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Pattern Play with the Fat Quarter Shop!

It is now time to play a NEW game we are calling Pattern Play! A FQS staffer will select any pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop and we challenge YOU to select the perfect fabric collection to go with that featured pattern. You will go to our website and browse around to find the perfect match for that pattern. A winner will be selected every week and will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to our website! Just in time for the holidays!

Please welcome Kevin Jolly as our FQS staffer of the week!

He chose the following pattern to feature this week: Debonaire Quilt Pattern by Rachel Griffith for It’s Sew Emma

For a chance to win, leave ONE comment on this blog post with the name of your chosen fabric collection. Be sure to include an email in your comment! 

You have until Tuesday, November 20th, to submit and the winner will be announced Friday, November 23rd, so be sure to come back to see if YOU are the winner!

We have selected a winner for the Build a Bundle challenge from the previous Build a Bundle contest. Kimberly Jolly has selected the following bundle:
Congratulations to Amy F.Your bundle has been selected as this week’s winning bundle and you will receive ONE yard of each of the winning fabrics. 

Fabrics are listed from top to bottom:
Happy Ever After Pink Dresses SKU# C3112-PINK 
Vintage Modern Cotton Pear Dots SKU# 55049-16 
Celebrate Seuss 2 Pink, Green and Blue Wavy Stripe SKU# 12777-238

We hope you enjoy this new Friday Feature and we can’t wait to see the collection you choose. Good Luck!


  1. I am already making Debonaire in Sweetwater's Hometown, which I love, but for a different take I would like to make it in Double Chocolat and use some of the reds and deep browns.

  2. Since the word debonaire means gracious, suave, and gentlemanly I would choose a fabric line for a man. Nothing with flowers and such. I would use Tide Pool Batiks. It has very handsome fabric such as "chestnut herringbone" and "Seagull Houndstooth". I think the browns, greens, and blues would make a perfect quilt for the "debonaire" in my life.

  3. I love the red in your original, so I would go with a blue version and use Indigo Crossing. This pattern/fabric combo really is on my To-Do list!

  4. I think this pattern would be gorgeous in French General's Chateau Rouge fabric. I just made a little Schnibble quilt with that & love it.

  5. I would use the Serengeti Maasai Mara fabric line by Dear Stella Fabrics – I think this would make a stunning quilt combo.

  6. This pattern looks Christmas-y to me! So I would pick:

    Tinsel Blue Christmas Trees
    SKU# 10110304-1

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cotton Scarlet Spots
    SKU# 10791-93

    Jingle Holly Christmas Trees
    SKU# 12406-223

    Cherry Christmas Noel Cherry Robin
    SKU# 18532-15

    Cherry Christmas Cardinal on Snow Circle Wreaths
    SKU# 18533-11

    Cherry Christmas Cardinal All Wrapped Up
    SKU# 18534-13

    Cherry Christmas Noel on Snow Holly
    SKU# 18535-12

    A Charlie Brown Christmas Navy Snowflake Blender
    SKU# 22158-N

  7. I'd use Antoinette by Michele D'Amore for Benartex Fabrics and would fussy cut some of the star centers and/or employ the stripes in strategic places. I'm leaning toward those beautiful neutrals these days.

  8. We are feeling festive and ready to begin celebrating the holidays and Christmas!

    Sitting by the fire with the warmth of a holiday themed lap quilt!

    We cam imagine this wonderful pattern complete with the Spirit of Christmas by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Fabrics.

    Thank you,
    Amy and daughter Pauline

    ppfarrington at yahoo dot com

  9. I would love to see this pattern in Independence Trail or Over The Rainbow. There are so many collections that would work. I do want the pattern, too. Thanks!

  10. this would be nice in lots of Kona Solids! you could use a variety of colors, or just use one color family and a pop color. lots of choices

  11. I am smitten with Alpine Wonderland by Sheri Berry Designs for Riley Blake. I would definitely fussy cut the cute images for the centers of the stars.

  12. I think this pattern would make for a stunning historic quilt using Barbara Brackman's new MODA line Metropolitan Fair. The greens, blues and reds in this line are great!!!

  13. Hi, I like to use "mama said sew"
    back-ground: mist tangled threads
    stars : cream hoops
    applez red hoops
    apple red laisy daisy
    apple red l.d. snaps
    I always love the combination of red/gray/cream!
    thanks for the chance,

  14. I would love to see this pattern made in Flirt. I can just see the beautiful reds and aquas with a touch of grey thrown in. I just might have to make it myself!

  15. I think Seasonal Little Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings would be a great choice to use in making the Debonaire Quilt. What a warm, inviting, comforting quilt it would be!

  16. I think it would be great in Joy by Kate Spain for a Christmas quilt or stunning in Indigo Crossing for a more manly quilt! christina112358 at gmail dot com

  17. It is the perfect Christmas pattern with all of the stars! I have some Blitzen, but Deck the halls would be fun. After Christmas, I would choose Tapestry!

  18. I think it would be darling with Gypsy Girl. You could fussy cut some of the birds, flowers and deer for those center squares. It would be perfect!

  19. Love this pattern! I think it would make a great Christmas quilt out of the Holiday Serenade line, especially the hunter combination.

    Thanks for the great new way to play!

    Sandy A

  20. I have been eyeing this pattern for months and love the fabrics that are shown, so I'd choose French General Favorites Fat Quarter Bundle. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  21. I think the pattern would look great in Winterkist' vibrant colours and cute gnomes:) added with some Kona white for the background to show the beautiful contrast

  22. Since I'm new here I will just choose a few fabrics to compliment this pattern and KISS…keep it simple, silly…
    butterfly bliss blue vines all over (caught my eye right away)
    tide pool batiks aquarius watercolor ( this one)
    and chateau chambray soft blue ornate paisley (just too cool and dreamy)

  23. Love the pattern selected and after much research and debate, I believe Indigo Crossing by Minick & Simpson would be a great line of fabric for

  24. I'd go for,
    Gracefully Wingin' It by
    Buggy Barn for Henry Glass Fabrics or
    Simply Color by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics or
    Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics or
    Ticklish by Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics!

    Thanks for the fun game πŸ˜€
    fsarah09 at gmail dot com

  25. Hello, I think the pattern Debonaire would lend itself suberbly to Moda's Cinnamon Spice by Blackbird Designs…
    Thank you

  26. Oh boy, I was trying to pick each fabric but found it so overwhelming. I really enjoy the colors and patterns in Mama Said Sew by
    Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics.

  27. I'm probably going to step out of the normal box but I'm about to make a quilt and I think this pattern would be awesome with Riley Blakes/Zoe Pearn "The Sweetest Thing". I love the sweet soft colors and it would just make a HAPPY quilt!

  28. The stars in the pattern made me look for a collection of blues, and I think Indigo Florentine by Peggy Toole for Robert Kaufman Fabrics would make a pretty quilt.

  29. I think this pattern would make a perfect Christmas quilt so I would use Winter Elegance by Sentimental Studios with Magnolia Blossom as the background fabric.

  30. Wow, that's a hard one!

    I suppose we're not allowed to choose Rouenneries Deux or French General Favorites ^_^ …

    Well, then I think I really could give Blitzen by Basic Grey a try!

    Thanks for the chance to win..

    Mathilde (m.etnems[at]

  31. Wow…there are so many beautiful collections that I can see this quilt in. I have to say, I think I would like it best in Friendship by Howard Marcus Dunn for Moda. Although, I also think French general would be pretty, too.

  32. I love the Marmalade collection of fabrics and have been drooling over it since I first saw it. Not for this pattern although I do really like that pattern, and would love to win it.

  33. independence trail – cotton version by Minick and Simpson for Moda…
    It is lovely and soft looking and would be fitting with the traditional look of Kevin's choice of pattern.
    You have some lovely fabrics as always. I received my package from you in the mail this week and was very happy with it. Beautifully wrapped and I am sure that the fabrics are going to make some terrific children's quilts.
    Regards from Western Canada,

  34. I think Chateau Chambray by
    Renee Nanneman in both colorways would look awesome in that quilt. The blues and dusty roses………mmmm heaven! Thanks for the fun giveaway!! Like I need to add one more thing I want to sew, but there you go again!! hehe

  35. Yay another fun game. I think I would make it in "the Simple Life"collection by Riley Blake. I think its the perfect pattern for a little girls quilt.
    my email address is
    dreandki at hotmail dot com

  36. I think the Blueberry Crumb Cake collection would look fabulous with this pattern by blackbird designs. My email is. Tblondie49@ Thanks and happy Thanksgiving!

  37. Since I like more modern collections I would like to see it in Mama Said Sew or Noteworthy both by Sweetwater, but it was a hard decision to make! Thanks.

  38. I would like to make this beautiful pattern in the rich floral collection ”Audra's Iris Garden Yardage Brannock & Patek for Moda Fabrics” coming up in January.
    Thank you fo the opportunity

  39. Since my other choices have already been voiced, and there are Many that would look good with this quilt, I'd go with Basic Grey's coming line: PB&J for a modern, airy feel to this quilt!

  40. I would love to use Double Chocolat by 3 sisters. It is a really elegant pattern (love stars) and I think that line would really work well with it.
    From the upcoming lines I would use Paris Flea Market, would make a beautiful chic quilt!
    terrific giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  41. I am enamoured of Deb Strain's SPA collection! The subtle hues and configurations of blue would do justice to this pattern IMHO!

  42. Definitely Snowman Gatherings — love the blues for the stars and a Christmas theme to top it off. Can't wait for this fabric!

  43. I've had my eye on that pattern! I think something fun like Olive the Ostrich by Laurie Wisbrun would be awesome — focusing on the pinks and grays!

  44. For this traditional quilt, I think Tavern Reds would be lovely. Since green is my favorite color, I think I would be tempted to add some Tavern Greens as well.

  45. My first choice was Addison but I wasn't the first person to think of it so….my choice would be Peacock Sayomi by Hoffman Fabrics.

    I love that it has dark tones and light tones with the gold weaved into just about all of them. Great color scheme!!

  46. I love the red and tan of French General's fabric, just like the pattern looks and would use that. Thank you for your generous offer. Judy C in NC

  47. Oohhh! I would love to see this quilt done in Moda's Blueberry Crumb Cake!

    It would still be beautifully elegant, but in a totally different color combination.

    Charlotte Aycock

  48. I would love to see this done with Marcus Brothers: Strawberry, Blueberry, and Chocolate fabric collections. This is beautiful.
    jenellejb at aol dot com

  49. Cozy Summer House by Heather Mulder Peterson for Henry Glass Fabrics would look awesome made into this quilt.

  50. I think Lily Forest batiks would be great. I love the blue/green theme and just a little neutral to set the colors off. I had a hard time deciding though-rhere are sooo many beautiful combinations.

  51. French General Favorites by French General. I fell in love with this line before it even came out. I saw a pillow made from it and searched the internet until I figured out what it was.

  52. I think "Flirt" by Sandy Gervais would be a beautiful compliment to this pattern

  53. Jet Setter by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers Fabrics would be my choice for this weeks pattern play… the black and whites !!!


  55. I am feeling a nice cozy beach quilt, so I would choose Durham Anew by Lecien in the St. Gile colorway (because of all those creamy white backgrounds-yum).

  56. I really like the Sienna (Green, Rust or Tan) Paisley Floral fabric from Lisa DeBee Schiller. Just lovely.

  57. It looks like Old Glory Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda has my vote….I think this would look great in red-white-blue

  58. Love the Enchanted Pond by Holly Taylor for Moda. I think the pattern Hard Days Night would be cool for a child's quilt. And does it get any better than named after the Beatles?

    Looking forward to being in your
    drawing. This is a first for me!
    Sandy Gray—

  59. I know this is over but I'd make it very dramatic with these:
    Stonehenge Metallic Stardust Speckles Yardage
    SKU# 3934M-86
    Stonehenge Metallic Amber Speckles Yardage
    SKU# 3934M-90
    Stonehenge Metallic Lustre Flecks Yardage
    SKU# 3936M-83
    Stonehenge Metallic Twilight Marbled Granite Yardage
    SKU# 3956M-85

  60. I had a really hard time decideing which fabric to pick. I wanted something colorful, but you have to watch the fabric pattern. So I decided on Sedona Sky Stonehenge! I think it would look wonderful for this pattern πŸ™‚

  61. I think this would look good as a vintage looking patriotic quilt, so I think the collection that would be good would be: Independence Trail by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.

  62. Moda's French General's Favorites. There are so many combinations with strong contrast that would be so effective and beautiful in this pattern. My second choice would be exactly how it is kitted!

  63. I'm not sure that my comment actually posted so…

    I would love to make this in French Generals Favorites. There are so many combinations to get the great contrast. If I had a second choice…just as it is shown.

  64. I think that the Paris Flea Market collection by Moda would make a lovely spring/summer coverlet for the Facade pattern by Rachel Griffith.

  65. I think "Tonga Joy" by Timeless Treasres would make a really pretty quilt to use at Christmas time. I just ordered the pattern and some military fabric to make my husband a quilt. I think this pattern will be perfect to use with what i have ordered.

  66. I would love to have the chance to make this pattern as my first quilt in Michael Miller's Shore thing for my charity silent auction in November for The Parrot heads in Paradise, our Isle of Iowa club. I am disabled and unable to work so I would have the time, but would need the $50 gift certificate. Thanks for the contest. CB from

  67. I would try 'Dancing in the Rain Cotton' by Laundry Basket using lots of gold and pop it with the teal.

    This was a fun contest, I love looking at patterns and then picking the fabric that I think would look so nice. I choose Christmas Days collection by Kate McRostie for Windham Fabrics. I would alternate the stars red and green. I would use the red stripe with the red Christmas Forest being fussy cut for center of star and the green stripe with the Green Medallion in the center of the star. I really loved Black Santa Toss and would try and fussy cut some of those cute Santa's for the centers of the larger stars. I think Tan Christmas Dots would make a nice background. Hope to win and buy this nice collection.

  69. I have been wanting to buy Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda Fabrics for a bit now. I think that would look wonderful with the pattern.

  70. I think this quilt made up with low volume, or low value fabrics would be oh so cute. The Paris Flea Market by 3 sisters would be perfect! The red from that line worked into some of the stars would really make those stars shine amongst the other low value stars.