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American Patchwork & QuiltingAmerican Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting

April 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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letter from the editor

Were you a curious child? Did you ask lots of questions, always wondering how things were made? As adults we tend to think we have it all figured out. We stop asking how things get done. I challenge you to revive your natural curiosity by trying something new this year.Our research shows that most quilters piece with a sewing machine, often chain-piecing multiples as an efficient way to get a project done quickly. While I can appreciate the need for speed, I also challenge you to slow down, to take time to enjoy the process.In this issue we have multiple projects to help you go slowly, including wool felt hand appliqué, Carrot Patch, page 44; hand piecing, Adore the Floor, page 58; foundation paper piecing, Rustic Mountain Snowflake, page 76;…

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american patchwork & quilting

Explore color and design and participate in an all-new quilt-along with the 10+ projects in the Summer 2019 issue of Quilts & More™ magazine (on sale April 19). Buy it at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or at AllPeopleQuilt.com/shop.Find us online:AllPeopleQuilt.comsearch: AllPeopleQuiltSubscription help:AllPeopleQuilt.com/myaccountapqcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com800/677-4876Retailers: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 PromisePrior to publication we cut, sew, and assemble blocks for every quilt to verify the accuracy of our patterns and instructions. Then an experienced…

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@allpeoplequilt.com

TAKE GOOD CARELearn to wash, store, and care for your quilts so they can be enjoyed for generations to come!AllPeopleQuilt.com/668☑ APQ Bucket ListAre you playing along with our quilting bucket list? Use projects in this issue to check off these items!⃞ 7. Sew accurately using foundation piecing. (page 76)⃞ 15. Join a fun quilt-a-long. (page 34)⃞ 24. Make a quilt using only solids. (page 70)⃞ 31. Try English paper piecing. (page 86)⃞ 33. Safely wash and store your quilts. (left)Visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/bucketlist to print the APQ Bucket List.BIND IT BETTERDiscover two methods for no-bulk binding.AllPeopleQuilt.com/669FOLLOW US!search: American Patchwork & Quilting@allpeoplequiltMASTER ¼" SEAMSFind four tips for achieving an accurate quarter-inch seam.AllPeopleQuilt.com/670QUILT IT YOURSELFLearn to quilt seven common blocks on your home sewing machine.AllPeopleQuilt.com/671DO IT BY HANDGet tips and see tools for improving…

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from our readers tips

SWAP FLOSS FOR FLOSSI fill empty dental floss containers with embroidery floss. To dispense the floss tangle-free, I close the lid and pull the floss through the opening.QUICK PICKUPDURING THE FEW MINUTES IT TAKES FOR MY IRON TO HEAT UP, I ORGANIZE MY SEWING AREA. IF I DO A LITTLE BIT EACH TIME I USE MY IRON, I DON'T FACE A BIG MESS AT THE END OF A SEWING SESSION.CLEAN SLATEI HAVE FOUND THAT A DRY BATH PUFF (THE ROUND NET VARIETY) WILL CLEAN A CUTTING MAT. I SIMPLY RUB A PUFF OVER MY MAT SEVERAL TIMES TO LOOSEN AND PULL OUT THE FABRIC FIBERS.TAKE A NUMBERWhen I buy a spool of thread, I use a fine-tip permanent marker to write the color number on the end of the spool.…

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small tools, big help!

1. HANDI QUILTER HANDI LIGHTPlug the LED light into the USB port on your sewing machine and clamp it in place to direct additional light to your quilting area. The flexible neck allows you to focus the light right where it's needed. $25.95; handiquilter.com2. SEW STANDARD SEAM GUIDEThis 4-in-1 tool functions as a ruler, has a 45° line for trimming triangle-squares (2a), has a seam guide (2b) to mark your machine's seams from ⅛" to 2", and has a ¼" marking tool for binding. $6.48; fatquartershop.com3. ROXANNE GLUE-BASTE-IT DIP & DABThe small applicator that comes in this glue bottle creates thin lines and minuscule dots of glue for concise placement of appliqué shapes, embellishments, and binding. The tiny bottle (0.12 ounce) is handy for traveling. $3.25; colonialneedle.com4. SCHMETZ SUPER NONSTICK…

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from the crafts lab books

WHIMSICAL WOOL APPLIQUÉMix and match 50 garden-theme wool appliqué blocks in seven quilt projects. Author Kim Schaefer also shares tips for fusible appliqué and embroidery. $24.95; ctpub.comADVENTURES IN PAPER PIECING & DESIGNBuild your paper-piecing skills with more than 30 paper-pieced blocks from author Sarah Elizabeth Sharp. Learn the basics, then practice drafting your own paper-piecing designs. $27.95; ctpub.comTHE SPLENDID SAMPLER 2Explore 100 blocks compiled by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson that feature patchwork, appliqué, embroidery, and paper piecing. $28.99; shopmartingale.comA STITCH IN TIMEAuthor Sharon Burgess shares 18 projects that combine English paper piecing, embroidery, hand quilting, laces, and other trims. $19.87; tuvapublishing.com ■…

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