American Patchwork and Quilting delivers inspiration, education, and motivation to passionate quilting enthusiasts of all skill levels. In each issue, you'll get the highest quality patterns and how-to instructions, along with compelling feature stories about designers and destinations.Every digital issue includes the pattern pieces found in the corresponding print version. To access pattern pieces, simply click on the underlined text in Cut Fabrics sections.
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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
COMFORT & JOY • Quilt and fabric designer Amanda Niederhauser follows her passions in all she does.
Christmas CONNECTIONS • Alternate scrap-busting chain blocks with large setting squares that can showcase focus fabrics.
QUILTED COLOR OPTION
Holly & BERRIES • Assemble simple units into stylized berries and holly leaves for a delightful holiday wall hanging.
Wendy Sheppard • WENDY SHEPPARD PAYS RESPECT TO QUILT HERITAGE WITH INNOVATIVE DESIGNS DERIVED FROM TRADITIONAL BLOCKS. THIS IS WENDY’S 13TH QUILT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OUR MAGAZINE.
Merry BOUQUET • Appliqué and embroider a holiday nosegay of holly leaves, flowers, pine branches, and a poinsettia.
Cabin IN THE WOODS • Use flannel to piece timeless Bear’s Paw, Log Cabin, and star blocks for a warm wintertime quilt.
Evergreen • Piece simple Northwind blocks in two colors to make a stunning throw.
Wrapped in RIBBONS • Stitch precut 2½"-wide strips into a stunning seasonal throw.
Lisa Bongean • LISA BONGEAN TAKES CUES FROM THE PAST TO DESIGN QUILTS, FABRIC, EMBROIDERY PROJECTS, AND WOOL PROJECTS. THIS IS HER 7TH PROJECT TO BE PUBLISHED IN OUR MAGAZINE.
Pining for CHRISTMAS • Create a tree skirt that reveals a fresh take on the classic red-and-green color scheme.
TREE RINGS • For a seasonal throw, surround a forest of red, green, and black trees with borders of bright holiday prints.
Monique Jacobs • MONIQUE JACOB’S FOUNDATION IN MATHEMATICS AND TRADITIONAL QUILTS IS EVIDENT IN HER DESIGNS. THIS IS HER 21ST PROJECT TO APPEAR IN OUR MAGAZINE.
Seasonal SEWING • Craft multiple gift card holders or ornaments using faux-chenille tape and holiday prints.
Seasonal SAMPLER • Celebrate the season with a beginner-friendly sampler quilt. Download instructions at AllPeopleQuilt.com/318.