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American Patchwork & Quilting October 2018

See the featured quilts and web-exclusive color options and projects from the American Patchwork & Quilting October 2018 issue.

  • October 2018

    The October 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting is on sale from August 7--October 1.

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  • Set Your Path

    Designer: Char Hopeman

     

    The Sunshine and Shadows Log Cabin block setting plays up the contrast of light and dark 19th-century reproduction prints.

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  • Set Your Path Color Option

    A Shore Thing

    Bring to mind a day at the beach with rows of fabric representing the sea, sand, and sky.

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  • Monster Mash

    Designer: Jen Daly

     

    Stitch a wall hanging that is a treat to complete. Merry--not scary--faces will greet trick-or-treaters this Halloween.

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  • Monster Mash Color Option

    Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke

    Fabrics: On Maple Lake collection by Pam Buda for Marcus Fabrics

     

    "I combined two each of my favorite blocks for a quick-to-make Halloween decoration," quilt tester Colleen Tauke says. "Adding colorful sashing and setting squares nicely frames each block."

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  • Grate Inspiration

    Designer: Kathy Smith

     

    An antique floor register provided the spark for an intricate table topper. English paper piecing and fussy cutting make construction go smoothly.

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  • Grate Inspiration Color Option

    Star Tile Table Runner

    You’ll be a star after completing this table runner, which uses English paper piecing, machine appliqué, and machine piecing.

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  • Fall Beauty

    Designer: Denise Russell

    Fabrics: Venice Basics collection by Timeless Treasures Fabrics

     

    Solid white provides a bright canvas for showcasing saturated harvest hues.

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  • Fall Beauty Color Option

    Quilt tester: Martha Gamm

    Fabrics: Seaside collection by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs

     

    Instead of autumn hues, quilt tester Martha Gamm used summertime brights, including florals, gingham, dots, and a border of nautical flags, in her version of Fall Beauty. "It was worth the extra time and fabric it took to miter the border," Martha says.

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  • Small Wonder

    Designer: Jo Morton

     

    Place hexagons in an elongated pattern for yet another arrangement of the classic shape.

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  • Small Wonder Color Option

    Quilt tester: Jody Sanders

    Fabrics: Evelyn’s Homestead 1880-1900 collection by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics

     

    "For a summer-theme version of Small Wonders, I pulled the pink, cream, and green prints from a multicolor fabric collection," editor Jody Sanders says. "Instead of trimming the quilt edges and sewing on a border, I appliquéd the quilt center to a floral 18×22" rectangle. Because the cream print outer pieces of the quilt center match the floral background, the ‘flowers’ appear to be growing in a garden."

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  • Fan-Tastic

    Designer: AGF Studio

    Fabrics: Mediterraneo collection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics

     

    Pieced and solid fans in striking hues create motion and contrast against a light background.

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  • Fan-Tastic Color Option

    Quilt tester: Colleen Tauke

    Fabrics: Bountiful Harvest collection by Paintbrush Studio Fabrics

     

    Quilt tester Colleen Tauke created a seasonal table topper out of autumn-inspired fabrics that have accents of metallic gold. "I selected the border fabric first," Colleen says. "I used the large-scale sunflower and leaf fabrics for the ‘plain’ fans to showcase the prints. To add a sense of whimsy, I used the same print in two colors for the inner border."

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  • Pieces of History

    Antique quilt from the American Patchwork & Quilting collection

     

    Gather solids in Amish-inspired colors to re-create an antique quilt sprinkled with make-do blocks.

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  • Pieces of History Color Option

    Quilt tester: Janet Klockenga

    Fabrics: St. Louis collection by Evonne Cook for Washington Street Studio for P&B Textiles

     

    Managing editor Janet Klockenga used reproduction prints from the mid-1800s to make a four-block table topper. 

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  • Wild Flowers

    Designer: Sharon Tucker

     

    Preserve the rich hues of your summer flower garden in a scrappy string-pieced wall hanging.

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  • Wild Flowers Color Option

    In Full Bloom

    String-piece flowers in bright fabrics for a scrappy summertime wall hanging.

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  • Seaside Steps

    Designer: Monique Jacobs of Open Gate Quilts

    Fabrics: Coastal Chic collection by Monique Jacobs for Maywood Studio

     

    Fresh, cool batiks evoke a nautical feel in a quilt featuring the Courthouse Steps block.

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  • Seaside Steps Color Option

    Quilt tester: Janet Klockenga

    Fabrics: Woodlands Fusion collection by AGF Studio for Art Gallery Fabrics

     

    Managing editor Janet Klockenga created a table topper or small wall hanging version of Seaside Steps using modern florals. "I enjoy re-creating a classic block like Courthouse Steps out of contemporary fabrics," Janet says. "It’s sometimes surprising how different from the original your creation can look!"

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  • Cheddar Pinwheels

    Quilt collector: Miriam Kujac

     

    A cozy vintage throw in solid Cheddar yellow, cream shirting, and muslin exudes a harvest-season glow.

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  • Cheddar Pinwheels Color Option

    In this table topper version of Cheddar Pinwheels, the use of a greater mix of mottled jewel-tone fabrics in the border adds interest. The bottom left-hand Pinwheel block has its blue triangles in a different orientation than in the other blocks, reflecting the whimsy of the original quilt.

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