Friday, May 22, 2015

New Moda Fabric Designers!

Hi everyone! We're so excited to introduce four new fabric designers to the Moda Fabrics family. First, we have our longtime blogger and Fat Quarter Shop fan, Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby. Her Prairie collection for Moda Fabrics was inspired by the warm golden colors of a late summer afternoon. It's those last few lazy days when the colors of the season meld with the rich days of fall.

We've been long time fans of fellow Texan, Betsy Chutchian. Her beautiful 19th Century reproduction quilts are just breathtaking and her collection, Eliza's Indigo is no exception.

The mother daughter duo, Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton of A Quilting Life is no strangers in the quilting world. Their first fabric collection for Moda Fabrics is called Bright Sun. This gorgeous collection was inspired by the southwestern sunrise and sunsets. This collection is filled with pinks, aquas, yellows, and some wonderful low volume prints as well. 

You might know One Canoe Two's amazing artwork, calendars, and stationery goodies that we all love. Their first fabric collection for Moda Fabrics is called Tucker Prairie and was inspired by their Midwestern surroundings, big open skies, and flora and fauna of Missouri, their home state. 

Can't wait to get your hands on these collections? We have all of them available for pre-order at our shop today. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Frivols Collectible Tins by Moda Fabrics

Hi everyone! It's Kimberly here and I wanted to show you something that I've been completely obsessing about for the past few months. They are Frivols Collectible Tins by Moda Fabrics!

What are Frivols exactly? Find out in our Quilt Market Frivols video

If you sign up for the Frivols Club, you will receive a Frivols tin with 42 - 7" square precut, a Moda quilt pattern, a block pattern and a Frivol surprise. Each month we will send you a new featured collection starting in August with Hello Darling by Bonnie & Camille. 

Then Polka Dots and Paisleys by Minick and Simpson in September.

Eliza's Indigo by Betsy Chutchian in October. 

And Windermere by Brenda Riddle in November and so on! 

We've also created the Frivols Club Finishing Kit which includes the background, binding and backing needed to finish the monthly Frivols Club Quilt! 

Are you ready to join the fun? Sign up for both the Frivols club to receive the Frivols and tins, then the Finishing Kit to complete the Frivols projects. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Star Crossed Sew Along!

Greetings fellow quilters! We are so excited to introduce a new It's Sew Emma pattern to you today called Star Crossed! This quilt was inspired by a vintage quilt we found at Quilt Festival a few years ago at the booth of one of our favorite antique mainstays, Cindy's Antique Quilts

We simplified the blocks and added the It's Sew Emma "touch," to make it our own. 

We sewed up our version using the Joyeux Noel collection by French General for Moda  Fabrics to create the classic red and white quilt we all love. 

Thinking about making this simple quilt into something a little more scrappy? 

Following the cutting instructions for one block in the Star Crossed pattern, cut out the pieces from fabrics of your choice to mix up in your scrappy Star Crossed blocks. In the block below, the outside of the star is scrappy and the inside is one fabric. You could also reverse this or make both parts scrappy as a variation.
Keep it scrappy and clean by pairing two fabrics for the inside and outside, like the bottom two blocks. From one half-yard, you can cut the pieces for the inside and outside part of the star block. 
(2) Half-yards = 2 blocks
(3) Half-yards = 3 blocks
And so on! 
Since this quilt is so versatile, we decided to invite some of our favorite bloggers to sew their own version of Star Crossed. Visit their blogs for some amazing inspiration and ideas on how you can make these blocks your own. If you would like to join us, use #starcrossedsewalong on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Daisy of Ants to Sugar
Riane of Vessel Quilts
Angie of Gnome Angel

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015: Giveaway Winners

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! Spring Quilt Market is finally over, and we can't help but look back at some of our favorite moments and encounters during this glorious event. The Moda Schoolhouse was definitely one of our favorites and Fig Tree's Schoolhouse as well! Check out our YouTube Channel for Quilt Market videos (with more coming soon!)

Now onto our giveaway winners....
Thank you so much to Moda Fabrics and Aurifil Threads for providing these amazing giveaway prizes for our lovely fans. Here are the winners for our first giveaway, the Mystery Prize! 

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After Schoolhouse, we snagged a few bundles to give away for you and a few mini Aurifil spools in coordinating colors as well. Our first two bundles are Farmhouse by Fig Tree Quilts and Prairie by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby. 
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For the first day of Quilt Market, we had so much fun looking at new fabric collections including this new collection by Lella Boutique called Gooseberry
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On our second day of Quilt Market, we gave away a Gooseberry Fat Quarter Bundle and a Prairie Fat Quarter Bundle, along with 2 matching Aurifil threads. 
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Last but definitely not least, we gave away 300 mini Aurifil thread spools to 30 lucky winners!
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Thank you so much for joining us and we cannot wait until the next Quilt Market in the Fall! If you've missed out on our giveaways, don't fret, tune in on our Instagram for a SURPRISE Quilt Market giveaway very soon. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015: FQS Staff Favorite Collections!

Hi everyone! We're back home in Texas after a weekend of fun at Spring Quilt Market. After seeing all of the new collections, it was  tough to pick our favorites, but narrowed it down to a few of our top collections today. So get ready for some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. 
Kimberly's favorite collection is Prairie by Corey Yoder of Little Miss Shabby for Moda Fabrics. 
Check out Kimberly's top 12 Favorite Finds video for some great quilts, patterns, collections, and a whole lot of fun. 

Kevin picked Lori Holt's collection, Modern Minis for Riley Blake Designs, as his favorite. He may not say it all the time, but he thinks Farm Girl Vintage is tops! 
Sarah loves the beautiful sunset colors of Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton's Bright Sun collection for Moda Fabrics. 
As Tula Pink's number one fan, it's not a surprise that Codi loves the Eden collection. 
Jocelyn loves the fun and bright colors of the Happy Home collection by Sew Caroline for Art Gallery Fabrics. 
Daniar selected Story by Carrie Bloomston of Such Designs for Windham Fabrics, and with such a kindred connection, it's a perfect match! You can see Daniar's blog post about her Story quilt here
Did any of our favorite finds make it to your favorites list? Let us know which photos from market stood out to you! We will be adding upcoming fabrics, books, and patterns at the Fat Quarter Shop's Coming Soon page as soon as possible. A for all of our Market giveaways, we''ll announce the lucky winners in tomorrow's post. Thank you so much for joining us for Quilt Market and we hope to inspire you everyday!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Spring Quilt Market 2015: Sunday

It's the last day of Quilt Market and our last chance to gobble up everything that Market has to offer.  Between appointments, we walked the whole show to make sure we didn't miss any little thing. I hope you enjoyed every last glance on Instagram and Twitter.  This Market felt extra amazing, and we're sad to leave all of our quilting colleagues, but thanks for the wonderful memories.
So excited to have Sherri McConnell and her daughter, Chelsi Stratton, become a part of the Moda Fabrics team!  Their Bright Sun collection promises a sunny outlook at FQS. 
Guesstimation time!  How many butterflies do you think are on this dress at the Riley Blake booth?  Quilt by Melissa Corry!
You can always count on Jen Kingwell's booth to be stupendously scrappy.  We <3 Gardenvale -- Jen, teach us your ways!
We got the opportunity to know Sue Daley better, EPP extraordinaire and Penny Rose designer among other titles.  Where has she been all of our quilty lives??
Pat Sloan simply oozes with passion for everything quilting, and her fabrics reflect that joy!
Welcome Beth of 1Canoe2 to the Moda family!  The debut Tucker Prairie collection is excellent, and we can't wait to get our hot little hands on it.

A sneak peek at an upcoming "AGF Stitched with Kimberly" project.  We're thrilled to pieces, what do you think?

Kevin hanging out with seven lovely designers in the Riley Blake booth (don't worry, Kimberly's behind the camera) along with... Spiderman and Supergirl??  Anything's possible at Quilt Market!
How adorable are these elephants from the Backyard Circus collection by Jodie Carleton for Australian fabric company Ella Blue Fabrics?  We're excited to add them to our shop's offerings!
Riley Blake cuteness to the max.  Can't...resist...cuddling...
Sherri Falls chatting it up at the United Notions book for her Winter Wonderland.  We're grateful for the awesome reception her first It's Sew Emma book received at Market!
Soft and sweet, Kindred Spirits by Bunny Hill Designs touches our hearts.  You know we love pink, and pink for a cause is even better.

Our newest It's Sew Emma pattern, Tulip Fields is beautifully displayed at the Hazel collection display at Windham Fabrics.

The most welcoming "BOO" I've ever seen!  Happy Haunting by Riley Blake Designs
New Riley Blake designer Simple Simon & Company with Four Corners.  We're digging its starkness and pleasing prints.

On the flip side, Carina Gardner is back with a sweet hit of pink, navy and red in Wiltshire Daisy.
Modern Minis by Lori Holt!!  Currently on Kimberly's cutting table for her Farm Girl Vintage blocks.  This apron is made with the fat quarter panel with tons of fun prints to fussy cut!

Deb Strain is always a class act and a "hoot" to hang out with.

New Aurifil thread boxes coming your way!  You can SIMPLY never have enough COLOR.
Exploring the whimsical world of Anna Elise by Bari J. for Art Gallery Fabrics.  Congratulations to Bari for winning the Best Merchandising booth award!
And one last grin for the camera with Cindy Cloward of Riley Blake!
 And finally, we saved the best giveaway for last.  Our friends at Aurifil Threads were kind enough to donate a whopping 300 mini spools for us to give away!

Enter our giveaway through Rafflecopter, and this contest will close on Sunday, May 17th at 11:59 pm CST.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 19th on the Jolly Jabber.  Good luck everyone, and tune in tomorrow on Instagram and Twitter for our Market recaps and Favorite Finds! 
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