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FALL LITTLE BOX REVEAL

So for those of you who have been following along for a long time, you know all about our LITTLE BOX OF FIGS subscription box. Its a really great product we think! It goes out 4 times a year with quarterly seasonal projects in each one. Each box has a new exclusive seasonal pattern and all the fabric you will need to complete the quilt top. Projects range from table topper to small lap size quilt. We always have a small secondary project too! Projects have included tea towels, pincushions, tiny table toppers, Christmas ornaments, etc. The box also always contains some other Fig Tree goodies, a few of our favorite notions and anything else seasonal that we think you might enjoy. We also always include a gift item. We have included things like a little bottle of lotion, a fall candle, enamel pins, kitchen accessories that we have designed…

FINAL WEEK: Show us your Crochet Finish!

So many lovely photos in the #crochetsewalong hashtag you guys! If you don’t follow along on Instagram, you really should take a look at all the wonderful quilts in progress over there! Here following are a few great ones in a variety of stages of the quilt… (sorry that I just couldn’t match pic with the author… it would have taken me forever to do that! So if you find your photo here in this post, thank you, thank you!)… Watching you guys work on these blocks for the last couple of weeks has been so much fun, I can’t even tell you! As I mentioned in the beginning of this Sew Along… I have never organized nor participated in a sew or quilt along before this so I really had no idea what to expect! The latter due to…

CROCHET SEW-ALONG: MAKE A BLOCK

So at this point in the game I can see that many of you have already made a block… or several… or for a few over achievers who I won’t mention, have made the whole quilt. Geesh! But for the rest of you who sew in between the other crazy bits and pieces of life and are moseying along at a summertime feeling pace :-)… here are some tips on sewing your blocks! 1- Once you have chosen your center and 3 rounds, start to make your Unit #1 and #2 for each round. Each round has a different amount of Unit #1, more units as it grows toward the outside of the block, but always the same (4) of Unit #2. 2- If you are new to our favorite SEW AND FLIP method, I hope you like it as much as we do. It is…

CROCHET SEW ALONG: CUTTING YOUR FIRST BLOCK

Good Morning my Crochet Sew Along Friends! We are so excited to be moving on to our “next step” today! There are some seriously yummy “fabric pulls” happening over on the #crochetsewalong hashtag… lots of you have jumped on board in the last few days! Have you taken a look? If not, you definitely will want to. They are inspiring and it is so much fun to see what everyone else is choosing! Comment on each other’s posts and let’s create a little Crochet Sew Along community together! And if you haven’t had a chance to do it yet, no worries at all, join us anytime at any phase of the SEW ALONG this summer. There is nothing as “too late to join” around here! Here are just a few of the “fabric pulls”&#8230…

Color Choices for the CROCHET SEW ALONG

As you decide your color palette for a scrappy quilt like this one, there are definitely a few things that you should keep in mind. VARIETY OF SCALE: For most of us, we are usually drawn to one type of print. Either we are large floral lovers, or tiny geometric lovers, or stripe lovers but whatever it is, we tend toward making the same kinds of choices in fabric because we are drawn to the same kinds of prints even if in a variety of colors. For a truly successful scrappy quilt, a variety of scale is important. So as you look at your “fabric pull” for this CROCHET quilt, take a look to see if you have the following: large florals, small geometrics, small multi color prints, dots, ginghams or checks, medium size prints. If you find that you are completely missing one category or another, I…

Crochet Sew Along

Hello Fig Tree Friends! Have you heard that we are are about to start our first ever SEW ALONG?We will be doing one of our brand new patterns, just released this week… it is called CROCHET… even though it is obviously not crochet :-)… it is a quilt that is my personal ode to the gorgeous art of the granny square afghan! For as long as I can remember, I have loved the classic granny square afghan, each multi colored block on a black crocheted background… just love them. I have tried to learn how to crochet and knit and its just a NO GO for me LOL. Believe me I have tried on numerous occasions. So one day, I set out to design a quilt that felt like everything that I loved about that granny square afghan and this is that pattern. I will talk…

Our 2019 Block of the Month Programs are underway!

JUST A BIT OF INFO TODAY We have been getting a lot of questions about our BOM programs lately so thought I would post all the info in one place… If you have been following along on our quilting adventures for a while you will know that over the last few years we have fallen in love with BOMS… otherwise known as BLOCK-OF-THE-MONTH programs. There is something so very satisfying about working on just a few unique blocks each month all year long and then having such a magnificent sampler done at the end. It is a totally addictive process if you ask me! For those of you who participate in those programs, this is all old hat to you. For those of you who have no idea what these programs consist of… here is some info: Some BLOCK OF THE MONTH programs out…

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: DAY #9

Hello Fig Tree Friends- It’s the 9th day of the 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SALE and we are still going strong. Today’s sale has one of my all time favorite 12 DAYS quilts so be sure to check it out. Only one more day after this… and we still have some serious goodies to share!   If you are joining us for the first time, welcome. CLICK HERE  for all of the info. But just so you know, your items might sell out while you are reading it… just saying. ON THE NINTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS, MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME, NINE LADIES DANCING… Now ladies dancing…. that is a great idea. I could use with some dancing right about now. Maybe its time for the elves to have a dance party while they ship boxes! If you just want to…