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!

Tutorial: How to Use Impressions Quilting Templates

Have you gotten your hands on the awesome new Orange Peel Templates?! Today, we’ll show you exactly how to use these fun templates! Check out this easy-to-follow video!
These four new patterns are so fun to make! You might have seen them in our favorite Bella Solids, but we’ve made them in some of our favorite new collections, too!
   
We used the fun and colorful prints of Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics! These prints are small and subtle enough that the fish shapes we love are still the star of the show! Purchase your Pattern today and bring this quilt to life! 
   
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics is a fun collection with a large variety of colorways! We love how that periwinkle blue just pops in the center of the Grapevine Pattern!
   
We softened up the Jewel Pattern by using First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics. These dainty florals are perfect to highlight the petals of this pattern!
   
The Round Robin Pattern is so versatile, and we decided to make it in Manderley by Franny and Jane for Moda Fabrics. This collection features contemporary prints in a variety of sizes, making it perfect for this quilt pattern!
Are you feeling inspired? We can’t wait to see what you create with these fun Impressions templates and new patterns! To help you get started, we’re giving away a set of Aurifil Thread that corresponds with the quilt kits! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be entered to win! Contest ends Saturday, February 25, 2017! Winner will be announced on the blog!

Aurifil Impressions Thread Set

Sew Sampler December 2016 Box Reveal!

Today we’re unwrapping our December Sew Sampler Subscription Box! If this is your first box, you’re in for such a treat! If you’ve been with us since the first box, you know just how adorable every box is! Each month the box has so many goodies that you will wonder how you ever lived without it! Be sure to leave a comment and review the box on our website here.

We packed this box with treats that are sure to bring a look of joy to your face! Now, let’s see what’s inside!

Impressions Quilting Templates Orange Peel Set from It’s Sew Emma features the classic orange peel applique shape. Templates are designed to fit on 3″, 4″, 5″ and 6″ finished squares.
Round Robin Quilt Pattern featuring Impressions Orange Peel Templates from It’s Sew Emma! This beautiful pattern was featured on our social media a few months ago, and everyone has been dying to get their hands on it!
Birds of Liberty Half Roll Up by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics showcases 1930’s reproduction prints in beautiful, vibrant colors! The Roll Up includes 18 2.5″ x 42″ strips of fabric and includes duplicates of some prints.
1930s Aurifil Applique Thread Set with SIX spools of beautiful 80 wt. Aurifil thread, perfect for machine and hand applique! Includes colors: 1135, 2410, 2860, 2520, 2725, 2250.

Sew Cherry Magnet Set with four magnet squares, inspired by the Sew Cherry Collection by Lori Holt!

This month’s box also features Block 9 Recipe Card! This is an exclusive pattern and at the end of the year we will include a finishing card as well, so that you can put together the whole quilt!

January’s Sew Sampler Box will ship out in three weeks! Be sure you’re on the list to receive your little blue box!


Quiltmaker’s 100 Blogs Blog Tour FQS Style!

Welcome to the Fat Quarter Shop portion of the 100 Blocks Vol. 14 Blog Tour! We’re so excited about the release of the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Vol. 14, which includes 100 new quilt blocks!

These blocks are so fun, and we have some perfect, basics collections for you to completely customize the blocks!

Quilter’s Linen by Robert Kaufman Fabrics comes in beautiful colors with soft texture! The variety is the perfect collection to make your quilt stand out!

The Mini Hashtag collection by Riley Blake is a fun spin on traditional basics! Flecked with the increasingly popular hashtag symbol on a tiny scale, these prints will catch your eye!

Alphabitties are an organized-crafter’s dream-come-true! These adorable plastic squares are perfect for labeling your fabric pieces after cutting to coordinate with your pattern.

Aurifil thread is our go-to thread for all of our quilting and sewing. The Aurifil 40wt is perfect for machine quilting, applique, embroidery and for hand-stitching binding. 40wt thread is perfect for precise work on fine fabric! (For more thread weight tips, check this out!)

A sharp, precise cutting tool is ideal for seamless cutting and quilting! These Olfa rotary cutters come in a handful of sizes suitable for all projects, including the most-popular 45mm size!

We couldn’t live without these reversible, Lori Holt cutting mats! The colors are beautiful and the durability is out-of-this-world! Protect those precious surfaces while cutting and tuck these gems away easily when finished!

What is a cutting mat and excellent sheers without a line guide?! This Creative Grids Fat Quarter Shop custom ruler is perfect for your favorite quilt, and it’s a cute addition to any sewing room!

Be sure to catch the rest of the blog tour here! Comment on this blog post for your chance to win one in three prizes: a Creative Grids Fat Quarter Shop ruler, a pack of Alphabitties, or a Mini Hashtag FQB !

Fall Quilt Market 2016: Favorite Collections

While we were constantly surrounded by dozens of gorgeous collections all weekend, it was hard to pick just one as our favorite! We saw everything including bright, retro prints, to pastel, soft patterns – and everything in between! Although so many new things caught our eye, each of us picked our favorite collection from the weekend!
Amanda loved the J is for Jeep collection by Riley Blake Designs! The collection comes in three fun colors: pink, blue, and green.  The designs are fun and playful prints, perfect for a variety of projects!

Whitney chose the Wonderland collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel. “Alice in Wonderland” is one of her favorite books, and the daring prints in this collection take you right back into the pages of the illustrations!

Kevin picked Sugar Plum Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics. The collection features charming patterns, with traditional Christmas colors softened by pinks, browns, and grays.

Keeping with the theme of Christmas, Codi chose Merrily by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics! Her favorite is that adorable little deer panel, that Stacie came up with in her sketchbook during Spring Quilt Market!

Kimberly chose Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. The sweet colors remind you of your favorite dessert and the patterns are so sweet and playful!

Nova chose Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman. She loves the classic prints and beautiful colors intermixed in the collection.
All of these collections and more will be popping up on our new arrivals page soon! Keep your eye out for our weekly Fresh Finds post to see if any of the collections that you’ve had your eye on has made it onto the FQS site!

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!