Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

How to Use the Creative Grids Stripology Ruler: Video Tutorial!

If you love quilting tools that save time and are easy to use you'll love the Stripology Ruler by Creative Grids!  This ruler is a total game changer, quilting friends - you'll use it again and again!
You'll reduce your rotary cutting time by up to 75% with this Stripology Ruler! Cut your full width fabric and fat quarters into the most popular pre-cuts on the market – 1 ½" & 2 ½" strips; 5" & 10" squares. You can also cut 2 1/2" strips of fabric for binding SO quickly and easily! Originally designed by the oh-so-clever Gundrun Erla of G.E. Designs to use with her well-known tongue-in-cheek line of "strip" patterns, this ruler has so many other uses.

Watch this video for a quick, fun and eye opening tutorial with Sherri McConnell. You'll see why this ruler is one of her favorite cutting tools.
Happy Cutting, Happy Sewing, and Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sherri McConnell's Favorite Notions & Quilting Tips!

We're back again with another informative and fun video featuring Kimberly and special guest quilter Sherri McConnell. This video shows you all of Sherri's favorite notions, from rulers to thread, pre-cuts and more, so sit back and enjoy learning what she uses to quilt everyday!

If you're interested in any of the items Sherri mentions, you'll find links to them if you expand the YouTube video information below the video.  Simply click Show More to reveal all the links!
You can also see Sherri's favorites by visiting a dedicated page at Fat Quarter Shop by clicking this link and then browsing to your heart's content.  We LOVE having all of Sherri's favorite notions in one place for reference and ease of shopping - this quilter, pattern designer, and fabric designer is a quilting expert!
We hope you've enjoyed this video.  Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel so you're treated to each video we release! Oh, and please comment and tell us which of Sherri's favorite notions was new to you.  Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

One Hour Rag Quilt Video Tutorial with FREE Pattern!

Hello, Quilting Friends!  You're going to love today's video tutorial and the FREE PATTERN that goes with it!  It is the definition of fast and easy.  Make up a couple with bright colors like ours or some chunky novelty prints.  If you're introducing someone to sewing this summer, it's also a great beginner project with a big payoff!  We even have a One Hour Flannel Rag Quilt Kit so you can make the exact quilt Kimberly makes in the video - sew fun!

 The fabric used in our kit is Little Ruby flannel, designed by Bonnie and Camille, and it's as beautiful as it is soft and cuddly! 

As Kimberly said in the video, these quilts make great gifts so why not grab one of our One Hour Flannel Rag Quilt Kits and start stitching?

Want to use thread that matches exactly? We have Little Ruby thread collections in TWO SIZES!
We hope you enjoy the free pattern, video and quilt kit, and let us know if you want to see more quick & easy projects like this!  Happy Quilting!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along: Week 6 - Bow Tie Block!

Welcome to Week 6 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 Bow Tie Block, found on the left side of the middle row of blocks.  Our quilt was made with Elea Lutz' Strawberry Biscuit fabric collection, which you can find HERE.

If you're interested in replicating the sampler quilt in the book exactly as seen above, we've got a 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 Renee from Sewn with Grace is sharing her version of the Star 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 7!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage Anniversary: Celebrate with A Free Block & Check Out a New Pattern!!


The Farm Girl Vintage book and (beautiful sampler quilt) by Lori Holt of
Bee in My Bonnet has reached its one year anniversary and we're celebrating!
We're giving you cutting requirements for the FREE Farm Girl Layer Cake Block, designed by Lori of course! The PDF includes cutting requirements for both a 6" and a 12" block. If you're still working on your Farm Girl quilts, how fun would it be to add this cake block into the mix? For a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the block, please visit Lori Holt's blog!
New to Farm Girl Vintage and want to make this gorgeous quilt for yourself? You're in luck: the book is 10% off! The sale runs from Friday, June 17th at 8 a.m. CST - Friday, June 24th at 8 a.m. CST.
We asked a few quilters we love sew dearly join us in making this block. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for a list of the fabulous quilting bloggers who have also made one of these Farm Girl Layer Cake Blocks!
Finally, we have a new downloadable quilt pattern designed by Lori, which you'll find at the very bottom of this post - sew fun! This block can be purchased and downloaded via Fat Quarter Shop.
Kimberly had a blast sewing up the block in the two different size options. Aren't they adorable?
This small cake block mini is sweet enough to eat!
We all LOVE Aurifil Thread, so making this project with it was just the icing on the cake! Oh, and in case you're wondering about the fabrics Kimberly used, they are from Lori's new Cozy Christmas collection and the Calico Days collection.
As we mentioned, we invited several quilters to make one or both of these darling blocks. Let's see how adorable their Farm Girl Layer Cake Blocks are!

Kerry from Very Kerry Berry
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Kelly from Kelbysews
Renee from Sewn with Grace
Sinta from Pink Pin Cushion
Lisa from In the Boondocks
Dana from Old Red Barn Co.
Melissa from Happy Quilting
Kim from Persimon Dreams
Marni from Haberdashery Fun
Jacque from Lily Pad Quilting
Hooray! Lori has designed this darling companion pattern for all her Vintage Farm Girl quilters.  It's called Happy Farm Girl, and can be purchased quickly and easily HERE. This pattern is a download, so you can start stitching up your Happy Farm Girl today! This quilt finishes at 37 1/2" x 37 1/2", and is the perfect accompaniment to your existing Farm Girl Vintage projects or a great stand alone.
Happy Quilting!