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{intervew} Black Friday sales and exclusive interview with Fat Quarter Shop

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Here's a peek at one of our sponsor's Black Friday sales, and it's a great one!  Also, be sure to read our exclusive interview with Kimberly Jolly, the owner of Fat Quarter Shop.  After the interview is lots more Black Friday sale information.

TS:  Hello and welcome, Kimberly!  We're so glad we got this chance to interview you.  Our first burning question is why did you start Fat Quarter Shop?

I started Fat Quarter Shop in 2003, and it was out of necessity.  I couldn’t find certain fat quarter bundles I wanted anywhere local, so I turned to the internet.  Back then, online fabric stores were far and few between, so my mission was to start an online store that offered everything.

TS:  And now look at you!  Fat Quarter Shop is one of the largest online fabric retailers that offers almost everything.  So with all that fabric right at hand, what fabric did you sew with most recently?

I’ve been sewing with the next Bonnie & Camille collection for Moda Fabrics, for a future quilt along event!  I’m really excited but of course my lips are sealed for now.

TS:  Oh what a tease.  We'll have to keep an eye out for that event.  So here's a question for you, what is your current favorite fabric at Fat Quarter Shop?

Oh wow! This is a hard question but I am loving the Prairie collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics and Milk, Sugar & Flower collection by Elea Lutz for Penny Rose Fabrics is still one of my favorites!

TS:  Okay, we'll check those out when we're shopping the Black Friday Sale at Fat Quarter Shop.  From your YouTube channel, we've noticed you get to interact with a lot of sewing celebrities.  Who is one sewing person who inspires you?

Eleanor Burns is one of my quilting idols, and Lori Holt is nothing but a bundle of great ideas and inspiration.

TS:  Okay, one last question, do you have any other hobbies beside sewing?

Cross stitching was my first crafting love.  Besides that, I love daytime TV.

TS:  Very fun.  Thank you so much for taking time to be with us today, Kimberly.  Now you'll have to excuse us, we need to go shop your Black Friday sale!

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Here are some more deals from Top Stitchers Sponsors:

Use the code PaintitBLACK over at StitchART for 40% off until Monday evening.