Free Quilt Pattern: Mini Charm Mocha!

It’s time for another gorgeous quilt tutorial and our favorite – a free pattern! Today, we’re going to show you the Mini Charm Mocha free quilt pattern and a quick look at how to create this neutral, metallic piece! As the weather begins to turn, it’s the perfect time to make this quilt, and have a taste of mocha! (But beware, everyone might want this one for their own!)
We selected the Modern Background Luster Metallic collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This line is so versatile and gender neutral! The flecks of metallic give such a playful and unique look to the line!
How fun is the stitching on this modern quilt? We love the square charms from the Mini Charm Pack off-set by the squares quilted on the diagonal! 
Ready to get started? Pick up a Mini Charm Mocha Quilt Kit and Backing Set for everything you need to get this quilt ready for cuddling! 
Here we show you how to easily put this quilt together, using the quilt kit, the Aurifil 50wt Grey Smoke thread and the Creative Grids ruler!

Let’s get to quilting! We can’t wait to see your Mini Charm Mocha quilts! If you’re using a different collection for the free pattern, please share with #minicharmmocha! We love seeing your unique interpretations of our fun, free quilts! Happy quilting!

Cozy Christmas Sew Along – Recap #1!

Hello, Quilting Friends!  Are you sewing along with Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas Sew Along? We are, and so far we’ve stitched up five of the cutest blocks that you ever did see. Seriously!  We’re sharing our first month’s blocks today, and hope that you’ll start sewing along if you haven’t already.  This sew along will wrap up in November, which will give you time to quilt and bind this beauty before Christmas!

No need to pick out fabrics if you like the quilt the fabulous Lori has designed – we have a Cozy Christmas Quilt Kit, a coordinating Backing Set, and all the other goodies you’ll need to make your quilt. You can read all about this quilt-tastic sew along event HERE, in our sew along introduction post.

We won’t keep you waiting any longer: here are our first blocks in the Cozy Christmas Quilt!

Block #1 – Bell


Block #2 – Cottage
Block #3 – Tree

Block #4 – Wreath

Block # 5- Snowman

We’d love to see your blocks on Instagram, so please use #cozychristmassewalong when sharing your photos! Oh, and don’t forget to pre-order your copy of Lori’s Scrappy Project Planner – it will be available to ship soon!

Classic & Vintage featuring Rolling Stone Quilt Pattern

If you love gorgeous quilt patterns with accompanying how-to videos you’re going to love our new Rolling Stone Quilt pattern and video!

The pattern is quick and easy to purchase and download, and the quilt pattern also has an accompanying quilt kit and backing set for your quilting convenience. 
No only do we have a complete pattern with a quilt setting, we’re also offering a FREE block pattern for the Rolling Stone Block!

The fabric used in the quilt kit is the gorgeous Miss Scarlet by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics. Whether you choose to make the Rolling Stone quilt in these ravishing reds, or opt to select your own fabrics, we know you’ll love the outcome.
Take a peek at our video today, and remember to subscribe to our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel!  They say a rolling stone gathers no moss, so let’s get rolling and start sewing.  Happy Quilting!

Gettysburg Quilt by Fat Quarter Shop

At Fat Quarter Shop, we’re always coming up with new quilt designs! Since our Union Blues Jolly Bar was so popular, we decided to create a new quilt pattern featuring these gorgeous fabrics. 

This quilt is called Gettysburg and it was designed with Kevin (Kimberly’s sweet husband) in mind. This quilt is a large lap size and great for the gents (& ladies), too! 

If you get your Gettysburg Quilt Kit today, you will receive the Gettysburg pattern, two Union Blues Jolly Bars precut, not to mention, you will also receive the exclusive pattern that’s packaged in the Union Blues Jolly Bar – It’s a pretty sweet deal! 

If you love our Gettysburg Quilt, let us know in the comments section of the blog! Happy quilting everyone! 

Gravity Quilt Kit by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts

Julie of Jaybird Quilts has done it again! When we saw sneak peeks of her new quilt on Instagram, we knew that it was love at first sight! So today, we are so excited to introduce Jaybird Quilts’ Gravity quilt! This beautiful quilt features 114 different Kona Solids and uses her Hex N’ More Ruler and her NEW Super Sidekick Ruler
Here is a close up of all of the gorgeous colors used in creating this quilt. 
Oh, and did you know that you can make a pillow from your Gravity Quilt scraps? Julie has included a bonus pillow pattern in the quilt kit. 

Learn more about the Gravity Quilt and a quick tutorial on how to use her Super Sidekick Ruler in our Quilt Market video

The Gravity quilt kit and backing set is available for pre-order at our shop today and will be shipping in February 2015. Let us know in the comments how much you love this quilt and don’t forget to share our blog posts with your friends and family! Have a great day everyone!

Austin Bluebird Sampler Quilt Kit

Hello everyone! It’s Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson of Minick and Simpson here on the Jolly Jabber. Today, we wanted to share with you the story behind our Austin Bluebird Sampler, which Fat Quarter Shop is offering as a full quilt kit. It has truly been years in the making! 

Our inspiration came about from a quilt we purchased from a textile dealer. The only thing we knew about the quilt was that it came from Texas. One of the blocks caught our eyes, which was the applique block that is on the bottom left of our Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt, with the birds on a branch surrounded by rosebuds. But just doing one block was not the best way to show off its charm. We then recreated that block and designed more applique blocks with the same bluebirds. We have longed admired sampler quilts from the 19th century where all of the blocks are pieced together in a hodge-podge sort of way. When we were in search of a name for our quilt, we knew that it needed something to do with Texas, so the Austin Bluebird Sampler came about. 

We love almost everything about this quilt. The colors are both modern and traditional at the same time. We really love that it’s quirky and most of all that it was inspired from a quilt made a very long time ago. 

Our Austin Bluebird quilt uses a mix of prints from our previous collections from Moda Fabrics, which are Lexington blues and some reds from Grant Park and Midwinter Reds. We also used our favorite three Bella Solids to add to the antique look of the quilt. We were so happy to find out that Moda Fabrics decided to reprint our previous collections just for this quilt, and we created a special eight-piece Austin Bluebird collection. 

We hope that you will love this quilt as much as we do. Our quilt kit ships this December, so don’t forget to reserve your quilt kit and backing set today at Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you so much and happy quilting everyone!  

Sisters Forever by It’s Sew Emma

To celebrate the “coolest” movie ever to hit the big screen, we’re so excited to present our Sisters Forever Quilt Kit and pattern by It’s Sew Emma! This adorable panel quilt features the dynamic duo,  Elsa and Anna of Disney’s Frozen. The quilt finishes at 60.5″ x 72.5″, and it’s a great addition to any little girl’s room!

Want just the pattern? We have them available in paper and PDF format! 

And if your little ones prefer a certain snowman who loves warm hugs? Don’t worry, he’s on his way! 

Our Sisters Forever quilt kits are flying out the door, so make sure to pre-order your Happy Snowman quilt kit and backing set today!

Two by Two Receiving Blanket – Free Pattern and Tutorial

We are so excited to share a super-simple project with you today! As soon as we say Riley Blake’s Little Ark fabric we knew we had to make something with it. This cute little receiving blanket would be perfect as a baby shower gift, or something for your little one. Folow along with our FREE pattern and tutorial video! Introducing the Two by Two Receving Blanket!

Before you begin, you will need 1/4 yard of four coordinating prints for the quilt front (we chose C3833-AQUA, C3834-AQUA, C3831-AQUA and C3830-AQUA), 7/8 yard print for the quilt back (we chose C3834-GRAY) and coordinating thread. We have kit available with all the fabric you’ll need to make our Two by Two Receiving Blanket.

Use 1/4″ seams throughout, unless otherwise noted. We filmed a tutorial video that walks you through the entire assembly process for this easy blanket, if you want to see it made in action!

To begin, cut each of your 1/4 yard pieces into four 7″ squares and your quilt back into one 28″ square.

Assemble four different 7″ squares. Refer to the finished receiving blanket for fabric placement. Two by Two Row should measure 7″ x 26 1/2″. Make four.

Assemble the Two by Two Rows. Refer to the finished receiving blanket for fabric placement. Quilt Top should measure 26 1/2″ x 26 1/2″.

With right sides facing, layer the Quilt Top with the 28″ Quilt Back square. Square up the Quilt Back using the Quilt Top as a guide. Pin in place as you are trimming the Quilt Back to the same size as the Quilt Top.

To add curved edges use the 3″ section of the Creative Grids Non-Slip Multi-Size Curved Corner Cutter Ruler or the template provided in the downloadable free pattern. Cut each corner using a rotary cutter.

Stitch around the Receiving Blanket using a 1/4″ seam. Leave an 8″ opening at the bottom. Backstitch at the beginning and end. Turn the Receiving Blanket right side out. Press the opening edges under 1/4″ and press closed.

Stitch around the Receiving Blanket 1/8″ from the edge. Use matching thread. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

Secure the quilt top and backing together by stitching in the center seams of the quilt. Use matching thread. Backstitch at the beginning and end.

And there you have it! Your receiving blanket is complete! We love this quick and easy sewing project! Let us know if you decide to make the Two by Two Receiving Blanket, and be sure to share photos on the Fat Quarter Shop Facebook Page!

If you want to make your own Two by Two Receiving Blanket using the adorable Little Ark fabric, we have kits available!

Banner Day Quilt featured in Quilt Trends Magazine

Hi everyone, it’s Sarah here! My Banner Day Quilt was recently featured in the Spring 2014 issue of Quilt Trends Magazine and we couldn’t wait to show it off.

Have your little ones cozy up with some flannel. I just love Urban Flotologie by Ann Kelle, it was the inspiration behind this focal print baby quilt. Her clouds, kites and air balloons make for a bright, fun quilt. The Banner Day quilt would also be great in the softer, pastel color palette for a little girl.

Whatever you choose, this quilt is perfect for a baby shower gift. It comes together quickly and easily, and there is nothing better than a snuggly baby quilt. We hope you love this quilt as much as we do!

P.S. There are Banner Day Quilt Kits avalable featuring Urban Flotologie by Ann Kelle. Get one today!