A Needle Pulling Thread is a Canadian quarterly magazine distributed in print and digital formats by subscription, in bookstores, in specialty shops, and in libraries throughout Canada and the USA. It was launched in 2005 with the mission to grow the practice of the needle arts and to support independent designers and artists including those launching or growing their own businesses. The needle arts include quilting, knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, embroidery, and sewing, to name some of the more popular ones.


We are looking for projects to be published in our upcoming issues in 2022, starting with the LANDSCAPES-themed issue to be released at the end of February.

The LANDSCAPES issue will explore the beauty of landscapes in any design style.

If you have a project idea within the landscape theme and you want to know if it’s appropriate, please email me as soon as possible at [email protected], before sending your submission, with a brief description and photo (if available), and I’ll provide some feedback.

All submissions must be original, unpublished designs without any previous publication rights. You must own the copyright to the work you are submitting or have permission from the copyright owner to submit the project for publication.

We are interested in designs suitable for all skill levels and opened to everyone.

We are also looking for the selected designers to promote their projects on their blogs and social media pages, including a link to A Needle Pulling Thread.


Here are the links to the submission forms based on the type of project you’ll be submitting:

The submission deadline date for the LANDSCAPES issue is January 17, 2022. Further information on the LANDSCAPES issue and the other 2022 issues is included in the forms.

Please DO NOT send us your physical project until requested.


Within 1 week after the submission date, you will receive an email from me acknowledging receipt of your submission. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within that time, please call me at 905-898-4838.

Within 2 weeks of the submission deadline, you will receive an email from me to let you know the status of your submission. If your submission is selected for further consideration, the email will also include the following:

1.   Offer of compensation based on:

  • Size of project
  • Level of difficulty
  • The amount of exposure you can offer ANPTmag on your own blog and social media pages.
  • For most projects the compensation will be between $150 and $300 (Canadian dollars).
  • Payment will be issued upon receipt of an invoice and within 1 month after the issue is released.

2.   The required format for your instructions, graphics, diagrams, charts, templates, and photographs.

3.   Standard submission agreement to be signed and returned by email as soon as possible and no later than 3 days after receipt.

4.   The shipping address to send us your physical project. We will use it for in-house photography, and it will be returned to you after the issue is released.


1.   After returning the signed agreement, we’ll require the following by the project ready deadline in an email to me at [email protected]:

  • Introduction article to be published together with the project, up to 100 words maximum, describing the inspiration for the project, the techniques used, and any other relevant information. Readers love to know what inspired you to create your project!
  • Detailed instructions on how to make the project following our required format.

2.   Your introduction and instructions will be reviewed by professional editors and may be modified to meet our magazine requirements.

3.   When the issue is released, your project pattern will be included in the print and digital versions of the magazine, with design credit given to you, and including your contact information at your option.

4.   You retain all rights to your work. We ask that you do not offer your pattern for sale (or for free) for 6 months after the issue is released, and not in the format published in the magazine.


If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected] as soon as possible. We look forward to working with you!


Carla A. Canonico
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine
[email protected]