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 book, and every Friday, we will sew two blocks, going right down the list in the book. Choose from the 6" or the 12" block options to use in any of the Mix & Match or Farm Girl quilt options, also your choice!

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).
As far as how much is needed, we recommend 3 1/2 - 4 yards for all the backgrounds for the 6" blocks. If you are making the Farm Girl Sampler quilt with your 6" blocks, you will need an additional 2 1/4 yards of background for the sashing and borders. If you are making the 12" blocks, we recommend 5 - 6 1/2 yards. 

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!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Itty Bitty Eights Rulers by Lisa Bongean for Creative Grid Rulers

Get ready for two brand new rulers that will rock your mini world! Lisa Bongean and Creative Grids have just revealed two new must-haves, the Itty-Bitty Eights Rulers, for your sewing studio. When you're working small, each eighth of an inch really counts and precision is key! Lisa has each 1/8" marked clearly so you'll never wonder if you're measuring 3/8", 5/8" or 7/8." Also, all the lines are dashed so you can see your fabric at all points of the ruler. 

Learn more about them from Lisa's video

We love that these rulers come in 2 sizes, the 3" x 7" ruler and 6" square ruler and the best part is that you can pick up Lisa's Itty-Bitty Rulers at our shop today!

Thank you so much for joining us and look out for upcoming patterns from Lisa using these rulers, till then, we have lots of mini patterns that you can sew up with the new rulers, 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Snapshots Quilt Along: Puppy Love

Hi and welcome back to the Snapshots Quilt Along! We can't believe it's only been 4 months since we started and we have raised over $21,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital. We are so grateful for your generous contributions and your support for this amazing cause. 

If you're just joining us. it's not too late to join the fun. We still have quilt kits and backing sets available at our shop. 
Now let's get sewing with our fourth block, Puppy Love

As a FUN bonus, here is a picture of Kimberly's favorite dog, Bugsy, who is no longer with us but still here in spirit. We miss you Bugsy!

Are you ready for the Puppy Love block? Watch our video and download the pattern to get started. 

Thank you so much for joining us today and be sure to join us next month for our fifth block, Kindred Kitchen! 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Get To Know Jen Kingwell!

Hello everyone! Please welcome back Jen Kingwell to the Jolly Jabber! A few months ago, we asked you to post your burning questions for Jen through our instagram (if you don't follow us, you should!). We have compiled the questions and recorded a special Q&A edition with Jen today. And we know you'll LOVE it. 

We know that you've been begging for a tutorial on Jen's ring pincushion that she sported during our filming day and she was sweet enough to do a tutorial with us. If you're sewing your own version, don't forget to tag us with #ringpincushion and #fqsfun on instagram. 

Ready for another giveaway? Let us know what surprised you the most from Jen's Q& A video in the comments section of the blog and you might just win 5 of Jen's patterns. We will randomly pick a winner on April 21, 2015. Happy Quilting everyone. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Designer Tidbits: Leah Duncan

Hi everyone! Please welcome our special guest today, Leah Duncan (an Austin native, yay!) on the Jolly Jabber. She's here to talk about her newest fabric collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, Morning Walk. Keep on reading to learn more about her collection. 
Portside Travel Set by Grainline Studio
Q: Tell us about the Morning Walk collection. What were you inspired by?
Leah: I was inspired by my return to Texas from a 2-year stint in Brooklyn, and particularly my return to our beautiful neighborhood in Austin, Texas. I take my dog Oslo on walks each morning and the collection was inspired by the little bits of nature I see on those walks and the colors of the home and buildings in our neighborhood. Austin is a truly beautiful and colorful town, so I wanted to celebrate that and how happy I was to be home, 
Q: What is your favorite thing about being a designer?
Leah: Being able to express my creativity on a regular basis is pretty much a dream. Being a fabric designer in particular is great because I absolutely love seeing what everyone makes with my fabric. It;s like a collaboration with this other human whom you've never met before who could be living on the other side of the world and you've just given them a little piece to their puzzle.
Rising Ground Quilt by Art Gallery Fabrics
Q: What's your favorite print from the Morning Walk collection?
Leah: Limestone Feel Indigo! This is a print that I brought back from my very first fabric collection, Maya. I get many emails searching for that collection, so I wanted to bring some of it back and this print was my personal favorite. It feels good to see it back after all these years, 

Q: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Leah: Chocolate. Hot chocolate, baked chocolate, raw chocolate, you name it. Although I think I would be incredibly unhealthy!
Llano Street Quilt by Leah Duncan