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September 13, 2019
Perfect 5 Quilt Along Announcement from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Perfect 5 Quilts book is coming soon to the Fat Quarter Shop! Continuing in the tradition of It’s Sew Emma’s popular Perfect 10 Quilts book, Perfect 5 Quilts is a companion to one of our favorite precuts, the 5″ Charm Pack. If you have extra charm packs you’re itching to stitch with, you’ll love the versatility of the 16 quilt patterns in this book. The patterns are based on the number of charm packs needed: 1, 2, 3, or 4.

To celebrate the book release later this month, we’ve designed a Perfect 5 Sampler ...

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September 9, 2019
The Perfect 5 Quilts Book will charm you! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Later this month It’s Sew Emma will release their Perfect 5 Quilts Book. It’s the “kid sister” of their popular Perfect 10 Quilts Book!

The Perfect 5 Quilts Book includes 16 quilts that will delight and inspire, all made with classic 5″ charm squares.  With options using one, two, three and four charm packs, it is the perfect companion to help quilters’ stashbust (as well as stash build)!  Dazzling and delectable, choose from an assortment of different quilt styles and pair them with your favorite precuts.

The Perfect 5 Quilts Book coordinates with Creative Grids new Perfect 5 ...

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August 31, 2019
Summer Moon Quilt Along – Month 4 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are well into 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 Four 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 channel ...

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August 25, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: August blocks from Carried Away Quilting


I’m back today with another set of blocks for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. The August block assignment includes three pretty blocks: Twin Star, Split Nine Patch, and Birds in the Air.


I thoroughly enjoyed making the Twin Star block. Fabric selection for this block was a snap. Once I decided to fussy cut a pink flower from Lella Boutique’s Nest collection, all that was left was to select two complementary blush prints for the star points. To add visual interest, I used the pale gray text print from Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam ...

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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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June 26, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: June blocks from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! We're nearing the end of June, which means it’s time for me to show you this month’s blocks from the Summer Moon Quit Along with Fat Quarter Shop. I’ve been having so much fun sewing from my stash of Moda fabrics from Lella Boutique and Corey Yoder. These cheerful, pretty prints are day brighteners, don’t you think?


The June quilt along assignment called for making a Capital T block (top), a Hidden Star block (bottom left) and a Pinwheel Geese block (bottom right).


This month I moved out of my comfort zone ...

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June 1, 2019
Welcome back to the Farm with Lori Holt! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to Lori Holt’s farm with Farm Girl Vintage 2! Lori has rounded up 45 unique 6″ and 12″ quilt blocks, inspired by her rural roots. She has also designed 13 new projects in this book, including quilts, pillows, a pincushion, and of course a fantastic new sampler quilt! As always, quilters can mix and match quilt blocks from Lori’s previous books, so they can piece together endless possibilities.

A few weeks ago a few of us from the It’s Sew Emma team and Lilly went to Lori’s cozy cottage for the Farm Girl Vintage ...

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May 13, 2019
Summer Moon QAL: May blocks from Carried Away Quilting


A few weeks ago I encouraged you to join me in the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. If I didn't tempt you then, I hope I can tempt you now. I've made the May blocks, and they turned out as cute as buttons, if I do say so myself! 





Summer Moon is a sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson and It’s Sew Emma (the pattern company of Fat Quarter Shop). The quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each made in three different sizes: 5”, 6 1/2” and 8” unfinished, for a ...

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April 30, 2019
Summer Moon Quilt Along: Will you join me? from Carried Away Quilting


Are you looking for a fun and inspiring quilt along experience? Then join me for the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. It begins in May and runs for 10 months, ending in February 2020. When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful quilt top measuring 70 x 78 inches . . . OR, you could be a rebel like me and just sew some of the blocks.


Summer Moon is a sampler quilt designed by Carrie Nelson and It’s Sew Emma (the pattern company of Fat Quarter Shop). The quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each ...

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April 26, 2019
Welcome to the Summer Moon Block of the Month Quilt Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Summer is right around the corner and what better way to kick off the new season than with the gorgeous Summer Moon Quilt from the Summer Moon Block of the Month Book! Carrie Nelson, beloved quiltmaker, designer and writer, has created a sampler quilt unlike any other. The Summer Moon quilt is for her fellow quilters who love samplers, but also crave a touch of whimsy!

This quilt along will go along the schedule of the Summer Moon Block of the Month. We’re sold out of both the vintage and modern block of the months. However, using the fabric ...

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March 19, 2019
Welcome to the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month Quilt Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

There’s nothing like a sampler quilt first thing in the morning, don’t you agree? We can’t enough of the soft creams and rich browns in Its Sew Emma’s Cream & Sugar Quilt! The quilt is made from the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month Quilt Book using Sonoma by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics!

This quilt along will go along the schedule of the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month. We do have the Block of the Month and, to continue the Cream & Sugar fun, we do want to showcase other collections you ...

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March 14, 2019
A scrappy quilt featuring low volume fabrics from Carried Away Quilting


Hello quilting friends! I’m popping in today to show you a recent finish, my Happy Trails quilt featuring some favorite low volume prints from Fig Tree & Company. Happy Trails is just one of six fabulous patterns available in the Scrappy Project Planner by Lori Holt.




There are several reasons this quilt is special to me:

First, I took my time with it. Too often, quilt making becomes a rush due to deadlines. But this quilt evolved slowly.  I ordered the Scrappy Project Planner from My Timeless Day back in November of 2017. I took my time learning what the ...

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February 25, 2019
Summer Moon: a sampler book by Carrie Nelson from Carried Away Quilting


Last week I received a lovely surprise in my mailbox. The kind folks at It’s Sew Emma/Fat Quarter Shop sent me a copy of Carrie Nelson’s new book, “Summer Moon,” which features a beautiful and unique sampler quilt. After spending some time looking at all of the pretty photos in the book, I zipped on over to my sewing room and made up one of the blocks, the Maple Star!


The sampler quilt is comprised of 24 blocks that are each made in three different sizes: 5”, 6 1/2” and 8” unfinished. The book includes setting ...

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February 13, 2019
How to work with Textured Backgrounds from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Solid backgrounds work well in quilts but have you tried a textured background? We did a post about white backgrounds using Bella Solids from our favorite Moda designers and, with the recent influx of cross weaves and linens, wanted to do a follow up to that […]

The post How to work with Textured Backgrounds appeared first on The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog.

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January 24, 2019
Rise & Shine with our Cream & Sugar Block of the Month – New BOM alert! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

There’s nothing like a sampler quilt first thing in the morning, don’t you agree? We can’t enough of the soft creams and rich browns in It’s Sew Emma’s Cream & Sugar quilt!

Sign up for our Cream & Sugar BOM to make your mornings easy breezy! This wonderful BOM includes everything you need to get started, including the Cream & Sugar Block of the Month Book and over 16 yards of Sonoma fabric to complete the 80.5″ square quilt. Our 12-month BOM starts in April, so reserve your spot today!

We also have a matching backing set ...

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January 16, 2019
Join the Party – Introducing our Witch’s Night Out Quilt Kit! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited to introduce our Witch’s Night Out Quilt Kit! This whimsical quilt tips a pointy black hat to some of the hallmarks of Halloween: black cats on broomsticks, flying bats, witchy hats, cauldrons and pumpkin patches.

Our kit includes the Witch’s Night Out Book by It’s Sew Emma and the All Hallow’s Eve fabric for the 57.5″ x 64.5″ quilt top and binding. We also include a FQS exclusive spooktacular tote bag. A coordinating backing set is available separately.

This new kit is from It’s Sew Emma’s Witch’s ...

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December 13, 2018
New It’s Sew Emma Quilt Kits are Here! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are sew excited to show off a few new It’s Sew Emma quilt kits! Each quilt kit is great for quilters of all skill levels, and has an accompanying quilt pattern available for you to add your own fabric! So without further ado, here are all the details on the newest It’s Sew Emma Quilts:

Our Courtly Graces Quilt Kit features the lovely Amberley collection by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics. This quilt uses half-square triangles to create a unique pattern of diamonds and hourglasses. Or are they squares and bows? Quilt kit includes the pattern fabric ...

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December 11, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Finishing Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the final week, of our Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! We are wrapping up the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt this week! This sampler quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included, so you’ll get to try them all. We have the full Fabric Requirements HERE for you to use.

Pick out your fabrics and quilt along with us. You’ll need both the Perfect 10 Book and Ruler to make this sampler so grab yours and let’s get started!

Perfect 10 Book and Perfect 10 Ruler

Shop Perfect 10 Products HERE!

For the final week of the quilt along ...

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December 4, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Week 8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to week 8 of our Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! We’re quilting our way through the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt! This sampler quilt is a taste of all the quilts, as blocks from all 16 quilts are included, so you’ll get to try them all. We have the full Fabric Requirements HERE for you to use.

Pick out your fabrics and quilt along with us. You’ll need both the Perfect 10 Book and Ruler to make this sampler so grab yours and let’s get started!

Perfect 10 Book and Perfect 10 Ruler

Shop Perfect 10 Products HERE!

For the eighth (and almost final!) week of the ...

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November 30, 2018
Longarm Quilter of the Month: November from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Longarm Quilter of the Month

Once a quilt top is pieced and the batting and backing are added to create a “quilt sandwich,” the quilt is ready for the next step in the construction and design process: quilting! Stitching on the quilt sandwich holds the quilt top, batting and backing together firmly and locks down seams, but it also has an artistic element to it. The stitched patterns added by a longarm machine (or sometimes a home machine) can complement your piecing and elevate the overall design of the quilt depending on whether they’re loopy or straight lines, flowery or abstract. For this reason ...

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