Learn how to protect your collection of antique quilts. Plus, hear an interview with Renee Nanneman of Need'l Love.
Episode 457

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You Bought an Antique Quilt. Now What?

Whether you are a collector of antique quilts, inherited a family heirloom quilt, or came across some vintage orphan blocks at a flea market, you may have questions about how to care for your fabric treasures. Jody Sanders, the editor of American Patchwork & Quilting, shares her knowledge about how to repair, wash, and store your antique finds.

Follow Jody on Instagram to see more of her antique quilts.

UFO Challenge with Doris

Doris Brunnette, the editor of Quilt Sampler, shares tips for working with a longarm quilter. If you always get stuck on the quilting step when finishing your projects, you may want to find a longarm quilter to finish some of your quilts.

Reader Tips with Lindsay

Lindsay Mayland shares our most popular reader tips about applique. From tips for machine-stitching your applique to using freezer paper to cleaning fusible from your iron, these tips are helpful to hear before you start your next applique project.

We love hearing these  ideas from our readers. If you're interested in submitting your own tip for feature in our magazines or on the podcast, send an email of your tip to APQTips@meredith.com.

What We're Loving

Lindsay shares a quilting book series she just finished. They're called A Quilting Cozy Book Series by author Carol Dean Jones. The 10 books follow quilters at the Cunningham Village retirement community, while they also solve mysteries. Each book has an exciting new mystery introduced, while also sharing fun scenes from the local quilt shop, quilt shows, and the main characters' sewing rooms.

Getting Sewcial

On today's show, Jody Sanders chats with Renee Nanneman of Need'l Love. Renee is a powerhouse designer in the quilting industry -- she's been designing fabric with Andover since 2006 (and has designed 48 fabric collections), she's an author of the well-known Threads book series, and she's a talented pattern designer! In the interview, Renee talks about her love of vintage fabric and how she makes her own fabric designs come to life with inspiration from old quilts, fabrics, and needlework she's found at antique shops and flea markets.

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renee with quote