Starting the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Starting the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along!

We’re ready to kick off the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along. To celebrate the release of Jolly Bar Book Vol. 4, we are sewing a few blocks weekly from January through March of 2023. If you’re in the mood for an easy-to-sew quilt to start off your year, this is the perfect pattern to get you into the swing of things. Find all the details and the sew along schedule, below.

About the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt

The Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along sampler quilt measures 66.5″ x 84.5″ finished. Join us as we make the beautiful blocks from the Jolly Bar Book Vol. 4. We’re starting with Jolly Bars, 5″ x 10″ precuts, which means you can skip the ironing and get right to cutting and sewing.

Quilt Along Supplies

For this nine-week quilt along, the most important items to grab so you can join in the fun are the Jolly Bar Book Vol. 4 and the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along Fabric Requirements.

You’ll also want to pick out your favorite Jolly Bars, or if you want to sew one just like Kimberly’s, reserve Simply Delightful by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics (due in February).

Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along Schedule

You can find the Jolly Bar 4 Quilt Along free cutting guides here each Thursday. Click the block titles to download each cutting guide. The guide will tell you how many blocks to make.

1January 19Shirley Temple & Whoopsie Daisy Blocks
2January 26Stained Glass & Herb Garden Blocks
3February 2Galway & Curio Blocks
4February 9Mosaic & The Nutcracker Blocks
5February 16Blueprint & Stardust Blocks
6February 23Illumination & Zinnia Blocks
7March 2Festoon & Double Dutch Blocks
8March 9Primrose & Shoofly Blocks
FinishingMarch 16Finishing Pattern

Be sure to subscribe to our Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel and check out our Friday Livestreams to stay up to date on Kimberly’s Jolly Bar 4 progress.

We invited some friends to join us, and they’re sharing their progress along the way! You can follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Meet the Quilters

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Right-click to download your sew along badge!

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates, and share your progress with the hashtag #JollyBar4QAL so we can cheer you on!

Stay connected to Fat Quarter Shop!


  1. It used to be that Quilt Alongs were groups getting together and socializing while making a quilt, and given the directions to do so. But now it has come to businesses enticing quilters for a fun project, but only if you buy their book.

    1. I agree. I watched Kimberly’s video in 2022 where she talked about all the QALs FQS would be doing in 2023. Hardly any of them are QALs. As a beginner, I thot a quilt along was just that. Guess not. Follow Pat Sloan. She has excellent videos an tutorials! And she actually does the videos for some of the FQS QALs that FQS doesn’t do!

      1. Hi Katie and Linda!

        We understand not everyone wants or is able to join in the quilt alongs that require books orr paid patterns, which is why we have many free quilt alongs each year as well!

        Our quilt alongs are online and we love that it allows anyone anywhere to join in and connect with other quilters from anywhere in the world via social media!

        Right now the Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along is going on which is completely free and includes a variety of free block designs from well known designers and Kimberly is doing free tutorials for each block on Livestreams! She’ll be doing tutorials for the Bountiful Quilt Along which is starting soon. If neither of those interest you the Stronger Together Quilt Along is another free sew along starting next month.

        Hope you find one you’d enjoy joining! Happy quilting!

  2. Linda J Anderson, please check out the free current Sewcialites 2 Quilt Along on the home page. This is a free quilt along with wonderful patterns and great suggestions from other quilters! Quilters from all over the world are participating and showing their blocks weekly. Please join us!

  3. I’m in, I have all 4 Jolly Bar books and just made the Friendship Bracelet quilt from vol. 4. I used the Spring Brook Jolly Bar from Moda. Love it.

    Looking forward now to quilting along as a way to audition the rest of the blocks and see which other quilts from the book I will make. Vol. 1-3 have languished in the shelf, I think after this, they will not.

  4. My JB4 book just arrived and am so glad. Need to get going so I’m not behind!
    Thanks for doing this as it’s my first QAL! Yippee!

  5. So glad I found this page. Sew alongs that follow quilt books can be confusing when trying to figure out quantities for one block. Thank you so much for giving us the quantities for one block. I am sewing along with Pat Sloan and enjoying making these blocks. Lynn

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