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American Patchwork & Quilting October 2014

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting October 2014 issue.

October 2014

The October 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from August 5--October 7.

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Staying Power

Meet Lynne Hagmeier, a time-honored quilter, fabric designer, teacher, and inventor whose passion and vision make quilting simple, accessible, and fun.

See more pictures from her studio and store here.

 

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Happy Halloween

Designer: Lila Taylor Scott

 

Make this seasonal starry quilt from your stash of favorite novelty prints, plaids, and polka dots.

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Happy Halloween Color Option

Stars on Display

Frame star blocks with a neutral background and black sashing strips. The scrappy accordion border and a standout red paisley print add color without overwhelming the real stars of the quilt—the machine quilting and star blocks.

 

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Little House on the Square

Designer: Lynette Anderson

Fabrics: Quilter's Garden collection by Lynette Anderson Designs for RJR Fabrics

 

To create this little bit of homeyness, combine a mini house, picket fence, and fanciful yo-yo flowers with hand embroidery and pieced borders.

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Little House on the Square Color Option

Quilter's Garden

Frame a fussy-cut fabric piece with a flower appliqué border and Log Cabin blocks. Pinks, oranges, and greens make for a fresh and bright wall hanging.

 

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Another Angle

Designer: Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics

Fabrics: Rapture collection by Pat Bravo and the Pure Elements solids and SquaredElements collections, all for Art Gallery Fabrics

 

Sixty-degree angles aren't just for hexagons; they also work for diamonds. Just cut up strip sets and piece the segments in vertical rows.

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Another Angle Pillow

For a coordinating pillow, try a new angle -- 90-degree triangles. Solids and bright florals make this pillow modern.

 

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Another Angle Color Option

High Definition

 

Define the edges with crisp white strips outlining the monochromatic zigzags in the center of this wall hanging. The bold primary colors stand out against the mottled blue background.

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Fall's Bounty

Designer: Janet Nesbitt of The Buggy Barn

 

Get a primitive look with whipstitched shapes on a wool background. The extra-long runner is right at home on a harvest table or buffet. 

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Fall's Bounty Color Option

Fall Bouquet

Rich hues make the petals, stem, and leaves pop off the check background of this beautiful appliqué autumn wall hanging.

 

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Pieceful Waters

Designer: Linda M. Thielfoldt of The Quilted Goose

 

Test the paper-piecing waters with a quilt featuring traditional Crossed Canoe blocks.

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Pieceful Waters Color Option

Eye Catcher

Use the same cream print in alternating squares to balance a variety of florals and dark prints. While the finished wall hanging offers plenty to look at, it isn’t overwhelming.

 

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Autumn Quartet

Designer: Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs

Fabrics: Quilter's Garden and Aged to Perfect collections, both by Bird Brain Designs for Fresh Water Designs

 

Try hand embroidery to stitch up a sweet seasonal quilt of four blackwork designs.

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Rustic Stars

Designer: Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles Quilters

Fabrics: Paisley Park collection by Kansas Troubles Quilters for Moda Fabrics

 

Applique diamonds atop triangles to simplify the classic Hunter's Star block. Subtle raw edges add a bit of texture and dimension.

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Rustic Stars Color Option

Seasonal Stars

Make your stars shine brightly with a metallic gold stripe and a punchy red print. The green print and white print backgrounds shine an even bigger spotlight on the stars. The red inner border and green outer border radiate festive cheer.

 

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Attention Getter

Designer: Dawn Stewart of Spring Water Designs

Fabrics: Cosmopolitan collection by Paintbrush Studio

 

Make the most of a big, bold print by surrounding it with coordinates for a quick-to-sew bed runner. The design is easy enough that you can make several, then change them out with the seasons or whenever you want a new look.

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The Secret's in the Sashing

Designer: Tamara Barfels of Daisy Ridge Quilting

 

Foundation-pieced sashing teams up with a pieced star block to create an intricate illusion of two different stars.

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The Secret's in the Sashing Color Option

Brimming with Blues

Blues and teals are the stars of this wall hanging. To add subtle interest to the finished project, choose several fabrics with the same hue. Creams and metallics add sparkle and make the blocks pop.

 

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Stitches to Savor

Designer: Sue Spargo

 

Consider these beyond-the-basics stitches when you're ready to embellish a project. Get the first five 2014 issues to learn 10 embroidery stitches. A project in the December 2014 issue will incorporate the year's stitches.

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