Monday, June 27, 2016

Celebrate Fat Quarter Shop's 13th Birthday with a SALE & 13 Great Giveaways!
Happy Birthday to us!  Fat Quarter Shop was "born" 13 years ago, and we're throwing a big party for you, our wonderful customers, to celebrate! While we can't bring cake, ice cream and balloons to each of you, we CAN have some fun!  We're offering a terrifically tempting discount and will be giving some awesome "birthday gifts" to thirteen lucky winners! Ready to party?? Keep reading for all the delicious details!
Yep - you read right! We're offering 13% off purchases today though Wednesday, June 29th at midnight CST. This is a great time to treat yourself to the fabric you've had your eye on, and to replenish your supply of sewing staples like thread, rotary blades and needles
Use code LUCKY13 when checking out to apply the discount to your purchase*!

* Discount does not apply to gift certificates, club/pre-order shipments or Flash Sale items.


Birthday parties aren't as fun without gifts, but instead of getting gifts we're giving them - THIRTEEN of them!  Here's the list of prizes up for grabs, and instructions on how to enter:

Eleven winners: $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Cards

+ One winner: $250 Gift Card

+ One Winner: 12 Months of our fabulous SEW SAMPLER Box - a $750 retail value!

= LUCKY 13!

  • Earn 1 entry for every order greater than $25 placed during the sale.  No limit – order as many times as you would like! (We are not able to combine orders)
  • + 1 bonus entry if you join or are already a member of a club or block of the month program.  Limit 1 entry.
  • + 1 bonus entry if you join or are already a subscriber to our Sew Sampler Subscription Box.  Limit 1 entry.
The Lucky 13 winners will be announced on July 1, 2016!
Thank you, dear customers, for making our first thirteen years so fun and fabulous. We appreciate each and every one of you, and thank you for being a part of the Fat Quarter Shop community!

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along: Week 7 - Cottage Block

Welcome to Week 7 of our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along,
featuring the 
Pretty Playtime Quilts book! 

We're taking you through the construction of this gorgeous sampler quilt, block by block!
This week's block is the Cottage Block, which is found on the left center of the middle row of blocks on the sampler quilt.  Our quilt was made with Elea Lutz' Strawberry Biscuit fabric collection - it's sew lovely!
If you're interested in sewing along with us, we've got a convenient quilt kit for you. The Garden Fairy Sampler Quilt Kit includes the fabric for the top and binding, and we also have a Backing Set for the Fairy Garden Sampler Quilt! Don't forget that you'll need a copy of the Pretty Playtime Quilts Book, so order your copy of the book and kit today!


We have a great group of quilting bloggers joining us for this event, and this week Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon is sharing her version of the Cottage Block on her blog. Pop on over and see what she's created!

Here is a list of the fabulous quilting bloggers participating in our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along. Stay tuned here at the Jolly Jabber for more Pretty Playtime block fun!

Week 2 - Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 - Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 - Anorian from Samelia's Mum
Week 5 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 - Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 - Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 - Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 - Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 - Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Week 11 - Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 - Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 - Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 - Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast

Happy Quilting, everyone.  See you back here for Week 8!

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Part 3: Quilt Assembly
Welcome to Part Three of our Little Ruby Quilt Along! This gorgeous Little Ruby quilt, designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, features the Little Ruby fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. Last week we shared a video on how to make the Star Blocks, and this week we're showing you how to assemble the quilt!

Two quilts?! Yes! This quilt pattern is super cool because you'll actually end up with enough blocks for two different quilts if you add additional background fabric and binding!  FYI: The background fabric used for the second quilt, the quilt on the right in the image below, is Little Ruby Coral Little Sundae.

If you're ready to start your Little Ruby Quilt we've got tools to help you complete a Little Ruby quilt of your own.  Not only will we share three separate video tutorials to show you what to do, step-by-step, we also have some Creative Grids Rulers that are going to make cutting and piecing so much easier. Woo hoo!
6/27/16 - Part Three: Quilt Assembly - that's today!
7/11/16 - Finished Quilts!

Watch the third part of our video series above, and
learn how to assemble your own beautiful Little Ruby Quilt!
The free pattern for Part 3 can be found HERE

If you want to make the exact quilt shown above, you'll be happy to know we're offering a Little Ruby Quilt Along Kit! This quilt was designed by Camille Roskelley exclusively for FQS, and it's such a beauty!  We also have a coordinating Backing Set!

Two Creative Grids rulers were used to make this quilt: Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool and Creative Grids 60 degree Double Strip Ruler, which need to be purchased separately from the quilt kit.

Check Out the Fabulous Bloggers Quilting Along!

We're super excited to have several talented bloggers quilting along with us.  Stop by their blogs to see which fabrics they're using and what their star blocks look like!

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions
We look forward to seeing you back here on July 11th for the fourth and final part of the Little Ruby Quilt Along. Happy Quilting!

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

How to Use the Creative Grids Stripology Ruler: Video Tutorial!

If you love quilting tools that save time and are easy to use you'll love the Stripology Ruler by Creative Grids!  This ruler is a total game changer, quilting friends - you'll use it again and again!
You'll reduce your rotary cutting time by up to 75% with this Stripology Ruler! Cut your full width fabric and fat quarters into the most popular pre-cuts on the market – 1 ½" & 2 ½" strips; 5" & 10" squares. You can also cut 2 1/2" strips of fabric for binding SO quickly and easily! Originally designed by the oh-so-clever Gundrun Erla of G.E. Designs to use with her well-known tongue-in-cheek line of "strip" patterns, this ruler has so many other uses.

Watch this video for a quick, fun and eye opening tutorial with Sherri McConnell. You'll see why this ruler is one of her favorite cutting tools.
Happy Cutting, Happy Sewing, and Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sherri McConnell's Favorite Notions & Quilting Tips!

We're back again with another informative and fun video featuring Kimberly and special guest quilter Sherri McConnell. This video shows you all of Sherri's favorite notions, from rulers to thread, pre-cuts and more, so sit back and enjoy learning what she uses to quilt everyday!

If you're interested in any of the items Sherri mentions, you'll find links to them if you expand the YouTube video information below the video.  Simply click Show More to reveal all the links!
You can also see Sherri's favorites by visiting a dedicated page at Fat Quarter Shop by clicking this link and then browsing to your heart's content.  We LOVE having all of Sherri's favorite notions in one place for reference and ease of shopping - this quilter, pattern designer, and fabric designer is a quilting expert!
We hope you've enjoyed this video.  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you're treated to each video we release! Oh, and please comment and tell us which of Sherri's favorite notions was new to you.  Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

One Hour Rag Quilt Video Tutorial with FREE Pattern!

Hello, Quilting Friends!  You're going to love today's video tutorial and the FREE PATTERN that goes with it!  It is the definition of fast and easy.  Make up a couple with bright colors like ours or some chunky novelty prints.  If you're introducing someone to sewing this summer, it's also a great beginner project with a big payoff!  We even have a One Hour Flannel Rag Quilt Kit so you can make the exact quilt Kimberly makes in the video - sew fun!

 The fabric used in our kit is Little Ruby flannel, designed by Bonnie and Camille, and it's as beautiful as it is soft and cuddly! 

As Kimberly said in the video, these quilts make great gifts so why not grab one of our One Hour Flannel Rag Quilt Kits and start stitching?

Want to use thread that matches exactly? We have Little Ruby thread collections in TWO SIZES!
We hope you enjoy the free pattern, video and quilt kit, and let us know if you want to see more quick & easy projects like this!  Happy Quilting!