Thursday, August 28, 2014

Me and My Sister Designs' NEW Quilt Patterns!

Happy Thursday everyone! We have Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs on the Jolly Jabber to show you their newest quilt patterns. Let's start with their Text Me pattern featuring their upcoming LOL collection. This is a 14" large block quilt that is so simple and fun to make! Check out this video for a quick tutorial!

Next, Barb and Mary show you how to make a flower pot quilt block from their Poison Ivy pattern. This block does not require any templates! Just rotary cutting and some math!

Our last pattern is a FREE pattern that Barb and Mary created for their Weeds collection. This is a great project for a beginning quilter and it uses a layer cake precut. 

Let us know which pattern you're most excited to try in the comments! Thanks for joining us everyone!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New LOW Shipping Rates at Fat Quarter Shop

Hello everyone! Today, we are announcing some VERY exciting news! We've made some big changes here at Fat Quarter Shop to our shipping rates, and quilters around the world can now shop happier! As of today, we have reduced our shipping rates and free shipping levels.

Orders below $80 will be $4.95 
Orders below $10 can ship for $1.95

Orders below $100 will be $20
Orders $100 to $200 will be $40
Orders below $20 can ship for $9

Orders below $100 will be $24
Orders over $100 will be $40
Orders below $20 can ship for $12

We still offer the UPS express options for those of you who need things super pronto. And as always, orders will be shipped as fast as we can which typically means the same day.

Please see our updated Shipping Information page for all the juicy details and happy shopping! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sisters Forever by It's Sew Emma

To celebrate the "coolest" movie ever to hit the big screen, we're so excited to present our Sisters Forever Quilt Kit and pattern by It's Sew Emma! This adorable panel quilt features the dynamic duo,  Elsa and Anna of Disney's Frozen. The quilt finishes at 60.5" x 72.5", and it's a great addition to any little girl's room!

Want just the pattern? We have them available in paper and PDF format! 

And if your little ones prefer a certain snowman who loves warm hugs? Don't worry, he's on his way! 

Our Sisters Forever quilt kits are flying out the door, so make sure to pre-order your Happy Snowman quilt kit and backing set today!

Coffee Koozie Tutorial with Fat Quarter Shop

Coffee addicts and tea lovers, rejoice! We have an easy DIY Coffee Koozie tutorial for you today. This project is so easy and fun to make! Plus, it adds extra pizzazz to your coffee or tea tumblers. 
This tutorial requires a mini charm pack, thread (Aurifil of course!), a hairband, and a button to make. Kimberly chose to use the Elementary collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. 

We also created koozies from other collections!
Coffee Koozies in the Into The Woods Collection.

Coffee Koozies in Miss Kate and Figures collections.

Don't know which mini charm pack to choose? Well, it's your lucky day! Our mini charm packs are 20% OFF all week long, until August 31st. 2014, at 11:59 PM CST! 
Are you ready to begin your project? Download our FREE Coffee Koozie pattern, pick up your favorite mini charm pack, and watch our video tutorial with Kimberly. 

We have a few coffee and tea lovers joining us today, and they are so excited to show you their Coffee Koozie! Head on over to their blogs to see their creations. 

We're also giving away five Elementary by Sweetwater mini charm packs to five lucky winners! To enter, all you need to do is comment and tell us what projects you like to make with mini charm packs! Don't forget to let us know what you think of the video and project! Be sure to share your creations on our Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram! Happy crafting everyone!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meet our new author!

Happy Monday, everyone!  Jocelyn here, and I get to bring you some wonderful news!

We are so, so, so incredibly pleased to be introducing you to our newest author, Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs, and her upcoming book.  (YES, I know -- we love her too!)  She has been a huge force in the quilting industry for years, and we are beyond blessed to be able to work with her on her new creation.

Why we are so happy to work with her is a no-brainer.  All of her quilts are gorgeous, amazing, stunning, and fresh.  She is charming, intelligent, passionate and a consummate professional.  All of these lovely things have been funneled into her upcoming book with It's Sew Emma, Quilted Living!

Quilted Living

Quilted Living is a mixture of projects that sighs "summertime".  Whenever I hear "summertime", I go straight to Ella Fitzgerald's song... "Summertime, and the living is easy..."  This book creates that awesome, bright, comfortable, casual feeling of the season.
Grab a frosty glass of lemonade and enjoy Quilted Living!

More than just quilts, you'll find tablerunners and cushions, all of which are based on simple blocks anyone can master.  They also feature her next fabric collection, Summer Cottage from Red Rooster Fabrics, and with it she blends in a fun, full-color palette with a classic red, white and blue trio, to include our patriotic summer holidays.

A close-up view of Tumbler and Streamers.
Even MORE than that, Gerri has designed her Americana projects to meld together to create an entirely new sampler quilt.  It is such a neat concept you'll have to see for yourself!

Quilted Living is available for pre-sale at 20% off now, so reserve your copy right away!  Gerri has so many amazing things to share, and this book is chock full of them.

Okay okay -- I know you're desperate for sneak peeks. I have a whole lot of them just ahead from our photoshoot in Austin last week, so get comfy, enjoy, and reserve your copy of Quilted Living today!

Just a few of our summertime beauties

Quilts and a picnic - what could be better?

Bursting Star box cushions, great for tushies while enjoying a parade.

Or create your own patriotic parade with this grouping!

If my happy place were a location, this would be it.

Pretty sunshine and Kimberly's feet to boot.

Chevrons and stars, oh my!

A simple centerpiece for the home of the brave.

Gerri Robinson enjoying the view!

See how these Americana quilts flow together!

Getting the drape just right.

The heat we'll bear for a few pretty pictures!

Ahh... quilts DO grow on trees!

A lovely bouquet of wildflowers accents the X-Ceptional quilt.

Another view of the X-Ceptional quilt.

The Streamers quilt is so simple but matchless.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 Summer Book Club: Quilt Lab by Alexandra Winston

We're finally at the end of our 2014 Summer Book Club and we're featuring Quilt Lab by Alexandra Winston of A Squared W as our final book pick. This book is filled with twelve geek chic-inspired quilt designs to ignite your intellect and imagination. You'll see scientific disciplines such as chemistry and calculus, transformed into vibrant and quirky quilts. Alexandra also included easy-to-use charts to eliminate those challenging mathematical pattern problems. Take a look at all of the amazing designs she created below!

Aperture Science and Cultured quilt
Echo and States of Matter quillt

All 12 projects from Quilt Lab
Now it's time for our 2014 Summer Book Club giveaway! We are giving away a stash of books to ten lucky winners from now until the end of August. To enter, comment below and let us know what inspires you when creating quilts. One winner will be picked each week and all the winners will be announced August 26th. Good Luck and happy quilting! 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fat Quarter Style Book Tour Week Three Round Up!

Welcome to the Fat Quarter Style Book Tour Week Three Round Up! We're getting close to end of our book tour and ff you haven't seen last week's round up, don't forget to check them out! Today, we have Lee of Freshly Pieced, Holly of Bijou Lovely Designs, and Ashley of Film in the Fridge joining us!

Our first blogger is Lee of Freshly Pieced. As a lover of any form of star blocks, we thought that the Sparklettes quilt block would be perfect for her! She created the crib-size with fabric from her stash and her recent Kona solid fave in Aloe to complement her patterns.

Next, we have Holly of Bijou Lovely Designs! She created the Primrose quilt block that was inspired by the lovely blooms of spring. We love Holly's version using Jeni Baker's Dreamin' Vintage fabric, which adds a whimsical and retro touch to the block!

Finally, Ashley of Film in the Fridge is here to show off her Circuit quilt. This quilt is great to play up your favorite fabrics! She created the her version using some old fabric from her stash,added in a few Cotton + Steel Basics, and mixed and matched prints and solids in each block! Genius!

Thank you so much to all of our bloggers for joining us in our Fat Quarter Style book tour! Check out their blogs for a chance to win a copy of Fat Quarter Style. Ready for next week's lineup? Here it is...

#10  August 25th : Erin of Why Not Sew?

#11  August 27th Kristyne of Pretty By Hand 

#12  August 29th : Amy of Diary of A Quilter 

Tune in next Saturday for our Fat Quarter Style Book Tour Week Three Round Up!