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 26, 2021 30 min
Our staff is sharing stories of how their quilting style has evolved over the years. We hope that by sharing our evolution that it encourages our listeners to think back on their own quilting journey and appreciate how far you’ve come, how your style has changed, and even reflect on some favorite projects or learnings you’ve had. Very rarely in this fast-paced world that we live in, do we take time to reflect on and appreciate our ...
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We're sharing the basics on what a die cutting machine is, how it can help in your sewing room, and what to consider before buying one. We know buying a die cutting system is a big purpose, so walk you through the steps of what to think about while shopping. We also chat with Lori Miller, a talented quilter, designer, and educator for both AccuQuilt and Electric Quilt. For more resources from today's show, visit the show no...
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April 12, 2021 37 min
We’re spilling the secrets to making one of the most popular units in quilting – the triangle-square. We also share stories of how quilting is helping communities, some fun sewing hacks, how to assemble an on-the-go sewing kit, and how to make progress on your UFOs during the busy summer season. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-510-co...
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With every mistake, there are great learnings. On this show, our staff share some quilting errors that taught them important lessons. And we hope the lessons help others, too! We touch on what to do when your blocks aren't all the right size (bigger? smaller? both? We have solutions!). We also share how to troubleshoot problems with your machine's foot pedal and some great things to know about English paper piecing template...
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March 29, 2021 34 min
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest impact. And sometimes it’s the big dreams that finally become a reality that creates magic in your sewing space. On this episode, our staff shares upgrades they made to their sewing lives, and we hope it'll have you thinking about some ways you can upgrade your own sewing life. We also chat with the amazing Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter. For more resources from today...
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March 22, 2021 36 min
Happy spring! Spring is such a delightful time to be outside – the flowers start to bloom, the trees and grass turn beautiful greens, and the weather is comfortable. It’s a great time to sit outside with some handwork such as embroidery, and enjoy the weather. We explore the basics of hand-embroidery for anyone who wants to get started! We also chat with Mary from The Quilting Season quilt shop in Saline, Michigan. For more resourc...
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March 15, 2021 29 min
Block swaps are a great way to connect with other quilters and make gorgeously scrappy quilts! We share what to expect in a block swap and tips for hosting one! We also share what our editor is working on now, a story of a woman in Montana sewing mittens to keep locals warm, how to choose the right rotary cutter for the job, and details for our Virtual Quilt Retreat this weekend. For more resources from today's show, visit the ...
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March 8, 2021 46 min
Creative ruts can happen to the best of us -- especially as we approach one year of this pandemic in the United States. In this show, we explore how to replenish your energy, creativity, and happiness during times of stress. (Quilting is SO beneficial for mental, emotional, and social health, so it's a great excuse to lean into our craft in order to help our everyday lives.) We also chat with the talented designer, author, and ...
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March 1, 2021 32 min
We know quilters love learning new tricks to make the quilting process easier, more efficient, or even more fun! Our staff members share their favorite sewing hacks -- everything from storage ideas to piecing tips to fabric shopping! We also talk about how to hide your sewing room clutter, what’s on our art director’s work space, answer a listener-submitted question about thread, and share some products we’re loving right now! For ...
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February 22, 2021 35 min
We know, we know. Spring is still a month away, but, we wanted to do a fun spring cleaning episode early, because our “31 Days to an Organized Sewing Space” Challenge begins March 1. We share details in this episode, as well as easy ideas for cleaning and freshening your sewing space. We also give tips for strip piecing and binding, explore the history of potholder quilts, and share the story of a woman making handmade clothes for ...
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For many of us, quilting cotton is our go-to when we’re making projects. But there are so many fun types of fabrics in the market, and some of these specialty types of fabric are being made with higher quality and cuter materials than we may have seen in the past. We talk about the different kinds of fabric you may want to consider when sewing your next project, as well as tips for smooth sewing. We also chat with Allison Harris of...
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February 8, 2021 36 min
Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we wanted to share some ideas for how to give from the heart. We share ideas for personalizing gifts, supporting sewing charities, and making handmade items even more meaningful. We also chat with Wise Monkey Quilting quilt shop, share listener sewing tips we love, and announce a new quilt-along. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt...
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February 1, 2021 39 min
It's a very special episode. It’s our 500th podcast episode!! We can’t believe it. After more than 11 years, we’ve hit this momentous number. And to celebrate, we asked our listeners to submit quilting questions for us to answer. We’d like to thank the countless people who have been involved in this podcast over the years – so many amazing guests, hosts, sponsors, and staff members have worked incredibly hard to make this podca...
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January is a popular time to organize your home, and we’ve spent the last four podcast episodes talking about storage, organization, and decluttering! (So, if you’ve missed any, you can still go back to listen in!) On today’s show, we’re tackling how to make room for sewing no matter the space you have – and also, how to capitalize on that space with storage and furniture ideas. We also talk to the insanely talented quilter, patter...
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January 18, 2021 30 min
Sometimes the perfect storage items are found at your local home decor store or are even something you already own. On today's show, we're sharing 15 ways to transform common household items from every room in your house into creative organizational solutions. We also share some cutting tips to speed up the sewing process, and announce a fun new sew-along! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here:...
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January 11, 2021 36 min
The ultimate sewing room means something different to every quilter. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to sewing spaces. Each quilters’ needs and décor styles are different. We’re going to take you on a journey to discover your dream sewing space, so you can then take some small steps to make that dream a reality. We’re also sharing a helpful trick to finish your UFOs faster, some storage products we love, a story of quilt...
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January 4, 2021 51 min
Happy New Year! 2021 is finally here! And let’s hope it’s a more positive year than the previous one. We wanted to start out this year on the podcast in a way that’s both inspiring and motivating and that included some of our favorite things: playing with fabric and meeting new quilting friends. So, we’re starting the show by giving some tips for organizing and decluttering your fabric stash – we promise that it’s a no-fail plan an...
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December 28, 2020 45 min
Happy (almost) New Year! We made it through 2020 -- what a crazy year. We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and was able to take a little time to relax, reflect on the past year, and even make some goals for the upcoming year. A popular resolution many quilters make is to finish UFOs or unfinished objects. So, we're sharing some great tips today for tackling your UFOs and getting them organized in your space. We also chat wi...
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December 21, 2020 42 min
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” Or for us quilters, let it sew, let it sew, let it sew! Winter is prime quilting time, so today we’re sharing some benefits of sewing during the colder months. We also chat with Serendipity Quilt Shop, share details about our 2021 UFO Challenge, and give an exciting update about our One Mi...
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December 14, 2020 30 min
We’re a little more than a week until Christmas, so it’s crunch time for all those still making holiday gifts and decor. But our staff is here to offer a few tips for kicking holiday sewing stress, so you can be productive while still enjoying the holidays! We also share some uplifting stories of quilters making a difference, a project our staff member is working on, resources for identifying antique quilt patterns, and exciting ne...
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