2014 May | AllPeopleQuilt.com Staff Blog

May 2014

11 posts.

We Heart It, It’s Free

Once a month, we highlight our favorite free quilt and sewing patterns around the web!




Garden Stars and Stripes by Tracey Jacobsen for Moda Bake Shop

Americana meets French General in this quilt. It adds a touch of patriotic flair (and history) to a table or wall for Fourth of July!

Click here to get the free pattern.



Boutique Bones by Julie Hirt of 627handworks

Using six fat quarters, this dog bed cover is so cute (and easy!). And we can’t get over how fun the pieced bones are!

Click here to get the free pattern.

Trend Talk: Neon

Every month, we highlight a trend in quilting and show you how you can add this hip style to your projects!

Warmer weather calls for hot colors! And you can’t get much hotter (or trendier) than neon fabrics. Coming in subtle prints, bold designs, and standout solids, neons are perfect for adding a pop of color to your sewing projects — or sew with all neons for an attention-grabbing quilt. No matter what you’re style, neons are taking over for summer.



Neon items for your shopping list (in order going clockwise):

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Spring Quilt Market 2014: Part 2

See more pictures from Quilt Market here.


Clothworks announced their American Made Brand of solids


Hoffman Fabrics had a cute camping display using new fabrics


We wish we had this cute Michael Miller quilt hanging in our sewing room.


Always the happiest fabrics at the Moda booth for Me & My Sister


A cute owl quilt in the AdornIt booth


Camelot Fabrics displayed a bright neon pop in their booth


Andover had a trendy feather-look quilt from Alison Glass in their booth (Spot the Downton Abbey in the back?)


More brights in the AccuQuilt booth


Beautiful batiks hanging in the Timeless Treasures booth


Tula Pink’s new line Moon Shine for FreeSpirit is on our must-have list


Rich colors were the star in Kansas Troubles Quilters’ booth


Shannon Fabrics debuted their precuts and displayed the softest quilts


Editor Lindsay and designer Elizabeth helped Olfa celebrate 35 years


Quilting Treasures was right on trend with a navy and coral quilt


Fig Tree & Co’s booth for Moda Fabrics was cheerful and cozy


Two of our editors meet with the folks from Camelot Fabrics


A crowd gathered to see designer Tim Holtz work magic with his Sizzix machine


Designer Pam Buda’s booth has some beautiful and scrappy quilts

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Spring Quilt Market 2014: Part 1

This past weekend the staff of American Patchwork & Quilting traveled to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. We met with fabric companies, fabric and quilt designers, book publishers, and product developers to find the very best projects and tools for our magazines! We’re very excited about everything we saw and can’t wait to share it with you in future issues. Get a sneak peek at some photos we took and the trends we’re seeing! See more pictures here.


Our booth at Quilt Market


Past and future Quilt Sampler quilts hanging in our booth


Presenting Quilt Sampler awards and showing off quilts to shop owners


View of the show floor from above


Our Stitches to Savor expert Sue Spargo had beautiful embellished quilts in her booth


Dear Stella showcased their mini polka dot fabrics in a hanging heart quilt


Henry Glass & Co. showed off new fabric lines in a springtime display


Our podcast host Pat Sloan had the cutest sewing machine wall hanging in her booth


A huge line waits for Handi Quilter ambassador Angela Walters to sign her book


We couldn’t get enough of this Michael Miller Fabrics houndstooth print


We can’t wait to get Aurifil thread to match all our favorite fabric lines


Our Quilts and More cover star Kim Christopherson had the cutest quilts for every season


Pat Bravo’s new line for Art Gallery Fabrics is stunning


Darlene Zimmerman’s booth for Robert Kaufman was so cute


Editor Lisa checks out new projects and gorgeous quilt at Coats & Clark


Get all your kitchen essentials patterns in Amy Barickman’s booth for Indygo Junction


Can you spot the deer in Emily Herrick’s booth for Michael Miller Fabrics?


We’re still drooling over these Kona Cotton solids


One of the most talked-about fabric at Quilt Market was the release of RJR Fabrics new division Cotton and Steel


Falling Leaves from Northcott has such rich colors that are perfect for fall

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Tips for Hosting a Color Wheel Party

Help children gain color confidence using activities, quizzes, and games from The Wonderful Colorful Wonder Wheel of Color ($12.99; ctpub.com). Host a Color Wheel Party with stations for kids to learn about the color wheel, color schemes, and how colors affect each other.


Download Tips for Hosting a Color Wheel Party.


Download Invitations for a Color Wheel Party.


Purchase a copy of the August 2014 digital issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.