Welcome Fat Quarter Shop!

 

Today I’d like to give a big welcome to my newest blog sponsor, the Fat Quarter Shop! A few years ago when I started quilting and wanted to build up my fabric stash a bit, this was where I bought my fabric. I remember being so incredibly impressed with not only the fabric selection and speed of shipping but how pretty the fabric was packaged. Seriously, I can still picture that first package in my mind! :)

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. Kimberly (a quilter) began the shop as a side business on evenings and weekends while still working a corporate position outside the home. From the very beginning, she was committed to delivering top-notch service for every single order and customer. As the Fat Quarter Shop’s reputation grew, Kimberly decided to make it a full-time operation with the addition of her husband and, later, more staff. As a team, the Fat Quarter Shop continues to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more.

This is shaping up to be an exciting year at the Fat Quarter Shop. The 2013 Designer Mystery BOM (Block of the Month) is a stunning row quilt with blocks by 12 amazing Moda designers.

From June 2013 through May 2014, members will receive fabric and instructions for one block and finish with a fabulous quilt setting. This year, they are using the upcoming Avalon collection by the fabulous Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts, who has designed the equally fabulous and unique finishing kit. Fig Tree fans, do not miss out!! More info here and sign up before it’s full!

You can keep up the latest at the Fat Quarter Shop through your favorite social media platform:
Blog: www.fatquartershop.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/fatquartershop
Facebook: www.facebook.com/fatquartershop
Twitter: www.twitter.com/fatquartershop
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/fatquartershop.com

Thank you for joining in the fun here Kimberly and company! And thank you everyone for supporting my sponsors.

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun ~ A Giveaway

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

Last month I posted some pictures of Laurie Wisbrun‘s upcoming line, Roughing It (available in December).

I shared some piles of fabric I pulled from my stash…and used one of those to make my Triangle Brights quilt.

Triangle Brights

Now is your chance to win some of this fabric! Laurie and Robert Kaufman Fabrics were kind enough to send me an extra Fat Quarter Bundle for one of you. :) All you need to do to enter is leave a comment. What would you make with these? A gift for the holidays? Would you pair some fabrics from your stash or let them shine on their own?

I’ll pick a winner on the evening of Wednesday, October 31st. Halloween! Good luck everyone!

+++++++ Closing comments to pick a winner! +++++++

The winner is #127 Billie Gunther! Billie said “Love the trees,camper….. on the fabric. A great throw for camping would be most fitting!”

Thanks for commenting everyone and have a Happy Halloween! Stay safe out there!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

I just love designer Laurie Wisbrun’s fabrics. I remember drooling over her Etsy shop a few years ago, and then being so excited when she announced she was going to be designing fabric for Robert Kaufman, starting with Tufted Tweets. When she asked me if I wanted to play around with her upcoming line Roughing It, I immediately jumped on the opportunity!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

This adorable line is all about the outdoors – trees, campers (LOVE!), woodpeckers, tents, and a great stash-building dot print. I’ve decided to work with the fabric in 2 sets.

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

And have pulled some fabric from my stash. I can’t wait to cut into it!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

Roughing It will be available this December, but keep an eye out on my blog next month. I just may be giving away a Fat Quarter Set!

Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and Coupons

Today I’m happy to introduce you to another new blog sponsor, Pink Castle Fabrics. Pink Castle is an online fabric shop owned by Brenda Ratliff of Michigan. I first met Brenda last April at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

That’s her on the left, fun, right? :) I’ve seen pictures of Brenda’s fabric…let’s just say, she has a lot. I recently ordered some of October Afternoon’s new line, Seaside, from her shop and have been working on incorporating the fabrics into a cute patchwork pillow. (More later!)

Happy mail day! Seaside ... Purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics

She just got in the newest line from Heather Ross, Nursery Versery. LOVE the country mouse prints especially. This fabric is a light weight cotton/linen blend.

Many people have been filling their stashes with her Stash Stack Club. Each month you receive a stack of fabrics from one color, picked by Brenda and color expert Jeni of In Color Order.

Pink Castle Fabrics

If you have a bit of trouble selecting a good combination of fabrics for your projects, Brenda also has custom fabric bundles.

And I definitely must mention the amazing sale section! I’m talking Flea Market Fancy, Summersville, Heather Ross prints, good current stuff!

Brenda is offering some additional discounts to her “Sale” section as well, with the below coupon codes, good through August 5th:

15% off $50 or more – SALE50
20% off 100 or more – SALE100
25% off 150 or more – SALE150
30% off 200 or more – SALE200

You can also find patterns, color cards, floss and thread.

Brenda is very active on social media – you can keep up with her on her blog, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as justabitfrayed. She uses these venues to announce sales, so I highly recommend following her!

Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!