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Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles

Quilters' Show & Tell

It’s time to vote and enter the give-away for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event. This week’s theme is Just Squares and Rectangles.

This week’s guest judges are Emily from The Caffeinated Quilter and Karen from Faeries and Fibres. They’ll each have 100 bonus points to assign to four of their favourite quilts.

Give-Away from the Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop was founded in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly. An avid quilter, Kimberly began her shop as a side business while still working a corporate position, cutting, packing and shipping right out of her house during evenings and weekends. 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. Her husband Kevin joined her not long after, and with his help, lots of hard work, and a tireless commitment, the store began to grow. Over the past few years a few more people have joined the staff!

As a team, we continue to branch out with the best fabrics, exclusive kits, quilt clubs, BOMs, and more. And we will always be driven by the passion that Kimberly founded the store upon, which is always giving you the best products and service!

Be sure to check out our extensive sale section, our up-to-date What’s New page and lust over future collections on our Coming Soon page!



The Fat Quarter Shop is donating two $25 gift certificates for this week. The quilter with the most votes, both community + guest judge, will win one of the gift certificates. The other gift certificate will be randomly awarded to someone leaving a comment below.

To enter the give-away, leave a comment below answering: Approximately, how many fat quarters do you have in your stash and how do you organize them?

You have until Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT) to enter the give-away.

This Week’s Quilts

Here are this week’s quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles:

Please note: if you are viewing this post via email or your RSS reader, you’ll need to click through to the blog post to see the quilts and vote.

Vote Now

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!

  • Voting is open Friday to Monday, April 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. (EDT)
  • One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt
  • Winner announced Monday evening

How to Vote:

  • Review the photos above and make a note of your favourites. You can select up to FOUR favourites this week.
  • Below, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the list of quilt names. Press the vote button.

Just Squares & Rectangles

  • Snapshot (27%, 195 Votes)
  • Building Blocks (20%, 140 Votes)
  • Spring Bargello (17%, 118 Votes)
  • A Squarey Quilt (14%, 101 Votes)
  • Woven Together (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Burgoyne Surrounded (11%, 75 Votes)
  • Sweet Aubree (10%, 68 Votes)
  • Disappearing four patch baby quilt (9%, 63 Votes)
  • Lime Squares (9%, 62 Votes)
  • Variation on Square in Square for Jenny (8%, 54 Votes)
  • Para mi hijo (7%, 53 Votes)
  • Going Forth (7%, 51 Votes)
  • sea crystal + plaid (7%, 50 Votes)
  • Summertime Picnic (6%, 44 Votes)
  • Celebration (6%, 43 Votes)
  • Log Cabin for Log Cabin (6%, 43 Votes)
  • Paul's 'Big Boy' Quilt (6%, 42 Votes)
  • Soiree Quilt (6%, 40 Votes)
  • convergence (6%, 40 Votes)
  • Pick-Up-Sticks (5%, 38 Votes)
  • Blocks in Blocks (5%, 34 Votes)
  • Batik Jungle (5%, 33 Votes)
  • What Cancer Cannot Do. (5%, 33 Votes)
  • Pansies (4%, 31 Votes)
  • Double Stack (4%, 29 Votes)
  • So Sophie (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Shenandoah Colors (3%, 23 Votes)
  • Blush-a-Bye Baby (3%, 21 Votes)
  • I Spy Unicorns Quilt (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Spring Breeze (2%, 17 Votes)
  • The Man Quilt (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Lauryn's Doll quilt (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Squares with Heart (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Timber and Leaf Baby Quilt (2%, 11 Votes)
  • Rose Garden for Rose (1%, 10 Votes)
  • D's Square Animals Quilt (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Torii (1%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 712

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Next Week’s Show & Tell

The theme for next week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell event is Wall Hangings. Any quilting style is acceptable and unfinished quilt tops are welcome as well. I’m looking for quilts that are SMALLER than 50″ square, meant to hang on a wall. Also, please don’t submit a quilt you’ve already entered this year… let’s see something new!

Read the Guidelines and submit your photo before next Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 8 a.m. (EDT).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

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P.S. Don’t forget to enter the give-away below!

Posted: April 19th, 2013

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195 Responses to “Vote Now and Give-Away: Quilts with Just Squares and Rectangles”

  1. teri says:

    Should I count the number of FQ’s in the yardage I have stashed? LOL! Without that, I probably have about two billion FQ’s! ;) I have no idea, actually… a couple of hundred? At least they are in order… some by designer or type (modern, 30’s. CW etc.) but all by color! :D

  2. Roberta Johnson says:

    I probably have 50 FQs. I keep all my fabric sorted by color and they are mixed in with that.

  3. Vicki W says:

    I have well over 2000 fat quarters and they are mostly stored in an old metal check filing cabinet. I like scrappy quilts so FQs work perfectly for me.

  4. Sandra B says:

    I have about 100 and they are sorted by colour and stored in a tall slim DVD cabinet.

  5. Andree Faubert says:

    I LOVE fat quarters! I probably have between 200 and 300 (I’m relatively new at quilting). They are arranged by colour, batik and then novelty (where choosing one colour is impossible!)

  6. Joyce M says:

    Way too many fat quarters to count – 200 plus? They are arranged by both collections and color.

  7. BOBBIE WARREN says:

    Love the bargelo was really pleaseing to the eye

  8. Rue says:

    I have about 300 FQs. I use hanging shoe organizers and dresser drawers to help keep them orderly.

  9. Sandra Beck says:

    Love,love..too many to count have to pull out my hidey holes.Some would call us quilters hoarders..ha ha ha..NEVER enough fabric.

  10. Lynn says:

    I wanted to count them so bad but way too many. …Hundreds! I use them for baby quilts – applique – anything quilty.
    Thanks! Lynn

  11. Barbara Norton says:

    I have 50 fat quarters and TRY to keep them sorted by color. I keep them on display in my mom’s old hutch that I use as my sewing storage. I loved my mom and love quilting. It makes me happy to open the doors and and smell the double pleasure of my mom’s kitchen and fabric.

  12. Dan says:

    my wife has abunch,they are everywhere..great quilts

  13. margaret says:

    I didn’t count them but I did recently organize them by color groups and it filled up the tall CD shelves over my desk…so I guessing 75 or more…LOL

  14. Linda says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE FQs!!! Such a fab way to try different colors and patterns without breaking the bank…unless you buy a FQ from each bolt in the shop!!

  15. Linda Byrd says:

    I must have at least 100 fat quarters. My whole stash is arranged primarily by color, but some fabrics — batiks, holiday, tonals, and solids — are separated from the rest and also arranged by color.

  16. Melissa says:

    I have at least 30 FQs in my stash, maybe more! I sort them by project. I don’t always know the project, but I by my FQs in bundles to go together in a project.

  17. Gill says:

    Probably around 100 – organised by colour (sort of!!)

  18. Judy Cooper says:

    I have too many fat quarters to count! Most of them are batiks.

  19. How many? Likely hundreds! I have no idea. They are mostly organized in see through drawer units by color. Some I keep in small wooden crates on my desk for design inspiration. Have a super day!

  20. Sheila says:

    I probably have around 30 fat quarters , I do love them , they are so versatile . Thanks for the chance,

  21. The number of FQ’s… that’s a hard question. I have probably somewhere between 50 and 75 individual FQs in my stash. I organize them in two different ways – 1) if they are part of a specific fabric line I will keep the fabric line together, and 2) if they are individual pieces (not part of a set) I sort them by color/value.

  22. Diane McLEAN says:

    I have about 150 fat quarters in my stash all organised in by color

  23. Julie says:

    I have over one hundred fat quarters in my stash and they are sorted by collection – fall prints, novelty, paisley, flannel, homespun, etc. Each collection in their own plastic storage container so I can look at them and dream of projects…..

  24. Pax says:

    I group all my fabrics by color in plastic storage drawers. But when I am working on a project thery explode over all available surfaces

  25. Sherry says:

    I have about 40 fat quarters in my stash, I just used several in a project. I try to keep them organized in plastic shoe sized boxes on my shelf. I try to separate them by color.

  26. Lynda H says:

    I have an insane amount of fabric and about 35% of it is fat quarters – I do a lot of baby and lap quilts so fat quarters works well. I just love fabric. I have an 8’x8′ cube piece that I use to store fabric, it is full.

  27. Ruth Hampson says:

    I probably have 200 or so and file them on edge in an under-bed storage tote.

  28. I guess I own about 60 FQ and keep them stacked by colour.

  29. Cindy A. says:

    Lord help us all!!! I’ve no idea how many fat quarters I have as I tend to buy in three yard increments which would equal twelve fat quarters were it cut that way. Needless to say, I have lots of three yard cuts…lots and lots…

    I tend to organize my fabric by style, i.e. ’30s, Thimbleberries, Civil War, etc. and then by color within those styles. I tend to assign a “feel” to my fabrics and haven’t arrived at the point where I can look at fabric as just a color rather than at the pattern.

  30. Pam McD says:

    I actually don’t have a lot of FQ’s. I have tons of scraps though. I think right now I probably have about 15 FQ’s and I use them in everything I do, which is why I’m running out! I am cutting 5″ squares for a CW quilt I am making right now.

    I keep them in a fabric basket that I had made :)

  31. Barbara Pricola says:

    How do I even begin to count??? And organize???

  32. Kris says:

    A hundred? More? Mostly organized by color family. Sometimes organized in groups ready to put together for a quilt once I decide what pattern I’ll use.

  33. lindawwww says:

    Too many to count! I arrange all my fabric according to colour.

  34. Chris says:

    I don’t have many… still building my stash!

  35. lindy says:

    I have around 75-100 they are arranged in kits to be made the rest are by colour or theam

  36. I have at least two big deep drawers full of fat quarters. Let’s say close to 300 and they are organized by color. Thanks so much!

  37. Pam says:

    Believe it or not…..I only have about 5 fat quarters!

  38. I would estimate that I have about 50 fat quarters right now. I organize them by type (batik/children’s/floral/etc) or designer, and then by color.

  39. Sally says:

    I have over a hundred and store them in drawers.

  40. Mary says:

    I have way too many fat quarters to count. Some are sorted according to color, some are in their fabric type, such as batik, civil war, 30s, etc. and some are still in the coordinating bundle they came with. They are so fun to buy and use.

  41. Danijela Djurdjevic says:

    I have about 200 – 250 fat quarters. Most are Civil War era and are all organized by color.

  42. Jane S. says:

    I’d say I probably have close to 200 fat quarters. They’re not organized at all. I mean it. I don’t have a sewing room or anywhere to set them out and do any arranging. Consequently I don’t do a whole lot of sewing either…but I do have a teenaged daughter who will be moving out to start college in the fall…can you say sewing room, boys and girls? :)

  43. Nina says:

    I have about 40 fat quarters or so. Some were bought as fat quarters and some are leftovers from larger yardage…do those count?

  44. jmniffer says:

    I have around 400 fat quarters. I keep fabric lines together, then sort by color and style.

  45. Carline Anthony says:

    I have 100 plus and sort them by type, batik, floral, tonal, etc

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