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American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting

December 2020

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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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6 Issues

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2 min.
from the editor

I’M WRITING ANOTHER EDITOR’S LETTER IN AN OFFICE BUILDING THAT IS EERILY QUIET. This is the third one I’ve written during the pandemic. Most of my coworkers are still working from home, and those of us in the office are social distancing and wearing masks when away from our desks. The pace of mask making hasn’t changed either. It’s still a popular activity and new products—see “Mask–Making Made Easier,” below—have grown up around it. One 2020 change in American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine was the addition of the column My Most Cherished Quilt, on the last page of each issue. When I approach a maker about participating, I don’t pick the quilt or suggest a topic. The maker decides. Sometimes the quilt is chosen for sentimental reasons. Sometimes it is based on…

1 min.
mask making made easier

Homemade masks are not meant to take the place of N95 medical-grade masks. Rather, they serve as barriers to the transmission of germs, including COVID-19. 01 | A nonskid cutting template has markings for small, medium, and large mask sizes. $13.99; creativegridsusa.com 02 | Lightweight nonwoven sew-in interfacing can be added to masks as a middle layer to improve stability. $8.99; thermowebmasksnow.com 03 | A 1-yard printed fabric panel features curved and pleated masks that can be cut out. Instructions are printed along the panel edge. $11.98; fatquartershop.com 04 | Pair the Olson Face Mask Die with a die cutter and mat, and you can cut multiple layers of fabric at a time. $79.99; accuquilt.com…

1 min.
coming soon

On Sale October 30 Create joy with handmade gifts and projects in the Winter 2021 issue of Quilts & More magazine. • Make multiples of giftable ornaments and pot holders that stitch up quickly.• Decorate your home with seasonal pillows, table toppers, and quilts.• Try your hand at bag making with a stylish tote. 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, as long as visible credit is given to the designer and American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.…

1 min.
@allpeoplequilt.com

search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt ORNAMENTS Stitch ornaments to decorate your tree or give as gifts. AllPeopleQuilt.com/931 CHRISTMAS QUILTS Sew merry quilts to decorate your home for the holidays. AllPeopleQuilt.com/932 WINTER PROJECTS Add warmth to your home with handmade decor. AllPeopleQuilt.com/934 TABLE TOPPERS Adorn your holiday table with a festive runner. AllPeopleQuilt.com/935 HEARTFELT GIFTS Make presents for everyone on your list. AllPeopleQuilt.com/936 ONE MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE GIVE A GREAT GIFT Are you donating pillowcases during the holidays? Consider sewing a pillowcase that can double as a gift bag. You can stuff it with toiletries and other necessities for an extra-special gift. AS OF AUGUST 23, 970,491 pillowcases had been added to our counter! Get the free pattern at AllPeopleQuilt.com/933.…

1 min.
why didn’t i think of that?

I place NONSLIP PLASTIC SHELF LINER under my cutting mat to keep the mat from moving when I’m cutting fabric. The liner does not need to be the width and length of the mat. A strip down the middle will work! SHERRY AUCOIN Luling, Louisiana When I finish a quilt top that I won’t have time to machinequilt for a few months (or longer), I SPRAY-BASTE the quilt sandwich layers together, iron them smooth, and machine-baste 1?8" from the edges. This securely holds the layers together until I’m ready to work on the project again. HELEN SCOTT Lafayette, Indiana SAVE THE DATE Like many quilters, I have several rotary cutters. On the way to a class or retreat I invariably would grab the dullest one. Now I mark the date on a blade when I change it…

1 min.
holiday gift giving

FREEBIE Download and print the Handmade Holiday Gift Tracker at AllPeopleQuilt.com/937. Don’t Forget: For groups of people like teachers, coworkers, book club members, or neighbors, pick projects that are easy to make in multiples. Personalize items with fabrics individual recipients will love. When you’re making a quilt that you plan to send to a longarm quilter to finish, contact the quilter early to reserve a spot. Everyone’s schedules get busy around the holidays. Attach a label to a gifted quilt so the recipient can remember the details about who made the quilt and when. Learn how to add a label at AllPeopleQuilt.com/938. Add a handmade touch to your wrapping. Use a strip of fabric to make a pretty bow. Or cut holiday motifs from fabric and glue them to a gift tag or card. If you’re unable…