In Stitches with Fat Quarter Shop: Sugar Coated Dreams

Hold on to your seats, because we have a FUN, new Fat Quarter Shop exclusive series with our friends at Bernina! This six-part series titled, In Stitches, will bring you a new pillow design each month!

This month’s pillow is called Sugar Coated Dreams and features the darling and dainty collection Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics! We selected a pretty Aurifil pink color 2415 for a pop of color and to showcase the precise stitches from our BERNINA 770 QE!

Ready to make your own?! Head on over to WeAllSew for step-by-step instructions and a chance to enter a fun giveaway!


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Bernina Holiday Giveaway WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!

It’s been such a fun two weeks! We have loved seeing all of your projects, meeting all of you and your friends, and reading all of your amazing personal stories! We love the quilting community so much and we love that all of you are a part of it!

…and now the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We wish that we could give a Bernina to all of you, but the results are in, and our randomly picked winner is….

Congratulations! We can’t wait to see all of the cute things you cook up on your new machine!
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Shortcut Quilt: Jelly Roll Twist

Today, we have a fun shortcut quilt tutorial for all skill levels! Jolly Roll Twist, our free pattern, features a modern layout mixed with the classic prints and colors of Hop, Skip, and a Jump! fabric by American Jane for Moda!
All you need for this quilt is the Jelly Roll Twist Quilt Kit or your favorite Jelly Roll! We also used our go-to Aurifil 2000, our favorite Creative Grids Ruler, and our trusty Alphabitties to make this quilt a cinch!
Are you ready to get started? First, we selected our favorite 34 prints from the Hop, Skip, and a Jump! Jelly Roll, and stitched them together!
After pressing and cutting the Jelly Roll strips, we aligned them with the solid block squares!
Next, we lined up the long strips, short strips, and solid blocks!
Viola! 42 blocks later, you have this eye-catching quilt that is perfect for a gift (or to keep for yourself! We won’t share your secret!)
Ready for all of the in between steps? Download your free pattern and get started now! We’ll walk through the Jelly Roll Twist quilt with you every step of the way! 
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Bernina Holiday Giveaway

If you follow our social media, you might have spotted a little sneak peek last week when we posted this photo on our Instagram. Or if you were closely following, you may have seen this exciting announcement on the Bernina blog!
Well – we have not one, but TWO surprises for you! Kimberly is now a Bernina Ambassador and is thrilled to represent such a trusted and dependable company! To celebrate this new partnership, we’re giving away a beautiful Bernina 330 machine, a $1,399 value! Merry (early) Christmas!!!
Check out some of the awesome features on the machine!

There are six ways to enter to win this beauty!!

1. What is your dream Bernina machine? Comment on this blog post with your answer!
2. Choose a holiday sewing project and share a photo with the hashtag #winabernina on Instagram and Facebook, and be sure to tag @fatquartershop and @berninausa.
3. Repost our Instagram photo showcasing our Bernina giveaway.
4. Tag three friends in our Instagram post showcasing our Bernina giveaway.
5. Share our Bernina YouTube video on your Facebook wall.
6. Re-pin our Bernina photo on Pinterest.
Each action will serve as one entry to the contest. To break it down – the more you participate, the more likely you are to win!! The contest will run through December 14, 2016, so enter now for your chance to win!

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Inside the Cover Sneak Peek: Teach Me to Machine Quilt

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been taking over the Bernina Instagram account for the past two days! We have a few tricks up our sleeves in the upcoming months, so be sure to follow us on social media!

With all of this excitement, what better time than Kimberly’s new ambassador status with Bernina to jump on the book tour for Pat Sloan’s new book: Teach Me to Machine Quilt!?

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just getting into the quilting game, this book is sure to give you some tips and tricks to make your machine quilting as smooth as can be! 

In addition to the information packed inside this book, there are also some gorgeous patterns and projects! See for yourself!
Quilting tips plus project inspiration?! We’re sold! Pat Sloan’s projects are always so much fun, and she holds your hand along the way so you really feel like you’re in it together!  Head over to Pat’s blog for a sweet little giveaway, and buy your copy of Teach Me to Machine Quilt today! (Hint hint, so many gift ideas!)
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Fall Quilt Market 2016: Kimberly’s Favorite Finds

The holidays are just around the corner, can you believe it?! With all of the new stuff that has been popping up on the Fat Quarter Shop New Arrivals section, you may not know just what new additions you need for your crafting room! Kimberly to the rescue! Check out this video highlighting her 15 favorite items from Fall Quilt Market 2016, and look below for the shop-able links!

  1. Binding Butler by The Buddy and Company
  2. Sugar Plum Christmas by Anne Sutton for Moda
  3.  Buttons by Just Another Button Company
  4. It’s Sew Emma Dutch Tulips Quilt
  5. Quilter’s Patch Thread by Aurifil (coming soon) and Quilt by Laundry Basket Quilts
  6. Bee Basics by Lori Holt for Riley Blake
  7. Aurifil Colors of Moda Book
  8. Coney Island by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda
  9. Sugar Pie by Lella Boutique for Moda
  10.  Happy Flower Quilts book by Lecien
  11.  Impressions Template by It’s Sew Emma
  12. Sew Kind of Wonderful by Contemporary Quilt Designs
  13. Art Gallery Charleston by Amy Sinibaldi
  14. Kimberbell Basics
  15.  Cotton + Steel Bernina

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