Sew Sampler Reveal May 2018 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sew Sampler Reveal May 2018

We are buzzing with excitement to share with you one of our all-time favorite Sew Sampler Boxes! This box is packed with items including Jolly Bars, Alphabitties, Creative Grids and Aurifil! What could be better? Let’s swoop right into this reveal.

Don’t be green with envy, if you’re not already signed up for this fun membership, do so by visiting our website!

Pepper & Flax Jolly Bar by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics

Blend together spring greens, soft grays and add a generous splash of sunshine for a sumptuous Jolly Bar! Beautiful florals are mixed with a little bit of sweet and a little bit of vintage to provide the perfect ingredients for a wonderful project. Enjoy it with any Jolly Bar pattern, or whip up the Beehive Quilt Pattern included in this box!

Check out the full collection here.

Gray Alphabitties by It’s Sew Emma
Sew Sampler members received this item FIRST!

These adorable plastic tiles are perfect for labeling your fabrics after cutting. They pair perfectly with Sew Sampler and It’s Sew Emma patterns. Go neutral with this BRAND NEW color of Alphabitties and let your fabrics do the talking!

Each package contains 26 letters and 10 numbers and is also available in pink and blue!

Creative Grids 4.5″ x 8.5″ Quilt Ruler by Creative Grids

This rectangular ruler features easy-to-read black and white markings printed in 1″ grids marked in 1/8″ and 1/4″ increments. Use the black numbers (printed on white dots) and the 1/4″ grip sides to cut whole inches. The 1/4″ dashed lines printed on two adjoining sides aid in trimming seam allowances.

Dimensions: 4.5″ x 8.5″

Check out our wide-variety of Creative Grids rulers here.

Two Small 50wt Aurifil Threads by Aurifil

Not one spool, but two are included in your box this month! We hand-selected them to coordinate with Corey Yoder’s Pepper & Flax collection perfectly. Aurifil thread is superior quality thread that is ideal for piecing, quilting and so much more!

Thread colors included this month: MK50-2886 and MK50-2130

We carry over 500 Aurifil products on our website. Take a look here.

The Beehive Quilt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop
Sew Sampler Exclusive

This entrancing pattern is perfect for showing off big, beautiful prints. It is also great for beginners to start a sweet quilting addiction since these geometric blocks come together quickly with simple piecing. Two size options included, Lap and Twin!

Sew Sampler May 2018 Beehive Lap Finishing Kit

Want to make the lap version like we did? Pick up your Beehive Lap Finishing Kit which includes background, border and binding!

Barn Block Recipe #2 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. This has been the BEST box yet!! Everything in here will be used. Im so excited for the ruler. Useful size. I bought the finishing kit and my quilt is all cut, ready to go. Totally a wonderful box.

  2. I am very excited about everything in this box! I have used the alphabitties a few times already (once with my barn block). If I put everything away right away in my sewing room, you know I love it and find it useful!

  3. Everything in this box is fabulous! I’m so glad to have it…thanks for the thought and effort that went into it.

  4. When I made the first Barn Block last month I said to myself, “I wish I had some Alphabitties” and then made my own cutting up card stock. I was therefore so surprised and happy to see real Alphabitties included in this box. I love all rulers and this one is a generous size. Pretty fabric, pretty pattern, TWO spools of thread – this was a great box (if it had been used as the April box last month I think there would have been fewer negative comments and disappointment for the birthday box). The Sew Sampler Box is the best present I give myself.

  5. I’m very happy with my box. I was a little unsure about the ‘Alphabitties’ but other commenters are saying how useful they are, so I will certainly try them. The creative grids ruler will be put to good use. And I never say no to fabric. I’ve already used my 20% Jolly Bar coupon.

  6. Loved this box! Already using the Alphabitties and getting ready to cut the pattern out this afternoon. Absolutely love the fabric and purchased the finishing kit!

  7. I have to agree…this box was the best! I’m really excited to use everything in the box!!!

  8. Also not sure about Alphabitties, can’t imagine not losing them in fabric, so might drill a hole for a safety pin…liked the rest of the box, ruler will be put to good use.

    1. I am thinking about using a hot glue gun and attaching them to with flower head.

    2. Donna, I love using the Alphabities as they help me keep all of my block pieces in order. I use them with the little binding clips. All of the pieces stay together and the letter helps me stay organized! Hope this helps!

  9. Lovely box this month. Am using the ruler and alphabitties as l cut out April’s sew sampler quilt. The fabric is gorgeous, and l’m thinking of using it to make the Crossover quilt. What a nice surprise to receive a bonus pattern rolled up with the fabric. Now , l need some mini wonder clips to hold the alphabitties in place. Thank you !!!

  10. I was really eyeing the Pepper and Flax fabric at a local quilt shop. Excited when I received it in my box. The pattern is something I’ll use again. Thanks for making these boxes great!

  11. Love the box and the monthly barn blocks. And love the beehive pattern. I’m going to make the quilt.

  12. As a Sew Sampler subscriber from Day One, I continue to love these boxes. There are always useful (and often new to me) notions I enjoy and the fabric choices vary across the spectrum from traditional to modern, and according to season. I really appreciate the possibility of buying the finishing kit, too.

  13. I haven’t decided what to do with the fabric yet, but it’s cute. I LOVE getting Creative Grids rulers. I previously got Alphabetties in a box, but these are a different color so maybe I’ll be able to use them. Keep the great boxes coming. 🙂

  14. I love this box, it was as if you read my mind because I was just about to order more alphbetties. And Pepper & Flax fabric was next on my list. The staff at FQS are doing a wonderful job, keep up the good work.

  15. This month’s box was AMAZING! You really outdid yourself with this one. I love the fabric, it was on my “to buy” list already, and the ruler is awesome. I used it to mark my granddaughter’s quilt for quilting and it’s the perfect size for marking the butterflies. I’m looking forward to next month’s box already. Thank you and keep up the good work!!

  16. This box was wonderful ! I’m trying to decide my favorite thing . It’s all beautiful. Thank you fqs

  17. This was my first box and Wow! I love it!

    Shortly after receiving it, I decided to finally tackle putting an on point quilt together. I had the blocks already made up, but I had never made an on point quilt and it was a bit daunting to me. Enter the Alphabitties! After laying out my blocks, I labeled them with the Alphabitties. I then transferred the letters to the quilt diagram. Those little letters have saved me from myself already! What an awesome find! I can’t wait for next month. 🙂

  18. I am a Charter member and this is the best box in all of the months! Thank you! I will use everything. And I already used my jolly bar coupon.

  19. This box was awesome….keep boxes like this coming. Alphabitties have been on my wish list AND rulers – one can never have enough rulers. Enjoyed the novelty of the Jolly Bar -as I have never seen one before.
    As international customer – this box was really great value.

  20. I love the Pepper and Flax fabric, however when I went to order additional fabric for the background all that was available was the finishing kit. I wish that when you send out fabric that additional fabric would be available separate from a finishing kit. But the box was GREAT this month. thank you the discounts for additional fabric.

  21. This was my favorite box so far. I did not have any of the utensils. Thank you. The material was so beautiful and I can’t wait to use that cutting blade.

  22. I loved this box! Love the ruler, and the fabrics are so pretty! thank you for another fun month!

  23. This box is my favorite of the seven I’ve received. I adore the fabric! When I finish my current quilt, I am going to make the quilt from the pattern included, and I’ve already used the ruler and Alphabitties. Best box by far!!

  24. I love this box. Have been debating on whether or not to buy this fabric so I was so excited to see it in my box. Can’t wait to make the pattern included. This is onlymy second box. Am very excited my husband signed me up.

  25. I am thrilled with this months box. I have been getting the sampler boxes since the beginning? Love all of them but this one stands out amongst the rest. Thank You!