Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along Auction

Hi everyone, it's Kimberly again! Our Wishes Quilt Along benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation is coming to an end! Don't forget that we are auctioning our beautiful Wishes quilt to help us reach our $10,000 goal. 
Our Wishes quilt is beautifully quilted with swirled designs by Karolyn (Nubin) Jensen. 

The auction will end on November 30th, 2014, so please visit our auction page and help us raise as much as we can! Thank you so much everyone! 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mistletoe Lane Quilt by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs

Hello fellow quilters, it's Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs on the Jolly Jabber! I love Christmas, applique, family traditions, and advent calendars, so it seemed like the perfect combination to put them all together. With the help of Moda Fabrics, I've created The Mistletoe Lane quilt that I hope your whole family will love. This collection exudes the colors of Christmas with touches of my signature pink and brown hues. You'll also find some of my favorite things about Christmas like ice skates, stars, snowflakes, and itty bitty mistletoe leaves. 

The Mistletoe Lane quilt kit includes a tag panel with one tag for each of the 25 days leading up to Christmas. There's also a pocket on the panel to make for the back of the quilt. This pocket will hold the tags from year to year so you don't lose them!

Cinnamon Goose is the main character throughout this quilt and she's a cutie. I've given her a personality like no other goose and she'll help you count down the days until Christmas as she ventures throughout the quilt. She'll greet you in block number one, and each day as you remove a tag from a pocket on the quilt, Cinnamon will cheer you on. It's fun to see what each day brings when you remove the tags, and if you hang them on a tree they become ornaments. 

Mistletoe Lane wouldn't be complete without embellishments that are included in the quilt kit! The embellishment kit has 57 buttons selected especially for the Mistletoe Lane quilt kit, including one button for each of the little tags. 

So pre-order your quilt kit and backing set today and get ready to have some fun with Mistletoe Lane! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Guess Who's Coming to The Houston Quilt Festival?

Calling all Quilt Festival attendees! Kimberly and the Fat Quarter Shop team will be attending the International Quilt Festival in Houston on Saturday, November 1st, 2014Come show your support and get your copies of Fat Quarter Style and Simply Fat Quarters signed! Watch Kimberly's Quick video to learn more. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Designer Tidbits: Modern Neutrals by Amy Ellis

Hello everyone! We have a very special guest today on the Jolly Jabber. Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side is showing off her first fabric collection, Modern Neutrals, for Moda Fabrics. Read on to learn more!

Q: Tell us a little about the Modern Neutrals collection. What were you inspired by?
A: Modern Neutrals is the result of my book, which is also called Modern Neutrals. I found while writing the book that there are many neutrals within a lot of fabric collections. Often they have similar undertones to the main fabrics in the collection and don't always work well with other neutrals from other collections. I was later designing fabric, and eliminated most of the color before I was truly happy with the group. In all of this, I think (and hope) that I've found my niche within the fabric industry - only time will tell!

Q: What is the best part about being a fabric designer?
A: I love the entire process, but putting the final stitches into a binding will always be the best part of what I do. 

Modern Neutrals Quilts -

What design trends are you currently exploring?

A: Color, simplicity, and how subtle changes in value can make a big impact in a collection or quilt design. 

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Modern Neutrals?
A: Anything and everything! Quilts, bags, pillows! I can't wait to see what everyone is creating!
Amy with Codi at the 2014 International Spring Quilt Market 
Q: What's next for Amy Ellis?
A: I have a new book coming in December - Think Big. Think Big includes ten 18" blocks and everything you need to make any size quilt. I hope you will look out for that one! And I'm working on strike offs for the next fabric collection too! 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Origami Top and Circle Skirt with Cheap But Chic

Hello everyone! Fall is just around the corner and today, we're taking you to the land of fashion with Tabitha of Cheap But Chic and her DIY fashion must-haves of the season. Tabitha is a mom, blogger, YouTube guru and a former military personnel for over ten years!

She collaborated with us to create an origami top and circle skirt that will transition your look from summer to fall. And after lurking around Fat Quarter Shop, she immediately fell in love with the Cotton+Steel Moonlit Citron on the Grid by Rashida Coleman-Hale. 
Cheap but Chic

This origami top is very modern and simple to make!
The circle skirt is a classic staple that everyone should own, especially in a midi version.
Want to learn how to make your own origami top and circle skirt? Watch Tabitha's video tutorial for step by step instructions!

Thank you so much Tabitha for bringing us a fun tutorial! Let us know what you're excited to make for fall!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Notion Talk With Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

Welcome to another edition of Notion Talk. Today, Kimberly and Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts dish about their favorite notions. Watch our video to find out their favorites and not-so favorites.  

What's your favorite kind of batting? Do you have a favorite applique notion? Let us know what your favorite quilting notions are in the comments section. Thank you so much for joining us.   

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Makin' It Cute with Me & My Sister Designs

Hello everyone! We know how much you love the Makin' It Cute Petal Pack by Me and My Sister Designs and It's Sew Emma, so of course it's no surprise that we decided to create two brand new templates just for you! Introducing our brand new Butterfly Bliss and Heart's Delight templates. How adorable are these? They are the perfect addition to any project! 
The Butterfly Bliss template comes with 3 different "wing" variations.

Maybe you want to express your love with the Heart's Delight template. Just imagine all of the amazing Valentine's Day gifts that you can create. 

Need more ideas on different projects you can make with the Makin' It Cute templates? Well, you're in luck! We have a few of our favorite bloggers and designers here today, to show you their creations!
Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Stephanie of Quarter Incher
Tammy of Moda Fabrics

BONUS: We are giving away 10 Butterfly Bliss templates and 10 Heart's Delight templates! Just enter through our Rafflecopter below! We hope that you enjoyed our Makin' It Cute showcase and don't forget to get your "cute" on!