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January 2, 2020
Summer Moon Quilt Along – Months 5-8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are over halfway through our beautiful Summer Moon Quilt from the Summer Moon Block of the Month Book! Quilters from every corner of the world are sewing this whimsical sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson. Now that Month Eight of our 10-month Block of the Month club is behind us, let’s check in and see where we’re at!

Each month since May, Carrie Nelson has been giving tips for making the blocks in these short videos. We release three new videos each month on our YouTube channel. Bookmark the Summer Moon video playlist and subscribe to our ...

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January 1, 2020
Happy New Year from Fat Quarter Shop! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy New Year and welcome to 2020!

The post Happy New Year from Fat Quarter Shop! appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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December 31, 2019
2019 - A Fruitful YearIs it possible I made all these quilts in... from Living Water Quilter

2019 - A Fruitful Year

Is it possible I made all these quilts in 2019?!  A year for me is 10 months. I don’t sew in November and December.  I have been a busy bee!

Let’s take a gallery tour.


1) I see a small theme of light backgrounds in some Island Batik Ambassador projects.


2) These smaller projects were fun first-time techniques.


3) Geese Gone Wild made the priemer issue of Modern Monthly, an online magazine published by the Modern Quilt Guild.


4) Mini art quilts are fun between big projects. 


5)  It’s also been a year ...

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Summer Moon QAL: December Blocks from Carried Away Quilting

Nothing like waiting until the last stitching minute!  It’s the end of December, and I’ve just finished this month’s blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. Our December assignment includes three pretty blocks: Friendship Star, Rocky Mountain Puzzle and Weathervane.

If you’ve been following along, you know that I’m sewing from my stash. The pink, blue and green prints are from Lella Boutique’s Nest collection, while the background fabric is from Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam collection. Here are my December blocks.

Friendship Star

Rocky Mountain Puzzle


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Classic and Vintage Series: Prairie Queen from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back with another pattern in our Classic & Vintage series, the Prairie Queen Quilt!  In our Classic & Vintage series, we focus on traditional quilt blocks and add a modern twist! The Prairie Queen block is created by piecing multiple squares together with half-square triangles while choosing colors carefully! This technique provides a unique effect repeated throughout the quilt. You’ll be able to make these blocks using Triangles On A Roll paper, so you have some help along the way and you won’t believe how quickly you’ll be sewing up this quilt!

Our complete Prairie Queen quilt ...

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December 30, 2019
Sew Sampler December 2019 Box Reveal from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Today we are revealing the contents of our ‘charming’ December Sew Sampler box! We brought in a very special designer to help us curate this heirloom box filled with family memories and traditions to help spark your creativity. Guest designer, Lori Holt of Riley Blake Designs is an iconic quilter and close friend of ours. She has packed this box with love and care and we hope you enjoy every bit of it!

Petite Vintage Happy 2 10″ Stacker by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs

It’s time to get happy with Lori Holt! This custom 20-piece 10″ stacker ...

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December 26, 2019
Perfect 5 QAL – Finished Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re wrapping up the Perfect 5 Quilt Along with a look at some of our completed quilts. If you are just tuning in, you can review our previous posts and grab yourself the Perfect 5 Quilts Book by It’s Sew Emma for complete pattern instructions. Now, let’s look at some perfectly sewn Perfect 5 Sampler Quilts that you’ll be inspired by!

Our quilty staffers sewed up the Perfect 5 Sampler Quilt in their favorite fabrics.

Each week of the sew along, these talented quilters and designers have created some beautiful quilts and projects using the blocks ...

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December 25, 2019
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and happy holiday season! We’ve loved having all of you as part of our Fat Quarter Shop family for the past year and cannot wait for what 2020 will bring!

The Jolly Family wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The post Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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December 23, 2019
Learn to Sew Pillows with Applique from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back with more throw pillows you can make at home! This time, we’re using applique to create circles, hearts and more. These simple shapes make lovely motifs. Applique doesn’t have to be intimidating. Fabric and Quilt Designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts came to the Fat Quarter Shop studio for a visit to show us just how simple it can be to make these beautiful pillow designs from her latest book, Pillow Talk: 25 Lovely Pillows for Your Home Sweet Home.

Edyta’s 18″ throw pillows will look fabulous on your couch, in your bedroom ...

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December 22, 2019
Join the Ninth Annual Simple Whatnots Miniature Club from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s back! Inspired by traditional patchwork and reproduction fabrics, Kim Diehl’s Ninth Annual Simple Whatnots Miniature Club is here! The club runs from January 2020 to August 2020, and each month you will receive a pattern and fabric to complete a miniature quilt (binding and backing are included). These mini quilts embody traditional patchwork and look beautiful as wallhangings, table-toppers and more.

Here is a sneak peek of all eight mini quilts!

This year’s Simple Whatnots Club features eight brand new, exclusive to the club miniature quilts designed by Kim Diehl featuring her Esther’s Heirloom Shirtings ...

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December 21, 2019
Sew Colorful Fat Quarter Club December from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our last month of this year’s Sew Colorful Fat Quarter Club! We’re featuring red fabrics in our December 2019 Sew Colorful Fat Quarter Bundle. This year we enjoyed sewing our way through a rainbow of color-coordinated prints. We’re looking forward to 2020’s Sew Colorful Club, too! We have new collections to sew with and a special pattern designed for next year.

The Sew Colorful Monthly Subscription bundles ship on the 29th of each month, and it’s a fun way to get a sampling of fat quarters from many collections. The December bundle includes ...

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Freebie Christmas Countdown # 7 ~ Merry Mini Quilt & FQS DIY from Life in the Scrapatch

Yes, this is from Christmas in July and I have not sewed it yet.

The Finishing Party was Here

I also saw one that had the blocks sewn in a row for a table runner that I liked.

It is on my "need to sew" list.

 The Jolly Jabber 
also has some new

Free Holiday Projects from Fat Quarter Shop

I also saw one that had the blocks sewn in a row for a table runner that I liked.

I really need ...

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December 20, 2019
Zakka from the Heart Book Tour with Minki Kim from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s our turn to star on the book tour featuring Minki Kim’s latest book, Zakka from the Heart: Sew 16 Charming Projects to Warm Any Home!

Like all of Minki’s work, the projects in Zakka from the Heart are sure to bring a smile to your face. Small bags, pouches and cases embellished with hand sewing and applique give them a unique, handmade quality. The best part is, they make wonderful gifts for any time of year! 

How to Make the Macaron Pincushion

We had the delight of visiting with Minki Kim at the Fat Quarter Studio ...

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December 17, 2019
DIY Holiday Projects from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

With the holidays right around the corner and gift-giving on the mind, we created some simple projects that you can make in just a few hours. All but one of our free video tutorials are no-sew, and they only require some easy-to-find craft supplies. You’ll want to get your family and friends to join you for true holiday merrymaking!

Easy Fabric Ornaments

Kimberly Jolly shows you how to make these super quick and easy no-sew Layer Cake ornaments. With just a few holiday decorating items and some fabric, you can make the cutest ornaments this holiday season! Give ...

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December 15, 2019
DIY Throw Pillows for Beginners with Edyta Sitar from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are talking all about throw pillows in today’s tutorial! Fabric and Quilt Designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts came to the Fat Quarter Shop studio for a visit and taught us easy throw pillow designs. These pillows can give an instant makeover to your couch, bedroom or guest room any time of year. If you want a break from larger projects and are looking for a weekend project that can be enjoyed right away, look no further.


Edyta’s designs are all from her latest book by It’s Sew Emma, Pillow Talk! The designs in her ...

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December 14, 2019
Make a Cuddle Blanket with Olaf from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Do you want to build a Snowman? We thought so. In fact, we want to build Olaf himself to celebrate Disney’s Frozen 2, which came out in theaters recently. To celebrate one of our favorite movies, we paired some Frozen fabric panels with Cuddle fabrics to make soft and snuggly little blankets and pillows!

The front of this blanket is pure cuteness, but the back is seriously snuggly. These little Olaf panels make it sew up quickly before you can even finish singing “Let It Go” again!

To make the Olaf blanket, it’s simple. First, gather a few ...

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December 13, 2019
It’s Here! Countdown to Christmas Starts Today from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Christmas is almost here! To celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, we’re kicking off 12 days of Fat Quarter Shop deals during our Countdown to Christmas event!

Here’s How it Works

Every day from December 13th to December 24th we’re sharing a big sale on our Flash Sale page at 8 AM CST, which will be transformed into our Countdown to Christmas page. The daily deal will feature a unique class of items and last 24 hours. Deals will be anything from discounts on fabrics and notions to freebies to one-time special offers! In some ...

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Cooking up Some Fun with our Pretty Potholder from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We wanted to add some extra cuteness to our kitchen this Christmas, and thought Pretty Potholders were a great place to start! We added Insul-Bright Batting to this little gal, so she can handle the heat in the kitchen. Insul-Bright is made to reflect heat or cold, making it perfect for handling hot pans of holiday cookies! Our Pretty Potholder features the 6″ Candy Canes Block from Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas Book, but you can insert whichever block works best in your kitchen.


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December 12, 2019
Jelly Glazed Hearts Tablerunner {Fat Quarter Shop Hop} from Little Bunny Quilts

Today I am participating in the Jelly Glazed Hearts tablerunner blog hop with the Fat Quarter Shop! Check out their post on the Jolly Jabber here!

For this project, I picked a mini jelly roll of the new Alma line from the Ruby Star Society and picked one of cream prints for the background fabric.

I picked out eight strips from the jelly roll for my blocks and paired them up.

Next came chopping my strip sets into the correct lengths for each block.

Then I made the heart blocks and added the setting triangles to each block.

This is ...

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December 9, 2019
Free Jelly Roll-Friendly Tablerunner Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back with another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly Jelly Roll tutorial! This deceptively simple pattern is just in time for Valentine’s Day. Maybe you can even make an extra as a gift. We think these hearts are just sew sweet, you’ll want to share.

The FREE Jelly Glazed Hearts Tablerunner Pattern features instructions to make the 19.5″ x 68.5″ tablerunner top featuring the Llama Love fabric collection by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks on putting this delicious quilt ...

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