Monday, April 17, 2017

Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off: Week 4

It's the last week of original designs created from the Cake Mix Recipes! We never dreamed that these triangle papers could yield such a variety of quilt projects! These Cake Mixes are a must-have for all quilters of any skill level!

Without further ado, we present to you the winner of the Cake Mix Bake-Off Week 3!
Nova's design with this sweet, border ruffle featuring Sweet Blend by Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda Fabrics takes home the trophy! This was our CLOSEST week of votes so far, so congratulations to all of the participants on making this decision extra tough for our voting audience!

Let's watch as Carrie Nelson shows us the Cake Mix Recipe #4!



Onto our Bake-Off Week 4! Let's see what fun recipes this week's contestants have cooked up!
Krystal's bright table runner is perfect for spring, featuring the Spring-a-Ling collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics!

Cheryl's recipe has a warm, patriotic feel, and even has the flag stitched on in the quilting details! This quilt is made with prints from Liberty Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics.

Denise's cheerful, Happy Quilt Cake Mix Recipe uses This'nThat by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex and Bella Solids Smoke Yardage.

Erica's modern, trendy quilt uses a plethora of fabrics that she had tucked away in her stash!

Be sure to vote for your favorite #cakemixrecipe from the Week 4 Bake-Off! We will be back next week with one final voting session to find out our overall Cake Mix Recipe Bake-Off Winner!!


Who's Cake Mix Recipe from week 4 is your favorite?

Krystal
Cheryl
Denise
Erica

Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 4

Block #4 already?! How can that be? We've had so much fun on this Patchwork Quilt Along so far, and we're getting so excited to see the pieces coming together with the beautiful Bonnie & Camille Basics in the Patchwork Quilt Along Quilt Kit!
Ready to get to stitching? Download your free block 4 pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish to help us reach our $10,000 goal!

Remember, that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics will each match up to $10,000 of the donations raised!

We have some wonderful quilty friends joining along for this great cause! Be sure to check out their blogs every month to watch their process, and to see what fun fabric collections they have selected!

*Psst! The designers of the quilt's fabrics - Bonnie & Camille - are sewing along, too! How fun!
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Renee of Sewn with Grace (@sewnwithgrace)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

Please share your progress and creations with us on our Patchwork Facebook group. Post your blocks using #patchworkquiltalong on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Sew Sampler April 2017 Sneak Peek

It's time for the most highly anticipated day of the month, other than the day that your
Sew Sampler Box arrives at your door, of course! We won't make you wait any longer!
Here's this month's sneak peek:
Tricky, right?! What do you think this could possibly be? We can't wait to hear your guesses!

BUT WAIT, there's more! As we start Year 2 of the Sew Sampler Box, we have a new guest
designer to introduce! Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has designed the Basket Block Series!
Just like the recipe cards, Sew Sampler subscribers will receive a Basket Block Recipe Card
in their box each month!

If you missed the quilty fun of the first year, you'll definitely want to jump on the Sew Sampler
Subscription Box train for all of the fun that Year 2 holds!
There's so much more in store, so be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak peeks on all social media outlets (Facebook and Instagram) #SewSampler. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to email us at SewSampler@fatquartershop.com

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
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