In This Issue

December 2014, Issue 120

  • The Art of Organization
  • Time to Count — Inventory Advice
  • The 12 Days of Christmas
  • Fall Quilt Market Review
  • The Dairy Cream Story by Jim Salinas
  • 7 Ways to Tell the Story of the New Year in Your Shop
  • Designer Profile: Pat Bravo
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Product Reviews

This issue mailed December 12, 2014

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Patchwork Perfection

Classic beauty meets modern precut precision in our retro re-make of an antique heirloom. Your choice of six size options makes this a versatile project — full of timeless appeal. » 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

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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. » 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)