Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the 4th Be With You - Star Wars Fabric Sale & Quilting Inspiration!

Happy May the 4th!  We're celebrating this fun, Star Wars-y date with a STELLAR SALE and some quilting inspiration! First, let's talk about fabric! Did you know we have a wide selection of Star Wars-themed fabrics? It's true!
We even have a Star Wars Select Half Yard Bundle, which was curated by quilter and Star Wars super fan Amanda - aka Jedi Craft Girl.

From 10 a.m. CST today until 10 a.m. CST on Thursday, 5/5/16 select
Star Wars fabrics are 40% off. The force is strong with this sale, so don't miss it!

Are you ready for some more Star Wars fun? Jedi Craft Girl has created a quilt using the Star Wars Select Bundle.

Here's a peek at one of her blocks, which features BB8.
Ready to see the whole quilt?

You can read all about the quilt Amanda made HERE. Sew fun!

Happy Quilting, and May the 4th be with you!

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 13 - See Blocks Created by Kimberly & FQS Staff!

Hi everyone! Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber! We are thrilled to be a part of  Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Vol. 13 Edition! We're so pleased that Kimberly's block and those of some of our quilty staffers were selected for publication.  Thanks, Quiltmaker!

Let's start with Kimberly's block! It's block # 1276 - the "Strawberry Patch" block on page 47. 
Kimberly used First Blush Fabric by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics. The fabrics work beautifully together, and the pinwheel shape has a fun sense of movement.
Added bonus inspiration: Here's the block set into a quilt layout!
For the Strawberry Patch Quilt, Kimberly's Strawberry Patch block got
supersized and paired up with Sherbet block by Alison Dale.
Nova's block, "Fly Away", is block # 1230, and appears on page 23.
Her lovely butterfly block, as it appears in the publication, was made with Calico Days fabric by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs. We're sharing another version with you here, above, made First Blush Fabric by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics. You can almost see these butterflies flitting from flower to flower!
Sarah's block, "Jolly Jack",  is block # 1290 and appears on page 55.
This fun block, as it appears in the publication, was made with Farmhouse fabric by Fig Tree Quilts and Bella Solids, both for Moda Fabrics. We're sharing another version with you here, above, made with Spooky Delights fabric by Bunny Hill Fabrics for Moda. This grinning pumpkin will add festive fun to quilts, table runners and treat bags alike!
Jocelyn's block, "Picnic Pinwheel", is block #1297 on page 58.
She used First Blush Fabric by Ruby Red Designs for Windham Fabrics.  This beautiful block brings to mind picnics, fresh air, buzzing bees and sunshine!
Added bonus inspiration: Here's the block set into a quilt layout!
Jocelyn combined Dana Followwell's Christmas Swirl block with her Picnic Pinwheel block. The fabrics shown in this quilt setting are Latitude Batiks by Kate Spain for Moda.
We hope you've enjoyed this peek at our FQS quilt blocks, some alternate quilt block versions, and some quilt settings.  Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May 2016 Monthly Picks!

Can you believe it's May already?  We're pumped for the Summer, we decided to theme this month's sales around mermaids.  Welcome to Mer-Month!  Each month, we hand-select different products to offer you at discounted prices.  Each item you see below will be 20% off for the entire month of May.

Strings of pearls seem like a natural adornment for our seafaring friends, so we picked Mini Pearl Bracelets by Andover Fabrics as our Basic of the Month. So pretty!

Next up is our Notion of the Month, and this product makes a SPLASH! We bring you the Olfa Splash Rotary cutter.  That aqua handle is right on point.

All little girls dream of life as little mermaids, so for our Book of the Month, we selected Sew Pretty for Little Girls.  Dress up is so much fun!

Last but certainly not least is the Aloha Mermaid quilt pattern designed by Red Brolly Designs. This sweet quilt is simply adorable, and we have even made a quilt kit called Mermaid Friends featuring the Coral Queen of the Sea collection by Moda Fabrics.

We hope you flip your tails with excitement for all these monthly deals.  Don't forget, the sale magic only lasts through May 2016, so order today.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Classic & Vintage featuring Album Quilt!


Happy Friday fellow quilters! We're debuting a new addition to our Classic & Vintage Quilt series today. For those who are unfamiliar with our Classic & Vintage series, we take traditional blocks and update them by giving them a modern twist. 

Today, we're sharing one of our favorite blocks, Album Block. Kimberly chose to make her quilt using Summerfest by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics.  This classic block and sunny fabric combine beautifully to make a quilt that will be cherished for generations.

Our complete Album quilt pattern is available for purchase in PDF form at, and features the quilt in four different sizes.  If you would like to sew our version, we have an Album Quilt Kit available, as well as a separate quilt backing set!

If you're ready to sew along, download the FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly's video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on piecing your block. 

We hope you enjoy sewing up your own Album Quilt. Happy Quilting!

Spooky Delights Tablerunner Quilt Along with FREE Pattern: Week 2!

Welcome back to our Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Last week we began our Quilt Along by sharing the first part of the pattern - the fabric requirements. This week we're sharing part two of the pattern - the quilt center.  You can download the quilt center portion of the pattern HERE! Next week we'll share the borders portion of this fun, free pattern to wrap things up.
This spooky and sweet tablerunner was designed by Anne Sutton of Bunny Hill Designs, using her fabric line Spooky Delights for Moda fabrics!  

Not only do we have the Spooky Delights fabrics in stock, we have a Spooky Delights Quilt Kit available for purchase!   Runner kit includes the complete Spooky Delights pattern and Spooky Delights fabric for the 20.5" x 44.5" top, binding, backing, and buttons. We also included SKU# 2901-11 for the backing.
These wonderful bloggers are quilting along with us, so be sure to link over to their sites and see how they're progressing with their table runners.  Last week they shared the fabrics they'd selected for their Spooky Delights Tablerunners, and we were truly delighted with their choices!

Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl
Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks
Sinta of Pink Pin Cushion
We'll see you next Monday for Week 3 of our Spooky Delights Quilt Along! Happy Quilting!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fresh Finds at Fat Quarter Shop!

Here are some of our newest arrivals for the week, Quilting Friends. Inspiration awaits!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

FQS Staff Gets Quilty - April 2016!

Hello! We are so excited to show you what we've been sewing this month in our
"FQS Staff Gets Quilty" Series. Here's a sampling of some of the things we've made! 
Not only does Kimberly manage to get a lot of quilting and sewing done while balancing family life and business, her projects turn out so beautifully. What an inspiration! Here are some of the projects Kimberly completed this month. 

 Three different block 1's from the Sew Sampler Box recipe cards quilt, showing the three sizes

Blocks 11-14 from the Minecraft Sew Along

Hidden Stars Quilt from the Second Annual Kindred Spirits Quilt Club
Aim High Journal Cover from the Second Annual Kindred Spirits Quilt Club


 More blocks in the Farmer's Wife 1930's Sew Along
 Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along

It's too soon to reveal almost all of the fabulous and fun
projects Codi created this month since they're still top secret,
but we can share these gorgeous quilt blocks.

 Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along
Blocks 10 - 12 in the Bloom Sew Along

Sarah completed a wide variety of projects this month - from a playmat
quilt and quilt blocks to zipper pouches and a Pack n' Pillow!
Sarah used older FQS fabric (by Windham and Moda) from her stash, but this
Pack n' Pillow can be customized with fabric of your choice from our current lineup.
Fresh Floral Denim Bag Kit made with new denim fabrics from Art Gallery Fabrics

Embroidered Friendship block from our Crossroads Quilt Along benefitting the March of Dimes

Nova completed a block for a sew along, in addition to samples for some
fantastic patterns that are coming soon.  Take a peek!
Posy Quilt, which is both an upcoming pattern and quilt kit!
Tablerunner made from the Blooming Sunset Pattern, featuring Sundrops Fabric by Corey Yoder

 Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along

Deborah also completed some projects this month that we can't share yet, but
we can show you these photos of a completed block and a striking quilt:
Block Four in Pat Sloan's My Secret Garden Sew Along 
Vintage Vines Quilt made with yet-to-be-released fabric First Blush
Cheryl sewed a lovely Layer Cake Crumble Quilt. The related video is coming soon!
The quilt was made with the adorable Cookie Exchange fabric collection.
We would love to see what you've been working on this month. Share your creations with us using #fqsfun on Instagram and Twitter and you might just be featured on our social media.
Happy Quilting!