February 2019 Sew Sampler

February 2019 Sew Sampler

February Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop

Tropical Oasis

Included in this month’s Sew Sampler box are 2 charm packs of Sun Print fabric by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. The colors are so vivid and perfectly tropical. What better pattern choice for this fabric than the included pattern, Mai-Tai.

Mai-Tai Quilt Pattern

The pattern features a small 6″ classic pineapple block. Background fabric was not included, so I decided to use the Black on Black cross weave from Moda fabrics and can be found at www.fatquartershop.com. I used this background in the Cookie Dough quilt and had plenty left over for this project.  The black fabric really makes the bright tropical colors pop.

Sew Sampler Pineapple

Pineapple Foundation Paper

Sew Sampler Pineapple BlockThe included foundation paper really makes this block simple and accurate.  Apparently, this paper was distributed to the Sew Sampler members before being made available to the public.  That is a huge advantage of a subscription!

Add a Quarter 6″ Plus Pink Ruler

The Add a Quarter ruler really makes trimming the block during the constructions process.

Alex Anderson’s 4-In-1 Essential Sewing Tool

The sewing tool is nice. I already had tools that I prefer, so I’m going to gift this to my granddaughter in a future quilty box gift.

Barn Block Recipe #11

Sew Sampler PineappleI was late to the party with the Sew Sampler subscription.  I didn’t get in on the first 7 blocks, so I’m going to devise something using Blocks 9-12 at a later date.

Sew Sampler Finished 6″ Pineapple

January Sew Sampler Project

January 2019 Sew Sampler

January Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop

Included in this month’s sampler was the red Olfa’s Rotary Cutter, 40th Anniversary edition. It wasn’t even available in the stores yet.  After it debuted online in the stores a week or so later, it sold out within hours.  I was so glad to receive one in the monthly subscription box.

These subscription boxes are just awesome.  I wasn’t sure I would like spending money on the unknown, but so far, I am loving all of the projects and notions.

January Sew Sampler Project

January Sew Sampler

The little bird needle threader is so cute.  It has no wire, so it should last longer than the wire ones. Notepads are always welcome and this one has maybe 50 or so pages.

Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille

Little Snippets by Bonnie and Camille

January’s project was a cute little wallhanging using Bonnie and Camille’s “Little Snippets” honey bun and fabric. I had to add my own Bella white solid background and red polka dot binding as well as the backing.

Sew Mates Wallhanging

Sew Mates Wallhanging

January Sew Sampler Project

Sew Mates Wallhanging

Sew Sampler December 2018

December 2018 Sew Sampler

December 2018 Sew Sampler from The Fat Quarter Shop

Winter with You

So, December’s Sew Sampler was nice.  I suppose I should get this posted before the next one comes out.  I haven’t sewn the tote yet.  When I do, I will post pictures of it here.

Sew Sampler December 2018

Sew Sampler December 2018

Included in the box:

  • Avondale Tote Pattern
  • Barn Block Recipe Card
  • 2 Woodland Rose by LeCien Mini Charm Packs
  • Tote Finishing Kit
  • 50 wt Aurifil #2805
  • Scissor Snips
  • Tula Pink Tweezers

 

Sew Sampler December 2018

November 2018 Sew Sampler

My Very First FQS Sew Sampler!

November 2018 Sew Sampler from The Fat Quarter Shop

So, I finally jumped in on of the monthly sampler boxes.  I chose the Sew Sampler from The Fat Quarter Shop because they always have to latest fabric lines in the freshest and most colorful collections. They are an online only shop so they “get it” when it comes to online customer service.  They also understand that to stay relevant to online customers, they need to have fresh new choices almost daily to keep interest.

December 2018 Sew Sampler

December 2018 Sew Sampler

I was very pleased. Of course there was a coupon code.  The coupons are usually a 20% discount for a particular category of items. This one was for thread.

Contents included:

  • Garden Variety Charm Pack
  • Farm to Garden Finishing Kit
  • Farm to Garden Wall Hanging Pattern
  • Mini Cupcake Mix Recipe #2 Pack
  • 2019 Desktop Calendar
  • 80 wt. Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Thread (my favorite)
  • Barn Block Recipe #8

I really liked to fabric and cut and stitched the wall hanging straight away.  It is relatively simple and the blocks went together quickly. With the finishing kit included, I could get the entire quilt top done. I ordered fabric for the backing and it is now awaiting the quilting process.

I loved this sampler! Everything about it. The 80 wt. thread was a pleasant surprise, however. I would never have bought that thin of thread on my own. This gives me the opportunity to try it.  I am planning on using it to quilt the wall hanging.  Stay tuned!  I’ll do a blog post on that specifically.

Sew Sampler December 2018