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October 26, 2021
Vanessa Goertzen Visits Texas! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Last month, the talented pattern and fabric designer Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique, came to visit Fat Quarter Shop!

We haven’t been able to have many guests in the last year, so it was really fun and exciting to host Vanessa! She was a wonderful guest, and we hope to have her back soon.

Vanessa is the author of Rose in Bloom, a Block of the Month book by It’s Sew Emma. The Rose in Bloom Quilt features ten enchanting quilt blocks arranged into a floral-inspired setting! The block of the month includes over 16.5 yards of ...

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July 30, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along Raises $120,037 for Make-a-Wish! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Serendipity Quilt Along

We’re back for the final post in the Serendipity Quilt and Stitch Along! This week, we’re celebrating our amazing success this year – all thanks to you! Our Serendipity Quilt and Cross Stitch Chart benefit Make-a-Wish Central & South Texas.

Wishes give hope and strength to children will critical illnesses and their families. In the past few years, many children in Central Texas have received wishes thanks to the generosity of our quilting and cross stitch community. 

Each $10,000 raised grants a Wish to a child with a life-threatening illness. So far this year, four children have had their ...

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July 20, 2021
FREE Stars and Stripes Forever Pillow Tutorial from Podunk Pretties

I'm excited to announce my new FREE Stars and Stripes Forever Pillow.  I designed this pillow after getting many questions on social media about how I make my invisible machine applique.


My pillow was made using a few scraps, FQ's and larger of patriotic colors but in the video I share other fabric pulls from my stash.


Here's a sneak peak of one of the colorways, shabby chic style.   I love this and will be making one in pink and another in purple.  The little stars look like a dainty flower when you change the colorway.  Changing ...

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July 15, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Backing Pattern and Quilt Auction from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! We’re completing the last part of the Serendipity Quilt with the Pieced Backing Pattern. We are also opening up the auction for several quilts by Kimberly Jolly, along with finished Serendipity Quilts from Pat Sloan and Corey Yoder!

You can find all the patterns and videos posted to date on our Serendipity Quilt Along page!

DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE 9 PIECED BACKING PATTERN

We are sold out of the Serendipity Quilt Kit and Pieced Backing Set, so if you are just joining us, you can find the full ...

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July 1, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Finishing from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! We’re on to the finishing portion of Serendipity! Congratulations to you for getting this far! Now, are you ready to put your quilt together?

DOWNLOAD THE RELEASE 8 FINISHING PATTERN

We are sold out of the Serendipity Quilt Kit and Backing Set, so if you are just joining us, you can find the full fabric requirements to make a Serendipity Quilt just like ours (we used the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics).

Sew Along with Kimberly!

On Monday, JULY 5 at ...

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June 15, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 7 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! Today we’re sharing the last row of the quilt, the Jackpot Row. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!

DOWNLOAD RELEASE SEVEN PATTERN

For this row you have the option to use a traditional piecing method for making Square in a Square or to use the 3” Square-in-a-Square Foundation Papers. Our pattern gives instructions for both. We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, here are the fabric requirements to make ...

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June 2, 2021
Tiny Foldover Pouch (free YouTube video) from Sotak Handmade

 Hello friends, 


today I'd like to share a super adorable little pouch I designed for my YouTube channel



I think these Tiny Foldover Pouches are absolutely precious. They finish at approx. 3'' wide x 3 1/4'' tall x 1'' deep and are just the right size to keep one's earbuds or small sewing notions and tools. Or, it could be used as a nice little coin pouch.



To make one of these cuties you will need two panels of quilting cotton for the *exterior, two panels for the lining, and two panels of interfacing (I used Pellon ...

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June 1, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 6 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! Today we’re sharing the Happenstance Row. The Happenstance Row is a string of Flying Geese blocks all in a row. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!

DOWNLOAD RELEASE SIX PATTERN

For this row you have the option to use a traditional piecing method for making Flying Geese or to use the 1.5” x 3” Flying Geese Foundation Paper. Our pattern gives instructions for both. We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing ...

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May 15, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 5 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! Today we’re sharing the Fateful Row. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!

DOWNLOAD RELEASE FIVE PATTERN

For this row you will be sewing up lots of squares in squares! For this, you’ll need the 3″ x 3″ Square in a Square Foundation Paper. We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, here are the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt.

Sew Along with Kimberly!

On Monday ...

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May 1, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 4 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! The Good Fortune Row will put a fun spin on you piecing with half square triangles galore. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!

DOWNLOAD RELEASE FOUR PATTERN

For this row you will be sewing up lots of Half Square Triangles! For this, you’ll need the 2″ Half Square Triangle Paper. We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, here are the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt ...

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April 15, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 3 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! You’re going to fall in love with this next part of the pattern! The Windfall Row is a combination of Flying Geese and Courthouse Steps. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!

DOWNLOAD RELEASE THREE PATTERN

For this row you have the option to use a traditional piecing method for making Flying Geese or to use the 3”x 6″ Flying Geese Foundation Paper. Our pattern gives instructions for both. We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics ...

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April 8, 2021
Free Mini Quilt Pattern for Spring from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

With spring upon us and warmer weather here to stay, we’re bringing you a seasonal update on a popular pattern, the Maple Leaf Quilt Block!

The Spring Leaves Mini Quilt Pattern (a free download) is an update on the Maple Leaf Mini we shared last Fall! Four of these blocks make a cute mini quilt or table-topper that measures 23.5″ square. If you’re looking for a project to try machine quilting at home, this is a good size to try.

We made our Spring Leaves Mini Quilt with Happy Days by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda Fabrics, but ...

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April 1, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! Chances are you’re going to like this next pattern release! The Happy Chance Row is a string of Flying Geese blocks all in a row. Let’s gather our supplies and get started!

DOWNLOAD RELEASE TWO PATTERN

For this row you have the option to use a traditional piecing method for making Flying Geese or to use the 1.5” x 3” Flying Geese Foundation Paper. Our pattern gives instructions for both. We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda ...

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March 23, 2021
Introducing the NEW Stitch Card H Cross Stitch by Lori Holt from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet released a new addition to her Stitch Card Series with Stitch Card Set H. This farm-friendly set features four ridiculously cute animals, that are sew much fun to stitch up. You can mix and match each card into other projects, or stitch them together as one big piece!

Stitch Card H isn’t on it’s own…it has seven adorable predecessors in the Bee in my Bonnet’s Stitch Card Sets A-G! Use these cards as inspiration, or as the alphabet goes on, you can add letters to your stitch card collection ...

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March 10, 2021
2021 Serendipity Quilt Along – Release 1 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to the Fat Quarter Shop 2021 Charity Quilt Along, Serendipity! Let’s gather our supplies and get started on the first release of Serendipity! This has been long-awaited, sew we can’t wait to start sewing with you.

DOWNLOAD RELEASE ONE PATTERN

Release 1 contains the Lucky Row! We’re sewing with the Spring Brook fabric collection designed by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics. If you’re sewing with something different, here are the fabric requirements to make this year’s charity quilt.

Sew Along with Kimberly!

On Thursday, March 11 at 9am CST, tune in to the Fat ...

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February 1, 2021
Fully Finished February from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

An FFO is a “Fully Finished Object!” This means that our stitchy projects have been completely finished, whether they are framed, decorated, and ready to be put on display! Finishing your stitched art can take some time, and it is definitely going the extra mile. Sometimes life gets so busy that our UFO’s (Un-finished Objects) never become FFO’s!

Well for February 2021, we are trying to stay on top of all our cross stitch projects and Fully Finish them…ALL! This month we compiled our Top 5 Finishing Videos that you can use to finish all those stitched ...

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January 26, 2021
Pockets and Pies Apron – New Tutorial from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We have updated a favorite tutorial for you all! We really enjoyed our old Pockets and Pies Apron, but this time around we have refreshed the fabric and have improved the tutorial. This apron takes less than half an hour to sew, and you can use items from home to construct it. Read more below for fabric inspiration and to see the new video tutorial!

DOWNLOAD THE POCKETS AND PIES CUTTING GUIDE

To see aprons made by some of our favorite peeps around the web, and even some Fat Quarter Shop-ers, hop over to the bottom of this post!

Before ...

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January 9, 2021
Boxed Zipper Pouch (how to) from Sotak Handmade


Hello everyone, happy Saturday to you all!

I'm super excited to bring you a new video tutorial

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November 23, 2020
DIY Foam Fabric Wreath from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

It’s time for a new wreath! Fall is here and the holidays are approaching and oh, do we have a treat for you! This DIY Foam Fabric Wreath tutorial is a completely free, no-sew project using your favorite Jelly Roll or any scrappy strips you have hanging around.

This tutorial is sew easy you can make a wreath for every season in a snap. Let’s get started!

This look is easily recreated or made one-of-a-kind with your own twist. You can top your Foam Fabric Wreath with floral decor or whatever “yule” like. We used a Yuletide Grunge ...

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November 10, 2020
Quilt As You Go Stocking by June Tailor from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Let’s deck the halls and stuff those stockings! Our favorite, and most wonderful, time of the year is fast approaching. So, we have a quick and easy stocking tutorial for you today. June Tailor’s Quilt As You Go Holiday Stocking sews up fast with a Jelly Roll and is quilted already by the time you finish. You’ll have time to make enough for the whole family and to give more away as gifts!

The quilt as you go method is sew easy with June Tailor’s Quilt As You Go Holiday Stocking Pattern. The instructions come printed ...

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