Thursday, September 1, 2016

Welcome to International Sewing Month 2016! Giveaway #1

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Hello, everyone!  Welcome to International Sewing Month 2016! We're very excited about Sewing Month, as you can imagine! We love this little business Kimberly started 13 years ago, and thank you for being a part of our Fat Quarter Shop community!

FUN, INSPIRATION & FAB GIVEAWAYS!

We'll be posting weekly here on the Jolly Jabber blog, and will be offering at least FIVE different giveaways during the month.  Better yet? We'll have multiple winners for each giveaway. Woo hoo!

In addition we'll be sharing some of our latest AND some of our greatest. Prizes and inspiration will abound!  We'll also be offering an exclusive, FREE pattern at the end of the month, so stay tuned for more Sewing Month fun!
http://www.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-quilting-subscription-box
 
 
GIVEAWAY #1!!!

Let's start this celebration off with a bang!  THREE lucky people will win one of our September Sew Sampler Monthly Subscription Boxes, which will be shipping out on September 20th.  The boxes retail for $24.95 per month (+ shipping and handling), but the product value is always much greater.

If you're not familiar with Sew Sampler, you should be! Our happy customers rave about it each month, and we love bringing joy and great products to our customers.
 
http://www.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-quilting-subscription-box

http://www.fatquartershop.com/sew-sampler-quilting-subscription-box
 

HOW TO ENTER

Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite type of quilt block or quilt. For example log cabin, simple squares, equilateral triangles, tumbler, etc. Giveaway ends on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. The winners will be chosen at random and will be notified by email.  The winners will be announced in an update to this post. Good luck, everyone!

GIVEAWAY UPDATE - WINNERS 

Congratulations to our three winners: Mara, Carol C. and Veronica! They've been contacted by email regarding their prizes. We thank you for your entries, everyone, and look forward to treating you to more surprises and giveaways during Sewing Month!

Happy Sewing Month from Kimberly & Kevin Jolly, and everyone at Fat Quarter Shop! 

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Sherry Riggs said...

My favorite quilt block is an old fashioned log cabin block with narrow logs.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

Churn dash and hunters stars are my favorites. I also LOVE my sew sampler boxes! Best money I've spent in a long while =)

Anonymous said...

I'd say that my favorite block is a star block, with the basic nine patch running close behind.

Ann Arbor quilter :)

Bj Howe said...

My favorite block is the horsetooth. It has delicate pieces with a large patch to show off the fabric.
Bj Howe at bjhowe69@gmail.com

G wenna Doty said...

I'm so NEW to quilting I don't really know just which block pattern I like most. I have found the 9 patch is difficult for me. So that is my least favorite right now. LOVE the SEW SAMPLER box!!!

Diane said...

Goose in the Pond block. A friend has an antique GITP quilt on her wall - that's part of what inspired me to begin quilting years and years ago.

willo5 said...

Too hard to choose a favourite.... love any type of triangle and churn dash blocks always draw me in !

Sharon Tucker said...

Sawtooth Star is my favorite...it's so versatile!

Monica said...

Equilateral triangles.

Cotton Blossom said...

My favorite block is the Churn Dash. It's sew cute!

Rebecca said...

My current favorite is the churn dash. I love how it can look very traditional or very modern depending on fabrics, scale, or placement.

Anonymous said...

Anything Applique is my new passion.

mc86 said...

I am brand new at quilting so I am practicing my favorite block, half square triangles, by making a Moda Love Quilt:) I love all the possibilities with hsts!

Gwynne Bossert said...

I love log cabins and bear paw blocks! So many options!

mc86 said...

I am brand new at quilting so I am practicing my favorite block, half square triangles, by making a Moda Love Quilt:) I love all the possibilities with hsts!

Jill Hicks said...

I love basket blocks.

Kim Gorshe said...

I love dresdan plate,

Elizabeth Kuntz said...

At the moment I'm in love with and trying to master half square triangles.

The Calico Cat said...

I am a big fan of traditionally pieced blocks like log cabin or 4-patch. So that all I am doing is playing with fabric!

Nancy Lewis said...

I love a pinwheel block. The motion of the block is exciting to see.

Sandra Pearl said...

Love anything traditional--log cabin, etc. Adore
my Sew Sampler Box!

zeb312 said...

A Dresden block is my favorite!!!

Nancy Pascoe said...

I love stars. All stars!

Anonymous said...

Tumbling Block
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Carolyn said...

Happy Sewing Month! I love a traditional Nine Patch...depending on what you put with it, it can become so much more!

Janelle said...

Happy International Sewing Month, and thanks for the giveaway! My favourite block is wanything with half square triangles!

Bonnie said...

I am still a very new to quilting and have received every sew sampler box since April. I was happy to get in at the beginning. I love all the blocks that have come in them but I am really enjoying pinwheels! They are sew fun!

-Bonnie

Kim Courtright said...

Log Cabin blocks are my favorite! The possibilities are endless with this block.

DLight said...

Irish Chain, pinwheel, log cabin.
Just love the Sew Simpker Box.

Kathryn said...

I love to make 9 patches from my scraps and then turn them into charity quilts.

Lulu's Craft Bar said...

I love appliqué with just a bit of piecing. Being that we are headed into fall, I am really loving Joanna Figueroa's leaf block. The quilt is called twirls.

Margaret Lippert said...

Happy Sewing Month!! I love star patterns, and the drunkard path block. The Bow Tie or the 9 patch are great too. There are just so many I can't choose just one. I just taught a small workshop on New York Beauty block using paper piecing. Irish chain is fun to make too.
I want to try my hand at a traditional log cabin too.

Daisie Hanson said...

Oh my gosh I totally want to win this! I have wanted a Sew Sampler Box since they started but can't afford it right now. My favorite block is the pinwheel but I have only mastered the nine patch :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Rhonda Renfro said...

My favorite block is the hourglass.

Debby said...

I love traditional blocks, especially log cabin, Ohio star, churn dash, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.

Julie said...

I love log cabins with embroidery combined.

Karen Mccune said...

Love the pineapple block! The sew sampler box is a great value.

priza said...

My favourite quilt block is a block with hexagons..

Anonymous said...

I love to sew all types of quilts and blocks that provide a challenge to me in sewing. Currently, I am drawn to the sew a block, cut and lay out to a new form, such as the disappearing 4 patch.

Angela said...

I'm a new quilter so I am enjoying quilt as you go - it seems the easiest way to practice quilting and have a finished product too.

Terri McBride said...

Dresden Plate is my favorite block it reminds me of my great grandmother Lena.

glassbylindi.blogspot.com said...

Because my last name translates to 'snail' I like the Snails Trails block.

cathy said...

I love star blocks, regular or wonky, 4, 5, 6, 8 or more points. They are all fascinating.

Anonymous said...

My favorite block is the churn dash. You can make it so many different ways.

Amanda Vasconcellos said...

I'm excited to learn the Dresden plate! That I think is my favorite so far. I have only completed one quilt in its entirety and am working on my second now!

Lori V said...

The first quilt I made was a log cabin. I also love stars of all kinds! Would love to win a Sampler Box...it may suck me in to a subscription!

susan wheatley said...

Hexes as in Grandmothers Flower Garden.

Debbie Adkins said...

Anything that is a star.....Ohio Star, Sawtooth Star, Wonky Star.

Linda said...

I love to appliqué so that would be my favorite block!

Anonymous said...

I love the churn dash block.

mlpmeme@yahoo.com

Dorothy Jackson said...

The cherry basket is my all-time favorite quilt block!

Peg said...

My favorite is Half Square Triangle. Thx. Peg

Kay said...

Hands down - all star blocks - I'm always drawn to quilts and patterns with stars!

Lynda D said...

Scrappy blocks are my favorite!

Southern Gal said...

I don't have much experience, but I love how many different patterns you can make with half square triangles. I would love to receive that little box in the mail!

Linda said...

My favorite block is the log cabin.

Janell Atkinson said...

I love stars of any kind. They are fun to make with lots of half square triangles.

Patty Hammond said...

Wow! Favorite block or quilt design...a few years ago I would have said any design with traditional hand applique but now with the availability of precuts
in fabulous colors and Youtube tutorials, I now have to say simple, easy quick-pieced quilts because I can try all of the new fabrics, spend less time piecing and make beautiful accessories for my home and gifts for my friends.

Absolutely love the layer cake lemonade quilt - I have made it as a baby quilt, housewarming gift and a graduation present!

Cherilyn said...

I love all quilt blocks! That's why I have so many different stray blocks. Haha! Lately I have enjoyed making churn dash blocks!

Monica said...

i do love star blocks

Jean said...

I love star blocks.

Andrea York said...

I'm a beginner so I stick to simple blocks and HST's. Someday I hope to be able to tackle a Storm at Sea pattern.

DebrafromMD said...

I love star blocks of any kind.

Meagans said...

I like equilateral triangles.

sherry said...

Right now, my favorite quilt is a coin quilt. Just finish one and it was so easy.

Jamie Meoak said...

disappearing nine patch

Jamie Meoak said...

disappearing nine patch

Melissa Wheeler said...

I love any and all star blocks but you can never go wrong with a churn dash or dresden!!!

Hag said...

My favorite is log cabin with a bright red center square. Candice H

kjnclark said...

I love pinwheel blocks and applique quilts.

JanW. said...

My favorite quilt block is the Dresden plate. Close second is the bear paw. And I thank you, Fat Quarter Shop, for bringing all the beautiful fabrics and wonderful patterns to us.

Marmycakes said...

I love so many, but the Churn Dash is high on the list!

Christa vasquez said...

I relly love to make log cabins and appliques. Also in the last month box i made a quilt from the free pattern. I would post a pic but not sure how. Love the jolly bar made a great quilt. Thank you for the fabric.

deb said...

I love log cabin and Bargello quilts, sadly I've not yet made either, but they are on my list! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stevey Lupo said...

I could use a bit of sampler block love! My favorite quilt is Gypsy Queen. By Cora Quilts.. You could use your favorite FQS prints on it.

Loretta said...

I love star blocks. Especially in bright colors! Stars stars stars!

Stevey Lupo said...

I could use a bit of sampler block love! My favorite quilt is Gypsy Queen. By Cora Quilts.. You could use your favorite FQS prints on it.

Sharon said...

I love star blocks, any star block.

Debbie Y said...

I love half square triangles, you can do almost anything with them!

Sarah J said...

I love pinwheel blocks- or triangles in general I guess. Thanks!!

Kiwilassin nz said...

My wish is 2 start a log cabin block with an embroidery centre. I'd love 2 start it with a yummy box from the fat quarter shop. Thanks

Jessica Baker said...

I love stars, but log cabins run a close second.

Jennifer Merriman said...

I like scrappy quilts of all kinds and I love indie quilt designs that incorporate lots of half square triangles. But very favorite is old fashioned Ohio Star square.

Kydena said...

I love pinwheels...my favorites change from time to time..but currently I am obsessed with pinwheels

Janet said...

I would say pinwheels are my favorite, half square triangles

Frankie said...

My favorite block is stars and nine patch blocks. I am addicted to any and all Bonnie and Camille fabrics love Swoon and Red Letter day quilts.

Veronica R. said...

I never get tired of simple patchwork squares so I'm going to say a 16 patch or postage stamp block. I so look forward to the Sew Sampler each month, if I win I'll give it to my sister, she'll love it too! veeveebug@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love an old fashion nine patch!

Diana Roye said...

My favorite quilts are pinwheels in happy prints.

Esther Grimes said...

I love house blocks.

Anne Goff said...

I really don't have a favorite block I love them all. Right now I've really been into "modern" quilts with list of negative space.

Ms Amy said...

Any quilt block that involves wool applique!

~*B*~ said...

My favorite quilt block is Swoon by Thimble Blossom.

Judy J said...

Ohio Star - or any star for that matter!

TP said...

I like all kinds of star blocks.

Laila said...

Hi :-) I love to sew stars, every startblokkene are my favorite ��

Sorcha girl said...

Half square triangle is my favorite block. So many design possibilities can occur when using just this block. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway! Thanks for all the creative ideas from FQS staff.

Karen C said...

I love stars and the simple Sawtooth Star would be my favorite! Thank you for the great giveaway and daily inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love barqello quilt. Soili

Maurine Lee said...

I love Card Trick. Appeals to me every time.

Karin said...

I love non-traditional quilt blocks, like all of Elizabeth Hartman's animal quilts.

Laura Jarratt said...

Lately I have been captivated by the flying geese block. I just finished one flying geese quilt and have two more patterns waiting for me!

Amy Frye said...

I love the always charming Pinwheel block. There's just something about the simplicity of the Pinwheel that makes my heart happy to see them.

Honestly any quilt block based on HSTs is a win for me. I love HSTs so much because they have almost endless possibilities when it comes to the block design.

Tasha said...

Log cabin is my fave. I want to make one so badly but I feel so intimidated by it all at the same time!!!!

Crickets Corner said...

Log Cabin and Bear Paw are my favorites.

Mary Kay Harman said...

It's hard for me to pick a favorite block. I guess I would have to say the Log Cabin block. I just love all things to do with quilting.

Trish said...

I love star blocks! Thanks for the fun giveaway. I'm looking forward to sewing month!

PianoTeacher1973 said...

Rail Fence is my favorite quilt block. It's so versatile! Have made about six quilts with only black & white fabrics and lastly using a Me & My Sister pattern & their fabrics made our great niece a rainbow version.

Robinznest said...

That's like asking me who my favorite grandchild is - it depends on the day! But if forced to choose, I would say today it is any type of 9 patch.

Prairie St. Quilts said...

Love quilts made with the Log Cabin block, so many variations possible!

Suzanne Moubray said...

I love the look of hand applique but I am not very good at it so I resort to raw edge applique. I enjoy doing wall hangings so that I can try out different techniques and won't get bored with a project that takes alot of time.

fenna said...

I really like paper pieced quilt blocks! They are so intricately detailed! :)

Loris said...

Happy Sewing month to you! I love the buckeye beauty block especially in 2 color way scraps :-) Thank you for the celebration giveaways!

Kathleen said...

Love half square triangles

sherryberrybim said...

I really like half square triangle quilts and also disappearing 9 patch quilts.

Darlene Poirier said...

For me it is a tie between the dresden plate and the log cabin blocks. I love all quilt blocks but those 2 happen to be my favorites. Thank you for the giveaways.

Donna Ashley said...

I love star quilts even though I am not good at the points. Excited about this month.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

My all time favorite block is the Rolling Stone. Happy Sewing Month!

George Anderson said...

My favorite block is a half square triangle. It is so versatile. Thankyou ButterflyGeorge

Rebecca said...

Square in a Square in a Square makes me happy with the possibilities of the center square...

Leslie True said...

I like working with simple squares, and triangles, and i absolutely love the new jolly bar book!

Melanie said...

My favorite block is the courthouse steps block! I made a king size quilt with 1 1/2" strips.

Nancfitz said...

Any block that has a Star of some kind in it is a sure favorite of mine! Love getting my Sew Sampler box of goodies. You are doing an awesome job selecting great items to put in them!!

Sandra said...

I also want to wish everyone a very Happy Sewing Month. I love the 9-patch block. It is so easy yet so versatile. It just become quite addictive. I have enjoyed my Sew Sampler boxes so much. You learn so much more about tools and notions and they become part of your quilting world as your learn and grow with them. Thank you for this fun and exciting Happy Sewing month.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Cathy Hawkins said...

I love any log cabin blocks!!

Nana said...

Fascinated by all types of patterns, but just starting to quilt. I love the variety of possibilities with equilateral triangles.

Anonymous said...

My favorite block is the pinwheel.

Jaylene

jaylene at beyondbb dot com

Ann Hanson said...

I really love any star blocks!

Renee said...

Storm at Sea is a long time favorite of mine!

ellen fischer said...

I just finished a Christmas quilt using the "Presents" quilt block and it turned out better than I expected. My all time favorite though is the "Irish Chain." Love the simplicity. Thank you FQS for the fun giveaway.

Pat Lawson said...

I love Kissing Fish!

notes from nanjing said...

I love the look of equilateral triangles although haven't done any yet. It's my plan for my next quilt. I am new to quilting though so this may change.

Joanna Rose said...

Simple square quilt

susan c said...

I love the Jacob's Ladder block. I'm hand quilting a cheddar and cream one now.

Julie H said...

I haven't been quilting long but love Log Cabin quilts.

Nannie B said...

I love the 9 patch block as it is so quick and easy to sew. Thanks for the giveaway!

Leslie said...

paper pieced stars

Heather O'Brien said...

I love HST's!

Becki Kelley said...

I would say I have many favorites right now - most of them Lori Holt blocks. I really like how the blocks can tell a story or be used in many different ways. They look complicated but are very easy to put together.

Kim said...

The first quilt I made was a log cabin quilt and that block still remains my favorite. There are so many fun layouts to choose from.

Di G said...

I love, love, love anything PINWHEEL!

Shelia said...

I like the friendship star block, thanks for the opportunity to win.

Christina said...

I love all types of blocks that incorporate HSTs. It's amazing how many looks you can achieve with these simple units!

Bunny Wilson said...

I really love the disappearing nine patch - easy and fun to make!

krislovesfabric said...

Churn dash :)

sue I said...

Churn Dash or any of Lori Holt's designs

Puppilalla said...

Foundation paper pieced blocks and equilateral triangles =)

Heather said...

Any block that includes a four-patch in the center. I get a kick out of spinning those seams!!!!!

Paula said...

I'm still a rather inexperienced quilter so I really love the ease and simplicity of a charm square or sliced four patch. Both for piecing and quilting (I just straight line quilt, haven't mastered free motion yet).
Thanks for the giveaway(s)!!

sewystuff at gmail

Andrea Polston said...

I love log cabin block! Love the sew sampler box!!

Anne J said...

This month (!) my favorite block is the hexie - but last month it was the equilateral triangle!

Kathy said...

I'm torn between log cabin and dresden - love them both

kristie said...

My favorite block of late is the friendship star block. Simple but with so much potential with scrappy fabric or specific fabric lines!

Natureluvr57 said...

Oh my, it's hard to pin down to one.....I would say I love pinwheels most right now. I prefer patchwork over paper piecing although both have their place. I love to add hand made embellishments such as yo-yo's, embroidery, hot fix rhinestones for sparkle and hand applique pieces to make a quilt truly unique beyond the published pattern.

Lorraine said...

I love star blocks of any kind, but I also love the many quilt configurations you can create with just half-square triangles.

Rebecca Stephanik said...

I love every block or pattern.. Especially love the ones that go so well with the Jolly Bars! Love those Jolly Bars. Best pre-cut ever. :)

Susan Smith said...

I love traditional quilts but I'm especially partial to churn dash and star blocks. What a great giveaway!!!!

Elizabeth S. said...

Too hard for me to choose just one block or patter. I do love a quilt with a star in it

Terri Lemay said...

My favorite block is the dresden plate block. I also love all the different arrangements you can make with the log cabin Block.

Lori Matsui said...

I love many kinds of patterns but I find myself especially drawn to herringbone patterns made with half square triangles.

Ann said...

Any star block. Love them. Also like the simplicity and versatility of the nine patch

Carol said...

Dresden for sure!!!

Anonymous said...

I love samplers! Quiltblocks abound! Thanks for the chance to win.
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

Marianne said...

My favorite quilt block is the churn dash. I love it!

Cathy Melancon said...

Hey Kimberly! Thanks for the giveaway!!! My favorite block is Drunkard's Path!! Love it!!

Camille Mendel said...

I'm not sure I could pick a favorite block-it's like having to choose your favorite child. I just love sewing quilts. I love to participate in clubs and samplers though. Thanks for the chance.

Marian said...

New York Beauty blocks, but paper pieced, of course! I plan to sew all holiday weekend!

Kelli said...

My favorite is a simple square design.

Olivia Gust said...

My favorite is the Log Cabin block and all its many variations!

Miss Nancy said...

I love the Dresden Plate block especially in bright colors. I also love English Paper Piecing with hexagons. Thank you for this great giveaway!

Have a great day!

Kathy said...

I love the wedding ring quilt, although I've never attempted to make one yet. But someday... I also enjoy the apple core quilt done in retro prints.

Diane Perin Hock said...

Hi! I can't seem to stop making flying geese quilts... So many fun possibilities! Thanks for the giveaway and opportunity to win. I really enjoy your blog.

Catskill Quilter said...

My favorite block is the Dresden plate!

Donna Johnston said...

Square within a Square!

Amanda Fagan said...

I hope it will count for me to say that my favorite quilt block is all the blocks in Lori Holt's Farmgirl book. I adore the versatility of the two sizes for each block and how you can mix and match the different blocks, both six inch and 12 inch, to make literally hundreds (or probably thousands) of different designs!

Debbie said...

My favorite is the 9 patch block. Thanks

HMM said...

I have to say my favorite block is half square triangles. There's so much you can do with them!

Becky Parzybok said...

I love anything to do with a house block! It's fun picking out flowered houses with cool roofs and a door that pops with color!

Andrea said...

I love the sawtooth star!

jo dennin said...


I absolutely love any type of star block!

Jean said...

I love the log cabin block with its many layout variations.

Linda Harris said...

I love making quilts with the log cabin square - the combinations and block sizes are endless and so are the color outcomes!

Trish said...

My very favorite block is the pinwheel..funny enough I still haven't made a quilt with them yet.

Anna said...

My favorite is the log cabin, so many ways to change it and make it your own!

Brenda said...

My favorite block is the 4 patch.

Ioleen Kimmel said...

I like to play with HSTS. Arrange and rearrange and see what block shows up. For a quick and easy block I go with a nine patch.

Karen Dobbs said...

I like pinwheels and churn dash - most blocks, really. Thanks for your giveaway and Fat Quarter Shop!

Susan J from Texas said...

I love Cathedral Window quilts but will probably never make one as they are so very labor intensive! I really appreciate seeing any that others have made:-)

Patricia said...

I LOVE New York Beauties. You can use scraps, be challenged to make those sharp points and there are SO many variations to it.

Kathryn Hemstead said...

Since it's September 1st I love the leaf block!

Janet Brown said...

Dresden plates! I am just in love with the many, many ways you can change them around to make new patterns. Right now I am working on a neutral fabric dresden plate pattern that I hope will thrill my girlfriend's daughter as much as it does me.

Pamela Green said...

I'm a star block junky, second to that, half square triangle blocks. There are so many variations on stars that I could sew stars the rest of my life and never tire of them. The HST blocks are way too numerous to count. I teach a class on making HST because so many ladies are afraid of triangles.

Cindy Worthington said...

I love, love the nine patch block!!! Thanks, Kimberly, for all you do!

Lorene Holbrook said...

Sawtooth or Ohio star block! Love, love, love!

Leslie Smith said...

I love piecing and loved doing my snowman gathering BOM. I also love doing log cabins but I think my favorite would be anything with stars. I also look forward to my sew sample box every month to see what I can do with whats in the box. I look forward to the 20th of the month. thanks for offering that.
Leslie smith

Amanda Chenoweth said...

I really like modern looks and clean lines. The bright colors on neutral backgrounds. Currently my favorite block is stacks by Tula Pink, not because they are easy (although that's a plus), but because of the look you can create with them.

Laura said...

Sew exciting about the giveaways and free pattern. Thank you. Hard to pick favorite block, love log cabin and it's variations and do go back to this block again and again, so let's go with that.

Lavana Eidson said...

Lavana, I love love love the Log Cabin Block in miniature with so many different settings.

DuAnne said...

I just love Star Blocks! They are so versatile. Thanks for the give-away!

Debbie Darlington said...

Like many others have said already, I like the Log Cabin block. With so many lay-out variations it can look simple or stunning.

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