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American Patchwork & Quilting December 2018

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.

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Meredith Corporation
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from the editor

DO YOU LOVE TO GIVE HANDMADE GIFTS?I do! I enjoy making—and receiving—handmade gifts, especially quilts. When selecting fabrics, I think about the recipients and try to pick their favorite colors or motifs. My favorite part of the quilting process is choosing the fabrics and cutting them into teeny-tiny pieces, just to sew them all back together!I also like to make multiples of smaller items to give to family, friends, and coworkers. Once I find a pattern I like, I can easily make 25 of the same thing. One year for Christmas, everyone on my list received a hand-knit scarf. Another year I stitched more than 50 zippered pouches. This year my must-make multiple is Frosted Flakes on page 42—a foundation paper-pieced ornament pattern by designer Joanne Kerton. I have been…

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sew in the know online

CHRISTMAS QUILTSDeck your halls, walls, and beds with merry holiday quilts. RUNNERSSet a festive table with a seasonal topper. PROJECTSAdd warmth to your home with handmade seasonal decor. handmade ornaments to decorate your tree or give as gifts. LABELSUse free printables to label your quilted gifts. USCelebrate the season with Quiltmas, our weekly video series, starting November 28. holiday patterns and gift ideas delivered to your in-box via our free weekly newsletter. INSubscribe to the American Patchwork & Quilting® podcast, hosted by designer Pat Sloan, on iTunes. USsearch: American Patchwork & Quilting@allpeoplequilt ■…

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make it!

1. QUILT BLOCK ORNAMENT SETPersonalize a set of twelve 3"-square wooden quilt-theme ornaments with favorite fabrics sandwiched between ornament fronts and backs. $70 | STITCHES FROM THE YULETIDEStitch holiday motifs and winter scenes on decor and gift items using embroidery designs from Kathy Schmitz. Projects include a pillow, tea towels, and ornaments. $25.99 | shopmartingale.com3. CHRISTMAS FIGSCreate a festive sampler quilt from Joanna Figueroa that uses both piecing and appliqué. The instructions are in a book that also includes 10 projects based on the sampler blocks. $27.95 | figtreequilts.com4. COTTON CUTS CLASSICGet a mix of fabrics, patterns, and little sewing surprises delivered to your door each month with a subscription box from Cotton Cuts. Fill out a questionnaire so your box can be customized to your quilting style. Starting…

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gift it!

1. RED SCALLOP THROWSnuggle under a 50×70" cotton throw, based on the Bonnie & Camille Basics fabric collection from Moda Fabrics, this winter. $59.98 | fatquartershop.com2. CRABAPPLE HILL HOLIDAY RECIPE CARDSEnjoy a set of fifteen 4×6" recipe cards that feature holiday artwork from designer Meg Hawkey. There are blank cards in six different designs and three cards printed with recipes. $3.99 | crabapplehillstudio.com3. CUT, SEW, REPEAT MAGNETIC PIN BOWLLet a 4"-diameter magnetic pin bowl from designer Christopher Thompson securely hold your pins, needles, and small metal sewing accessories. $11.98 | fatquartershop.com4. QUILTING PRETTY PINSEnhance the piecing process with 60 quilting pins in a variety of colors and shapes from designer Lori Holt. $4.38 | fatquartershop.com5. CHRISTMAS SEWING ASSORTED BOXED NOTE CARDSSend holiday greetings with eight sewing-theme cards that your quilting…

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flaunt it!

1. ROLLIN’ WITH MY HOMIES ENAMEL PINCelebrate your best sewing buddies with a pin from Riley Blake. $6.48 | fatquartershop.com2. NO REGRETS ENAMEL PINDon’t fear the seam ripper. $9 | makervalleybrand.com3. LIFE IS SHORT ENAMEL GLITTER PINShow your love for fabric. $9.99 | connectingthreads.com4. QUILTER’S DATE KEEPERKeep track of birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions with scrap quilter Bonnie Hunter’s perpetual calendar. It features photos of Bonnie’s quilts, inspirational quotes, and a special section of quilting tips and project planning sheets. $16.95 | ctpub.com5. EAT SLEEP QUILT SOCKSStep out in style with quilting-theme socks that show the world your priorities. $13.98 | fatquartershop.com6. AMPERSAND WATER BOTTLEStay hydrated using a 17-ounce stainless-steel thermal bottle that lists popular sewing supplies. $20 | patchworkthreads.com7. FOB RULERNever be without a 6" ruler again with this…

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reader tips

TAG ALONGFor handmade gift tags and holiday cards, glue or stitch scraps of fabric to cardstock. This can be a creative family activity and a way to recycle your seasonal scraps.—Courtney YuskisWarsaw, IllinoisGet instructions for this place mat at GIVINGI use leftover strips cut for bindings to stitch colorful quilt-as-you-go place mats, which are fast to make. I donate them to the local Meals on Wheels program for distribution during the holidays.—Helene BlockBuckeye, ArizonaALL DOLLED UPWhen I have fabric scraps left over from a quilted gift, I use them to make a 9×12-inch doll quilt that I include with the gift. I hope the recipient will give the small quilt to a child to spark an interest in sewing and quilts.—Linda NeukrugWalnut Creek, CaliforniaFESTIVE FLOURISHI recycle as much as…