Thursday, June 30, 2016

Organize Your Thread Spools & Bobbins with Sew Stacks! + Giveaway!

Hi y'all!  We love sharing the latest and greatest with you here at the Jolly Jabber, and we have some inside information for you. We know many of you wonder which products Kimberly loves and uses in her personal sewing studio, and today we're sharing one of products: Sew Stacks! Take a peek!

(If you're viewing this post on your mobile device, you may watch the video HERE)

As you know, Kimberly is a major thread lover! Kimberly LOVES these Sew Stack organizers and has them all over her studio!  If you're looking for a great, expandable, stackable and portable way to store your thread spools and bobbins we invite you to try the Sew Stack storage system - order today! You'll banish jumbled spools and unwinding bobbins for good!
FIVE lucky people will win a Sew Stack Combo Kit, which holds up to 40 bobbins and 16 standard sized thread spools! (Thread and bobbins not included) To enter, simply leave a comment on this post - sew easy!  The giveaway ends on Wednesday, July 6th at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be selected at random, notified via email, and announced here on this blog post by 7/8/16. Good luck!

How to Sew a Quilt Sleeve Onto a Mini Quilt: Video Tutorial with Sherri McConnell

Greetings, Quilting Friends!  We're back with another fabulous video featuring guest quilter Sherri McConnell. In addition to designing quilt patterns and fabric, Sherri is a wealth of information and quilty goodness.  In today's video she'll show you how to sew a quilt sleeve onto and hang a mini quilt. This is an invaluable tool for any and all quilters to know, so take a peek!

If you're viewing this blog post on your mobile device, you may click to watch the video here!

Sew easy, right?! We love this corner pockets method and hope you'll give it a try!  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and stay tuned for Sherri's next video, which we'll share next week!  Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Sampler Sew Along - Kimberly's Block & a GIVEAWAY!

Hello, Quilting Friends! Today we're giving you an up close and personal look at an old quilt block that Kimberly designed for a previous issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks publication that is now included in their 100 Blocks Sampler Quilt!  The editors had a wonderful idea to shrink their favorite blocks from all different 100 Blocks issues down to 6" from the usual 12" and combine them into a fantastic sampler quilt for the 100 Blocks blog tour!

We love each of the three color ways that their quilters created for this event: Reproduction, Red & White, and Traditional! It's always so fun to see how different a block can look depending on fabric choices and placement, don't you think?

These are the completed quilts in the three different color ways. Gorgeous! If you'd like to read more about the blocks, the quilts, the publication and the blog hop, you can link over to Quiltmaker's blog Quilt Pleasures HERE
We're happy to celebrate these beautiful 100 Blocks Sampler Quilts with our own sweet giveaway, three Jolly Bars to three lucky winners!  In case you aren't familiar with Jolly Bars, they are precuts exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop.  Here's a quick video with more information!


As Kimberly shares in the video, each Jolly Bar contains 42 - 5"x 10" cuts of beautiful Moda fabric.  Even better?  Each Jolly Bar contains a free pattern specific to that collection - sew fun!

For example, here's the quilt made from the pattern that comes with the Little Ruby Jolly Bar - it's called Spinning Spools! We also have Jolly Bar Quilt Kits, which are super fun and sew easy to stitch up, so take a peek!

Leave a comment on this post sharing which Jolly Bar you'd like to win if you're selected as one of the lucky winners. You can peruse our selection of Jolly Bars HERE in order to pick a favorite. The giveaway ends on Monday, July 4th, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Three winners will be selected at random and will win the Jolly Bar they pick and share in their comment. The winners will be announced here in this post by 7/6/16. Good luck, and Happy Quilting! 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sew Sampler June 2016 Box Reveal!

It's that time again, time to reveal the contents of our June Sew Sampler Subscription Box! We are giddy with excitement to reveal this one! So let's jump to it, and if you haven't already, be sure to sign up today because our July box will be here soon!

This month's theme is "Color Pop" so get your sunglasses on as we are about to brighten up your day!

Crayola Fat Quarter Box
Riley Blake Fabrics
Sink your eyes into this dazzling assortment of Riley Blake Confetti Cottons, all neatly rolled up to fit inside this adorable Crayola box.
Each contains 10 Fat Quarters
100% Cotton

Blue Alphabitties Specialty Marking Tools
It's Sew Emma
These adorable double-sided plastic tiles are perfect for labeling your fabric pieces after cutting. They pair perfectly with any It's Sew Emma pattern.
Includes full alphabet and numbers 0-9

Creative Grids 2 1/2" Quilting Square Ruler
Creative Grids
This ruler features easy-to-read black and white markings printed in 1" grids, marked in 1/8" and 1/4" increments. It's perfect for trimming down half-square triangles, an essential ruler for every quilter!

Frixion Ball Erasable Black Gel Pen by Pilot
Write, erase, rewrite! This pen has a unique thermo-sensitive gel ink formula that disappears when erasing with friction or heat. This is a very popular tool in the quilting industry as you can easily erase marked lines with an simple swipe of your iron.

Shimmer Quilt Pattern
Cluck Cluck Sew
Fat Quarter friendly pattern featuring basic piecing with no templates or y-seams. Pattern includes full color diagrams on quality paper.
Finished sizes: Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King

Fat Quarter Shop Twill Ribbon
Adorable pink and white ribbon, perfect for quilt tags or tying up a cute package.
Contains 2 yards of ribbon.

That's not all, we also included our next block recipe! This pattern will give you cutting and piecing instructions to make an 8", 12" and 16" block. This month we have featured Bella Solids Summer House Lime, so tasty!

This is a collectible card, and you can expect to receive one in every box.  At the end of the year, we will have a finishing pattern as well.  If you want to sew along with us, pick up the coordinating Fat Quarter Bundle we created using Bella Solids.

Below is the first three Sew Sampler blocks. Aren't they turning into an adorable quilt?

If you haven't already signed up, do it soon to make sure you receive our July box! Also, if you are enjoying your box, be sure to take a moment and write a review on our website here.

What did you think about the June box?  Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Celebrate Fat Quarter Shop's 13th Birthday with a SALE & 13 Great Giveaways!
Happy Birthday to us!  Fat Quarter Shop was "born" 13 years ago, and we're throwing a big party for you, our wonderful customers, to celebrate! While we can't bring cake, ice cream and balloons to each of you, we CAN have some fun!  We're offering a terrifically tempting discount and will be giving some awesome "birthday gifts" to thirteen lucky winners! Ready to party?? Keep reading for all the delicious details!
Yep - you read right! We're offering 13% off purchases today though Wednesday, June 29th at midnight CST. This is a great time to treat yourself to the fabric you've had your eye on, and to replenish your supply of sewing staples like thread, rotary blades and needles
Use code LUCKY13 when checking out to apply the discount to your purchase*!

* Discount does not apply to gift certificates, club/pre-order shipments or Flash Sale items.


Birthday parties aren't as fun without gifts, but instead of getting gifts we're giving them - THIRTEEN of them!  Here's the list of prizes up for grabs, and instructions on how to enter:

Eleven winners: $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Cards

+ One winner: $250 Gift Card

+ One Winner: 12 Months of our fabulous SEW SAMPLER Box - a $750 retail value!

= LUCKY 13!

  • Earn 1 entry for every order greater than $25 placed during the sale.  No limit – order as many times as you would like! (We are not able to combine orders)
  • + 1 bonus entry if you join or are already a member of a club or block of the month program.  Limit 1 entry.
  • + 1 bonus entry if you join or are already a subscriber to our Sew Sampler Subscription Box.  Limit 1 entry.
The Lucky 13 winners will be announced on July 1, 2016!
Thank you, dear customers, for making our first thirteen years so fun and fabulous. We appreciate each and every one of you, and thank you for being a part of the Fat Quarter Shop community!

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along: Week 7 - Cottage Block

Welcome to Week 7 of our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along,
featuring the 
Pretty Playtime Quilts book! 

We're taking you through the construction of this gorgeous sampler quilt, block by block!
This week's block is the Cottage Block, which is found on the left center of the middle row of blocks on the sampler quilt.  Our quilt was made with Elea Lutz' Strawberry Biscuit fabric collection - it's sew lovely!
If you're interested in sewing along with us, we've got a convenient quilt kit for you. The Garden Fairy Sampler Quilt Kit includes the fabric for the top and binding, and we also have a Backing Set for the Fairy Garden Sampler Quilt! Don't forget that you'll need a copy of the Pretty Playtime Quilts Book, so order your copy of the book and kit today!


We have a great group of quilting bloggers joining us for this event, and this week Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon is sharing her version of the Cottage Block on her blog. Pop on over and see what she's created!

Here is a list of the fabulous quilting bloggers participating in our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along. Stay tuned here at the Jolly Jabber for more Pretty Playtime block fun!

Week 2 - Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 - Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 - Anorian from Samelia's Mum
Week 5 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 - Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 - Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 - Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 - Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 - Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Week 11 - Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 - Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 - Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 - Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast

Happy Quilting, everyone.  See you back here for Week 8!

Little Ruby Quilt Along - Part 3: Quilt Assembly
Welcome to Part Three of our Little Ruby Quilt Along! This gorgeous Little Ruby quilt, designed by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms, features the Little Ruby fabric collection by Bonnie & Camille. Last week we shared a video on how to make the Star Blocks, and this week we're showing you how to assemble the quilt!

Two quilts?! Yes! This quilt pattern is super cool because you'll actually end up with enough blocks for two different quilts if you add additional background fabric and binding!  FYI: The background fabric used for the second quilt, the quilt on the right in the image below, is Little Ruby Coral Little Sundae.

If you're ready to start your Little Ruby Quilt we've got tools to help you complete a Little Ruby quilt of your own.  Not only will we share three separate video tutorials to show you what to do, step-by-step, we also have some Creative Grids Rulers that are going to make cutting and piecing so much easier. Woo hoo!
6/27/16 - Part Three: Quilt Assembly - that's today!
7/11/16 - Finished Quilts!

Watch the third part of our video series above, and
learn how to assemble your own beautiful Little Ruby Quilt!
The free pattern for Part 3 can be found HERE

If you want to make the exact quilt shown above, you'll be happy to know we're offering a Little Ruby Quilt Along Kit! This quilt was designed by Camille Roskelley exclusively for FQS, and it's such a beauty!  We also have a coordinating Backing Set!

Two Creative Grids rulers were used to make this quilt: Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool and Creative Grids 60 degree Double Strip Ruler, which need to be purchased separately from the quilt kit.

Check Out the Fabulous Bloggers Quilting Along!

We're super excited to have several talented bloggers quilting along with us.  Stop by their blogs to see which fabrics they're using and what their star blocks look like!

Melissa from Happy Quilting
Angie from Gnome Angel
Andy from A Bright Corner
Pat from Pat Sloan
Peta from She Quilts a Lot
Heather from Quilt Story
Megan from Quilt Story
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri M. from A Quilting Life
Rebecca from Bryan House Quilts
Sherri F. from This & That Patterns
Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Stephanie from Modern Sewciety
Brooke from Silly Mama Quilts
Carrie from Moda's United Notions
We look forward to seeing you back here on July 11th for the fourth and final part of the Little Ruby Quilt Along. Happy Quilting!