American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting June 2019

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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

Within a couple hours’ drive from my home, I am fortunate to have multiple quilt museums, which I love. I can visit the Iowa Quilt Museum in Winterset, Iowa, to see new exhibits quarterly, and Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, to enjoy seasonal quilt exhibits. And in Kalona, Iowa, I can view quilts in the English and Amish galleries of the Kalona Historical Village. I make it a point to immerse myself in the quilts there when I make my twice-yearly trips to Kalona to attend Iowa–Illinois Quilt Study Group meetings. Barn quilt trails, first launched in Ohio in 2001 by Donna Sue Groves, are another travel destination. They since have expanded into many states, including Iowa. On car trips, my family quizzes me about the names of the blocks…

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what is your favorite quiltrelated travel destination?

“Quilt shops are my favorite! When traveling, I use my phone’s navigation system to search for them. I also ask the locals the best place to buy fabric. Susan Ache, designer Cottage Style, page 82 “My favorite quilting destination would be Paducah, Kentucky, for the annual AQS QuiltWeek events in late April. The energy and excitement in Paducah during the show are phenomenal and prove quilting is more alive than ever. Many cherished friendships have been made during that show. Tara Lynn Baisden, designer Heartspun Friendship, page 74 “I head to the International Quilt Study Center and Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, any time I get the chance. I feel so lucky to have a world-class quilt collection in my backyard. It’s always worth the drive. Diane Harris, designer Color Coded, page 34 “I love Missouri Star…

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on-sale soon

Hit the road with the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Quilt SamplerR magazine (on sale May 10). You'll get virtual tours of 10 top quilt shops and exclusive quilt patterns. Buy it at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or as a digital issue at Quilt Sampler Find us online: search: AllPeopleQuilt Subscription help: 800/677-4876 Retailers: To order American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler, Quilts & More™, and other quilting magazines, email 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 Promise Prior to publication we cut, sew, and assemble blocks for every quilt to verify the accuracy…

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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. FOLLOW US! search: American Patchwork & Quilting @allpeoplequilt ROAD TRIP Find ideas for projects you can sew from the passenger seat. EASY ORGANIZERS Corral your small sewing tools in quick-to-sew carriers. PACK YOUR BAG Get our quilt retreat packing list. It includes everything you’ll need. FLY SAFE See a TSA-approved list of sewing items you can carry on an airplane. ✓ APQ Bucket List Are you playing along with our quilting bucket list? Use projects in this issue to check off these items! □ 9. Sew a quilt using only your scraps and stash. (page 34) □ 14. Take your handwork to a surprising location. (left) □ 17. Go on a quilt…

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from our readers tips

SEAMER FOR SEAMS To press seams while at my sewing machine, I use a wallpaper seam roller. It doesn’t take up much room in my sewing area and can be purchased in the paint sections of home improvement stores. Rose Vislay | via email STITCHED GIFT I use leftover fabric strips to create bookmarks that I give as gifts. I layer two pieces with wrong sides together and zigzag-stitch ¼” from the edges. I let the raw edges fray for interest. The bookmarks can be dressed up with leftover ribbon, decorative stitches, and embroidery. Kimberly J. Sutherland Smoot, Wyoming + For more of our favorite reader tips, visit BERRY GOOD STORAGE Clear-plastic berry and produce containers are helpful for organizing cut fabric pieces and blocks for quilts in progress. I use a sticky note on each container…

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sew on the go

1. BETSY’S THIMBLES Use designer Betsy Chutchian’s English paper pieces and acrylic template to easily paper-piece a thimble quilt. The paper pieces are available in a variety of sizes. We chose the 1"-square set that fits a mini charm pack. The acrylic template for cutting fabric pieces has a marked ⅜" seam allowance. $4 for 42 paper pieces, $6 for acrylic template; 2. PENDANT EMBROIDERY BLANKS Capture fabrics and embroidered memories from your vacation in laser-cut wooden frames from Selina Hudson Designs. The frames come with suggested embroidery designs. You can hang your design from a necklace or key chain using the enclosed jump ring or glue a magnet to the back. Starting at $11 for pack of two; 3. PRE-CUT WOOL APPLIQUÉ PACKS Wool projects, available in six designs and four colorways…