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November 19, 2022
Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along Part 1 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re into our first month of the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along, we’re sew excited to see your progress. Lori Holt’s Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Book is designed so that we can create beautiful quilts from our own scrap baskets, and that includes the blocks in this quilt along. Let’s check in and see where we’re at!

Week 1: Buzzy Bee Block

The first block was cute as can bee and we’re sure you’d agree!

Week 2: Large and Small Calico Mushroom Blocks

We think the large and small Calico Mushrooms from week ...

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October 31, 2022
Scrappiness is Happiness QAL Kick Off from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s time to kick off the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along inspired by Lori Holt’s book, Scrappiness is Happiness! Join us as we dive into our scrap stash and start sewing this extra special sampler quilt.

Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt

The quilt pattern, designed by Lori Holt, finishes at 83.5” square and you can see all the supplies for this sew along by heading to the Scrappiness is Happiness supplies page.

Quilt Along Supplies

First, you will need a copy of Scrappiness is Happiness by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet Co. for the instructions to ...

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Highlights from Fall Quilt Market from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

International Quilt Market took place this weekend, and today I’m sharing all about it. I’m Jessica, Social Media Specialist at Fat Quarter Shop, and this was my first Quilt Market to attend! I hope you were able to experience the fun at Quilt Market through our Instagram posts and stories this weekend. Read on to see some of the beautiful fabrics and quilts and enter to win a giveaway!

Schoolhouse Debuts

Schoolhouse was a series of back-to-back sessions, and I attended some great ones! My first session was hosted by Anna Maria Horner, and she blew me away ...

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October 11, 2022
What is Thread Conditioner and How Do You Use it? from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Thread conditioner, also called thread wax and thread gloss, is a product designed to make thread or cross stitch floss easier to use. They do this by strengthening the thread and making it glide through fabrics more easily. The result is smoother sewing with less tangling, twisting, and splitting.

Thread conditioners are most commonly used in cross stitching and hand sewing, where they help to tame cotton threads by smoothing and coating the fibers. Read on to learn about natural beeswax thread conditioner!

Made from 100% beeswax, Mind Your Own Beeswax Thread Conditioner cuts down on tangling, fraying, and thread ...

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September 30, 2022
Support Group Quilt & Stitch Along Kick Off from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Join us for the Support Group Quilt Along and Stitch Along designed by Lori Holt. Sew along with us this October as we show our support through stitching these incredible and symbolic patterns.

Support breast cancer survivors by donating and joining us in the Support Group Quilt and Cross Stitch Alongs. Lori Holt’s designs honor her mother, who survived breast cancer, with literal symbols of support, and we think they couldn’t be cuter! Read on to learn more about the charity we’re supporting and the details of the quilt and stitch along.

Support Group Quilt

The quilt ...

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September 23, 2022
Feel the Autumn Love this Stitch-tober with Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Leaves are falling, and Autumn is calling! We’re heading to the pumpkin patch this October, stalking through corn mazes, and crossing our stitches. Join me for the annual Stitch-Tober Stitch Along as we spend 45 days stitching up fall or Halloween-themed designs with Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet! You can join us by stitching a new pattern every day, a new pattern each week, or spend your October working on one big piece.

Stitch-tober begins October 1 and will carry on until November 15! I am monogamously stitching up Lori Holt’s new Autumn Love pattern and ...

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August 23, 2022
Announcing the Support Group Quilt and Stitch Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Support breast cancer survivors by donating and joining us in the Support Group Quilt and Cross Stitch Alongs. Lori Holt’s designs honor her mother, who survived breast cancer, with literal symbols of support, and we think they couldn’t be cuter! Read on to learn more about the charity we’re supporting and the details of the quilt and stitch along.

The Support Group Quilt finishes at 59.5″ x 66.5,” and we are sewing ours using Stitch by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. If you want to sew a version like ours, you can grab the ...

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August 18, 2022
Make this September Scrappy as can be with 6 Quilt Patterns for FQS Scrappy September! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This Scrappy September, we want you to raid your fabric stash and sew up something beautiful with all that’s left from your other projects. We quilters end up with lots of leftover fabrics, and that inspired us to get scrappy with our September sewing! This September, why not make a new quilt entirely from scraps?

A look at a portion of Kimberly's Scrappy Stash
The Scrappiness is Happiness Graphic Banner

Kimberly chose some scrap-friendly patterns to work on this year, and we gathered a few more to inspire you. When looking for the perfect pattern to use your leftover fabrics, you’ll want a quilt that calls for small pieces in the fabric requirements ...

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August 11, 2022
We’re Happy to Announce this Scrappy Sew Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Join us for the Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along, inspired by Lori Holt’s new book, Scrappiness is Happiness! This quilt along is a little “extra,” as in using your extra fabric to make a scrappy sampler quilt! 

Scrappiness is Happiness QAL Supplies

To join the 32-week Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Along, gather your supplies, organize your scraps, and get ready to start on October 31. Each week we’ll be sewing a block from the book.

Scrappy Sampler Quilt Digital Image for the Scrappiness is Happiness QAL
Scrappiness is Happiness QAL Graphic Banner

Also, be sure to tune in on Friday, August 12, to the Fat Quarter Shop YouTube Channel for a special Livestream and trunk show with guest Lori Holt ...

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July 26, 2022
You are the Boss with this Stitch Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s a good day to be the boss… of your own quilt, that is! Lori Holt and It’s Sew Emma have teamed up to remind you that in quilting, the world does revolve around you. We know how easy it is to get pulled into patterns and to worry about everything being perfect. Still, hopefully, the You are the Boss Cross Stitch Pattern by Lori Holt can remind you whose opinions really matters.

This colorful collection of quilt blocks has a stitch count of 136w x 82h.

Kimberly will start stitching up her You are the Boss Cross ...

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July 8, 2022
NEW 2023 Bee in my Bonnet Planner by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

2023 Bee in my Bonnet Planner along with a vintage sewing machine and some Chunky Thread by Lori Holt
2023 Bee in my Bonnet Planner graphic header

We’re tickled pink to announce the 2023 Bee in my Bonnet Planner by Lori Holt! This spiral-bound, dated planner includes monthly and weekly planning sections 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!

Another pic-nic shot of the Bee in my Bonnet Planner

Just like in 2022, Lori’s 2023 planner has a decorative woven fabric cover with silver embossing and comes in a sturdy keepsake box. The planner and keepsake box are proudly made in the USA!

Open-page spread of the planner's weekly layout on top of a quilt.

The 2023 Bee in my Bonnet Planner covers January to December of 2023 with ...

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June 26, 2022
Sunday Stash: a bit of everything from Charm About You

I've been enjoying a return to what started as my 100 day project, hand piecing my Merrow Croft quilt (pattern by Margaret Mew). If you haven't done any hand piecing before, I have a how-to with lots of tips in my hand piecing tutorial. Using some of my treasured hand printed fabrics by Karen Lewis and Lucy Engels, I'm enjoying the neutral cool vibe of these pieces.

A hand holding small pieces of fabric, being sewn together with a running stitch. In the background is a circle shaped quilt block that has been hand pieced. Surrounding this are more small pieces of fabric, thread and embroidery scissors.

So I'm using up my stash but I'm also adding to it...
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June 13, 2022
How to Make a Quilted Sewing Machine Cover from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy National Sewing Machine Day! National Sewing Machine Day is Monday, June 13, so we put together a tutorial to make something special for the original power tool. Sewing machine covers can be functional AND cute, and in this simple tutorial, we’ll teach you how you can make one with two 12” quilt blocks! Our sewing machine cover features blocks from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage and Farm Girl Vintage 2 books, but you can use whichever block works best for your sewing space.

Supplies

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June 10, 2022
A New Summer Quilt! from Val's Quilting Studio


I can remember a time I use to make a quilt every month...
...now here I'm posting one I made last summer that I finally got quilted and 
the binding sewn just in time to enjoy it for the summer!!
The pattern is called: Friendship Scrap Block from www.quilterscache.com.

The very best part...it was made from left over fabric from this Lori Holt Kit: 
(Which by the way, makes me smile everyday as it brightens my little laundry room.)

What else makes me smile is the fact that I loved this fabric so much, I now ...

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May 27, 2022
Celebrating the Summer with Great Granny Squared-Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Celebrate the summer with Lori Holt and the classic Granny Square block, the star of Lori Holt’s second book, Great Granny Squared! Join us June 3 as we kick off summer with a unique sew along that features three ways to participate: quilting, crochet, and cross stitch!

Follow along with Kimberly as she quilts, crochets, and cross stitches through the summer!

Great Granny Squared Quilt Along

The quilt pattern, found in Great Granny Squared by Lori Holt, finishes at 72″ x 85.5″. See all the supplies for this sew along by heading to the Great Granny Squared supplies ...

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March 23, 2022
Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 12 ~ Granny Square Crochet from Life in the Scrapatch

 


Welcome to Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 12


Nutmeg and I have been crocheting classic Granny Squares today. 

It is a great way to use up small balls of yarn.

For a good video tutorial on how to make these, click below

How To Crochet a Granny Square by Lori Holt

There are three videos in this series, 

also showing how to use her blocking board 

and how to make this pincushion. 

Lori Holt makes picture perfect granny squares! 



I taught myself to make these many years ago and have found what works for me.

In these photos I am ...

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March 1, 2022
Announcing Scrappiness is Happiness by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Image with text reading: Scrappiness is Happiness by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
First decorative photo to show example of a scrap quilt

Look no further than your very own fabric stash to find happiness! Lori Holt’s new Scrappiness is Happiness Quilt Book reminds us that we can create beautiful quilts from our own scrap baskets. In this book, she shares 32 scrappy quilts that show how beautifully your stash can blend together. In it, Lori also shares some of her favorites tips and tricks for organizing and sewing with scraps.

Graphic that displays reminder to reserve your copy of the book today

We want to get the most out of the fabrics we love, so what to do with all those fabric scraps? Make a quilt from them, of course! Scrappiness is Happiness ...

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January 19, 2022
Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 3 from Life in the Scrapatch


Welcome to Stitch Sew & Show ~ 2022 ~ Week 3

I love scrappy quilts and treasure all my fabric scraps.

One of the ways I used to increase my scraps when I was a new quilter was to swap small pieces of fabric with other quilters online. Very often I ran the swap so I so I could collect many different scraps. The blue and white snowflake and snowman fabric that I am using for my QATW Winter Mystery Quilt were collected in such a swap.  Friends sent the 10" squares of fabric to me and I swapped and sent their new ...

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January 11, 2022
Join the Barn Sweet Barn Stitch Along from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Home is where the heart is, and in 2022, my heart is in the barn! Barn Sweet Barn is my latest creative adventure with one of my new favorite Lori Holt cross stitch patterns, Flea Market Baskets! If you know anything about me, you know that I have a habit of taking my favorite cross stitch designs and putting my own special twist on them.

Barn Sweet Barn is as simple as it looks. All we are doing is taking the center block of the Flea Market Baskets Pattern, and cross stitching it in different colors each month for a ...

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January 4, 2022
Let’s Begin The Flea Market Quilt and Stitch Along! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

The Flea Market Quilt and Stitch Along starts this month and goes all year long! Lori Holt’s Flea Market Quilt and Flea Market Baskets Cross Stitch patterns are vintage treasures, inspired by Lori’s love for thrifting at flea markets and antique shops. We can’t wait to get started. Are you ready?

Flea Market Supplies

The Flea Market fabrics and cross stitch supplies are as special as a rare antique find, and they are waiting to be found by you! Find everything you need to make the Flea Market quilt or cross stitch design on the supplies page ...

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