Go on a virtual shop hop through the pages of Quilt Sampler™. In each issue, you'll get a peek inside 10 top quilt shops and instructions for 10 exclusive quilt projects, one from every shop.
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Meeting House Fabric • A visit to this historic shop in small-town New England will take you back in time.
Weave a Spell • Utilize strip piecing to create a two-color quilt with a unique woven look.
Quilter’s Corner • Variety is the name of the game at a creative hub that’s constantly abuzz with learning opportunities.
Pinwheel Promenade • Combine two variations of the traditional Pinwheel block to create a lively throw.
Sew Let’s Quilt It • A Dallas quilt shop grows and shifts with the times, just like its intrepid owner.
Sew Joyful • Stitch a cheery wall hanging to decorate your sewing room.
The Stitchery • A knack for creativity runs in the family at Wisconsin’s oldest quilt shop.
Rolling into Fall • Use precut 21⁄2" strips to make an enchanting autumn throw.
StitchCraft • The owner of a quilt shop in a prosperous South Florida destination community has discovered a different kind of wealth with her community of customers.
Drop in the Ocean • Make a splash with string-pieced blocks in watery blues.
Cultured Expressions • A New Jersey sewing and quilting studio offers a vibrant window into African textiles and provides DIY inspiration for quilts, home decor, clothing, and more.
World Traveler • Add distinction to any space with a pillow stitched from vibrant African prints.
Serendipity Quilt Shop • With a business plan as simple as “buy fabric, sell fabric,” Kathy Lewis and her small-town Delaware quilt shop have found success that can only be described as, well, serendipitous.
Star Dash • Snuggle under a throw made with a mash-up of star and Churn Dash blocks.
The Fabric Chic • Neither flood nor pandemic has prevented this riverside shop from sharing its colorful, contemporary fabrics with appreciative quilters.
Dashes & Dots • Churn Dash block variations spell the shop’s initials diagonally in Morse Code.
Pohlar Fabrics • Rising up from the Indiana prairie is Pohlar Fabrics, a shining star to sewers and quilters both near and far.
Christmas Cacti • Half-square triangles, strip piecing, and stitch-and-flip units combine in a quick-to-make bed quilt.
Sisters Quilt Shop • In the historic downtown of Chehalis, Washington, shoppers find locally owned businesses selling books, coffee, gifts, yarn, and fabric—lots and lots of fabric.
Rosy Outlook • Placement of positive and negative hourglass blocks creates movement in an easy-to-piece quilt.
BACK TO basics • Refer to these tips and techniques when you need quilting how-to information, from cutting pieces to binding and finishing your quilt.
Your Local Quilt Shop • Every month on our American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast, we share stories of independent quilt shops and how important they are to their local communities. Their customers and members of the community may not even be aware of their charitable and supportive efforts. In addition, we’ve heard a lot of fun stories about the creative ways shop owners market their businesses. Here are a few highlights from Season 11 of our podcast.