World Cross Stitch Day with FQS

Get ready, get set, cross stitch! August 10 holds a lot of significance for us here at Fat Quarter Shop because it’s World Cross Stitch Day! We have many cross stitch items available, such as patterns, threads, linings, hoops and patterns for you to get in the spirit of this awesome day!


Our quilty friend Lori Holt worked with It’s Sew Emma to create her very first cross stitch pattern, the Happy Farm Girl Cross Stitch Pattern! This pattern is accompanied with her AuriFloss cross stitch thread and DMC cross stitch thread, specially curated to match her pattern.

And our friends at Lecien have organized their cross stitch threads into Seasonal Cosmo Thread Packs so you have matching colors for Spring, Summer, Winter and Autumn!

Summer Thread Pack

Spring Thread Pack

Winter Thread Pack

Autumn Thread Pack

We even have the Aurifil Best Selection AuriFloss Box with 45, 18-yard spools, all in a variety of colors!

We are so excited to be celebrating this day with of you that we even have a coupon code to get you a discount on all things cross stitch! Use STITCH10 to save 10% off all regular priced cross stitch items! [*Excludes sale items, clubs and pre-orders.  Not valid with other offers. Limit 1 use per customer.  Offer expires Sunday, August 12, 2018. Visit to view qualifying products.*]

Happy World Cross Stitch Day!

November Photo Contest

Happy November! We loved seeing all of your #FQSPets posts for our October social media photo contest! In fact – we loved it so much that we decided to do another contest this month!
With the exciting buzz generated from the release of the Aurifil 80 wt, we can’t get our minds off of thread.  From now until Tuesday, November 22, post your latest project featuring the thread that you used with the hashtag #Thankfulforthread on Facebook and Instagram.

One lucky winner will recieve a Large Aurifil Thread Box of their choice! What is your current go-to thread? We can’t wait to see what you’re using and the beautiful projects that you’ve got under construction!

Sew Sampler Box – October 2016 Sneak Peek!

Welcome back to another sneak peek inside the October Sew Sampler Subscription box! It’s finally October, but don’t worry, there are no tricks, only treats in this box…we promise! 
This month’s reveal is HUGE! Not only are we letting you know the theme which is “Made with Love,” we are also revealing one of the products featuring in this month’s box! A set of the brand new Handmade Cosmo Embroidery Floss collection! That in itself retails for $15.98. This box packs quite the value.
If you haven’t signed up yet and would like to receive our October box, be sure to do so soon since boxes will ship out on October 20th!
Be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak peeks on all social media outlets by using #SewSampler. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to email us at 

Terrific New Must-Have Tins from Fat Quarter Shop!

Sewing supply storage just got WAY more fun: introducing our new Fat Quarter Shop Tins! These handy tins are 8.5″ x 2.5″ x 1″ and can hold all sorts of goodies! From thread and binding clips to pencils and pens, these tins are the perfect way to store your must-haves close at hand.
They’re bright, cheerful, and are a sturdy way to store the supplies you reach for again and again. They can even hold everyday items like mini first aid kits, crayons for the kids, or your secret candy supply!

These tins are available as a set of 3 and individually, so stock up now.  Oh, and don’t forget – these tins make adorable gifts! Simply load them up with some goodies, add a bow and a gift tag, and you’re good to go!


What will you put in YOUR Fat Quarter Shop Tins?  We’d love to know, so please leave a comment and share! Oh, and please share any pictures you take with your new FQS tins on social media using #fqstins.  Happy Quilting!

Introducing the Cozy Christmas Sew Along from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet


Hello everyone, we have exciting news! Today Lori Holt from Bee in My Bonnet is launching her Cozy Christmas Sew Along, and we’re super excited to be joining in the fun! Isn’t this Christmas-themed quilt the cutest?

Not only are we sewing along, we can help YOU sew along, too. If you’d like to make the quilt as shown above with no muss or fuss our Cozy Christmas Quilt Kit, with an optional Backing Set, is for you! You can download the FREE quilt pattern HERE!

If you’d like to customize the quilt a bit we have all the goodies you need to make the quilt – from fabric and templates to thread, Pellon, and Cute Little Buttons!

TA DA! Here’s Block #1!

From now until mid-November we’ll be sewing one block per week, right along with Lori. Here is our first block – a beautiful bell.  Sew sweet!

Visit Lori’s blog each Monday for her tips and trick on assembling the weekly block, and be sure to follow along here on the Jolly Jabber, too.  We’ll post a monthly recap each month on the 18th!

We’d love to see your blocks on Instagram, so please use #cozychristmassewalong when sharing your photos!  Happy Sewing!

Organize Your Thread Spools & Bobbins with Sew Stacks! + Giveaway!

Hi y’all!  We love sharing the latest and greatest with you here at the Jolly Jabber, and we have some inside information for you. We know many of you wonder which products Kimberly loves and uses in her personal sewing studio, and today we’re sharing one of products: Sew Stacks! Take a peek!

(If you’re viewing this post on your mobile device, you may watch the video HERE)

As you know, Kimberly is a major thread lover! Kimberly LOVES these Sew Stack organizers and has them all over her studio!  If you’re looking for a great, expandable, stackable and portable way to store your thread spools and bobbins we invite you to try the Sew Stack storage system – order today! You’ll banish jumbled spools and unwinding bobbins for good!


FIVE lucky people will win a Sew Stack Combo Kit, which holds up to 40 bobbins and 16 standard sized thread spools! (Thread and bobbins not included) To enter, simply leave a comment on this post – sew easy!  The giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 6th at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be selected at random, notified via email, and announced here on this blog post by 7/8/16. Good luck!


Thank you to all who entered!  Five lucky winners have been selected and notified via email.  The lucky winners are: Paige, Terry, the Crafty Coffin, Angelia, and Quilt Hollow!  Enjoy your Sew Stack Combo Kits and thread/bobbin organization!

The Must-Have Tula Pink Ultimate Thread Collection – news & giveaway!
We’re tickled pink – Tula Pink, that is! Tula, designer and quilter extraordinaire, has released a fabulous Ultimate Thread Collection Box with Aurifil and we’ve got it! This thread box nicely coordinates with Tula Pink’s fabric collections, making it a must-have for Tula Pink fans.

Even better? We’re giving one of these beauties away on our Fat Quarter Shop Facebook page, so link over and enter now!

Whether you’re a die-hard Tula Pink fan looking to match her fabric collections, or are a quilter who just loves to work with gorgeous colors, this is THE thread box to add to your collection – so treat yourself. Happy Quilting!

Enter Our Aqua Solutions Cabinet Giveaway!


Great news! One lucky winner will win an Aqua Solutions Cabinet ArtBin for their at-home and on-location sewing!  This handy item is now in stock now at Fat Quarter Shop and it’s both adorable and portable.  It’s perfect whether you’re moving your sewing supplies from room to room at home, or whether you’re attending a sew-in or sewing retreat.


It comes with three plastic storage boxes. A sturdy latch holds boxes securely with additional space in the lid for bulkier supplies.  The approximate dimensions are 14″ x 6″ x 10.5″. 


And though the contents shown in the photos are not included, just the cabinet, we know you’ll have fun filling it with notions, thread and supplies from your existing and future stash!


We’re so excited about this cabinet that we’re offering a giveaway! To enter, simply leave a comment on this post sharing some of the items you’d store in it, like your favorite notions.

The giveaway ends Thursday, March 31st at 11:50 p.m CST.  The winner will be notified via email, and the winner’s name will be shared in a comment on this post by Tuesday, April 4th. 

We’re also giving away a cabinet via our Facebook account and our Instagram account, and you’re welcome to enter there, too!  Good luck, and Happy Quilting!

GIVEAWAY WINNER: The lucky winner is hollymade.  Congrats, Holly!

Aurifil Giveaway – Me & My Sister Designs Thread Boxes

Those crazy gals over at Me & My Sister Designs know how to use color. They never shy away from a bright, bold hue and are always incorporating color into their everyday life. Naturally, their collection of Aurifil Thread features the colors we have come to expect from them. Everyday Color! is a fun, vibrant thread collection that coordinates beautifully with Me & My Sister Designs fabric. Today, we are giving you a closer look at these threads and giving some boxes away!

The Everyday Color! Large Thread Boxes are a real treat. The 12 spools of thread are bold and vibrant, and play so well with bright fabric. Just try it out with a Me & My Sister Designs print! You will see!

Each spool contains 1,422 yards of delicious 50 wt. 100% cotton thread. Does that have you spooling with ideas? Think of all the projects you could make with these fun Everyday Color! threads!

Want a taste of Everyday Color! without the big commitment of a large box? The Everyday Color! Small Thread Boxes are a great way to get a taste of these bright colors. The small box contains 10 spools of thread that coordinate perfectly with Me & My Sister Designs fabric.

Each spool in the Everyday Color! Small Thread Box contains 220 yards of 50 wt. 100% cotton thread.

(THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED) We are giving away two of the Everyday Color! Large Thread Box and two of the Everyday Color! Small Thread Boxes. To enter, leave a comment on this post letting us know what fun, funky projects you would make with these threads and some bright Me & My Sister Designs fabric. All four winners will be chosen on 05/28/2014.

And the lucky winners are….
Jacquie Morris
Quilt Candy

Aurifil Giveaway – Botanics Thread – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

The new Botanics Thread Boxes by Aurifil Threads & Carolyn Friedlander are simply stunning. These threads coordinate effortlessly with the simple and modern Botanics collection by Carolyn Friedlander, and the modern quilt and sewing possibilities are almost endless. Today we are showing off this thread collection and giving some away to FOUR lucky readers!

The Botanics Large Thread Box includes 12 enchanting thread colors to mix and match with your stash of Botanics fabric. From oranges to greens to blues, the entire Botanics collection coordinates beautifully.

Each spool contains 1,422 yards of delicious 50 wt. 100% cotton thread, in the most magical colors.

For a taste of the Botanics Thread Collection without the large commitment, the Botanics Small Thread Box is just what you need.

The Botanics Small Thread Box contains 10 spools of thread filled with 220 yards of 50 wt. 100% cotton thread.

As a little treat, we are giving away two of the Botanics Large Thread Boxes and two of the Botanics Small Thread Boxes. To enter, comment on this post letting us know what you would make with a big stack of Botanics fabric and a matching thread box. All four winners will be chosen on 5/2/14. Entry is open to all, and be sure to leave your email address! Good luck!

UPDATE — Our four winners have been chosen!
The winners of the two Botanics Large Thread Boxes are:

Carol said…
I’ve decided to make a medallion quilt – either the one from Liberty Love or Gypsy Wife from Jen Kingwell. I really like Aurifil thread.

DebrafromMD said…
I recently saw a lovely hexagon quilt at my local quilt store. These colors would be perfect for the pattern.

The winners of the two Botanics Small Thread Boxes are:

The Cozy Pumpkin said…
I would love to make a quilted duffle bag! That fabric with that thread…YUM!!!

Ali said…
I would make a picnic quilt, I don’t have anything to lunch on in the grass!