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September 5, 2018
Winners: "Christmas Figs" book giveaway with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting

It's time to announce our "Christmas Figs" book giveaway winners!  I certainly enjoyed reading your enthusiastic comments about this lovely book. So many of us share a passion for Joanna Figueroa's patterns and fabrics. I am very thankful to Fat Quarter Shop for providing this generous giveaway.

If you haven't entered one of my giveaways before, my scientific method for selecting a winner is to copy and paste all of the comments into an Excel spreadsheet.  Then I do several sorts to rearrange the entries. Then I ask a family member to “pick a number.” Today I ...

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"Christmas Figs" book giveaway with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting


Last year in late fall, I was let in on a little secret . . .

~ Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Company would be releasing a new Christmas fabric collection for Moda in the spring of 2018. (Yippee!)
~ AND, the talented folks at It’s Sew Emma, Fat Quarter Shop’s pattern company, were working with Joanna to write a pattern book featuring this new Christmas collection. (Another Yippee!)
~AND, I was asked to make one of the project samples for the book! (A HUGE Yippee and also a Woo Hoo!)

Looking back, I realize that this wasn’t a little secret.  It ...

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August 10, 2018
World Cross Stitch Day with FQS from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get ready, get set, cross stitch! August 10 holds a lot of significance for us here at Fat Quarter Shop because it’s World Cross Stitch Day! We have many cross stitch items available, such as patterns, threads, linings, hoops and patterns for you to get in the spirit of this awesome day!

 

Our quilty friend Lori Holt worked with It’s Sew Emma to create her very first cross stitch pattern, the Happy Farm Girl Cross Stitch Pattern! This pattern is accompanied with her AuriFloss cross stitch thread and DMC cross stitch thread, specially curated to match her pattern ...

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June 20, 2018
NEW BOOK: Garden Sampler Block of the Month Book from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Get your green thumb ready and grab your gardening gear, the Garden Sampler Quilt is here! It’s Sew Emma and Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company are so happy to present their newest book, the Garden Sampler Block of the Month Book! And there’s a Block of the Month Program complete with a matching Backing Set.

The Garden Sampler Quilt is comprised of 12 blocks using the Garden Variety collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics that are sure to get you into the gardening spirit!

Here are some of the Garden Blocks you’ll be creating ...

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June 18, 2018
Have you pre-ordered your copy of Sew in Love?? from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Love is in the air and we are sew in love with Edyta Sitar and It’s Sew Emma’s newest book, Sew In Love! The book is going to be at Fat Quarter Shop very soon and we cannot contain our excitement! If you have not pre-ordered your copy yet, hurry since the pre-order discount is going to be done soon!

We have the Sew In Love Book, two Block of the Month Programs (Pieced and Appliqued) and matching Backing Set to help you make the gorgeous Sweethearts Quilt! Edyta has also put in some extra projects for you ...

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May 26, 2018
May Sew Sampler Box with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting


Happy weekend, quilting friends, and heartfelt Memorial Day greetings to all of my friends in the U.S.  I hope you enjoy a wonderful time with family and friends as we remember all who have served our country. My dad served in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed in Alaska, where I was born. I will be thinking of him and many others especially this weekend.

I just had to pop in quickly and share the contents of the May Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. It’s called Bee Creative, and I am pretty ...

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April 11, 2018
NEW BOOK: Sew In Love Book from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Need a present for Valentines Day 2019? We’ve got just the thing for you! Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is thrilled to partner with It’s Sew Emma to present her newest book all about her love of quilting, Sew In Love! And best of all, there’s even a Block of the Month to go along with it!

The Sew In Love Book 12 Sweetheart Blocks using her newest fabric line, Little Sweethearts by Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics, that are sure to get you in the spirit of love!

Sew In Love will become your ...

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March 1, 2018
February Sew Sampler box with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting


In the month of February, we received more snow than we had all winter. In fact, my husband had to run the snow blower on our driveway three times in one week just to get the vehicles out of the garage! So you can just imagine how thrilled I was to open my February Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. It’s called Home Sweet Cottage, and it was a ray of sunshine for me!



Here’s a list of the items in the February box:

~ TWO Mama’s Cottage charm packs by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics ~ 
~ “Life ...

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February 15, 2018
Happy Farm Girl Cross-Stitch from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We love working on new products with our quilty friends! Our It’s Sew Emma team has partnered with our good friend Lori Holt to bring you Lori’s newest cross-stitch pattern, Happy Farm Girl. The pattern is printed on sturdy cardstock and  in full color. This is Lori’s debut into the cross-stitch world and we cannot be happier to be a part of this journey!

If you think that this pattern seems familiar, you are not wrong! Based on the very popular downloadable pattern, the Happy Farm Girl Quilt Pattern, Lori brought this adorable design to cross-stitch. As ...

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January 28, 2018
January Sew Sampler Box with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting


I’m a grown woman.  In fact, (shhhh) I turn 50 years old this summer. But I tell you what, I felt as fluttery as a school girl when I opened this month’s Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop. The January box, so aptly called “Butterfly Kisses,” is full of cheerful goodness.  I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking!






Yep, I am guessing you will agree with me. That may have been the sweetest Sew Sampler box to date, and I have loved them all. Seriously folks, I think the quilting inspired bandages are ...

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January 5, 2018
December Sew Sampler box with Fat Quarter Shop from Carried Away Quilting

Well hello quilting friends.  It's a brand new year, and I'm so excited for all the quilting goodness I have to share with you in the coming months.  I will be releasing several new patterns and have other fun projects up my sleeve. I've been making my lists and getting organized for a fun year of sewing.  I'm sure you're doing the same!

Our family went on vacation over Christmas. It was such a treat to return home and find a new Sew Sampler box from Fat Quarter Shop waiting for me. My first stitching ...

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December 9, 2017
Spelling Bee Sew Along: Capital H from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! I'm back with another block on the Spelling Bee Sew Along with Fat Quarter Shop! This sew along features blocks from the new Spelling Bee book by Lori Holt. As I mentioned last week, if you are a fan of Lori’s Farm Girl Vintage book, then you really need to add the Spelling Bee book to your quilting library!

This week I’ve sewn up the capital letter H. Once again I've used fabrics by Vanessa Goertzen (Lella Boutique for Moda).  The black floral print comes from the “Olive’s Flower Market” collection, while ...

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December 6, 2017
New Patterns from It’s Sew Emma from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy Wednesday!  Today we get to share two new patterns from It’s Sew Emma!  This season, we named our patterns after places we adore in our hometown, and here are the first two to release…

 Hyde Park

Hyde Park by It's Sew Emma
Hyde Park by It’s Sew Emma
Hyde Park by It's Sew Emma
close up of the Hyde Park quilt

Hyde Park is made for celebrations and soirees!  Full of zig-zaggy, star-shiny goodness, we have nothing but happy thoughts for Hyde Park.  Select a few favorite prints to create this beauty!  Our original is made in red and coral prints The Front Porch by Sherri & Chelsi.  You can ...

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December 2, 2017
Spelling Bee Sew Along: Capital G from Carried Away Quilting

Hello quilting friends! Today is my stop on the Spelling Bee Sew Along with Fat Quarter Shop! The Spelling Bee book by Lori Holt includes instructions for 100 letter, number, punctuation and picture blocks in two sizes, along with 18 quilt projects! If you are a fan of Lori’s Farm Girl Vintage book, then you really need to add the Spelling Bee book to your quilting library!

I’ve sewn up the smaller size capital letter G using fabrics by Vanessa Goertzen (Lella Boutique for Moda).  The black floral print in the letter comes from the “Olive’s Flower ...

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November 16, 2017
NEW! 2018 Designer Mystery BOM at Fat Quarter Shop from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Hello Thursday!  This week is flying by, but we could not let it pass without sharing about the 2018 Designer Mystery BOM!

2018 Designer Mystery Block of the Month

Sign ups are open for the 2018 Designer Mystery BOM Club at Fat Quarter Shop!  This coming year, we are using the lovely prints and colors from Ella & Ollie by Fig Tree Quilts.  We cannot show you the quilt (because MYSTERY!) but we can tell you it’s a stunner.  We will soon have more photos and sneak peeks to show of the finished quilt, but in the meantime we will ...

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September 18, 2017
New It’s Sew Emma Impressions Patterns, Part 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Whew, it’s been a busy few weeks, but we’re back to do the final round up of new patterns by It’s Sew Emma for the Fall!  (Click here to see our post on Part 1 of the new patterns.)  This set of four patterns is part of our Impressions patterns, which use our Orange Peel template set.  If you don’t have the templates, you can still use the templates printed in the patterns.  So with that squared away, here are Herald, Lovey Dovey, Peony and Wisteria!

Herald quilt pattern

Herald is a fun one, alternating background colors in the ...

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