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Celebrate National Sewing Month with 3-D Popstar!

It’s National Sewing Month, and we wanted to kick it off by celebrating you, our dedicated quilters with a FREE 3-D Popstar Quilt Pattern in honor of the inspiration and community sewing brings us. This design symbolizes how quilting brings our creativity to life. Plus, in the sewing room, YOU are the popstar!

This pattern is FREE, and we’ve sewed up seven quilts in different collections to give you inspiration to make your 3-D Popstar Quilt. We even have a fun giveaway, so read on to find out more!

This version of 3-D Popstar was sewn with Cozy Up by Corey Yoder! The quilt was pieced by our FQS staffer Rylee and quilted by Mike Selman.

This quilt starts with just 12 Fat Quarters, and it measures 49.5″ x 63.5″. Like Attic Window and the Tumbling Block, 3-D Popstar uses an accent fabric for a multi-dimensional effect.

Kimberly will be giving a special 3-D Popstar block tutorial, so download the pattern, grab your supplies, and get ready to channel your inner popstar! Tune in on Friday, September 10 at 9 AM CST to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel to see how to sew this three-dimensional quilt block!

The Seven Wonders of 3-D Popstar

Click on each quilt to learn more about it!

3-D Popstar is a wonderful pattern that can work with all sorts of fabric colorways and designs. No matter what fabric collection or scraps you sew with, your quilt will really sing!

Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate Giveaway

Let’s keep the party going! Share your 3-D Popstar quilt top on Instagram for a chance to win a $150, $100, or $75 gift certificate.

Share your photo of your quilt top (it can be quilted and bound or not) on Instagram with the hashtag #3DPopstarQuilt and make sure to tag @fatquartershop.

Post your photo by midnight on Sunday, October 10. We’ll pick three winners at random and announce them on Instagram Monday, October 11. Make sure your account is public so we can see it. One entry per person.

UPDATE October 12: Congratulations to the winners, @quiltingforcalm, @chellebellequilts, and @quiltingkitty_qk!

Share with #3DPopstarQuilt

Right-click on the badge to download it to share in our National Sewing Month festivities!

Be sure to share your 3-D Popstar projects on Instagram using the hashtag #3DPopstarQuilt and #NationalSewingMonth so we can see and share your work!

Happy National Sewing Month!


    1. Click on the photo of the lavender quilt. You should see 1/6 and a box on the right pop up. Tap on the box and the fabric used will appear.

    1. The pattern is suited for a confident beginner or intermediate. It’s all straight lines, but there are about ten different pattern pieces for each block, and you have to make sure you assemble some of the units in the right direction (left vs right side). If you label your pieces and follow the pattern carefully you’ll be fine. You might cut and assemble one block as a test before making them all, or follow along with Kimberly in her tutorial on 9/10. Hope that helps!

  1. What fabric did Rylee use as the ACCENT? This is a really neat pattern and would be fun to make.

  2. Thank you for sharing. I love this pattern. Now I need to go look through those stacks of fat quarters.