Thursday, April 13, 2017

PRE-ORDER Lori Holt's new book: Spelling Bee!

Do you follow us on Instagram and Facebook?! If so, then you know that we took a trip to
visit our creative friend Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet last month!
If you missed the big news, Lori has a BRAND NEW book coming out called Spelling Bee!
This book is full of instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two
sizes, plus 18 quilt projects! As the 4th book from Lori Holt, this is one you'll need on your shelf!
If you already own Lori's Farm Girl Vintage book, you can mix and match the patterns for
a million more quilt designs!
Pre-order your copy today and receive an exclusive Lori Holt bookmark, plus be entered to win a Lori Holt Prize Pack valued $225!
You can also get your hands on the FQS exclusive Spelling Bee Small Aurifil Thread Box!
The Thread Box includes 10 spools (220 yards each) of Aurifil 50 wt. 100% cotton thread!
These colors pair perfectly with the Spelling Bee Book, plus receive 10% off of the regular
price when you pre-order this thread box!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Button Lovers' Club: Mint!

What better color to take us into spring than refreshing, lively MINT! April's Button Lover's Club
box contains 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles to bring your project to life! 
Pat Sloan has created this darling One Ringy Dingy! pattern to showcase these fun buttons
and it's ready and waiting for you to download for FREE!
Head over to Pat's blog for more photos and details on how to whip up this cute design!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Learn how to make a Petit Four Basket with Annie Unrein!

We're always looking for cute storage around the house, and especially in our sewing room! Today, Annie Unrein from ByAnnie shows us how quick and easy it is to make these adorable Petit Four Baskets!  This crafty project doesn't have a pattern, so be sure to watch our YouTube video now for step-by-step instructions!


Sew cute! These baskets are perfect for holding your favorite thread, Alphabitties or even your newest charm packs! All you need to get started is ByAnnie Soft and Stable, your favorite fabric like the gorgeous new Desert Bloom collection that we used, and some basic sewing notions!

Different fabrics can give these Petit Four Baskets a whole new look!
Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics


Poetry by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics

Some of our quilty friends heard about this project, and couldn't wait to whip some up for themselves! Check out their Petit Four Baskets:

Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Patty from Elm Street Quilts
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Erin from Why Not Sew?

Be sure to share your projects with us on social media! #petitfourbasket #patternsbyannie

Monday, April 10, 2017

Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 3

We're back with week three to whip up some more tasty Cake Mix fun! Hasn't it been so exciting to see all of the different possibilities of the Cake Mix Recipes?! If you missed our Cake Mix Bake-Off Week One or Week Two be sure to check out all of the entries!!

Congratulations to our Cake Mix Bake-Off Week 2 winner Jocelyn for her beautiful quilt pattern using fun prints from Early Bird by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics!
Now, watch on the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube channel as Carrie Nelson of Moda Fabrics shows us a little about Cake Mix Recipe #3 and the endless possibilities to create with these ingredients!




It's time to check out what tasty treats our Cake Mix Recipe #3 Bake-Off contestants have cooked up as they compete for the #1 spot this week!
Kristen's Cake Mix Recipe #3 is bright and fun, featuring Paintbox by Cynthia Rowley, Pop Garden by Heather Bailey, and Crazy Love by Jennifer Paganelli!

Melissa's bright, spring-inspired Cake Mix Recipe uses Garden Notes by Kathy Schmitz for Moda Fabrics and Bella Solids!

Elva's our first contestant to make a bag! (She made this without a pattern - WOW!) Her Cake Mix Recipe uses True Blue by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics!

Nova's design with this sweet, border ruffle features Sweet Blend by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics!

Which quilt project is your favorite this week? Be sure to vote and let us know! We only have one more week of the Cake Mix Bake-Off!

Which Cake Mix Recipe #3 is your favorite?

Kristen
Melissa
Elva
Nova
Poll Maker

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Sew Sampler First Anniversary Giveaway

Can you believe that it has been a whole year of quilty, surprise fun delivered right to your door with the Sew Sampler Subscription Box?! We have had SEW many fun items in the last 12 boxes, including the Series 1 Recipe Cards to complete this eye-catching quilt with the exclusive Sew Sampler Fat Quarter Bundle!
We have even more surprises for the upcoming year, and we know that you're going to be just as excited as we are! (Stay tuned for our April Sew Sampler sneak peek, coming soon!)

To celebrate our one-year anniversary and to kick off the Sew Sampler Series 2, we've put together a few of our favorite items from the past 12 boxes into one jumbo box to giveaway to one lucky winner!
That's 12 items + a pattern!, valued at MORE THAN $150! So, if you're a current Sew Sampler subscriber and have been wanting a duplicate of an item for yourself or to giveaway to friends, be sure to enter! If you haven't subscribed to the Sew Sampler yet, enter now to get a taste at the value and fun that these little blue boxes hold!

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Sugar Coated Dreams

Hold on to your seats, because we have a FUN, new Fat Quarter Shop exclusive series with our friends at Bernina! This six-part series titled, In Stitches, will bring you a new pillow design each month!
This month's pillow is called Sugar Coated Dreams and features the darling and dainty collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! We selected a pretty Aurifil pink color 2415 for a pop of color and to showcase the precise stitches from our BERNINA 770 QE!
Ready to make your own?! Head on over to WeAllSew for step-by-step instructions and a chance to enter a fun giveaway!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Countdown to 2017 Designer Mystery

We're well on our way to the month of June! We're loving all of these fun sew alongs happening right now, but we're especially excited for the annual Designer Mystery kick-off!

Do you remember the first beautiful block that we gave you a sneak peek of when we introduced the 2017 Designer Mystery Block of the Month Program??
We just can't wait any longer! Watch our You Tube video as Kimberly shows us how fun and easy this quilt is!

As Kimberly mentioned, when you sign up for the Designer Mystery BOM featuring Spring-a-Ling by American Jane for Moda Fabrics, you will receive a 50wt spool of Aurifil thread color 2000 (our favorite!) courtesy of Aurifil for FREE with your first block.  This creamy white is a pitch-perfect match for Spring-a-Ling's pretty white dots!

Purchase the spectacular Designer Mystery Finishing Kit and receive a FREE Large Flying Geese Ruler by Quilt in a Day, a $9.98 value!  This setting is dressed up in a rainbow of flying geese, but this ruler makes it a cinch!

And of course, we had to include a bonus in our Designer Mystery Backing Set - we have designed an exclusive quilt label to commemorate this year's quilt that you can personalize, and it comes FREE with the backing set.  It is available exclusively with the backing set, so don't miss out!


So grab your block kit, finishing kit, and backing set, and join us along with so many of your favorite Moda designers as we discover this beautiful new quilt design month by month!
We have some fabulous ladies joining us this year! You may recognize a few faces.