Sewing podcasts 2018: five we’re loving right now 🎧

Do you listen to podcasts? There’s nothing that goes together quite like an afternoon of quilting while listening to people’s related stories. We’ve rounded up some of the quilting and sewing podcasts we’ve been listening to lately—read on to learn more!

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast with Pat Sloan

Pat is where it’s at! Pat Sloan has published six book with Martingale and knows just about everyone on the US quilting scene, which means her fun interviews are with the best quilters and designers in the business. If you want to be in the know, Pat will keep you up to date each week. See Pat’s books here.

Just Wanna Quilt

Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard, host of Just Wanna Quilt, started her podcast because she was interested in copyright laws as they apply to quilters and their work. Although she regularly touches on that topic, she also interviews quilters from around the world to better understand what she calls the “quilting ecosystem.” A thought-provoking podcast!

Quilting . . . for the Rest of Us

Host Sandy Hasenauer has a huge backlog of podcasts (almost 200) that are casual in style and a treat for quilters. Her podcasts are lighthearted and fun and they whiz by.

Love to Sew

Caroline Somos and Helen Wilkinson love to sew, and it shows. The pair interviews celebrities of the sewing world and focuses on sewing a handmade wardrobe. The duo also touches on the topic of running a business in the sewing industry.

The Midnight Quilt Show

Okay, this isn’t exactly a podcast . . . but Angela Walters is loads of fun to watch and listen to! Tune in to weekly episodes on Youtube to learn Angela’s tips and tricks, plus get free quilt patterns in videos that are both educational and entertaining. Angela’s book, The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting, co-authored with Christa Watson, is available now.

When it comes to sewing podcasts, do you:

  • Love ’em—listen to them all the time.
  • Dabble in ’em—I’ve listened here and there.
  • Wonder about ’em—I think I’ll give podcasts a try!

Tell us in the comments—and share your favorite podcasts too!

38 Comments (leave a comment)

  • Love podcasts and YouTube shows! You should try ours out we have 3 years of episodes.

    That’s awesome, Lynn, we will check it out – thanks for sharing your site! –Jenny

    Lynn Rinehart on July 13, 2018
  • I have not listened to any sewing podcasts yet! I’m glad you have given me a few suggestions to try out!!!

    —Patty Fallon on July 13, 2018
  • I am trying one right now for the first time. Thanks

    —Phyllis K Menefee on July 13, 2018
  • I’m not sure if it qualifies as a podcast but I’ve tuned in to Quiltville videos from Bonnie Hunter.

    Love ’em!

    Will try the ones on your list.


    —Jetta on July 13, 2018
  • I listen to podcasts all the time to gain new insights and learn more about the behind the scenes in the case of Pat Sloan’s podcast. You have now given me more to listen to – thanks! My favorite right now is Angela Walters!

    —Barb Barker on July 13, 2018
  • I listen to quilting podcasts off and on. Usually while driving Lind distances.

    —Eileen Suderman on July 13, 2018
  • I haven’t been able to wrap my brain around podcasts. When I sew I listen to audiobooks. If I could figure out how to access podcasts on my car radio (with Aha or something) maybe I’d listen to them while driving.

    Nann on July 13, 2018
  • Wonder about them, I think I’ll give it a try!
    I didn’t think of quilting podcasts, but with the list you provided, I will definitely give a listen. Thanks!

    —Carol on July 13, 2018
  • I love Midnight Quilt Show but I’m not familiar with the podcasts. I will have to check those out especially Pat Sloan’s.

    —Barb Hovie on July 13, 2018
  • My favorites in no particular order-Missouri star quilt company, Jordan fabrics, sew very easy, quilt roadies, Ms. Hillbilly and many others. I watch youtube more than the podcasts.

    —Lynn on July 13, 2018
  • Missouri Star, Jordan Fabrics, Leah Day, Sew Very Easy, Ms. Hillbilly. In no particular order. I watch them on you tube. I’ve wondered about podcasts. Going to try them.

    —Lynn wasnesky on July 13, 2018
  • I love sewing podcasts – they motivate me & help encourage steady growth & inspire me to push my own creative boundaries. Currently I really enjoy Love to Sew, Sewing with Threads and Sewing Out Loud

    —Kimberly on July 13, 2018
  • I have never listened to a podcast and wouldn’t know where to begin to find them.

    —Linda on July 13, 2018
  • I regularly tune in to Pat Sloan and Angela Walters. I would like to try the others. Thank you.

    —Karen on July 13, 2018
  • I listen to Pat Sloan several times a week. I’m listening to past podcasts as well as current ones. I listen while I’m on the Elipticle machine at the Rec Center. I’ve lost 30# while listening to her. Such fun!

    —Lin McQuiston on July 13, 2018
  • Wondered about them. Thanks for making it easy to access and try.

    —Linda Ahn on July 13, 2018
  • of course, the lessons from Jenny Doan at Missouri Star Quilt Co, the tutorials from Donna at Jordan Fabrics in Oregon, and Laura from SewVeryEasy. All found on YouTube by the way… don’t we all watch Eleanor, Nancy, and Fons & Porter on PBS?

    —Sharon Schipper on July 13, 2018
  • I don’t believe I have ever listened to a podcast. I have watch You Tube videos. I’m not sure if that counts. I believe I should check out some of the sites you mentioned. Thanks.

    —Ann West on July 13, 2018
  • I’ve wondered about them. Thanks for the info of ones to try. I plan to listen!

    Kathleen Wheatley on July 13, 2018
  • I wonder about podcasts and it seems I’ve been missing out. Just added that to my to-do list.

    —debby on July 13, 2018
  • My favorite right now is Pam and Lynn have great tips and info and are hilarious to boot!

    —YvonneJ on July 13, 2018
  • Guess I’m not really sure what a podcast is (older generation here). I have watched YouTube videos on several occasions, and although they are interesting and I have used some of their tips, I can’t help but feel that I am squandering valuable time.

    Hi SandyMay, a podcast is kind of like listening to the radio! But podcasts are pre-recorded and made available digitally, so you can just click "play" and you’re on your way. Hope that helps! –Jenny

    —SandyMay on July 13, 2018
  • After finding out that there is actually something called a podcast and being that they sound so interesting, I’m thinking it may be something for me to check out!

    —Teri Gailey on July 13, 2018
  • Love them! I listen to lots of them all the time.

    —Susan Mormile on July 13, 2018
  • I love QUILTING IS MY THERAPY!! Go Angela!
    I do watch more & more, some from Portugal!

    Vicki O'NEILL on July 13, 2018
  • I’ve wondered about podcasts, and knew Pat Sloan had one, but these others sound so fun! I love quilting shows and YouTube videos, but I’m really ignorant about what kind of equipment you need to access a podcast. Is it something you need an I-pod to listen to? I guess I’d better ask my kids, lol!

    —Shelley Needham on July 13, 2018
  • Midnight quilter!Angela’s personality makes the show,and she is not a perfectionist,which helps us feel better about what we do!

    —Peggy kanz on July 13, 2018
  • I rarely listen to podcasts but do watch Angelia and several other quilters on you tube

    —Cindy K on July 13, 2018
  • I’ve heard of these podcasts, but don’t know how or where to go to listen to them. Maybe someone can enlighten me?

    Hi Evelyn, if you click on a link to a podcast above, you’ll be taken to that website and you can start listening right then and there – easy! –Jenny

    —Evelyn Mallery on July 13, 2018
  • I sure wonder about them but I will never find out what all the fuss is about because I am Deaf and will never be able to hear them. I do watch YouTube shows like Angela Walters midnight show. I sometimes wish I could have captioning or a transcript just to find out what it’s all about.

    —Genny on July 14, 2018
  • Love them! I have one I listen to faithfully and a few others I dabble in listening.

    —Renae Williams on July 14, 2018
  • Just listened to Angela’s Midnight quilting. Sooooo fun! Have done some Handi Quilter webinars, but not sure they would be called podcasts.

    —Cheryl Buoni on July 14, 2018
  • I LOVE quilting podcasts. Miss recent ones from Sandy with Quilting for the Rest of Us but do listen to her earlier ones. ❤️The Off Kilter Quilt with Francis and her bonus Friendship Album. Favorite new podcast is Simple. Handmade. Everyday. is excellent. Enjoy Pat Sloan Amer. Patchwork when she is hosting and Hello my Quilty Friends w Leah Day. Also My Creative Corner w Vicki and Mideen Sewcuery with Stephanie along with Sit & Sew. Audio was so poor on Just Wanna Quilt that I skip it. I’m a podcast junkie but I learn so much from each of them.

    —MaryLou on July 14, 2018

    This is my list of quilting podcasts .. found them on iTUNES and Stitcher

    Nonnie on July 15, 2018
  • perhaps I should give it a try, especially now that I have this gorgeous new Janome Horizon machine that hubby surprised me with!

    —Roz Agulnik on July 15, 2018
  • I listen to quilting and bookish podcasts all the time.

    Marsha on July 15, 2018
  • Thank you so much for this! I listen to podcasts all the time but never thought to look for one about sewing.

    —bookboxer on July 15, 2018
  • My favorite is the Off Kilter Quilt by Francis Dowell. And her new one called Quilt Fiction.

    —Lynn D in NC on July 20, 2018

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