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New! Easter Basket Pop-Up Pattern

by Joanne Hillestad on 03/02/16


Basket Pop-Ups!

make an adorable basket pop-up that folds away for storage
Easter is quickly approaching. For a short time I will be offering my Basket Pop-Up Pattern as a pdf downloadable pattern... and on sale!

Regular Price $9.00

On Sale for $7.50
until 3/27/2016

Get yours today!!
Are you a Quilt Shop?
Have you applied for your FQ Gypsy wholesale account yet?
If not, do so today!

Printed versions of the Basket Pop-Up Pattern will be available for
shipping starting on Friday, March 4th. 

Pop Up Blog Hop - Sneak Peek! T-shirt Pop Ups are Coming Soon!

by Joanne Hillestad on 02/12/16


Sneak Peek... T-shirt Pop Ups!

The next pop up pattern is going to be fun!
I am so excited to finally be able to share the details of my next pop up pattern! 

FQG128 T-shirt Pop Ups

Graduation season is coming soon. The college bound freshman are going to love taking along pop ups to organize those dorm rooms! 

Extra Large pop up in the Basic Layout shown.
This is a Large pop up in the Colorful Layout.  I used 3 child's T-shirts and the left overs after cutting out the graphics (sleeves, back, etc) to cut the pieces for in-between. You can also use cotton prints for the filler pieces.
The Nothing But T's Layout allows you to put together an adorable pop up.  The Fat Quarter Gypsy pop up uses a single T-shirt for the entire outer fabric (sides and base).  For the Glasses pop up, the graphic was too close to the neckline. I added a filler of a coordinating fabric along the top. 
You don't have to limit yourself to using only T-shirts!  The next few examples are made from towels!  

Leave a comment on my blog before midnight on Friday, 2/19/16 to win a copy of the T-shirt Pop Up Pattern and a Spring!

Make sure you leave an email address so I have a way
way to contact you. If not, a new winner will be chosen. 
Prize will be shipped around 3/15/2016 once the
FQG128 T-shirt Pop Up Pattern is released.
Winner gets to choose the size of spring they would like to receive.

I hope you have been enjoying the Pop Up Blog Hop! It has been a lot of fun reading all of your comments! We have another week of fun yet to come!

Monday the 15th - Cabin In The Woods Quilters
Tuesday the 16th - On Point Quilter
Wednesday the 17th - Happy Memories Quilts
Thursday the 18th - Poorhouse Quilt Designs
Friday the 19th - Swirly Girls Design

So join us today!!  Click here to Pop on over to the Blog Hop. 
You can sign up for the grand prizes at the bottom of the main Blog Hop Page.
Flash Sale!

Use Coupon Code:


25% off regularly priced items 
expired 2/16/2016

Visit the Fat Quarter Gypsy Shop today!

Pop Up Blog Hop and Giveaways starts today!

by Joanne Hillestad on 02/08/16


It's A Blog Pop!

Join me and ten designers for the next two weeks as we share pop up inspiration.
Join us each day for a different designer and a giveaway... plus there is a grand prize giveaway!

Monday the 8th - The Patchwork Pearl
Tuesday the 9th - Summercrafter
Wednesday the 10th - Triangle Frenzy
Thursday the 11th - Seams Like A Dream
Friday the 12th - Custom Quilt Kits

The weekend - I will have a sneak peek of my next Pop Up Pattern!

Monday the 15th - Cabin In The Woods Quilters
Tuesday the 16th - On Point Quilter
Wednesday the 17th - Happy Memories Quilts
Thursday the 18th - Poorhouse Quilt Designs
Friday the 19th - Swirly Girls Design

It should be a lot of fun!

So join us today!!  Click here to Pop on over to the Blog Hop.

Little Lovelies Mini-Series... Libby and a giveaway!

by Joanne Hillestad on 02/01/16


Little Lovely Libby... 

A fun, free pattern for a mini-quilt, table runner and more!
--- there is also a giveaway ---
Happy February!

It is the month of love and what better way to kick it off than with a fun mini-quilt pattern! 

Susan Emory from Swirly Girls Design invited me to design a cute, little mini-quilt for her Little Lovelies Mini-Series. Each month Susan posts a new project with a free pattern on her blog. This month gives you a chance to dig into your romantic scraps and make an adorable little heart to brighten up your wall all month long! 

To enter the giveaway... visit Susan's blog and leave a comment!

Here is Libby in a bold red with a little love in the heart. 
But there is even more!
If you hop on over to my website you can also download a free pattern to make a Libby Table Runner!

For my Pop-Up fans, I also put together instructions to make the Outer Side section for a Large Pop-Up!  You will still need the Stacking Pop-Up Pattern... but I know many of you already have it.  If not, you can purchase the pattern and spring here.

I would like to thank Susan for inviting me to design a Little Lovely!

Don't forget to visit Susan's blog TODAY and make a comment to win fun prizes including a Stacking Pop-Up Pattern and Large Refill so you can make your own Libby Pop-Up!

Giveaway ends tonight (2/1/2016) at midnight.
Mark you calendars!

A fun Blog Hop starts next Monday, February 8th!

I have invited Ten designers to have some fun with pop ups!  Each day there will be a featured designer showing you clever ways to jazz up a pop up.  Each day will also have a fun giveaway!

See you next week!

What's New...

FQG119 Somersault

Half rectangle blocks are a fun way to make movement throughout a design. This quilt looks like it is doing somersaults as the fabrics twist around the center blocks. 

Baby - 44” x 52”
Lap - 60” x 76”
Twin - 68” x 92”
Queen - 95” x 95”

FQG127 Curlique

Half rectangle blocks twist and turn around a fun center block.  Specialty rulers make it easy to put together.

Table Runner - 17" x 57"
Lap - 65" x 77"
Twin - 69" x 77"
Full - 85" x 97"

Introducing the Stacking Pop-Ups!

by Joanne Hillestad on 08/21/15


Stacking Pop-Ups are here!

I'm so excited to introduce the new Stacking Pop-Up pattern and refills! There are 3 new sizes:

Medium - 8" diameter x 8" tall
Large - 10.5" diameter x 11" tall
XLarge - 14" diameter x 16" tall

The pattern DOES NOT include springs. This way you can decide if you want 1, 2 or all 3!

The Large 10.5" pop-up is designed for use in the cube shelving.  
The 2nd photo shows all 4 pop-up sizes.

Special Offer for Retail Customers...

$4 off shipping

Pop on over to Whoopsa Daisy Farm's website

Coupon valid until 8/31/2015
Use Code: 6D2D1F851FA4DC9
Have you seen Knobie Talk yet? Every quilting area needs a fun door hanger to welcome your friends and family.
Fat Quarter Pop Up Pattern
I would like to thank everyone who has made a Fat Quarter Pop-Up. I am truly humbled by the response. My husband, Mike, is a wire former and owns Nu Design, Inc. He is the man behind the springs. This is a family endeavour and proudly Made in the U.S.A! 
If you would like to the see Fat Quarter Pop Up in action... visit my Facebook page by clicking here.

Quilt Shop Starter Kit

I am offering a Quilt Shop Starter Kit to my wholesale customers.  You MUST include your Resale Tax Id.  The Starter Set includes:

FQG122 Stacking Pop-Up Pattern (retail $10.00) - Qty 9
FQG123 Medium 8" Pop-Up Refill (retail $10.99)- Qty 3
FQG124 Large 10.5" Pop-Up Refill (retail $12.99)- Qty 3
FQG125 XLarge 14" Pop-Up Refill (retail $16.99)- Qty 3
FQG126 Stacking Pop-Up Refills (all 3 sizes) (retail $38.99)- Qty 3

I will include a few quilt patterns to help offset shipping costs.
You MUST enter your Tax Id# in the box below before clicking "Add to Cart".  If not, your shipment will be delayed until I receive the information via email.  Thanks for understanding!  Orders will be shipped next week.
Wholesale Ordering
Patterns are available at:

Retail - Your Local Quilt Shop... ask them to carry your favorite pattern!
            or.... Whoopsa Daisy Farm.

Wholesale: Checker DistributorsBrewer SewingE. E. Schenck and Petersen-Arne.
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