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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting August 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.

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1 min.
letter from the editor

As my increasing stack of UFOs (unfinished objects), WIPs (works in progress), and PhDs (projects half done) indicates, I enjoy the process of making a quilt more than finishing it. There are times, however, when I need to make a project in a jiffy. That’s when I want all the fast-to-finish tips, tricks, and techniques I can find. With that in mind, each project in this issue comes with at least one time-saving option. For example, in Rustic Charm, page 38, by designers Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken, we give three different suggestions for cutting the 1,920—2½" squares needed to make the project. To save time on Made in the Shade, page 30, designer Susan Ache suggests using the Kaleido-Ruler by Marti Michell to cut multiple triangles from strip sets. And in one…

1 min.
what is your favorite fast-to-finish tip?

Choose blocks composed of square pieces with points that don’t have to match. Nine-Patch blocks are a good example.Susan Ache, designer Made in the Shade, page 30I cut leftover fabric into pieces of specific widths and lengths and store them in bins. When I need to make something quickly, I can pull out ready-to-sew pieces.Jo Kramer, designer Rustic Charm page 38I like the two layer stitch-and- flip method for appliqué because it gives the look of needle-turn appliqué.Kori Turner-Goodhart, designer Botanicals page 52I reach for precut bundles to save time choosing and cutting fabrics. I especially love 10"-square Layer Cakes by Moda Fabrics.Melissa Corry, designer Dashing Duos page 46…

1 min.
quilts & more

Find multiple projects for autumn and readers' best tips in the Fall 2019 issue of Quilts & More™ magazine, on sale July 26. 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 editors…

1 min.
@allpeoplequilt.com

PATRIOTIC PROJECTS Star blocks and red, white, and blue fabrics shine in these quilts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/715 APQ Bucket List Are you playing along with our quilting bucket list? Use projects in this issue to check off these items! • 1. Use acrylic or paper templates to piece a block. (page 30)• 2. Donate a pillowcase to charity. (page 18)• 13. Submit a reader tip. (page 10)• 19. Label a quilt. (below)• 23. Meet your quilting hero. (page 22)• 40. Learn a new embroidery stitch. (page 52) Visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/bucketlist to print the APQ Bucket List. T-SHIRT QUILTS Preserve memories in quilts designed to show off logos. AllPeopleQuilt.com/716 FAT QUARTER ♥ Use your favorite precuts in quick-to-make quilts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/717 ADD A LABEL Get tips for designing and printing labels for your quilts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/718 FOLLOW US! search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt…

1 min.
from our readers tips

BUTTONED UP Use buttons to keep earrings organized while traveling. After slipping the wires through the holes, replace the earring backs to keep the earrings secure. Daisy Peterson | Colorado Springs, Colorado STOP THE SLIP I use duct tape to secure the top of my strip ruler to my cutting mat. No more slipping! I just lift up the bottom of the ruler to remove the cut fabric and place the next piece to be cut. Nadine Bergin Sergeant Bluff, Iowa READY TO ROLL Organize rolls of interfacing and fusibles by cutting an empty cardboard gift wrap tube into 6"-long sections. Slide a roll inside each shortened tube and mark on the outside what’s inside. Rosalind Diaz | Louisville, Kentucky CUP OF TEA Repurpose a coffee mug tree to keep scissors and rotary cutters close at hand. The vertical holder…

1 min.
easy finishes

1. QUILTERS DELIGHT SAFETY PIN GRIP COVERS AND KWIK KLIP Use pin covers to protect your fingers while pin-basting a quilt sandwich with steel safety pins. The colorful covers allow you to easily guide the pins through multiple layers of fabric. The Kwik Klip tool closes and opens the pins safely and effortlessly. $20 for a package of 200 covers with pins attached, $8.95 for Kwik Klip; paulajeancreations.com 2. SPRAY N BOND BASTING ADHESIVE Temporarily hold your quilt top, batting, and backing together with spray adhesive that is repositionable, will not gum up needles, and washes out of fabric. $13.99; thermowebonline.com 3. BETTY BANDS During free-motion quilting, grip your project with lightweight bands you wear on your hands. They leave your fingers free to thread needles and wind bobbins. $15.99; steadybetty.com 4. BOHIN NEEDLE PULLER Pull needles easily through…