Something New with a Giveaway

Looks like a few people have caught on to the Something New mentioned in our last post! It wasn’t a puppy or a kitten as some guessed (that was a bit out of the blue??), and any other day it probably would have been a new BOM.

We are very excited to show you Fat Quarter Shop’s new look! As much as we enjoyed our old website, it was getting up there in web years. We hope that this fresh look will make your experience even better than before. Read on for a little tour, and comment to enter our giveaway!

Besides being prettier, we’ve added a ton of new features to make shopping even easier. The pages now load faster, and we’ve got these nifty dropdown menus at the top that automatically get you to the collection you're looking for.
We've also added a Shop by Theme section. Wanting something Americana, or is your friend having a new Baby? Or maybe you're just Hungry.

On the bottom of the home page, you can easily see our newest patterns, updated daily.

Click on a fabric swatch, and the details now include a Collection Description and other helpful information, like the scale of the fabric. It also shows Related Departments for the product so you can see where else it is found on the site.

And you'll love this new page! It's our brand new Fat Quarter Shop Guide & Glossary. The Guide to Specialty Cuts showcases the pre-cut fabrics we carry and describes the size, number of pieces, common uses, and even other similar cuts! No more confusion about whether this is a fabric shop or a bakery ;) There's also a Glossary of Quilting & Quilting Fabric for when you come across an unfamiliar term while shopping.

The Free Quilt Pattern Page is still there and constantly updated with free patterns from all our manufacturers.

Finally, take a moment to get to know the staff.

We are not nearly done, folks... keep coming back to see what else we're adding!

And now, the giveaway... we've got a mystery prize! Just give us some feedback (questions? comments? criticism? lavish love? :P) and comment on this post and you're automatically entered! We'll announce the winner on Friday, 1/16/09!

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