Sew Sampler Reveal November 2018 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sew Sampler Reveal November 2018

Join us at the ‘County Fair’ as we reveal the contents of our November Sew Sampler box! We will be ‘exhibiting’ many new and fun products this month and couldn’t be more excited to work hand-in-hand with one of our favorite designers, Carrie Nelson! We took a fun, little journey with Carrie when collaborating on this box which was inspired directly by her newest book published by Martingale called, Pin Pals.

If you’re not already signed up for this exciting membership, do so by visiting our website!

Garden Variety Charm Pack by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

Thoughtfully planned as a garden patch, these prints and colors balance each other out, with artful florals, steady geometrics, and rhythmic stripes in bright yet mellow hues. Sweet enough for honeybees, a whole hive can be found here as well! The Garden Variety Charm Pack is just what you need to start planting the seeds of inspiration for a beautiful quilt.

Check out the full collection here.

Farm to Garden Finishing Kit by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics

The Farm to Garden Finishing Kit includes 7/8 yard Bella Solid and 3/8 yard Garden Variety floral for binding.

This duet, selected by Carrie Nelson, will take you from start-to-finish on your Farm to Garden Wall Hanging. Together it will give your quilt the perfect contrast and pop to make your quilt bloom!

Mini Cupcake Mix Recipe #2 by Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Cupcake Mix Recipe #2 includes 20 recipe cards that yield eight 1.5″ finished half square triangles or eight 1.25″ finished half square triangles. Two assembled Recipe Cards make one 6″ or 5″ finished block.

Make dashing star blocks with ease!

Check out all our Cake Mix and Cupcake Mix Recipes here.

Plan in Style 2019 Desktop Calendar by Fat Quarter Shop
Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

The 2019 Fat Quarter Shop desktop calendar will keep you organized and looking good! This sturdy, stand-up calendar charts December 2018 to December 2019 with major holidays marked. Each month is book-ended with a beautiful bright quilt block from the upcoming 2019 Fat Quarter Shop Threadology Quilt Along.

Sew Sampler members received this item first!

80wt Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Thread by Aurifil

Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilts for Moda Fabrics has hand-selected this spool of 80wt thread to perfectly coordinate with the Garden Variety collection. Carrie finds that the silky 80wt thread simply disappears into the fabrics when quilting her wall hanging and pincushions.

Check out our wide assortment of Aurifil threads here.

Farm to Garden Wall Hanging Pattern by Carrie Nelson

Make it big or make it small – or make both! One Charm Pack has enough fabric to make both an adorable pinnie and a 26″ square quilt that can do triple duty – as a wall hanging, a table topper or even a pillow top. What a cute combo for your sewing area!

Barn Block Recipe #8 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 really liked this box. I liked that the small project had the finishing kit included. Everything was included except the batting and backing. I like the fabric and the pattern is cute. I’ve never tried the Aurifil 80 weight before so am looking foward to trying it out on this project. My favorite feature of this box? That almost everything was included to complete the project. Keep the fun coming!

  2. I really enjoyed this month’s box. I want to try the 80 wt. thread, but I’m nervous about adjusting the tension on my sewing machine. Does anyone have tips for this? I assume you would want to use the 80 wt. in the bobbin, too.

  3. I was so excited to open this box! I loved everything . . . hands down! The calendar had to be my favorite as I was needing one to sit in my kitchen to remind me of the activities for the month! The 80ct thread will be new for me to try. The fabrics & Carrie’s pattern were a thrill! I’ve already made up the pin cushion!
    Thanks again for a wonderful Secret Box!!!

  4. I’ve been a member for a year now and this is one of the very best boxes….loved everything! Thank you FQS!

  5. I loved this box. No finishing kit to buy. A cool pattern. I loved that the thread was different and it was on a little wooden spool (I will save that forever!) I need a calendar. I am liking these smaller projects. I don’t need a throw sized quilt every month.

  6. I absolutely loved this month’s box. One of my favorite designers is Lella Boutique. It is great to see the finishing kit included. Loved both patterns too. Was so happy to see the yearly calendar again. I have purchased all the boxes since box one and this month was one of my favorites.

    1. There is a video. I can’t post the link here but it was posted to FQS YouTube channel on 11/30/2018.

  7. This was a wonderful box. I love the quilt and that the “finishing kit” was included. Thank you.

  8. This box was awesome!!! This is my 4th box to receive. Have been a little disappointed in some of the other boxes but I loved everything in this one!

  9. Loved the box. Also it’s complete no ordering a small amount to complete the kit. Small projects are what I’m into lately. Trying to make a wall hanging and place mats for each month and this box just fit the bill. Thanks so much.

  10. I loved this box. I’ve already made the wall hanging and it is adorable! The smaller projects are more appealing to me and I hope you will include them more often, especially when it includes everything. I’ve heard complains that the fabric wasn’t Christmas but I loved the soft colors in this fabric line. It’s beautiful and perfect for Spring. Great job Fat Quarter Shop!

  11. Love 💕 this box! New thread weight to try, beautiful fabric with 2 projects and the included finishing kit almost completes the project! Appreciate the smaller patterns with more notions in the Sew Sampler boxes. Good job mixing it up FQS!

  12. Loved the box, FQS is my favorite place to shop for all my sewing needs…Thank you for another great month.

  13. I was very disappointed in this months box . I have been getting them for almost 2yrs and I think they are getting worse. Gonna see what dec brings may stop.

  14. Thank you FQS, I will enjoy the calendar all year. Thrilled to have Carrie Nelson’s touch on the box, love her designs! This box a real hit with me, even the wood spool, my sewing machines LOVE Aurifil!

  15. This is my fifth box. I have not been impressed with the others but absolutely loved this one. This was what I was expecting when I signed up. Thank you FQS.

  16. Thank you. The Sampler Box is, once again, a hit. I’ve never used a cake mix or a cupcake mix so I’m excited about doing this one. I love (and need) the calendar. I really like everything in this box. It’s like Christmas every month when I receive the Sampler Box. Yippee!