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!

 

Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along: Week 4

It’s Friday! Which means time for more Scrappy fun! This week, we’re featuring the Happy Trails Quilt from the Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! This is the 4th exclusive quilt in the Scrappy Project Planner! We have two more to show you! Don’t forget, you can only get these fun patterns when you purchase the planner, and we have plenty of fun accessories to deck out your organizer with! 
This quilt was so much fun! Some of our quilty friends wanted to get in on the Happy Trails Quilt, too! So grab your Scrappy Project Planner, your Scrappy Project Planner accessories, and check out this week’s bloggers!

Lori Holt

Sherri from A Quilting Life
Sinta from Pink Pincushion

Did you miss the first quilt pattern in the Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along? Check it out here! We have two more Fridays of Scrappy Project Planner quilty fun! Check back on Friday, March 3, 2017 for our next featured quilt! Be sure to share your project photos with us on social media, #scrappyprojectplanner #HappyTrailsQuilt @FatQuarterShop @BeeLori1.

Sweetie Pie Sew Along with Lori Holt

First, Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet stole our hearts with the Sew Cherry collection! Now, we’re lusting over the Sew Cherry 2 fabrics! We just can’t get enough of those stunning hues and darling prints!
Since we love all-things Sew Cherry, we decided to join in on the quilty fun of Lori Holt’s Quilt Along featuring the Sweetie Pie Quilt Kit! The kit includes the Sweetie Pie Quilt Pattern and 23.25 yards of Sew Cherry 2 fabric for the quilt top and binding.
Each month, Lori will be sharing tips and tricks every Monday for 8 weeks, starting today, for all of us to follow along with the Sweetie Pie quilt! We used the awesome Pie Ruler to make the first block!
If you’re looking for some tips with this ruler, check out our demonstration video!
We can’t wait to see what Lori brings us for the next block! Share your block progress with us on social media and be sure to keep track of your project with your Scrappy Project Planner and accessories!

Your One-Stop-Shop to EVERYTHING Holiday 2016!

 
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite quilter, crafter, or sewist? Are you trying to put together a list of your most coveted items? Fat Quarter Shop is here to help! We’ve decked our halls and trimmed our tree – now see what’s under it!
We’ve put together the perfect gift guide to find that gift to make your loved one squeal with delight! Are you ready to get started? Simply choose your price range, or shop them all!
      
Plus we have a little early Christmas gift for you! Shop any of the items from our gift guide and get 10% off with the code GIFTS2016!
Excludes gift certificates. Not valid with other offers. Limit one use per customer. Expires 12/18/2016.
Already have some items in mind that you hope to see on Christmas morning? We have the perfect tool for you! Add items to your Wish List! Watch this video to find out how!

It’s that easy to let all of your friends and family know what you really want this year! Share your wish list between today and December 15, 2016, for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! A winner will be selected and posted here on that day.

Starburst Jewel Series: Project 2

The Starburst Ruler by Creative Grids, designed by It’s Sew Emma, is designed to create unique blocks with zero paper piecing or fancy sewing skills needed.  We love this custom, unique ruler and we have the second project in our Starburst Jewel series to show you how to create perfect blocks every time for this fun project!
This adorable butterfly pillow featuring Desert Bloom by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics is so sweet and whimsical, it looks like it could just fly away! The Starburst Ruler makes it so easy to cut out this free pattern, which you can download here!
We can’t wait to see more sweet little butterflies! Will you use Desert Bloom, or branch out and try a different fabric collection? Be sure to share your project photos with the hashtag #showusyourstarburst, and let us know which fabric you’re using! We love to see all of the different colors and prints work together!

If you need a helping hand with your Starburst Ruler, check out this helpful tutorial!



Did you miss the first project in our Starburst Jewel Series? Catch up here, and be on the lookout for next month’s project!