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American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

Summary: 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!

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 466. Money-Saving Sewing Tips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2095

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 quilting. We also chat with Cherry Guidry of Cherry Blossoms Quilting -- she shares tips for fusible applique and working with electronic cutters, as well as info about her cute fabrics and patterns. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 465. Try Straight Lines + Stitch in the Ditch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2180

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 Makers. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 464. How to Support Quilters During a Pandemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1230

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 with the changes. There's so much fear and uncertainty around the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. And we’re all trying to deal with it in different ways. On today’s show, we’ll be sharing how to help your local quilt shop and small business owners during this time, how to de-stress and gain back control using sewing, and if you’re one of the lucky parents or grandparents who are watching kids during this extended spring break, we have tips for squeezing in more time to sew when your whole family is under quarantine. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 463. The Best Sewing Advice We've Received | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2085

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 Chelsi Stratton. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 462. Tips for Making a Scrappy Quilt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1921

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 a product we're loving. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 461. Cozy Up Your Home: Creative Quilt Displays | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2136

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 with an interview with Bev McCullough of Flamingo Toes, who shares how she got her start quilting, why she chose the name Flamingo Toes for her blog, how she approached building her dream sewing space, and landing on her signature modern vintage vibe. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 460. How to Organize + Store Your Fabric | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2361

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 the office, and tips for using and storing acrylic rulers and templates. We end the episode with an interview with Annette Plog of Petite Quilts, who shares tips for starting a block swap group, what she looks for when buying an antique quilt, and her book True Blue Quilts. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 459. 5 Things Zapping Your Creative Energy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2168

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 crazy quilts. We also chat with Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt about on-the-go sewing and tips for choosing fabrics. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 458. How to Sew with Plush Fabric | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2014

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 some important details for everyone looking to join in! And since it's the week of Valentine's Day, we're sharing a cute poem to sewing machines. We also chat with Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner about fat quarters, fabric storage, and more! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Take our podcast survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 457. You Bought an Antique Quilt. Now What? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2071

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 Nanneman -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 456. Handwork Happiness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2609

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 her fabric lines with Maywood Studio, her stash-busting video series, and how she got started in the quilting industry -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 455. What’s Your Organizing Personality? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2147

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-you-go, her love of antique quilts, and her newest fabric line with Lecien Fabrics -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 454. Where to Donate Unwanted Fabric Scraps | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2695

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 quilts. Then we chat with Philippa Naylor -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 453. Conquer Your UFOs This Year | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2841

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 Marek -- it's a conversation you don't want to miss. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 452. Start a New Year of Sewing Off Right! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1814

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 starts in early January. And on Getting Sewcial, we chat with Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring, who shares how she got her start in quilting and her latest book Quilting with Kids. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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