American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast
American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast
American Patchwork & Quilting
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!
491. Know Your Sewing Machine Better
For many, a sewing machine is an important relationship you have (and some of you may even have names for your sewing machine), so it’s a good idea to take the time to get to know your machine and strengthen that bond between you. We also share some amazing stories of how local quilt shops are continuing to get creative in this pandemic, sewing hacks from our listeners, tricks for trimming your blocks to size, and how to organize your sewing machine parts. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-491-know-your-sewing-machine-better Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Nov 30
34 min
490. Count Your Quilty Blessings
November is sometimes seen as a time of reflection and gratitude, so on today’s show, we’re exploring what we and our listeners are thankful for in our quilting lives. We also chat about different types of scissors, a fun project a staff member is working on, tips for washing wall quilts, and ideas for your quilty holiday wish list! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-490-count-your-quilty-blessings Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Nov 23
32 min
489. The Power of Precuts
On today’s show, we’re talking about precuts: why we love them, tips for using them, and how we store them. Many quilters love precut fabrics, so this is our little ode to them. We also chat with Jessica VanDenburgh of Sew Many Creations. You’ll love hearing all the tips she shares about bag-making, using cork fabric, and more. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-489-the-power-of-precuts Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Nov 16
28 min
488. Sew for Charity: We'll Get You Started
‘Tis the season of giving! The holidays are a meaningful time to sew for a charity. Using your talents to help others will spread cheer to your community and those in need. Especially this year, it seems like many people need a little lift in their spirits, and nothing shows you care more than giving a handmade item. On today’s show, we’re giving some tips for finding a sewing charity to support and how to get involved this holiday season. We give an update on our own charity: the One Million Pillowcase Challenge. We also share some fun holiday programs we think you’ll love, and some items on our quilty wish list. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-488-sew-for-charity-well-get-you-started Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Nov 9
28 min
487. MacGyver Sewing Tips
On today’s show, we’re acknowledging the resourcefulness many of us feel around the holidays. When budgets are tight and we’re short on time, we may need some good make-do hacks for our projects. That’s why we’re sharing some MacGyver sewing tips to help anyone that finds themselves in a pinch for that last-minute holiday sewing. We also chat with the amazing Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin – it’s a conservation you’re going to love! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: https://www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-487-macgyver-sewing-tips Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Nov 2
37 min
486. Tips for Sewing with Kids
On today’s show, we’re giving tips for sewing with children – this is especially handy if you’ll need to entertain kids or grandkids around the holidays. We’re also sharing the do’s and don’ts of displaying antique quilts, tips for planning your handmade holiday gift-giving, and some favorite quilty products on our wish list. We also chat with Calico Crossing from Lockhart, Texas, about a fun way they’re making their quilt store mobile. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-486-tips-for-sewing-with-kids
Oct 26
38 min
485. Sort Your Scraps
This episode is all about scraps. If you’ve been wondering how to get started sorting and organizing your scrap bins, we’re offering some basics. We also chat with Jessica Vetor, a scrappy quilter and pattern designer, who has lots of fun tips and info to share. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-485-sort-your-scraps
Oct 19
49 min
484. Quilting Rules You Can Break
No quilt police! We’re tackling a controversial topic today: quilting rules – and which ones our staff and listeners are breaking! (From serious offenses to more tongue-in-cheek rules we ignore, this discussion is one many quilters will relate to.) We also share stories of quilters making a difference in their communities, a staff member’s birthday challenge, a variety of cutting tips, and ideas for items to add to your holiday wish list! For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-484-quilting-rules-you-can-break
Oct 12
37 min
483. How to Host a Virtual Quilt Retreat
As we prepare for what could be a long and possibly lonely winter of being quarantined, we wanted to share some ideas for hosting a virtual quilt retreat. Hopefully it inspires you to connect with your quilting friends in a new way and still get your sewing fix. We also share a project one of our staff members is working on, some basic info on different types of pins, tips for binding (we promise, you haven’t heard some of these tips before!), and why you may want to use a Project Tracker for your UFO projects. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-483-how-to-host-a-virtual-quilt-retreat
Oct 5
31 min
482. 3 Methods for Basting Your Quilt
On this episode, we share three techniques for basting a quilt (we give the pros and cons, so you can find the right method for your project). Then we share the story of a quilt shop owner who pivoted her business during the pandemic with creative and fun ideas that encouraged her customers during a hard time. We also talk about creative ways to upgrade a rolling cart for your sewing space.  For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-482-3-methods-for-basting-your-quilt
Sep 28
39 min
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