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August 24, 2021
Tame your schedule with the NEW 2022 Bee in my Bonnet Planner by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Introducing the first-ever 2022 Bee in my Bonnet Planner by Lori Holt! This spiral-bound, dated planner includes sections for monthly and weekly planning and a notes section for each month. Every busy bee needs a pretty planner to keep track of all of their special dates and deadlines!

When you’re crafty, cute, AND busy, you need a life planner that’s as cute as it is functional. Why sacrifice one or the other when you can have the perfect planner all in one? Lori’s planner has a decorative woven fabric cover with silver embossing, and it comes in ...

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August 10, 2021
A Scrapbook of Quilts Pillow Along: The Wrap up! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

I had so much fun making pillows with Joanna and Carrie! They led us in a Pillow Along with their new book, A Scrapbook of Quilts, to sew up some pretty cute pillows. In total, I sewed four pillows and two table runners!

A Scrapbook of Quilts is all about the possibilities you can create with six blocks, so it seemed a natural fit to base the Pillow Along on them. Each week we had a different theme and quilt block to use as inspiration for a pillow (or other small project). Read on to see my take on the ...

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June 24, 2021
Announcing the Peppermint Lane Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This summer, join us for a sweet and chilly stroll down Peppermint Lane! It’s Sew Emma gave us the Peppermint Lane Block of the Month in 2018. This adorable quilt inspired us to create its cross stitch counterpart! This stitch along will be from July 7 to August 25. Kimberly will also be stitching this during Jolly July 2021, and will be stitching the first part on July 2. Read more below on how you can prepare for our newest stitch along!

Stitch Along Dates

Each week for 8 weeks, we’ll be stitching part of the pattern and ...

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June 22, 2021
Join us for A Scrapbook of Quilts Pillow Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This month we announced the exciting arrival of Joanna Figueroa and Carrie Nelson’s latest book, A Scrapbook of Quilts! This book holds over 30 different projects, perfect for any quilter that has a special place in their heart for all things scrappy. In honor of the book’s release, Joanna and Carrie are leading us in a fun Pillow Along inspired by the multitude of patchwork pillows, pincushions and quilts that you can sew from A Scrapbook of Quilts.

These pillows will be a perfect accent to your home and could make wonderful gifts for someone that you love ...

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March 21, 2021
Take a Trip Among the Stars, Again! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Come along for a new journey visiting some old familiar friends! It’s Sew Emma’s Among the Stars Again Book combines old blocks from their original Among the Stars quilt book with fresh new stars in a brand new setting. With two zesty new colorways to sample, you will fall in love with this bright spin on a beloved classic!

Reserve your book today to receive 5% off. The book is due out in late April/early May.

The Among the Stars Again quilt is inspired by Kimberly’s deep love of star quilts. Of all the countless quilts ...

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March 9, 2021
Announcing the Home Sweet Home Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This year has taught us to appreciate the love and peace of being home, and with that, the Home Sweet Home Stitch Along was born! Stop by for a few stitches with Home Sweet Home!  Celebrate the places and spaces we call home with this enduring message, featuring a trio of sweet houses on a tree-lined street. Kimberly will be stitching along with us during the month of April. Read more below to learn how to get the pattern, supplies and get ready to stitch something beautiful at home!

Cross Stitch Supplies

Here is what you will need to make ...

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September 7, 2020
Lori Holt’s Cross Stitch Card Series from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet released a new addition to her Stitch Card Series with Stitch Card Set F. This spooky new set is perfect for all of your Halloween stitching. You can mix and match each card into other projects, or stitch them together as one big piece.

We’ve got Bee in my Bonnet’s Stitch Card Sets A-F for you along with some inspiration to show you how to stitch yours up! As the alphabet goes on, you can add to your stitch card collection and create endless cross stitch finishes. You can also sign ...

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August 27, 2020
Try These Must-Have Cross Stitch Tools from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

You’re going to pop a stitch over these new must-have cross stitch tools by It’s Sew Emma! The key to success with your next project is in the bag with the Cross Stitch Key and the Cross Stitch Line Keeper. Both tools will have you stitching your projects quickly and accurately. Kimberly is going to show you how these tools work with two easy video tutorials.

The Cross Stitch Key by It’s Sew Emma

The key comes in high contrast gray and white for easy reading.

The ultimate reference tool for cross stitch! The Cross Stitch Key ...

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June 20, 2020
Pack a Picnic Basket of Patterns from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy First Day of Summer! Summertime is officially here and what is summer without a picnic? A picnic is a great way to social distance and spend some time outdoors, but you’ll need a quilt to take along! If you aren’t sure which quilt to pack, we can help! We’ve packed a basket of our favorite FREE and low-cost PDF Patterns that are perfect for lounging outdoors. Read on for details on all the patterns and for details on our Pack a Picnic contest!

Paid Picnic Patterns

1. Picnic Patch is a traditional picnic design finishing at ...

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June 15, 2020
Bloom Topia: Release 10 (the final block) from Carried Away Quilting


I cannot believe that we are nearing the end of the Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop. Today I'm sharing the final block (Release 10) which is the large Richmond Block. The next time I post about my progress, I'll have all of my blocks sewn together and the borders attached! So be sure to check back with me on July 1.


The Richmond Block finishes at 18 1/2" square and is so easy to stitch together. For my center square, I used the navy text print from Sweetwater's Sweet Tea collection. Don't you ...

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June 9, 2020
Join the Quilt Bee with Bonnie & Camille from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited to share a few sneak peeks Bonnie & Camille’s newest book, The Bonnie & Camille Quilt Bee! This is their first book with our very own It’s Sew Emma, and we have had sew much fun working with them </p>
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May 15, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 8 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I can't believe it's already the middle of May and there are only a few blocks remaining in our Bloom-Topia Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. What fun this has been! Today I'm sharing my Release 8 block, which is called Corn and Beans.   



This was a super easy block with nicely sized pieces. I took a risk and decided to use a navy print for my background fabric, which I think makes this simple block look more striking. From a distance, that navy background fabric almost takes on a denim tone, which I ...

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May 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 7 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I'm cruising right along with my Bloom-Topia blocks. Today I'm sharing my Release 7 blocks for this fun charity quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  



Our assignment was to make two long Geese blocks, each measuring 6 1/2" x 18 1/2".  One of the Geese blocks was then used as the middle portion of the larger block, the Geese and Gander block, which finished at 18 1/2" x 30 1/2". 


I introduced a bit of Sweet Tea fabric (by Sweetwater) into these blocks.  The navy with white pin dot is from ...

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April 24, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along: Finished Quilts from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ve finished our sewing adventure with the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along and we can’t wait to share some finished quilts with you! If you are just tuning in, it is never too late to join! Visit our kick-off post to get started. You can also check out all our monthly block round-ups here, pardner!

 

This finished quilt looks fresh-off-the-farm fantastic. It was made with all the beautiful Farm Girl Vintage fabrics by Lori Holt. Some of you sewed with the same or mixed it up with your own scrappy fabrics. We’ve loved seeing all the ...

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April 19, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 6 from Carried Away Quilting


I'm popping in today to share my Release 6 block for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  This pretty block is called the Lewis & Clark block, and it finishes at 24" square.   


The center square of this block is 4" finished (4 1/2" cut), which is a great size for fussy cutting or using a focal fabric.  I selected a lovely navy floral for the center square. I also switched things up a bit on my block, electing to border it with a taupe print rather than a neutral border as called for in the ...

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April 17, 2020
Enjoy the Holidays with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Enjoy the holidays with Corey Yoder of Coriander Quilts!  In A Very Coriander Christmas Book, Corey and It’s Sew Emma joyfully bring you a beautiful quilt full of blocks that each represent her very favorite things about the Christmas season.  Spread joy, cheer, love and a little magic with this quilt of festive stars.

The main quilt is perfect for intermediate to advanced quilters, and can be used as a block of the month. This book also includes a radiant bonus quilt to gift (or keep)!

Forget the pumpkin spice, season your holidays with A Very Coriander Christmas Block ...

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April 3, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along Part 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

What a ride! We’ve been sewin’ up a storm each week for the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along and we’re in the home stretch now. We’re sew excited to see your progress. If you’ve been following along you know that there are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. The namesake book, Farm Girl Vintage 2, also contains 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We covered blocks 29-38 last month, and now we’re catching up ...

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April 1, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 5 from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends. I'm back today sharing three more blocks for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  These beautiful Release 5 blocks were so much fun to make.  


The Martha Washington Star Block features a festive pinwheel nestled in a traditional star. The pattern called for the background fabric behind the pinwheel to be neutral, but I substituted that for a soft green, which I think warms up the overall look of the block. 


We also made Magnolia Bud blocks this month. Once again I broke the rules. Instead of using a neutral fabric for the ...

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March 15, 2020
Bloom-Topia: Release 4 from Carried Away Quilting


Welcome back! Today I'm sharing my latest blocks for the 2020 Bloom-Topia quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop.  The Release 4 blocks are so striking, aren't they? The blocks are named Sarah's Choice and Goose & Gosling


The Sarah's Choice (star) blocks were a little tricky, but I pinned, pressed and stitched carefully. Pinning is essential for me to keep my seams matched up!  I also use my walking foot when sewing together blocks with a lot of seam bulk. The walking foot makes it much easier to maneuver over bulky junctions!


My version of Bloom-Topia features ...

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March 6, 2020
Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along Part 5 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Well hey there, partner! We’re sewin’ up a storm through another month of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Quilt Along! It’s been quite a ride and there is still a way to go! We’re sew excited to see your progress. There are 45 blocks of the Farm Girl Vintage 2 Sampler Quilt and we are 38 in! This much-anticipated sequel to Farm Girl Vintage features 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by Lori Holt’s rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects, including quilts, pillows and a pincushion that use these cute-as-can-bee blocks!

We ...

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