Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Winners of The Pre-Order Promotion!

Hi everyone! You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, we announced our pre-order promotion. Today, we are revealing the three lucky winners of the $100 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificates. 
And the lucky winners are...
Karen F.
Lisa W. 
Leona A. 

All of the winners have been contacted via email. Thank you so much for everyone who entered our pre-order promotion! Don't forget that you can still Pre-Order some of your favorite products at our shop today. 

Designer Tidbits: Ashton Road by Valori Wells

Hi everyone and welcome to the wonderful and colorful world of Valori Wells! Today, she's showing off her newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Ashton Road. Read on to learn more about her inspiration and also her new book! 

Q: Tell us about the Ashton Road collection. What were you inspired by?
Valori: I was inspired by my beautiful children, Olivia (9), Violette (7), and Teague (5). They are always in my studio painting, drawing, and playing with fabric. They add so much joy, laughter, and LOVE to my life. I wanted to create a fun - kids collection, but also have prints that can go with anything. The color palette is happy and playful - like a candy picnic with your siblings. It's hard to find good "boy" fabrics that don't scream toddler or baby, so I created these tree houses print (not that my girls don't love them too) that are whimsical and boy-friendly.
Q: What is the best part about being a fabric designer?
Valori: Honestly, doing what I love. Being an artist and getting to share a part of me with others is a great reward and I'm very blessed to have the career that I do. I get to draw, play with color and see all of that hard work come to life in fabric... then cut it up, sew it, and make things!

Q: What is your favorite print from the collection?
Valori: My favorite print from the collection is Rippling Mum (the two-color flower). Turquoise and orchid are my favorite colors of the design but I'm also loving the black and white colorway as well. I love this print! It's simple and graphic and can stand on its own if need be.

Q: Tell us about your new book, My Life in Fabric?
Valori: My new book, My Life in Fabric, is all about the different ways (out of the norm for most quilters) to fill your life with fabric. I was one-and-a-half years old when my mom opened her quilt shop in 1975, and my life has been full of fabric ever since. I love to print on fabric using silk-screening and blocks as well as painting. Layering of images and techniques is very inspiring to me and I wanted to share all of these options of creating your own life in fabric. The book also has several projects with different quilting and sewing methods. I am very proud of this book and thrilled to have the opportunity to share various techniques and inspiration with other fabric lovers!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Moda Aurifil Thread Kits

Who doesn't love Aurifil Threads? That's why we are so excited to show you their new thread boxes coming this spring and summer 2015. 

The Sweet Life by Pat Sloan

Color Theory by V & Co

Mistletoe Lane by Bunny Hill Designs

Daysail by Bonnie & Camille

We have Moda Fabric designers, Pat Sloan, V&Co, Bunny Hill Designs, and Bonnie & Camille, present their new Aurifil thread sets. Each box is filled with seven mini spools of Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread, a mini charm pack and a FREE pattern! Pre-order your thread kits today and see how cute they are in our Fall Quilt Market video

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jolly Bar: Fat Quarter Shop's Exclusive Precut

Happy Monday and welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! We are showing another round of Jolly Bar precuts using Moda Fabrics. If you have never heard about our Jolly Bars, they are a 5" x 10" precut that is EXCLUSIVE to Fat Quarter Shop. Here is Kimberly to tell you more about it in our video.

In addition to being an great precut, For every Jolly Bar collection, we sneaked in four Golden Tickets in our pre-order Jolly Bars, each is a $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop! So you must pre-order your jolly bar for a chance to win one! 
Here is a look at the Jolly Bar collections made from the exclusive Jolly Bar patterns included in each collection. 

5th Avenue Quilt in the Lakeside Gatherings collection.
Summer Stars quilt in The Boat House collection.
Paper Hearts Quilt in the Petite Prints collection. 
Razzle Dazzle quilt in the Red, White and Free collection. 
Want to see more Jolly Bar creations? We invited a few of our bloggy friends to sew along with us using our Jolly Bars. They have created some amazing projects that we would love for you to see (and giveaways as well)! 

Denise of Pieced Brain
Stephanie of The Modern Sewciety

Thank you so much for joining us and share your Jolly Bar creations with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Google+ with #jollybar. Happy quilting! 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Wishes Quilt Along: Grape Basket

We are at the end of our Wishes Quilt Along journey and we want to thank each and every one of you for supporting this great cause and sewing along with us in 2014. Please visit our auction page and bid on our beautiful Wishes quilt. 100% of the auction's proceeds will go towards Make-A-Wish!

And now, for our last Wishes block, the Grape Basket block!

Download the FREE Grape Basket Block and get sewing!
Once you have the pattern downloaded and your fabric cut, watch Kimberly's video tutorial for a closer look at piecing the Grape Basket Block. If you're ready to finish your beautiful quilt, don't forget to download the backing and binding PDF patterns as well! 

Did you love sewing along with us in 2014? Join our upcoming Snapshots Quilt Along benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in January 2015! Visit our Snapshots Quilt Along page to learn more and visit our fundraising page to learn more about this amazing cause. 

Thank you so much for joining us and don't forget to share your Wishes blocks on our FlickrFacebook, and Instagram using #wishesqal. Happy quilting! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Night Sky Quilt Along with Jana Machado

Hi everyone! As a big fan of Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, we were thrilled when Jana of Jana Machado asked us to join her Night Sky Quilt Along featuring Camille's new Night Sky Pattern. 

This pattern is a great way to use scraps for your stash, and it's fat quarter friendly as well. To get you inspired, here are some of Jana's blocks for the quilt along. She's using the Miss Kate collection by Bonnie & Camille and the Cherie collection by Frances Newcombe for her blocks. 

One of our quilty staff, Daniar, decided to create her blocks from her Cotton + Steel stash, mixing the Spring and Fall collections! 

Did you know that the Night Sky pattern is also our November Pattern of the Month? That means it's 20% OFF all month long! So pick up your pattern at our shop today and join in on the fun!

But wait… there's more! We are giving away a Miss Kate fat quarter bundle by Bonnie & Camille to one lucky winner! To enter, all you need to do is comment on this blog post and let us know what fabric collection you would make with the Night Sky pattern. The winner will be contacted via email and randomly selected on December 5th, 2014. Good luck and happy quilting! 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10 Blog Tour

Hello everyone! We're delighted to be a part of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 10 Edition! This issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks marks the 10th volume of the popular block magazine and that means they have published 1000 original block designs, how amazing is that? 

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Quiltmaker also compiled a video of all of their designers. We had a chance to record the video at the Fall International Quilt Market in Houston last month. 

Ready to see our blocks? Let's start with Kimberly's Starberry block! She gave a traditional star block a modern twist and used the whimsical prints from the April Showers collection by Bonnie & Camille

Next, is Jocelyn's Parasol block. For her design, she was inspired by the structure of umbrellas and added a touch of glamour using the Glitz collection by Michael Miller Fabrics. 

Sarah's Well-Suited Block is a throwback to her childhood in the 90's. She was inspired by the "power" ties that her dad loved to wear! She felt that the Botanics collection worked perfectly with her design as well! 

Want to learn how to make our blocks and 97 more? We are giving away three copies of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 10 to three lucky winners! To enter our giveaway, all you need to do is to comment on our blog post and let us know which block would you like to make from the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks vol. 10. 
And the winners are...

Don't forget to visit the Quiltmaker website for giveaways and more blocks from other designers as well. Have an amazing day and happy quilting.