American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

Welcome to the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, a podcast aimed at making your quilting life more fun and creative, while connecting with quilters just like you. Join the staff of the magazines you love for a great episode filled with tips and tricks. Enjoy! Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/podcast to see our complete podcast archives!

Episodes

April 25, 2022 29 min
We're so lucky on this podcast to be able to chat with designers and quilt shop owners, and even to feature listener tips and questions! There are so, so many talented quilters in the world who inspire us, and we're honored to share their stories and knowledge on this show. But – we have too many people we love to fit into just a weekly podcast. So, we're going all out on this episode and each of our staff members is sh...
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This time of year is a great time to wash and clean quilts in your home (especially since they've probably gotten a lot of use over the winter months) We share tips for spot-cleaning quilts, washing and drying quilts, and favorite products to prevent damage to your quilts during the cleaning process. We also chat with Heather Briggs from My Sew Quilty Life. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: ht...
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April 11, 2022 38 min
Quilters have long been known for their sustainable practices – they save the smallest of scraps, they “make do” in their projects, they repurpose clothing or feed sacks, and more. So as green living continues to be more popular and more important than ever, it’s no surprise that many quilters are asking themselves what steps they can take in their sewing lives to make a difference. We share 11 tips for making your sewing space mor...
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April 4, 2022 29 min
If your sewing room feels more like a museum than a functional work space, consider getting a keepsake box. We share tips for how to select a box, what types of things to put in it, and how to clear your work space from unused (but still loved) objects. We also share what an editor is working on, details of a fun new Sampler quilt we're hosting, how quilters are helping Ukraine, and tips for basting quilts in a small space. For...
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March 28, 2022 48 min
In honor of the Academy Awards, our staff shares their thoughts on what quilty award they'd win. It's nice to take the time to be proud of yourself, be impressed with your skills, and not be afraid to share it with the world! We also chat with Jen Kingwell, an Australian fabric and pattern designer, a quilt shop owner, and author. Jen shares about her journey into quilting, the inspiration behind her designs and her new boo...
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March 21, 2022 41 min
It's our 550th podcast episode!! We can't believe it. After more than 12 years, we've hit this momentous number. And to celebrate, we asked our listeners to submit quilting questions for us to answer. On this episode, we answer questions related to a variety of topics including choosing fabrics, fixing blocks that aren't the right size, organizing pieces for your blocks, getting a vintage sewing machine up and runni...
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March 14, 2022 28 min
Everything old is new again. And hand quilting is no exception! This traditional quilting technique is making a comeback for newer quilters. Learn the tools needs to try hand quilting and the basics to marking designs on your quilt. We also share how to write on fabric, the sewing tools we're loving right now, and how perfectionism may be keeping you from finishing your projects. For more resources from today's show, visit ...
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March 7, 2022 28 min
Bias edges are prone to stretching and distorting, which can cause problems if you're not careful working with them. We share 5 tips for cutting, sewing, and pressing shapes with bias edges for the best results. We also share listener emails, highlight a Georgia quilt guild doing great work for their community, give tips on getting the crinkle look in your quilts, and showcase a monochromatic quilting trend. For more resources ...
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February 28, 2022 34 min
Get creative with your quilt backings! We share the basics of assembling your backing, choosing fabrics, and personalizing it, so you love the back of your quilt as much as you love the front. We also chat with Kim Smith Soper, founder of FeelGood Fibers, a website for buying and selling pre-owned fabric. Kim also leads decluttering coaching sessions and shares lots of tips for organizing a space in which you can feel creative and ...
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We asked our staff to share the quilting product that changed their life. From rotary cutters to irons to quilting planners, they share a variety of products they can't imagine living without. We also share tips for working with precuts. And we chat with Donna Redman, the owner of Stitches 'N Tyme quilt shop in Oakfield, Wisconsin. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: https://www.allpeoplequi...
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February 14, 2022 29 min
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we talk about the book The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman, and how you can use your quilting skills to give love to others in their specific love language (acts of service, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, quality time, and physical touch). We also give a tip for using a timer to finish projects faster and share products we're loving right now. For more resources from today's show, ...
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February 7, 2022 40 min
Since February is the month of love, we wanted to talk about ways to show your sewing supplies some extra TLC this month. They work so hard for us, and in some cases, we may not be treating them as nicely as we could be. We share tips for cleaning and storing your cutting tools, ironing supplies, sewing machine, and more! We also chat with Charisma Horton, a talented designer, longarm quilter, and quilting community builder. For mo...
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When we're imagining our dream sewing spaces, we spend a lot of time thinking of what we want our spaces to be. But we also need to consider what we need our spaces to be. In this episode, we're asking questions to dive deeper into your personal sewing style, so you can find storage solutions and set your room up for sewing success! We also share what to do with quilts you no longer want, how to incorporate sustainability i...
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January 24, 2022 30 min
As you're cleaning and organizing your sewing room this month, you may come across unfinished objects or finished quilts that no longer bring joy. We share how to identify those projects and what you can do with them if you decide to let them go. We also share three makers we love following on Instagram, stories of quilters helping those experiencing homelessness, and details about our next sew-along! For more resources from to...
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January 17, 2022 56 min
January is a time when many people set goals for the year. Our staff shares their big quilty goals for the year -- everything from learning new techniques, finishing UFOs, and making bucket list quilts. We also chat with health and ergonomic expert Rose Parr of Healthy Quilting. Rose shares her best tips for staying healthy in your sewing room, so you can pursue your quilting hobby for years to come. For more resources from today&#...
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January 10, 2022 33 min
Looking for more space for your sewing supplies and projects? We share ideas for making the most of your closet storage -- everything from hangers, shelves, cubby storage, pegboards, and more. We also share tips for achieving a square up quilt and for saving money in your sewing room. And if you're on the lookout for new storage products, we share our favorites! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes her...
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January 3, 2022 42 min
Did you make a New Year's Resolution to tackle your pile of UFOs (unfinished objects) in 2022? We have 10 tips to help you finish those quilts once and for all! We also share ideas of what to look for in your next iron, how to organize and store works in progress, and we chat with Clare Neff of Village Quilts in Canfield, Ohio. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/m...
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December 27, 2021 31 min
We share about different apps on your phone or computer that can be used in your sewing room, including those for entertainment, calculator, color palette creation, project tracking, and more. We also share how to save money in your home with sewing supplies, creative ways to label quilts, and how to store wool projects. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-mo...
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Merry Christmas! Our staff shares holiday traditions, handmade gift ideas, and their favorite quilted Christmas decor. We also chat with Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company. Sherri is a prolific sewer, pattern designer, and author with a special love of holiday designs. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-537-have-you...
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December 13, 2021 36 min
Sewing is a stress-reliever, so we need sewing more than ever when things get busy. So we came up with the idea of doing "12 Days of Christmas Sewing" to make the most of the frantic holiday season. We give ideas for pairing sewing time with a festive Christmas activity. We also share stories of quilters making a difference in the community, details of a closet reorganization, what a staff member is working on, and quilty i...
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