We share tips for planning a quilt retreat everyone will love. We also share ideas for using back-to-school items as storage in your sewing room, our opinion about pressing seams, and the two-color quilt trend we're seeing.
Episode 563

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Plan Your Best Quilt Retreat Yet!

Lindsay shares tips for planning a fun quilt retreat for your friends, including how to find a location, questions to ask the host, choosing dates, making time for food and fun, and more.

Get Organized

Lindsay shares ideas for using back-to-school items that are on sale right now as storage in your sewing space. She gives ideas for pencil cases, lunch boxes, Trapper Keepers, planners, and Post-It notes.

Lindsay's Musings

Lindsay shares the results of a recent poll she did on her Instagram. She asked quilters the most common way they press seams. 47% of people said they mostly press to the dark side. 19% said they mostly press seams open. And 34% said they press however the pattern tells them to press.

Follow @lindsmayland on Instagram to vote in future polls.

Behind the Scenes

Lindsay shares a few fun things happening with us outside the podcast. American Patchwork & Quilting October and Quilts & More Fall issues just hit newsstands. We launched a new video series called "Behind the Seams". And we're starting a new pumpkin-theme sew-along, so join in here.

What's Trending

Beth shares a trend she's seeing in the quilting world -- classic two-color quilts. The popular patterns and fabric lines she mentions are: