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
October 2015, Issue 125

  • Cross-Marketing
  • Energy Boosters
  • Contribute to a Cause
  • Golden Quarter Survival Guide
  • Creative Kit Ideas
  • Inspired by Color
  • Quilt Shop Focus: The Quilted Forest
  • Designer Profile: Amanda Herring
  • Snippets: Industry news and events
  • Perfect Points: The Quilt Patch
  • Product Reviews
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Welcome Home

This issue mailed October 6, 2015

Free-to-Use Pattern
Welcome Home

Our Free-to-Use pattern in this issue was designed by a special guest, pattern designer Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries. “Welcome Home” is just the right size at 42” square to be a table topper, wall hanging or generous-size baby quilt.
» FREE-To-Use Patterns

Retail 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 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)