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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting December 2017

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.
from the editor

Finding time to sew. Christmas in July sewing promotions always seem like a great idea to me. If I can just start my projects early, then I’ll have a few handmade gifts done by the time holiday activities kick into high gear. However, in July, sewing has been known to take a back seat to watching my son’s outdoor activities or tending my flowers. Truth be told, I usually don’t get started on gift making until the calendar says December 1, and then the rush is on. If you enjoy giving handmade gifts and quilts as much as I do, it’s never too late to start. Less time can mean a more practical approach. For example, when time is short, I find a pattern that I can easily make multiples of, such…

2 min.
gift guide

1. Marbled Glass-Head Pins Pinning is prettier with Clover's glass-head pins that have a marble look in four colors . $ 6.50 ; clover-usa.com 2. Thread Organizer Wrap a skein of floss in each of 27 holes in the laser-cut organizer from Bijou Lovely . $ 14 ; bijoulovely.com 3. Snow Preprinted Panel Bonnie Sullivan ' s panel is printed with a background design and embroidery lines to make it easy to embroider and appliqué this winter scene . $ 12 ; allthroughthenight.net 4. Pencil Sharpener Use Clover ' s pencil sharpener disguised as a thimble with water-soluble pencils . $ 8.25 ; clover-usa.com 5 . Warm Crochet Scissors Available in four colors ( we chose red bronze ), these straight scissors have an antique look . $ 11.95 ; warmcrochet.com 6 . Merrily Cards An eight-card boxed set of Gingiber ' s Merrily cards match…

1 min.
allpeoplequilt.com

JOIN US Celebrate the season with Quiltmas, our weekly video series on Facebook, starting November 20. We'll share tips, tools, and gift ideas so you can have the best Christmas yet. AllPeopleQuilt.com/ quiltmas SUBSCRIBE Get our best holiday patterns and handmade gift ideas delivered right to your in-box with our free weekly newsletter. AllPeopleQuilt.com/ newsletter LISTEN IN Tune in each Monday for the American Patchwork & Quilting¨ podcast, hosted by designer Pat Sloan. It's great entertainment while wrapping presents! AllPeopleQuilt.com/ podcast FOLLOW US search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt…

2 min.
tips from readers

LET IT RIP I have found that a serrated tracing wheel works well to pre-score the lines of paper-piecing patterns so the paper easily rips off the fabric after being sewn. It works best to place a piece of foam below the paper patterns so the wheel nubs can penetrate the paper without difficulty yet not damage your work surface. JEAN WOLLER / EDGERTON, WISCONSIN SWEET MEMORIES Many members of my family have quilted for years. When asked how many quilts they’ve made, they have no idea! To help me remember the quilts I’ve made, I have a quilt scrapbook. For each quilt I include the date completed, the pattern, a flat picture of the quilt, a sample of the quilt block, and a picture of the individual receiving the quilt (or where I…

5 min.
winter retreat

Idea! Add bookcases under your sewing space to create additional storage. Idea! Use household items like trays and pretty teacups to organize beads and floss . Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio has seen the popularity of embroidery wax and wane. While today she incorporates it into her distinctive quilt designs, she first remembers embellishing friends’ jeans—and earning a little extra cash—while in high school. Though embroidery never went completely out of fashion, she credits its recent renaissance with the calm it brings to often-frenetic lives. “It’s gentle and quiet, and you don’t have to count or keep track of stitches,” she says. “You can get together with friends and stitch and talk and laugh.” Enabling others to enjoy embroidery’s soothing ambience has become something of a specialty for Meg. Eight times annually she hosts…

8 min.
holiday wishes

crabapplehillstudio.com FINISHED QUILT: 30" square FINISHED BLOCK: 4" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ▫ 18× 21" piece (fat quarter) ecru dot (quilt center, blocks) ▫ 3/8 yard red toile (blocks) ▫ 5/8 yard ecru toile (borders 2 and 4, blocks) ▫ 1/8 yard green dot (blocks) ▫ 1/8 yard red holly print (border 1) ▫ 5/8 yard red-and-white diagonal stripe (border 5, binding) ▫ 1/2 yard green holly print (border 6) ▫ 12" square white or cream muslin (interfacing) ▫ 11/8 yards backing fabric ▫ 38" square batting ▫ Fine-point permanent pen: brown (see “Add Some Color!” on page 33) ▫ Crayons: white; light and medium beige; yellow-green; light, medium, and dark green; silver; pink; medium and dark red ▫ Mounting putty (optional; see “Add Some Color!” on page 33) ▫ Variegated embroidery floss: light, medium, and dark green;…