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The Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1!

It’s Sew Emma has a brand new book you’re going to love!  It’s called the Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1, and it includes our first 20 Jolly Bar patterns, all compiled in one place for the first time ever!

In case you’re wondering what a Jolly Bar is, it’s a precut exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop! Jolly Bars measure 5″ x 10″, and are great for making fabulous quilts quickly and easily.


The majority of the 20 patterns in this fun new book can be made with a single Jolly Bar, which is sew fun and is such a great way to try out a variety of patterns!

Our Jolly Bars and this new book make quilting easier than ever!

Step 1. Order a copy of the Jolly Bar Book – Vol. 1
Step 2. Order your favorite Jolly Bar (Or two, or six)
Step 3. Pick one of the patterns in the book (Ooh, so hard to choose!)
Step 4. Start working on your Jolly Bar quilt – you’ll be finished before you know it!


We’re sew excited about the release of this new book that we asked some of our quilting blogger friends to pick their favorite Jolly Bars and a pattern from the book to see what they’d create. Please visit each of the bloggers below to see their quilts, and tell them Fat Quarter Shop sent you!


This book is a bargain at $9.95, especially since you’ll reach for it again and again over the years. So grab your copy today and get ready for some quilty Jolly Bar fun! Oh, and please share the quilts you make with us on social media using the hashtag #jollybarbook.  Happy Quilting!


  1. I thought this was a great idea since we could not see the pattern that came with the Jolly Bar at first. Then sometimes it needed two of them or you liked a different fabric selection more. I've made Prairie Stix, No Bake Jolly Bar, climbing Roses already and had the Garden Gate whipped up within days of getting the Sew Sampler box. There are plans for a Seas the Day (it is marked and readied) and I love the looks of the Hopscotch one in the booklet, among others! Keep them coming!