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Scrap Basket Sensations Quilt Club + Giveaway

I’m very excited to be back here at the Jolly Jabber! Kimberly has created another Scrap Basket Sensations Quilt Club using my latest book, Scrap-Basket Sensations, published by Martingale & Company, along with Moda’s beautiful Jelly Rolls. I know you’ll love the Jelly Rolls she has chosen for each kit — they’re absolutely gorgeous! She has a gift for choosing fabrics that work really well with a pattern.

I love working with 2 ½” strips. This size is large enough for cutting into smaller pieces, but small enough for strip-pieced designs. And because the fabrics are so gorgeous and the strips are already cut, I’m crazy about Jelly Rolls. Occasionally, I’ll make an entire quilt using only one Jelly Roll, but for the most part, I use Jelly Rolls as my stash. As soon as I bring them home, I unroll them (yes, really!) and store them in shoebox-size storage containers. I really appreciate the fabric designers who incorporate at least one color used in a previous line into a new fabric collection. Mixing up the collections gives me a greater variety of prints, resulting in a really scrappy look.

My obsession with quilting began in 1988. Using Judy Hopkins’ Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns, I cut mylar templates, tracing each shape onto fabric, then cutting each piece with scissors. I hand-pieced a huge stack of blocks for a sampler quilt. Actually, I probably had enough blocks for three quilts. And I never made the sampler quilt. By the time I had the courage to put the blocks together, the fabrics (blue, mauve, and peach calico prints!) didn’t appeal to me any longer, and I passed them on to my friend (poor dear). After ten years of “practicing” quilting, I finally put a binding on my first finished quilt in 1998. I still like appliquéing by hand, but my pieced quilts are all sewn by machine, and also quilted on my sewing machine.

When asked about the best day of your life, most people would say it was the day they were married, the day their child was born, etc. For me, it was the day I discovered the rotary cutter. We’ve had a completely blissful relationship for many years. Please don’t be offended — I don’t have children, and my husband was aware of my rotary cutter when we married.

I hope you enjoy the Fat Quarter Shop’s Scrap-Basket Sensations Quilt Club! It’s going to be fun!

Kim Brackett


Oh wait a second, we have a giveaway and a prizes to announce. Let’s announce the two winners of Amanda Murphy’s Patterns from last weeks post first…

Garden Path is my favorite.
Love the Town Square! Sure hope I win! Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!

Congratulations! E-mail stephanie[at]fatquartershop[dot]com with your full shipping address to claim your prize. 


Now it is giveaway time! We will be giving away copies of Kim’s Scrap Basket Sensation book to 5 lucky winners. 

To enter comment on this post telling me your favorite Jelly Roll we currently sell.
You have exactly one week from the post date to enter.
Good luck!

Don’t forget to stop by Kim’s blog as she will be giving away one signed copy of her book. 


  1. I still have my eye on the Oasis jelly rolls – those fabrics are beautiful together! I've been so excited to see quilts popping up from Kim's new book – thanks for the chance to win!!

  2. There are so many fabric lines that I just love, but one of my favourites at the moment is Little Rascals by Chloe's Closet for Moda.

  3. So many lovely jelly rolls to choose from… anything by Kate Spain is always a hit with me but Ready Set Snow looks lovely too :o) Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I have become a fabric junkie and will soon need a second job to cover my habit, BUT I love Perrenials by Kansas Troubles.

  5. VERY tough choice–there are so many pretty ones. I would choose Warm Pastels Bella Solids. I feel myself easing into a "solids phase."

    I would LOVE to win the book!!

    LeAnn aka pasqueflower

  6. I have a hard time with the jelly rolls cuz I love so many, including the Bali Pops but, right now I really love the Grand Finale Jelly Roll Sandy Gervais for Moda Fabrics. Would love to win the book to help me melt down my current supply 🙂

  7. So hard to pick, but I think my favorite jelly roll right now would be Grace. I can't wait to get a copy of this book.

  8. So hard to pick just one, but I think I'd have to pick Sandy Beach by Anthology Fabrics, looks so soft and calming 🙂

  9. I would love to work with the 'Le Petit Poulet' Jelly Roll. It's just so bold and the I find the designs so cool.

  10. Oh I hate it when you ask me to pick just one…it's difficult to decide which one!! My choice would be Oasis. Love this book.

  11. Oh geez!!!!, I love all the jelly rolls, it's a difficult question, well this time I'll pick Charlevoix, I'd love to take a closer look to the book ;), I've heard this book's really interesting!!!!

  12. Too many choices!

    Mine has to be the

    Aqua & Brown Lily & Will II

    Mostly because it matches the color scheme I have currently in my home. We all know how quilters rarely make for themselves.

  13. Charlevoix is one of my current favorites. Maybe it's the RWB of Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor day that put me in the mood. Kathie L in Allentown

  14. I am drooling over the Splendid Batiks roll up by Robert Kaufman! There are so many pretty jelly rolls it's hard to pick, but that one's gorgeous :o)


  15. I love all the batik jelly rolls and Flurry. Kate Spain is always a favourite. The book looks great. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. Well after much much deliberation and careful study of all the options I have somehow managed to narrow it down to Charlevoux with Flurry coming in a very close second. Far out what a tough decision that was but I do love the look of this book and would really really love to win it :-). Thankyou for the opportunity.

  17. Mine selection would be Honeysuckle Strip-Tease Bun
    Island Batiks which are absolutely beautiful. Judy C in NC sure appreciates the opportunity and wonderful giveaway.

  18. I love jelly rolls! And i love bright fabrics so the Bright Kona Solids is my favorite right now. Goes with my entire stash!! Would love to win the book to go along with it. Thanks for the chance……..

  19. Little Gatherings Jelly Roll is my newest favorite. It would look beautiful in the quilt behind Kim sitting at her machine. I would really love to win this book and thank you for the chance.

  20. Full Circle by Kathy Schmitz for Moda – would love to have some of this to play with. Thanks very much for a chance – would also love this book!

  21. I love jrlly rolls. My favourite one is Perrenials Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics. Just Love it!!

  22. Please please please pick me! I wanna win. I haven't won anything in July yet. I'm due… Okay enough of that. My scrap basket is overflowing. I'd love win. Oh, and my favorite is jelly roll is Charlevoix. Thanks for the chance! (AND five chances to boot.)

  23. I just love Summer House / Lily Ashbury / Moda Fabrics. The colors are my favorites and the name Summer House is perfect. I would love to be at a summer house right now.

  24. My favorite jelly roll currently is Countdown to Christmas – I just bought one last night! Thanks for the givaway!

  25. It's hard to pick just one but today I'll say Ruby. I love the reds. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'd love to win a copy of this book. I've got a jelly roll sitting here and can't decide what to do with it!

  26. This is a difficult…there are so many fabric lines that I really like and there are so many more gorgeous fabric lines coming soon…OK I pick Let It Snow but Reindeer Games is a very close second and then there is Grace and Natures Gift…I luv them all….thanks for the chance to win the Scrap Basket Sensations book…(:

  27. Choosing one favorite jelly roll is not easy:) Right this minute, my favorite is Trick or Treat by Deb Strain. Thanks!

  28. I love all of the Kona jelly rolls. I have the bright jelly roll but haven't unrolled it yet! It is so pretty. 🙂

  29. The two Lily and Will jelly rolls are my current favorite. I'm also looking forward to Basic Grey Curio and Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 in a few months.

  30. Ruby is my current favorite Jelly Roll. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book. Take care and God bless, Cory

  31. I still love Strawberry Fields, and the jelly roll would round out my layer cake nicely 🙂 And I would give the book to my neighbor, a newbie quilter, who has been coveting my copy!

  32. I'm really feeling the Christmas in July thing at the moment, and love Countdown to Christmas and Flurry, so they're probably my favorite jelly rolls for today. Ask me again tomorrow and I'll find something else though! 🙂

  33. I really like the Lilac Hill Jelly Roll by Linda Brannock and Jan Patek for Moda Fabrics. But they are all beautiful.

  34. I really need a copy of that book. I have a lot of difficulty doing quilts from the scrap basket. lol
    Kimberley, there are lots of jelly rolls you sell that I love, and more coming! For now, though, my favourite would have to be Fa La La La La by French General.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  35. Oh my kind of book…my favourite jelly roll this morning – it will probably change by this afternoon *LOL* – Faith Collections for a Cause. Thanks for the chance.

  36. I'm liking Kate Spain's fabrics a lot lately, so I'd have to pick Flurry! (Looking forward to Terrain coming out too…)

  37. I'm wa-wa-waiting for Ruby, but right now I'd say its Kate Spain's Flurry. I just got Kim's Scrap Basket Surprises and LOVE it. Can't wait to look at this book. Thanks!

    Leslie J.

  38. Wow…let's see. My fav jelly roll would be Countdown to Christmas right now…who know what tomorrow it would be! thanks Kristie

  39. I LOVE 'Together' by Brannock & Patek for Moda. I've been buying their fabrics ever since I started quilting many many years ago.

  40. Wow, how to pick just one. The Citrus Moda Marbles are cheerful and would work great with my stash. Thanks for having the giveaways; it is fun to read what others adore.

  41. Decisions, decisions! I think I'd have to go with Grace by Three Sisters. A beautiful collection. Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. I think I spotted Countdown to Christmas there, or maybe will pick a Kona pastel solids jelly roll. It's a difficult dilemma of choice. Thanks for the giveaway. Would enjoy this book for sure.

  43. Flurry from Kate Spain or any of the Bali Pops or Tonga Treats or Bella Solids or…. I am hopeless. Or Oasis to use with my charm squares or…. I give up. I can't come even close to choosing just one!

  44. my faves are definitely pom pom de paris and from the non moda 2.5 inch strip rolls, sew cherry!

  45. I am such a traditionalist and I have a close relationship with "Kansas Troubles" so of course I choose Warm Memories Jelly Roll

  46. There is so many beautiful jelly rolls, but if I could choose one it has to be the Oasis Jelly Roll from 3 sisters 🙂

  47. OOh! I'm loving the Peppermint Batik Strip Box by Anthology! I haven't seen that anywhere before this! Loving it!!

  48. It will have to be Tuscan Delight Batiks…they bring back fond memories of a quilt tour in Tuscany! Thanks for a great give-away.

  49. My choice is Le Petit Poulet – I love the bees and the animals and the colours, everything about it.

  50. So hard to choose, but I'm loving Hoo's in the Forest right now. Can't wait for Ruby— that looks gorgeous!

  51. I am so excited about the new primitive gatherings little gatherings fabric line so the jelly roll has to be this one right now!
    hard choice though as there are a few new lines and current lines I would love to have a jelly roll of
    I am just learning about the versatility these pre cuts have for quilters. I love making scrap quilts so having variety in strips and squares is awesome!

  52. It's really are to choose just one because there are quite a few I love. Summer House is definitely one of them though. I just use a layer cake of it for a quilt along.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  53. I'm (slowly) putting together a batik log cabin and I'm in need of more light-and-neutral batiks. So Meringue Tonga Treat Strips would be perfect for that!

    On the other hand, I really really like the colours in the Blueberry Tonga Treat… WAH.

  54. Little Apples Jelly Roll by Aneela Hoey is my favorite in your shop right now!

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Kim Brackett's Scrap Basket Sensation!!


  55. It's hard to pick just one jelly roll…..Grace!
    I bought the book already but really think it would make a great birthday gift for my friend who is a beginner quilter:)! It's a fantastic book!!!

  56. It's so hard to pick just one favorite! Flurry is at the top of the list right now. I'm hungry for Christmas!

    Thanks for the giveaway fun!

    Jeni Melinda

  57. Jovial…and my gosh can you believe I forgot who by just in that short of a time…..I love bright and colorful. Thanks for this opportunity.

  58. I really like the O'Tinsel Tree Roll Up. It is a lot of fun to work with Christmas fabrics in the summer!

  59. Greetings from Northern Saskatchewan CANADA!

    I love all jelly rolls but if we have to pick just one it would have to be Kansas Troubles' new Cattails & Clover Jelly Roll.

    Thanks for the chance to win it!

  60. My favorite changes by the day and my mood. Today top vote would be for Flurry. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. jmniffer

  61. As of yesterday my fav Jelly Roll would have to be Summer House, but if you give me a few days I will probably change my mind. Count me in for the giveaway please

  62. My favorite jelly roll today is Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais and Moda. I think this would make a great scrap quilt mixed with a few others I have.

    Shawn in Michigan

  63. So many to choose from, but I LOVE Hometown!!! It makes me feel like I should belong where I'm living. Can't wait for the yardage, I have plans!!

  64. Too difficult to choose just one. My favourite would be Doodlebug Trick or Treat 2.5" Rolie Polie
    Doodlebug Design for Riley Blake Designs and from the not yet available ones would be Ruby from Bonnie and Camille.

  65. This may sound boring, but I've been eyeing the Oatmeal Bella Solids Jelly Roll lately. I have lots of stash, but not a lot of neutrals to go with them. This mix of solids would still lend a scrappy look when used with existing stash.

  66. Ooo! That book looks awesome!

    Right this second I'm drooling over the Circus Alphabet Soup Rolie Polie Jelly Roll. But like the weather around here, give me 5 minutes and I might change my mind. : )

  67. My most favorite jelly roll at the moment is lil rascals. I am waiting impatiently by my mailbox for it to arrive!

  68. I love Charlevoix. It makes me think of summer… lemonade, watermelon, 4th of July, everything I enjoyed while growing up.

  69. My favorite jelly roll is the Faith Collections for a Cause. It would look beautiful in any of Kim's pattern designs. Thank you for the chance to win her book!

  70. I love the Countdown to Christmas jelly roll! Thanks for the chance to win that great book!
    Jacque in SC

  71. My favorite jelly roll would be Circa 1934 by Cosmo Cricket: I love the graphic look of the dots and the prints that look like typewriter keys and the floral prints. I just love anything that C.C. does!! Thanks for the opportunity to win the book: I've been eye-balling it for awhile now!!

  72. I will say "Countdown to Christmas!" It is so hot and humid here today that I would not mind cold and snow one bit!!
    Thanks so much for the give-a-way!!

  73. Oh my! With all the wonderfull jelly rolls available, picking one is extremely hard. I would have to say that my current favorite is So Sophie by My Minds Eye. However, I reserve the right to change my mind without prior notice! LOL!

  74. My favorite jell roll is Flurry by Kate Spain. Thanks so much for the generous giveaway! I would love to win a copy of the book!!!

  75. It's tough to choose, but my favorite jelly roll right now is Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais. And it could have been Late Bloomers if you had asked a couple of months later!

    I haven't heard of Kim's book in France yet, so thanks a lot to give us the opportunity to win it!

  76. I really love the Charlevoix Jelly Roll. This book looks great, hope I win!
    tamiquilts at att dot net

  77. I love the Grace by 3 sisters. I love this concept too, I want to play with you 🙂 thanks for the great fun!

  78. I'd take any of your jelly rolls, but if I could only choose one, I'd pick Lovely by Sandy Gervais. It would be great for any of the patterns in this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  79. I would love to win a copy of the book! Thank you for the opportunity. My favorite jelly roll is Primitive muslin by Primitive Gatherings! I think they would be the perfect "lights" for all my primitive quilts.

  80. Um, try and give you ONE jelly roll that you are currently selling as my favorite, COME ON PEOPLE!! I love Countdown to Christmas (I'm obsessed with Sweetwater) but I also love the solids, get for sashing!!

  81. My favorite Jelly Roll from your current selection is Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais. I seem to just love everything she does.

  82. So hard to choose!! I like Zoo Alphabet Friends by My Minds Eye for Riley Blake. I guess I'm in baby/kids quilt frame of mind right now. I also like Reindeer Games if I think ahead to Christmas! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway!

  83. I love the new Tonga Treat Strips from Timeless Treasures. It's a difficult choice between the Gelato and the Island Punch, but I'll have to go with the Island Punch!

  84. Hmm, that's tough question, but right at this second, the Primitive Muslins is my favorite jelly roll. It would be great to blend with one from Kansas Troubles in one of Kim's patterns!

  85. So many to choose from! I love the Bella Solids 30's colors, but I have to say my favorite of all you have is the Grace jelly roll. Such pretty fabrics and colors!

    Sandy A

  86. It is too hard to pick just one. Love Pom Pom de Paris and Flurry. Would love to own this book. Thanks!

  87. My favorite right now is Grace but I can't wait until Terrain hits the shelves in Seprember. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

  88. My favorite at this time is the Hometown Jelly Roll by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. The muted colors and sweet designs are just what I have been looking for. I can just see these fabrics worked into one of your new patterns.

  89. Ooh it was hard to choose just one, but I did. I would say my favorite is Late Bloomers by Sandy Gervais (coming in October). This was followed closely by Cattails and Clover by Kansas Troubles (also coming in October). Would love love love to win this book!!!

  90. It is almost impossible to choose…I love any of the Kaffe Fassett roles (especially the neutral one). But of course, there are soooooo many I love…

  91. You guys have WAY too much inventory to pick one favorite. That's tough. If pushed, right now I'd choose Summer House. Love the colors. Thanks for a fab giveaway, ladies!

  92. thanks for the chance to win this book – my favorite jelly roll (at the moment!) is Hometown by Sweetwater

  93. Nature's Gift is my favorite jelly roll. I'm making Christmas throws and this would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway.

  94. My favourite would be the "Light Neutral Stone Strips" by Northcott Fabrics – could do a lot with those! Thanks for the opportunity to win Kim's newest book.

  95. I just realized I haven't picked up this book yet! I love Kim's designs. My decision on the jelly roll would be Lily & Will by Bunnyhill Designs, in aqua and brown. Love those colors together.

  96. My favorite Jelly Roll is Honeysuckle Strip-Tease Bun Island Batiks because I love batiks. Would like to use this book to create some beautiful projects. Martha

  97. What a hard question. Today I think my favorite is Oasis. There are too many beautiful jelly rolls to choose from.

  98. My favorite is Grace by Three Sisters! (of course, the fact that Grace is my middle name has nothing to do with this!) (LOL!) Thanks so much for this generous giveaway. I love Kim's patterns!

  99. Veranda for me too, I think Amanda Murphy has amazing talent. Thank-you!
    grace at amnet dot net dot au

  100. Easy…Girl Meadow Friends! Love the greens!!! Thanks for the chance to win…I'm trying to work through my stash and this book would really help!

  101. Thanks for offering this giveaway! It's difficult to narrow down to just one, but I guess if I had to, it would be the Alphabet Soup Rolie Polie. Thanks again!

  102. Its really hard to pick just one when there are so many great ones out there. I would have to go with Lily and Will II brown and aqua, as I love some of the baby quilt colors. Thanks so much

  103. I am going to go with one of the new Kaffe classic design rolls. I love them all so it is hard to pick the colorway. Thanks!

  104. It's way to hard to pick just one….here's just one of many that I want: Island Batiks Glacier Ice Strip-Tease Bun…

  105. Love Sandy Gervais…Lovely is my fave. First time posting. Hope I win!