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Quilt Sampler

Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2019

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.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

1 min.
from the staff

After a long winter, nothing beckons quite like an open road. While you’re basking in sunshine and making travel plans, remember to include quilt shops in your explorations. There’s always something to discover in the world of quilting. New notions, techniques, fabric, and patterns are all out there waiting to be found. And what better place to discover them than in one of our 10 favorite destination quilt shops? In this issue of Quilt Sampler® magazine, we take you on a coast-to-coast journey of dazzling shops to ignite your creativity. Not only are the must-see shops inspiring on their own, but each shares an exclusive project that showcases its talented staff, unique perspective, or fresh techniques. Plus, each project has a kit available for purchase, so once you are back home…

1 min.
trending @allpeoplequilt.com

VISIT QUILT MUSEUMS If you’re traveling this summer, make sure to check out a museum from our list. AllPeopleQuilt.com/701 TUNE IN Visit our library to watch how-to videos on quilting techniques and fun sewing projects. AllPeopleQuilt.com/videos SUBSCRIBE Get patterns and tips delivered right to your in-box with our free weekly newsletter. AllPeopleQuilt.com/newsletter GIVE BACK Donate pillowcases in your local community as part of our One Million Pillowcase Challenge. AllPeopleQuilt.com/pillowcase SHOP YOUR FAVES Buy reader-favorite patterns and exclusive products at our online store. APQShop.com JOIN OUR BUCKET LIST Print a list designed to encourage you to try new things, meet new quilting friends, and accomplish a lot of sewing! AllPeopleQuilt.com/702 TAKE YOUR EPP TO GO See creative ways to take English paper piecing projects on your next road trip! AllPeopleQuilt.com/703 CONQUER YOUR UFOS We asked our readers what their biggest challenges are for finishing those projects. We…

4 min.
leavenworth quilt company

SHOP OWNER Lynn Reppas ESTABLISHED 2013 SIZE 1,000 Square Feet MORE INFO? leavenworthquiltco.com Some people have never met a stranger. That’s true of Lynn Reppas, owner of Leavenworth Quilt Company, and doubly true for the shop’s hometown of Leavenworth in central Washington. Both are small in size but offer an extra-large welcome to visitors. Nestled on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains, Leavenworth is surrounded on all sides by majestic peaks—much like mountain villages in Germany and Austria. In fact, after the logging and railroad industries departed Leavenworth in the late 1950s, leaving it nearly a ghost town, community leaders proposed turning the once-typical downtown into a Bavarian-theme village to play up all of the wonderful aspects of Leavenworth: its mountainous surroundings, snowy winters, and warm springs and summers. The gamble paid off, and Lynn says the community…

5 min.
perpetual motion

Materials Finished Quilt: 80" square Finished Block: 12" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Fabrics are from the Itty Bitty collection by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs for Henry Glass & Co. (henryglassfabrics.net). □ 15—⅓-yard pieces or 3. yards total assorted dark prints (blocks, border 3) □ 10—3⁄8-yard pieces or 3. yards total assorted light prints (blocks, border 3) □ ¼ yard solid navy (border 1) □ 2⅝ yards rust print (borders 2 and 4, binding) □ 7⅓ yards backing fabric □ 88" square batting □ Acrylic ruler marked with 45° angle Cut Fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. From assorted dark prints, cut: • 25—31⁄2×21" strips • 100—37⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally to make 200 triangles total • 92—2" squares From assorted light prints, cut: • 25—31⁄2×21" strips • 100—37⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally to…

4 min.
prairie point quilt & fabric shop

SHOP OWNERS John and Susan Thorup ESTABLISHED 2013 SIZE 2,700 Square Feet MORE INFO? prairiepoint.com Store owner Susan Thorup overhears all sorts of juicy nuggets from her customers at Prairie Point Quilt & Fabric Shop in Lenexa, Kansas. Not that she’s actively eavesdropping—she just catches their gasps when they come into the store, their cooing over wall after wall of fanciful fabrics, and the oohs and aahs at the sample projects draped here and hung there. “People come in from out of town, and they tell us their friends told them they have to go to Prairie Point,” Susan says. Such accolades are sweet confirmation to Susan and her husband, John, who bought Prairie Point Quilts (and renamed it) five years ago. A longtime sewer and high school home economics teacher, Susan spent years in a supporting role at…

2 min.
sweet lullaby

Materials Finished Quilt: 45½×57½" Finished Block: 6" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Fabrics are from the Porcelain collection by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). □ 4—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted cream prints (blocks) □ 12—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted red, pink, green, and gray prints (blocks) □ 1¼ yards pink floral (border, binding) □ 3 yards backing fabric □ 54×66" batting Cut Fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. From assorted cream prints, cut: • 48—37⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 96 small triangles total From each red, pink, green, and gray print, cut: • 2—67⁄8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 large triangles total • 4—31⁄2" squares From pink floral, cut: • 5—5×42" strips for border • 6—21⁄2×42" binding strips Assemble Blocks Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. Press seams in…