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Made From Fat Quarterly


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Made by pippaspatch http://instagram.com/pippaspatch

The pattern is “Friendship Circle Bag” by Sara Lawson and can be found in Issue 16 – Scraps.




Made by canadianabroad – http://instagram.com/p/lacns5TMmn/

The pattern is Portholes and was taught by Lu Summers at the 2012 and 2013 Fat Quarterly Retreats.





Made by scrappyblossoms – http://instagram.com/p/kLz4x-xyio/

The placemat is an adaptation of the pattern “Wedge Wave” by Katy Jones and can be found in The Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop for Quilters.


By |March 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Modern Madness 2014 – First Round Region 1

Right time to kick off the voting!

You might have noticed this time round that we have more than the usual 64 fabric lines. This is because we just couldn’t choose so why limit our options??!! Instead we will vote until we have 9 fabric lines remaining in each region. We will then pair up the 18 fabrics and knock them down to 9 in total. The fabric which scored the least votes in the previous round will be knocked out and the remaining 8 will continue on to the quarter finals.

For those of you who are interested in how we paired up the fabric lines, we used a random integer generator and the list which appeared on our blog.

You can download the brackets here.

So without further ado here are our Region 1 contenders:

Decoro 2013 by Echino for Kokka
Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
Piper for Dear Stella
Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics
Constellations by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
Merry Little Christmas from Riley Blake Fabrics
Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics
Stile Collection from Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics
Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Raaga for Monaluna Fabrics
Sierra by Bren Talavera for Robert Kaufman
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Ipanema by Dennis Bennett for Birch Fabrics
Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics
Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
Ride by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics
Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka
Lucky Girl by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit Fabrics
Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda
Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Bridgette Lane by Valori Wells for Freespirit Fabrics
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
World Tour by David Butler for Freespirit Fabrics
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Field Day by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda

If you have never heard of the line or just need a quick refreshment of all the prints, just click on the link to view more Information on each line.

Voting is open until Friday 21 March.

By |March 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Modern Madness 2014

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So it’s that time of year again when the US is gripped by March Madness fever and we celebrate our own tournament, fabric style, here on the Fat Quarterly blog.

We’ve been putting our heads together to come up with a list of potential fabric lines to compete in this year’s tournament and have come up with the list below.

But before we kick off the competition we want to hear from you. Is there any line out there that tickled your fancy in 2013 that hasn’t made the list? Let us know as soon as possible and we can squeeze it onto the list before we get started!

1. Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda
2. Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
3. Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin for Moda
4. Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda
5. Flats by Angela Yosten for Moda
6. Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics
7. Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda
8. Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
9. Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
10. Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
11. Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda
12. Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda
13. 2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda
14. Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
15. PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda
16. Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda
17. Cameo by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics
18. Sierra by Bren Talavera for Robert Kaufman
19. Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
20. Wildflower Wood by Lynette Anderson Lecien
21. Bark and Branch by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics
22. Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
23. Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
24. Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
25. Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
26. Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics
27. Just my type by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics
28. Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
29. Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
30. Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka
31. Decoro 2013 by Echino for Kokka
32. Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
33. Field Day by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics
34. Sardinia By Jessica Swift for Blend Fabrics
35. Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
36. Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics
37. Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics
38. Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
39. Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
40. Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
41. Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
42. Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
43. Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
44. World Tour by David Butler for Freespirit Fabrics
45. Florence by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit Fabrics
46. Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics
47. Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
48. Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics
49. Lucky Girl by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit Fabrics
50. Bridgette Lane by Valori Wells for Freespirit Fabrics
51. Merry Little Christmas from Riley Blake Fabrics
52. Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics
53. Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
54. Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
55. Ride by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics
56. Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
57. Pam Kitty Picnic by Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse Dry Goods
58. Henna by Beth Studley for Makower Fabrics
59. Stile Collection from Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics
60. Elk Grove by Jay-Cyn for Birch Fabrics
61. Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
62. Ipanema by Dennis Bennett for Birch Fabrics
63. Free Range by Monaluna Fabrics
64. Raaga for Monaluna Fabrics

*****

Edited to add:

65. Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics
66. Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics
67. First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita for Lecien
68. Constellations by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
69. Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
70. Piper for Dear Stella
71. Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
72. The Fall Collective 2013 by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics

Fabric Worm Coupon Issue 16



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By |February 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fat Quarter Shop Coupon Issue 16

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20% off purchase

Coupon Code: fatquarterly42

Expiry: 31 March 2014

By |February 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Issue 16 – Scraps

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Issue 16 is out now!!! You can purchase your copy here.

Subscribers:- You will find links to the pdf and flipbook Versions of issue 16 when you Login to our Website.

Happy Sewing!!

By |January 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Job Advertisement – Quilters’ Guild

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Job Advertisement

The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles Project Manager, part-­?time 22.5 hours per week
£23,000 per annum (pro rata)

Talking Quilts: Saving Quilters’ Stories is an exciting oral history project of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles, the national membership organisation for people involved in patchwork and quilting. The project is funded for three years by Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to record, preserve and share the stories of quiltmakers in the UK by engaging with volunteers.

We are seeking to appoint an energetic and committed project manager. Responsibilities include working with quilters and volunteers, Administration and financial management. Experience with oral history and digital recording and an interest in textiles preferred. The role is home-­?based and involves travel to The Quilters’ Guild offices in York for meetings and project administration and travel throughout the UK whilst working with volunteers.

Closing date: 5.00 pm on Thursday, 30 January 2014

Please visit www.quiltersguild.org.uk and follow the link for the
Talking Quilts project to read more about this exciting new role.

For further information contact: info@talkingquilts.org.uk

By |January 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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By |December 23rd, 2013|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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By |December 14th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kids Sewing – Christmas Tree

A quick project for you and your kids – just in case you have a spare afternoon in the busy lead up to Christmas!

This is a fabulous project for using up scraps and very child friendly as there is no need to measure at all. Just sew and trim.

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And yes we enjoy sewing in our pyjamas! Actually this was at about 7.30 am on a Sunday morning when Amelie woke me up as she was so excited about our sewing morning!

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Start by picking out strips of green fabric for your tree. Arrange them in a tree shape and choose strips of white fabric to sew to each side of each of the green strips.

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Sew each row and trim.

Sew the rows together. Trim and sew white strips to the top and bottom of the tree. Trim to your desired size. Use for placemats, a pillow cover, quilt blocks…!!

By |December 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|3 Comments