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American Patchwork & QuiltingAmerican Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting December 2016

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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from the editor

Make your holidays merrier. We all have expectations of what the holiday season will be. If you’re like me, I'm guessing that expectations don’t always match reality. Those party decorations, for example, might not be perfect—just getting the invitations sent feels like a great achievement. Or it may be that Christmas is just weeks away and you’ve yet to start shopping or crafting.There's no doubt we’re all pulled a little thinner this time of year, and some of our dreams, like whipping up a handmade gift for each person on our list, might add more stress than we intend. So what’s a quilter to do?First, cut yourself a break. The holiday season is supposed to be joyful, so let yourself have some joy. Does that mean that this year everyone…

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sew in the know

GREAT GIFTSCOME IN SMALL PACKAGESpretty packagesSome presents are so beautiful, they don’t need wrapping! The Decorative Embellishment Bottles and Embellishment Kits from 28 Lilac Lane ($4.99 for bottle and $9.99 for kit; buttonsgaloreandmore.com) include a variety of buttons, seed beads, sequins, and themed embellishments to make coordinated quilt accents a breeze. Mini Barn Quilt Kits ($17.00; minibarnquilts.com) come in a wide variety of block designs and are easily customized with your favorite fabrics. Finishing at 5" square, they make wonderful tabletop decor, a beautiful wall hanging for a small space, or a seasonal treat for a sewing friend.GIFT OF GABA Quotes Tin Set from Moda Fabrics ($13.48; fatquartershop.com) features five tins in five different sizes, each with a sewing-related message on top. (Tins also are sold separately.)5 GIFTS TO STUFF…

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tips from readers

stylish keepsakesI put scraps and snippets from the quilts I make into canning jars by project. Besides fabric scraps, I include the project’s finished measurements, the date the quilt was made, and for whom I made the quilt. The filled jars look nice on a shelf, and I am able to save reminders of fabrics and patterns.Pam Atyeo Clear Lake, South Dakotapersonalized giftWhen I give a quilt as a gift, I deliver it in a photo box or tote bag that matches the occasion or the quilt. I use a selvage from the project for the ribbon. If I can’t find a suitable box or tote, I select a Christmas ornament that matches the quilt. I like to think that the recipients will think of the love that went into…

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mystery row quilt

PATSLOAN.COMmaterialsfor Row 6For a list of materials to make the entire quilt and links to instructions for rows 1–5, visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/rowquilt. 1∕4 yard each cream circle batik, red sun batik, and aqua swirl batik (blocks) 1∕8 yard each red circle batik, green batik, and multicolor circle batik (blocks) 3∕8 yard navy batik (blocks)Finished quilt: 601∕2_×631∕2"Finished Row 6 block: 6×9"Finished Row 6: 9×60"Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.Measurements include 1∕4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.cut fabricsfor Row 6Cut pieces in the following order.From cream circle batik, cut: 10—37∕8" squaresFrom red circle batik, cut: 4—37∕8" squaresFrom navy batik, cut: 3—37∕8" squares 8—21∕2_×61∕2" rectangles…

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paved in color

SEAMSLIKEADREAM.COMTHEQUILTEDCRICKET.COMmaterials 41∕2 yards white tone-on-tone (background, sashing, border) 1∕3 yard each of red tone-on-tone and light green tone-ontone (blocks) 1∕4 yard each of peach tone-on-tone, orange tone-on-tone, blush tone-on-tone, pink tone-on-tone, brown tone-ontone, blue tone-on-tone, purple tone-on-tone, and khaki tone-on-tone (blocks) 11∕2 yards oatmeal tone-on-tone (blocks) 1∕3 yard each of tan tone-on-tone, rust tone-on-tone, taupe tone-on-tone, yellow tone-on-tone, salmon tone-ontone, and beige tone-on-tone (blocks) 1∕8 yard cream tone-on-tone (sashing squares) 7∕8 yard green tone-on-tone (sashing squares, binding) 75∕8 yards backing fabric 91" square battingFinished quilt: 83" squareFinished block: 12" squareYardage and cutting instructions are based on 42'’ of usable fabric width.Measurements include 1∕4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in direction indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker…

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hash about

BLUENICKELSTUDIOS.COMmaterials 5 yards total assorted bright prints in navy, red, white, green, orange, blue, aqua, and pink (blocks, pieced sashing, pieced border) 21∕2 yards white print (blocks, sashing, pieced sashing, inner border, binding) 1 yard navy print (outer border) 41∕4 yards backing fabric 75×78" battingFinished quilt: 661∕2_×691∕2"Finished blocks: 10" square, 7" squareYardage and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.Measurements include 1∕4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in direction indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.cut fabricsCut pieces in the following order.From assorted bright prints, cut: 15—101∕2_×12" rectangles 14—9" squares 21—21∕2_×41∕2" rectangles 60—21∕2" squaresFrom remaining assorted bright prints, cut 15 sets of: 1—21∕2_×12" rectangle 1—11∕2_×12" rectangleFrom remaining assorted bright prints, cut 15 sets…

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