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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 […]

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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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November 27, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Week 7 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Week 7: Neapolitan and Peaches ‘n Cream Blocks

Welcome back to week 7 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 ...

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November 13, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Week 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Week 6: Lemon Sorbet and Mint Chocolate Chip

Welcome back to week 6 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 ...

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October 26, 2018
Longarm Quilter of the Month: Gina Tell from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Longarm Quilter of the Month

Longarm Quilting. This has been one of our most requested topic to talk about on our social media channels and we are finally doing it! We recently stocked a lot of new longarm quilting supplies and who better to give you a bit of insight than some of our longarm quilty friends!

Get Longarm Quilting Supplies HERE!

We are continuing our blog series where we will be featuring one of our longarm quilter friends every month. They will be giving all of you their tips and tricks for longarm quilting, what materials they use, advice if you need to get a longarm quilter, and much ...

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October 24, 2018
NEW BOOK: Summer Moon from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Looking for your next sampler quilt?? Look no further! Our It’s Sew Emma team has partnered with Carrie Nelson (Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company) to bring you Carrie’s newest book, Summer Moon! This quilt is created for her fellow quilters who love samplers, but also crave a touch of whimsy! This book includes 24 blocks in sizes: 5”, 6.5” and 8” for a total of 72 blocks. Let the Summer Moon sampler quilt spark your imagination!

In addition to the book, we have not one but TWO block of the month programs: the Vintage Summer Moon Block ...

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October 16, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Week 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! We will be quilting along to make the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt! This sampler quilt really 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 and pick out your fabrics and quilt along with us. You will 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 second week of the quilt along, we are ...

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October 11, 2018
Sew Sampler box roundup: July, August and September from Carried Away Quilting


We’ve been in our new home for one month, and I’m just starting to feel like my head is above water.  My sewing room is slowly coming together. I’m very much a “ducks in a row” person.  I think I take after my Grandma Arlene in that regard . . . a place for everything and everything in its place. Things don’t have to be perfect, but they need to be “mostly” organized. That’s how I roll. 

So let’s just say that I was pretty annoyed with myself when I discovered I had THREE Sew Sampler boxes ...

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October 9, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along: Week 1 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along! We will be quilting along to make the Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt! This sampler quilt really 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 and pick out your fabrics and quilt along with us. You will 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 first week of the quilt along, we are ...

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October 5, 2018
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along Announcement from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Perfect 10 Book has officially arrived at Fat Quarter Shop! It’s cool to be square again! It’s Sew Emma has created 16 fabulous quilts featuring our Perfect 10 Ruler from Creative Grids and the beloved 10” square precut, the Layer Cake. With full color diagrams and clear instructions, this book is truly a “Perfect 10”! Be sure to get the Perfect 10 Combo Pack to get both the book and ruler!

Full Perfect 10 Sampler Made with Guest Room by Kristyne Czepuryk

Full Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt made with Guest Room by Kristyne Czepuryk for Moda Fabrics

To sweeten the deal, we have put together a Perfect 10 ...

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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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