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.

Celebrate National Zipper Day with a Sale!



Hello, and Happy National Zipper Day! The zipper has added both form and function to many sewing projects since it was popularized in the 1930's for use in children's clothing. Today, as sewists, we use zippers for everything from garments and zipper bags to purses and totes, so let's celebrate with some sewing inspiration and a sale!

That's right - buy one zipper and get a second zipper of equal or lesser value for free at!  The sale starts at 10 a.m. CST today, and ends at 10 a.m. CST. on Saturday 4/30/16, so shop now! (Limit: one free zipper per order)

Want to give zippers a try?  We have several fun projects to choose from!

Sew up some quick and easy Becca Bags from this pattern!
 You can also enjoy a how-to video featuring
Kimberly & Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique:
The full Goody Goody tutorial can be seen here.
We hope you have fun shopping and planning your next zipper-y projects.
Happy National Zipper Day!


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop

Welcome to our humble little stop along the Strawberry Biscuit Blog Hop!

We fell head over heels for this fabric at first sight, and for the past few months, we’ve had the pleasure of working with the sweet Elea Lutz on six whimsical projects she designed for her very first book, Pretty Playtime!  (Yay, Elea!)

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have caught a peek during our #PrettyPlaytime photoshoot, but today, we’re getting you up close and personal with each and every one.

With Pretty Playtime, Elea dazzled us with her fanciful landscape of darling critters, candy-colored cottages and friendly fairies.  While we are usually all about straight up piecing, she lured us into this crazy world of embellishments with embroidery, applique, buttons and ric rac – and it turned out so, so perfectly!!

She started with Little Bow Sweet, and those sweet pink hearts swept us right off our feet!

The Knock Knock, Who’s There? quilt followed – pretty houses adorned with pieced borders and buttons for doorknobs.  Imagine selecting just the right buttons for each house with your littles!

The Furry Friends quilt followed.  This pack is hosting a cozy slumber party, and you’re invited.  We love their little faces, especially those heart-shaped noses! (Snouts or noses? Oh well!) 

The Tooth Fairy pillow holds a little secret.  She comes dressed for the job with a tiny pocket for her goodies!  And check out her cute pigtails.
The Duck Duck Tablerunner comes swimming up behind – a Mama duck trailed by her ducklings is irresistible, to say the least!

Pretty Playtime’s crowning glory is the Garden Fairy Sampler.  It combines elements from all of the other projects into its whimsical, wonderful tale!  Have fun making up stories for each and every block.  The Ducks and Bears are having a tea party… the Tooth Fairy visits with the dragonflies among the tulips… the Butterflies are collecting their nectar in a ribboned handbasket… let your imagination run free! We even have a kit for the Garden Fairy Sampler available for purchase - take a peek!

It won’t be long before Pretty Playtime lands in our hot little hands, but if you reserve your copy before it arrives, you’ll also receive Elea’s Little Swan pattern for free, so don’t dilly dally!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spooky Delights Tablerunner Quilt Along with FREE Pattern: Week 1!

Welcome to our new Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Our three week event will introduce you to this adorable tablerunner and get you in the mood for some Halloween sewing.  Too early, you say? October will be here before you know it, and fabric companies are releasing their Halloween collections now, so it's the perfect time to sew!
Plus, our Quilt Along will be all delight - no fright - since we've got some talented quilters joining us in making this tablerunner with fabrics of their own choosing. Inspiration will abound - what a treat! Oh, and the best news yet? This is a free pattern that we'll be sharing here on the blog (for a limited time). So, without further ado, here's a peek at the tablerunner we'll be making!
This spooky and sweet tablerunner was designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs, using her fabric line Spooky Delights for Moda fabrics!

Not only do we have the Spooky Delights fabrics in stock, we have a Spooky Delights Quilt Kit available for purchase!   Runner kit includes the complete Spooky Delights pattern and Spooky Delights fabric for the 20.5" x 44.5" top, binding, backing, and buttons. We also included SKU# 2901-11 for the backing.
Are you ready to start quilting along?
The FREE Spooky Delights pattern will be shared in three parts/weeks. 
The first part, the fabric requirements portion, can be downloaded from the link directly below.
These wonderful bloggers are quilting along with us, so be sure to link over to their sites and see the fabrics they've selected for their runners!

Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks
Sinta of Pink Pin Cushion
We'll see you next Monday for Week 2 of our Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Happy Quilting!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Fresh Finds at Fat Quarter Shop!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Star Spangled Liberty Block of the Month!


Show your patriotic pride with the Star Spangled Liberty Block of the Month Quilt!


The Star Spangled Liberty Block of the Month, designed by Pam Buda, will begin in September and will run for nine months. You will make a vertical quilter's flag and six horizontal star rows. The center row features several flag and star blocks and patriotic pinwheels, along with the option of appliqued "America" and stars. 

Each month you'll receive the fabric and instructions to make a portion of the quilt - the finished quilt measures 74.5" x 78". We also have a backing set to complete this gorgeous quilt, available here.

The Star Spangled Liberty fabric line by Pam Buda for Marcus Brothers Fabrics will be available as precuts and yardage in August, and can be reserved now!


If you love reproduction fabrics, Americana, and patriotic quilts, pledge your allegiance to Star Spangled Liberty and sign up today!