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. This podcast is sponsored by Baby Lock. Enjoy! Visit www.allpeoplequilt.com/podcast to see our complete podcast archives!... Show More

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April 27, 2020 26 min
On today's show, we're sharing tips for using your stash! Using your stash can sometimes be intimidating or overwhelming, but now's a great time to get your fabrics organized and start putting them to use in your current projects! We share some reader tips aimed at having more fun in your sewing room. Then we announce the 10 featured shops in the newest issue of Quilt Sampler -- we love using this time to celebrate some...
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On today's show, we're sharing tips to prevent back and neck pain while sewing. Now is a more important time than ever to care for your body, so especially if you've been doing a lot more sewing recently, these tips will help keep you feeling good and limber. We also share the story of a staff member's most cherished quilt, the history of sampler quilts, and an upcoming virtual quilt retreat we're hosting! To en...
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April 13, 2020 41 min
Today’s show is a fun one – we’re sharing how to commit a random act of quiltiness during these times. Now only will it bring joy to those around you, but it’ll also bring immense happiness to yourself, too. We’re giving a few ideas for how to get some basics organized and clean in your sewing space – especially if you’re spending more time quilting these days. We share a few stories of quilters making a difference in their communi...
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April 6, 2020 34 min
On today's show, we're sharing 5 money-saving sewing tips. Quilting can be an expensive hobby, especially with the current economy. These tips may help you make do, so you can keep sewing while still being frugal. We're also sharing tips for fussy-cutting, a popular technique to add to your quilts. Make your next quilt backing "WOW" with some ideas for piecing your backing and prepping it correctly before quilti...
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On today's show, we're talking about tips for straight-line quilting and stitch-in-the-ditch! It's a great time to finish some quilts and you can get really amazing results with these two simple techniques. We're also sharing how to help health care professionals by sewing masks. And then we also do a wrap-up of trends we saw at Quilt Con last month. We end the episode with a Q&A with Meg Dunton of Monograms for...
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This episode is going to be a little different than usual – no interviews, no chats with our staff about tips and tricks. Today, we want to focus solely on the coronavirus and what we can all do to help each other and keep ourselves safe. It’s crazy times right now – there are constant updates on the news, new precautions to take, new closures around the city, and many of us are having to change our whole lives and routines to deal...
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Our staff is sharing the best sewing advice they've ever received! It's so fun to hear the advice that really changed all of our sewing lives for the better. Then, we chat about tips for sewing triangles and for binding your quilts, and share behind-the-scenes of some photoshoots in the famous Better Homes and Gardens Test Gardens. We end the episode with a Q&A with the mother-daughter design team Sherri McConnell and C...
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March 9, 2020 32 min
On today's show, we're talking scrappy quilts! Whether you have a large scrap pile you're working through or want to start collecting scraps to make your first scrappy quilt, these tips will help your quilt look its best. Then we chat with Brenda Groelz from Handi Quilter about collecting and finishing antique quilt tops. We also share the history of charm quilts, one of our staff member's most cherished quilts, and...
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On today's show, we're chatting about displaying quilts -- we're sharing some creative ideas for showcasing your work for all to enjoy (including tricks of the trade from our art director)! We're also sharing 5 questions to ask yourself when you're organizing your workspace, tips for making binding and labeling less painful, and stories of quilters making a difference in their communities! We end the episode wit...
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February 24, 2020 39 min
On today's show, we're talking about fabric storage. No matter what size your stash is, having the right organization system and the right storage tools can make the world of difference when you're choosing fabrics for a project. We hope the tips we share today help you get your fabric under control. We're also sharing a storage product we're loving right now, a behind-the-scenes look at what's happening in ...
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February 17, 2020 36 min
On today's episode, we're sharing 5 things that may be zapping your creative energy -- it's an eye-opening episode! If you're having trouble starting a new project or feel stalled on the creative process, these common culprits could be causing the problem. Then, we're sharing stories of quilters making a difference in the communities, tips for getting the right border size on your projects, and the history of cr...
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February 10, 2020 33 min
On today's episode, we're sharing tips for working with plush fabrics -- plush makes the coziest quilts, but it can be a challenge to work with, so we hope our tips help! Then, we're going back to basics to learn tricks for making triangle-squares. Our April issue of American Patchwork & Quilting just came out and it's getting a lot of buzz because it contains our next quilt-along quilt. We'll be sharing som...
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It's so exciting to own an antique quilt (whether you've inherited one or bought one in a store), but you need to treat them a little differently than you would a new quilt! On this episode, we're sharing how to repair, care for, wash, store, and display your antique quilts! We also share tips for working with a longarm quilter, a quilting book series we're loving, and tips for applique. Then we chat with Renee Nann...
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January 27, 2020 43 min
We're sharing how handwork can help you slow down and unplug in this rushed society -- handwork is not only fun, but has a variety of health benefits that we'll share with you today. We also share what product we're loving now, ideas for organizing the junk drawer in your sewing room (we all have them!), and how to help the people and animals affected by the Australian wildfires. Then we chat with Monique Jacobs about h...
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We're sharing four common organizing personalities that quilters fall into -- if you're having trouble getting organized, we'll walk you through how these personalities can help you finally get a space you're proud of and can be creative in. We're also sharing a staff member's most cherished quilt and have some audiobook suggestions for when you're sewing. Then we chat with Jera Brandvig about quilt-as-y...
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January is all about getting organized, so on today's show we have a few suggestions for organizing your quilting life. We share ideas for organizing your scraps -- and where to donate them if you're ready to part ways with your scrap bin. We give tips for sewing more efficiently (a great topic if you have a stack of UFOs to finish). We also share our listeners best storage tips and the history of solid fabrics in antique q...
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January 6, 2020 47 min
We can't believe it's 2020, but we’re so excited to see what this new year and new decade bring to the quilting world! On this episode, we're sharing some concrete ways to conquer your UFOs or unfinished objects. We know that finishing quilts is a resolution for many quilters, and we want to help! We also talk about ways to keep accountable on your UFO journey and why handwork is making us happy. We also chat with Katja...
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December 30, 2019 30 min
It's almost a new decade. As we approach 2020, our staff has been reminiscing on the past year, but making big plans, both in our professional and personal lives, but also our sewing lives. On this episode, we're sharing ideas for starting your new year of sewing off right. We chat about a fun store Featherweight lovers will go ga-ga over, give tips for the stitch-and-flip method, and talk about our next quiltalong, which s...
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Merry Christmas! We know that this is a busy week for many of our listeners. You may be wrapping last-minute presents, baking cookies, or preparing for entertaining family and friends. This week's podcast is a quick one, but hopefully something you can enjoy while sipping a mug of hot chocolate or driving to a holiday party. Our staff is sharing some festive traditions. We hope you share some of your own holiday traditions with...
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On this episode, we're sharing some tips for getting accurate 1/4" seams. Yes, we know that seems pretty basic, but we know a lot of people struggle with their blocks turning out the right sizes, so we wanted to share some tips to help! We'll also take you behind-the-scenes at the trends with saw at Quilt Market -- you'll start seeing these trends appear in fabric and in patterns soon! And on Getting Sewcial, we cha...
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