Tuesday, October 23, 2012

NEW Patterns from Linen Closet Designs...

NEW Patterns from Linen Closet Designs...

Carter's Quilt...

A very special NEW fabric collection arrived at the shop recently :) From Riley Blake Designs, designed by the RBD Designers, the collection is ‘Pieces of Hope’. When dear friend and longtime Fat Quarters Quilt Shop employee Debbie Spackman found out about ‘Pieces of Hope’ she asked to make the quilt sample for the shop to help sell the fabric… You cannot help but fall in love with Carter and ‘Carter’s Quilt’…

Debbie’s quilt label reads: “My name is Carter Wray. I am 6 years old. My Grandma Debbie works here at Fat Quarters. I have autism. Did you know autism affects 1 in 70 boys? Riley Blake Designs has teamed up with “Autism Speaks”, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to funding autism research. Riley Blake will donate a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of this fabric to “Autism Speaks”.

From the Riley Blake web site: “Autism affects 1 in 110 children and 1 in 70 boys–a 600 percent increase in prevalence over the past two decades. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Riley Blake Designs is excited to team up with Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism. Autism Speaks also stresses the importance of recognizing the early signs of autism and seeking early intervention services. The most important thing you can do as a parent or caregiver is to learn the early signs of autism. Early intervention can make a lifetime of difference.
Pieces of Hope was inspired by a child with autism, whose family are employees of Riley Blake Designs. Autism Speaks and Riley Blake Designs thank you for your support, which provides hope for all those affected by autism. To help increase autism awareness and fund more research to help find a cure, Riley Blake Designs will donate a significant portion to Autism Speaks from the sales of this exciting new fabric collection, Pieces of Hope.”

Fat Quarters Quilt Shop was delighted to purchase this line, and hope that you enjoy it as well. We now have kits available for Carter’s Quilt! Finished size 72”x82” Price $97.00 and includes the pattern :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

‘Hanky Panky’ at Fat Quarters Quilt Shop...

‘Hanky Panky’ at Fat Quarters Quilt Shop?!?!. That's right, arrived today from Robert Kaufman Fabrics... The oh-so very cute fabric panel-print from the fabric collection ‘Hanky Panky’ designed by Darlene Zimmerman is here :) This 1930's reproduction fabric is so much fun :) We have the entire fabric collection at the shop… This is a reorder of the panel, sew get it while you can ;-)  The panel is a 2/3 yard repeat & is $7.06 per panel.

Nantucket Patchwork

Just arrived (again)... From Robert Kaufman Fabrics, I know you are going to like 'Nantucket Patchwork'! 'Nantucket Patchwork' is 100% cotton, 43” wide, regular weight (4.2oz), high quality quilt fabric – What is so unique about 'Nantucket Patchwork' is that the patches you see are sewn together. THIS IS NOT PRINTED FABRIC. The finished size of each pieced patch is about 3 1/4" square. We had this fabric in the shop in May and then again in August, and we sold out both times quickly, so – get yours soooon ;-) $10.99 per yard. See YOU at the shop :) 

The FQQS News... Volume 1, Issue 1 :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

NEW Cheri's Picks !!!

Your Gonna Want These... NEW Cheri's Picks !!!
It doesn't happen everyday, but when it does we have to be ready... Cheri was in the shop the other day, and here is a fat quarter bundle of the fabrics she chose... 12 fat quarters for $36.00. You know you'll want these when the next original Cheri Payne quilt is hanging at the shop :)


Monday's Best Class with Julie... always a PARTY with Julie!You know YOU want to be there! This oh, so, stinkin' cute 'Gobble Gobble' quilt, designed by Cheri Payne, will be taught by Julie this NEXT Monday evening from 6-9 pm! Don't miss
 out on all of the FUN, sign-up TODAY!!!
Here are the details YOU need to know...
Julie is the Instructor (Sew, you know it's gonna be lots-o-fun!)
NEXT Monday October 15th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Class Fee $12.00
Kits available for $17.50 (Hurry, only one left)
Finished quilt size about 22" by 22"
Call the shop at 760-758-8308 (or better yet, just stop by) to sign-up! Shhhh .... special after hours sales too, just for YOU!!!

Saturday's Sit 'n Sew with Diane & Tawny...

Saturday's class room was packed with people, food, fun & prizes... Our monthly Sit 'n Sew class with Tawny and Diane is getting so popular they now also have a weekly mini Sit 'n Sew class every Monday afternoon from 2:00pm 'til 5:00pm. So if it's monthly of weekly, why not join us and Sit and Sew ;-)

Susan's homemade bread... Mmmmmmmm ;-)

Brooklyn was sew much help yesterday...

One of our adorable young quilters and daughter of Fat Quarters Quilt Shop employee Beth, Brooklyn was helping out at the cutting table yesterday. Thanks for all your help Brooklyn :)

Brooklyn is ready to help her mother Beth at the
cutting table...

To calculate the amount of fabric you need for your border is easy.
You just..

See, all done ;-)

Time for my break.... See YOU at the shop :)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Stuffed Pumpkin class was sew much fun :)

Yesterday’s Stuffed Pumpkins class with Julia was a smashing success (pun intended)... A great pumpkin time was had by all!!! And now that Julia has planted the seed (I’m stopping now)… 
we have decided to do it again :) 

A SECOND Stuffed Pumpkin class has been scheduled!!! Julia will teach you how to make these cute Stuffed Pumpkins on Thursday, October 18th also from 1:30pm to 5:00pm. The class fee $12. Sign-up soon, we know this second class will fill up too... You need to sign up in advance. Sew… Give us a call at 760-758-8308 ... 
Or we would love to see YOU at the shop ;-)

Thank you Julia for a great class :)

Thursday, October 4, 2012


This tiny masterpiece is currently being displayed in the shop... Pieced by our wonderful instructor Kathy Cooper, the pattern is ‘Sisters’ by Jo Morton. Naturally Kathy used Jo Morton fabrics from Andover. This is one of the many treasures Kathy can teach YOU how to make if you are part of our 
Jo's Little Women Club ;-)

NEW from Blackbird Designs...

Blackbird Designs Pattern Booklet - Summer's Last Rose - 3 Projects Third Installment in the Loose Feathers Program for 2012… 3 wonderful projects in 16 colorful pages... "A little simplicity is a welcome respite while we navigate our busy lives. This vintage sampler inspired some sweet projects perfect for the end of the long hot summer days. This booklet is the third installment of the Loose Feathers program for 2012." The three projects included are... a Sewing Box, the My Home-Pinkeep & Faded Rose-Thread Basket :) pattern price $16.00

Did you know that we carry many of the wonderful patterns of Chris Curby Anderson of Curby's Closet? These are patterns are soooooooo cute... Just one more reason we should see YOU at the shop ;-)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Here is a pic of one of the quilts hanging in the shop that has been pieced and quilted by a local San Diego County quilter... We have a lot of very talented people that help to make Fat Quarters Quilt Shop a home... This quilt is 'My Cute Little Mistake' by Tawny & Diane :) 

Andover Fabrics: IQSC Square in Square

Now at the shop... The absolutely beautiful fabric collection NEW from Andover Fabrics, Square in Square, designed by by Kathy Hall with Jo Morton for IQSC

You can find IQSC Square in Square in the Jo Room at the shop (where else;) and we will have it available on our shopping web site soonhttp://www.fqqs.biz/. Or give us a call toll free at 855-FQQS.BIZ or 760-758-8308… See YOU at the shop ;-)