Sew Sampler Reveal July 2018 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sew Sampler Reveal July 2018

Get ready for a fun, summer adventure all packed inside our July Sew Sampler box! Learn how to make a Dresden plate, practice basic applique’ skills and embellish with fun notions like Vintage Trim. Let’s dive right into this reveal.

We have a lot of fun boxes ahead of us, if you’re not already signed up for this membership, do so by visiting our website!

Petite Vintage Adventure Rolie Polie by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake Designs
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive Precut

Embrace the day with Vintage Adventure by Beverly McCullough for Riley Blake Designs! This 20-piece Rolie Polie contains 2 1/2″ strips of luscious aquas, pinks, reds and grays featuring little campers, bicycles and more. Tiny florals and delicate stripes round out this vintage line up!

Check out the full collection here.

EZ Quilting Dresden Set by Darlene Zimmerman

This acrylic Dresden quilting ruler can be used to create Dresden plates, cone shapes, tumblers and so much more. It’s the perfect tool for beginners to experienced quilters. Make the daisies from your Daisy Dresden Quilt Pattern come to life!

Pellon 15″ x 108″ Sew-In Interfacing by Pellon

Pellon Sew-In Interfacing is the perfect interfacing for any light to medium weight fabrics. Use to finish off your Daisy Dresden petals perfectly.

Schmetz Chrome Machine Needles by Schmetz

Schmetz Chrome Machine Needles are used for microfibers, polyester, silk, foils, artificial leather and coated materials. Their very thin, acute point creates beautiful top-stitching and perfectly straight stitches for quilt piecing when precision is paramount.

Check out our wide assortment of Schmetz needles here.

Riley Green Large Vintage Trim by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Large Vintage Trim by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet will add just the right touch of vintage to your projects. This fun ric rac will make the perfect stems for your Daisy Dresden Quilt from this month’s box!

View all 8 fun colors of Vintage Trim here.

Daisy Dresden Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop
Sew Sampler Exclusive

Everything’s coming up daisies for this fun Dresden quilt! Create a pretty plot of Dresden flowers using the Daisy Dresden Quilt Pattern and the EZ Quilting Dresden Ruler included in the box. This sunny quilt will have you all set for Summer!

Sew Sampler July 2018 Daisy Dresden Finishing Kit

Pick up your Finishing Kit before they are gone. It will include background, borders and binding (3.5 yards) needed to finish the 48.5″ x 52.5″ quilt.

Barn Block Recipe #4 by Sew Sampler

Join us as we travel the countryside and make twelve unique and inspiring Barn Blocks! If you are sewing along with us, be sure to share your quilt with us on social media using the following hashtag:  #BARNBLOCKQUILT

Don’t wait to pick up a Barn Block Quilt Kit as well as a coordinating Aurifil Barn Block Thread Pack to get started!


  1. I loved every single item in this box! Just gets better and better…thank you for such great merchandise….

  2. LOVE this box! Normally, I am a Civil War Repro person, but I do love this fabric and everything else in this box. Spectacular!

  3. I did not get the ric-rac-I am assuming that you ran out?? oh, well, the rest of the items are beautiful

  4. A half an hour before opening the box, I had been looking in my local department store’s craft section for Microtex needles after hearing Edyta Sitar mention them in one of your videos with her. I was so excited to see the needles in the box. My hubby was sitting there when I opened it and saw me get excited. He was confused for a minute, as he didn’t realize the Sew Sampler boxes are surprises. He said, “Don’t you know what you ordered?” when I expressed surprised delight over the needles. 🙂 Fabric is gorgeous and so cute! I’ll probably make two wall hanging size quilts instead of the one larger one.

  5. Glad to get the sewing machine needles. I had wanted a Dresden plate ruler so that was great. Will put the antique spool of Ric-Rac in my shadow box in sewing room. Fabric is cute but really don’t need anymore jelly rolls. Fat quarters or fat eighths in reproduction would be welcome.

  6. I wish I could be as excited as everyone else. This box was probably my least favorite box. I already have the ruler, my machine does not like Schmetz needles, not a fan of Ric Rac, pattern did nothing for me. I do like the jelly roll but not worth the price of the entire box. I just might have to regift this box. Sorry, it is impossible to make everyone happy and I have been happy many times with prior boxes.

  7. I’ve been sewing for 50 years but have never quilted until now. This was my first box and I was pleased. Although it isn’t fabric I would have chosen I’ll use it! I’m looking forward to future boxes and expanding my skills.

  8. Love everything this month. My favorite box so far… probably because dresden plates are one of the best patterns!

  9. $19.00 for 3 yards of ric-rack? I would have rather had a full jelly roll and I could have gone to my local Joannes and bought ric-rack.

    1. Really liked this box. Excited to work on the dresden plate flowers. After checking the enclosed card, I find that the cost listed for the 3yds. of ric rack was $4.98 not $ 19.00 as stated in the above message. Keep up the good work on providing great boxes for us.

      1. Have you look at the right item on the card ? I just looked and saw 4,98 $.

    2. OK. Someone at FQS was playing games with me. I was looking on-line a the 12-yard spools. Those are priced at 18.98.

  10. I enjoyed opening my surprise box this month and every other . I started this year with a monthly gift to myself and am glad I did . Thank you FQS for having this offer for us to enjoy and be able to treat ourselves each month.

  11. I am a newbe to Fat Quarter Club. Everything received so far has been pretty and very useful. It would be nice to see some fabrics offered that are more contemporary and adult oriented.

  12. For the ric-rack the website says $18.98 for Petite Riley Green Large Vintage Trim 3 yard Spool Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet #STVT-10402. Probably mis-marked? I liked everything in the box except the pattern – love Dresdens but not this particular design.

  13. This box was a nice surprise. I loved the extras, the needles and ruler (although I already have one) and ric-rack. I already used the ric-rack in another quilt but find the price too expensive to buy more.

    I think the pattern is cute too and was kind of torn about the fabric but other’s enthusiasm is contagious. 🙂

    I would like to see more variety in the colors, but I’ve only missed one box since the beginning, so I’m guessing that’s why I see this color way so often.

  14. Very nice box — loved the fabric, needed the needles, appreciate the Dresden templates, nice rick rack (cool vintage spool) and was overall pleased with the box. I wasn’t crazy about the pattern, but that would make a cool pillow with some modifications. Thanks!