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American Patchwork & Quilting

December 2019

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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IN THIS ISSUE

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letter from the editor

Gather your sewing and quilting supplies—it’s time to make holiday projects! I enjoy the process of making and giving gifts—probably even more than receiving them. However, I’m a bit of a procrastinator, so sometimes need projects that can be done in an evening or weekend. If that’s your situation, check out the color options in this issue. Many are smaller objects that can be made in a short period of time. Another quick project is the featured pincushion, Color Coordinated on page 24, which I patterned after a similar design in a vintage quilt. I often make test blocks before embarking on a larger project and, in this case, I turned the test block into a pincushion. I used English paper piecing to assemble it. You could skip the paper templates…

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what is your favorite holiday tradition?

“Our Advent calendar. I tuck a note with a different family activity, like writing Christmas cards or making ornaments, into each day. Occasionally the note mentions a hidden gift, and the kids use clues to find it. We rotate daily as to who gets to pick out the note.”Jessica Dayon, designer Snowed In, page 30 Peppermint Stars, page 78“Making fudge as a family. The fudge is a great gift for coaches, music teachers, scout leaders, family, and friends.”Kristin Esser, designer Indigo Illusion, page 100“Decorating our house for Christmas. We always start the day after Thanksgiving.”Annette Plog, designer Make a Trade, page 70“Our family hymn sing. We light candles, and everyone—from youngest to oldest—gets to pick a favorite hymn, which we all sing. At the end, we blow out the candles…

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quilts & more

Find projects you can make for everyone on your list in the Winter 2020 issue of Quilts & More™ magazine (on sale November 15). Buy it 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. Our Promise Prior to publication we cut, sew, and assemble blocks for every quilt to verify the accuracy of our patterns and instructions. Then an experienced team of…

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american patchwork & quilting

Group Editor JODY SANDERS Associate Editor DIANE TOMLINSON Product Editor LINDSAY MAYLAND Art Director ELIZABETH STUMBO Administrative Assistant LORI EGGERS Contributing Writers ANGELA INGLE, KRISTINE PETERSON Contributing Quilt Testers SARAH HUECHTEMAN, MONIQUE JACOBS, COLLEEN TAUKE Contributing Copy Editor MARY HELEN SCHILTZ Contributing Technical Editor CAROLYN BEAM, LISA FLYR Contributing Illustrators CHRIS NEUBAUER Contributing Stylists SONJA CARMON, CAROL LINNAN, LESLIE POYZER CRAFTS GROUP Group Editor JODY SANDERS Editors DORIS BRUNNETTE, JOANNA BURGARINO Associate Editor DIANE TOMLINSON Audience Insights Manager LINDSAY MAYLAND Design Director KIMBERLY MORGAN METZ Group Art Director NICOLE DEAN TEUT Art Director ELIZABETH STUMBO Graphic Designer ALISON GAMM Administrative Assistant LORI EGGERS EDITORIAL ADMINISTRATION Editorial Director JENNIFER DORLAND DARLING Deputy Director, Editorial & Operations KARMAN WITTRY HOTCHKISS Creative Director MICHAEL D. BELKNAP Assistant Managing Editor JENNIFER SPEER RAMUNDT Senior Copy Editor ERIKA BJORKLUND Business Manager, Editorial CINDY SLOBASZEWSKI Lead Business Office Assistant GABRIELLE RENSLOW Director, Premedia Services AMY TINCHER-DURIK Director, Quality JOSEPH KOHLER Director, Meredith Photo Studio REESE STRICKLAND Photo Studio…

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now trending

@AllPeopleQuilt.com CHRISTMAS QUILTS Deck your halls, walls, and beds with merry holiday projects. AllPeopleQuilt.com/766 APQ Bucket List Are you playing along with our quilting bucket list? Use projects in this issue to check off these items! □ 22. Sew a quilt for charity. (below)□ 26. Make a bed-size quilt, then snuggle under it. (page 30)□ 34. Finish a Christmas project before December. (left)□ 45. Make a two-color quilt. (page 78)□ 47. Alter a pattern to a size or colorway you like. (page 106) Visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/bucketlist to print the APQ Bucket List. CHARITY QUILTS Give back this season using patterns sized for the charity of your choice. AllPeopleQuilt.com/767 FOLLOW US! search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt WINTER PROJECTS Add warmth to your home with handmade decor. AllPeopleQuilt.com/768 ORNAMENTS Sew ornaments to decorate your tree or give as gifts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/769 FESTIVE GIFTS Decorate with simple-to-sew seasonal projects. AllPeopleQuilt.com/770…

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from our readers tips

CLEAR CUT To accurately square up my quilts, I use a 90° laser level, purchased at a hardware store. I place it on each quilt corner and use the projected lines to mark cutting lines. Billy Bennett Fayetteville, North Carolina ON THE SAFE SIDE When quilting a long stretch, it’s inconvenient to run out of bobbin thread. To prevent this, I wind two bobbins—one for the bobbin case and one for the spool pin. By watching the bobbin on the spool pin, I can anticipate when the bottom bobbin will run out and I don’t sew without thread. Carolyn Kaslow | Lakeland, Florida POINT OF VIEW To get an idea of how my binding fabric will look once it’s cut and sewn to a quilt, I cut a ½"-wide slit in a square of cardstock to make…

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