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October 3, 2021
9 Projects to Stitch and Sew this Fall from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Leaves are changing color, days are getting shorter, and the nights are cooling down… Fall is finally here! With the changing of seasons, we wanted to give you some inspiration for new projects that you can make to celebrate.

We’ve gathered multiple fall-themed cross stitch and quilt patterns, so grab a needle and your favorite fall fabrics, and let’s get started!

1. Acorn Woods

This Autumn, surround yourself with great oak seeds and fallen leaves with the Acorn Woods Quilt Pattern from Fig Tree and Co. This pattern would go great with a couple of Pumpkins & Blossoms charm ...

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September 30, 2021
October Releases Now Available from Kitty and Me Designs

I just released 3 new designs for October.  My cousin Kim asked me for a realistic chipmunk.  He's surrounded with colorful Autumn leaves and munching on a sunflower!

Then I thought about a Colorful Owl for Halloween.  Worked in black and orange, his is name is Edgar as in Edgar Allen Poe.

Finally, being a country girl, I did a cherry/kitchen themed Colorful Cat named Cherry Berry.



Ask for these at your favorite needlework retail store or find them in my shop.

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September 14, 2021
Fall into Autumn with Stitch-tober 2021! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Oh my gourd-ness… October is almost here and I’m ready to “Fall” into Autumn with the cutest seasonal stitches! Join me, Kimberly Jolly, for the annual Stitch-tober Stitch Along as we spend the month of October stitching up fall-themed designs. You can join us by stitching a new pattern every day, a new pattern each week, or spend your October stitching up one big piece.

Stitch-tober begins October 1 and will carry on through November 15! This year I am stitching up our new mystery pattern, Autumn Beauties, along with several other patterns you can see here and on ...

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September 9, 2021
Patchwork Seasons – Foxtastic from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

I’m back with the third installment of Patchwork Seasons! This cross stitch series features a new seasonal-themed cross stitch pattern each quarter. The pattern is low-priced and is available as a downloadable PDF, so you can click, print, and stitch. Patchwork Seasons is a Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive that you won’t find anywhere else!

Last quarter I stitched up Freedom Patchwork Seasons, and I’m excited to stitch our newest pattern, Foxtastic Patchwork Seasons. Read on for details on this “foxy” pattern, and what you’ll need to get started!

The Foxtastic pattern is furry, fun, and cheeky ...

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August 11, 2021
Announcing the Granita Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Granita Cross Stitch Pattern was inspired by the Granita Quilt Pattern from It’s Sew Emma! With stars and snowflakes, Granita is an ode to frosty windows and starlit nights. This cross stitch pattern includes three colorways in blue, red, and gray in both DMC and NPI conversions!

This stitch along will be from September 8 to November 3. Read more below to learn about our floss colorways and how you can stitch with us!

The Granita sampler was stitched in the called for Blue NPI on Cloud 25 Count Lugana by Lori Holt.

Supplies

Stitch this winter wonderland ...

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August 3, 2021
The Stitch-O-Graphy Stitch Along – Celebrating World Cross Stitch Day! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Calling all of our cross stitchers… our day of international celebration is almost here! On August 13th, World Cross Stitch Day unites us through one of our favorite things – stitching! To recognize the worldwide cross stitching community, we have put together the Stitch-O-Graphy Stitch Along.

Our new pattern Stitch-O-Graphy is a downloadable PDF, making this stitch along easy for our friends across the globe to join in!

Kimberly will start stitching up her Stitch-O-Graphy pattern on August 13, World Cross Stitch Day!

This stitch along will be from August 18 to September 22. Read more below to learn about our ...

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June 24, 2021
Announcing the Peppermint Lane Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This summer, join us for a sweet and chilly stroll down Peppermint Lane! It’s Sew Emma gave us the Peppermint Lane Block of the Month in 2018. This adorable quilt inspired us to create its cross stitch counterpart! This stitch along will be from July 7 to August 25. Kimberly will also be stitching this during Jolly July 2021, and will be stitching the first part on July 2. Read more below on how you can prepare for our newest stitch along!

Stitch Along Dates

Each week for 8 weeks, we’ll be stitching part of the pattern and ...

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June 17, 2021
Announcing Flea Market by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Introducing the Flea Market Book by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co! Be inspired by a book that blossomed out of Lori’s love for thrifting at flea markets and antique shops. 

Flea Market finds the beauty in renewing old things into classic handmade creations! This book includes a charming medallion quilt, three runners and a cute pillow setting. 

The Flea Market Book will be released in July of 2021! Read more below to learn about these classic patterns that include flowers, baskets and churn dashes.

Churn up the fun with this adorable and light-hearted table runner ...

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June 8, 2021
Patchwork Seasons – Freedom from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Join us for some stitched patchwork fun with our newest Patchwork Seasons cross stitch pattern! This quarterly cross stitch adventure includes seasonal-themed patterns with a new cross stitch pattern each quarter! This pattern is low-priced and is only available as a downloadable PDF so you can click, print, and stitch!

Last quarter I stitched up the Cottontail Patchwork Seasons, and I can’t wait to stitch up our newest pattern, Freedom Patchwork Seasons. These patchwork style cross stitch patterns are inspired by the Free Stitches From the Heart pattern that we designed for Valentine’s Day. Patchwork Seasons is a ...

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June 5, 2021
Patriotic Cross Stitch Patterns from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, so to celebrate in style, we’re bringing you some star-spangled cross stitch designs to adorn your home. When it comes to cross stitch, there are so many fun patriotic designs to choose from, and most of them require just a few colors. Do you have red, white and blue? Then you’re ready to go!

We’ve gathered several American flags to stitch. Scroll on to see some of the patriotic designs:

1. American Spirit

Does your heart ring true for the red, white and blue? If so, this darling ...

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May 14, 2021
Announcing Kaleidoscope by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Introducing the Kaleidoscope Book by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet Co! This book is going to fill your home with light and color! Create quilts filled with a myriad of cool, light, and bright colors centered on a kaleidoscope-inspired star block. This book includes three quilt size options, three pillow size options, and a coordinating cross stitch that will light up your home.

The Kaleidoscope Book will be released in June of 2021! Read more below to learn more about this special book, and two other fun projects that go along with it.

The ever so bright ...

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April 20, 2021
Sail Away With 2021 FQS Stitch May-Nia 2021! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This year has sailed by sew quickly, and with May just down the riverbend…it’s time to set sail for our annual FQS Stitch May-nia!

In 2015, Stitch Maynia was started as a Facebook Group by Garrett Kilgore (aka Coffeestitcher on Flosstube) and Katy Agruso (aka The Stash Queen on Flosstube). Kimberly loved this idea, and we began our own annual stitch-a-thon of sorts, called FQS Stitch May-nia! Kimberly has put her own twist on this month-long event, by stitching bigger projects and breaking them up during the month of May. She’s planning to start on a total ...

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March 31, 2021
Transform Stitches into Stars: Introducing Stitchy Stars by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet has launched a new cross stitch pattern that captures the true spirit of the 4th of July! This dazzling row of quilt-inspired stars looks amazing in red, white, pink, and blue! Read more below to learn more about the different fabric combinations you can use to sew up your Stitchy Stars.

This radiant Stitchy Stars sampler was sewn up and finished by Lori Holt of Bee In My Bonnet! Lori stitched her stars on the mottled side of the Oatmeal 25 Count Lugana. She stitched over two threads using two strands of Weeks ...

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March 23, 2021
Introducing the NEW Stitch Card H Cross Stitch by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet released a new addition to her Stitch Card Series with Stitch Card Set H. This farm-friendly set features four ridiculously cute animals, that are sew much fun to stitch up. You can mix and match each card into other projects, or stitch them together as one big piece!

Stitch Card H isn’t on it’s own…it has seven adorable predecessors in the Bee in my Bonnet’s Stitch Card Sets A-G! Use these cards as inspiration, or as the alphabet goes on, you can add letters to your stitch card collection ...

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March 3, 2021
Be Mine 2021 Stitch Along Recap from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This February, I celebrated my love of cross stitch for 28 days by stitching up the loveliest patterns around. I had sew much fun stitching along with you all for the Be Mine Stitch Along this month! Be Mine lasted from  February 1 through February 28. I began stitching up the Stitches from the Heart and Just My Type patterns and ended my month of stitching with Farmhouse Christmas. This month was filled with love and lots of adorable patterns! Read more below to see all of my Be Mine stitched pieces and what I sewed them up with!

 

Just ...

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March 2, 2021
Introducing Patchwork Seasons from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Join us for some stitched patchwork fun with our new Patchwork Seasons cross stitch series! This new quarterly cross stitch adventure will include seasonal-themed patterns that were inspired by our Stitches From the Heart design! Every quarter we will release a new cross stitch pattern at the beginning of the month to keep this fun and exciting. This pattern is low-priced and is only available as a downloadable PDF so you can click, print, and sew!

I really loved the patchwork style of the Free Stitches From the Heart pattern that we designed for Valentine’s Day, and used it ...

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January 6, 2021
Join us for the Be Mine 2021 Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

A little birdie told me love is in the air! Our love for stitching sure is. Please join me, Kimberly Jolly, for the Be Mine Stitch Along. It is sure to be a lovely time with two new pattern releases and lots of love for cross stitching to go around!

This February, I am celebrating my love of cross stitch for 28 days of stitching up the loveliest patterns around. You can join me by stitching a new pattern every day, a new pattern each week, or spend your February stitching up one big piece.

Be Mine begins February 1 ...

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December 23, 2020
Join the Monthly Markings Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

In 2021, I am starting a new year-long stitch-along! I am so excited that I am in stitches over it. Please join me, Kimberly Jolly, in January as I start stitching along for the Monthly Markings Stitch Along.

Leave your mark with me each month as we complete a pattern each month from the Monthly Markings Pattern Set. Of course, I switched up my thread colors and fabric choice and am going to show you if you’d like to stitch the same. The Monthly Markings Thread Pack is available with all the information for each substitution, and since this ...

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November 16, 2020
Jolly Housewives SAL with The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Christmas is coming and it’s about to get a lot more jolly! This December we’re stuffing our stockings and decking the halls with cross stitch. Join me, Kimberly Jolly, and Priscilla and Chelsea from The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch for Jolly Housewives, A Merry Little Stitch-A-Long! You can stitch along with us by stitching up your favorite holiday patterns designed by Stitching with the Housewives all season long.

Jolly Housewives starts December 1 and lasts until December 31, but I can’t wait to get started so I will begin stitching on November 24. This is the ...

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November 10, 2020
Love Thy... from Charm About You

 

neighbour X work in progress X cross stitch X Aurifloss

My current cross stitch project for the year is coming along well, there's been a little bit of unpicking but that is most often the result of late night stitching. The pattern is Love Thy Neighbour by Modern Folk Embroidery and I started stitching it as part of Jacob's Summer Stitch A Long. Summer may be nearly over but I am in no rush to finish. The original pattern is stitched in one colour but like my last finished cross stitch I enjoy making it my own and ...

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