Sew Sampler April 2023 Box Reveal - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sew Sampler April 2023 Box Reveal

The sweetest things are waiting inside the April Sew Sampler box, so come take a look! Beware of spoilers in this Sew Sampler Box reveal!

Picker’s Patch Sweet Acres 6-pc Fat Quarter Bundle by Bev McCullough for Riley Blake Designs

The Picker’s Patch Sweet Acres Fat Quarter Bundle is specially selected by the designer Bev McCullough and provides ample acreage of fabric delight! Pick your way through a variety of florals in vernal blues, pinks, greens and yellows for some sweet springtime sewing!

Be sure to check out the full collection on our website.

Magic Quilting & Crafting Iron Cleaner by Faultless

Spring cleaning is upon us, and your iron can spring in on the action! The Magic Quilting & Crafting Iron Cleaner by Faultless removes melted webs, fusibles, iron-on interfacings, and more, restoring your iron to press-worthy perfection. Watch how to use it on the Fat Quarter Shop website!

Pinwheel Flower Quilt Block Enamel Needle Minder by Bev McCullough
Fat Quarter Shop Limited Edition Exclusive

The Pinwheel Flower Quilt Block Enamel Needle Minder is pretty as a picture! This adorable piece by Bev McCullough coordinates with the quilt pattern included in this month’s box and is just right for keeping your needles and pins together as you stitch and bind.

Bohin Screwdriver Set by Bohin

Don’t let your sewing machine scare you away from keeping it clean! The Bohin Screwdriver Set is the best tool set for tackling the itty bitty screws on your machine. With this handy dandy duo, easily switch out feet and remove needle plates for a good clean sweep

Cord Wrap, Ric Rac Set of 3 by The Featherweight Shop – BONUS

Picker’s Patch Quilt Pattern by Bev McCullough for Fat Quarter Shop
Sew Sampler exclusive!

The Picker’s Patch quilt goes beyond garden variety! This exclusive design by Bev McCullough blooms with gorgeous flowers and buds and can only be found in this month’s Sew Sampler box. Grow this quilt with the 6-piece Sweet Acres Fat Quarter Bundle for a quilt that puts “patch” into “patchwork”!

Finishing Kit available at Fat Quarter Shop.

This box celebrates our 7th year of Sew Sampler, so it comes with even more special promotions for our members!

2023 Block #1 Pressed Flowers Quilt Along Quilt Card
Sew Sampler got it first!

The Sew Sampler 2023 Pressed Flowers Quilt will bring some fresh-cut flair that you can keep forever to your sewing for 12 months!

Collect all twelve Pressed Flowers Block Patterns, plus a finishing pattern with instructions for putting them all together! The Pressed Flowers Quilt features Sugarberry by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics, and it measures 59.5″ x 76.5″ finished.

Updated 5/11/2023

Pressed Flowers fans, we apologize for our error in the background fabric for the kit and fabric requirements! We did not include enough background fabric in the Pressed Flowers Quilt Kit, and the original fabric requirement graphics listing was also incorrect. It said 1 5⁄8 yards, but the correct amount is 3 1⁄3 yards. (That’s a difference of 1 3⁄4 yards.) Please accept our sincere apology for this mistake!

If you purchased a Pressed Flowers Quilt Kit, we will ship the remaining background fabric to you free of charge. The background fabric, SKU 3027-18, will be reprinted and delivered to Fat Quarter Shop in approximately 90 days. At that time, we will ship it to you free of charge. We will email customers who purchased the Pressed Flowers Quilt Kit with further information to be sure everyone who purchased the quilt kit is aware of this update.

If you used the fabric requirements to purchase fabrics, you will need 1 3⁄4 yards of additional background fabric. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Please reach out to customer service if we can be of assistance.

See the updated Pressed Flowers information below.

If you’re looking for inspiration to choose another collection for your Pressed Flowers Quilt, you’re in luck! We’ve added seven new ideas in the Free Pressed Flowers Quilt Along Fabric Conversions PDF

Cutting Information:

Please note that you DO have plenty of background fabric to make the first several blocks, but we recommend that you hold off on cutting the finishing pattern background until you have the rest of the background fabric on hand.

If you have already cut the finishing pieces, which are 24 – 10” squares, you can easily cut the background pieces needed for the first few blocks from those squares and then replace them later on. The background pieces needed for the first few blocks are small and can come from the 10” squares.

The Pressed Flowers Quilt background from Sugarberry, SKU 3027-18 sold out but will be back in stock in August. If you’re itching to sew with something right now, we have a few options that look very similar. Here you can see the original background fabric from Sugarberry, SKU 3027-18, on the left. In the middle is a close match with a dotted tone-on-tone print, Love Lily Sugar on Sugar Lovely by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. On the right is the Eyelet Snow White by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics, which is a light cream tone-on-tone with an eyelet print.

While we don’t plan to offer any video tutorials for the Pressed Flowers Quilt Along, you can join the Sew Sampler Members Only Facebook group to chat with others sewing along for support and encouragement!

Share your blocks with us on social media with #PressedFlowersQuiltAlong!


    1. Hi Elaine, I’m sorry to hear that! Please contact our customer service and they’ll help you figure out what is going on.

      You can contact them by phone or email!
      Email Us: Toll Free: 1.866.826.2069

  1. This was my first sampler box. What a delightful surprise. I just kept checking over the items in awe! The quality of the products and thoughtfulness of the box creator put a smile on my heart for days. Thank you.

    1. Hi Wreatha, I’m sorry to hear that! Please contact our customer service and they’ll help you figure out what is going on.

      You can contact them by phone or email!
      Email Us: Toll Free: 1.866.826.2069

  2. I just saw a post on facebook that provided info for using different fabrics for the Pressed Flowers sew-along. So I downloaded the first pattern – and now I can’t find the post that showed the different fabric lines that can be used. Help!!

  3. on 3024-17, it says 1/8 yard but in the download with requirements and alternate colorways, it says fat 1/8. Will either work? or do I need the fat 1/8?