Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Scrappy Project Planner + Accessories!

What are your project goals for 2017? Are you thinking of how in the world you're going to keep everything that you want to create organized? Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has given us the perfect solution! Meet every crafter's organization hack - the Scrappy Project Planner!
The planner has so many different features, not only for crafting, but also for your everyday life! Under the "Weekly Planner" tab, you'll find pages for important dates, as well as day-to-day task lists!
There is more than enough room in this handy planner to list projects, sketch ideas, and even attach some of your favorite fabric swatches!
As if the Scrappy Project Planner weren't enough, there are also accessories to make the most use of your planner, and to give it a little extra flair!
Talk about stickers for days! A premium, spiral-bound sticker book containing 18 pages with 5,400 mini stickers to make your schedule a little bit more fun!
75 vibrant sheets to help you feel accomplished. Fill in your to-dos and goals with this daily notepad.
Four 1/2” wide x 5.5 yard rolls of Lori’s trademark gingham, in red, aqua, pink and green. Great for highlighting notes, taping up photos, and embellishing anything and everything! 
Three adorable die-cut vintage sewing machines to hold your place in your planner and look pretty.
A rainbow of 24 colorful extra-fine-tip pens to liven up your notes and sketches, packed in a quality case for easy travel.

Check out how we use our Scrappy Project Planner, and stay tuned for some awesome, scrappy challenges!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Twist

Today, we have a fun shortcut quilt tutorial for all skill levels! Jolly Roll Twist, our free pattern, features a modern layout mixed with the classic prints and colors of Hop, Skip, and a Jump! fabric by American Jane for Moda!
All you need for this quilt is the Jelly Roll Twist Quilt Kit or your favorite Jelly Roll! We also used our go-to Aurifil 2000, our favorite Creative Grids Ruler, and our trusty Alphabitties to make this quilt a cinch!
Are you ready to get started? First, we selected our favorite 34 prints from the Hop, Skip, and a Jump! Jelly Roll, and stitched them together!
After pressing and cutting the Jelly Roll strips, we aligned them with the solid block squares!
Next, we lined up the long strips, short strips, and solid blocks!
Viola! 42 blocks later, you have this eye-catching quilt that is perfect for a gift (or to keep for yourself! We won't share your secret!)
Ready for all of the in between steps? Download your free pattern and get started now! We'll walk through the Jelly Roll Twist quilt with you every step of the way! 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

We have shown you a few teasers of new items on social media this week, but check out 10 brand new items! We have so much new in store here!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Flashback Friday: Paisleys & Madder Orange

Today we're kicking off a fun new series: Flashback Friday, hosted by Moda Designer and quilt historian Barbara Brackman! Join us every other Friday for Barbara's selection of gorgeous new prints and collections inspired by all-things vintage and interesting tidbits of fabric history!

Beckwith by Kathy Hall for Andover:
Paisleys & Madder Orange
No Civil War era repro quilt is co mplete without a few paisleys. Add to your must-have stash with Kathy Hall's new Beckwith, offering prints echoing the 19th-century craze.

Fashionable woman dating back to around 1850.

That stylized botanical form we might call a paisley shape is borrowed from India's imagery. The technical name: Boteh from the Hindi word for flower. Paisley refers to an industrial town in Scotland where factory-woven copies of paisley shawls created an affordable fashion fad.
Antique quilt block with a paisley-style print in madder-dyed
shades of orange, red, and dark brown. Circa year 1870.

Inexpensive cotton prints brought a bit of eastern design to western bedding. During the 1860s and '70s, paisleys in madder-style colors (warm, reddish-browns) were particularly fashionable for ladies' robes and quilts for the up-to-date boudoir.

The Beckwith collection includes several prints to add that authentic, cinnamon orange that was found in old, natural dyes, to your vintage-inspired project!
What do you think of the paisley and madder orange vintage trend? Do you have a pattern in mind that you'd love to plug these fabrics into?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Applique All Day Series: Block #2 - Cupcake

Welcome back to the Applique All Day series! This week, Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs designed a block that is sure to bring some sweetness to your life! This block and the rest of the blocks in this six-part series are exclusive and free to download! Hopefully you'll pick up some new applique tricks along the way!

The block for today is Cupcake, and you can download it here
This sweet block features the Chestnut Street collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabric. We used the fun and punchy tones of the Harvest 80wt. Applique Thread Pack - a Fat Quarter Shop exclusive - to applique down this sweet morsel!
Are you joining in on the fun of our applique series? Don't forget to check out the new Applique Basics Kit, hand-picked by Anne Sutton! This little kit has everything you need to get started (plus a sweet little coupon)!

What fabric will you choose for your Cupcake block? We know you will come up with some adorable combinations! Share your photos with us on social media, using the hashtag #appliqueallday.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Inside the Cover Sneak Peek: Holiday Wishes

Here in Texas, it's hard to believe that tomorrow marks the beginning of December! It's a sunny 64 degrees and there's no sign of Jolly Old Saint Nick in sight! We needed something to get us into the holiday spirit, and what better than a festive project? We peeked inside the pages of the Holiday Wishes book from It's Sew Emma!
The pages are packed with projects that we can't wait to deck our halls with! See for yourself:
After deciding on a project, we were only left with the dilemma of which fabric collection to choose! We pulled a couple of our new Christmas favorites...but we still need your help! Which one should we choose? Frosty Fun for some of our favorite Christmas themes or should we mix it up with the Silent Christmas collection?

Bernina Holiday Giveaway

If you follow our social media, you might have spotted a little sneak peek last week when we posted this photo on our Instagram. Or if you were closely following, you may have seen this exciting announcement on the Bernina blog!
Well - we have not one, but TWO surprises for you! Kimberly is now a Bernina Ambassador and is thrilled to represent such a trusted and dependable company! To celebrate this new partnership, we're giving away a beautiful Bernina 330 machine, a $1,399 value! Merry (early) Christmas!!!

Check out some of the awesome features on the machine!

There are six ways to enter to win this beauty!!

1. What is your dream Bernina machine? Comment on this blog post with your answer!

2. Choose a holiday sewing project and share a photo with the hashtag #winabernina on Instagram and Facebook, and be sure to tag @fatquartershop and @berninausa.

3. Repost our Instagram photo showcasing our Bernina giveaway.

4. Tag three friends in our Instagram post showcasing our Bernina giveaway.

5. Share our Bernina YouTube video on your Facebook wall.

6. Re-pin our Bernina photo on Pinterest.

Each action will serve as one entry to the contest. To break it down - the more you participate, the more likely you are to win!! The contest will run through December 14, 2016, so enter now for your chance to win!

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