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Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Alongs

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As sweet and addicting as candy, Jolly Bars are popping back up on the menu with a fresh set of fun, fast quilts! To celebrate the Jolly Bar Book Volume 3, we’re hosting the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along!  The Jolly Bar Book Volume 3 includes 20 quilt patterns designed just for our exclusive 5″ x 10″ Jolly Bar precuts, and we have created the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along to combine blocks from the book into a cute tablerunner! Starting Monday, April 5, 2021, we’ll be sewing a different block each week for eight weeks.
Be sure to grab your Jolly Bar Book Volume 3 and we’ll see you back here on Monday, April 5, to start our first week of the Jolly Bar 3 Quilt Along! Find the fabric requirements and schedule!
We’re happy to present our first ever quilt and stitch along for Black History Month, to bring our creative community together to support a worthy cause and to highlight the achievements and contributions of several African American women in the fiber arts. 100% of the proceeds from the sales of Stronger Together Quilt Patterns and Stronger Together Cross Stitch Patterns will go to United Negro College Fund (UNCF).
The Stronger Together Quilt Along will last for four weeks, from February 1 – 28, 2021. Each week we’ll sew part of the Stronger Together quilt and cross stitch and share updates each Tuesday on the blog. Stay tuned – we’ll have all the details here on the blog on Friday, January 8! Learn more on this post!


We’re putting the “sew” back into your social life with the Best Friends Quilt Along! Invite one, two or all of your quilty BFFs to create a beautiful quilt together.

Make it a modern-day quilting bee as a block swap for everyone to piece their own quilt or pool your blocks together into one quilt to share. No matter which way you do it, every stitch of this friendship quilt will be fun and fulfilling! The Best Friends Quilt Along will last for five weeks, from January 7 – February 4, 2021. Learn more.

We are sew excited to launch this sew along for Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet’s newest book, Prim & Proper. Since Lori Holt’s new book came out we’ve been oohing and ahhing over this charming quilt. Lori pulls beloved elements from vintage medallion applique and cross stitch to create an exquisite sampler quilt. It’s sewn with traditional piecing techniques and it finishes at 63.5″ x 75.5″. There is no paper piecing or applique needed.

From November 17 through December 29, 2020, we’re making our way, block-by-block, through this beautiful quilt. Learn more.

When the stars align, it can only be Serendipity! We are proud to present the 2021 Serendipity Quilt Along!  Please join us in supporting Make-A-Wish with an online stitch along AND quilt along. From March through July 2021, we will post free block patterns and finishing patterns on our blog to download and print on the 1st and 15th of each month.  We offer the Serendipity patterns FREE downloads during the event for a suggested donation of $5 each to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. We’ll start releasing the seven patterns on March 10, 2021. Together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $30,000 of your donations to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Learn more.


We’re celebrating our quilting community with a free block of the week quilt along. We’ve joined forces with 18 talented designers to bring you a 38-week quilt along with amazing sampler blocks and sew many options! This quilt along is a chance for quilters all around the world to connect each week for a regular sewing spree, try a variety of blocks, and celebrate every single amazing quilt in progress. There is nothing that warms our hearts like fabric and friends, so spread the word! We’ll release one block every Friday, starting on Friday, September 25, 2020 and ending on Friday, June 25, 2021. Make a date with us each Friday for a new block pattern here on our blog, and see Kimberly show hers on our YouTube Livestream the same day. Each designer will also post their block on that day too! Visit the Landing Page to learn more.


Is there a sewing space that you inhabit that you can call your own Quilter’s Cottage? Whether it’s a sewing nook, a dedicated space, or a corner of the dining room, this is where the sewing magic happens and what the Quilter’s Cottage is all about!

If you’re ready to sew up a quilter’s cottage all your own, come join us for a Quilter’s Cottage Sew Along starting on August 7, 2020! Over the course of 9 weeks, we’ll make our way, block-by-block, through this enchanting quilt. Visit the announcement post for all the details to get started!

We’re bringing you a free pattern and video series called Jelly Snowflake Mystery Quilt to celebrate Christmas in July. It’s a good time to start something for the holidays. And… it’s a MYSTERY! If you’re new to quilting, the detailed videos will show you how to cut, stitch and sew every step of the way! We won’t reveal the look of the quilt beforehand. That’s a secret! This 50.5″ square quilt will be revealed block by block, each Thursday on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel from July 2 – July 30! Visit the announcement post for the fabric requirements and to learn more.

To celebrate the Jolly Bar Book Volume 2, we’re hosting the Jolly Bar Row Along! Join us as we go row-by-row to make this beautiful sampler quilt full of sparrows, butterflies, hearts and more! The Jolly Bar Book Volume 2 includes 20 quilt patterns designed just for these 5″x10″ precuts, compiled in one place for the second time.

Starting Monday, June 29, 2020, we’ll be sewing one row a week for seven weeks. The quilt we’re making uses a sampling of blocks from the book, and all together they make a beautiful lap-sized quilt. 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! Visit this post to see more details, see the Jolly Bar Sampler Quilt and get started!


Get ready for red, white and blue sew along. We’re excited to share with you this sew along with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. Join us as we re-visit Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book with an all-new quilt that’s worthy of a 5-star salute.

Just head over to Bee in my Bonnet on Monday, June 1, 2020. Visit this post for all the details.

We’re starting the Charming Baby Sew Along on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, and we have a fun lineup of bloggers who will be sewing along with us during the event! The Charming Baby Sampler is perfect for using those Charm Packs you have on hand. Visit this page to see the fabric requirements and sampler quilt. There will be special prizes each week, too!  Be sure to grab a copy of the Charming Baby Quilts Book and join our #CharmingBabyQuilts Sew Along! Learn more.


Please join us in supporting Make-A-Wish with an online quilt along. This sampler quilt combines unique and historical designs in a vintage “make-do” style for a whimsical work of art.

From February through July 2020, we will post free quilt block patterns on our blog to download and print on the 1st and 15th of each month.  We offer the Bloom-Topia patterns as FREE downloads for a suggested donation of $5 each to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of your donations to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Learn more.

 In Farm Girl Vintage 2, Lori Holt has rounded up 45 unique 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by her rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows, a pincushion, and of course a fantastic new sampler quilt! The Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler features all 45 blocks, and room to add a few of your favorite blocks from other Lori books! The Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along will begin Friday, November 1, 2019 and last until Friday, April 3, 2020. We’ll showcase finished quilts on April 24. We’re calling it #FarmGirlFridays! Get all the details here and join us!

To celebrate the release of the Perfect 5 Quilts book, we’ve designed a Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt that includes blocks from the book. This sampler quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included, so you’ll get to try them all in our Perfect 5 Quilt Along! Continuing in the tradition of It’s Sew Emma’s popular Perfect 10 Quilts book, Perfect 5 Quilts is a companion to one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. If you have extra charm packs you’re itching to stitch with, you’ll love the versatility of the 16 quilt patterns in this book. The patterns are based on the number of charm packs needed: 1, 2, 3, or 4.

We’re starting the Perfect 5 Quilt Along on Wednesday, October 9, and we have a fun lineup of bloggers who will be sharing their blocks (and other Perfect 5 inspired projects) with us during the event! Check out all the details!

You are cordially invited to our Eight Carat Quilt Along, a fun introduction to the new Triangles on a Roll Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma! This beauty sparkles and shines with half-square triangles in a Lone Star-inspired eight-point star.

Triangles on a Roll Quilts has 16 quilt patterns that are picture-perfect thanks to Triangles on a Roll™ triangle paper. With it, you can create perfectly accurate half-square triangle units in any size and amount you need. Unroll and cut just what you need, then roll it back up for easy storage. Learn more about this charming quilt and say, I do!

Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? Do you want to improve your quilt making skills? This is the perfect starter quilt to learn with. We’re offering free quilting video tutorials on YouTube. With our free pattern and tutorials, you will be surprised by how easy it can be to make this quilt. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! Visit the Kickoff Post on our blog for all the free patterns and video links.

To celebrate Christmas in July we’re giving you a free pattern and video series called Merry Mini Quilt. It’s a good time to start something for the holidays. And… it’s a MYSTERY!

Visit the Kickoff Post on our blog for all the free patterns and video links.
Two-Color Quilt Sew Along
Two-Color Quilt Sew Along
We’re back with another sew along with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet)! If you’re a fan or her book Vintage Christmas then you’ll love this Two-Color Quilt that incorporates her blocks with just three fabrics in the same colorway. You won’t believe how much fun you can pack into a monochromatic fabric set!
The Two-Color Quilt can also be made in colorways from the book, in denim, aqua, pink, sea glass, green, red, nutmeg and yellow. Or you might choose purple, black, or the colors of your alma mater. This quilt is perfect to display year-round!
There’s nothing like a sampler quilt first thing in the morning, don’t you agree? We can’t get enough of the soft creams and rich browns in It’s Sew Emma’s Cream & Sugar Quilt! The quilt is made from the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month Quilt Book using Sonoma by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics! This quilt along will go along the schedule of the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month. We do have the Block of the Month and, to continue the Cream & Sugar fun, we do want to showcase other collections you can make this gorgeous quilt from with the Cream & Sugar Quilt Along.
Sew Colorful Sew Along

Sew Colorful Spools Quilt AlongWe invite you to join us for our Quilt Along as we stitch our way through the Sew Colorful Spools Sampler Quilt designed by Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts. The Spools Quilt cleverly uses different colored spools to feature scraps of fabric that you have on hand, or the color-themed bundles of our Sew Colorful Monthly Subscription bundle.

Kimberly Jolly and Corey Yoder will be quilting along with us on the blog and social media. This is a beginner-friendly project, and it’s fun for experienced quilters, too.


Grab your hot cocoa, your Christmas cookies, and most importantly, your Vintage Christmas Book because the A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along is here! We are sew excited to launch this sew along for Lori Holt of a Bee in my Bonnet’s newest book, Vintage Christmas! Step into Lori’s scrappy happy vintage world this Christmas season with all-new quilt blocks and over ten quilty projects.
We are proud to present the 2019 Threadology Quilt Along!  Join us in making this spool-ish quilt with 8 different sampler blocks to create the Threadology Quilt, featuring Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics! This year’s Charity Quilt Along will benefit the Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas! We are sold out of the Threadology Quilt Kit and Backing set so if you are just joining us, you can find the full fabric requirements to make a Threadology Quilt just like ours.
The Perfect 10 Book has officially arrived at Fat Quarter Shop and to celebrate, we have the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! It’s cool to be square again! It’s Sew Emma has created 16 fabulous quilts featuring our Perfect 10 Ruler from Creative Grids and the beloved 10” square precut, the Layer Cake. With full color diagrams and clear instructions, this book is truly a “Perfect 10”! Be sure to get the Perfect 10 Combo Pack to get both the book and ruler!
We are jumping into the new year highlighting our favorite little precut: the fat quarter! We’re calling 2018 the Year of the Fat Quarter because of our 15th anniversary as a company AND a fat quarter measures 18″ x 20″ of usable fabric (too perfect)! Join us on the first Friday of every month in 2018 to see how bloggers use their Year of the Fat Quarter Bundle to make their projects for the Year of the Fat Quarter Quilt Along! Follow along with us on the blog and on Instagram at #fqsyotfq and #yearofthefatquarter!
Satisfy your sweet tooth and dive into the world of Cake Mixes with The Cake Mix Quilt Along! Join us for 16 weeks of Cake Mix Quilts from It’s Sew Emma’s new book. The Cake Mix Quilt Book Volume One! Follow along with us on the blog and on Instagram at #CakeMixMonday!

 We’re going back to school! Get ready for the Spelling Bee Sew Along with us while we go through the Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt! This Sew Along will go through 88 of the Spelling Bee blocks in a 44 week period. Get ready for Spelling Bee fun each #SpellingBeeSaturday!
Get ready for the Tablerunner Bliss Quilt Along! Based off the book Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls, this quilt along will feature all 20 tablerunners in the book, each week featuring 2 tablerunners over a 10 week period. Get ready for fun each Tablerunner Tuesday!
Bright, happy blocks invite you to come and play in an exciting, topsy turvy setting! Come join us January 2018 to July 2018 for the Clementine Quilt Along benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Our exclusive charity quilt along pattern measures 70.5″ x 90.5″. We ask a $5 donation to St. Judes each time you download one of the patterns. Come quilt along with us!


Bella Skill Builder quiltFrom February 2017 through November 2017, join along in the Bella Skillbuilder! On the first of each month, a new block will be revealed, and a new quilting skill will be practiced! This quilt along features fantastic basics from Moda! Click for all the details!


Simple blocks sparkle in a straightforward setting! Miniature blocks, all easily pieced, are a clean canvas for Bonnie & Camille Basics fabric. Our exclusive 2017 charity quilt measures 58.5” x 64.5”.  This quilt along benefits Make-A-WishClick for all the details!

Little Ruby Quilt Along



little ruby quilt along

Quilt along with us to make the stunning Little Ruby Quilt, designed by Camille Roskelley from Bonnie & Camille. This FREE patterns yields two gorgeous quilts if you add some extra background fabric and binding – twice the quilty fun! This quilt along runs from May 30, 2016 to July 11, 2016



Join the 2016 Crossroads Quilt Along to look back and celebrate the myriad of crossroads in our lives to benefit March of Dimes. We only ask for a suggested $5 donation to our March of Dimes campaign for each time you download each of our patterns. This quilt along begins February 2016.

Get ready for the Moda Sampler Block Shuffle at Fat Quarter Shop! Beginning November 6, 2015 and ending February 2016, we will be releasing two block patterns every Friday. These 6″ block patterns are created by the amazing Moda Fabrics designers and are designed to increase piecing skills and help you learn new quilting techniques.

Farm Girl Vintage

Join the Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet for #farmgirlfridays as she sews the 45 Farm Girl Blocks from her third book, Farm Girl Vintage. Get ready for some farm girl fun!


Join the 2015 Snapshots Quilt-Along to sew 12 picturesque blocks that capture and celebrate moments of happiness in our lives to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We only ask for a suggested $5 donation to our St. Jude campaign for each time you download each of our patterns. Come and celebrate with us!

winter wonderland sew along

Join Sherri Falls for a #verysherrichristmas and sew along her Sleigh Bell Sampler from her Christmas book, Winter Wonderland. More info coming soon!


Join us for the most wonderful Quilt Along of the season, the Little Joys Quilt Along. We’re sewing up an adorable Christmas wall hanging designed by Elea Lutz of Penny Rose Fabrics with her Little Joys fabric collection. Come and join the fun!


Join the 2014 Wishes Quilt-Along to sew 12 sampler blocks to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South & Central Texas.


Great Granny Quilt Sew Along

Sew Along with us to make the cute Mama’s Crochet Quilt in our Great Granny Sew-Along, designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! Our Sew Along project uses instructions from Great Granny Squared book! Get ready for this vintage-inspired sew along!


Quilt Fun Sew Along

Come and celebrate Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet‘s first book, Quilty Fun by joining our Quilty Fun Sew-Along! You won’t want to miss a stitch!


We are celebrating 10 years of Fat Quarter Shop with 10 blocks and 10 fabrics in our Deck-ade the Halls Quilt Along! Quilt along with us to make an unforgettable holiday quilt!