Time to catch up on a few of the latest fun finds at Fat Quarter Shop. It reminds us of opening a fresh box of chocolates: delicious new fabric collections, tempting notions to try, and product surprises to make your sewing and quilting easier. Let’s dig in!
Flea Market by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs
We were bowled over by the variety in this gorgeous new fabric collection. It really is like browsing through the tables of a vibrant flea market. There are fabulous florals from dainty daisies to climbing roses; petite geometrics, like polka dots, plaids, and basket weaves; even two unique Appliqué Panel Prints. They’re all done in warm vintage colors, such as butterscotch yellow, clover green, and song bird blue. Fat Quarter Shop offers the complete selection of yardage as well as as pre-cut bundles, quilt kits, and enamel charms. Click for the full Flea Market selection.
What’s a key to perfect quilt blocks every time? Foundation papers! Fat Quarter Shop has one of the widest varieties of the most popular styles we’ve come across online. And, they keep adding new sizes and options. We took a look at the FQS exclusive Flying Geese pads in four different sizes. You can buy the individual sizes or the entire set. The Square in a Square is another exclusive from FQS in 4”, 3” and 2” finished sizes — again, buy them as a single pad or a set. Finally, check out the unique Sparkle Star Quilt Block Foundation Paper by Lori Holt, one of the most fun foundation quilt blocks yet. This beginner-friendly pad gives simple measurements and cutting directions to achieve impressive, point-perfect blocks, no matter which fabrics you use. Choose from finished 6” squares or 12” squares.
Magnetic Needle Case
We seem to be forever searching for a hand needle – usually in the middle of a project when there’s no time to search. These new needle cases are a great solution: a magnetic layer on the inside securely holds your needles in place, then the sturdy plastic outer case snaps tight when not in use. Perfect for at home or on-the-go. And, a great gift idea for all your sewing pals. There are three cute sayings and colors: Navy Stay Sharp, Pink Needle Little Love, and Teal Get To The Point.
Mini Duckbill Scissors
If you’re a S4H regular, you know we have a fondness for appliqué. Duckbill scissors with their classic wedge-and-point ends are the best way to handle this kind of close cutting. The mini 4” set by The Gypsy Quilter is a great size not only for appliqué but also for grading seams in tight spaces. The high quality steel blades are rust and corrosion resistant, and the deep purple color makes the small scissors easy to spot in your sewing basket.