Happy Friday, quilters! A while back, we got a request from one of our YouTube subscribers for an easy gingham quilt. Yes, gingham quilts are made up of rows of straight squares, but could we make it even easier? We took on the challenge and did it! Today, we are presenting the 3-Hour Baby Gingham Quilt. Three hours is long enough for you to make this quilt from first cut to finished quilt top. Intrigued? Grab the free 3-Hour Baby Gingham Quilt pattern and press play below to see how we did it!
We used the Essentially Yours basics line from Moda Fabrics to create our 3-Hour Baby Gingham Quilt. This collection of mini dots, checks and strips has an awesome array of light and dark values that mix so well. The most important part of this quilt is choosing the right tones to make it monochromatic, like a true gingham fabric, so in the free pattern, we have listed six color combos from Essentially Yours to make red, blue, yellow, lime, aqua and gray versions.
This quilt is so quick to whip up as a baby shower gift, but I have a hankering to use it for picnics this season! We hope you enjoy this sweet, simple beauty (and especially how fast it comes together). And of course, share them with us on social media! Comment and let us know what you think, and if you have any other ideas for our next video project!
Are you feeling inspired? We can’t wait to see what you create with these fun Impressions templates and new patterns! To help you get started, we’re giving away a set of Aurifil Thread that corresponds with the quilt kits! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be entered to win! Contest ends Saturday, February 25, 2017! Winner will be announced on the blog!
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We have a fun giveaway for you! Follow us on Instagram through this entry and be entered to win the brown and blue receiving blanket! Contest ends February 24, 2017! Be sure to check your Instagram that day to see if you’re the winner!
It’s time for another gorgeous quilt tutorial and our favorite – a free pattern! Today, we’re going to show you the Mini Charm Mocha free quilt pattern and a quick look at how to create this neutral, metallic piece! As the weather begins to turn, it’s the perfect time to make this quilt, and have a taste of mocha! (But beware, everyone might want this one for their own!)
We selected the Modern Background Luster Metallic collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics. This line is so versatile and gender neutral! The flecks of metallic give such a playful and unique look to the line!
How fun is the stitching on this modern quilt? We love the square charms from the Mini Charm Pack off-set by the squares quilted on the diagonal!
Let’s get to quilting! We can’t wait to see your Mini Charm Mocha quilts! If you’re using a different collection for the free pattern, please share with #minicharmmocha! We love seeing your unique interpretations of our fun, free quilts! Happy quilting!
Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016!
It’s the final week of our 2016 Sewing Month Celebration, and we’re pulling out all the stops! Not only are we sharing more video tutorials – we also have a quilt kits giveaway and are sharing a NEW, FREE quilt pattern that we created just for Sewing Month! Sew fun!
Quilting & Binding Video Tutorials!
This week we’re sharing some fab videos on quilting and binding! Take a peek at these gems, and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing which of these two quilt kits are your favorites. Giveaway ends on 9/26/16 at 8 AM CST. The five winners will be chosen at random and announced in an update on this post by 10/3/16, and will be emailed about their prizes. Good luck!
FREE Quilt Pattern
How better to celebrate sewing month than with a free quilt pattern that features a sewing motif? This pattern is a super fun way to celebrate our love of sewing and quilting, so download your copy HERE and start stitching!
Happy Sewing Month!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our celebration of National Sewing Month! Thank you again for being a very important part of our Fat Quarter Shop community!
Welcome back to our celebration of Sewing Month 2016!
We hope you’ve been having fun with our weekly inspiration and giveaways. There are so many video gems in our FQS vault (also known as our YouTube Channel) that we’re sharing some more inspirational how-to’s based on a theme. This week? Applique! We’ve also got a fantastic giveaway, and two people will each win a prize package valued at over $80, which includes the thread-y goodness show below – yum!
We know, we know – some quilters consider applique the “A word”. Here at Fat Quarter Shop we think applique gets a bad rap, so we’ve gathered some FQS videos that will help you develop new applique skills or further develop those you may already have. Take a peek!
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing whether you currently use applique in your quilting and sewing, or if you have yet to take on this sewing technique. Giveaway ends on 9/26/16 at 8 AM CST. The two winners will be chosen at random and announced in an update on this post by 9/28/16, and will be emailed about their prizes. Good luck and Happy Quilting!
Update: Giveaway is closed! Congratulations to GranChris and Jinger! Both winners have been contacted.
Today’s video topic? QUICK & EASY SEWING PROJECTS!
As much as we love making quilts, we also enjoy whipping up some sewing projects from time to time. Things like baby blankets, pillowcases, kitchen towels and more! Here are five Fat Quarter Shop sewing project favorites – sit back and enjoy!
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing at least one item you’d order from Fat Quarter Shop, should you win. Giveaway ends on 9/19/16 at 8 AM CST. The winners will be announced in an update on this post by 9/21/16 and will be emailed about their prize. Good luck and Happy Quilting!
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNERS
Congratulations to our three winners: Karin, Carla, and Kelly Grace! These winners have been emailed regarding their prizes.
If you love these fabrics, you’re in luck: we have a Summer Breeze Quilt Kit and coordinating Backing Set for this stunner. Woo hoo! That’s right, you can order all the fabric you need for the quilt and backing with just a few clicks!
Alternately, if you’re interested in a different look, we have tons of amazing fabrics for you to choose from at Fat Quarter Shop. You can search for your favorites by designer, theme, manufacturer and more!
SUMMER BREEZE QUILT VARIATIONS!
Here are some other fantastic versions of the Summer Breeze Quilt, created by some of our quilty blogger friends. Visit their blogs via the links below to see which fabrics they used and to see just how versatile Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern is!
This gorgeous Summer Breeze Quilt Pattern will bring beauty and comfort to you during every season of the year. Please share the Summer Breeze Quilt you make on social media using the hashtag #summerbreezequilt – we can’t wait to see what you create!
Welcome to the first full week of Sewing Month! It’s time for inspiration & giveaway #2
As you likely know, we have a wealth of information on our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel. We’ve filmed hundreds of video tutorials over the years to help you learn new skills, further develop existing skills, and to keep you – and your sewing machine – humming along happily! Each Monday this month we’re going to share some of these terrific tutorials, and will also offer our new giveaway!
Today’s video topic? SHORTCUT QUILTS!
These five video tutorials are among our most popular, and for good reason! You’ll be treated to a FREE pattern and step-by-step instructions on how to make these lovely quilts – quickly! Let’s dive into the quick and easy quilts – and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
To enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing which of these five Shortcut Quilts (shown above) is your favorite, and telling us which Moda Jelly Roll you’d choose if you win! Winners will be chosen at random. Giveaway ends on 9/12/16 at 8 AM CST. The winners will be announced in an update on this post by 9/14/16 and will be emailed. Good luck, and Happy Quilting!
UPDATE: GIVEAWAY WINNERS
Congratulations to our three winners: Nicole Maki, Quilting Tangent, and Liz! These winners have been emailed regarding their prizes.