Friday, April 24, 2015

How to Make it Cute with Makin' It Cute Templates!

Happy Friday! Do you ever finish a project and get the urge to give it a little more oomph? Check out It's Sew Emma and Me and My Sisters Designs' Makin' It Cute templates. These templates are great to embellish bags, quilts, apparel, and even scrapbooking projects! 

The Makin' It Cute templates come in four shapes, including our newest addition Smitten for Mittens, which is perfect for the Holiday season. 

Petal Pack

Butterfly Bliss

Heart's Delight

Smitten for Mittens

Ready to make it cute? Here's a quick tutorial on one way to use these templates. There are a ton of possibilities for these guys. What will you do with yours?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Gardenvale Collection by Jen Kingwell for Moda Fabrics

Hello fellow quilters! Jen Kingwell is on the Jolly Jabber today to talk about her first fabric collection with Moda Fabrics, Gardenvale! Cultivated by her need of variety, Gardenvale is a must-have in your fabric stash!

Learn more about Jen's collection and her favorite prints in her video

Jen also has a collection of beautiful patterns that play perfectly with Gardenvale and we're giving a few away today! For a chance to win, all you need to do is let us know which Gardenvale print is your favorite in the comments section of the blog. We will choose a random winner on April 30th, 2015. 
Good luck everyone and happy quilting!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! Get 30% OFF ALL Organic Fabrics w/code: EARTH
Offer expires: Sunday April 26, 2015. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Get To Know Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings!

Hey quilters! You might know Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings, but how well do you KNOW know Lisa? Watch her Q&A for more info on the designer of our new favorite backgrounds

Lisa also dished about her favorite notions on our Notion Talk series.She surprised us with some of her picks, maybe she'll surprise you too!

What do you love about quilting? Do you have a favorite notion? Share with us in the comments section, we would love to know!

Monday, April 20, 2015

HUGE Charm Pack SALE!

HUGE Charm Pack SALE! Up to 50% OFF select Charm Packs. Offer expires, Sunday April 26, 2015 at Midnight CST. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along Prep!

Who's ready for #farmgirlfridays starting in just two weeks! We received a lot of questions regarding the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along  with Lori Holt of Bee In my Bonnet and here is a little bit more information about what YOU need to get started.
When is it?
The Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along will begin Friday, May 1, 2015 and last until Friday, October 9, 2015. We're calling it #farmgirlfridays ! Be sure to visit Lori's blog every Friday for piecing tips and her adorable blocks. We will also have two featured bloggers each week showcasing their Farm Girl block. 

What are you sewing? 
We are sewing all of the 45 Farm Girl blocks from the Farm Girl Vintage book, and every Friday, we will sew two blocks, going right down the list in the book. We will be sewing the 6" blocks!

What do I need? 
Of course you need a copy of Farm Girl Vintage on hand. We also teamed up with Lori to create an exclusive Farm Girl Vintage Fat Quarter Bundle that Lori hand selected for you. If you're hankering for scrappy but don't know how to go about it, this bundle is a great way to dive in. These bundles will be arriving in 2 weeks and we only have limited supply.

For background fabric, Lori recommends the Swiss Dots fabrics by Riley Blake (how can you go wrong with these adorable dots).
For the background fabric requirements, we recommend 4 1/2 - 5 yards total for the entire Farm Girl Vintage Sampler Quilt.  This includes the 2 1/4 yards called for sashing and borders in the book and should give you plenty of cutting room.

Visit our Farm Girl Vintage page at our shop for all of your #farmgirlfridays needs! 

Story Party with Such Designs

Hi everyone, it's Daniar here on the Jolly Jabber to talk about Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs' new fabric collection for Windham Fabrics, Story. Carrie invited some of her quilty friends to sew something special with her amazing new fabric collection and I feel so honored to be one of the lucky ones. 
Story is... "about community, connection and the essentials of life; home, family, love, garden, nature, stars, moon, sun, animals, friends." 

Using Cluck Cluck Sew's Suburbs pattern I wanted to tell a story of all the different cities, countries, and places that I've resided. I love travelling and enjoy moving from one place to another, so home is more than just a house, it's where I can be myself. These house blocks represent my past, present, and future to come. 

Here is my favorite block... full of love, dreams, and blessings.

There are so many medium to large scale prints, these house blocks are such a great way to show them off. 

I have to admit that my fondness of Carrie's collection was love at first sight. Her prints are
absolutely gorgeous and coincidentally filled with my favorite colors. 

To see what our other crafty friends have sewn, check out the Story lookbook and visit Carrie's blog to enter a special GIVEAWAY! Thank you so much for joining me today and let us know, what you would make with the Story collection in the comments section!