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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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