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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting August 2015

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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2 min.
from the editors

Fabric. We love it by the yard and by the piece. We love our stashes and our scraps. And, in the last several years, we’ve also fallen in love with precuts. Whether you like the long and lanky strips, the oh-so-efficient squares, the time-saving triangles, or the hip hexies, there is an option for you! When I started quilting, precuts meant fat quarters—18×21" pieces of fabric that were especially useful whenyou needed a sizable fabric piece for appliqué or simplywanted to build a scrappy stash. I happily collected themlike candy. But when precut strips and squares arrivedon the scene and patterns were written with their sizes inmind (including two in this issue), many quilters becametruly passionate about precuts. What is it that draws us to them? Is it the fact that having…

4 min.
sew in the know

by the numbers We asked our readers which precut size they prefer. use fat quarters fat quarters Typically folded and soldindividually or packaged in atowering bundle, the 18×21"rectangles win the precutpopularity contest. Theterm fat comes fromthe quarter-yard cutthat offers more widththan a traditionalquarter-yard(9×42") cut. strips Of the strip options,those cut 21∕2_×42" arequilters’ top choice. The lengths also areavailable in 11∕2", 5",and 6" widths. Precut strips areoften rolledtogether toshowcase thevariety of prints. Squares Squares commonly comein 21∕2", 5" (charm squares),and 10" sizes. Theysometimes have pinkededges, and each packagecontains an average of40 pieces. WANT MORE? Turn to page 92 to learn more about the evergrowing assortment of precut shapes and sizes. FABRICS, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Simply Colorful by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com), Aunt Grace Simpler Sampler by Judie Rothermel for Marcus Fabrics (marcusfabrics.com), Tonga Treat Minis (5" Squares) in Pashmina…

2 min.
tips from readers

DIY LIGHT BOX Once when I was stitching with my sewing group, I needed to trace appliqué patterns onto fusible web but no light box was available. I used a clear plastic project box and the flashlight app on my cell phone to make my own! Bobbi DelsingCottage Grove, Minnesota BATTING IN ORDER Instead of taking up precious storage space with batting and fiberfill, I use those materials to stuff my decorative pillow shams. This trick also saves me from buying extra pillow forms. Rebecca HugdahlCanyon Lake, Texas reuse spools In order to prevent embroideryfloss from getting tangled, I windindividual colors around empty threadspools. I write the floss color numberon a piece of masking tape and stick itto one end of the spool so I can keeptrack of the thread colors. Shannon KrauseHartford, Wisconsin keep it clean After I complete…

7 min.
family ties

Like mother, like daughter. The idiom fits Bonnie Olaveson and her daughter, Camille Roskelley. But it applies just as well to Bonnie and her 88-year-old mother, Phyllis, who’s still making quilts, and to Phyllis’ mother and her mother before her. “Quilters go way back in our family,” Camille says. “We joke that it’s in our genes. I don’t remember a time in my life when my mom wasn’t sewing and she feels the same about her mom.” Bonnie and Camille each have their own pattern companies—Cotton Way, which Bonnie started 25 years ago, and T himble Blossoms, which Camille launched in 2007. Together they’re responsible for designing morethan a dozen lines of cheerful Moda fabric, including their newest, Hello Darling. Working as a team wasn’t part of a master plan, but it doesn’t…

11 min.
picking violets

NANCYRINKDESIGNS.COM materials 17⁄8 yards cream-and-tan print (blocks, sashing) 21⁄8 yards lavender floral (blocks, outer border, binding) 5⁄8 yard purple floral (blocks, appliqués) 11⁄3 yards burgundy tone-on-tone (blocks, sashing, appliqués, middle border) 3⁄8 yard green floral (blocks, appliqués) 7⁄8 yard green plaid (blocks, appliqués) 2⁄3 yard burgundy plaid (blocks, appliqués) 1⁄2 yard pink print (blocks, appliqués) 17⁄8 yards cream-and-lavender floral (inner border) 71⁄4 yards backing fabric 86" square batting Water-soluble fusible stabilizer, such as Wash-Away Appliqué Sheets from C&T Publishing, ctpub.com (optional) Fabric glue stick (optional) Finished quilt: 771⁄2" square Finished blocks: 12" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unlessotherwise stated. Press seams in directions indicated byarrows on diagrams. If no direction isspecified, press seam toward darker fabric. cut fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. Cut inner border strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages). Patterns…

7 min.
by the sea

MARYELIZABETHKINCH.COM materials 5⁄8 yard rust shot cotton(units, border 2) 5⁄8 yard moss green shot cotton (units,border 3) 15⁄8 yards aqua shot cotton (units,border 4, binding) 5⁄8 yard pale blue shot cotton (units,border 1) 27⁄8 yards backing fabric 50" square batting Finished quilt: 417⁄8" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include 1⁄4" seamallowances. Sew with right sides togetherunless otherwise stated. Press seams in directions indicated byarrows on diagrams. If no direction isspecified, press seam toward darker fabric. designer notes Mary Elizabeth Kinch actually used fourshades of rust shot cotton and six shadesof aqua shot cotton in this quilt. “The sameshot cotton color can vary from bolt to bolt,”she says. “If you want your quilt colors to beuniform, buy sufficient quantities for yourentire project from the same bolts.” To pump up the variety, Mary Elizabeth chose to make…