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American Patchwork & Quilting December 2017

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

  • December 2017

    The December 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from October 3-December 4.

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  • Holiday Wishes

    Designer: Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio

    Fabrics: Gingerbread Christmas collection by Meg Hawkey for Maywood Studio
     

    Combine embroidery and pieced stars for a wintry sweet treat.

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  • Holiday Wishes Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Jungle Friends collection by Northcott Studio for Northcott
     

    Follow quilt tester Laura Boehnke’s lead and delight a child with a fun kid’s version of Holiday Wishes.

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  • Zigzag Pinwheels

    Designer: Lynn Roddy Brown
     

    A cozy quilt and favorite chair are good excuses for pulling up next to the hearth to enjoy a fire.

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  • Zigzag Pinwheels Color Option

    Quilt tester: Jody Sanders

    Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett Collective collections by FreeSpirit Fabrics
     

    Group editor Jody Sanders first picked a fabric for the border, then selected 27 fabrics for the quilt center using a palette of lime green, lemon yellow, and orange for her version of Zigzag Pinwheels

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  • Mosaic Snowflake

    Designer: Jenn Nevitt
     

    Though the quilt looks complex, it is composed only of squares and triangle-squares. Careful piecing generates the complexity. 

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  • Mosaic Snowflake Color Option

    Love for Autumn

    Careful color placement in the three blocks emphasizes an X and O pattern. Color choices give this table runner a decidedly fall look.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Plum Dandy

    Designer: Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios
     

    The keys to this quilt are accurate cutting and sewing consistent 1/4" seams, making it a wonderful project for a beginner wanting to hone those skills.

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  • Plum Dandy Color Option

    Quilt tester: Jody Sanders

    Fabrics: Voyage collection by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics
     

    Group editor Jody Sanders selected a fat quarter bundle of purple, orange, and turquoise prints to make this version of Plum Dandy.

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  • Sparkle

    Designer: Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios

    Set a festive mood quickly with a lively holiday quilt.

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  • Sparkle Color Option

    Subtle Stars

    Delicate stars in understated purple and blue prints shine against a scrappy neutral background.

    Get the free quilt pattern here.

  • Arctic Circles

    Designer: Victoria Findlay Wolfe

    Fabrics: Light Work collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe for Studio 37, a division of Marcus Fabrics
     

    A classic blue-and-white quilt with a modern twist emulates the look of softly falling snow.

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  • Arctic Circles Color Option

    Quilt tester: Martha Gamm

    Fabrics: Hello Baby collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott
     

    Quilt tester Martha Gamm made a baby quilt from one section of Arctic Circles

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  • Point of View

    Inspired by Points of Pride from designers by Dolores Smith and Sarah Maxwell of Homestead Hearth

    Quiltmaker: Lisa Schumacher

    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 fifth in a series of six. It’s been updated to work for today’s quiltmaker. The original instructions for Points of Pride were published in our August 2010 issue.

  • Christmas Brights

    Inspired by Winter Wonderland by designer Jen Daly

    Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

     

    Large Snowball blocks in a mix of colorful prints make a festive table runner for a holiday party. 

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  • Lodge Living

    Designers: Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth

    Fabrics: Living Lodge collection by Bristol Bay Studio for Benartex
     

    Let the great outdoors provide the creative spark for a throw that is full of woodsy charm.

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  • Lodge Living Color Option

    Blue Blossoms

    Combine a variety of blue, cream, and white florals and other prints in a striking wall hanging that celebrates the classic color palette.

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  • Snowfall

    Designer: Wendy Sheppard

    Fabrics: Merry, Berry, & Bright collection by RJR Studio and the Shiny Objects Holiday Twinkle collection by Flaurie & Finch, both for RJR Fabrics

    Invigorate your holiday decor with a large wall quilt in seasonal colors that brings to mind falling snow.

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  • Snowfall Color Option

    Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

    Fabrics: Mayfair and classique collections by Fabri-Quilt
     

    Quilt tester Laura Boehnke discovered that the A pattern pieces in Snowfall are large enough to showcase florals. 

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  • Sew Giving: I-Spy

    Quiltmaker: Kat Tichenor
     

    Simple piecing will inspire you to start your next comfort quilt because you’re #SEWgiving! 

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