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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting June 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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2 min.
from the editors

What do you love? Are you a passionate piecer who loves the geometry of putting blocks together? Are you infatuated with appliqué? Is hand piecing your passion? Do you find joy in quilting your quilt, searching for the design that makes the top even more spectacular than you originally imagined? Are you delighted to make those last few stitches in the binding, knowing that the quilt is complete? No matter how much you’ve quilted, there’s generally one part of the process you don’t enjoy as much as the others and often that’s the reason a quilt doesn’t get finished. When we kicked off our 2017 UFO Challenge, we weren’t surprised when we saw via our Facebook UFO group how many people had on their UFO lists finished tops waiting to be quilted…

1 min.
keep in touch!

keep in touch! Find us online: AllPeopleQuilt.com instagram.com/allpeoplequilt facebook.com/apqmagazine pinterest.com/apqmagazine twitter.com/allpeoplequilt Retailers: To order American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts and More™, and other quilting magazines, e-mail apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064. Subscription help: Visit: AllPeopleQuilt.com/myaccount E-mail: apqcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com Call: 800/677-4876 Letters & comments: apq@meredith.com 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 at least four blocks of every quilt to verify the accuracy of our patterns and instructions. Then an experienced team of editors reviews the materials lists, how-to directions, and illustrations to make sure the information we provide you is clear, concise, and complete. The Staff of American Patchwork…

2 min.
tips from readers

THREAD PAINTING Oftentimes when I finish piecing a quilt top, I’m unsure of how I want to quilt it. To experiment with a variety of quilting designs, I cut lengths of inexpensive contrasting thread and string them on the quilt top in a chosen design. It’s a great way to test ideas because it allows me to see what my quilt will look like when it’s finished. DEBORAH GEHRINGER / VENICE, FLORIDA STOP THE CHASE After years of chasing sewing machine pedals across concrete or laminate floors, the solution hit me: Use a computer mouse pad! It works under the old metal pedal of my Pfaff 130 as well as the larger plastic pedal of my Viking Sapphire. TINK LINHART / GRAFTON, WISCONSIN FOLLOW THE LEADER I cut leftover binding into 11?2"-long pieces and use them as…

4 min.
which “color of the year” is your favorite?

PPG Pittsburgh Paints The Voice of Color chose a shade steeped in luxury and depth. Because it has a bit of gray, it can act as an unexpected neutral. Pair with peach, yellow, red, or taupe The color experts at Pantone chose a fresh hue that reminds us of nature's beauty and new beginnings. It combines well with both bright and natural colors. Pair with blue, coral, purple, or brown The paint company Benjamin Moore chose a rich and mysterious color that can be a neutral or stand out when joined with lighter colors. Pair with teal, pale pink, burgundy, or rust Fabric company Robert Kaufman chose a playful pink. While it's distinctive, it doesn't overpower and elicits a soft, antique vibe. Pair with green, mustard, white, or navy THESE AREN’T THE ONLY COLORS WE LOVE THIS YEAR!…

5 min.
get to know designer alison glass

How do you get inspiration for the themes and color ranges of your fabric collections? My fabric collections have a lot of personal meaning, much more than I share publicly. The design and color are often tied to themes, and themes generally grow out of feelings and connections to people in my world that I care strongly about. The actual motifs develop from things I see and reinterpret into repeat designs. The idea of color inspiration is hard to answer. I adore color, and if I collect anything, I’d say that I collect colors in my mind. When I’m drawing, even though it starts in pencil—black and white—I see the drawings in color. Figuring out the specific colors is both the most important and most natural part of the process for…

9 min.
get to know designer kathy doughty

What are your favorite two- and three-color combinations? I tend to gravitate to three-color combinations from the secondary color group. Plum, green, and orange are my base favorites. Plum can fade to lilac or warm up to be a nice magenta. Greens can be blue- or yellow-based, light or dark. Oranges are handy for warming up the story and tend to be a bit earthy. I like pattern so most of my fabrics expand the options as the project grows. I might start out with a tight palette, but it always grows. How do you get inspiration for the themes and color ranges of your fabric collections? Inspiration is a combination of life experiences—both cultural and the natural environment in which we live. I also rely heavily on my experience gathering fabrics for…