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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting April 2021

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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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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

It’s time to start our annual quiltalong! We introduced the American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine quiltalong in 2014 with the quilt Tone It Down by designer Lissa Alexander. Since then, we’ve added a Facebook group and an Instagram hashtag (#apqquiltalong) to provide support and show-and-tell opportunities along the way. This year we chose the quilt Nine-Patch Square Dance, page 28, by Sherri McConnell, who used the Happy Days collection she designed with her daughter, Chelsi, for Moda Fabrics. Associate editor Diane Tomlinson combined fabrics of all kinds from her stash make the Nine-Patch Square Dance color option, page 35. And I plan to use 19th-century reproduction prints to make my version. As we move through the process, I’ll be posting my progress on my Instagram page (@sewmorequiltsmom). In 2020 did you…

1 min.
coming soon

On Sale April 30 Take a road trip from the comfort of your living room with Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2021 magazine. You’ll find 10 projects from 10 shops that are eager to demonstrate their hospitality. Project options include a variety of size and color combinations. Buy the magazine 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 magazine.…

1 min.
@allpeoplequilt.com

search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt QUICK & EASY QUILTS If you need to make a quilt in a hurry, choose one of our simple patterns. AllPeopleQuilt.com/979 SEW YOUR STRIPS Use coordinating precut 2½"-wide strips to create beautiful quilts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/980 QUILT AS YOU GO Try a technique that lets you finish quilts as you piece them. AllPeopleQuilt.com/982 LEARN TO EPP Experiment with English paper piecing for a new world of project possibilities. AllPeopleQuilt.com/983 MAKE COASTERS Sew stylish and useful coasters for your home or to give as gifts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/984 STITCH ALONG WITH US Join our new online Block-of-the-Month program! Every month starting in February, we’ll provide instructions for a new block. Along with the free pattern, we’ll include a how-to video and color options pieced in some of the latest fabric collections. For details, visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/981.…

1 min.
why didn’t i think of that?

When I take a break from machinequilting with invisible thread, I use a piece of masking tape to stick the thread end to my machine. That way I can easily find the thread when I return to quilting. When I take a break from machinequilting with invisible thread, I use a piece of masking tape to stick the thread end to my machine. That way I can easily find the thread when I return to quilting. TORI ELLIS Diamond Springs, California I let a plastic disk keep my scissors and thimble handy and my thread from rolling away when I’m hand-quilting in a frame. The upturned disk slides easily across the quilt. DOLORES BADER Overland, Missouri For more of our favorite reader tips, visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/tips My sewing machine has a permanent home in a carpeted room. To stop…

1 min.
the great outdoors

• Now that the temperatures are getting warmer, I’d love • to display my quilts outside. How do I do that safely? DIANE BROWN Fort Wayne, Indiana AN OUTDOOR QUILT DISPLAY WILL BE A TREAT FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR NEIGHBORS. HERE ARE SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER. CHECK THE WEATHER If there’s even a small chance of rain, save the quilt display for another day. If your quilts will be in direct sunlight, rotate them frequently as sunlight can fade fabrics and weaken threads. LOOK UP Both tree pollen and birds can create a mess on an outdoor display. If your quilts will be under a tree or a roof overhang, you may want to rethink their placement. LOVE THIS QUILT? Purchase the pattern for Swing into Spring by Jessica Dayon at APQShop.com. PROTECT YOUR QUILTS Outdoor surfaces can be dirtier…

2 min.
products we're loving

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