Starting the Shine Bright Quilt and Stitch Along! - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Starting the Shine Bright Quilt and Stitch Along!

We are so excited to light up the next year and start sewing the Shine On Sampler Quilt with you! The Shine Bright Quilt and Stitch Along runs from November 2023 to October 2024. Are you ready to start stitching November 1?

The Shine Bright Sampler Quilt, measuring 68.5″ x 80.5″ is sure to make your favorite fabrics shine even brighter with it’s beautiful blocks. Gather the necessary supplies, including the Shine Bright Sampler Quilt Kit and Backing Set, on the Shine Bright Quilt and Stitch Along Supplies Page!

The Shine Bright Sew Along Schedule

The sew along starts now and goes through May 2024! We’ll be sharing our blocks on the first of every month and invite you to share yours by the end of the same month! Share your progress with #ShineBrightSamplerQAL and tag @fatquartershop on social media so you can brighten up our social media and we can cheer you on!

What? When?
Beehive, Bee’s Knees, and Bliss Block November
Bloom, Butterfly, and Celebrate Blocks December
Checkerboard, Cheerful, and Criss Cross Blocks January
Cross Stitch Block February
Double Star, Dream, and Eight Point Star Blocks March
Evening Star Block April
Flutter, Friendship Star, Good Times, and Happy Day Blocks May
Home Again, Lighthearted, and Neighborhood Blocks June
Nine Patch and Plaid Blocks July
Rainbow, Sparkling Star, and Spring Blocks August
Starburst, Summer, and Sunshine Blocks September
Finishing and Binding October

Kimberly will be sewing with Lighthearted by Camille Roskelley for Moda Fabrics. You can tune in to Fat Quarter Shop’s Friday Livestreams every month to see her progress!

Who is Sewing Along?

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.

For cross stitch enthusiasts, the Shine Bright Sampler Cross Stitch Pattern with a stitch count of 153w x 190h is a shining tribute to the quilt! Join the Shine Bright Quilt and Stitch Along and let your creativity weave between the stars!

The Shine Bright Cross Stitch Supplies & Schedule

The Shine Bright Stitch Along will take place alongside the Shine Bright Quilt Along and follow the same schedule, stitching one section each month. Share your progress with #ShineBrightSamplerSAL and tag @fqsxstitch, so we can shine some light on you as we go!

Who is Stitching Along?

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.

Join us for Shine Bright!

To join the quilt along is pretty simple. Just post a picture of your blocks on Instagram and use the hashtag #ShineBrightSamplerQAL and you’re in! Check the hashtag to find more quilters participating and comment on their pictures to start making new friends. At the end of the month we’ll randomly select someone from the hashtag to win a $50 gift card from Fat Quarter Shop!

Right-click the images to download and share on social media, so everyone knows you’ll be sewing along!

In case you’re wondering, there will not be step-by-step tutorials for this quilt along, but you can find all the instructions beautifully written in the book.

Stay connected to Fat Quarter Shop!


    1. Hi Shirley! You can absolutely join in without being on Instagram. You can follow along to the schedules above and you can follow us on Facebook for updates since we’ll be sharing them there as well!

      Here’s our Facebook:

      I’d invite you to join the Kimberly’s Stitch Squad Group as well to connect with others sewing along.

      Here’s Kimberly’s Stitch Squad:

    1. Hi Amanda! Great question, you should be able to right-click on the image and print it or save and download it to then print. 🙂

      1. The third picture just shows the auri floss numbers. I do not see a dmc conversion. Do I have to purchase the box to get the dmc conversion?

      2. The 3rd photo only shows the Aurifloss color numbers not the DMC conversion numbers. Am I missing them?


  1. Dear FQS: Question please, will there be a needle minder and bag charm for this specific Stitch-A-Long? I see the bag charm in the picture above, but was just wondering if there was going to be another set offered.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi BJ! As of right now I don’t believe we will be doing any other needle minders. Just the ones on the Shine Bright Supply Page.

  2. Dear FQS

    Is there a conversion chart from the fabric listed in the book to the Lighthearted collection? I previously bought the book and recently bought the fat quarter bundle.

  3. Just bought the book, but I’d like to use the new color scheme and don’t see a DMC conversion anywhere. I want to start stitching soon.

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