Monday, February 9, 2015

Layers of Charm: Free Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop

Hi everyone! We're excited to show our newest Shortcut Quilt of 2015, Layers of Charm! This pattern is a great way to use up those layer cakes and charm packs that you have laying around in your sewing room, and it's very quick and easy with no pre-cutting!

Kimberly created her Layers of Charm quilt with the Mistletoe Lane Layer Cake by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics and Natural Bella Solid charm pack

Layers of Charm in the Whitewashed Cottage collection and a White Bella Solids charm pack
Layers of Charm quilt in the Country Orchard collection and a Natural Bella Solids charm pack

Layers of Charm quilt in the Mistletoe Lane collection and a Natural Bella Solids charm pack

If you're ready to get started, download the Layers of Charm pattern, pick up your favorite charm pack and layer cake, and watch Kimberly's tutorial on how to piece the quilt! 

For for Layers of Charm fun, be sure to check out all of the projects our bloggy friends made! We guarantee that you will love them as much as we do!

Daisy of Ants To Sugar
Nurdan of Hug-A-Bit Quilts
Kelsey of Lovely & Enough
Kitty of Night Quilter
Chelesea of Patch the Giraffe
Jasmine of Quilt Kisses
Afton of Quilting Mod
Joanna of Riddle & Whimsy
Anorina of Samelia's Mum
Janet of Simply Pieced
Christina of WIPS & TUTS
Anne of Bunny Hill Designs

Thank you so much for joining us! Share your Layers of Charm creations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with #fqsfun and #layersofcharm ! 


Jodi said...

Thanks so much! I saw this on Ruth's at Charly & Ben's Craft Corner and printed out my free pattern. I have lots of layer cakes waiting to be loved, but I will be back to get me some charm packs. :-)

Quilter Kathy said...

A fun pattern... I'm off to visit all the blogs!

Betty said...

Thanks for super pattern w/extended sizes!!!

Found the layers cakes and charm packs in my stash which will work to make a queen size quilt for the master bedroom. Also, thought I might use the matching print charm packs to the layer cake print with 2 1/2" solid squares[ created from jelly roll strips] to create a matching table runner with smaller scale blocks for the dresser in the master bedroom.

Kimberly, thanks again for your creativity regarding precuts. It is difficult to find patterns for them which require little cutting. Most patterns require cutting up the layer cake 10" square. As a result the fabric is not showcased.

Sew Stitching Cute said...

Thank you SO much Kimberly and everyone at Fat Quarter Shop! I appreciate you allowing me the opportunity to be part of this and hope to be part of more in the future! I love your shop, your patterns and all of you guys! You all are so nice and very welcoming! I hope to get to know you guys more!

jinsnapp said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you Kimberly! What a great tutorial and what great bloggers! I've found many great new blogs to follow. I can't wait to try this pattern!

Vicky said...

Can I ask why you press the seams open on this quilt?

Quilt Fabric Pizazz said...

Well this has been a great post. Such fun looking at all the quilts made with the same pattern and different fabric line choices. Have to say my favourites were the ladies who did "boathouse" fabric and "mamosa" fabric lines. Really enjoyed this and will have to make one myself. Cheers to all who participated!

Santee Bobbie said...

Love the easy and quick pattern-another FQS great pattern. Also love the new design of shop's page.

Myra said...

This is my favorite Shortcut quilt pattern so far! Please keep them coming - they are so inspirational in what we can do with fabric and a simple pattern.

I love your new hairdo, Kimberly!

Sandra Walker said...

Let me just say that I am so very impressed with all you do for the quilting community. To have given what, 20 bloggers free packs of fabric, the pattern, and the chance to blog about it, AND a gift certificate to have as a giveaway, thereby increasing their exposure, just blows me away. Your generosity and creativity in dreaming this up is exceptional. Thank you. :-)

Nurdan Kulluk-Rennert said...

Thanks very much for letting me be a part of this blog hop. I enjoyed this pattern a lot and will be making more quilts with it! Thanks very much!

Rachell said...

I'm very disappointed in the photography of the sample quilt. There is just no clear shot of the quilt...I can't tell a design or pattern from the way the quilt is folded, swagged, lying down, or hanging. The pictures are gorgeous, the lighting is perfect, focus and shits are clear, the colors are nice, but I can't tell what the quilt looks like. That's a huge factor in wanting to download or buy a quilt pattern, for me. If I can't see what the finished quilt looks like in its entirety, I'll pass it by.
Sorry, but that's my opinion. I had to download the pattern to be able to see a drawing of the whole quilt. Now I can see it's cute!

Fat Quarter Shop said...

@Rachell thank you so much for your opinion. We will take this into consideration when photographing our next Shortcut Quilts!

Cheri F said...

I am obsessed with this pattern!!! I want to try it with charm packs and mini charm packs to make a table topper THEN mini charm packs and 1.25" squares to make a mug rug!!

Thearica said...

FQS.. I have said many times and I will say it again, Your Rock! There is no end to what you do for the quilting community! Thank you seems so lame... but I do appreciate everything you guys do for us quilters everywhere!

I have seen a couple of the quilts on the blogs listed and will go visit the rest throughout the day when I take breaks. Lots of inspiration!

Fat Quarter Shop said...

@Thearica thank you so much!

Michele said...

I love all the different versions that I'm seeing all over the net. Thank you for another great precut project. I've already printed my copy out.

Rachael Montgomery said...

Love this quilt pattern! A big thank you! It works with so many different colours and patterns. FQS, would you be so kind as to tell me what fabric you used for the binding on the quilt you made using the Whitewashed Cottage by 3 sisters for Moda? Thank you!