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In This Issue

March 2014, Issue 116

  • The Quilt Shop Owner’s Ten Commandments
  • The CHA’s Winter Mega Show Report
  • Kizer & Bender: How to Find Hidden Money in your Store
  • Get Crafty with Crossover!
  • Connecting with the Modern Quilt Guild
  • We are Makers
  • Your Shop’s Internet Footprint — Business Blogging
  • Kizer & Bender: Music Matters
  • Facebook for Business
  • Show Me the Money!

This issue mailed March 12, 2014

116 Pattern v3Free-to-use-Pattern

Scrappy Irish Runner

A versatile pattern that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. No Irish luck needed — just your favorite shades of green to play nicely with a solid or textural background. Options abound… Not feeling Irish? Stitch one up with the brightest new floral fabrics you can find and your table will be refreshed for the much anticipated arrival of spring!

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Free-to-use Pattern CD Volume 2

American Quilt Retailer’s FREE-to-Use pattern CD Volume 2 includes 35 of our most popular patterns from Issues 81 through 112 in convenient-to-use PDF format. Each pattern is an individual file, allowing you to print as many copies as you need. You’ll get our wildly popular “Waste Knot,” “The Curated Collection,” “French Bread,” “Holy Snowballs,”  and dozens of more great designs.

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The Answer Book 2

The Answer Book II

The Answer Book II is proving to be as popular as The Answer Book was four years ago! The Answer Book II picks up where Jim’s first book ended. With great answers from American Quilt Retailer’s “Just Ask Jim” columns from issues 78 to 99, you are sure to find Jim’s insight and advice helpful in your retail business. Our industry continues to change and there is no one more knowledgeable about how to stay profitable in this business than Jim Salinas.

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What’s Up With Cotton?

If you are wondering what is behind the increase in the retail prices of your quilting cottons, American Quilt Retailer columnist Jim Salinas helps you understand the situation.

» Download the Article (123kb PDF)