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September 12, 2019
FREE Fat Quarter-Friendly Pattern: Fat Quarter Flowers from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt, and this time we brought flowers! Fat Quarter Flowers to be exact. The FREE Fat Quarter Flowers Pattern features instructions to make the 52 ½” x 65 ½” quilt. Kimberly Jolly shows you how to make these beautiful flower blocks using Triangles on a Roll triangle paper for fast, accurate half-square triangles. Follow along with our free tutorial to see how easily this quilt goes together!

This beautiful quilt can be made with 10 Fat Quarters and 7” Half Square Triangle Paper from Triangles on a Roll. You can pick up the lovely ...

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August 31, 2019
Sunday Best Sampler ~ Making Plans to Sew Along from Life in the Scrapatch

These fabrics and book are for the

I am making this version ... 

I am using fabrics from my stash.

These prints are from one her
Prairie Fabrics

I have more than enough scraps and yardage to make the quilt front and back.

I think I will use one of the white prints for the background fabric in the blocks.

I also have the Bella White and gray Etchings fabrics for the sashing.

I love these fabrics and am happy they have found the right pattern ...

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August 24, 2019
Shortcut Quilt: Free Layer Cake Quilt Pattern – Layer Cake Links from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’re back for another Shortcut Quilt with this beginner-friendly, yet impressive-looking quilt using one of our favorite precuts – the Layer Cake! The FREE Layer Cake Links Pattern features instructions to make the  56 1/2” x 63 1/2” quilt featuring the Finnegan fabric collection by Brenda Riddle for Moda Fabrics. We also have a new video tutorial that will give you all the tips and tricks on putting this delicious quilt together!

This beautiful quilt can be made with one solid Layer Cake and one patterned Layer Cake. You can pick up the Layer Cake Links Quilt Kit ...

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August 13, 2019
A New Christmas Quilt Pattern! from Gray Barn Designs

Cindy here, reporting in from Ohio.  I did a lot of sewing this past weekend and finished a beautiful Christmas quilt that Sandy designed.

For the patchwork squares, Sandy combined four 10 inch blocks (finished size) to make one large 20 inch block (finished size).

We were looking for just the right fabric line for Sandy’s design and fell in love with “Little Tree” by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.  What do you think?
Outside picWe ordered our fabrics from Fabric Shack, a favorite store of ours in Waynesville, Ohio. We’re working on the FREE pattern right now and ...

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July 2, 2019
My Fabric Clock Needs a Reset from Life in the Scrapatch

When it is the first of July
 and it is hot, hot, hot ...
or the thunder is rolling and skies flashing ...
and all I want is a cool drink of water ...
and a cozy spot in the shade

... But ...

I see a fabric collection for
that I just have to sew 
and it is disappearing off the shelves of all the shops on the internet
 ... what do I do?

Buy Fall Fabric! 

... before
it goes poof like 
the 4th of July fireworks. 

This pumpkin colored woodblock print is so vintage and sweet!

This is from 

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June 19, 2019
June, so it must be time for…. from Moda Lissa

It is June so it must be time for

If you follow me, you know I love Orange so  the new fabric line ALL HALLOW’S EVE by Fig Tree and Co is possibly my favorite line of 2019. I begged Joanna of Fig Tree and Co. to let me test one of her new patterns. I didn’t really beg.

This could be considered another one of my “secret sewing” projects since I was working on it in February, at a
retreat by the ocean!

Life is rough, but a girl has got to do what a girl ...

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June 8, 2019
Shortcut Quilt: Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We’ll help you deck the halls for Christmas with our newest Shortcut Quilt – Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging! Our FREE pattern features instructions to make the 52.5″ x 52.5″ wallhanging featuring the Merry Starts Here fabric collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. We also have a video tutorial that will give you tips and tricks on putting this adorable wallhanging together!

Here’s a few close-up pics of our Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging!!

So let’s get quilting! Follow along with Kimberly on our YouTube video tutorial as she walks you through the Half Yard Wreath Wallhanging step ...

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June 6, 2019
Secret Sewing from Moda Lissa

I love the phrase “secret sewing”. My whole life is based on secret sewing. I get to work ahead on many of the lines that Moda produces. I get to try out new products. I get to use products I thought I would never need like the Shape Cut ruler by June Tailor. While doing some of my secret market sewing, more on that later, I remembered that one of the girls in the office swears by her Shape Cut ruler. I am a pretty fast and accurate cutter so I did not see the need to have to fit ...

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January 22, 2019
Tea Time with Friends – BFF Mug Rugs Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have the perfect little gift for your BFF! Our BFF Mug Rug is here to celebrate that person in your life that will sit with you and chat over tea, coffee or hot chocolate. We’ve designed it to work like those Best Friends Forever necklaces from when we were kids – you have one and your BFF gets one also. So make a mug rug for your friend and keep one for yourself! Come on, let’s get started …


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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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January 14, 2019
Is there a Secret Fabric Homing Instinct? from Life in the Scrapatch

“Perhaps there is some secret sort of homing instinct 
in books that brings them to their perfect readers. 
How delightful if that were true.” 
... Juliet to Dawsey
― Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I like to think this true of fabric, too.

This half yard bundle jumped into my stash 
when I was looking for fabrics
to fussy cut for my POTC Obsession.

I had not read the book 
or watched the movie at that time.  
In fact, I had never heard of it.

I just fell in love with this focus floral!

It is ...

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November 1, 2018
Splendid Sampler II from Moda Lissa

Welcome to the last stop on the Splendid Sampler 2 block hop.

I have a story about my quilt block, but first I wanted to tell you about a few behind the scenes details. (excuse my analogies, but it fits)

While I did not birth this Splendid Sampler baby, I was indeed there at conception. A few years ago, I sat with the uber-talented Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson as they talked through this little idea they had. I immediately asked how Moda Fabrics can be involved. We continued to talk through the process from beginning to end, organizing the ...

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October 27, 2018
Red and White from Moda Lissa

What is your favorite color? Mine is red so when I was asked to participate in a collaborative project from Martingale Publishing, I jumped at the chance.

In 2011, I was able to attend the Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts exhibit in New York City. If you are a quilter, you would understand when I say this was a religious experience. 650 red and white quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose were exhibited in Park Avenue’s 55,000 sq. ft. Armory’s Wade Thompson Drill Hall. Mrs. Rose celebrated her 80th birthday by ...

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October 26, 2018
Autumn Jubilee Sew Along Placemats from From My Carolina Home

The Autumn Jubilee Sew Along continues today with part 2 of the placemat construction. The pattern for these placemats is part of Fat Quarter Shop’s Blog Remix event, revisiting old patterns with new ideas.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at

You’ll need three additional pieces of fabric for the front side, 3-1/2-inches x 12-1/2-inches.  Use a cute coordinating print for two, placing one on each side.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along Placemats at

Make the third piece a contrasting print, and fold it in half lengthwise.  The folded edge will be the top of the pocket opening, and you can place it on the left….

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along Placemats at

or the right, your ...

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October 20, 2018
Izzy Squared- baby quilt from Moda Lissa


The fun of making scrap quilts is that I sew bits and pieces together and let the plan develop as I go. I always ask my quilting friends, “Do you cut out the entire quilt before you get started, or do you cut some pieces and test your color choices before you cut the entire quilt?”

I think I have always done the latter and maybe that is because of my love of scraps quilts.

And because of this I often have some leftovers in quilting, not in cooking. I added more squares and had enough pieces from my Izzy ...

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September 17, 2018
Stop the Presser Foot! from Life in the Scrapatch

This just arrived! 

This is 

This is my new favorite collection!

With colors like
"Kismet, Gossamer, Rainwater, Summer Punch,
Cucumber, Orchid ...
I am sew in love ... <3

I could not wait to unwrap the Fat Quarter Bundle!

I am keeping the jelly roll it its wrapper for awhile.
I am planning to make a jelly roll rug for these strips. 

As you can see the fat quarter bundle has already been petted and appreciated. 

This fabric line has shot straight to top as my
"all time favorite fabric collection!" 

Here is the ...

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June 30, 2018
Sew Sampler Reveal June 2018 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s a ‘Block Party’ and you are invited! We are super excited to show you what we ‘whipped’ up in our June Sew Sampler box. It’s filled with all things sweet and best yet…ZERO calories! Let us dig right in and reveal its contents now.

If you are not currently a member of the Sew Sampler Subscription Box, we’d love for you to join our ‘neighborhood’. Check out our website for more details regarding this program here.

Vintage Holiday Charm Packs by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics

Who can pass up a beautiful set of charm ...

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June 14, 2018
SPLENDID SAMPLER 2 from Moda Lissa

Today is the beginning of a beautiful quilting journey. If you did not finish your Splendid Sampler quilt, it is not too late to jump in on the second round. The blocks will be 6″ so any combination of Splendid Sampler blocks will work nicely together.

I am sharing my version of block 1 designed by Alex Veronelli! No better person to start us on our Splendid journey than the king of Aurifil thread.

I must admit I did not finish round 1, so I am combining blocks from both series. I am so inspired by the book
and all ...

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June 11, 2018
Moda Blockheads II ~ Block 1 from Life in the Scrapatch

Block 1 ~ Stellar Star 

for the 

I am using my treasured Corey Yoder stash.

These fabrics are from the Sundrops and Flower Mill line.

I had a lot of fun playing with the colors and fabrics and design.

This block would make a wonderful scrappy quilt.

Are you sewing long?

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June 7, 2018
Moda Blockheads II ~ Time To Sew Along! from Life in the Scrapatch

Getting ready to cut into my much loved
'cause ...

has started!

Last year I missed the start of this great sew along and 
never caught up.  

This time I am resolved to sew a block a week
and get it done.

Are you sewing along?

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