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February 12, 2019
Cross Stitch ~ Weekly Update from Life in the Scrapatch


Week 2 Challenge Done!

All set up to start Week 3 tomorrow with the 




I am feeling very accomplished.

I have recently started cross stitching again after a 40 year lapse.

The fence in this pattern was challenging for me last week,
but the lettering this week felt very familiar.

I am enjoying these weekly challenges and
am hopeful that I will be able to keep up.

On to the clothesline and the first quilt on the line tomorrow.
The quilt motifs are one per week.

I can do this! 

:-) 

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How to turn your Cross Stitch into a Pillow from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve been loving making pillows here at Fat Quarter Shop! We recently turned the adorable Aunt Martha’s Dirty Laundry Embroidered Dish Towels we saw at fall market this year into a pillow in this blog post and we’re making another pillow with the Happy Farm Girl Cross […]

The post How to turn your Cross Stitch into a Pillow appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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February 5, 2019
How to Applique with Wool from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Amongst the crocheting and appliqueing, we filmed one more tutorial with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet when we went to visit the Cozy Cottage: How to Applique with Wool! To celebrate her two new 10″ wool stackers, Lori shows us how to prepare wool to be appliqued and the buttonhole stitch with Lori’s wool threads.

Materials

Here’s what you need to applique with wool:

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How to Applique with Wool from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Amongst the crocheting and appliqueing, we filmed one more tutorial with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet when we went to visit the Cozy Cottage: How to Applique with Wool! To celebrate her two new 10″ wool stackers, Lori shows us how to prepare […]

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January 23, 2019
How to Applique a Quilt with Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We recently visited Lori Holt in the Cozy Cottage where she recorded another 3 part series with us! In this series, Lori teaches us how to go from start to finish to make a 6″ applique block. The block she is making is from her newest sewing series, the Sew Simple Shapes Series hosted on her blog Bee in my Bonnet, where Lori is making a quilt using all of her Sew Simple Shapes applique templates!

Materials

Here’s what you need to prepare your applique:

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January 4, 2019
Quilty Resolutions you can get on board with in 2019! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s officially the start to 2019 and the new year brings new resolutions! Whether your resolution is to finish your unfinished objects of 2018, organize your sewing area, or discover new projects, here are some quilty new year’s resolutions we got from our quilty friends that you can get on board with this year! Be sure to read to the bottom to see the details about a New Year’s Resolution GIVEAWAY.

2019 Quilty New Year’s Resolutions

1. Repurpose your scraps – Rather than store the scraps from your quilt in your stash, give your hand at transforming ...

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December 21, 2018
Vintage Christmas Week 8 from In the Boondocks


Last week was Vintage Christmas Week 8 and I posted on Instagram but not here.  
Sorry life has really dealt our family some blows lately.


I really love the patterns in this book! 


Twinkle Lights 
6” block


I hope you find Joy in the holiday season!
Love Lisa

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December 18, 2018
Crochet with Lori Holt! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get ready, get set, get hooked onto crocheting! We are so excited to be carrying Lori Holt’s (of Bee in my Bonnet) crochet supplies and we recently visited Lori’s Cozy Cottage in Salt Lake City to film a couple of beginner crochet tutorials with her! She showed us how to make granny squares, block each square, and then turn the entire thing into a functional pincushion!

Photo from @beelor1 Instagram

Materials

Here’s what you’ll need to make the granny squares:

What you’ll need to ...

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December 7, 2018
Vintage Christmas by Lori Holt Week 7 from In the Boondocks


The Fat Quarter Shop invited me to join their new Vintage Christmas Sew Along, which is based around the new Christmas book by  Lori Holt. I couldn't resist! I love all her patterns and every book Lori has written you can find then at the  Fat Quarter Shop (click and see her other books)! Don’t forget to order your Alphabitties when you order your book.

Lori Holt - Bee in my bonnet - see what she has going on!




Vintage Christmas  is a great book for beginners to experts alike who love to sew!  So many great blocks to sew ...

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November 16, 2018
A Very Vintage Christmas Update from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are so excited to share this recap with you for Weeks 2 – 4 of Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Sewalong! Each block is so special and really putting us into a joyous and cheerful mood. Well, the holidays are quickly approaching so let’s get started on our summary!

 

Week 2

City Sidewalk Block – Connie of Freemotion by the River

Cozy Star Block – Jina of Jina Barney Designz

Dolly Block – Cynthia of Dream, Quilt, Create

Fresh Cut Tree Block – Debbie of Happy Little Cottage

Gingerbread House Block – Kerry of Very Kerry Berry

 

Week 3

Glimmer Block – Connie of Freemotion ...

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October 26, 2018
A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along: Week 1 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Grab your hot cocoa, your Christmas cookies, and most importantly, your Vintage Christmas Book because we are on Week 1 of the A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along! We are sew excited to launch this sew along for Lori Holt of a Bee in my Bonnet’s newest book, Vintage Christmas! Step into Lori’s scrappy happy vintage world this Christmas season with all-new quilt blocks and over ten quilty projects.

To help you make the quilt, we have a Vintage Christmas Quilt Kit and Backing Set that uses Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas collection for Riley Blake Fabrics. Lori ...

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October 19, 2018
A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Grab your hot cocoa, your Christmas cookies, and most importantly, your Vintage Christmas Book because the A Very Vintage Christmas Sew Along starts next week! We are sew excited to launch this sew along for Lori Holt of a Bee in my Bonnet’s newest book, Vintage Christmas! Step into Lori’s scrappy happy vintage world this Christmas season with all-new quilt blocks and over ten quilty projects.

To help you make the quilt, we have a Vintage Christmas Quilt Kit and Backing Set that uses Lori Holt’s Cozy Christmas collection for Riley Blake Fabrics. Lori also has a ...

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August 22, 2018
Autumn Love Flying Geese Pillow Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hey all, Kimberly here! I hope all of you got a chance to tune in to the livestream I did a couple of weeks ago, the Behind the Seams: Flying Geese Tutorial! I turn flying geese into a pillow. For this project, I used the Autumn Love collection by Lori Holt. I used the left overs from the Charm Pack in my Great Granny Squared Book Livestream (check out the book HERE) to make this easy, scrappy project!

Fabric Requirements

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August 16, 2018
NEW COLORS: Chunky Crochet Thread from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Chunky thread is back, back again! The very popular Chunky Crochet Thread by Lori Holt is back and with new colors. We did a post back in January over Lori Holt’s newest crochet thread, Chunky Thread (read post HERE) and the response was amazing! Lori is back with more Chunky Crochet colors and a brand new sampler. With more colors to choose from, the possibilities for projects are endless!

The new colors for Lori’s Chunky Crochet Thread include:

Pumpkin Chunky Crochet Thread

Denim Chunky Crochet Thread

Sweet Mint Chunky Crochet Thread

Peacock Chunky Crochet Thread and Vivid Chunky ...

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August 5, 2018
Spelling Bee wrap up from In the Boondocks






The last Saturday of Spelling Bee Saturday and I am sorry it is over. The folks at the 
Fat Quarter Shop made this delightful wrap up video for week 44.



Thanks for watching! Lisa

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August 4, 2018
Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 44 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

And that’s a wrap on our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We’re concluding this wonderful quilt along with week 44!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Question Mark (?) and Semi-Colon (;) Block in the final ...

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August 2, 2018
A Very Vintage Christmas Photoshoot! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

FaLaLaLaLa Vintage! We recently got into full Christmas swing when we visited our very close quilty friend, Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet, to photo her upcoming with It’s Sew Emma, Vintage Christmas! The Vintage Christmas Quilt Book features the Vintage Christmas Sampler Quilt (below) complete with 42 Christmas themed blocks and 17 quilty projects (11 quilts, 1 tablerunner, 1 mug mat, 1 placemat and 3 pillows). We will even have a Quilt Kit and Backing Set out of Lori’s Cozy Christmas line to make a Vintage Christmas Quilt just like hers!

And YES, of course all ...

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July 28, 2018
Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 43 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We’re on the home stretch with the second to last week of this quilt along, the 43rd week!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the ...

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July 21, 2018
Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 42 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We’re continuing with the home stretch of this quilt along with week 42!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Exclaimation Mark (!) and Hashtag (#) blocks ...

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July 14, 2018
Spelling Bee Sew Along: Week 41 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

Get back to school with our Spelling Bee Sew Along featuring the Spelling Bee Book! We’re continuing with the home stretch of this quilt along with week 41!

The Spelling Bee Book is by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet and features complete instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes plus 18 quilt projects!

This Sew Along will feature 88 of the blocks from the Spelling Bee Book! Lasting 44 weeks, our Sew Along will feature 2 blocks from the book each week. We are featuring the Ampersand Sign (&) and At Sign ...

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