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Fat Quarter Shop Stitch Alongs

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Quilty Barn Sew and Stitch Along

Welcome to the barnyard… Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co is back with another charming quilt and stitch along, Quilty Barn! Sew along with us as we indulge in our inner farm girl and dream of a life full of hay, animals, and sunsets on the farm. We’ll be raising the barn all month long, and you are invited! Whether you quilt or cross stitch, join us for this fun event.  So saddle up and get ready to sew from October 1 through November 15!

FQS Stitch-tober 2021

Oh my gourd-ness… October is almost here and I’m ready to “Fall” into Autumn with the cutest seasonal stitches! Join me, Kimberly Jolly, for the annual Stitch-tober Stitch Along as we spend the month of October stitching up fall-themed designs. You can join us by stitching a new pattern every day, a new pattern each week, or spend your October stitching up one big piece.

Stitch-tober begins October 1 and will carry on through November 15! This year I am stitching up our new mystery pattern, Autumn Beauties, along with several other patterns you can see here and on the FQS Stitch-tober supply page.

Sew Happy Sew Along

Whether by hand or machine, stitching makes us Sew Happy! In recognition of National Sewing Month, this new set of cross stitch and quilt designs by Lori Holt has us bobbin’ up and down to go thread our needles and start stitching. Sewing is a source of satisfaction and pride for us. This special sew along will run from September 22 to October 27, and our sewing machines happily await! 

Mystery All the Trimmings Sew Along

Ho Ho Ho! Guess what? Christmas in July is happening… in September! We’re hoping to transport you to a winter wonderland with our next mystery quilt and stitch along, All the Trimmings. Each Tuesday for 5 weeks starting September 7, 2021, we will release one FREE quilt and cross stitch pattern. Just like Christmas, the best part about this is the surprise, so we won’t reveal the look of the quilt or cross stitch pattern beforehand (except for the first block).

Sunflower September Stitch Along

I love all Priscilla and Chelsea’s new sunflower patterns, and I was trying to figure out how to fit these into my stitching life before the year was over. And so the idea for FQS Sunflower September was born. From September 1 to 30, I’ll be stitching up an abundance of Stitching with the Housewives sunflower-themed patterns, and I hope you’ll join me!

Granita Stitch Along

The Granita Cross Stitch Pattern was inspired by the Granita Quilt Pattern from It’s Sew Emma! With stars and snowflakes, Granita is an ode to frosty windows and starlit nights. This cross stitch pattern includes three colorways in blue, red, and gray in both DMC and NPI conversions! This stitch along will be from September 8 to November 3.

Stitch-O-Graphy Stitch Along

Calling all of our cross stitchers… our day of international celebration is almost here! On August 13th, World Cross Stitch Day unites us through one of our favorite things – stitching! To recognize the worldwide cross stitching community, we have put together the Stitch-O-Graphy Stitch Along. Our new pattern Stitch-O-Graphy is a downloadable PDF, making this stitch along easy for our friends across the globe to join in!  This stitch along will be from August 18 to September 22.

Cross Stitch University

We are sew excited to announce a beginner cross stitch lesson plan designed just for new stitchers! If you have zero cross stitching experience, this is the free cross stitch course for you. We’re offering free cross stitching video tutorials on our FlossTube channel starting August 30. With our free pattern and tutorials, you will be surprised by how easy it can be to cross stitch. Each week from August 30 through November 1, we will be putting this cross stitch piece together from start to finish!

Mystery Bats & Boos Sew Along

BOO! This new quilt and stitch along may be a mystery…but it’s nothing to be spooked about! We’re bringing you a FREE quilt and cross stitch pattern and video series called the Bats and Boos Mystery Quilt and Stitch Along to celebrate Halloween. It’s a good time to start something for the holidays. And… it’s a MYSTERY! Beginning August 2, we’ll release a FREE Bats & Boos quilt and cross stitch pattern each week for four weeks. The Bats & Boos Cross Stitch piece will be stitched in sections as we reveal a new portion of the pattern each week.

Kaleidoscope Stitch Along

Join us for the most colorful quilt and stitch along of the year inspired by Lori Holt’s newest book, Kaleidoscope! The Kaleidoscope Sew Along encourages you to go outside your color comfort box and discover new palettes to play with. The Kaleidoscope cross stitch pattern is a study in color value and hue. Whether warm hues, cool hues, or a mix of both, the choice is up to you! From July 28 to August 25, we will be stitching and quilting two projects from the Kaleidoscope book.

Peppermint Lane Stitch Along

This summer, join us for a sweet and chilly stroll down Peppermint Lane! It’s Sew Emma gave us the Peppermint Lane Block of the Month in 2018. This adorable quilt inspired us to create its cross stitch counterpart! This stitch along will be from July 7 to August 25.

FQS Jolly July 2021

My favorite month of the summer has rolled back around… Jolly July! This year I’m once again partnering with two of my favorites stitchers, Priscilla and Chelsea of The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch! Priscilla and Chelsea have designed a gorgeous holiday pattern, And to All a Good Night, as well as four new Tiered Tray Tidbits and five new Dapper Doodads. This December I will “sleigh” the holiday game with all the decorations and fun gifts I’ve made. Cross stitch for the win!

FQS Stitch May-Nia 2021 – Sail Away

This year has sailed by sew quickly, and with May just down the riverbend…it’s time to set sail for our annual FQS Stitch May-nia! Designed and stitched with mystery and a current of creativity, the Sail Away Downloadable PDF Cross Stitch Pattern Series will transport you to distant waters and lands. Kimberly will be stitching this pattern through May! FQS Stitch May-nia begins May 1 and will carry on through May 31st!

The Flea Market Flowers cross stitch pattern by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co. feels as fresh as a whole field of daisies!  These beautiful blooms unfurl their petals to reveal dazzling accents, patterns, and motifs that will grow a gorgeous bouquet stitch by stitch. The Flea Market Flowers Stitch Along will last for six weeks, from June 2 – July 7, 2021.

Home Sweet Home Stitch-A-Long

This year has taught us to appreciate the love and peace of being home, and with that, the Home Sweet Home Stitch Along was born! Stop by for a few stitches with Home Sweet Home!  Celebrate the places and spaces we call home with this enduring message, featuring a trio of sweet houses on a tree-lined street. We will be stitching along from April 7 to April 28.

Shine On Sampler Stitch-A-Long

We loved sewing up the Shine On Sampler quilt with you, and now we are excited to present its adorable companion, the Shine On Sampler Cross Stitch Pattern! This pattern is a bonus feature in The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee Book by It’s Sew Emma. Join us next month for the Shine On Sampler Stitch Along! Kimberly will be stitching a section each week for sixteen weeks from March 10 to June 23, 2021.

The Snapshots Stitch-A-Long

Stitch a snapshot each month all 2021 long with the exclusive 12-month Snapshot Cross Stitch Series from Fat Quarter Shop and Pine Mountain Designs! The club is sold out, but each month, 5 days after the club ships, I will list every color change on our blog!

Prim and Proper Stitch-A-Long

Lori Holt’s hit Prim and Proper quilt was such a success that we couldn’t resist continuing the fun with a Stitch Along! This precious cross stitch pattern by Bee in my Bonnet has vibrant colors and stitches that transport us back to a time where things were handmade and homegrown with love and care. Sew don’t wait… Join us next month for the Prim and Proper Stitch Along with Lori Holt! Kimberly will be stitching a section each week for 5 weeks from March 3 to March 31, 2021.

Be Mine Stitch-A-Long

A little birdie told me love is in the air! Our love for stitching sure is. Please join me, Kimberly Jolly, for the Be Mine Stitch Along. It is sure to be a lovely time with two new pattern releases and lots of love for cross stitching to go around! This February, I am celebrating my love of cross stitch for 28 days of stitching up the loveliest patterns around. You can join me by stitching a new pattern every day, a new pattern each week, or spend your February stitching up one big piece. Be Mine begins February 1 and will carry on through February 28! I will start by stitching up our new and free pattern, Stitches from the Heart, and our new pattern, Just My Type by It’s Sew Emma.

Sew By Row Stitch Along

Lori Holt’s hit Sew by Row sampler quilt has crossed over as a cross stitch! There is no way you can resist the itch to stitch up this darling cross stitch with these adorable motifs by Bee in my Bonnet Co. such as scissors, sewing machines, irons and fat quarter bundles. Sew don’t resist… Join us next month for the Sew by Row Stitch Along with Lori Holt! Kimberly will be stitching a section each week for 7 weeks from January 6 to February 24, 2021.

Jolly Housewives

Christmas is coming and it’s about to get a lot more jolly! This December we’re stuffing our stockings and decking the halls with cross stitch. Join me, Kimberly Jolly, and Priscilla and Chelsea from The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch for Jolly Housewives, A Merry Little Stitch-A-Long! You can stitch along with us by stitching up your favorite holiday patterns designed by Stitching with the Housewives all season long.

Stitch-tober 2020

This October we’re casting spells, mixing potions and crossing stitches. Join me, Kimberly Jolly, for the annual Stitch-Tober Stitch Along as we spend 45 days stitching up fall and Halloween-themed designs with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet!

2021 Serendipity Charity Stitch Along

Please join us in supporting Make-A-Wish with an online stitch along AND quilt along. From March through July 2021, we will post free cross stitch and finishing patterns on our blog to download and print on the 1st and 15th of each month.  We offer the Serendipity patterns as FREE downloads for a suggested donation of $15 total to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $30,000 of your donations to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Learn more.

Jolly July 2020

July is going to be extra special this year, we may even venture to say it will be a jolly ole time!  Join us for our annual Jolly July Stitch Along as we spend the whole month stitching up festive designs with Kimberly Jolly and Priscilla and Chelsea of Stitching with the Housewives to stitch up holiday patterns all month! You can join in by stitching a new holiday pattern every day, a new pattern each week, or spend your July stitching up Mistletoe Lane with Kimberly. Learn more.

Singing in the Rain

Spring showers bring May flowers! This bright and happy cross stitch will have you singing in no time. Rainboots, umbrellas, florals, stripes and more will have your heart soaring! From June 23 to August 18, Kimberly will be stitching along with Beverly McCullough of Flamingo Toes on her newest cross stitch pattern, Singing in the Rain. Learn more.

Feels Like Home


Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating FQS Stitch May-nia with a stitchy stay-cation!  The Mystery Feels Like Home Stitch Along is an adorable cross stitch piece to add instant coziness to any abode. Start with us on May 1 to enjoy this 5-part series as a mystery! After May 29, the full cross stitch will be revealed. Learn more.

Prim Village

We’re stitching along to Prim Village by Lori Holt and we’d love for you to join us. The Prim Village is a charming neighborhood of cross stitched homes in all the pretty rainbow colors, but with a vintage twist! If you love quilting as well as cross stitch, the cute quilt blocks included in the pattern are a perfect addition.

Kimberly will be stitching a section each week for 15 weeks from March 4 to June 10, 2020. Learn more.

Bloom-Topia Charity Stitch Along

Please join us in supporting Make-A-Wish with an online quilt along AND stitch along. This sampler quilt and cross stitch combines unique and historical designs in a vintage “make-do” style for a whimsical work of art.

From February through July 2020, we will post free quilt block, cross stitch and finishing patterns for both on our blog to download and print on the 1st and 15th of each month.  We offer the Bloom-Topia patterns as FREE downloads for a suggested donation of $15 total to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Together, Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will match up to $20,000 of your donations to Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. Learn more.

Christmas Alphabet

We’ve been stitching on the Christmas Alphabet Cross Stitch Pattern by The Prairie Schooler and we’re loving this pattern! Each letter represents a Yuletide tradition, and each one brings us one bit closer to Christmas! Learn more.

Bringing Home the Tree

Lori Holt’s latest cross stitch pattern, Bringing Home the Tree, commemorates a wonderful holiday pastime. Do you remember piling into the car and heading out on your annual Christmas tree farm trip? The whole family got together to pick just the right tree that you would all later gather around and decorate for the Holidays. Let’s relive this fun tradition with the Bringing Home the Tree Cross Stitch Along! Learn more.

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FQS Stitch-tober with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

The concept of Stitch-tober is to stitch your favorite fall patterns in October. For Stitch-tober we’re releasing a FREE cross stitch chart for a choose-your-own stitching adventure! Learn more.

Happy Camper

We can’t wait to get started with this fun new cross stitch pattern by Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet called Happy Camper.

Because we know you’re going to want one of these for your sewing room, Kimberly is starting a 7-week cross stitch along with the Happy Camper pattern on Wednesday, August 14. Every Wednesday from August 14 – September 25, 2019, Kimberly will be giving her tips and tricks to making this beginner-friendly cross stitch pattern during her weekly Flosstube. Learn more.

Jolly July 2019 Ornament Extravaganza with The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch

We partnered with Priscilla and Chelsea of The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch to make 31 ornaments in July! It’s a Jolly July Ornament Extravaganza! Learn more.

Sew She Did

Are you a cross stitcher who appreciates the ultimate power tool – the sewing machine? Well, we are too! And we’re showing it off with a new frame-worthy cross stitch pattern by Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet called Sew She Did. Learn more.

Quilter’s Cottage

From January 30 to April 10, 2020, Kimberly will be stitching along with Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet’s newest pattern, the Quilter’s Cottage Cross Stitch Pattern. She will be giving her tips and tricks to making this beginner-friendly cross-stitch pattern during her weekly Flosstube. Learn more.

FQS Stitch Maynia 2019

Started in 2015 by this Facebook group, Stitch May-nia is when cross stitchers start a new project every day in May. You can join the May-nia too! Whether it’s needlecraft or quilting, you can jump in on the Maynia at whatever level you like. For some, that means finishing 5 unfinished projects (UFOs). For others, that might mean starting a few new cross stitch patterns. The point is to be inspired to enjoy crafting and connect with the community who are stitching and sewing, too. Learn more.

Happy Farm Girl

Our It’s Sew Emma team has partnered with our good friend Lori Holt to bring you Lori’s newest cross-stitch pattern, Happy Farm Girl. This is Lori’s debut into the cross-stitch world and we cannot be happier to be a part of this journey! Learn more.

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