American Quilt Retailer is the quilting industry's premier trade magazine. For over 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
February 2017, Issue 133
  • Experts Speak: Connecting with your customer
  • Apps to make your business life easier
  • Moving Forward: One fabric company's team approach to helping shops
  • Should you write a book?
  • Got to Have It: Driving impulse sales
  • Focusing on the year ahead
  • Perfect Points: Judy Hansen of Quilt Shop of DeLand uses demos to keep her customers in the know
  • Designer 15: Meet Marcea Owen and Janice Liljenquist of Abbey Lane Quilts.
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Varsity by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton of Tailormade by Design

This issue mailed February 9, 2017

Free-to-Use Pattern
Our Free-to-Use pattern in this issue was designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton of Tailormade by Design.


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.
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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