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Quilt SamplerQuilt Sampler

Quilt Sampler Spring - Summer 2017

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 Corporation
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1 min.
from the editor

What keeps you going back to your favorite independently owned quilt shops? We know quilters appreciate a variety of fabric choices, classes, samples, and tools. But I really think it all boils down to making a connection—a connection to the friendly faces of the owners and staff , a link to fellow customers, and a sense of pride in supporting a locally owned business. The team behind Quilt Sampler® logged countless hours and traveled many miles to find and feature the shops in this issue. Each of the eleven shop profiles recognizes owners that are dedicated to futhering the bond within the quilting community, and each exclusive project reflects the shop’s personality. No matter if these shops are near or far to your home base, I hope you’re inspired as you visit…

5 min.
positive vibes

location: Temecula, California established: 2014 size: 1,000 square feet “Owning a quilt shop is truly what I’m supposed to be doing with my life,” says Sue Stone, owner of Needle in a Fabric Stash. “I get so much joy from customers who are delighted with their purchases and beginning quilters who become more confident in their skills.” Located in Temecula, California, about 60 miles northeast of San Diego in a region known for its wineries, the shop is energized by the sum of its parts, not the least of which are the large windows that look out on a tree-filled sports park. “I used to teach in a dark room I dubbed ‘the math cave,’” says Sue, who admits she “drooled over” the shop before she leased it. “It’s so nice to look out…

4 min.

MATERIALS • 31/2 yards cream print (blocks, quilt center, inner border) • 12—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted prints (blocks, outer border) • 1/3 yard owl print (blocks) • 5/8 yard blue print (binding) • 51/3 yards backing fabric • 75×95" batting • Multiple Size Half-Hexagon Ruler from Marti Michell (optional; frommarti.com) Finished quilt: 663/4×861/2" Finished block: 231/4×26" 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. Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric. CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. Patterns are on Pattern Sheet 2. Instead of patterns, designer Sue Stone used the Multiple Size Half-Hexagon Ruler from Marti Michell (frommarti.com) to cut pieces for the hexagon units. If you are using this product, refer…

5 min.
expanding traditions

location: Intercourse, Pennsylvania established: 2014 size: 3,500 square feet “All the completed quilts we sell are hand-quilted. That’s common to us, but you don’t have to go far to find it’s unusual.” In the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country stands a building that has served as a site of commerce for more than 150 years. When visitors enter The Old Country Store, they get a feeling of stepping back in time. And though assorted crafts and gifts recall an earlier time, the shop’s fabric selections—including Moda Fabrics’ Kansas Troubles and those designed by Tula Pink, Alison Glass, and Kaffe Fassett—are more contemporary. Husband-and-wife team Dean and Jan Mast have incorporated something to please just about everyone. “We have Civil War and 1930s-inspired reproductions, and we were instrumental in establishing the local Modern Quilt Guild,” Jan…

5 min.
tumbling cubes

MATERIALS • 18—1/4-yard pieces or 41/2 yards total assorted dark batiks (diamond units) • 18—1/4-yard pieces or 41/2 yards total assorted medium batiks (diamond units) • 18—1/4-yard pieces or 41/2 yards total assorted light batiks (diamond units, units A–D) • 11/8 yards cream batik (inner border) • 4 yards blue batik (outer border, binding) • 102/3 yards backing fabric • 111×127" batting • Acrylic ruler marked with 60° angle • Water-soluble fabric pen Finished quilt: 1021/2×1181/2" (king-size with 13" drop; queen-size with 21" drop) 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. Press seams open unless otherwise directed. CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. Cut outer border strips lengthwise (parallel to selvages); measure and cut carefully, as you will use all 42" of fabric width. From assorted…

5 min.
cabin fever

location: Bixby, Oklahoma established: 2007 size: 2,200 square feet Situated in the cooling shade of 40 towering pecan trees, The Log Cabin Quilt Shop occupies a lofty log cabin structure in the northeastern quadrant of Oklahoma, about 10 miles southeast of Tulsa. Inside and out, the shop, completed in 2007, feels authentic with splendid samples hanging from the rafters of the A-frame cabin, kits and precuts lining country cupboards, and fabrics in warming colors and patterns filling the shelves. About 150 bolts of wildlife fabric echo the cabin’s rustic theme. “I love nature,” shop owner Dianna LeClair says. The shop offers a large collection of piecing and quilt backing options and more than 500 bolts of flannel. There’s also a demand for wool to complement the selection of small projects. Batik fabrics and holiday,…