Once a month, we highlight our favorite free quilt and sewing patterns around the web!
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!
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!
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):
- Neo Dot by Michael Miller Fabrics
- Neon Chevron by Riley Blake Designs
- Neon & On collection by Jacqueline Savage Mcfee for Camelot Fabrics
- Luxury Shag Neon by Shannon Fabrics
- Light Effects Fluorescent collection floss pack by DMC
- Sketch Basic collection by Timeless Treasures Fabrics
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
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
Once a month, we highlight blogs our staff is reading right now!
A Quilting Life
If you know Sherri McConnell, you’ll know that she truly does lead a quilting life. As a Moda fabric designer, quilt designer, and author, her blog serves as inspiration to the quilting community. Her blog posts range from current projects and new patterns to blog hops and creative tutorials. Plus, her projects are happy and bright, making it impossible to leave her blog without feeling better!
Ayumi Takahashi is a pattern designer and author with a playful sense of style! Her patchwork patterns are fun and practical–ranging from baby toys to bags. She has a creative eye for putting fabrics together for a unique project. Also, her paper-pieing skills are truly amazing and will motivate you to try her patterns!
Film in the Fridge
Ashley Newcomb is pretty much the cutest! Her designs (some free!) are hip, surprising, and still last the test of time. Her quilts are airy and work with lighter colors, which makes them easy to imagine in other colorways for anyone exploring for their next project. Plus, her blog posts pack personality, so you feel like you have a quilting friend through the computer!