Button Lovers’ Club: Mint!

What better color to take us into spring than refreshing, lively MINT! April’s Button Lover’s Club
box contains 86 hand-dyed buttons in a variety of sizes and styles to bring your project to life! 
Pat Sloan has created this darling One Ringy Dingy! pattern to showcase these fun buttons
and it’s ready and waiting for you to download for FREE!
Head over to Pat’s blog for more photos and details on how to whip up this cute design!
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Morning Glory Sew Along

What better way to kick off a new week than with a fun new sew along?! Do you recall all of the eye-catching new pattern releases from It’s Sew Emma? Today, we’re letting our creative juices flow and stitching up the Morning Glory quilt!
We played up the details of this quilt with Pat Sloan’s Sunday Drive collection! These small prints mixed with the fun florals were perfect for the Morning Glory pattern, and the text prints add such a different element!
We added the pattern and all of the fabric that you need to make a quilt just like ours in the handy Morning Glory Quilt Kit! We even have a separate backing set available to complete your quilt!
This quilt pattern is sew much fun, that some of our quilty friends wanted to sew along with us, using a mixture of Sunday Drive and Sunday Drive Batiks, which brings a whole new world of possibilities to this pattern!
The woman behind the beautiful Sunday Drive collection herself – Pat Sloan!
Isn’t this fun?! Pat is hosting a contest to pick the border or her quilt – and it includes a fun giveaway! You won’t want to miss out!
Sinta from Pink Pincushion
Vickie from Spun Sugar Quilts
Melanie from Mostly Crafty
Jane from Quilt Jane
Have these fun projects inspired you to start your very own Morning Glory quilt?! We love seeing your photos on social media, so be sure to tag @FatQuarterShop on Instagram and Facebook and hashtag #morninggloryquilt #itssewemma
If you’re looking for more tips, tricks and tutorials, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel! We post tons of unique videos – some even have special guests! 

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February Button Lovers’ Club: Cornflower

February’s Button Lovers’ Club features a stunning shade of blue: cornflower! If you’re not already a member of the club, don’t worry! There’s still time to sign up! Each month, you’ll be delivered a variety of 86 hand-dyed buttons! No matter what you are creating you’ll always have the perfect button embellishment to bring your piece together.
Pat Sloan has created a beautiful flower tablerunner to perfectly display these beauties! Download the free pattern now!
Want to make yours just like Pat’s? She used a box of our February Button Lovers’ Club buttons, Aurifloss, her Sunday Drive collection and Bella Solids from Moda.
Are you ready to get started? Head over to Pat’s blog for a step-by-step tutorial! We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us on social media with the hashtag #buttonloversclub.

If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!

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    Sew New from It’s Sew Emma

    Are you itching for some darling new inspiration? We have some great news for you! It’s Sew Emma brings you four precious patterns to keep your sewing machine busy! Little P patterns are beginner friendly, and use one of our most-loved pre cuts: fat quarters! You can find all of these patterns here!
    The Melon Blossom pattern is a brand new finishes 39.5″ x 39.5″ in size! This charming Quilt Kit features the eye-catching Sweet Marion fabric collection by April Rosenthal for Moda!
    The Around the Block quilt pattern features the adorable, Christmas-themed collection Sugar Plum Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda fabric.  The Around the Block Quilt Kit finishes at 34.5″ x 34.5″!
    This new Little P pattern, Confetti Star, finishes at size 33.5″ x 33.5″. The pre made Quilt Kit includes the sweet collection, Guernsey, by Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda.
    Coney Island by Fig Tree Quilts is featured in the new Floret quilt pattern.  The fabric included in the Quilt Kit result in a stunning 42.5″ x 42.5″ finished product.
    These are just four of the brand new, fun things to come from It’s Sew Emma in 2017! Be on the look out for even more new quilt patterns!
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    Applique All Day Series: #6 – Full House

    We’re sad to say that this is the last block in our Applique All Day Series with Anne Sutton from Bunny Hill Designs! We have had so much fun over these past few months! Let’s take a look at the blocks we’ve made this far…

            
    Today’s block, designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by Anne Sutton, is titled Full House!

    Ready to start appliqueing? If you haven’t, download the free pattern here! Don’t forget to check out the new Applique Basics Kit, and stock up on our latest obsession – Aurifil 80 wt!

    Be sure to share your Full House block with us on social media so that we can admire your work! #appliqueallday We love sharing all of your projects on our pages!

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    Button Lovers’ Club: Scarlet + a FREE Festive Pattern!

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    This month’s Button Lovers’ Club features beautiful, hand-dyed buttons in a Scarlet hue, in so many shapes and sizes! What does this month’s color remind you of? We can’t help but picture drinking warm apple cider by a brightly lit fire! Have you signed up to get your monthly button delivery?
    Pat Sloan has an adorable template to showcase these buttons, and we can’t wait to get started! This Peppermint Patty design will be the perfect addition to your homes’ winter decor! All of your friends will be wanting one, too!


    Peppermint Patty

    Download the free pattern here and head to Pat Sloan’s blog for step-by-step directions! This template uses the Dresden Pie Ruler!

     Pat used the beautiful red Hometown Girl Batiks Rainbow-Cherry Circle Stamp, and our favorite new Aurifil 80wt to applique those darling holly leaves!

    This free template is so much fun and will bring so much holiday cheer into your home. What fabric will you select to make this a completely custom design? We can’t wait to see your finished project!
    If you aren’t already a member, sign up for the Button Lovers’ Club today. You won’t want to miss all of our free patterns and fun ideas!
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    FQS Big Blocks from the My Secret Garden Sew Along: Flamingo Gardens, Florida

    We hope you’re enjoying the My Secret Garden Sew Along that Pat Sloan is hosting as much as we are! These blocks are big, beautiful, and sew fun to stitch together.  It’s going to make a great lap when all the blocks are sew together!
     
    This is the 9th block in the series, and the block design was inspired by the Flamingo Gardens in Florida.  Let’s see what our Sew Along-ers stitched up, shall we? Let’s start with Kimberly!  
     
     
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    Kimberly’s block was made using the Calico Days fabric collection by Lori Holt
     
     
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     Codi made her block – and this month’s bonus block – using
    the Hometown Girl Prints fabric collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics
     
     
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    Deborah made her block using the Flow collection by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
      
     
    Inspired by all this garden goodness? It’s not too late to join in the fun!  Pick out some fabric and start stitching! We share our Secret Garden Blocks monthly, so be sure to subscribe to the blog so you can follow along.  If you’re also sewing along, we hope you’ll share your blocks with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

    Happy Quilting!

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    FQS Big Blocks from the My Secret Garden Sew Along: Butchart Gardens, Canada

    We hope you’re enjoying the My Secret Garden Sew Along that Pat Sloan is hosting as much as we are! These blocks are big, beautiful, and sew fun to stitch together.  We love learning a bit about each of the locations Pat is highlighting, so thanks for taking us on a virtual trip, Pat! 
     
    This is the 8th block in the series, and the block design was inspired by the Butchart Gardens in Canada.  Let’s see what our Sew Along-ers stitched up, shall we? Let’s start with Kimberly!  
     
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    Kimberly’s block was made using the Calico Days fabric line by Lori Holt
     
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    Codi made her block using the Hometown Girl Prints fabric line by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics
      
    http://www.fatquartershop.com/moda-fabric/flow-zen-chic-moda-fabricsDeborah made her block using the Flow line by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
     
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    Nova made her block using Bread n’ Butter by American Jane for Moda Fabrics
      
     
    Inspired by all this garden goodness? It’s not too late to join in the fun! Pick out some fabric and start stitching!
     
    We share our Secret Garden Blocks monthly, so be sure to subscribe to the blog so you can follow along.  If you’re also sewing along, we hope you’ll share your blocks with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

    Happy Quilting!

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    FQS Big Blocks from the My Secret Garden Sew Along: Oatlands, Virginia

    We hope you’re enjoying the My Secret Garden Sew Along that Pat Sloan is hosting as much as we are! These blocks are big, beautiful, and sew fun to stitch together.  We love learning a bit about each of the locations Pat is highlighting, so thanks for taking us on a virtual trip, Pat! 
     
    This is the 7th block in the series, and the block design was inspired by the Oatlands Plantation in Virginia.  Let’s see what our Sew Along-ers stitched up, shall we? Let’s start with super quilter, Kimberly!  
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    Kimberly’s block was made using the Calico Days fabric line by Lori Holt.
     
     
     
    Codi made her block using the Hometown Girl Prints fabric line by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics.
     
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    Deborah made her block using the Flow line by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics.
      
    BONUS BLOCK!
     
    This month Pat has surprised everyone by including a bonus block. It’s a reimagined block #1.  Here is Codi’s bonus block in Pat’s Hometown Girl fabrics. It’s sew fun!
     
     
     
     
    Inspired by all this garden goodness? It’s not too late to join in the fun! Pick out some fabric and start stitching!
     
    We share our Secret Garden Blocks monthly, so be sure to subscribe to the blog so you can follow along.  If you’re also sewing along, we hope you’ll share your blocks with us via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

    Happy Quilting!

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    Button Lovers’ Club Bonus: Simple Zipper Bag!

     
     
     

    Hello, everyone! We’re back with another fun project you can make with your buttons from the Button Lovers’ Monthly Club!  This darling bee applique was designed by Pat Sloan, and Kimberly combined a Simple Zipper Bag with some applique and the yellow buttons from July’s Button Lovers’ Monthly Club box to make her bee bag.  SEW cute!  Bee sure to check out Pat’s version of the bag, too!  She made it with some of her Hometown Girl Fabrics!

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    Is your quilter’s heart buzzing with excitement over this darling bee bag? Great! Then download our FREE template, get your July buttons, and start stitching. What’s that? Not a member of the club yet?

     
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     To make the Appliqued Bee Bag:

    1. Sew yourself a Simple Zipper Bag, after watching our Simple Zipper Bag video.
    2. Using the FREE Bee Template designed by Pat Sloan, trace the bee and scallop on your fabric. Templates are actual size and do not include a 1/4″ seam allowance.
    3. Assemble the bee on the scallop, using your favorite applique method.
    4. To add the antennae, use the template. Use three strands of embroidery floss and a backstitch.
    5. Applique the bee and scallop to your finished bag, using your favorite applique method.
    6. Add your fabulous buttons to the bee applique!

    Take a peek at Pat’s version of the bag. It’s nearly as sweet as honey!

     
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    We hope you love this bee-yootiful Appliqued Bee Bag as much as we do. Happy Sewing!


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