Quilt Sampler Fall/Winter 2019

Go on a virtual shop hop through the pages of Quilt Sampler™. In each issue, you'll get a peek inside 10 top quilt shops and instructions for 10 exclusive quilt projects, one from every shop.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation

in this issue

1 min
from the editor

hit the road Hi! I’m Doris, the new editor of Quilt Sampler® magazine. I’ve read this publication faithfully for the last 15 years, using it as a road trip guide and to daydream about traveling to new locations and fabulous new-to-me shops! What I love most about Quilt Sampler is that it’s focused on supporting independent quilt shops, whether it’s your local shop or one you explore on your next trip. I’m thrilled to introduce you to the next 10 top shops. This issue has a great mix of stores, including small town and urban locations and those with modern and traditional aesthetics. One common theme is that the owners and staff are all dedicated and passionate about teaching the craft and sharing their knowledge, particularly with beginners. Following each shop profile is…

1 min
trending @allpeoplequilt.com

SEW ON THE GO These projects will easily fit in a travel bag and are great for stitching while riding in a car, waiting in an airport, or relaxing outdoors. AllPeopleQuilt.com/747 TUNE IN Visit our library to watch how-to videos on quilting techniques and fun sewing projects. AllPeopleQuilt.com/videos SUBSCRIBE Get patterns and tips delivered right to your in-box with our free weekly newsletter. AllPeopleQuilt.com/newsletter GIVE BACK Donate pillowcases in your local community as part of our One Million Pillowcase Challenge. AllPeopleQuilt.com/pillowcase Follow Us /AllPeopleQuilt /AllPeopleQuilt @allpeoplequilt @allpeoplequilt SHOP YOUR FAVES Buy reader-favorite patterns and exclusive products at our online store. APQShop.com EASY ORGANIZERS Corral your small sewing tools in quick-to-sew carriers. AllPeopleQuilt.com/748 ANTIQUE QUILT CARE See how to buy, repair, wash, and store your vintage finds. AllPeopleQuilt.com/749 SHOPPING ADVICE When you come across a fabric you love but you don’t have a particular project in mind for it, find tips for how much to buy. AllPeopleQuilt.com/750…

5 min
not your mama’s quilt store

SHOP OWNER Tisha Copeland ESTABLISHED 2014 SIZE 1,700 Square Feet MORE INFO? notyourmamasquiltstore.com Tisha Copeland specializes in bright. The energetic owner of Not Your Mama’s Quilt Store in Plano, Texas, a community about 20 miles north of Dallas, attributes it to her heritage. “My personal style can be seen in my store. It reflects my Hispanic ethnicity and culture, which is very colorful,” she says. “When I look at fabric, I want to make sure it’s colorful and fun and happy enough that people will want to buy it.” Tisha has lived in Plano for 35 years, though she grew up in San Antonio, where the women in her family sewed clothes. Her grandmother taught her to sew when Tisha was 5 years old. She learned about quilting nearly two decades ago when she happened upon an episode of…

7 min
sun & shade

Buy the Kit To order a kit of fabrics for quilt top and binding for $132.99 plus shipping, contact Not Your Mama’s Quilt Store, 972/612-2641; notyourmamasquiltstore.com. Materials Finished Quilt: 72½" square Finished Blocks: 12" square (blocks 1–3), 8" square (Block 4), 8×12" (blocks 5 and 6) Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Fabrics are from the Bella Solids collection for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). □ 4 yards solid white (blocks) □ ⅝ yard each solid light turquoise, solid dark turquoise, and solid light orange (blocks) □ ¾ yard solid red (blocks) □ ½ yard solid light coral (blocks) □ ¾ yard solid light yellow (blocks) □ 11/yards solid dark yellow (blocks, binding) □ 1/yard each solid dark orange and solid dark coral (blocks) □ 4½ yards backing fabric □ 81"-square batting □ 2" Star Singles papers (optional) □ Magic Wand and Wing…

1 min
alternate cutting method

If using the 2" Star Singles papers, you will need to cut 28 solid white 6" squares instead of 112 solid white 2⅞" squares, 16 solid light turquoise 6" squares instead of 64 solid light turquoise 2⅞" squares, 9 solid red 6" squares instead of 36 solid red 2⅞" squares, and 3 solid dark turquoise 6" squares instead of 12 solid dark turquoise 2⅞" squares. Follow the instructions for the Star Singles papers to make triangle-squares. If using the Magic Wand and Wing Clipper I tools, you will need to cut 5½" squares instead of all 5¼" squares and 3" squares instead of 60 solid dark turquoise 2⅞" squares, 200 solid white 2⅞" squares, and 12 solid light orange 2⅞" squares. Follow directions for Wing Clipper I tool to complete Flying…

5 min
mary’s quilt shop

SHOP OWNER Mary Koval ESTABLISHED 2011 SIZE 3,000 square feet plus retreat center MORE INFO? marykovalantiquequilts.com Mary’s Quilt Shop is a sprawling store that fills most of a bright blue historic building in Bedford, Pennsylvania, a community of about 2,800 approximately 100 miles east of Pittsburgh. Although the shop has been in existence less than 10 years, the genesis of the business started with a babysitter and a book more than four decades ago. That’s when shop owner Mary Koval came home from work one day to find her college-age babysitter reading a book on quilting. “We got to talking about it,” Mary says, “and she lent me the book.” Mary was motivated enough by what she read to start a quilting business. To that end she borrowed $200 from her grandfather. That year she made and sold 13…