Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sew Sampler July 2016 Box Reveal!

Welcome back! It's time to announce the contents of the July Sew Sampler Subscription Box! We are really enjoying the summer so we thought we'd share a box full of items that make us think about summertime. So let's make a splash and get to the big reveal!

There is nothing better than enjoying the outdoors in the summertime. So this month's box theme is "Summer Picnic." Pour your glass of lemonade and let's dig into this box.

Dixie Fat Eighth Bundle
Cluck Cluck Sew for Windham Fabrics
Dive into these bold, floral prints and fresh colors. Perfect for both traditional and modern quilters.
Contains 10 Fat Eights
100% Cotton

Olfa Splash Rotary Cutter
Experience precision with pizzazz! This vibrant aqua handle is contoured for comfortable cutting and the integrated grooves at the head of the cutter help prevent slipping.
Includes one 45mm rotary blade.

Pie Ruler
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet
This pie ruler is the perfect tool for cutting 16 slices to make one pie, a must-have for a picnic! Check out our FREE Lemon Pie YouTube tutorial here!
Ruler measures 8" long.

Sewline Butterfly Mechanical Pencil
This pencil has specially formulated ceramic lead that makes clean, fine lines on fabrics. Marks are easily removed from most fabrics with the eraser or by dabbing with a damp cloth.

Exclusive Moonshine Tablerunner Pattern
Fat Quarter Shop
Bright colors light up this sky of sizzling stars! Simple and satisfying, this tablerunner leaves ample time to enjoy your summer. Perfect companion for your Dixie Fat Eighth bundle!
Finished size: 25" x 56 1/2"
This item was created specifically for this Sew Sampler box and is not available for purchase.

Quilt Block Needle Case
Moda Fabrics
Keep all your needles safe and secure in one stylish place.

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 Sugar Plum!

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.

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 July box?  Comment below to let us know, and be sure to share your box reveals with us by using #SewSampler.

Holiday Wishes Quilt Along: Week 4 with FREE Bonus Pattern!

It's the 4th and final week of our month-long celebration of Holiday Wishes, the beautiful and inspiring book by Sherri Falls. This new book contains twelve cozy Christmas projects that can easily be adapted to different holidays, and we've loved seeing what our participating quilter bloggers have made with the help of Sherri's magical, holiday-themed book!

In this final installment of the Holiday Wishes Quilt Along we have a special treat! Sherri Falls, author and super talented quilter/designer, is joining us and is sharing a project of her own. Even better, we're offering a FREE downloadable BONUS PATTERN to help you make her precious project. Keep reading to see what she's created!


Week 1 post
Week 2 post
Week 3 post
Week 4 - that's today!

Quilting is the Gift That Keeps on Giving - for Generations!
Not only can you enjoy our Gingham Stars Quilt Kit  - the resulting quilt will be treasured for generations. Celebrate the holidays and your quilty passion! 


We're super excited to wrap up our special event with seven more Holiday Wishes projects! We offer big thanks to this week's bloggers for joining in the fun - they're helping to make our future holidays bright! Use the links to click over to each blog and see their version of the project they decided to make!
Taunja from Carried Away Quilting
Midnight Clear mini
(adapted from the quilt on page 62)
Halloween Throw Pillow made from Midnight Clear Block
(page 62)

Anorina from Samelia's Mum
Comfort and Joy mini
(page 36)
Greg from Grey Dogwood
Halloween Gingham Stars
(adapted from the quilt on page 6)

Seema from Hooks, Needles & Brushes
Let it Snow Block
(adapted from quilt on page 42)

Sherri Falls from This & That Pattern Company
Snowman Placemat adapted from the Snow Happens Tree Skirt on page 50
FREE Snowman Placemat - Download HERE 

Thanks so much for joining us for the Holiday Wishes Quilt Along. Order your copy of Holiday Wishes today and get ready to brighten your holidays!  Be sure to use the #HolidayWishes hashtag if you share your projects on Instagram!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Celebrating 100K on Facebook with Exclusive Sales and a Knock-Your-Socks-Off Giveaway!

Thank you all for reading the Jolly Jabber and for being part of our Fat Quarter Shop community. We're so glad you're here, and would love for you to join us on Facebook, too, if you haven't already! This week we're celebrating our 100,000 page likes with daily Facebook-only exclusive sales and a mega giveaway!

Exclusive Sales!

Our Facebook fans will be treated to a fab, fun, Facebook-only Flash Sales Monday through Friday of this week. Every day at 8 a.m. CST we will post specials exclusive only to our Facebook audience. Items will include select fabric, precuts, notions and more - up to 90% off! If that isn't enough to get you excited, how about the chance to win an Aurifil Full Selection Thread Case valued at nearly $800 dollars?

Yep, that's right! We're giving away a Aurifil Full Selection Thread Case! This gorgeous, amazing, swoon-worthy collection of 270 spools (220 yards/spool) of 50wt. Cotton Thread includes 234 solid spools and 36 variegated spools. The case has SIX pull-out drawers with slots for each spool of thread. It's a quilter and sewist's dream!

But wait - there's more. Really!  We're also giving away three $100 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Cards, to treat three of our customers to some quilty retail therapy and creative fun at our Fat Quarter Shop online store 
How to enter: Simply go to our Facebook page, like our page if you haven't already, and leave a comment on THIS POST, which is pinned to the top of our page. In your comment, tag five Facebook friends that you'd like to share this great FQS news with.  The giveaway ends Monday, August 1, 2016 at 8 a.m. CST. No purchase is necessary - one entry per person, please. The four winners will be chosen at random, and will be notified in a comment on the giveaway post no later than 8/3/16. Good luck!*

*If, by chance, you don't have a Facebook account, you might consider signing up for one. We happen to think the chance at the Aurifil Full Selection Thread Case is worth the few minutes it would take to sign up, don't you?!  If not, stay tuned here on the Jolly Jabber for more giveaway fun!

Thank you!

We appreciate you, Quilting Friends and valued customers.  We hope you enjoy this week of super sales and giveaways galore!

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along - Week 11: Pinwheel Block!

Welcome to Week 11 of our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along,
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 Pinwheel Block, which is found in the third 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 Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting is sharing her version of the Pinwheel 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 12 - the Basket Block!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Fresh Finds from Fat Quarter Shop!

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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

2-Day Summer Bundle Madness Sale - on now!

We're heating up your summer with a super cool sale:
our 2-Day Summer Bundle Madness Sale!

Sure, we like picnics, camping, and playing in the pool as much as the next quilter, but "summer fun" just wouldn't be complete without some luscious fabric bundles. The sight of a beautifully wrapped fabric bundle makes our hearts go pitter pat, and we know yours does too, so dive into our Bundle Sale and drink in the quilty possibilities!

All of our Fat Quarter, Fat Eighth, Half Yard, and One Yard bundles are on sale! 
The sale runs now through 11:59 p.m. CST tomorrow, July 21, 2016 - so shop now!
(No discount code needed  - the sale prices will be reflected in your cart)

Super fun, right? This is a great time to nab the bundle you've had your eye on for months or to snatch up that brand new bundle you spied on our What's New page.

We hope you have some good old fashioned and quilty fun shopping for your next great quilting project at our 2-Day Summer Bundle Madness Sale!