In This Issue

August 2015, Issue 124

  • Find the Words that Sell
  • Newsletters
  • Picture This: How and Why to Watermark
  • The Profit Story
  • The Ins and Outs of Retreats
  • Quilt Shop Focus: The Quilted Moose
  • Designer Profile: Amy Barickman
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • All About Flying Geese
  • Perfect Points: JJ Stitches
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Hugs and Kisses

This issue mailed August 14, 2015


Hug and Kisses

The Hugs and Kisses quilt pattern is visually appealing and versatile — perfect for a new baby or your king-size bed. When the pieces in this 12″ square block come together, secondary designs are created. Make it super scrappy or streamline the design with just four of your favorite fabrics.
4 size options
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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)