Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Summer Book Club: Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2015 Summer Book Club, where we are showing you some of our favorite quilty summer reads. Our first book this month is Jen Kingwell's newest book, Quilt Lovely

Quilt Lovely is jam packed with 15 projects that use traditional piecing and applique. This book also comes with paper templates for you to create your quilts. Here are some of our favorites from the book.
For the Boys quilt
Mrs. Bannister's Stars Pillow
Our quilty staff, Nova fell in love with the Flutterby quilt in the book and decided to sew up a mini version with the Forget Me Not collection by Sue Daley for Penny Rose Fabrics. 
The blues and creams make this quilt look so vintage! 

This book also showcases many of Jen's beautiful hand quilting, and we have an exclusive video to show you how she hand quilts on our YouTube channel. Stop over to see some of Jen's other video tutorials to learn all of her quilty tips and tricks. 



Now for our 2015 BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a stash of our favorite books and some surprise prizes to one lucky winner. Here is how to enter...
1. Visit our BOOK page and submit a review on your favorite book
2. If you don't have one already, you will need to create an account on the FQS page to post a review (not sure how to submit a review? here's a quick tutorial on how to do it)
2. Every review you submit will count as ONE entry and you can enter multiple times
3. Winner will be announced September 1, 2015

Good luck everyone and happy summer!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop


Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber everyone. Christmas is just six months away and what better way to gear up for the holiday season with sewing up your very own tree skirt using Jelly Rolls! 



Introducing our first ever tree skirt pattern…. Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt! For our tree skirt, Kimberly chose to use the Jingle collection by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics, which is filled with festive prints for the holiday season. 

We also sewed up another version with Joyeux Noel by French General for Moda Fabrics.

If you want to sew up your own version, the Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt pattern is available as a PDF pattern at our shop or if you would like to make our version in Jingle, we have the kit and backing set available as well! 

Once you're ready, watch Kimberly's video tutorial for tips and tricks on how to assemble your tree skirt.



Want to see more tree skirt creations? Then hop on over to some of our favorite blogs to see! 
Sherri of A Quilting Life
Angie of Gnome Angel
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe
Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Jane of Quilt Jane
Anorina of Samelia's Mum

Thank you so much for joining us! Be sure to share your Joyful Jelly Rolls Tree Skirt creations with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Fat Quarter Shop's Birthday Bash Day 12

We saved the best deal for last!  

Today's Birthday Bash in a Flash deal is...

20% OFF Orders of $25 or More! 

Remember this deal is for 24 hours only!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fat Quarter Shop's Birthday Bash Day 11

We're celebrating our 12th Birthday all week long with some great deals on your favorite things. 

Today's Birthday Bash in a Flash deal is...

Select Aurifil Spools for $5.98 per spool! 

Remember this deal is for 24 hours only! Visit us tomorrow for another Birthday Bash deal.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Little Joys Quilt Along

Hi everyone! We are so excited to announce our latest collaboration with Penny Rose Designer Elea Lutz, called the Little Joys Quilt Along!

For this quilt along, we are sewing up three holiday novelty blocks to create the most adorable, Christmas-tastic wall hanging.

Each week, starting July 8th, we will release one block pattern on the blog so you can sew along. Till then, here is what you need to join....
 - Little Joys Quilt Kit (Patterns not included)-
the kit includes fabrics for quilt top,backing, & binding
or.... 
If you would like to use your own fabrics, download our Fabric Requirements PDF

Visit our Little Joys Quilt Along page (we suggest bookmarking this page) for more details of the quilt along and participating bloggers. 
Thank you so much everyone and have a quilty day! 

Fat Quarter Shop's Birthday Bash Day 10

We're celebrating our 12th Birthday all week long with some great deals on your favorite things. 

Today's Birthday Bash in a Flash deal is...

40% OFF Select Jolly Bars! 

Remember this deal is for 24 hours only! Visit us tomorrow for another Birthday Bash deal.



Tuesday, June 23, 2015

How to Sew with Flannels with Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

Greetings fellow quilters! Today, we are chatting about flannels; when to use them and how to use them. Lisa Bongean has a couple flannel collections that we absolutely adore, such as the Primitive Muslin Flannels (which is a basic!) and Wool & Needle Flannels III (coming in July 2015). Watch Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings' video for some tips and tricks on how to use flannels.