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April 8, 2021
Free Mini Quilt Pattern for Spring from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

With spring upon us and warmer weather here to stay, we’re bringing you a seasonal update on a popular pattern, the Maple Leaf Quilt Block!

The Spring Leaves Mini Quilt Pattern (a free download) is an update on the Maple Leaf Mini we shared last Fall! Four of these blocks make a cute mini quilt or table-topper that measures 23.5″ square. If you’re looking for a project to try machine quilting at home, this is a good size to try.

We made our Spring Leaves Mini Quilt with Happy Days by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics, but ...

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February 7, 2021
New Foundation Paper Pads Make the Best Quilt Blocks from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

For many quilters, foundation papers have become one of their staple pieces in their sewing rooms for stitching up the most precise blocks! Foundation paper piecing is a technique that uses thin papers to stabilize fabrics to achieve precise quilting or patchwork quilting.

Knowing this, we wanted to give you all a tutorial for how to incorporate foundation paper piecing into your sewing routines and demonstrate how you can use It’s Sew Emma’s new Flying Geese and Square in a Square Foundation Papers in the process!

Flying Geese Quilt Block Foundation Papers

Make point-perfect Flying Geese quilt blocks ...

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November 5, 2020
Economy Quilt Block Made Easy from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Economy quilt block is a beloved vintage quilt block, and Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet is thrilled to revive it with foundation paper piecing! This beginner-friendly pad gives simple measurements and cutting directions to achieve point-perfect and impressive blocks every time. The Economy Quilt Block finishes at a sweet 6″ and you can also combine it with the Economy PLUS 12″ Quilt Block for even more possibilities.

We’ve put together a quick tutorial for all you quilters! Read on to see some project inspiration and tips for the 12″ Economy PLUS Quilt Block and 6″ Economy ...

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October 13, 2020
Shortcut Quilt: Half Yard Jam from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt and this one is so our jam! We’re going back to an all-time favorite, Jelly Roll Jam and bumping it up to a Half Yard Jam for major fun! This 90.5″ square quilt will keep you cozy all year and is very simple to make. Grab your copy of the FREE Half Yard Jam Quilt Pattern and sew it in any collection for a quilt that is truly YOUR jam!

Our version of the Half Yard Jam Quilt is sewed in Homestead by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics. This charismatic collection ...

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October 1, 2020
Make an Easy Maple Leaf Mini Quilt for Fall from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hello, Quilters! With the weather cooling off, we’re welcoming in Autumn with an update on a popular pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Maple Leaf Quilt Block!  Our Classic & Vintage series focuses on traditional quilt blocks with a modern twist!

The Maple Leaf quilt block (a free download) is a gorgeous vintage block from the Kansas City Star column that is simple to make! Four of these blocks make a cute mini quilt or table-topper that measures 23.5″ square. We’re providing a FREE pattern for you to make your own Maple Leaf Mini Quilt to bring ...

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August 28, 2020
Shortcut Quilt: Mini Charm Muffins from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly and deliciously charming quilt! The FREE Mini Charm Muffins Pattern offers the instructions for a 34 1/2” x 34 1/2” quilt. You can even bake a bigger batch of these muffins because the pattern includes instructions for a tablerunner, lap, twin and queen-sized quilt.

Our version of the Mini Charm Muffins Quilt is sewed in Apricot & Ash by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. This fabric collection adds the perfect touch of sweet to an already delectable quilt!

You’ll need a few Mini Charm Packs to complete this ...

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August 10, 2020
Shortcut Quilt: Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly, and impressive-looking quilt using the fabulous Fat Quarter precut! The FREE Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Pattern offers the instructions for a 60” x 77” quilt. Don’t worry, any quilter can get aboard this Ferris Wheel!

Our quilt features Northern Light by Annie Brady for Moda Fabrics. This collection and pattern tell such a story… a trip to the fair, and a ride in the Ferris wheel during wintertime. We can’t imagine a more perfect combination!    We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the ...

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February 22, 2020
Shortcut Quilt: Jolly Bar Bakewell from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly, quick and simple quilt using one of our favorite ingredients, Jolly Bars! The FREE Jolly Bar Bakewell Pattern offers the recipe for a crib, lap, twin and queen quilt. Our quilt features Canning Day by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. How delicious does that sound?  We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks for whipping up this quilt it a snap!

This quilt can be made with a Jolly Bar and yardage You’ll want to grab your FREE quilt pattern and ...

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January 22, 2020
Shortcut Quilt: Free Jolly Bar Quilt Pattern – Jelly Belly Bars from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly, quick and simple quilt using two precuts we absolutely love, Jolly Bars and Jelly Rolls! Yum! The FREE Jelly Belly Bars Pattern offers instructions for a crib, lap, twin and queen quilt. Our quilt features Fiddle Dee Dee by Me and My Sister for Moda Fabrics.  We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks for putting this delicious quilt together!

This quilt can be made with one solid Jolly Bar and one patterned Jelly Roll. You’ll want to grab your FREE ...

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January 7, 2020
FQS Rewind: The Top 5 YouTube Videos of the Decade! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

We’re celebrating 2020 with the Fat Quarter Shop Rewind of the Decade! This rewind consists of the Top 5 YouTube videos of the decade. If you are not subscribed to our YouTube channel yet, be sure to SUBSCRIBE so you can stay up to date with all things FQS. We even have channel membership where you can view exclusive content (outside of our regular content on our channel) and behind the scenes!

Here is the full list of all of our top videos from 2010-20:

2010-20 FQS Rewind of the Decade

5. How to make and attach wide chunky ...

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December 12, 2019
AGF Stitched: The Vibrations Quilt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy Thursday! We’ve released another quilt as a part of our AGF Stitched series and this FREE pattern is sure to capture you with its good vibrations! This quilt, at first glance, is no small feat, but we’ve broken it down to the block level in our FREE video tutorial to show just how easy it goes together.

Along with the pattern, we have the Vibrations Quilt Kit and matching Backing Set so you can make your quilt just like ours. The Quilt Kit comes with the Vibrations Quilt Pattern, Creative Grids Cat’s Cradle XL Ruler, 7 ...

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December 1, 2019
Try Big Stitch Hand Quilting with Corey Yoder from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back in the studio with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts to learn how she hand quilts! Corey grew up helping her mother and grandmother hand quilt their quilts since she was four years old. Corey uses a Big Stitch Hand Quilting technique designed to quilt easily and make a statement at the same time. We have a video tutorial so you can quilt right along with us!

For the pillow, all you’ll need is a 12” pillow form, a mini charm pack, an 8.5” square of fabric for the center, 1⁄2 yard of fabric for ...

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November 22, 2019
How to Quilt Using Woven Fabric with Corey Yoder from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re in the studio with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts to learn how she quilts using woven fabric! We love these soft wovens for their lovely texture and soft drape. If you’re not familiar with wovens, these are the same soft material used for those lovely vintage tea towels.  Corey shares her tips for starching, washing and sewing with woven cotton fabrics for quilts that you will always want to cozy up to.

The Difference Between Woven Fabric and Printed Fabric

Wovens are a substrate made from 100% cotton that has a looser weave than traditional quilting cottons ...

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October 19, 2019
Pineapple Block Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

 

We’ve got another foundation paper piecing tutorial for all you quilters! We are loving Pineapple Quilt Block Foundation Paper for our Pineapple Quilts these days so we’ve put together a quick tutorial. To really get the hang of this, grab a pad of foundation paper, a jelly roll and watch the tutorial!

 

We recommend making 12 blocks and sewing them all together. No pattern needed! For the more adventurous quilter, check out the FREE Pineapple Day Pattern that uses both the 6″ Pineapple Paper and the 12″ Pineapple Paper to create quite the quilt!

 

What You’ll Need ...

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October 11, 2019
Log Cabin Block Foundation Paper Piecing Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve got a fun and FREE project in store for our quilters this week, the Jelly Cabin Fever quilt! Log Cabin quilts are a traditional favorite that get a whole lot easier to sew with the help of Log Cabin Foundation Papers! To really get the hang of this, we’ve included a FREE Jelly Cabin Fever Quilt Layout Guide and a video tutorial to use with the paper and a couple of Jelly Rolls!

What You’ll Need

The Jelly Cabin Fever quilt finishes at 48 ½” x 48 ½” and can be sized up or down by ...

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