NEW Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Railway

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Hey Quilters!  We hope your day is going well, but we’re about to make it even better with a little bit of Jelly Roll love.  Our next Shortcut Quilt is the Jelly Roll Railway, and you will totally want to hop on board!  The Railroad Crossing quilt block is a total classic that most quilters will recognize, and this is our strippy tribute to that beloved block.  In this video, Kimberly will show you how to make the blocks from a Jelly Roll and how to get the most perfect matching points!

Grab the free Jelly Roll Railway pattern, a Jelly Roll (obviously), 1 2/3 yards for background fabric, and 1 7/8 yards for the accent and border fabric.  A square ruler that is at least 9″, like the Creative Grids 9.5″ Quilting Square, will make this project a cinch!

Jelly Roll Railway quilt
Our Jelly Roll Railway quilt in Berry Merry!

Our Jelly Roll Railway Quilt Kit and Backing Set feature Berry Merry by BasicGrey for a modern winter quilt that sparkles, but our bloggy friends have quilted it up in different colors for you to see how it can be transformed for any day of the year.

Watch the video to see how Kimberly makes the Jelly Roll Railway block, then share your quilts with us with #jellyrollrailway.

Then share this video with a friend!  It’s always fun to see how the same pattern can look so different (yet equally amazing) with different fabric choices.

Jelly Roll Railway tutorial

P.S. Don’t ponder too long on which Jelly Roll you want to use!  Jelly Rolls are 15% off from today through Monday 6/5, so pick up one for Jelly Roll Railway and a second just for kicks!

Jelly Roll sale
Jelly Rolls are 15% off through 6/5/17!

See how this quilt turned out for our bloggy friends!  You don’t want to miss their versions – soooo so amazing!

NEW Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Check

We love Jelly Rolls, and we are so excited for today’s quilt, Jelly Roll Check which is part of our Shortcut Quilt Series! This quilt is a fun and fresh design, and you are going to love making it! All you need is two Jelly Rolls, a background fabric and an accent fabric! Don’t forget to purchase one of our favorite rulers – Creative Grids 6.5″ Quilting Square, to make this quilt with ease!
Our Jelly Roll Check Quilt Kit and Backing Set feature Merrily by Gingiber for Moda Fabrics! This green, red, and cream collection has just a touch of Christmas which we love, but these patterned prints can brighten up any season!
Watch this YouTube video tutorial as Kimberly walks through this quilt step-by-step!

Are you ready to get to work? Stock up on your favorite Jelly Rolls with this three-day sale!
Eager to see more Jelly Roll Check quilts? Some of our creative friends have made their own versions! Check them out now:
Cheryl from Quilter Chic
Kristen from Three in the Nest
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilt
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Tricia from Notes of Sincerity

Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Pop

It’s time for another Shortcut Quilt! Today we have a fun quilt along featuring a new, free pattern – Layer Cake Pop! This quilt pattern is a delight to make and we just love those cheery pops of color throughout!

This beautiful quilt kit features the charming and vibrant prints of Spectrum by V & Co. Perfect your finished product with the bright teal backing set!

It’s time to get to quilting! Follow along as Kimberly walks you through this pattern step by step!

Wasn’t that fun?! Leave a comment on this blog post of your favorite notion used in the video, and be entered to win a $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! Contest will end January 28, 2017!

We have one more surprise for you, as if a free pattern, tutorial, and chance to win a gift certificate weren’t enough! Purchase a layer cake in a new collection, a timeless favorite, or something you’ve had your eye on and get 15% off with the code Cake15!*

We have some fun quilty friends along for the journey! Check out their blogs to see the free Layer Cake Pop pattern in a variety of fabric collections!
Tonya from The Crafty Mummy
Denise from Pieced Brain
Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl
Tricia from Notes of Sincerity
Megan from Canoe Ridge Creations
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Kristen from Three In the Nest

Lisa from In the Boondocks
Paula from The Sassy Quilter

*Disclaimer: Discount only valid on regularly priced layer cakes. Offer valid January 26, 2017 through January 28, 2017. One use per customer.

Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Twist

Today, we have a fun shortcut quilt tutorial for all skill levels! Jolly Roll Twist, our free pattern, features a modern layout mixed with the classic prints and colors of Hop, Skip, and a Jump! fabric by American Jane for Moda!
All you need for this quilt is the Jelly Roll Twist Quilt Kit or your favorite Jelly Roll! We also used our go-to Aurifil 2000, our favorite Creative Grids Ruler, and our trusty Alphabitties to make this quilt a cinch!
Are you ready to get started? First, we selected our favorite 34 prints from the Hop, Skip, and a Jump! Jelly Roll, and stitched them together!
After pressing and cutting the Jelly Roll strips, we aligned them with the solid block squares!
Next, we lined up the long strips, short strips, and solid blocks!
Viola! 42 blocks later, you have this eye-catching quilt that is perfect for a gift (or to keep for yourself! We won’t share your secret!)
Ready for all of the in between steps? Download your free pattern and get started now! We’ll walk through the Jelly Roll Twist quilt with you every step of the way!

Layer Cake Checkmate: Free Pattern with Video Tutorial by Fat Quarter Shop!
Have you noticed that we love sharing FREE PATTERNS with you?  It’s true – we do!  We’re sweet that way, and are pleased to kick off August with another free pattern for a Shortcut Quilt. This new quilt is called Layer Cake Checkmate, and it’s easy, quick and fun to stitch up. It’s sew simple that even a beginner quilter can turn out an awesome and snuggly quilt, especially when you use our Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt Kit!
We’re switching things up and made a “manly” quilt that would do any Man Cave or guy’s dorm room proud! The featured quilt was made with flannel, so it’s super soft and snuggly.  While that may not sound so great during these hot summer months, this quilt will be a coveted cover when the chill of fall and winter set in!
Speaking of the pattern, you may download it HERE!  We also have an awesome video tutorial that walks you through the making of this check-tastic quilt.  Click here to watch the video, or watch it in the video screen below. 

Wasn’t that easy? Now it’s time to select your fabric!  If you’d like to make the same quilt shown in the video, you can find the aforementioned Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt Kit here! We also have a coordinating Backing Set! We know you’re going to love these Wool and Needle IV Flannels by Primitive Gatherings for Moda – they’re SO soft!

If you opt to make your quilt with Layer Cakes versus a Kit, we’ve got a sale for you!

Offer ends at midnight CST today, August 3rd – so don’t delay!
Even MORE Checkmate Quilts!
Variety is the spice of life, so we stitched up a version of this pattern in quilter’s cotton, shown below, so you can see the Checkmate Pattern in a lighter and brighter fabric. One great pattern yields so many great options! 
You’ll also see different versions of our Checkmate quilt that some of our Quilter Blogger Friends have stitched up, so don’t miss the links out to their Checkmate quilts further down in the post. They had a lot of fun with this pattern, too!
This version of the Checkmate quilt, made with Vintage Picnic Layer Cakes and yardage by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics shows that the Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt stitches up beautifully, no matter the fabric types or colors. And isn’t that vintage fire truck the cutest?

We asked some of our favorite quilter bloggers to play along and sew for our Checkmate quilt, and they did – sew fun!  Please visit each of these blogs to see which fabrics each of these super quilters used on their Layer Cake Checkmate Quilts!

Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Andy from A Bright Corner
Anorina from Samelia’s Mum
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
We hope you enjoy sewing, and cuddling up under, this Layer Cake Checkmate Quilt!

Layer Cake Lattice – Free Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop

If you love quick, easy and FREE patterns, this is the perfect quilt pattern for you!  This is our fastest Shortcut Quilt ever, and it’s called Layer Cake Lattice
All you need is one Moda Layer Cake and a background fabric, then watch our video tutorial!

Watch Kimberly’s tutorial and download our FREE pattern to learn how you can make our Layer Cake Lattice quiltKimberly chose to use the Valley collection by Sherri & Chelsi. If you love the quilt you see in the video, we have quilt kits and backing sets available at the shop today!

Here’s another version of the Layer Cake Lattice quilt,
made with
Volume II collection by Sweetwater. Sew lovely! 

Thank you so much for joining us for another shortcut quilt. Let us know which precut you would like us to feature in our next Shortcut Quilt series in the comment section. Happy quilting!

Jelly Roll Slice: Free Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop

Hi everyone! We have a special treat for you today on the Jolly Jabber! We’ve been jelly roll jammin’ not once but twice these couple of years and today we’re inviting you sew another fast and fun jelly roll quilt called Jelly Roll Slice
All you need to make not one but two quilts is one Moda Jelly Roll! Watch Kimberly’s tutorial and download our FREE pattern to learn how you can make our Jelly Roll Slice Quilt. 

For Kimberly’s quilt, she chose to use the Vintage Picnic collection by Bonnie & Camille. We love how this collection can create two contrasting colorways. If you love her version, we have quilt kits and backing sets available at the shop today!

Our quilty staff decided to make a couple of other versions of Jelly Roll Slice as well. This one is using the Bread ‘N Butter collection by American Jane. 

We love this version in the Strawberry Fields Revisited collection by Fig Tree Quilts.  

Want some more inspiration? Visit some of our favorite bloggers to see their Jelly Roll Slice quilts. Don’t forget to leave some love in their comments sections as well! 

Cristy of Love You Sew

Thank you so much for joining us for another shortcut quilt. Let us know which precut you would like us to feature in our next Shortcut Quilt series in the comment section. Happy quilting! 

Mini Charm Mix Anniversary

Happy anniversary to our Mini Charm Mix Shortcut Quilt pattern! This super quick and fun project takes only three of your favorite mini charm packs and one charm pack to make. Let Kimberly show you how to make our Mini Charm Mix tablerunner in her video tutorial
For our anniversary quilt, we decided to sew up our Mini Charm Mix tablerunner from the Strawberry Fields Revisited collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.

And if you would like to make our version of the Mini Charm Mix tablerunner, we have quilt kits available at our shop!

We know you’re ready to get started, so download our FREE Mini Charm Mix pattern and show off your creations on Instagram with #minicharmmix ! Thank you so much for joining us! 

No Bake Jolly Bar: Free Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop

Hi everyone! We’re starting December off with our last Shortcut Quilt of the year! If you need an easy-to-follow quilt recipe with minimal ingredients, super fast cutting, and a delicious outcome then you’ll definitely want to try our No Bake Jolly Bar quilt.
This yummy quilt only takes two Jolly Bars and some background fabric. Kimberly chose to make her quilt from the Windermere collection by Brenda Riddle. We love the soft hues of this collection. 

If you’re ready to get sewing, watch Kimberly’s video tutorial, download our FREE No Bake Jolly Bar pattern or grab our No Bake Jolly Bar quilt kit and backing set, and get sewing! 

Our quilt staff also sewed their own versions of No Bake Jolly Bar in the Prairie collection and Gooseberry collection.

No Bake Jolly Bar quilt using the Prairie Jolly Bar.
No Bake Jolly Bar quilt using the Gooseberry Jolly Bar.

If you need more inspiration, head on over to some of our favorite bloggers and check out their delicious No Bake Jolly Bar quilt.

Sherri of A Quilting Life


Melissa of Happy Quilting


Heather & Megan of Quilt Story


Denise of Pieced Brain


Jane of Quilt Jane




Christina of WIPS & TUTS



SURPRISE! We have 20% OFF all Jolly Bar precuts until December 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm CST. So grab your favorite Jolly Bars and let’s get sewing! 


Layer Cake Lemonade Anniversary!

Happy anniversary to one of our favorite Shortcut Quilts, Layer Cake Lemonade! This tasty quilt is the perfect way to use up all of those layer cakes we have laying around our sewing room. Watch Kimberly’s video tutorial to see how you can make this super quick quilt. 
For our anniversary quilt, we chose to create our version with the Purebred collection by Erin Michael for Moda Fabrics. And YES! We have quilt kits and backing sets available at our shop!
But we didn’t stop there. We also transformed our Layer Cake Lemonade pattern using Charm Packs and Mini Charm Packs! Cute right?
Mini Charm Lemonade in Doe collection by Carolyn Friedlander
Mini Charm Lemonade quilt in the Basic Mixologie collection and C+S Basics.
Mini Charm Lemonade in the Lil’ Red collection by Stacey Iest Hsu

Now we know you’re itching to start sewing. So download our Layer Cake, Charm Pack & Mini Charm Lemonade pattern and get busy!

We would love to see your Layer Cake Lemonade creations on Instagram by using #layercakelemonade.