Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2021

Go on a virtual shop hop through the pages of Quilt Sampler™. In each issue, you'll get a peek inside 10 top quilt shops and instructions for 10 exclusive quilt projects, one from every shop.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
7,30 €(IVA inc.)

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2 min.
from the editor

Opening a quilt shop is a dream of many quilters. As a matter of fact, I seriously considered it at a time when my professional life was at a fork in the road. While I didn’t take that fork, I’m reminded of it with every issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, where twice a year we share the stories of 10 shop owners who made that dream come true. In this issue, we feature a husband and wife who opened a shop in retirement (page 48), a restaurateur who decided to go into the business when her two local quilt shops closed (page 108), and a young woman who found her calling as a shop owner after finishing college (page 8). Though their backstories differ, they all built thriving businesses that…

1 min.
now trending @allpeoplequilt.com

SCRAPPY QUILTS Make a quilt entirely from your stash using these quilt patterns. AllPeopleQuilt.com/011 LISTEN Tune in to our free weekly podcast to hear tips from our editors. AllPeopleQuilt.com/podcast SUBSCRIBE Get patterns delivered right to your in-box with our free newsletter. AllPeopleQuilt.com/newsletter SHOP Buy reader-favorite patterns and exclusive products at our online store. APQShop.com DECLUTTER YOUR ROOM This no-fail plan shows you how to confront a messy quilting room. AllPeopleQuilt.com/012 PATRIOTIC PROJECTS Red, white, and blue fabrics star in these quilts and table toppers. AllPeopleQuilt.com/013 TACKLE UFOs Complete your unfinished objects using our helpful guide. AllPeopleQuilt.com/014 QUICK & EASY Whip up a quilt in no time using simple patterns that come together fast. AllPeopleQuilt.com/015 Follow Us /AllPeopleQuilt /AllPeopleQuilt @allpeoplequilt @allpeoplequilt…

6 min.
box car quilts

SHOP OWNERS Laura and Amy Turner ESTABLISHED 2017 SIZE 1,600+ square feet MORE INFO? boxcarquilts.com Children have a way of getting their parents to grant their hearts’ desires, and Laura Turner, owner of Box Car Quilts in Cross Roads, Texas, a community of 1,400 about 45 minutes from Dallas, is no exception. When she acquired three Singer Featherweight machines shortly after opening the store, she fell in love with them. “I quickly realized they had a loyal following,” she says. “I told my dad we should carry them.” His answer? “No.” Laura then tried to convince him that he should service Featherweights but he again said no. However, after hearing customers talking about them, he did some homework and changed his mind. “We have now sold well over 100 Featherweights, and he has serviced hundreds of them,” Laura says.…

1 min.
out & about

PRAIRIE HOUSE Serving a hearty menu for all three meals, plus barbecue cooked over a mesquite fire, Prairie House is one of Laura’s local favorites. 940/440-9760; phtexas.com BEBO’S AND KATHY’S CAFÉ This cafe has something for everyone: breakfast platters, unique burgers, mouthwatering catfish, and fabulous desserts. 940/365-1019; facebook.com/bebos-cafe-147728968612789/ TEXAS-TULIPS, LLC Tiptoe through—and picnic among—the tulips at this Instagram-worthy (@texas.tulips) seasonal attraction. 940/440-0232; texas-tulips.com…

5 min.
snapshot stars

Materials Finished Quilt: 67½×82½" Finished Block: 14" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Fabrics are from various collections by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Designs (rileyblakedesigns.com). □ 10—1/3-yard pieces assorted pink prints (blocks)□ 10—1/3-yard pieces assorted aqua prints (blocks)□ 4—11/8-yard pieces assorted white prints (blocks, sashing strips)□ 3/4 yard red print (sashing squares, binding)□ 1 yard aqua floral (border)□ 51/8 yards backing fabric□ 76×91" batting Cut Fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. From each assorted pink print and each assorted aqua print, cut: • 2—11⁄2×141⁄2" rectangles• 2—11⁄2×121⁄2" rectangles• 2—11⁄2×101⁄2" rectangles• 2—11⁄2×81⁄2" rectangles• 4—41⁄2" squares• 1—31⁄2" square• 4—23⁄8" squares From each assorted white print, cut: • 13—11⁄2×141⁄2" sashing strips (you will use 49 of the 52 total strips cut)• 10—11⁄2×121⁄2" rectangles• 10—11⁄2×101⁄2" rectangles• 10—11⁄2×81⁄2" rectangles• 10—11⁄2×61⁄2" rectangles• 5—41⁄4" squares• 20—2" squares From red print, cut: •…

6 min.
red-roxy quilt co.

SHOP OWNERS Roxanne Schnitzler and Jessica Rediske ESTABLISHED 2013 SIZE MORE INFO? redroxyquiltco.com For a long time Roxanne Schnitzler, who had been in county law enforcement for 23 years, dreamed of owning a fabric shop. When she opened a fortune cookie that predicted “a new business venture is coming your way” and a local quilt shop in Decorah, Iowa, about 200 miles northeast of Des Moines, was put up for sale, it didn’t take long for Roxanne to talk her banker daughter, Jessica Rediske, into making her dream come true. They bought the store and stamped their style on the business, including a new name, Red-Roxy Quilt Co., a mashup of the owners’ names. “Since opening, we’ve moved the shop away from the traditional, dark fabrics of the previous owner toward a nontraditional, bright, and lively gathering place,”…