American Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting December 2015

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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from the editors

Sharing your gifts. As the holidays approach, I find myself reflecting on the best gifts I’ve ever received. I recall the year as a child when I got a special doll and a beautiful wardrobe of her clothing that my mother had made. Mom used scraps to make the doll clothes so some of the pieces even matched outfits I had in my closet. In college, friends shared framed verses and made collage boards containing words cut from magazines and images that evoked memories and giggles. I still have them, and they still remind me of those cherished friends. I treasure handmade gifts, whether they result from small efforts or large undertakings. To me, the makers are demonstrating their love when they share their time and talents. To that end, I strive to…

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to better serve you

More for you: Get a copy of the Fall/Winter 2015 issue of Make it Yourself™ magazine to create handmade happiness in the form of more than 75 projects. Go to your local quilt shop, newsstand, or AllPeopleQuilt.com/shop to purchase the issue. Keep track of important dates and get inspiration and instructions for 12 projects in the American Patchwork & Quilting 2016 Calendar, on sale now. Go to AllPeopleQuilt.com/calendar to get your copy. Many of our magazines are available as digital editions. For details, visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/getdigital. Letters & comments:apq@meredith.com Find us online: Website: AllPeopleQuilt.com Facebook: facebook.com/apqmagazine Pinterest: pinterest.com/apqmagazine Twitter: twitter.com/allpeoplequilt Subscription help: Visit: AllPeopleQuilt.com/resources E-mail: apqcustserv@cdsfulfillment.com Call: 800/677-4876 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. our promise Prior to publication we cut, sew, and assemble…

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tips from readers

Make this pincushion! Visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/183 to get the free pattern for this easy pincushion. RIGHT ON TARGET I once sewed a button to a pincushion I had made just for decoration. I quickly found out that by sticking needles into the buttonholes, my eyes were instantly drawn to them, making the needles easier to find in the midst of the straight pins. Based on that, I decided to add more buttons to the pincushion and now have a button for appliqué needles, one for embroidery needles, and one for hand-sewing needles, which makes it a breeze to find the needle I need! Janet Steele Detroit NO-SLIP STICKERS To prevent my ruler from slipping when I'm cutting fabric, I put several adhesive felt pads on the ruler underside. I now have fewer miscuts and less wasted fabric! Elaine Reid Lancaster,…

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sew in the know

TOP YOUR TABLE Welcome guests to your holiday meal with a festive table topper featuring seasonal colors, Christmas motifs, and warm fabrics. Get free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/184. WHAT KIND O F GI FT-GIVER A RE YOU? ORNAMENTS Sew handmade ornaments for your tree or to give as gifts. Get free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/185. POPULAR ON PINTEREST Our holiday board boasts more than 17,000 followers. See what they’re pinning! Our followers loved this red-andwhite wall hanging that lasts all season. Get this pattern plus more winter quilts at AllPeopleQuilt.com/198. pinterest.com/apqmagazine Turn leftover holiday fabric into cute gift bags! See small holiday projects at AllPeopleQuilt.com/186. We asked readers: What type of gift-giver are you? 91% Store-bought and handmade 5% All handmade 4% Online purchases Vote in our next poll at AllPeopleQuilt.com/vote. One yard of fabric and a 14"-square pillow form are all you need to quickly transform…

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homage to history

A self-proclaimed history buff , Pam Buda designs both fabric and quilts that salute the pioneering spirit of quilters living on the American prairie between 1840 and 1900. “The settlers were simple, frugal people who didn’t have much,” Pam says, “and yet they still made beautiful things.” She focuses broadly on the Civil War Era, acknowledging ordinary, hardworking folks who dared to homestead on the frontier. “In my imagination,” Pam says, “the homesteaders made quilts out of simple scraps and old clothing. Their quilts were indicative of their lifestyle.” In the fabrics she designs, Pam creates prints that are simple and small in scale. She does not include large florals or chintzes, mostly because they were too expensive for quilters on the prairie to afford. Her application of contemporary piecing methods…

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all that glitters

IVORYSPRING.WORDPRESS.COM materials ⅞ yard white-and-gold dot (sashing) 1¼ yards gold-and-white stripe (quilt center, border 5) 2⅛ yards black-and-gold feather print (quilt center, star blocks, border 6, binding) ⅝ yard cream-and-gold cheetah print (quilt center, star blocks) 1¼ yards cream-and-gold feather print (quilt center, star blocks) ½ yard cream-and-gold map print (quilt center) ¼ yard cream-and-gold dragonfly print (quilt center) ½ yard gray map print (quilt center, star blocks) 1½ yards dark gray feather print (quilt center, star blocks, border 6) 1 yard dark gold feather print (star blocks, borders 1 and 3) ¾ yard black-and-gold dot (star blocks) ⅜ yard each of light gray feather print and light gold tone-on-tone dot (star blocks) ¼ yard black map print (star blocks) ½ yard white tone-on-tone (border 4) 7⅞ yards backing fabric 94" square batting Finished quilt: 85½" square Finished block: 9" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of…