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Fat Quarter Shop Stitch Alongs

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Do you hear what I hear? Sleigh bells are jingling and, for us, Christmastime is here. We’re bringing you Christmas in July with another FREE quilt and cross stitch pattern and video series, the Christmastime Mystery Quilt and Stitch Along, to get in the holiday spirit.

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BOO! It’s time for our next Halloween Mystery quilt along and stitch along! We’re bringing you another FREE quilt and cross stitch pattern and video series, this time called the Boo Crew Mystery Quilt and Stitch Along, to celebrate Halloween. It’s a good time to start something for the holidays. And… it’s a MYSTERY!

Great Granny Squared-Along

Celebrate the summer with Lori Holt and the classic Granny Square block, the star of Lori Holt’s second book, Great Granny Squared! Join us June 3 as we kick off summer with a unique sew along that features three ways to participate: quilting, crochet, and cross stitch!

Follow along with Kimberly as she quilts, crochets, and cross stitches through the summer!

Holliday Hallmarks

Add a little bit of typography to your next holiday with our next cross stitch series, Holiday Hallmarks! Make a “Hallmark moment” with holiday-themed typography, color and icons! Every quarter we will release a new cross stitch pattern at the beginning of the month to keep this fun and exciting.

Patchwork Seasons 2022

This year is the second of Patchwork Seasons. You can check out last year’s patterns here. This year the theme is Seasons. Each quarter at the beginning of the month, we will be releasing a new cross stitch pattern to suit the season! I loved the patchwork animals that we stitched last year, and if you did too, I hope you’ll join me for this year’s series. Are you ready to “spring into action”? Read on for the details.

FQS Stitch May-nia 2022 – Summer Home

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It’s time for our annual FQS Stitch May-nia! May is a month to go wild with cross stitch projects. Whether it’s starting new pieces, finishing WIPs, or focusing on that chart you’ve been meaning to stitch, diving into some cross stitch is what FQS Stitch May-nia is all about. FQS Stitch May-nia lasts throughout May, with a special surprise to kick off the month a few days early. The all-new Summer Home Mystery Pattern Series is an invitation to curl up, get cozy and stitch all month long. Start with us on April 29 to enjoy this 5-part series as a mystery! After May 31, the full cross stitch will be revealed.

Home Is Where the Wreath Is

Home is where everything we love is! Today, we wanted to share our newest stitch along Home Is Where The Wreath Is by Stitching With The Housewives. It is a customizable project with the letter “O” being an interchangeable wreath. The wreath included in the main Home Is Where the Wreath Is Pattern is the main design that can be swapped with the themed designs to match the season. Wreath Swap 1, a collection of six wreath designs, and Wreath Swap 2, a collection of six wreath designs, are available now.

Quilt-O-Graphy

Calling all our cross stitchers! Our day of international celebration is almost here! On March 19, Worldwide Quilting Day unites us through one of our favorite things – stitching! To recognize the worldwide quilting community, we have put together the Quilt-O-Graphy Cross Stitch Pattern as a tribute to one of our favorite crafty pastimes.

The Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along

Home is where the heart is, and in 2022, my heart is in the barn! Barn Sweet Barn is my latest creative adventure with one of my new favorite Lori Holt cross stitch patterns, Flea Market Baskets! Barn Sweet Barn is as simple as it looks. All we are doing is taking the center block of the Flea Market Baskets Pattern, and cross stitching it in different colors each month for a total of 12 stars, for each month of the year. This year-long stitch along is perfect for a beginner cross stitcher. It’s a cross stitch project that everyone can join! Please join me in 2022 as I start stitching along for the Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along.

The Vintage Housewife Stitch Along

Grab life by the apron strings! Lori Holt of Bee and My Bonnet is back with another endearing and sentimental stitch along, titled Vintage Housewife. This retro-style pattern pays tribute to the amazing divas who handle the house, the family, and everything in between with ease and grace! We will be stitching a section of the Vintage Housewife Cross Stitch Pattern all year long, so read on to learn more about how you can channel your inner homemaker during one of the most delightful stitch alongs of 2022.

The 2022 Stronger Together Stitch Along

Every quilt tells a story, and this year’s Stronger Together quilt tells a history. To celebrate Black History Month, we’re back to share a new pattern and fundraiser for UNCF! We’ve released the 2022 Stronger Together Quilt Pattern and Stronger Together Cross Stitch Pattern in support of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). We encourage you to donate $15 to our United Negro College Fund campaign for the use of each of these free patterns! 100% of your donation will go to help under-represented students earn a college education. The Stronger Together Quilt Along and Stitch Along will last for four weeks, from February 1 – 28, 2022.

The Flea Market Stitch Along

We’re entering into the world of thrifting with Lori Holt’s latest quilt and stitch along, Flea Market! Her new Flea Market Quilt and Flea Market Baskets Cross Stitch patterns are one-of-a-kind finds inspired by Lori’s love for thrifting at flea markets and antique shops. We’re sewing and stitching these patterns throughout 2022, so you can choose to sew with speed or piece with patience. It’s up to you! Read on to learn how you can join us for the Flea Market Quilt and Stitch Along.

Jolly Housewives – 2021

I’m looking forward to another year of Jolly Housewives with two of my favorite ladies, Priscilla and Chelsea from the Real Housewives of Cross Stitch! Would you like to join in the holiday cheer? You can stitch along with us by stitching your favorite holiday patterns designed by Stitching with the Housewives. Let’s get ready for Jolly Houswives 2021 with some of my favorite holiday cross stitch patterns and notions! The Jolly Housewives Stitch Along starts December 1 and lasts until December 31.

The Heartfelt Stitch Along

We are overjoyed to present the 2022 Heartfelt Stitch Along! Join us for the 3rd Annual Make-a-Wish Charity Stitch Along, as we stitch this pattern inspired by our 2022 Heartfelt Charity Quilt. Our Heartfelt Cross Stitch Chart and Quilt benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas. From February through September of 2022, we will post free cross stitch patterns on our blog to download and print on the 1st Friday of each month. We will offer the Heartfelt patterns as FREE downloads during the fundraiser for a suggested donation of $5 each to our Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas campaign. Or feel free to make a larger, one-time donation of $20. No amount is too small and every bit counts. We’ll start releasing the patterns on January 14, 2022.

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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