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American Patchwork & Quilting June 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.

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from the editors

While our magazine is one of my favorite sources for color inspiration, I have another go-to solution when I need to explore fresh color combos. I just stop by the nearest quilt shop—and inspiring quilt shops are everywhere!When I walk into a quilt shop, whether it’s a place I frequent or a destination on a shop hop, my creativity gets a jumpstart. It might be a new print that causes me to change my fabric selection or a sample that sparks an idea. In any case, I find that local quilt shops are a great source of ideas and guidance.Thanks to the photo shoots that are part of producing Quilt Sampler® magazine, I’ve become acquainted with a lot of new-to-me quilt shops. You can explore some new-to-you shops in our…

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to better serve you

More for you:Scaled-down home accessories, table toppers, and wall quilts can make a big impact. Get instructions for 29 pint-size projects in Make It Mini: Small Quilts and More™Create handmade happiness in the form of 65 projects from Make It Yourself™ Spring/Summer 2016 magazine.Find these issues at your local quilt shop, on newsstands, or of our magazines are available as digital editions. For details, visit help:Visit: E-mail: Call: 800/677-4876Letters & comments:apq@meredith.comFind us online:Website: Facebook: Pinterest: Twitter: To order American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts and More™ and other quilting magazines, e-mail 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…

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sew in the know

"I AUDITION COLORS BY PLACING FABRICS ON MY DESIGN WALL, THEN LIVING WITH THEM FOR A COUPLE DAYS. IF I STILL LIKE THEM AFTER THAT, THEN I GO WITH THEM.”- MARTI ABDERSON33% of our Facebook readers add yellow to their quilts for extra SPARKLE.Fine-Tip Iron-on Transfer Pens from Sublime Stitching mark delicate lines that are easy to cover with hand embroidery. $6.50 each or $28 for 5 colors;“I find color inspiration in flowers. If two or more colors appear in one bloom, then I know I’ve got a winning combo.” — Susan-Amber SpringerOur readers love Aurifil thread. Many fabric designers have 50-weight thread sets to match their fabric collections. Visit to see thread in myriad colors.Above:Use fabric markers or embroidery stitches to add color to this print from…

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tips from readers

SWATCH SLEEVESWhen I am working on multiple quilts, I put fabric samples from the different projects into trading card sleeves. It keeps the project swatches separated and makes them easy to see and match quickly. When I go shopping, I fold the sleeve, tuck it in a pouch, and slip it into my purse.April Schnars Lakewood, Californiaa clear viewMy husband came up with a great idea for storing small fabric pieces: business-size envelopes that have clear windows. We reuse those that come in the mail, first cutting off the flaps. I can easily see through the window what I’ve put in each envelope. For an additional clue as to what’s inside, I glue a small piece of fabric to an envelope corner.Joann Stanley Mercer, Pennsylvaniacolor by rowWhen I trace a…

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mystery row quilt

PATSLOAN.COM3RD ROW PF SIXAPPLIQUÉ PLACEMENT DIAGRAM AKitTo order a kit of fabrics for entire quilt top ($99.95 plus shipping), visit for Row 3For a list of materials to make the entire quilt, visit⁄8 yard cream flower batik (background)Scraps of gray batik (stem appliqués) and navy batik (circle appliqués)1⁄4 yard multicolor swirl batik (flower appliqués)9×21" piece (fat eighth) red sun batik (flower appliqués)1⁄8 yard green batik (leaf appliqués)Lightweight fusible webFinished quilt: 601⁄ 2_×631⁄2"Finished Row 3 block: 10×9"Finished Row 3: 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.cut fabrics for Row 3Cut pieces in the following order. Patterns are on Pattern Sheets 1 and 2.To use fusible web for appliquéing, complete the following steps.1.…

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lemonade stand

QUILTEDWORKS.COMPIECEANDQUILT.COMMaterials1⁄2 yard mottled yellow (lemon and flower appliqués, blocks)1⁄3 yard solid orange (lemon and flower appliqués)3⁄4 yard white print (lemon, pitcher insert, and flower appliqués; blocks)7⁄8 yard navy print (letter and flower appliqués, blocks)1 yard light red print (scallop and flower appliqués, blocks)9×21" piece (fat eighth) green floral (block)15⁄8 yards green print (lemon, and leaf appliqués; blocks; border; binding)7⁄8 yard mottled aqua (blocks)9×21" piece (fat eighth) blue diagonal stripe (sign and stem appliqués)9×21" piece (fat eighth) light blue floral (tablecloth appliqué1⁄4 yard mottled light blue (pitcher and flower appliqués, blocks)1⁄4 yard yellow-and-white dot (lemonade appliqué, lemonade units)1⁄4 yard cream print (blocks)1⁄3 yard dark red print (lemon, and scallop appliqués; bowl block; blocks)1⁄2 yard coral-and-red plaid (blocks)9×21" piece (fat eighth) green diagonal stripe (stem appliqué1⁄2 yard yellow-and-white floral (blocks)8" square blue-and-white…