Thursday, April 30, 2020

Sew Sampler Box - April

Hello! I'm sew excited to share the April Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop! April's Theme is You're invited!!! This month, Sew Sampler Members received the latest fabric collection, At Home by Bonnie & Camille plus an exclusive pattern for the Garden Gala quilt! Don't forget to check out the AMAZING coupon booklet because the first Sew Sampler Box was April 2016 so the coupons are extra special for birthday month!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabrics and Supplies

Let's chat more about my favorite aqua box of quilty goodies that I receive each month!

April Sew Sampler Box-click on links to below to purchase products at Fat Quarter Shop

At Home Jolly Bar plus Exclusive Garden Gala Quilt Pattern

I was sooooo excited to receive the At Home Jolly Bar designed by Bonnie & Camille  for Moda Fabrics. A Jolly Bar is a Moda precut exclusive to Fat Quarter Shop and contains (42) 5 "x 10" rectangles. I especially love this Jolly Bar as it contains BOTH color ways for the At Home Collection. The Garden Gala Quilt is a must make pattern! I absolutely looooove it! 

The Garden Gala finishing kit is available HERE.

Here is a peek of a Jolly Bar Project I'm sewing with At Home (the pink fabric is from a different Bonnie & Camille collection)

Another Jolly Bar bonus is that Fat Quarter Shop includes a free pattern (see below) with each Jolly Bar so you also receive the included Jolly Bar Quilt pattern too - it's rolled right up in the fabric! 



The Scallop & Waves Quilting Template is brand new at Fat Quarter Shop. The template is made of thick acrylic plastic so you can trace with your favorite marking pen onto your quilting project and stitch on the marked lines for perfect scallops and waves. Click on the picture above to see all the designs larger.

Alphabitties are a must for me! I use them when assembling quilt blocks AND when sewing my quilt rows together! Alphabitties keep me organized and help me know, which piece I need to sew next! The expansion pack is needed as so many patterns have numbers 10-19 and double alphabet letters (Lori Holt large patterns). 

I'm excited to try the Posey Handmade Beeswax Thread Conditioner for cross stitching! Hopefully no more floss tangles ;). It would also be great for paper piecing and hand stitching binding.  PS - it smells like honey!

Each month, Sew Sampler Members receive a block pattern for the current Sew Sampler Mystery Quilt. This year- Greatest Hits Album features Moda Bella Solids and will be a large 70.5" x 90.5" sampler quilt! You can find Track #1 (pattern), Quilt Kit, and Thread Set available at Fat Quarter Shop! Purchase the Quilt Kit and you will be ready each month to sew your Greatest Hits block! I'm still thinking if I want to make my quilt with the Moda Bella Solids OR a different collection OR scrappy from my stash.

Want to join the Sew Sampler Box Membership -

Don't forget to sign up for the Sew Sampler Box wait list (here) * - each box is a wonderful surprise plus an awesome value! 

*The Sew Sampler Box Membership is full, but don't worry - you can sign up for the waitlist AND most of the items in this month's box are available at Fat Quarter Shop - links above.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff  and here on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 


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  1. Hello, due to a move I had to cancel my sampler boxes. Today I pulled out the April 2020 box to begin working on the enclosed quilt project. 1. The fabrics did not quite match the photo in the pattern. That was okay, thankfully there were extras, I just substituted similar values. 2. The pattern has some misprints. I am able to figure it out, but it is very frustrating.

    1. Hi Dianna.

      So sorry that there was difficulty with the pattern. I would recommend sharing the pattern misprints and feedback with Fat Quarter Shop. I haven't actually made the quilt yet. I used my Jolly Bar for the Jolly Bar Row Along Quilt.

      I'm glad you were able to finish the quilt!


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