In This Issue

April 2015, Issue 122

  • What Business Are You REALLY In?
  • The Price is Right
  • Block of the Month Programs
  • Quilt Shop Focus: Yellow Creek Quilt Designs
  • Designer Profile: Shea Henderson
  • 45 Terms Every Retailer Needs to Know
  • Reaching Out with Longarms
  • Hiring Help
  • QuiltCon 2015 Show Report
  • Perfect Points: Strawberry Patches – owner Suzanne Zingg
  • Product Reviews
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Travelin’ Totes

This issue mailed April 24, 2015


Travelin’ Totes

Designed by Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs – This pretty and practical set of bags is perfect for all sewers and many occasions. It’s fat-quarter-friendly making it easy to kit or the perfect add-on incentive for your next fat quarter sale day. Looking for a class idea where everyone will be successful and feel accomplished?  Look no further!
5 different size options.
» 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)