What better way to liven up the middle of March than with a new block pattern for the Patchwork Quilt Along?! If you’re just joining in on all of the quilty fun, you can head to the FAQ page to find Blocks 1 and 2, as well as answers to all of your yardage and notions questions!
The blocks will be released on the first of each month, and the best part is – they’re free! Check back to our Bella Skillbuilder FAQ page to download your free pattern and get started on a new block each month! (It helps to bookmark this page, so you always have it easily accessible!) We will also have video tutorials to accompany each pattern, and help you along the way!
If you’ve been following our video series with Sherri McConnell these past few months you know she’s a wealth of knowledge, inspiration, and fantastic, quilty projects!
Thanks so much, Sherri, for coming out to shoot with us, and for sharing all your quilty goodness with us and with the Fat Quarter Shop community!
In case you missed a video or two, we’re recapping them here for you – they’re all must-sees!
HURRAY! A GIVEAWAY!
We’ve had so much fun with Sherri’s videos that we’re going to close this series out with a GIVEAWAY! Yep, one lucky quilter will receive a free Mini Daybreak Quilt Kit! Both the Daybreak and Mini Daybreak Quilts feature Sherri’s stunning Valley Collection!
To enter the giveaway, simply tell us which of Sherri’s videos was your favorite! Hard to choose, we know, but give it a try! The giveaway ends on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The winner will be notified by email, and the winner will be announced in an update on this blog post by 7/20/16. Good luck, y’all!
UPDATE – GIVEAWAY WINNER:
Thank you to all those who shared their favorites and entered our giveaway! The lucky winner of the Mini Daybreak Quilt Kit is Kim G., who has been notified of her win via email. Kim’s favorite video was the Simple Zipper Bag. She’s already made four of the zipper bags – sew fun!
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We love quilts of any and all sizes, but there’s something particularly fun about a Mini Quilt. Not only are minis super adorable and perfect for wall décor or a table topper, but they’re a great way to try out a new technique without committing to it for a big, time-consuming quilt. Sew fun! They also make great gifts and can be made into beautiful throw pillows!
We hope you’ll pick a favorite pattern and share it in a comment on this post. We’re dying to know which pattern is your #1 fav! Happy MINI Quilting!
Greetings, Quilting Friends! We’re back with another fabulous video featuring guest quilter Sherri McConnell. In addition to designing quilt patterns and fabric, Sherri is a wealth of information and quilty goodness. In today’s video she’ll show you how to sew a quilt sleeve onto and hang a mini quilt. This is an invaluable tool for any and all quilters to know, so take a peek!
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If you love quilting tools that save time and are easy to use you’ll love the Stripology Ruler by Creative Grids! This ruler is a total game changer, quilting friends – you’ll use it again and again!
You’ll reduce your rotary cutting time by up to 75% with this Stripology Ruler! Cut your full width fabric and fat quarters into the most popular pre-cuts on the market – 1 ½” & 2 ½” strips; 5″ & 10″ squares. You can also cut 2 1/2″ strips of fabric for binding SO quickly and easily! Originally designed by the oh-so-clever Gundrun Erla of G.E. Designs to use with her well-known tongue-in-cheek line of “strip” patterns, this ruler has so many other uses.
We’re back again with another informative and fun video featuring Kimberly and special guest quilter Sherri McConnell. This video shows you all of Sherri’s favorite notions, from rulers to thread, pre-cuts and more, so sit back and enjoy learning what she uses to quilt everyday!
We’re back with another fabulous video tutorial featuring Kimberly and guest Sherri McConnell. What have they made this time? The sweetest quilted placemats! Sherri used the Little Ruby fabrics to make these sample placemats in the video.
show them some love, and see how they’ve customized their placemats!
One charm pack
We have a real treat for you today, Quilting Friends! Not only do we have a video tutorial that takes the “scary” out of curved piecing and FREE Daybreak Quilt Pattern for your quilting pleasure, we’re also offering a fantastic giveaway!
This fun and informative video features Kimberly and a special guest: the sweet and talented Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life. You’ll learn how to create the curved piecing blocks featured in Sherri’s Daybreak Quilt Pattern, which was designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop.
We were so in love with the Daybreak quilt that Sherri designed for us, we didn’t stop at just one kit – there’s a lap size AND a mini size. If you’d like to cuddle under Daybreak, you might also be interested in the coordinating backing set.
The fabric featured in the striking Daybreak quilt? Valley, by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics. This mother-daughter duo have created a gorgeous collection based on the Southwest, where they live. The Valley fabric collection is also available in bundles and as yardage, should you decide to apply the beauty of Valley to a different quilting project.
We’re pleased to offer giveaway prizes to 13 lucky winners! Sherri was kind enough to autograph all the items shown above: 8 quilt patterns, 4 mini quilt patterns, and 1 Valley Jelly Roll! Twelve of our winners will receive an autographed pattern, and the grand prize winner will receive the Oasis Pattern and the Valley Jelly Roll!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post sharing which type of Jolly Jabber blog posts are your favorite. The giveaway ends Monday, May 23 at 8 a.m. CST. 13 winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. The list of winners will be added to this post and will be shared by Wednesday, May 25th, 2016.
UPDATE – GIVEAWAY WINNERS
Congratulations to these lucky winners!
Little Quiltsong, Lori Smanski, Brenda, Donna W, swakins, Rochelle aka Bella Quilts, Kaynik, Renea, Bonnie58, Sheila C, Lindsey Anne, Karee, Jessica
The winners have all been emailed to let them know they’ve won. Sew fun!