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American Patchwork & Quilting April 2017

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting April 2017 issue.

  • April 2017

    The April 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from February 7--April 3. 

    Missed it? Order a digital issue here.

  • Cross Reference

    Designer: Susan Ache 

    Two blocks set on point pull together two colors for a scrappy and scrumptious throw. 

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  • Cross Reference Color Option

    Double Cross Quilt

    Prints and solids combine in a quilt that sets two different cross blocks on point. Cutting up large prints adds interest to the wall hanging, and a scrappy middle border breaks up the dark blue inner and outer borders.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

     

  • Flashback Quilt: Checkmate

    Original designer: Alice M. Berg

     

    We’re revisiting some of our favorite projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting magazine vault as we look ahead to our 25th anniversary. This quilt is the first in a series of six. It’s been updated to work for today’s quiltmaker. The original instructions for Checkmate were published in our August 1993 issue.

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  • Points of Interest

    Designer: Jo Kramer and Kelli Hanken of Jo's Country Junction

    Fabrics: Pedal Pushers collection by Moda Fabrics



    A flip-and-sew technique makes it easy and fast to create accurate points in the blocks and inner borders. 

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  • Points of Interest Color Option

    Make Your Point

    Feature print stars with bold solid color star points amid a neutral background in a wall hanging. The dark borders provide high contrast.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Office Space

    Designer: AGF Studio 

    Fabrics: Denim Studio collection from Art Gallery Fabrics



    This handy wall organizer has pockets galore that zip, snap, and store a variety of office supplies or quilting tools for a home office or sewing room. 

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  • Office Space Color Option

    Quilt Tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Blue Porcelain collection by Ellen Crimi-Trent for Clothworks



    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke took Office Space from a school-inspired wall hanging to a sophisticated organizer. The classic blue-and-white color scheme, floral fabrics, and lacy embellishments would add feminine flair to any space.

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  • Star Bursts

    Designer: Sandra Clemons

    Fabrics: Cotton Couture collection by Michael Miller Fabrics



    Rainbow-bright solids create eye-popping star units in big blocks. When the big blocks are sewn together, they showcase larger, strippy secondary stars. 

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  • Star Bursts Color Option

    Star of the Show

    Combine florals and tone-on-tones in muted, rich colors for this wall quilt. The large star became the focus when she framed it with a dark inner border and a large floral outer border.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • String Theory

    Designer: Sharon Tucker of Grass Roots Quilt Studio



    Use string piecing to join various width strips into units. Join the units with solids to create two colorful, distinctive blocks that are just right for a quilt-along!

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  • String Theory Bonus Quilt

    Designer: Sharon Tucker of Grass Roots Quilt Studio



    Want a simpler version of String Theory? The alternative design doesn't require string piecing. 

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  • String Theory Color Option

    Quilt Tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Freeform collection by Paintbrush Studio

    Simplify the assembly process by forgoing the string-pieced rectangle and center units. Switching between solids and prints give the six-block quilt a modern look, while solid white helps the colors pop. 

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  • Sew Giving: Inside Out

    Designer: Jenn Nevitt



    These two basic blocks will inspire you to start your next charity quilt because you’re #SEWgiving!  

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  • Petal Power

    Designer: Christine Stainbrook of Project House 360 

    Fabrics: Queen Bee collection by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics



    Challenge yourself! Combine curved piecing and machine applique to assemble a spectacular bed-size quilt. 

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  • Petal Power Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: American Beauty collection by Gerri Robinson for Red Rooster Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke skipped the curved piecing for her red, white, and blue version of Petal Power. Instead she machine-appliquéd center flowers, then added three borders to frame the throw.

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  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    Designer: Cheryl Malkowski of Cheryl Rose Creations



    The superstars of this cuddly signature quilt are the easy-to-assemble blocks and the personal sentiments welcoming the baby. 

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  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered Color Option

    Swirling Galaxy

    Bright yellow, pink, and orange stars twinkle against a swirling dark background. Large florals, stripes, and wave prints add movement to this wall hanging.

     

    Get the free quilt pattern here.