Sunday, August 28, 2016
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Welcome back! It's time to share the contents of the August Sew Sampler Subscription Box!
Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics
Bask in the warm glow of Sundrops fabric captured in our exclusive 5" x 10" Jolly Bar! Includes a FREE pattern on the back of the Jolly Bar to make a 50.5" x 59" quilt.
Contains 42 - 5" x 10" cuts of fabric
Fat Quarter Shop
The Jolly Bar Book Vol. 1 includes the first 20 patterns published for our exclusive precut, the Jolly Bar. This book compiles them all in one place for the first time ever. Grab a Jolly Bar, pick any design and enjoy!
* As a Sew Sampler member you are one of the FIRST to receive this awesome product!
These Klips are the perfect way to hang your quilts! This damage-free hanging tool comes with 5 clips and 6 pieces of stick tape to help decorate and organize your space! Stick Klips will hold approximately 5-6 pounds!
The Quilters Mercantile
The Binding Tool is a must-have tool for every quilter. When you finish the last seam of the binding, an angled seam helps to reduce bulk.
Check out our free binding YouTube video where this product is featured here.
Never lose or chase around a bobbin in your sewing space again! Store up to 30 bobbins in this small, colorful and sturdy Bobbin Nest. This durable storage nest has been designed for easy accessibility to bobbins!
Colors may vary.
Pixeled Fat Quarter Shop Tin
Fat Quarter Shop
Store your sewing needs in FQS style! This tin is perfectly sized for thread, pins and much more.
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 Lemon!
What did you think about the August box? Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler & #SewSamplerAugust
Friday, August 26, 2016
Here at Fat Quarter Shop we LOVE Project Linus! In case you haven't heard about this fantastic organization, Project Linus is a non-profit that provides security, warmth, and comfort to seriously ill, traumatized, and at-risk children. How do they do this? With handmade blankets and quilts!
These blankets, made by awesome volunteers called "blanketeers", are given to children in hospitals and shelters, and to child clients of social service agencies. As quilters we know that quilts provide comfort and are a tangible way to wrap someone in love - that's what Project Linus is all about!
Project Linus has Chapters in all 50 of the United States, and "blanketeers" who donate their quilts or afghans are given the opportunity to use their talents in a very rewarding way. Plus, what could be better than lending a hand to a child in need by doing something you already love?!
TAKE THE PROJECT LINUS 2016 MYSTERY QUILT CHALLENGE!
There are many ways to donate to Project Linus, and to get involved. Today we're sharing an invitation from Project Linus to participate in their 2016 Mystery Quilt Challenge! This charitable quilt challenge, which runs over 7 weeks, is a super fun way to support Project Linus! You may read all about this special event and register HERE!
A LATTICE QUILT FOR PROJECT LINUS!
We're sending this Lattice Quilt that Kimberly made to Project Linus in the hopes that it will bring comfort and security to a little one in need. We hope that each of you will help support this worthwhile cause. Let's use our quilting skills and abilities to help spread love and positivity! Please sign up for the 2016 Mystery Quilt Challenge TODAY!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
What's light, colorful and a refreshing addition to these hot summer months? LIME!
This month's Button Lovers' Club collection features beautiful hand-dyed buttons that are citrus-inspired. The August box of buttons includes 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles.
These beauties are sure to brighten your creative projects with both color and charm. What will you create with these lovely Lime buttons?
Monday, August 22, 2016
Summer is winding down, and school has either begun - or will begin - for students far and wide. One of the best parts of a new school year? New school supplies!
Whether your child is in elementary school or you're the student and are working on an advanced degree, there's something so fun about stocking up on pens, pencils and all the other goodies that will help make the year a success.
Today we're sharing a great Back to School project with you - Pencil Bags! Remember those fabulous Simple Zipper Bags from Sherri McConnell? The one we made an awesome video tutorial about? Well it's time to tweak those bags a bit and create classroom-worthy Pencil Bags that will earn an A+! (This pug-tastic bag - above - was made with this fabric from the Joie de Vivre collection from Art Gallery Fabrics)
Personalized = FUN!
I made these super sweet Pencil Bags for my four children using fabrics I knew they'd love! These bags are simple to stitch up, and Fat Quarter Shop has all the supplies you need!
You're sure to ace this Back to School project - especially since our video tutorial shows you how-to, every step of the way. Here's a link to the original blog post about these awesome zipper bags, which includes fabric requirements and supplies needed at the bottom of the post. You'll find zippers here!
These darling zipper bags make great teacher gifts, too, so why not stitch up some extras while you're at it? You'll have a personalized gift ready for Christmas or Teacher Appreciation Day. Just tuck a Starbucks gift card or some candy inside, and the recipient will be delighted!
This colorful crayon Pencil Bag was made with Colorfully Creative
fabric from Riley Blake Designs
We hope you enjoy making these fun and functional Pencil Bags for the student in your life. Please share your Pencil Bags with us on social media using the hashtags #fqsfun and #simplezipperbag. Happy Quilting!
Welcome to Week 15 of our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along,
featuring Elea Lutz's Pretty Playtime Quilts book!
featuring Elea Lutz's 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 Duck Row you see at the bottom of the sampler quilt. Our quilt was made with Elea Lutz' Strawberry Biscuit fabric collection - it's sew lovely!
BLOCK OF THE WEEK
Sew Mod Designs is sharing her version of the Duck Row 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 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 - Bridgette from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast