In This Issue

February 2015, Issue 121

  • Joining Forces with Local Business Owners
  • Boost Summer Sales — Row by Row Experience
  • Attract New Customers
  • Welcome the Sewist into your Shop
  • Stylish Sewing Pattern Round-up
  • Daniela Stout and the Strip Club
  • Social Media Tips & Tools
  • Quilt Shop Focus: SPOOL — owner Maddie Kertay
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Perfect Points: Urban Spools Sewing Lounge — owner Michelle Kitto
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Paradise Pillow Trio

This issue mailed February 10, 2015

*Please Note:  An error was printed on page 15 of this issue.  The Row by Row Experience “Bobbin The Robin” pattern is NOT a free pattern. It is available for purchase at Checker Distributors.  www.checkerdist.com/products/ZP30004


Paradise Pillow Trio

Pillows are a great way to change your décor with a small investment of time and money. For those new to sewing, these patterns are a great place to start. With three different pillow options presented, we’re sure you will find one that’s a perfect match for your home and personal style.
» FREE-To-Use Patterns

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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. » Retail Aids

The Answer Book 2

The Answer Book II

The Answer Book II is proving to be as popular as The Answer Book was several 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. » Retail Aids


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)