Sew Sampler Box November 2018 Sneak Peek!

Happy November, everyone! It’s time to dive right into another Sew Sampler box Sneak Peek. This month we are thrilled to announce that we collaborated with Carrie Nelson and Martingale to bring you a fun box filled with all of Carrie’s favorite things.

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join in on the fun, be sure to do so quickly because boxes ship out around November 20th!

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Fall Quilt Market 2018: FQS Favorite Collections

It’s our final post for Fall Quilt Market 2018! Our team is sew happy we got the opportunity to go this year and would like to thank everyone for making this year’s Quilt Market in Houston a HUGE success! To wrap up our experience, we present the FQS Favorite Collections:

Kimberly picked the Lollipop Garden collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Kevin picked the Farm Girl Vintage collection by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs.

Codi picked Pinkerville by Tula Pink for Free Spirit.

Denise picked Berry Season by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.

Lilly picked Aura by Mister Domestic by Art Gallery Fabrics.

Nova picked Orchard by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics.

Congratulations to all our Quilt Market contest winners! We will email the Jolly Box 2 winners directly tomorrow after the contest is closed.

  • Strawberry Jam Fat Quarter Bundle – Cathy H.
  • Nova Fat Quarter Bundle – Amanda W.
  • Chantilly Fat Quarter Bundle – Carol C.
  • Day in Paris Fat Quarter Bundle – Terry C.
  • Perfect 10 Quilts Book & Vintage Christmas Book – Marion G., Kristin W., Barbara R., Diane B. and Patti W.

Thank you everyone for tuning in on our coverage of this year’s market! We’re already counting down to the next market in Spring 2019!

Happy Quilting!

 

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Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Week 5

Week 5: Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla Blocks

Welcome to our Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! We will be quilting along to make the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt! This sampler quilt really is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included, so you’ll get to try them all. We have the full Fabric Requirements HERE for you to use and pick out your fabrics and quilt along with us. You will need both the Perfect 10 Book and Ruler to make this sampler so grab yours and let’s get started!

Perfect 10 Book and Perfect 10 Ruler

Shop Perfect 10 Products HERE!

For the fifth week of the quilt along, we are making the Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla Blocks! [Get the guide HERE] Kimberly made her blocks using Guest Room by Kristyne Czepuryk for Moda Fabrics!

Week 5 Perfect 10

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along

We also have 14 quilty staffers and bloggers quilting along with us! All 8 weeks of the quilt along, they will be making the two blocks featured until all 16 blocks are made! Here are their versions of the Cookies ‘n Cream and Cotton Candy Blocks:

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create

Quilty Staffer Deborah – Oxford by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics

Denise's week 5 blocks

Quilty Staffer Denise – Garden Variety by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Gina's Week 5 blocks

Gina of Thread Graffiti

Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio

Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies

Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts

Kim of Persimon Dreams

Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff

Quilty Staffer Nancy – Clover Hollow by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics

Pam of Pam Kitty Morning

Sinta of Pink Pincushion

Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

Quilty Staffer Terri – Flower Garden Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics

Quilt Along with us using #FQSPerfect10

We’d love to see your Perfect 10 Sampler Blocks! Share your blocks on Instagram or Facebook using #FQSPerfect10 and so we can see and share them!

Catch us here next week, November 13, for Week 6 of the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along where we will be making the Lemon Sorbet and Mint Chocolate Chip Blocks!

Happy Quilting!

 

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Classic and Vintage Series: Maple Leaf

Happy Friday Quilters! We are back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Maple Leaf Quilt Block!  It’s just sew perfect for Autumn!  In our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist!

The Maple Leaf quilt block (a free download) is a gorgeous vintage block from the Kansas City Star columns that is simple, yet altogether makes a pretty-as-a-picture quilt! Kimberly made her Maple Leaf quilt using Farmhouse II by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.  The warm pumpkin tones lend just the right autumnal attitude!

Our complete Maple Leaf quilt pattern with four different quilt size options is available for purchase at fatquartershop.com. To make a quilt just like ours, we have the Maple Leaf Quilt Kit and Backing Set available!

If you’re ready to sew along with us, download your FREE Maple Leaf block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making your block!

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Who’s Quilting Along

We have 17 creative bloggers quilting along with us! Check out their takes on the Maple Leaf blocks and quilts:

Kimberly used her leftover Maple Leaf blocks from the video tutorial to make this luscious table topper!

Patty of Elm Street Quilts
(@elmstreetquilts)

Rebecca of One Wee Bird
(@oneweebird)

Angela of ALC Creates
(@alccreates)

Carla of Create in the Sticks
(@createinthesticks)

Sarah of 123 Quilt
(@123quilt)

Martina of Quilt Collection M
(@malu27117)

Ange of A Little Patchwork
(@alittlepatchwork)

Tracie of Riceford Streams
(@joyfully_tracie)

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
(@dreamquiltcreate)

Brenda of Songbird Designs
(@songbird_designs)

Martha of Crafty & Gluten Free Mom
(@mllrungirl)

Stephanie of Quilt ‘n Party
(@quiltnparty)

Michele of Island Life Quilts
(@michele_likes_to_quilt)

Teresa of Aurea’s Kitchen
(@aureaskitchen)

Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts
(@sondradavison)

Connie of Freemotion by the River
(@freemotionbytheriver)

Louise of My Discoveries
(@louisecharlton)

 

We hope you enjoy quilting your own Maple Leaf quilt and please share your work using the #MapleLeafQuilt hashtag. Happy Quilting!

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Fall Quilt Market 2018: Kimberly’s Favorite Finds

It’s the day after Fall 2018 Quilt Market and we are already having withdrawals! To replay the highlights of Quilt Market, we bring you Kimberly’s Favorite Finds! These are her favorite collections, BOMs, notions and more! We’ll look at some of the items that will be making their way over to Fat Quarter Shop in 2019. So without further ado, here are Kimberly’s Favorite Finds:

Summer Moon Book by Carrie Nelson and It’s Sew Emma

Perfect 10 Ruler by Creative Grids and Perfect 10 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma

Stash ‘n Stores Sewing Organizers by It’s Sew Emma

Vintage Christmas Book by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Company

Lollipop Garden Fabric Collection and Butterfly Patch Quilt Kit by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Orchard Fabric Collection by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics

Chantilly Fabric Collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics

Strawberry Jam Fabric Collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics

Snapdragon Quilt Pattern by It’s Sew Emma

Make Yourself at Home Quilt Kit featuring Make Yourself at Home by Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studios

Beehive Quilt Kit featuring Berry Season by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Lazy Days Fabric Collection by Tilda Fabrics

The Variegated Collection Large Aurifil Thread Box by Christa Watson

We normally only do giveaways while we’re at Quilt Market but this year we are doing a BONUS GIVEAWAY! For the bonus giveaway, we’re giving away 2 Jolly Boxes (2 winners total)! Fill out the Google Form with the answer to today’s question to be entered to win one of these awesome boxes! Good luck quilters! (*Form will close November 6, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. One entry per contestant.)

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Today’s Question: Which one of Kimberly’s favorite finds are you going to use in your 2019 projects?

We have one more post to wrap up our Fall 2018 Quilt Market experience that will go up tomorrow . Stay tuned for the final Fall 2018 Quilt Market post!

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Fall Quilt Market 2018: Sunday

It’s the last day of Quilt Market and we tried to squeeze as much quilting goodness into the day as we could! Between meetings and appointments, we finished walking the show to make sure we didn’t miss anything. Hope you were able to experience the fun at Quilt Market through our Instagram posts and stories. We loved meeting old friends, making new ones and want to thank Houston for a great Quilt Market experience!

Here are some of the things we were able to catch on our last day at Fall Quilt Market 2018:

We love seeing Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs at Market each year, and their new collection, Flower Sacks, is adorable!

BasicGrey’s Nova collection for Moda Fabrics, is a real star!

Stacie Bloomfield from Gingiber getting in the holiday spirit with her Merriment collection.

There’s a real buzz around Deb Strain’s Bee Joyful collection!

It’s always great seeing Betsy Chutchian at Market! She was there showing off her collection, Susanna’s Scraps, for Moda Fabrics.

Love the soft pastels in Fig Tree’s Chantilly collection!

Sherri McConnell, from Sherri & Chelsi, showing off her Walkabout collection.

How Majestic! We love the combination of pale pinks and deep blues in Gerri Robinson’s latest collection!

Don’t let the sun set on this collection before you grab a bundle! Love the Azure Skies collection by Simple Simon and Company.

The Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt is so impressive in person!

Just a rainbow of color at the Art Gallery booth!


Pat Bravo showing off new Art Gallery fabric collection.

Save us a spot at Betty’s Luncheonette! What a fun new collection from Violet Craft!

Elizabeth Hartman’s Berry Season is the bee’s knees!

Heather Ross showing her adorable new collection, Trixie, with Windham Fabrics at Market.

So great seeing Jera Brandvig at her Market, love her sweet florals and classic pastels!


Check out this video with Jera giving us a tour of her Market booth.

You can almost feel a crispness in the air with Stacey West’s new collection, Buttermilk Autumn.


Gudrun giving a demo of her Stripology Rulers at the Checker booth.

How fun is Camelot Cottons’ Mickey Mouse & Friends fabric?!?!


Kim of Kimberbell Designs showing off all the new goods at Market!

Now for the results of yesterday’s walking contest! We’ll contact the winners later in the week.

And that finishes off the Fall 2018 Quilt Market! To celebrate, we are giving away 1 Lollipop Garden Fat Quarter Bundle by Lella Boutique and 1 Regency Sussex Fat Quarter Bundle by Christopher Wilson-Tate (2 winners total)! Fill out the Google Form with the answer to today’s question to be entered to win one of these awesome bundles! Good luck quilters! (*Form will close November 5, 2018 at 8 PM CST. One entry per contestant.)

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Today’s Question: We want to hear from you! What was your favorite thing from this year’s quilt market?

We hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the Fall 2018 Quilt Market! We will be showing Kimberly’s Quilt Market Favorite Finds on the blog tomorrow so be sure to check in then to see those!

Happy Quilting!

 

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Fall Quilt Market 2018: Saturday

And that wraps up our first day at Fall Quilt Market 2018. We are so excited about the many awesome quilting goodies we saw during the first day of this year’s Quilt Market! Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from our first day of adventure at Fall Quilt Market 2018:

So fun to the see the Vintage Summer Moon quilt at Market!

It’s Sew Emma’s Perfect 10 Ruler  siting at the Checker booth.

We loved seeing all the new Moda collections at Market! There is in fact, a Moda for that!


Get the complete Moda booth tour with Kimberly here!

We love the new Strawberry Jam collection by Corey Yoder for Moda!

Let’s fly! Love the deep, rich tones of Zen Chic’s Day in Paris collection!

Lisa of Primitive Gatherings working on a project while at Market!

How great is the Butterfly Patch quilt from Lella Boutique? Her new collection, Lollipop Garden, really takes flight!

We love the classic combination of blue and cream, and the Crystal Lake collection by Minick & Simpson is no exception!

Can’t wait to see more from Melody Miller and the Ruby Star Society!


Fun to hear from Melody and Devon at Ruby Star Society!

This dress featuring Blooms and Bobbins by Melissa Mora for Riley Blake is stunning!

The combination of the Serenade collection by Cyndi Walker for Riley Blake and It’s Sew Emma’s Snapdragon quilt really sings!

Tula Pink showing off her new collection, Pinkerville!


Tula Pink introducing her new collection, Pinkerville!


Tula Pink giving us a quick look at a few of her new notions!

We are jumping with joy at how cute Allison Harris’ new collection, Bounce is!

Now what you have all been waiting for … the results of the FQS Lanyard contest! 🙂 We will contact the contest winners next week.

Time for more funsies! To celebrate, we are giving away 1 Strawberry Jam Fat Quarter Bundle by Corey Yoder and 1 Nova Fat Quarter Bundle by Basic Grey (2 winners total)! Fill out the Google Form with the answer to today’s question to be entered to win one of these awesome bundles! Good luck quilters! (*Form will close November 4, 2018 at 8 PM CST. One entry per contestant.)

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Today’s Question: We definitely got those steps in walking through Quilt Market today! Match the Pedometer with the FQS staffer who walked those steps. All answers are considered entries! We will be revealing the answers in tomorrow’s blog post!

We’ll see you here tomorrow to show all of the awesome things we found during our final day at this year’s Quilt Market!

Happy Quilting!

 

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Fall Quilt Market 2018: Schoolhouse Friday

We packed our notebooks, pencils, energy, and of course our cameras because we are back in school with Schoolhouse! We are going to be seeing tons of new fabrics that will be making their way onto our site and into the awesome creations you will be making next year! Here’s what we saw today:

Carrie Nelson and Kimberly showing off the stunning Vintage Summer Moon quilt, from Carrie’s new book, Summer Moon!


Check out Carrie and Kimberly’s Summer Moon Schoolhouse video!

Kimberly was so excited to show off some quilts from one of It’s Sew Emma’s latest books, Perfect 10 Quilts.

Kimberly showing off It’s Sew Emma’s Composition Quilt. It features one of our new favorite rulers – the Perfect 10 Ruler by Creative Grids.

Love the new headgear at the Moda/Martingale Schoolhouse celebrating the Moda Blockheads Quilt Book.

Corey Yoder and the other Moda Designers spreading a little holiday cheer at the Merry Makers Quilt Book Schoolhouse.


Join the Moda and Martingale fun, with a video from the Moda Blockheads Book and Merry Makers Quilt Book Schoolhouse!

Tula Pink at Schoolhouse showing off her new collection, Pinkerville!

How cute are these gnomes?? Elizabeth Hartman showing off her new Berry Season collection, with some adorable new patterns!


Check out this video from Elizabeth Hartman’s Schoolhouse!

Bee-utiful quilt from Jill Finley’s Honey Run collection from Penny Rose Fabrics!

Hi Carolyn Friedlander! Showing of her latest collection, Harriot.

Simply stunning quilt at Alison Glass‘ Schoolhouse!

Great new fabric from Tilda!

Violet Craft showing off new patterns with her Betty’s Luncheonette collection with Robert Kaufman!

And that was our full day of Schoolhouse at Fall Quilt Market 2018! We loved seeing all the new and familiar faces and learning a ton about all that’s new in quilting! Tomorrow is the first day of Quilt Market and we will be posting plenty of updates from the show, so stay tuned for more Quilt Market fun!

After completing the full day of Schoolhouse, we went to Sample Spree where we, along with many other quilters, waded through the masses to see what fabric samples we could get!

During Sample Spree, we were able to snag a few brand new Fat Quarter Bundles to give away! To celebrate another Schoolhouse in the books, we are giving away 1 Chantilly Fat Quarter Bundle by Fig Tree Quilts and 1 A Day in Paris Fat Quarter Bundle by Zen Chic (2 winners total)! Fill out the Google Form with the answer to today’s question to be entered to win one of these awesome bundles! Good luck quilters! (*Form will close November 3, 2018 at 8 PM CST. One entry per contestant.)

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Today’s Question: We have 6 people from FQS (including Kimberly!) who are attending Fall Quilt Market 2018. Match the lanyard to the name of the person wearing the lanyard.

All answers are considered entries! We will be revealing the answers in tomorrow’s blog post!

We’ll see you here tomorrow to show all of the awesome things we found at Day 1 of this year’s Quilt Market!

Happy Quilting!

 

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BLOG REMIX – Pocketed Placemats

We’re shaking things up on the Jolly Jabber! We are bringing life back to our old projects with Blog Remixes! Every other Thursday from today until November 15, we will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone. This week’s remix is the Pocketed Placemats Jera Brandvig of Quilting in the Rain designed for us when she came to visit us last year to showcase her new collection, La Conner! (Love her look?  Check out her upcoming line, Woodland Rose!)  These placemats are an adorable and easy to personalize for the upcoming holidays!

Fabric Requirements

Here is what you’ll need to make this project:

Video Tutorial

Jera did a video tutorial on the Pocketed Placemats with Kimberly when she came to visit us last year! Grab your materials and follow along with us as we make this fun and handy project:

Quilt Along

We even had some awesome quilty friends make their version of the Pocketed Placemats:

Quilty Staffer Codi made her Pocketed Placemat using Twilight by One Canoe Two for Moda Fabrics. She handselected the blues, creams and navys that coordinate well with the La Conner Blueberry Lace!

Quilty Staffer Nancy made her Pocketed Placemat using Sing Your Song by Anne Rowan for Wilmington Prints. She used the Sing Your Song fabric collection because it contains some large flowers which she cut around to make a coaster that coordinates with the pocketed placemat.

Quilty Staffer Bev made her Pocketed Placemat using Vintage Adventure by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake Designs. She says “Fun project for grandkids!”

Quilty Staffer Susan made her Pocketed Placemat using Well Said by Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. She used a 12.5″ block (unfinished) from the Farm Girl Vintage Book for the center and also made a pocket on each side of the placemat!

Brenda of Song Bird Designs (@songbird_designs) made her Pocked Placemat using Swell Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics.

Pat of Scrapatches (@scrapatches) made her Pocketed Placemats using Wild Bouquet by Citrus & Mint Designs for Riley Blake Designs. She made rolled hem napkins to match!

Carole of From My Carolina Home made her Pocketed Placemat using scraps from Moda Fabrics and other collections. She changed the center star to a maple leaf for an Autumn Accent, using a coordinating plaid for the pocket. These will be auctioned off at a charity auction in November just in time for Thanksgiving!

Share with #PocketedPlacemats

This project is great to make for setting your table this holiday season! Be sure to share your projects using #PocketedPlacemats and tag us (@fatquarterhsop) so we can see and share your work!

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Fall Quilt Market 2018: And we’re off!

Another year, another quilt market! We’ve packed our bags and, most importantly, quilts to head off to Fall Quilt Market 2018 in Houston! Be sure to keep up with us as we’ll be your eyes and ears documenting all the amazing things we see! Check out our Instagram (both posts and stories) for in-the-moment photos and videos and daily recaps here on the Jolly Jabber!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and subscribe to the Jolly Jabber to make sure you are notified when we post!

We are also happy to announce that we will be having 2 Schoolhouses on November 2nd that will be going over the gorgeous quilts from The Summer Moon Book with Carrie Nelson and the very versatile Creative Grids Perfect 10 Ruler! We will be streaming both live and will have up for later viewing on our Youtube channel!

2:50 – 3:05 PM Summer Moon with Carrie Nelson (Room 352D)

3:45 – 4:15 PM Creative Grids featuring Perfect 10 Ruler (Room 342D)

In addition, we will be doing giveaways EVERYDAY we are at Quilt Market! Be sure to stay tuned on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for giveaways of some of the latest and greatest quilting materials we see at Quilt Market!

To kick things off, we are doing our first giveaway of 5 Perfect 10 Books and 5 Vintage Christmas Books to five lucky winners (1 Perfect 10 and 1 Vintage Christmas book per winner)! Fill out the Google Form with an answer to today’s question to be entered to win one of these awesome books! Good luck quilters! (*Form will close November 2, 2018 at 8 PM CST. One entry per contestant.)

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Today’s question: We’re gonna be meeting a lot of designers to see their wonderful collections! Which designer are you most excited about seeing?

Tonight we will be resting up, but we’ll see you here tomorrow to kick off the Fall 2018 Quilt Market with a full day of Quilt Market Schoolhouse!

Happy Quilting!

 

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