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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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T-shirt quilts are a popular gift to give and a great way to create a quilted keepsake. We share tips for sewing T-shirt quilts, including those for planning, stabilizing, cutting, ironing, and quilting. We also chat with Natalie Pratt of The Ginger Quilter about sewing mojo, making time to sew, and her quilty subscription boxes. For more resources…
 
We're spilling unpopular quilty opinions from both our staff and our listeners. Some will make you laugh out loud, some you'll relate to, and some will really make you think. We also share tips for quilting with metallic thread, stories of quilters making a difference in their community, and genius sewing hacks from our listeners For more resources…
 
Love scraps? We do, too! On this show, we share tips for making beautiful scrap quilts, including how to choose fabrics, finding a pattern to show off your scraps, how to grow your collection of scraps, and more. We also chat with designer, teacher, and scrap expert Diane Harris of Stash Bandit. She shares her best advice for making scrappy quilts …
 
Solid fabrics in quilts date back to the late 1800s, but also continue to be popular today. And there's now a large variety of colors to choose from. We share tips for working with solid fabrics, including shopping for them, pressing them, machine-quilting them, and more. We also share products we love, tips for visiting quilt shops while traveling…
 
Strip-piecing is a huge time-saver! We share tips for sewing, pressing, and cutting strip sets, as well as the math for how to make this technique work for any pattern. We also chat with Tighe Flanagan, a quilt designer known for his precise and complex patchwork. Tighe shares how his travels and background in Middle Eastern studies influence his d…
 
We're halfway through the year! Back in January 2022, our staff made quilty goals for the year. We decided to do an update episode--both as a way to keep ourselves accountable, but also as a way to get back on track. So now 6 months later, we're all checking in to share our progress! We also share what a staff member is sewing now, how to tailor yo…
 
"Creative burnout" is the feeling that you've drained all of your creativity, and there is nothing left. You feel like you don't have the ability to create something for yourself or the world anymore. We share 7 signs that you may be experiencing creative burnout, and gives tips for how to overcome it. We also give opinions on whether or not to pre…
 
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…
 
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 Qui…
 
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…
 
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, ho…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 y…
 
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…
 
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 sessio…
 
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 resourc…
 
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