Thursday, December 8, 2016

Your One-Stop-Shop to EVERYTHING Holiday 2016!


 
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite quilter ,crafter, or sewist? Are you trying to put together a list of your most coveted items? Fat Quarter Shop is here to help! We've decked our halls and trimmed our tree - now see what's under it!

We've put together the perfect gift guide to find that gift to make your loved one squeal with delight! Are you ready to get started? Simply choose your price range, or shop them all!

      

Plus we have a little early Christmas gift for you! Shop any of the items from our gift guide and get 10% off with the code GIFTS2016!

Excludes gift certificates. Not valid with other offers. Limit one use per customer. Expires 12/18/2016.

Already have some items in mind that you hope to see on Christmas morning? We have the perfect tool for you! Add items to your Wish List! Watch this video to find out how!

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It's that easy to let all of your friends and family know what you really want this year! Share your wish list between today and December 15, 2016, for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Inside the Cover Sneak Peek: I Love Churn Dashes

We all know it, we all love it, and we all can't get enough of it! We're talking about the classic Churn Dash block! Today, we're showing you all of the projects featured inside I Love Churn Dashes!
No matter what quilt style you prefer, I Love Churn Dashes has the perfect project for you! Do you love traditional quilts? Check out Butterscotch and Blue! Are you looking for something with a modern twist? Churn Dash Slide may be the design for you! See these and all of the other projects featured:
You may notice some familiar quilt designers in the book. We also have a little bit of a spoiler alert for you - Kimberly's adorable "Sweet Cream" block is featured!
Are you ready to make your own Churn Dash quilt with a twist? We're thinking of testing out a new pattern using the new Silver Linings in Color collection; check out that color palette! Such a broad range of hues and so many combinations options! What fabric do you have your eye on for one of these fun quilts? Grab your I Love Churn Dashes book today!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Quilt Petite Blog Hop with Sedef Imer

We've jumped on the blog hop train showcasing Sedef Imer's first book, Quilt Petite!
The book features so many fun, small projects to decorate your house with! Not only mini quilts, but also mug rugs, pot holders, and more!
Along with featuring such precious little projects, the book is also a learning tool to tackle some of the tricks of the sewing trade! The guide and projects make this book perfect for beginners and experienced sewers alike.
At Fat Quarter Shop, we took to the drawing boards when we were asked to join Sedef's fun blog hop! We decided on the "Hearts" mini quilt up, and used the Vintage Daydream collection by Designs by Dani for Riley Blake!

We love how the floral prints mixed with the warm, heart-shaped pattern! The touch of golden yellow was just what we needed to make the hearts really pop!
Have you checked out the book? What are you going to create? Leave a comment on this blog post by the end of the day on December 7, 2016, for your chance to win a copy of Quilt Petite!

Scrappy Project Planner + Accessories!

What are your project goals for 2017? Are you thinking of how in the world you're going to keep everything that you want to create organized? Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet has given us the perfect solution! Meet every crafter's organization hack - the Scrappy Project Planner!
The planner has so many different features, not only for crafting, but also for your everyday life! Under the "Weekly Planner" tab, you'll find pages for important dates, as well as day-to-day task lists!
There is more than enough room in this handy planner to list projects, sketch ideas, and even attach some of your favorite fabric swatches!
As if the Scrappy Project Planner weren't enough, there are also accessories to make the most use of your planner, and to give it a little extra flair!
Talk about stickers for days! A premium, spiral-bound sticker book containing 18 pages with 5,400 mini stickers to make your schedule a little bit more fun!
75 vibrant sheets to help you feel accomplished. Fill in your to-dos and goals with this daily notepad.
Four 1/2” wide x 5.5 yard rolls of Lori’s trademark gingham, in red, aqua, pink and green. Great for highlighting notes, taping up photos, and embellishing anything and everything! 
Three adorable die-cut vintage sewing machines to hold your place in your planner and look pretty.
A rainbow of 24 colorful extra-fine-tip pens to liven up your notes and sketches, packed in a quality case for easy travel.

Check out how we use our Scrappy Project Planner, and stay tuned for some awesome, scrappy challenges!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Twist

Today, we have a fun shortcut quilt tutorial for all skill levels! Jolly Roll Twist, our free pattern, features a modern layout mixed with the classic prints and colors of Hop, Skip, and a Jump! fabric by American Jane for Moda!
All you need for this quilt is the Jelly Roll Twist Quilt Kit or your favorite Jelly Roll! We also used our go-to Aurifil 2000, our favorite Creative Grids Ruler, and our trusty Alphabitties to make this quilt a cinch!
Are you ready to get started? First, we selected our favorite 34 prints from the Hop, Skip, and a Jump! Jelly Roll, and stitched them together!
After pressing and cutting the Jelly Roll strips, we aligned them with the solid block squares!
Next, we lined up the long strips, short strips, and solid blocks!
Viola! 42 blocks later, you have this eye-catching quilt that is perfect for a gift (or to keep for yourself! We won't share your secret!)
Ready for all of the in between steps? Download your free pattern and get started now! We'll walk through the Jelly Roll Twist quilt with you every step of the way! 



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!


We have shown you a few teasers of new items on social media this week, but check out 10 brand new items! We have so much new in store here!
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Flashback Friday: Paisleys & Madder Orange

Today we're kicking off a fun new series: Flashback Friday, hosted by Moda Designer and quilt historian Barbara Brackman! Join us every other Friday for Barbara's selection of gorgeous new prints and collections inspired by all-things vintage and interesting tidbits of fabric history!

Beckwith by Kathy Hall for Andover:
Paisleys & Madder Orange
No Civil War era repro quilt is co mplete without a few paisleys. Add to your must-have stash with Kathy Hall's new Beckwith, offering prints echoing the 19th-century craze.

Fashionable woman dating back to around 1850.

That stylized botanical form we might call a paisley shape is borrowed from India's imagery. The technical name: Boteh from the Hindi word for flower. Paisley refers to an industrial town in Scotland where factory-woven copies of paisley shawls created an affordable fashion fad.
Antique quilt block with a paisley-style print in madder-dyed
shades of orange, red, and dark brown. Circa year 1870.

Inexpensive cotton prints brought a bit of eastern design to western bedding. During the 1860s and '70s, paisleys in madder-style colors (warm, reddish-browns) were particularly fashionable for ladies' robes and quilts for the up-to-date boudoir.

The Beckwith collection includes several prints to add that authentic, cinnamon orange that was found in old, natural dyes, to your vintage-inspired project!
 
What do you think of the paisley and madder orange vintage trend? Do you have a pattern in mind that you'd love to plug these fabrics into?