Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fresh Finds at Fat Quarter Shop!

Here are some of our newest arrivals for the week, Quilting Friends. Inspiration awaits!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

FQS Staff Gets Quilty - April 2016!

Hello! We are so excited to show you what we've been sewing this month in our
"FQS Staff Gets Quilty" Series. Here's a sampling of some of the things we've made! 
Not only does Kimberly manage to get a lot of quilting and sewing done while balancing family life and business, her projects turn out so beautifully. What an inspiration! Here are some of the projects Kimberly completed this month. 

 Three different block 1's from the Sew Sampler Box recipe cards quilt, showing the three sizes

Blocks 11-14 from the Minecraft Sew Along

Hidden Stars Quilt from the Second Annual Kindred Spirits Quilt Club
Aim High Journal Cover from the Second Annual Kindred Spirits Quilt Club


 More blocks in the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along
 Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along

It's too soon to reveal almost all of the fabulous and fun
projects Codi created this month since they're still top secret,
but we can share these gorgeous quilt blocks.

 Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along
Blocks 10 - 12 in the Bloom Sew Along

Sarah completed a wide variety of projects this month - from a playmat
quilt and quilt blocks to zipper pouches and a Pack n' Pillow!
Sarah used older FQS fabric (by Windham and Moda) from her stash, but this
Pack n' Pillow can be customized with fabric of your choice from our current lineup.
Fresh Floral Denim Bag Kit made with new denim fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics

Embroidered Friendship block from our Crossroads Quilt Along benefitting the March of Dimes

Nova completed a block for a sew along, in addition to samples for some
fantastic patterns that are coming soon.  Take a peek!
Posy Quilt, which is both an upcoming pattern and quilt kit!
Tablerunner made from the Blooming Sunset Pattern, featuring Sundrops Fabric by Corey Yoder

 Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along

Deborah also completed some projects this month that we can't share yet, but
we can show you these photos of a completed block and a striking quilt:
Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along 
Vintage Vines Quilt made with yet-to-be-released fabric First Blush
Cheryl sewed a lovely Layer Cake Crumble Quilt. The related video is coming soon!
The quilt was made with the adorable Cookie Exchange fabric collection.
We would love to see what you've been working on this month. Share your creations with us using #fqsfun on Instagram and Twitter and you might just be featured on our social media.
Happy Quilting!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sew Sampler April 2016 Box Reveal!

We are thrilled to finally be able to show you the contents in our very first Sew Sampler Subscription box. FQS proudly presents to you our April box!

If you are not in the loop about our shiny new subscription box, check out our Sew Sampler Subscription Box page. It's a wonderful gift idea for Spring as well (hint hint, Mother's Day is not that far off!)

Each Sew Sampler box will have a theme, and this month's theme is Welcome to the Neighborhood - we thought it was very fitting for our first box!  Inside your box you will find a welcome card that acts as an emergency phone list, and it just so happens to have our phone number on it for any fabric emergencies you may have.

Screw B Do
Magnetic Screw Driver
A finger friendly screwdriver that fits all brands of sewing machines!  The soft gel-coated grip is ergonomic for one-handed operation.  Made in America by a US Marine.
Each package includes 2 miniature (1.25") magnetic flathead screwdrivers that come in a variety of colors.
Cotton Candy Embroidery Scissors
Sew Mate
These scissors are so light!  The see-through plastic covering on their handles makes them super comfortable to use.
Each comes with its very own color-coordinated plastic point protector that snaps into place.  Colors may vary.

Fat Quarter Shop 2 1/2” x 6 1/2” Ruler
Creative Grids
This custom ruler (from your fave quilt shop!) features easy-to-read black and white markings printed in 1-inch grids marked in 1/8-inch and 1/4-inch increments.  Just perfect for your favorite mini quilts!

Grow! Charm Pack
Me & My Sister Designs for Moda Fabrics
We invite you to grow a garden of fun with this bright collection!  It's a whimsical mix of flowers and cheerful geometrics.  With this fabric, you'll plant a garden that's always in bloom!  Check out the full collection available here.

Contains 42 - 5" squares
100% Cotton

Strawberry Picking Pattern
It’s Sew Emma
Looking for something sweet to sew? Look no further than this sweet strawberry quilt. Perfectly pieced with no applique.

This pattern offers multiple sizes for crib, lap and twin.

Quilt Dots
Custom Fat Quarter Shop, magnetic Quilt Dot perfect for your collection - or in this case, for hanging your Emergency Phone List up on your refrigerator!

This item was created specifically for this Sew Sampler box and is not available for purchase.

We didn't stop there, you'll also find a quilt block recipe pattern in your box for 8", 12" and 16" blocks.

This is a collectible card, and you can expect to receive one in every box.  At the end of the year, we will have a finishing pattern as well.  If you want to sew along with us, pick up the coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle we created using Bella Solids.

If you haven't already signed up, do it soon to make sure you receive our May box (it's going to be a good one!).

Here's a quick video showing the contents of our April box:

What did you think about the April box?  Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler.