American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

Welcome to the American Patchwork & Quilting podcast, a podcast aimed at making your quilting life more fun and creative, while connecting with quilters just like you. Join the staff of the magazines you love for a great episode filled with tips and tricks. Enjoy! Visit to see our complete podcast archives!

How To
527. How to Make Patterns Your Own
Learn to change a quilt pattern to fit your needs and likes!
29 min
526. Make Binding Easier
Tips for easier binding, so you can enjoy your finished quilt faster! And we chat with designer Mary Blythe.
40 min
525. Top Tips for Flying Geese
Get tips for making this classic unit. Plus, learn how to save money on your next shopping trip.
30 min
524. How Do Quilters Vacation?
Discover fun ways to make your travels include quilting! And hear us chat with Carole Lyles Shaw.
52 min
523. Unpopular Quilty Opinions
We share fun staff and listener opinions that may be out of the norm.
34 min
522. Start a Self-Care Sewing Ritual
Turn your sewing time into a relaxing and refreshing activity.
34 min
521. Repurpose Scraps as Decor
Hear creative ways to use scraps in small projects and no-sew decor. Plus, we chat with Carla Hall!
28 min
520. Upgrade Your Sewing Tools
Consider these little upgrades to make your sewing experience easier and more enjoyable.
29 min
519. Create a Cozy Couch
Create a beautiful space to relax with family or to indulge in some self-care.
22 min
518. Sew Something Special for a Child or Pet
Love making quilts for others? Learn some things to consider before sewing quilts for a baby or pet.
27 min
517. Get Creative With Storage
We share some out-of-the-box storage solutions. Then we chat with fabric designer Julie Letvin.
35 min
516. Tackle a Task You've Been Putting Off
Learn to get your tedious tasks done, so you can enjoy the sewing process more!
38 min
515. Stitch a Needed Decor Item
Prioritize making decor items for your own home -- you'll love the personalization!
24 min
514. Hang a Wall Quilt
Learn creative ways to hang quilts in your home. Plus, we chat with Aaron Sanders Head!
34 min
513. Clean Your Work Space
We share a few easy ways to clear your space so you can be as creative and productive as possible.
26 min
512. Evolution of Our Quilting Styles
Our staff shares stories of how their quilting style has evolved over the years.
26 min
511. Do You Need a Die Cutting Machine?
Get info on what to consider when buying a die cutting machine. Plus, hear our chat with Lori Miller.
36 min
510. Conquer Triangle-Squares
Learn the tricks and products that make triangle-squares easy!
32 min
509. Fix Blocks that Aren't the Right Size
Blocks different sizes? No worries! We have easy solutions for you.
29 min
508. Upgrade Your Sewing Life
Our staff shares the changes that have had an impact on their sewing time. Plus, we chat with Amy Smart.
29 min
507. Dive Into Hand-Embroidery
Learn the the tools, tips, and stitches needed to start embroidering by hand.
32 min
506. Tips for a Successful Block Swap
Learn the ins and outs of joining a block swap.
24 min
505. Recharge Your Creative Energy
Learn how to use quilting to bring happiness and creativity to your everyday life.
41 min
504. Our Best Sewing Hacks
Our staff shares their favorite sewing tips and tricks.
27 min
503. Spring Clean Your Sewing Space
Get tips for cleaning and refreshing your sewing space.
30 min
502. Explore Fabrics Other Than Quilting Cotton
Learn tips for sewing with all types of fabric. Plus, we chat with Allison Harris of Cluck Cluck Sew.
30 min
501. Give From the Heart
Hear ideas to infuse your quilts with extra meaning.
31 min
500. Ask Us Anything
We're celebrating our 500th episode by answering listener questions!
34 min
499. Room to Sew (No Matter What Size Space You...
Learn to capitalize on the sewing space you have. Plus, we interview Jessica Dayon!
41 min
498. Storage Hacks Under $15
Organize supplies with common household items.
26 min
497. Create Your Dream Sewing Space
Take small steps to get closer to your dream sewing space!
31 min
496. How to Declutter Your Fabric Stash
Take control of your stash. Plus, hear from the amazing ladies from Color of Connection Quilt.
46 min
495. Finally Tackle Your Pile of UFOs
Conquer your unfinished quilts in the new year. Plus, we chat with Shannon Gillman Orr.
42 min
494. Let It Sew, Let it Sew, Let It Sew
Make the most of your time sewing this winter.
37 min
493. Kick Holiday Sewing Stress
Be productive in your sewing room while still enjoying the holidays
25 min
492. Tips for Sewing with Pets
Overcome the challenges of sewing with pets. Plus, hear an interview with Andra Walker.
35 min
491. Know Your Sewing Machine Better
Your sewing machine is probably your most used and most expensive item in your sewing room. Are you using it to its full potential?
29 min
490. Count Your Quilty Blessings
We give thanks for the joys quilting has brought to our lives.
27 min
489. The Power of Precuts
Get tips for using precuts, then hear us chat with Jessica VanDenburgh.
25 min
488. Sew for Charity: We'll Get You Started
Find a quilting charity to support this holiday season.
23 min
487. MacGyver Sewing Tips
We share some MacGyver sewing tips. Plus, we chat with Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin.
32 min
486. Tips for Sewing with Kids
Teach little ones a new skill! Plus, hear from a Texas quilt shop going mobile.
33 min
485. Sort Your Scraps
Get basics on organizing your scrap bin. Then, hear an interview with scrappy quilter Jessica Vetor.
44 min
484. Quilting Rules You Can Break
Quilting has a lot of rules, but here's the thing: rules were meant to be broken!
32 min
483. How to Host a Virtual Quilt Retreat
Connect with quilting friends this winter with a virtual retreat!
26 min
482. 3 Methods for Basting Your Quilt
Learn the pros and cons of three basting methods.
34 min
481. What We're Obsessed With Now
We're sharing trends, techniques, fabric, and products we're loving, Plus, we chat with Christian Henry of The Featherweight Shop.
38 min
480. Let's Talk Borders!
We give tricks for adding borders to your quilt. Plus, we chat with Sandra Johnson.
25 min
479. Organize Projects for the Future
Set yourself up for sewing success during the holidays by planning ahead! Plus, hear an interview with Susan Cleveland.
33 min
478. Add a Quilt Ladder to Your Home
25 min
477. How Does Quilting Bring You Joy?
We share stories of how this hobby infuses happiness into our lives. Plus, we chat with Kate Basti!
34 min
476. Get Your Quilts Spotless
Clean and freshen your quilts with these tips! Then hear an interview with Audrey Esarey.
30 min
475. 10 Tips for Choosing Fabrics
Learn the secrets to choosing fabrics for a beautiful quilt.
28 min
474. How to Hang Your Quilts
Decorate your walls with quilts. Plus, hear an interview with Johnny Barfuss!
33 min
473. Clean Your Work Space
Maximize time in your sewing room with a clear space. Plus, a Q&A with Kristina Brinkerhoff.
22 min
472. Sewing on the Go
Take your projects outdoors or on a road trip with these ideas.
23 min
471. Set Up an Outdoor Quilt Display
Display your quilts safely outdoors, so you can enjoy them as you spend more time outside.
32 min
470. Our Guide to Making a Stylish Bed
Get tips for creating a beautiful bed quilt.
28 min
469. Make the Most of Your Stash
Get tips for using your fabric stash effectively in your projects.
21 min
468. Prevent Back and Neck Pain While Sewing
Learn simple changes to prevent back and neck pain while sewing.
35 min
467. Random Acts of Quiltiness
Perform a random act of quiltiness to brighten someone else's day (and yours!).
37 min
466. Money-Saving Sewing Tips
Get 5 tips to save money on your next project.
30 min
465. Try Straight Lines + Stitch in the Ditch
Learn two easy techniques for quilting machine-quilting your projects on your domestic machine. 
31 min
464. How to Support Quilters During a Pandemic
Support your local quilt shop, reduce anxiety, and other tips for surviving the coronavirus.
17 min
463. The Best Sewing Advice We've Received
Sometimes a simple tip has a big impact on your sewing life.
30 min
462. Tips for Making a Scrappy Quilt
Learn the secrets to making a truly spectacular scrap quilt
27 min
461. Cozy Up Your Home: Creative Quilt Displays
Learn how to display your quilts in creative ways.
30 min
460. How to Organize + Store Your Fabric
Get your fabric stash under control with an organization system that works for you!
34 min
459. 5 Things Zapping Your Creative Energy
Learn 5 things zapping your creative energy and what to do about it!
31 min
458. How to Sew with Plush Fabric
Learn to sew with this tricky (but super cozy) material.
28 min
457. You Bought an Antique Quilt. Now What?
Learn how to protect your collection of antique quilts.
29 min
456. Handwork Happiness
Learn the health benefits of working with your hands.
38 min
455. What’s Your Organizing Personality?
Learn 4 organization personalities, then hear solutions to help each type build their best sewing space!
31 min
454. Where to Donate Unwanted Fabric Scraps
Ease the pain of letting go by donating your scraps to worthwhile causes.
40 min
453. Conquer Your UFOs This Year
Work through your works in progress with these actionable tips.
42 min
452. Start a New Year of Sewing Off Right!
Hear 10 items to help you start the year off refreshed, inspired, and enthusiastic about your projects.
25 min
451. Merry Christmas + Fave Holiday Traditions
Our staff shares their favorite handmade holiday traditions.
8 min
450. How to Get an Accurate 1/4" Seam Every Time
Get accurate seams with these top tips.
38 min
449. Why You Should Be Adding Quilt Labels to E...
Preserve the heritage of your quilts for future generations.
36 min
448. Handmade Gifts for Everyone On Your List
Sew the perfect gifts for for those you love.
34 min
447. Find Your Quilting Community
We're sharing the things we're thankful for -- our quilting communities!
34 min
446. Unexpected Storage Ideas
Organize your sewing room with these out-of-the-box ideas.
34 min
445. Our Best Tips for Machine-Quilting
We share tips for prepping your quilt top, choosing a design, and working with a longarm quilter.
33 min
444. What To Do When You Lose Interest in a Qui...
Learn to revive your love of a project with these tips.
31 min
443. Fright Night Quilting Stories
The entire staff shares their scariest sewing stories -- these spooky stories are relatable in the most cringe-worthy way.
34 min
442. Survive Your First Big Quilt Festival
Navigate a big quilt show successfully with these tips.
33 min
441. Love That Fabric? Here's How Much You Shou...
When you love but you don’t have a particular project in mind for it, determining how much to buy can be tricky.
27 min
440. Choose the Best Batting for Your Project
Your beautiful quilt deserves a batting that will enhance it -- here's how to choose.
33 min
439. Thrifty Sewing Tips From Our Readers
We know that sewing can be an expensive hobby, so we love these money-saving tips.
45 min
438. Bad Sewing Habits All Quilters Should Quit
We don’t always like to admit the bad sewing habits we have, but it’s nice to know we’re not alone in them!
31 min
437. Sew with Batiks Successfully
Learn the tools that make sewing with batiks easier!
33 min
436. Top Tips for Pressing Fabric Like a Pro
Learn to press the best for amazing results in your quilting.
43 min
435. Practical Tips for a Sewing Room Clutter C...
Hear our no-fail plan to confront your quilting room mess—and keep it clean. 
39 min
434. Tips for Sewing Mini Quilts
Make it mini with these little tips.
33 min
433. Common Needle + Thread Combos (Are You Pai...
Decode these common supplies for your best sewing yet!
34 min
432. Are You Afraid to Use Your Fabric Stash? H...
Make the most of your fabric stash with these tips.
35 min
431. Tips for a Successful Quilt Retreat
Plan your next quilting outing with these tips!
41 min
430. 10 Secrets to Sewing T-Shirt Quilts
Capture memories with a T-shirt quilt. We're sharing tips to make it easy!
34 min
429. Make More Time to Sew (Even When You're Busy)
We know, we know. You're so busy! But these tips will help you fit in more time in your sewing room!
28 min
428. How to Wash and Care for Your Quilts
Clean and store your quilts, so they'll last for generations.
36 min