Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tutorial: How to Use Impressions Quilting Templates

Have you gotten your hands on the awesome new Orange Peel Templates?! Today, we'll show you exactly how to use these fun templates! Check out this easy-to-follow video!


These four new patterns are so fun to make! You might have seen them in our favorite Bella Solids, but we've made them in some of our favorite new collections, too!

   
We used the fun and colorful prints of Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis Textiles for Robert Kaufman Fabrics! These prints are small and subtle enough that the fish shapes we love are still the star of the show! Purchase your Pattern today and bring this quilt to life! 

   
Friedlander by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics is a fun collection with a large variety of colorways! We love how that periwinkle blue just pops in the center of the Grapevine Pattern!

   
We softened up the Jewel Pattern by using First Blush by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics. These dainty florals are perfect to highlight the petals of this pattern!

   
The Round Robin Pattern is so versatile, and we decided to make it in Manderley by Franny and Jane for Moda Fabrics. This collection features contemporary prints in a variety of sizes, making it perfect for this quilt pattern!

Are you feeling inspired? We can't wait to see what you create with these fun Impressions templates and new patterns! To help you get started, we're giving away a set of Aurifil Thread that corresponds with the quilt kits! Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to be entered to win! Contest ends Saturday, February 25, 2017! Winner will be announced on the blog!


Aurifil Impressions Thread Set

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Project Linus + Receiving Blankets

Since 1995, Project Linus has provided over 6,335,454 blankets to children in need. These hand-made blankets provide a sense of security and comfort to children who are seriously ill and in need of some warm wishes.

We made some custom receiving blankets using Howdy by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics!
Do you want to get involved in this amazing cause? We've got a wonderful video tutorial to help you create a custom receiving blanket!

 
 
There are numerous drop-off sites nation wide, and you can find a listing of those near you!

We have a fun giveaway for you! Follow us on Instagram through this entry and be entered to win the brown and blue receiving blanket! Contest ends February 24, 2017! Be sure to check your Instagram that day to see if you're the winner!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Scrappy Planner Sew Along: Week 3

We love flowers all year long, so we're very excited about this week's Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along featuring the Patchwork Tulip Quilt. Remember, all of the projects featured in our sew along are exclusive to the Scrappy Project Planner! Purchase your new planner and get ALL six patterns!
This Scrappy Project Planner is so unique and will add so much beauty to your home! Which Lori Holt fabrics will you choose for your new quilt?

Some of our quilty friends are quilting along with us in this week's Patchwork Tulip Quilt! So grab your Scrappy Project Planner, your Scrappy Project Planner accessories, and check out this week's bloggers!

Lori Holt

Erin from Why Not Sew
Kaye from Miss Print

Did you miss the first quilt pattern in the Scrappy Project Planner Sew Along? Check it out here! We have four more Fridays of Scrappy Project Planner quilty fun! Check back on Friday, February 17 2017 for our next featured quilt! Be sure to share your project photos with us on social media, #scrappyprojectplanner #PatchworkTulipQuilt @FatQuarterShop @BeeLori1.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Button Lovers' Club: Cornflower

February's Button Lovers' Club features a stunning shade of blue: cornflower! If you're not already a member of the club, don't worry! There's still time to sign up! Each month, you'll be delivered a variety of 86 hand-dyed buttons! No matter what you are creating you'll always have the perfect button embellishment to bring your piece together.
Pat Sloan has created a beautiful flower tablerunner to perfectly display these beauties! Download the free pattern now!
Want to make yours just like Pat's? She used a box of our February Button Lovers' Club buttons, Aurifloss, her Sunday Drive collection and Bella Solids from Moda.

Are you ready to get started? Head over to Pat's blog for a step-by-step tutorial! We can't wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us on social media with the hashtag #buttonloversclub.

If you aren't already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers' Club today. You won't want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    2017 Patchwork Quilt Along: Block 2

    The 15th of each month might be our new favorite! Today, we have the second block in the Patchwork Quilt Along! If you missed the first month, you can find it here! We have also put together a page to answer all of your yardage and notions questions! Grab your Patchwork Quilt Kit, and let's get started on block two!
    Block #2 is called Diamond Panes. Download your free pattern today in exchange for a donation to Make-A-Wish!


    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.

    Tuesday, February 14, 2017

    2017 Valentine's Day DIY

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Fat Quarter Shop would like to say,
    Happy Valentine's Day to you!

    There's nothing sweeter on Valentine's Day than a gift that truly comes from the heart, and what better way to show your loved ones you care than with something made by hand? We have some adorable projects for you to whip up on this holiday, and our Valentine's Day fabric selection is sure to spark your creative side!

    http://www.fatquartershop.com/button-lovers-club/
    Button Heart Throw Pillow
    This free template features the precious pink hues from Just Another Button Company! This quick and easy project can be completely customized for anyone with so many fabric and button color options!
    Heart's Delight Makin' It Cute
    From Me and My Sister Designs, these templates are Fat Quarter Shop's Notion of the Month (hint hint, 20% off)! Use these heart-shaped templates to embellish quilts, bags, scrapbooking projects, even headbands and apparel! When used alone, these make very quick and sweet Valentines for all of your friends! 


    Hearts & Flowers Applique Block
    From our fun Applique All Day series with Anne Sutton, this free Hearts & Flowers Block is the perfect project to practice your appliqueing with Aurifil 80 wt! This 6" x 6" block is a quick project that is sure to brighten anyone's day!
    Open Heart Quilt Pattern
    More savings! This precious pattern is our pattern of the month (more savings for you)! By Lella Boutique, the rows of hearts across the Open Heart quilt top have our hearts bursting with love!
    Kewpie Doll Kit
    Are you looking for a Valentine's Day project that can double as a childhood toy or momento? Look no further! This adorable Kewpie Doll Kit includes a Kewpie Love fabric panel to make 6 doll accessories and an 8" Kewpie doll.
    Are you in need of some more inspiration? One thing that we love about patterns is the ability to make them your own, or to fit the personality of your loved one! Check out some of our in-house Valentine's Day projects with different interpretations of our free Color Of My Heart Pattern!
    Wall hanging featuring Manderley mini charm packs (instead of charm squares as used in the pattern) by Franny and Jane for Moda Fabrics.
    Wall hanging featuring Sundrops by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics on the left, Hey Dot by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics in the middle, and Mini Muu Spring 2016 by Lecien on the right.
    Valentine's mini quilt featuring Kewpie Love by Riley Blake Designs.
    Valentine's Mini Quilt featuring Sleep Tight by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

    Saturday, February 11, 2017

    Sew Sampler February 2017 Sneak Peek

    It's February, so you're in for an extra sweet treat this month! For this month's Sew Sampler subscription box sneak peek, we're challenging you to think outside the little blue box!
    What could these Jolly Ranchers possibly represent in our February Sew Sampler subscription box? We have a feeling that you'll love it! We can't wait to hear your guesses!
    Don't miss this sweet, quilty fun delivered right to your door! There's still time to sign up for the February box!

    There's more in store, so be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak peeks on all social media outlets by using #SewSampler. If you have any questions about this program, feel free to email us at SewSampler@fatquartershop.com