Quilt backs or backing! It’s a hot topic around here. We often receive questions about preparing quilt backing fabric, such as cutting and assembly techniques, working with 108” wide fabric, pieced backings, and how to make the backings ready for a longarmer. Over the years, […]
Quilting Tips & Tricks
Explore quilting tips and techniques at The Jolly Jabber Blog. Level up your quilting and sewing skills with a variety of quilting tips and tricks. Learn how to choose the perfect precut quilt fabric, master precise cutting and piecing, or simply get started sewing and making quilts.
Today we’re stepping into the world of quilting with flannel fabrics and taking you with us! We’re sharing our top five tips for sewing with flannel and a new free shortcut quilt pattern below. Be sure to read to the bottom so you don’t miss the video tutorial or an exciting new giveaway!
Are you looking for a creative way to display your quilt? A hanging quilt sleeve is the perfect solution! This simple DIY project will transform your quilt into a wall hanging and can easily be completed in an afternoon. In this blog post, we’ll show […]
Have you finished a quilt top recently? It’s time to decide if you’re going to quilt it on your home machine or send it off to a longarm quilter. In this blog post, we’ll provide five tips for preparing your quilt top to send to […]
Are you a beginner quilter looking for the best quilting rulers to start your journey? Look no further! This blog post explores quilting rulers that are suited for new quilters. With the right rulers for quilting, you can easily make precise cuts to complete your […]
With so many types of quilting fabrics available, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. It’s important to understand their differences so you can choose the best one for your next project. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about quilting fabrics. Types […]
Today I’m sharing some of the best tips I can think of for new quilters. As a newbie to the quilting community, I had the joy of making my first ever quilt and documenting it here on the Jolly Jabber. If you keep reading, you can learn about the top five things that I think new quilters should know before making their first quilt, according to someone who just made theirs!
Today we’re telling you everything you need to know about the different types of needles! Between sewing machine needles, cross stitch needles, and hand sewing needles, we know things can get a little confusing, but Fat Quarter Shop is here to help. We thought we’d […]
With so many thread weights on the market, it’s tough to tell which one is perfect for a project! We’re here to help you distinguish between those tricky little spools with some descriptions and up-close stitch comparisons of Aurifil threads. Print out this post and […]
We’re back in the studio with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts to learn how she hand quilts! Corey grew up helping her mother and grandmother hand quilt their quilts since she was four years old. Corey uses a Big Stitch Hand Quilting technique designed to […]
We recently had the wonderful opportunity to have one of our very close quilty friends, Christopher Thompson aka The Tattooed Quilter (@the_tattooed_quilter), come visit the Fat Quarter Shop and make some video tutorials with us! Today, we are sharing the videos where Christopher shows us […]
Who says pincushions have to look like tomatoes!? The sky’s the limit when it comes to these little patchwork pinnies. Carrie Nelson brings us a delightful selection of 40 patchwork pincushions in her book, Pin Pals. She visited the Fat Quarter Shop studio to film […]
We recently had the wonderful opportunity to have one of our very close quilty friends, Christopher Thompson, aka The Tattooed Quilter (@the_tattooed_quilter), come visit the Fat Quarter Shop and make some video tutorials with us! Today, we are sharing the video tutorials where Christopher shows […]
Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet has designed the ultimate tool for the avid quilter. The Scrappy Project Planner! With over 200 useful pages for writing, scheduling and sketching, this incredible 7.5″ x 9″ planner is packed with everything you need, plus a few […]