AQR 123

In This Issue

June 2015, Issue 123

  • Spring Quilt Market Review
  • Focus Your Time
  • Group Mentality — Facebook Groups
  • Content School
  • Quilt Shop Focus: High Prairie Quilts
  • Designer Profile: Gudrun Erla
  • Technology as a Valuable Sales Assistant
  • Inspiration Add-On: Americana Christmas
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Summertime Charm

This issue mailed June 22, 2015

Summertime CharmFree-to-use-Pattern

Summertime Charm

Summertime Charm is a One-Patch design — one shape is used throughout the entire quilt. Traditionally, One-Patch designs were created as charm quilts, never repeating a fabric. It uses a 60-degree triangle to create a dynamic and versatile design.
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Volume2_NEWRetail Aids

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)