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
December 2016, Issue 132
  • Experts Speak: Research your competition
  • Market Review: Check out what we found at Fall Quilt Market
  • Packaging as Marketing: Send purchases out the door in style
  • Creating a Shop Concept: Pull together similar product within your store for impact
  • Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Write a press release for your next event
  • Your End-of-Year Game Plan: Finish your year strong by reviewing 2016
  • Perfect Points: Shop owner Karen Hanson of Quilt Expressions shares tips for a successful class program
  • Designer 15: Meet Emily Hardwig of Red Button Quilt Co.
  • Free-to-Use Pattern: Reflecting Pool by Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch

This issue mailed December 9, 2016

Pinwheel Play
Free-to-Use Pattern
Reflecting Pool
Our Free-to-Use pattern in this issue was designed by Susan Knapp of The Quilt Branch.


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