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American Patchwork & Quilting August 2016

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting August 2016 issue.

  • August 2016

    The August 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from June 7--August 3.

    Missed it? Order a digital issue here.

  • Rockin' the Block

    Meet quilting superhero Jenny Doan, whose contagious energy has sparked a main street makeover. She and her Missouri Star Quilt Co. team are quite literally the fabric of small-town Hamilton, Missouri.


    See more pictures of our time with Jenny Doan here.

  • Star Bright, Star White

    Designer: Rebecca Bryan of Bryan House Quilts


    In this big block throw, scrappy teals, corals, and golds mix with white for a fresh palette. Foundation piecing makes it easy to get sharp teal and coral points.

    Get the digital issue here.

  • Star Bright, Star White Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Safari collection by Jinny Beyer for RJR Fabrics


    The background of Star Bright, Star White becomes dark and dramatic in quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s version of the quilt. Laura’s use of light to medium oranges and green tone-on-tones makes the center star and outer points of each block glow against the dark background.  

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  • Photo Finish

    Designer: Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co.

    Quiltmakers: Joanna Figueroa and Cheryl Hadley


    Inspired in both color and form by a palace visited during a memorable trip to Europe, this pieced throw has plenty of texture thanks to nubby wovens—including chambray and linen—and dense quilting.

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  • Photo Finish Color Option

    Seaside Stars

    For a travel-theme wall quilt, choose nautical prints. The stripes and sailboats add movement and the bold pops of red punch up the contrast.


    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Just Rosy

    Designer: Laurie Simpson of Minick and Simpson

    Fabrics: Bread ‘n Butter collection by American Jane for Moda Fabrics


    A French flower market photo elicits a wall hanging of Snowball and Shoo Fly blocks, stylized rose appliqués, and a steel gray ground.

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  • Just Rosy Color Option

    Coffee and Cream

    Coffee-color prints provide a neutral palette for gorgeous quilting. Combining Shoo Fly and Snowball blocks adds visual interest and makes the wall hanging look more scrappy. 


    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Antique Chic

    Quilt collector: Tara Lynn Baisden of Sew Unique Creations


    If a quilt could talk, what would this antique coverlet say about its unlikely sashing colors of blue, purple, and orange? Was it intentional or did fabric colors change with age? Regardless, there is no doubt that this worn scrappy treasure was well-loved.

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  • Antique Chic Color Option

    Sophisticated Stars

    Dark sashing squares cut from an intricate Jacobean floral and star blocks in an elegant colorway set the stage for a sophisticated, traditional wall quilt.


    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Stairsteps

    Designer: Jo Kramer of Jo’s Country Junction


    While this variation on Rail Fence blocks is simple to sew, it is the sheer number of itty-bitty pieces in this project that impresses.

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  • Stairsteps Color Option

    1930’s Rail Fence Wall Hanging

    Use cheerful 1930s reproduction prints in a delightful wall  hanging. To bring a little calm to the many small prints, choose mottled prints for the triangle-squares.


    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Great Scott

    Designer: Lisa DeBee Schiller


    Create pieced backgrounds for adorable Scottish terrier appliqués. Add interest with rickrack, pieced binding, and hand embroidery.

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  • Great Scott Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Remix collection by Ann Kelle and Flannel Solid Basics, both from Robert Kaufman Fabrics


    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke cut her Scottish terrier appliqués from flannel to add texture. Instead of needle-turn appliqué, she fused and machine-blanket-stitched them in place.

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  • Citrus Squeeze

    Designer: Tina Lewis of Tina Lewis Design


    Set the table for summer with a curve-pieced table runner. Bright white sets off citrus-color segments, and a facing edge instead of binding furthers the clean, crisp look.

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  • Citrus Squeeze Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Valencia collection by Laura Gunn for Michael Miller Fabrics


    Quilt tester Laura Boehnkeopted to create citrus shapes out of prints that include pears, oranges, birds, poppies, tiles, and brushstrokes. A textured print in various colors works perfectly for the lemon, orange, and lime “peels.” 

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  • Fantasy Garden

    Designer: Kim Diehl

    Fabrics: Folio Basics collection by Color Principle for Henry Glass & Co.


    Stitch a tiny yet vibrant table topper showcasing machine-appliquéd flowers, yo-yo flower buds, and an easy-to-piece border.

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  • Fantasy Garden Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Thyme With Friends collection by Kris Lammers and the Shadow Play collection, both from Maywood Studio


    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke created a garden of blues and purples for her variation on Fantasy Garden. Using only these tones emphasizes the green stems and leaves and makes the large flowers in each corner pop. Laura omitted the yo-yos in the border but kept them in the quilt center.

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  • Tapestry

    Designer: Karen Snyder of Anna Lena’s


    Beautifully woven textiles of Swedish origin inspired this intricate quilt.

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  • Tapestry Color Option

    Woven Colors

    Alternating bright print and white squares establishes a woven look in this table runner. Using large-scale florals for some of the white prints provides variation to the color sets.


    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Mystery Row Quilt

    Designer: Pat Sloan

    Fabrics: Hometown Girl Batiks collection by Pat Sloan for Moda Fabrics


    In each 2016 issue you’ll get instructions for one row. At the end of the year you can put the rows together to make a throw. Join us on Instagram and Facebook to see what others are sewing with hashtag #APQrowquilt.


    Get more info about the Row Quilt here.

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