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: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-498-storage-hacks-under-15 Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
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 quilting making a difference among inmates, and the history of redwork. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-497-create-your-dream-sewing-space Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
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 and will have you thinking about your fabric and your sewing space in a whole new way. Then, we chat with the three amazing ladies from Color of Connection quilt, a non-profit that’s doing all they can to bring together quilters from different races, genders, and backgrounds through a common love of sewing. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-496-how-to-declutter-your-fabric-stash Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
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 with the amazing Shannon Gillman Orr, the author of the Plan to Quilt organizer. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-495-finally-tackle-your-pile-of-ufos Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Dec 28, 2020
“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 Million Pillowcase Challenge For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-494-let-it-sew-let-it-sew-let-it-sew Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Dec 21, 2020
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 news about our 500th podcast episode. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-493-kick-holiday-sewing-stress Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Dec 14, 2020
According to a 2020 study, 67% of U.S. households or about 85 million families own a pet. That’s a lot of pets! So the odds are that many quilters listening right now are sewing in a space that has an animal. Owning a pet is so rewarding, but we know that our pets can also present some problems in our quilting lives, so we're excited to discuss some tips for sewing with pets! We also chat with the amazing Andra Walker, a prolific sewing, known for making everything from bags to garments to quilts. You’ll love hearing the advice she has to offer. For more resources from today's show, visit the show notes here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/magazines-more/quilting-podcast/episode-492-tips-for-sewing-with-pets Email us at APQPodcast@meredith.com.
Dec 7, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020