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October 8, 2021
2021 Cross Stitch Recap – The Fall Edition from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Fall has arrived, I’m ready to show you all of my projects that I’ve stitched and finished since this summer! I’m keeping track of them in my Cross Stitch Journal. I actually just filled my last one up, and I’m currently starting on my second journal (I know, busy busy)! Below I have listed my FFO (Fully Finished Objects) and stitched finishes for July, August, and September 2021(plus a few that are simply waiting to be framed). Each quarter I will update you with my new projects as this new year develops. If you want ...

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October 7, 2021
2021 Quilting Recap – The Fall Edition from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s time for another quilting recap! It’s a fall roundup of my latest finished quilts. I’ve been up to A LOT since my last recap post in the summer, and I’m sew excited to share my new projects with you! I sewed up mystery patterns, lots of pillows, block challenges, and more. Read on for all of my quilt details. 

Cathedral Garden Pillow

In honor of Joanna Figueroa and Carrie Nelson’s book, A Scrapbook of Quilts, they lead us in a fun Pillow Along inspired by the multitude of patchwork pillows, pincushions, and quilts that ...

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October 6, 2021
Sew Sampler Box October 2021 Sneak Peek! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

october box sneak peek header graphic

How is it already October? A new month means a new spoiler and that is exactly what we have in store for you today! Who doesn’t love fabric with text? It’s one of my favorites. Can you guess what collection we will be featuring in this month’s Sew Sampler Subscription box? Leave a comment and let us know!

white fabric with grey text

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join, do so very soon because membership is now OPEN!

Be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak peeks on all social media outlets by using ...

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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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October 1, 2021
#SewPINK Blog Hop from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

At Fat Quarter Shop we believe giving back is important. So when the team at ByAnnie asked us to join them in raising awareness for breast cancer screening, we jumped at the chance. We’re excited to get the #SewPink Initiative Blog Hop started!

Right-click to download ByAnnie's SewPink Intitiative Blog Hop Badge.

For the month of October, we’re sharing our Healing Hearts Quilt pattern to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This is a pattern we wrote years ago and released for a limited time, and now we’ve brought it back as a permanent free pattern. The quilting community is incredibly caring and generous ...

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September 30, 2021
Sew Sampler September 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Adventure Awaits Graphic HeaderAdventure awaits you in the September Sew Sampler box this month! We’ve traveled long distances to find this unique sampling of inspiring quilting fabrics and notions. Americana-themed fabrics mixed with fun scents and a stunning quilt pattern will have you ready for this journey. Let’s take a look at what we’ve included this month!

September Box Reveal

Belle Isle 8-Piece Fat Quarter Bundle by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics
Sew Sampler got it first! Fat Quarter Shop exclusive!

Easy, breezy feels await you with Belle Isle! Bright reds, blues and creams are adorned with traditional florals, paisleys, plaids and stars ...

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September 24, 2021
Mini Cakes Mint Quilt from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework


Back in June of this year, I shared a photo of some precuts I received to start a new quilt.  I joined up with the Fat Quarter Shop again to sew up one of their free shortcut patterns.  
I am finally able to share my finished quilt!

I used the Bee Grateful collection by Deb Strain (for Moda Fabrics).  I thought some pretty photos in my garden was perfect for this bee inspired collection.

This was a photo shot in front of my succulent garden taken back in July.  Right now the tall sedums are in bloom and the honey ...

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September 6, 2021
Sew Sampler Box September 2021 Sneak Peek! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

September Box Sneak Peek Header Graphic

Welcome back everyone! Who’s excited to take a sneak peek inside the September Sew Sampler Subscription box? In honor of kids getting back to school, I thought it’d be fun to define the all-star precut Fat Quarter Shop was named after…the Fat Quarter Bundle! 

We hope you like Fat Quarter Bundles (wink wink). Comment on this blog to let us know what your favorite precut is!

Fat Quarter Bundle graphic

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join, do so very soon because membership is now OPEN!

Be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak ...

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August 30, 2021
Sew Sampler August 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Cute as a Button August 2021 BannerWe’re on pins and needles to reveal our August Sew Sampler box to you! We worked closely with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet to bring you this scrappy, happy box this month. Button up, let’s get to the reveal!

August Sew Sampler Box Revealed

Stitch Jolly Bar by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

We’re stitching all summer with the Stitch Jolly Bar, exclusively cut for Fat Quarter Shop! This 5″ x 10″ precut goodie comes packed with 42 prints from Lori Holt’s newest collection, Stitch for Riley Blake Designs. It’s perfectly sized to admire all the vintage-inspired ...

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August 19, 2021
Mystery All the Trimmings Quilt and Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The header of the blog says "All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt and Stitch Along"

Ho Ho Ho! Guess what? Christmas in July is happening… in September! We’re hoping to transport you to a winter wonderland with our next mystery quilt and stitch along, All the Trimmings.

Each Tuesday for 5 weeks starting September 7, 2021, we will release one FREE quilt and cross stitch pattern. Quilters, you can join Kimberly Jolly as she shows you how to cut and sew a new block each week in our free All the Trimmings video series! Just like Christmas, the best part about this is the surprise, so we won’t reveal the look of the ...

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Limited Edition Quilting Liberty Box Revealed! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Limited Edition Liberty Box Reveal HeaderIt’s time to cue the fireworks, because we’ve got the perfect gift for any patriot! This star-spangled box contains five quilty goodies that will make you stand and salute, including some exclusive treats and a pattern you won’t find anywhere else!

Photo of box reveal

Stars & Stripes Quilt Kit by Land of Liberty by My Mind’s Eye for Riley Blake Designs
Liberty Box Exclusive

This fabric is full of red, white and blooms! Sophisticated prints and sincere sentiments decorate this Land of Liberty collection. Curated with 12 sweet prints for this special 10″ Stacker. Enjoy some additional fabric to help ...

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August 18, 2021
Announcing the Sunflower September Stitch Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Believe it or not, I came up with this stitch along idea at the airport! I love all Priscilla and Chelsea’s new sunflower patterns, and I was trying to figure out how to fit these into my stitching life before the year was over.

And so the idea for FQS Sunflower September was born. From September 1 to 30, I’ll be stitching up an abundance of Stitching with the Housewives sunflower-themed patterns, and I hope you’ll join me!

My FQS Sunflower September Projects

This year I’ll be stitching up all of Priscilla and Chelsea’s sunflower-themed ...

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August 16, 2021
Stop and Smell the Roses with Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Rose in Bloom Block of the Month Quilt will sprout eternal spring in your sewing room! Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique has created ten enchanting quilt blocks arranged into a floral-inspired setting. This quilt is a veritable garden party.

The block of the month includes over 16.5 yards of Love Note fabrics by Lella Boutique for the 84.5″ x 84.5″ quilt top and binding!

Love Note by Lella Boutique is a lovely collection reminiscent of turning pages in a flourishing garden. The fabric collection is laced with hearts, stripes, flowers, and an intricate star pattern that ...

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August 12, 2021
Sew Sampler July 2021 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Come explore the sweeping florals, dainty dots and starry sprinkles that adorn the July Sew Sampler box this month. It’s sure to brighten up your Summer! Let’s jump right into this reveal.

Christmas Morning Petite Fat Eighth Bundle by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Sew Sampler got it first + Fat Quarter Shop Exclusive

It’s a great morning to wake up to Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! This curated selection of 12 Fat Eighths is a happy complement to Summer, with vivid reds, cloudy whites, and leafy greens.

Sweeping florals, dainty dots and starry sprinkles ...

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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.


Stitch this winter wonderland ...

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August 9, 2021
Bats & Boos ~ Block 1 ~ Fun & Done from Life in the Scrapatch


My four Bat Blocks are sewn for the 

Bats & Boos QAL ~ Started Here

It is sew fun to play with these bright Halloween fabrics that have been waiting

 in my stash for the right quilt.

I have cut and sewn some of these fabrics before for smaller projects,

 like these cute ...

Trick or Treat Bags that I made several years ago,

Toddler Trick or Treat Bag ~ Free Tutorial

... but never have I ever featured them in a quilt. 

These are some of the fabrics that will appear in my quilt.

I am working on the Pumpkin Blocks now.

Download Free ...

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Bats & Boos & I Am In, Too! from Life in the Scrapatch


First Bat Block Done! 

I was not going to join in another sew along.

Then I saw all the cute blocks and quilts in the making and I could not resist. 

I am only participating in the quilt sewing at this time

although the cross stitch pattern is looking very cute, too. 

I shopped my stash to sew along with this free mystery pattern

Fabric Requirements PDF Here 

Free Patterns and Quilt Kit and Supplies Here

My first block is done:

This makes a 10.5" unfinished block.

This block was ...

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August 6, 2021
Sew Sampler Box August 2021 Sneak Peek! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

August Sneak Peek Header

It’s time for the August Sew Sampler Sneak Peek! This month we collaborated with one of our favorite designers and we think the box turned out as ‘cute as a button’.

Any ideas who we might worked with or what could be included in this box? Leave a comment on this blog and let us know!

August Sneak Peek Circle of Buttons

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join, do so very soon because membership is now OPEN!

Be sure to follow us for more box reveals and future sneak peeks on all social media outlets by using #SEWSAMPLER

Join us on ...

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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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July 30, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along Raises $120,037 for Make-a-Wish! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Serendipity Quilt Along

We’re back for the final post in the Serendipity Quilt and Stitch Along! This week, we’re celebrating our amazing success this year – all thanks to you! Our Serendipity Quilt and Cross Stitch Chart benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

Wishes give hope and strength to children will critical illnesses and their families. In the past few years, many children in Central Texas have received wishes thanks to the generosity of our quilting and cross stitch community. 

Each $10,000 raised grants a Wish to a child with a life-threatening illness. So far this year, four children have had their ...

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