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January 18, 2021
Sew Sampler December 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We decided a trip to the ‘Flea Market’ was in order this holiday season and who knows vintage better than Lori Holt!! Lori is an avid thrifter and is known for transforming the old into the new. The December Sew Sampler box is bursting with beautiful and classic items which are sure to get you into the mood to MAKE!

Petite Flea Market 10″ Stacker by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs
Sew Sampler members got it first!

Let’s go on an adventure through a flea market, revealing new treasures at every turn! This collection captures the delight of ...

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Devon Pouch (a fabulously handy zipper pouch) from Sotak Handmade


 Hello lovelies, happy Monday to you all!

If you've been following me for a while you would have noticed how much I enjoy sewing up zipper pouches :). It's one of my favorite projects to work on and today I wanted to talk a bit about one of my most favorite pouch ever, the Devon Pouch.

Here's just a little sampling of the Devon Pouches I made over the last year or so :).

I love putting these sweet fabric combinations together, matching them up with metal zippers, and whipping up these super useful pouches. I especially love having ...

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January 15, 2021
How to Use Corner Triangles to Hang a Quilted Wall Hanging from Mulberry Patch Quilts

I have found an easy way to hang smaller quilted wall hangings or art quilts on your wall…hanging corner triangles. They’re so easy to incorporate into your binding. Here’s how.

After you’ve finished quilting your wall hanging and have trimmed the edges to prepare it for binding, you can add these corner hanging triangles to the back.

Cut two 5” squares. I like to use the same fabric as the backing, but if you don’t have enough, any fabric scraps will work. I like to try to match the background so they will blend in ...

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January 13, 2021
How to Finish Stronger Together in a Frame from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fat Quarter Shop just released the Stronger Together Cross Stitch Pattern to bring the creative community together to support a worthy cause and to highlight the achievements and contributions of several African American women in the fiber arts. For Black History Month, we’ll host our first ever stitch and quilt along for Black History Month! You can read all the details over on our Announcement blog post

I stitched the main Stronger Together Cross Stitch using the Stronger Together DMC Thread Pack on Aqua Dyed Effect 14 Count Aida, and mounted it to this frame. Harriet Tubman and the ...

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January 9, 2021
Boxed Zipper Pouch (how to) from Sotak Handmade


Hello everyone, happy Saturday to you all!

I'm super excited to bring you a new video tutorial

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January 8, 2021
Bring the Comfort of Home With Homebody Fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Entering the year with a new attitude and ready to tackle any challenges that come our way! Welcome back makers, with the first blog post of 2021 and I’m happy to be writing to you all about the new AGF collections for this year. Although life continues, there is something about a new year that feels so refreshing! With so many new ideas on the table, I’m excited to be a part of it and even more excited that I get to be the one you get to see it from! As we come up with fresh designs ...

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January 7, 2021
Time to Go on an Adventure: Little Forester Fusion from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Welcome back fabric friends, I hope everyone had a nice and safe Christmas! Who else is ready to have a fresh start? 2021 is in a few days and I am looking forward to all the new adventures we will go through together. Today, we are finally wrapping up the year with the last lookbook launch of 2020, Little Forester Fusion! This is a new Fusion collection from AGF, meaning we grab a couple of iconic prints from your favorite designers, and then we recolor them to create a new exciting group. Little Forester Fusion is an all-cotton collection, which ...

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December 28, 2020
The Delicate Technique of Watercolor: Aquarelle from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

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Now I know last week I said that it was a crazy week, well I lied to you all because THIS week is actually crazy! Holidays are near and we couldn’t be more excited to start on new projects for 2021. This week is going to be the last full week here before the year ends, so we are working together to bring you as much inspiration as we can. This brings me to today, where we have Katarina Roccella’s latest collection, Aquarelle! Seeing all the makers submit their projects got me excited for this lookbook, and of ...

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December 27, 2020
sew a scented sachet from Charm About You


These cute scented sachets are quick and easy to sew, perfect to scatter around your house for an uplifting or comforting burst of fragrance! They are a great way to use up scraps of fabric and make nice gifts. Throw them in drawers or shoes, add a loop to hang one in your wardrobe or anywhere that you want a little scented goodness.

The theme for the Aurifil Artisan challenge this month is Holiday Project and having designed these little sachets, I thought it would be fun to sew some winter themed ones and share a tutorial so you can ...

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December 22, 2020
Binding for Beginners - Easy Way to Finish Your Quilt Projects from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hello Makers, 

Hope you are finished making your handmade makes and have them beautifully wrapped under the tree! I can't believe Christmas is only three days away! Hope you all have a relaxing and safe holidays! But before you start celebrating I have a Quilting Tips video for you showing you a simple binding method that will have you finishing your quilting projects like a pro! There are so many different ways to bind a quilt and choosing the one that works for you may take some time. In this video I will show you the most successful method ...

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December 20, 2020
Sew Sampler November 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Are you ready to ‘fall in love’ with the November Sew Sampler box?? The cool, calming colors in the Folktale fabric collection will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

Folktale Junior Jelly Roll by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Fat Quarter Shop exclusive!

Folktale, by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, is a bouquet of blooms in early Autumn, grounded with earthy browns and greens and warmed up with sunset golds and pinks. Scattered with dainty petals, dots, stripes and more, this exclusive 20-piece Jelly Roll has all the Fall feels!

Check out the full collection here.

Mini Duckbill ...

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December 9, 2020
How to Finish Lori Holt’s Stitch Card Set G from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Lori Holt just released Stitch Card Set G right in time for the holidays! I love all of the stitch card sets and am so excited about these new holiday-inspired cards. I stitched my set as one piece and will show you how I finished it in today’s tutorial.

I stitched up these cards in a row with 8 stitches between each for this one-piece finish. If you want to make a separate piece with each card, check out this video tutorial to make them into ornaments

I stitched in called-for DMC thread on the mottled side of Malted ...

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December 4, 2020
My Favorite Quilty Patterns For The Holidays from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Welcome back to the blog, fabric lovers!

As you know, I love talking about the latest collections, their inspiration, and all the lovely projects made with them! Over the years, I’ve been really lucky to witness some amazing projects done with our fabrics, and I still remember the first lookbook ever, come together! Since then, I’ve seen over 70 lookbooks (wow has time flew by)! So, as I became more familiar with how to sew and dive deeper into the quilting world, I now have so much more appreciation for handmade things. 

There is always something happening here ...

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December 3, 2020
DIY Quilted Ornaments in 10 Easy Steps from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Turn some of your smallest quilt blocks into cute, quilted ornaments for your tree. We’re sewing some of our 3″ blocks from the Sewcialites Quilt Along into ornaments to hang on our sewing room tree and we’ll show you how you can do the same in 10 easy steps!

Supplies You’ll Need

You can adorn your tree in handmade one-of-a-kind ornaments with some fabrics and a few supplies you’ll have in your sewing room already.

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December 1, 2020
Sew Holiday Face Masks by Stacy Iest Hsu from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get festive this holiday season with Stacy Iest Hsu’s Holiday Safety First Face Mask Quilt Panel. Adorn your face with Santa Claus’ beard or get frosty like a Snowman! The Holiday Mask panel sews up 18 masks faster than you can say “Ho Ho Ho!” Kimberly Jolly will show you just how she sews them in her video tutorial.

Naughty or nice? You can add both to your collection. The choice is yours! The Holiday Safety First Face Mask Quilt Panel makes eight adult masks and ten children’s masks. The fun designs are printed on a 100% cotton ...

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November 23, 2020
DIY Foam Fabric Wreath from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s time for a new wreath! Fall is here and the holidays are approaching and oh, do we have a treat for you! This DIY Foam Fabric Wreath tutorial is a completely free, no-sew project using your favorite Jelly Roll or any scrappy strips you have hanging around.

This tutorial is sew easy you can make a wreath for every season in a snap. Let’s get started!

This look is easily recreated or made one-of-a-kind with your own twist. You can top your Foam Fabric Wreath with floral decor or whatever “yule” like. We used a Yuletide Grunge ...

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November 20, 2020
How to Finish Lori Holt’s 2020 Halloween Mix & Match from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This year’s FQS Stitch-tober was a spooky good time for 7 cross stitch-filled weeks! During that time, I stitched up Lori Holt’s Halloween 2020 Mix & Match border and so did many of you! I filled mine with my favorite seasonal patterns from Lori Holt’s Bee in my Bonnet Stitch Card sets and other cross stitch patterns by Lori.

Now, it is time to turn it into Halloween-inspired decor! Lori had the perfect finishing idea and I will show you how to finish it step-by-step.

I stitched my piece using the Lori Holt Halloween 2020 Mix and Match ...

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November 7, 2020
Sew a DIY Travel Tissue Pouch from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fall is finally here!  After a long, hot summer, we are more than ready for cooler temps and sweater weather.  But with that seasonal change comes plenty of sniffles and sneezing, so we’ve got just the thing to use up some trimmings from your favorite quilts and keep your necessities looking fab!  In today’s post, we’re showing you how to sew an easy DIY Travel Tissue Pouch using scraps with a free video tutorial and step-by-step guide. Sniffles don’t stop for winter, so make sure your loved ones have a Tissue Pouch in their favorite color ...

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October 30, 2020
Sew Sampler October 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We want you to feel ‘at home’ in our October Sew Sampler box this month! Packed with classics and even some cutting-edge items we know you’re gonna love! We’ve all heard the saying, ‘there’s no place like home’ and with this box, you’re never going to want to leave.

Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Petite Paintbox Basics 10″ Stacker by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

These Paintbox Basics, by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman, are ready to color you happy! This petite set of 10″ squares revisits popular prints from Elizabeth’s past collections ...

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September 30, 2020
Sew Sampler September 2020 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s time to reveal the contents for the September Sew Sampler box. We’ve included some brand new and exclusive items this month. We even partnered up with Martingale once again to bring you an exclusive pattern from Sherri McConnell’s newest book, Labor of Love. Watch Kimberly reveal this box here.

Petite Balboa Fat Quarter Bundle by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics

Relax into the soothing tones of Balboa by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics! Breezy blues, teals and grays slide right into warm oranges and purples for a rich blend of color. Whimsically sketched florals brighten the ...

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