American Quilt Retailer is the quilting industry's premier trade magazine.  For the past 20 years, thousands of independent quilt shop owners have depended on our publication for the information and resources they need to improve their businesses.

With a reputation for integrity, as well as a network of respected advertising partners, American Quilt Retailer delivers accurate and unbiased editorial content on the latest product updates, industry news, and business tools, to help quilt shop owners thrive in the global retail world! Read More...
In This Issue
June 2016, Issue 129
  • Set up your sales team for success
  • Tips for making workshops run smoothly
  • Help your customers cut clutter and start new projects
  • Keep your inventory under control and moving
  • Hot Picks: Favorite finds from Quilt Market
  • Book Nook
  • Quilt Shop Focus: The Little Red Hen
  • Perfect Points: Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish shares tips for live video streaming
  • Designer 15: Meet Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness 
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Material Matters: New fabrics for 2016
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Kindred Stars by Canoe Ridge Creations

This issue mailed June 14, 2016

Kindred Stars
Free-to-Use Pattern
Kindred Stars
Our Free-to-Use pattern in this issue was designed by pattern designer Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations.
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Retail Aids
Free-to-use Pattern CD Volume 2American 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.
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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