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Jolly Bar Row Along – Week 2

We’re back with the second release of the Jolly Bar Row Along! The Jolly Bar Book Volume 2 contains more than 20 fun, fast quilts made with Jolly Bars. In case you haven’t come across them before, Jolly Bars are a 5” x 10” exclusive Fat Quarter Shop precut that hit your sweet spot. To celebrate the book, we’re hosting the Jolly Bar Row Along!

We are sewing row-by-row for seven weeks to make this beautiful sampler quilt full of sparrows, butterflies, hearts and more! We have some friends sewing along with us who will be showing off their blocks each week so you can sew along with them and get motivation along the way!

Kimberly sewed hers up with the new Bloomington collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

We have the full Fabric Requirements HERE for you to use. You’ll need a copy of the Jolly Bar Book Volume 2. *Please note: Pre-washing and starching Jolly Bars is not recommended for patterns in this book. Make sure to measure twice before cutting and plan out fabric placement for this quilt.

Who’s Sewing Along – Featured Quilters

We have a fun lineup of quilters who will be sewing along with us during the event. Check out their social media and blogs to see their progress and tips along the way! Click on the photos below to see a larger image.


Some of our FQS staffers are joining in, too!



Keep up with the Jolly Bar Row Along!

We’ll see you back here on Monday, July 13, for the next block of the Jolly Bar Row Along, Migration! Please follow along on Facebook and Instagram for updates, and be sure to hashtag your progress with #JollyBarRowAlong on Instagram and Facebook so we can see and share your work!

Until then, Happy Quilting!

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    1. Hi! No, it does not. You just need to pick your fabrics and use the book.

  1. Sadly I fear this will be over before I even get my book…..maybe I can still join in hopefully. This looks fun! Loving the blocks so far!

    1. Hi! We will keep all of the blogs live so you can sew at any time. I’m so sorry we are all still experiencing shipping delays!

  2. Hello, I’m trying to make the Jolly Bar blocks but have no idea what the measurements are supposed to be when I cut. A & B don’t give me any measurements so I have not started this one at all. Would like to keep up but I’m not going to cut good fabric when I don’t know what size pieces I have to cut. Maybe I’m dense and just don’t get it but I certainly could use some help. Thank you in advance, I sincerely appreciate it.

  3. WOO HOO! I just finished my Sparrows and the first week of the Jelly Snowflake Mystery. Sure hope I can keep up doing both of these fun SAL’s at the same time!

  4. Are we supposed to sew the blocks together into rows as we complete the blocks? For example, when I completed the sparrow tracks row 1 according to the book directions, I used 2 1/2 inch sashing. This created a 46 1/2 inch row. The spinning spool blocks in row 2 create at 43 inch row.

    Please let me know if I am supposed to assemble each row as I sew it or leave the blocks unconnected until the final week. Thank you.