American Patchwork & Quilting

February 2022

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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you are never too old to learn something new.

Though I am decades past my college days, I still have a desire to learn. And though I’ve been a quilter for 32 years, in my job as editor of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine I learn something new every day. It may be I hear about the latest cutting technique, discover an easier way to machine-quilt a design, or find a different way to look at color combinations. One of the ways I learn new things is by studying vintage and antique quilts. From their block designs, quilting motifs, and fabric types, I get clues about when, where, and why quilts were made. If you’re looking for a quilt project based on designs from the past, we have two in this issue: Close to Home, page 32, from designer and historian…

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coming soon

Quilts & More Spring 2022 Get ready for spring in style. • Make a reusable shopping bag.• Discover creative ideas for simple storage solutions.• Start the NEW Seasonal Series: Mini Medallion Quilts.• Buy the issue at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or at Find us online: search: AllPeopleQuilt Subscription help: 800/677-4876 Retailers: To order American Patchwork & Quilting®, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts & More™, and other quilting magazines, email 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.…

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search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt ORGANIZE FABRIC Find solutions for sorting and storing your stash. Listen to episodes of the American Patchwork & Quilting® podcast while wrapping gifts, organizing your sewing space, or talking a walk. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or at DECLUTTER YOUR ROOM Kick clutter to the curb with our no-fail plan. More Online STORE SUPPLIES Adopt clever ideas for storing your most-used tools. UNRULY RULERS Get acrylic rulers and templates under control. VALENTINE’S DAY Stitch to your heart’s content with these lovely sewing projects.…

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why didn't i think of that?

Because the paper label on a spool of thread sometimes pulls off, I write the thread number and name and the date I purchased it on the spool rim with a finetip permanent marker. That way if I need to get more, I know exactly what to buy. PAM BIEHLESt. Louis, Missouri I use a small bud vase to hold my seam ripper in a vertical position when I need to cut apart chain-pieced quilt blocks. It’s such a time-saver! I like to use a vase from my childhood. It brings back warm memories of my mom displaying violets I had hand-picked for her. NANCY GROVEMontoursville, Pennsylvania I back my small rulers and templates with white paper cut to their different sizes and shapes so I can identify them at a glance. To store…

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fabric scrap organization

Q As I work on different projects, I toss my scraps into a big bin. When I finally need them, I’m overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. How do I organize my scraps so I can actually use them? Donna Ricker LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY For something so small, scraps can be a big problem if you don’t have a method to organize them. Review this chart to find your ideal scrap-saving philosophy, then implement the tips on the next page to get your scraps under control. What size fabric do you consider a scrap? Sort by Size If you organize scraps by size, it allows you to choose patterns that use many of the same-size pieces over and over, such as those with triangle-square, Flying Geese, or Four-Patch units. Quilters who sort by size like…

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products & books we love

1. THE RULER APP Keep your cutting table organized with a 23×4¼" wooden rack that has six slots to hold rulers and templates upright and a portable galvanized bucket that can contain cutting tools or fabric scraps. $20.99; 2. FLOSS FLOWER THREAD BOBBINS Store embroidery floss on plastic flower-shape bobbins. Use a book ring to keep the bobbins for each project together. $8.98 for a set of 12; 3. MIMMO CADDY Transport your quilting project in style with a 14½×9½×7" carrier that has two removable dividers and eight pockets, including a zippered pocket with five elastic loops for holding tools in place. Made of heavy-duty felt, the carrier has a reinforced base and secure handles and can hold up to 50 pounds. $33.97; 4. SLAP & WRAP PEELS Keep spools of thread neat, rolls…