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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting

February 2020

American Patchwork and Quilting delivers inspiration, education, and motivation to passionate quilting enthusiasts of all skill levels. In each issue, you'll get the highest quality patterns and how-to instructions, along with compelling feature stories about designers and destinations.Every digital issue includes the pattern pieces found in the corresponding print version. To access pattern pieces, simply click on the underlined text in Cut Fabrics sections.

United States
Meredith Corporation
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6 Issues


2 min.
from the editor

EVERY QUILT HAS A STORY. Some we know, some are lost and then found, and some we will never know. In an effort to collect some of those stories, we are introducing a new department called “My Most Cherished Quilt” to American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. On the last page of every issue in 2020, we will share stories about special quilts and encourage you to share the stories of your special quilts with your family and friends. I’ll start! My most cherished quilt, right, is what inspired me to start quilting. My maternal great-aunt Gertrude Vial made it in 1962 as a wedding gift for my parents. In 1988, at Gertrude’s 100th birthday party, the quilt was displayed along with other quilts she had made during her lifetime. As Gertrude scooted…

1 min.
quilts & more

Find projects you can make for friends and family members of all ages in the Spring 2020 issue of Quilts & More™ magazine (on sale January 17). Buy it at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or at AllPeopleQuilt.com/shop. Find us online: AllPeopleQuilt.com search: AllPeopleQuilt Subscription help: AllPeopleQuilt.com/myaccount apqcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com 800/677-4876 Retailers: To order American Patchwork & Quilting®, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts & More™, and other quilting magazines, email apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064. Note to readers: It is permissible to make and publicly display a single finished product of any project in this issue, including for purposes of competitive winnings up to $1,000, so long as visible credit is given to the designer and American Patchwork & Quilting. Our Promise Prior to publication we cut, sew, and assemble blocks for every quilt to verify the accuracy of our patterns and…

2 min.
american patchwork & quilting

Group Editor JODY SANDERS Associate Editor DIANE TOMLINSON Product Editor LINDSAY MAYLAND Art Director ELIZABETH STUMBO Administrative Assistant LORI EGGERS Contributing Writers ANGELA INGLE, KRISTINE PETERSON Contributing Quilt Testers SARAH HUECHTEMAN, JAN RAGALLER, COLLEEN TAUKE Contributing Copy Editor MARY HELEN SCHILTZ Contributing Technical Editors CAROLYN BEAM, LISA FLYR Contributing Illustrators LIZ GORDON, CHRIS NEUBAUER Contributing Stylists INNOVIZE GROUP, CAROL LINNAN, LESLIE POYZER CRAFTS GROUP Group Editor JODY SANDERS Editors DORIS BRUNNETTE, JOANNA BURGARINO Associate Editor DIANE TOMLINSON Audience Insights Manager LINDSAY MAYLAND Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Group Art Director NICOLE DEAN TEUT Art Director ELIZABETH STUMBO Graphic Designer ALISON GAMM Administrative Assistant LORI EGGERS EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATION Editorial Directors JENNIFER DORLAND DARLING, JILL WAAGE Deputy Director, Editorial & Operations KARMAN WITTRY HOTCHKISS Creative Director MICHAEL D. BELKNAP Assistant Managing Editor JENNIFER SPEER RAMUNDT Senior Copy Editor ERIKA BJORKLUND Business Manager, Editorial CINDY SLOBASZEWSKI Lead Business Office Assistant GABRIELLE RENSLOW Director, Premedia Services AMY TINCHER-DURIK Director, Quality JOSEPH KOHLER Director, Meredith Photo…

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search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt UFO CHALLENGE Join our yearlong UFO (unfinished objects) Challenge. It includes an online support group to make finishing fun. AllPeopleQuilt.com/795 DIY STORAGE PROJECTS Stitch stylish storage containers for your sewing room. AllPeopleQuilt.com/796 SEWING SPACES Peek into stylish and functional work spaces. AllPeopleQuilt.com/798 ORGANIZE FABRIC Sort and store your fabric stash using these creative ideas. AllPeopleQuilt.com/799 TOOL STORAGE Create a clutter-free space with smart organization. AllPeopleQuilt.com/800 ONE MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE Will you help us reach our goal of donating 1,000,000 pillowcases to local charities? AS OF OCTOBER 15, 877,145 pillowcases had been added to our counter. NEW THIS YEAR: Send us your pillowcases, and we’ll distribute them to charities around the country. Visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/797 to join the effort and get more info.…

1 min.
why didn’t i think of that?

BEHIND THE SEAMS When cutting strip-pieced units into smaller segments, I cut from the reverse side. It’s easier for me to see the seam lines for lining up the ruler, and any pressing inaccuracies do not cause problems. JOANNE COLLEAUX Armstrong, British Columbia BEAT THE BULK When machine-quilting for others, I occasionally come across a quilt where the intersections are bulky and difficult to quilt around without the foot getting stuck or causing bumpy stitches. In those cases, I cover the seam with a thick terry towel and pound the intersection flat with a hammer. TRUDY LINDEMANN Cleveland, Wisconsin I use an inexpensive OVER-THE-DOOR SHOE ORGANIZER that has clear pockets to contain hard-to-store quilt accessories like a mini iron, spray adhesives, extension cords, and small templates. I can see at a glance what I have on hand, and…

2 min.
storing your works in progress

1 FIND A CONTAINER Store each WIP in its own container. This makes it simple to organize multiple projects and select one when you’re ready to work on it. The type of container is up to you and your space. Some of our favorite storage options are below. 2 STORE YOUR WIP When you’re organizing a project in your chosen container, include all fabrics, sewn units, the pattern, special templates and rulers, and any specialty threads for piecing or quilting. If you bought backing or binding fabric specifically for this project, include it in the container instead of putting it in your stash so you don’t accidentally use it. 3 LABEL THE PROJECTS Add a label to each container so you can quickly find what you’re looking for. Include the name of the quilt, the…