 features the fun prints from Lella Boutqiue’s Gooseberry collection for Moda Fabrics!

Which quilt project is your favorite this week? Be sure to vote and let us know! We have two more weeks before we find out the overall winner! 

Whose quilt project from Cake Mix Recipe #2 is your favorite?

Melissa G.
Jocelyn
Kim L.
Melanie

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!