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!

Aurifil Thread Weight Comparison

With so many thread weights on the market, it’s tough to tell which one is perfect for a project! We’re here to help you distinguish between those tricky little spools with some description and up-close stitch comparisons.
Print out this sheet and keep it in your crafting room for the next time you’re at a fork in the road when it comes to selecting thread!
Now that you’ve got the basics down – let’s get to stitching! Here’s an up close view at how each weight looks on a basic white:

Craving some new threads? We have the perfect solution! Join the Fat Quarter Shop Aurifil Thread Club or the new 2017 Exclusive Applique Thread Club and get four beautiful new spools delivered to you every month!

Since 80wt is hard to get your hands on, we wanted to share this awesome box with you that we now have in stock! 45 lush colors come in this divine Aurifil 80wt Best Selection Box – it’s almost so pretty you won’t want to use it! We love the 80wt and we know you will too!
We spotted this beauty at Fall Quilt Market 2016 and we had to have it! Preorder this beautiful, The Colors of Moda Aurifil Box to be the first one with this sewing room addition!

AGF Stitched with Kimberly: Timber Quilt with FREE Pattern!

Today we’ve got an earthy new addition to the AGF Stitched with Kimberly series, and it’s called Timber!  We like to call it the “plus-plus quilt,” and you’ll have to watch the video to see why.  Timber is designed by the uber-talented AGF team and uses a combination of Heartland by Pat Bravo and Pure Elements Solids to ground it.

It may look tricky, but Kimberly’s got plenty of tips to help speed it up!  Watch our tutorial to see her in action.

Pick up our Timber Quilt Kit to make our bright, modern version, or check out the free Timber pattern to plan your own original quilt.
MORE Timber Fun!
Hurray! These wonderful quilting bloggers have stitched up the Timber Quilt, too!  Check out the list below to see a variety of interpretations of this design!

Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Melanie from Mostly Crafty

Natalia from Piece N’ Quilt

Megan from Quilt Story
Heather from Quilt Story
Afton from Quilting Mod

Erin from Why Not Sew