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August 15, 2019
BLOG REMIX 2 – Jolly Braid Tote Bag Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another season of blog remixes! We had so much fun with the remixed projects from last year that we’re going for round two! The blog remixes will be throwing it back to one of our tutorials with new fabrics, notions, and tips and tricks to inspire you to make your next project. Whether you’ve seen this project before or it’s your first time, there’s a remix project for everyone.

This month’s remix is the Jolly Braid Tote Bag, a beginner-friendly bag pattern with a signature braided look that looks intricate but ...

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Braided Tote RemixFat Quarter Shop is hosting a Jolly Braid Tote... from Living Water Quilter

Braided Tote Remix

Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a Jolly Braid Tote Remix  It’s an opportunity to get acquainted or see the Jolly Braid tote in a new light.

With the Fat Quarter Shop provided Jolly Braid Tote pattern and Triangles on a Roll Fat Jelly Braid and Island Batik provided Stash Builder 5-inch fabric rolls I made a tote bag and a matching zippered pouch.


Stitching up the tote with paper guided braid pattern is quick and easy. Watch Fat Quarter Shop’s video tutorial for step-by-step instructions.


Instead of a multi-color tote bag like the first Jolly ...

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The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Block 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re continuing with the second block of The Ultimate Beginner Quilt. It’s called Nine Patch, and we are sew excited to show you how to make it!

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt is a free quilt pattern series with video tutorials designed just for beginners. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! If you’re ready to get sewing, gather your fabrics and sewing tools and watch the free quilting tutorial below!

In the Block 2 tutorial, Kimberly covers the basics of making a classic nine patch block, from cutting ...

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August 14, 2019
Merrily I Sew Along ~ Making More Plans To Sew Along from Life in the Scrapatch

I love this book!
I received it in the mail today because
I pre-ordered this book after seeing previews of it on 

There is going to be a 

It is about 5 minutes into the video replay.
▸ The sew along will start September 3rd, 2019. ▸ Supplies: 4” and 3” Triangles On A Roll paper,
two fat quarters,
five fat eighths,
and 4 yards of fabric for background fabric

and you need this book ... 

You only need two Triangles on the Roll papers ...

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August 10, 2019
Christmas Arrived Early ... from Life in the Scrapatch

... and this is the very best present!

This is My Girl's very first block for her quilt.

Although we are many miles apart, we are sewing along together with the

This is the fat quarter bundle My Girl chose for her blocks ...

Here is my Block 1

I am using this pretty stash stack of 

I am visiting My Girl later this year and hope 
to get photos of our quilts ...

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August 9, 2019
World Cross Stitch Day 2019! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We have had so much fun over the last year diving into the wonderful world of cross stitch! We thought we would celebrate today’s holiday with a wrap-up of what we’ve been up to since last World Cross Stitch Day (and of course … a coupon).

We now carry a ton of amazing cross stitch supplies to get you started or fuel the habit. Every cross stitch project starts with a pattern, and have so many adorable patterns it will be hard to decide which ones to use! Lori Holt just released a new pattern, Happy Camper, and we ...

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August 8, 2019
The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Block 1 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re jumping in with the very first block of The Ultimate Beginner Quilt. It’s called Stripes, and we think it’s the perfect place to start.

The Ultimate Beginner Quilt is a free quilt pattern series with video tutorials designed just for beginners. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! If you’re ready to get sewing, gather your fabrics and sewing tools and watch the video below!


In the Block 1 tutorial, Kimberly covers the basics of how to prepare your fabric, whether starching, prewashing, or using it ...

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August 7, 2019
Sew Sampler Box August 2019 Sneak Peek! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Back to school is right around the corner and we are back with a sneak peek inside our upcoming Sew Sampler box! Get ready to learn some new techniques with one of our favorite designers, Violet Craft! Grab some sunglasses, this box is going to be BRIGHT!

If you are not yet subscribed, and want to join, currently our membership is at capacity but we have started a wait list. Sign up here to be notified if space in this club becomes available.

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

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August 6, 2019
Happy Camper Cross Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We can’t wait to get started with this fun new cross stitch pattern by Lori Holt of A Bee in my Bonnet called Happy Camper.

Because we know you’re going to want one of these for your sewing room, Kimberly is starting a 7-week cross stitch along with the Happy Camper pattern on Wednesday, August 14. Every Wednesday from August 14 – September 25, Kimberly will be giving her tips and tricks to making this beginner-friendly cross stitch pattern during her weekly Flosstube. We will also be giving away prizes each week so be sure to read to the ...

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August 5, 2019
Popping In With a Quilt Backing Sale! from Busy Hands Quilts

For just a couple of days, Fat Quarter Shop has quilt backing and wide yardage on sale.  I love extra-wide backing which is usually cheaper than piecing together yardage and saves a lot of time and hassle.  I couldn't resist this full-on rainbow backing, which I purchased and am going to make a whole cloth quilt for myself with.  Can I just say, YUM!?!  Check it out right  here.  You'll be happy to know I didn't buy it all and saved some for ya.  :)

At first I thought I would use a blue plaid as the backing ...

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Accepting the Challenge from Life in the Scrapatch

I am sewing along withe the 

Why am I doing a beginner quilt?

Because one thing I have learned about quilting is that there is always something new to learn and the best way to learn it is by doing
and sewing along with my friends. 

In this case, one of my friends is going to be my daughter,
who will be making her first quilt from start to finish.
This makes me sew happy!
We are both sewing Chritsmas Quilts.

I have been  stash hunting and dithering about my fabric choices

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August 2, 2019
How to Yarn Tie a Doll Quilt! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

In preparation for Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage 2 Book release we are showing you how to yarn tie a doll quilt! Sarah is here again to show you this easy, fast way to finish a quilt and add some extra cuteness.

Hey guys! I made my doll quilt to match our doll bed, so it finishes at 12.5” x 21”. Here’s a list of the supplies I used to make my doll quilt.

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August 1, 2019
Quilting Supplies for Beginners from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re diving into to The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Series with a lesson on quilting supplies. If you’re new to sewing, there are some essential tools that we just know will make life easy for you. There are pins (an absolute must), needles and thread, a seam ripper, and don’t forget a trusty rotary cutter and quilting ruler. Do you have a notion to get started? Read on to learn more and see today’s video on quilting supplies.


In this video, Kimberly Jolly shows you the sewing tools and fabrics you’ll need to make The Ultimate ...

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Using a Sewing Machine from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we’re continuing with The Ultimate Beginner Quilt Series with a lesson on using a sewing machine. It’s the ultimate power tool!


If reading this in email, click this link to watch the video.

In today’s video, Kimberly Jolly shows you some pointers for using your sewing machine. While each sewing machine is different, there are standard elements that every machine has. Please refer to your own sewing machine’s manual for specific instructions for your particular machine. Kimberly is using the EverSewn Sparrow 30.


Stitching a Quarter-Inch Seam

One of the key elements for quilt success ...

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July 31, 2019
Sew Sampler July 2019 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Dive into a box that is meant to spark your creativity this month. Enjoy an assortment of our favorite things this month that are sure to make your inner sewist SMILE!

Petite Blooms and Bobbins Fat Quarter Bundle by Melissa Mora for Riley Blake Designs

The humming of a happy sewing machine is the sweetest sound, and Melissa Mora has captured that soothing essence in her Blooms and Bobbins collection for Riley Blake Designs.

In cool pinks, grays and dusky blues with a hint of gold metallic, this six-piece fat quarter bundle highlights the iconic sewing machine, accented with florals ...

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July 30, 2019
Merry Mini Quilt Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re wrapping up our 4-block Merry Mini Quilt Christmas in July Sew Along this week with the final pattern and tutorial. If you’ve been following along, you know that each week in July we released one video tutorial with a FREE pattern. We had a lot of fun seeing photos of your Merry Mini Quilts on social media and sewing along with our blogger friends. Read on to see their projects! 

Kimberly Jolly finished her Merry Mini Quilt with a scrappy border and some navy polka dot binding, all part of the holiday collection Snow Day by Stacy ...

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Day 29 ~ 149 Days Until Christmas ~ Getting Ready from Life in the Scrapatch

This is my Christmas in July Quilt Conundrum

Today I went spelunking in my fabric stash cave
and came up with these treasured gems.

I am making a Christmas Quilt, in August, actually.

My daughter and I are both sewing along
and making Christmas quilts with the

They have released the 

They also have a lovely kit in solids

Ultimate Beginner Quilt Kit for Fat Quarter Shop

but I want to make a Christmas quilt and I want to sew my stash.

So I went ...

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July 29, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: July blocks from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in today to share my July blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. We’re only three months into the quilt along, so there is plenty of time for you to join! The July assignment included Bear's Track, Buzzard Roost and Crown of Thorns blocks.

For the Bear’s Track block, I pulled four robin’s egg blue prints from Lella Boutique’s Nest collection to make the paws, and anchored them with a little green center square. Isn’t that about the prettiest shade of blue you have ...

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July 28, 2019
Using Farm Girl Chalky Chicks Paint! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are having sew much fun using Lori Holt’s new Farm Girl Chalky Chicks Paint! Have you been drooling over all of Lori’s projects with her paint, and a little nervous about using it?? We’ve got you covered!! After going to Lori’s house for the Farm Girl Vintage 2 photoshoot, Sarah, one of our quilty staffers, knew she needed to make one of those adorable doll beds and mini quilts for her daughter. She is here, to help walk us through using Lori’s paint.

To give you an idea of what we are working with ...

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July 26, 2019
Sewing Bags with Kraft-tex from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hey bag makers!  There is a completely new material for you to play with that is easy to sew with, easy to wash, sturdy AND makes a splashy fashion statement.  And…it’s paper.  Yes, paper!  It’s called Kraft-Tex, and you need to immediately prepare a bin to collect all the colors!  Kraft-Tex Designer Paper Fabric is perfect for sewing, embellishing, embroidery and adding texture. It’s machine washable, virtually indestructible, and comes in an assortment of awesome colors.  This sturdy material has a vegan leather texture and gives structure and weight to bags and wallets.

For quick project ...

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