Shortcut Quilt: Fat Eighth Fruitcake

Cozy up with an adorable winter-themed quilt with our newest Shortcut Quilt! We have a fun quilt along featuring the Fat Eighth Fruitcake FREE Pattern and video tutorial! The pattern makes a quilt that finishes at 64” x 75 ½” .

The gorgeous Fat Eighth Fruitcake Quilt Kit was made using Harriet’s Handwork by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics. We even have a matching Backing Set to help you finish up your quilt!

 

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our video tutorial as she walks you through the Fat Eighth Fruitcake pattern step by step!

 

We were so happy to have some quilty friends make their versions of the Fat Eighth Fruitcake Quilts with us! Check out their blogs to see their unique twists on the Fat Eighth Fruitcake FREE Pattern!

Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
(@sewincrediblycrazy)

Fernanda of Sweet Quilt
(@sweetquilt)

Heather of A Creative Pursuit
(@acreativemama)

Jennie of Over the Hill and Running
(@jkadcock30263)

Jenny of Bit of Tea and Honey
(@jennysbitofhoney)

Karen of Karen’s Sewing Room
(@karenmaloley)

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Kristen of Meadowbrook
(@kkmeadowbrook)

Leah of Ponderings from my Heart
(@ponderingsfrommyheart)

Melissa of Happy Quilting
(@happyquiltingmc)

Michelle of Creative Blonde
(@creativeblonde66)

Pat of Scrapatches
(@scrapatches)

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in CO
(@tanyaquiltsinco)

Veronica of Nem Away Away
(@ronneyfowler)

 

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Shortcut Quilt: Layer Cake Custard

Layer Cake Custard

This quilt is sure to become a favorite! It’s a new Shortcut Quilt featuring the Layer Cake Custard FREE Pattern and video tutorial! The Layer Cake Custard pattern includes instructions to make a delicious quilt that finishes at 63” x 88”. It makes a great gift and is very beginner friendly! Kimberly shows you how to make the two main blocks that make up this timeless beauty. Thanks to 10″ precuts (we used the Flower Garden Gatherings Layer Cake) it comes together quick and easy!

Layer Cake Custard Quilt Kit and Backing Set

The charming Layer Cake Custard Quilt Kit was made using Flower Garden Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. We also have a matching Backing Set to help you finish up your quilt!

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our video tutorial as she walks you through the Layer Cake Custard pattern step by step!

Who’s Quilting Along?

We were so happy to have some quilty friends make their versions of this Shortcut Quilt with us! Check out their blogs to see their unique twists on the FREE pattern Layer Cake Custard!

Carol of San Francisco Stitch Co.
(@sewincrediblycrazy)

Gina of Thread Graffiti
(@Gina_tell_threadgraffiti)

Jan of Cocoa Quilts
(@cocoaquilts)

Janet of Mrs Sew n’ Sew
(@sjmkolmstead)

Jen of The Smitten Chicken
(@thesmittenchicken)

Kendra of Good Starter
(@good_starter)

Kim of Lily Patch Quilts
(@lilypatchquilts)

Linden of Vine Lines Creative
(@vinelines)

Leanne of Daisy and Jack
(@daisyandjack)
*one of two Layer Cake Custard quilts that Leanne made!

Leanne of Daisy and Jack
(@daisyandjack)
*two of two Layer Cake Custard quilts that Leanne made!

Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
(@mellierc)

Myra of Busy Hands Quilts
(@busyhandsquilts)

Rochelle of Rae’s Quilts and Things
(@rochelletmopda)

Shannon of The Flemings Nine
(@theflemings9)

 

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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!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cake-checkmate-quilt-kit
 
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!
  
http://www.fatquartershop.com/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!
 
GET THE FREE PATTERN!
 
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!

http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cakes


Offer ends at midnight CST today, August 3rd – so don’t delay!

 
 http://www.fatquartershop.com/layer-cake-checkmate-quilt-kit
 
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!
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/vintage-picnic-layer-cake
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/vintage-picnic-layer-cake
 
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
https://blog.fatquartershop.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/LayerCakeLattice-CompletePattern.pdf
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!