Monday, May 30, 2016

Little Ruby Quilt Along: Part One!

Welcome, Quilters! We're super excited to kick off our newest Quilt Along today: Little Ruby! This gorgeous quilt, designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, was made with our FREE pattern and the Little Ruby fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. Whichever fabrics you choose to use, this quilt will sparkle like a gem when it's completed so let's get started!

While this multi-faceted quilt may look difficult, we've got many tools to help you complete a Little Ruby quilt of your own.  Not only will we share three separate video tutorials to show you what to do, step-by-step, we also have some Creative Grids Rulers that are going to make cutting and piecing so much easier. Woo hoo!

In addition, we also have nineteen fabulous bloggers quilting along, so you'll be able to see their fabric selections, progress and finished quilts!
Here's our Quilt Along schedule:
5/30/16 - Part One: Getting Started (Fabric Requirements & Cutting)
6/13/16 - Part Two: Star Blocks
6/27/16 - Part Three: Quilt Assembly
7/11/16 - Finished Quilts!

Watch the first part of the video tutorial series above, and
see just how easy it is to get started with this beautiful quilt.
The free pattern for Part 1 can be found HERE.

If you love the FQS version of the Little Ruby Quilt as much as we do, you'll be happy to know we're offering a Little Ruby Quilt Along Kit! This quilt was designed by Camille Roskelley exclusively for FQS, and it's such a beauty!  We also have a coordinating Backing Set!

Two Creative Grids rulers were used to make this quilt: Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool and Creative Grids 60 degree Double Strip Ruler, which need to be purchased separately from the quilt kit.

Check Out the Fabulous Bloggers Quilting Along!

We're super excited to have several talented bloggers quilting along with us.  These fab quilters will give you another perspective on this quilt and pattern, since many/most are using different fabric collections. We love to show you a variety of options, and thank these quilters for helping us with that. Take a peek!
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Erin Cox from Why Not Sew
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions
We look forward to seeing you back here on June 13th for Part 2 of the Little Ruby Quilt Along. Happy Quilting!

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along: Week 3 - Bow Block!

Welcome to Week 3 of our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along,
featuring the 
Pretty Playtime Quilts book!
We're taking you through the construction of this gorgeous sampler quilt block by block and we're just getting started, so grab some fabric, the Pretty Playtime Quilts book, and get ready to start quilting!

This week's block is the Bow Block, found in the upper left of the quilt, and it features four darling bows.  Our quilt was made with Elea Lutz' Strawberry Biscuit fabric collection, which you can find HERE.

If you're interested in replicating the sampler quilt in the book exactly as seen above, we've got a handy dandy kit for you. The Garden Fairy Sampler Quilt Kit includes the fabric for the top and binding, and we also have a Backing Set for the Fairy Garden Sampler Quilt! Don't forget that you'll need a copy of the Pretty Playtime Quilts Book, so order your copy of the book and kit today!


We have a great group of quilting bloggers joining us for this event, and this week Wynn from Zakka Art is sharing her version of the Bow Block on her blog.  Pop on over and see what she's created!

Here is a list of the fabulous quilting bloggers participating in our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along. Stay tuned here at the Jolly Jabber for more Pretty Playtime block fun!

Week 2 - Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 - Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 - Anorian from Samelia's Mum
Week 5 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 - Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 - Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 - Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 - Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 - Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Week 11 - Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 - Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 - Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 - Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast

Happy Quilting, everyone.  See you back here for Week 4!

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sew Sampler May 2016 Box Reveal!

Welcome back to our second unveiling of our Sew Sampler Subscription Box! We have simply loved seeing everyone post their boxes on social media. Be sure to leave a comment and review the box on our website here.

This month's theme is "Cute as a Button" and we believe this box is just that! We really enjoyed putting this sweet box of goodies together for you and we hope you will love each and every product. Now, let's see what's included in the May box!

Two Cozy Christmas 5" Stackers
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet for Riley Blake Fabrics
Have yourself a cozy little Christmas! Adorable snowmen and sweet reindeer add smiles to this retro collection. We just love the recipe print and colorful stripes!
Each contains 27 - 5" squares
100% Cotton

Bobbini Bobbin Holder
These colorful holders will keep your bobbins organized on top of color matching thread spools. Fits on any brand of embroidery and sewing spools. Made with quality rubber that adjusts to different spool shapes.
Includes 12 pieces.

Sew Easy Tweezers
Elisa's Backporch Design
These tweezers have been specifically designed with quilters and crafters in mind. Use their pinpoint precision for grabbing fabric, thread or even use it as a stiletto!

Two Spools of Aurifil Thread
Aurifil Thread is the most popular thread in the quilting and sewing industry. This Italian made thread is offered in several weights and a variety of colors. You will receive 50 weight thread, perfect for piecing.
Includes: Dove #MK50-2600, Beige #MK50-2310

Exclusive Cozy Holiday Tablerunner Pattern
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
Light up your holiday table with the Cozy Holiday Tablerunner! True to Lori Holt's scrappy-happy style, bright colors and novelty prints make simply sweet snowflakes.
Finished size: 24 1/2" x 48 1/2"
This item was created specifically for this Sew Sampler box and is not available for purchase.

Cute Little Buttons by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
This exclusive pack includes 30 buttons that are simply too cute. Use them to embellish any quilting or sewing project. A larger pack of 400 buttons is available on our website here.

We didn't stop there, you'll also find a quilt block recipe pattern in your box for 8", 12" and 16" blocks. This month we have featured Bella Solids Petunia, sew pretty in pink!

This is a collectible card, and you can expect to receive one in every box.  At the end of the year, we will have a finishing pattern as well.  If you want to sew along with us, pick up the coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle we created using Bella Solids.


If you haven't already signed up, do it soon to make sure you receive our June box!


What did you think about the May box?  Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler.

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

Here are some of our newest arrivals for the week. Inspiration awaits!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

FQS Staff Gets Quilty - May 2016!

Hello! We are so excited to show you what we've been sewing this month in our
"FQS Staff Gets Quilty" Series. Here's a sampling of some of the things we've made! 

 Three block 2's from the Sew Sampler Box recipe cards quilt, showing all three sizes
Minecraft quilt - front - from the Minecraft Sew Along
Letter blocks from Minecraft Sew Along spelling out
the quilt recipient's name, for the quilt back

 More blocks in the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along   
 Block Five in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along
Quilt for our new Magical Prism Quilt Kit featuring the Magic
fabric collection and made with a Super Sidekick Ruler by Jaybird Quilts
Dancing Stars Quilt for our Dancing Star Quilt Kit,
which features the Little Gatherings II fabric
Cozy Holiday Table Runner, an exclusive pattern in our May Sew Sampler Box
using the Cozy Christmas fabric collection by Lori Holt for Riley Blake

 Block Five in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along 

Quilt for our new Daisy Patch Quilt Kit featuring
Olive's Flower Market fabrics by Lella Boutique

Block 2 of the Sew Sampler Recipe Card Quilt using fabric by Anna Maria Horner


Embroidered Family block from our
Crossroads Quilt Along benefitting the March of Dimes


 Desert Jewel quilt for the Desert Jewel Quilt Kit featuring Corey Yoder's
Sundrops fabric collection. Click here to see the full quilt design! 


Promenade quilt for the Promenade Quilt Kit featuring the Gratitude
fabric collection by Jo Morton. Click here to see the full quilt design!

Block Five in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along 

Layer Cake Crumble Quilt made from a free pattern with the
Ville Fleurie fabric collection by French General

Quilt for the Layer Cake Crumble Quilt Kit made from a free pattern
with Sweetwater's The Cookie Exchange fabric collection

Block 1 of the Sew Sampler Recipe Card Quilt using Grunge Basics fabric
Block 2 of the Sew Sampler Recipe Card Quilt using Grunge Basics fabric
We would love to see what you've been working on this month. Share your creations with us using #fqsfun on Instagram and Twitter and you might just be featured on our social media.
Happy Quilting!