1. Trace – doodle – free-motion quilt! 180 doodle patterns to try (+ giveaway)

    Spool-doodleDid you ever doodle as a kid?

    If you answered yes, here’s some good news: it’s going to come in handy now that you’re a quilter!

    Even if you’ve never doodled before, it’s not difficult to do. In fact, we looked up the definition of doodle. Google told us it means to “scribble absentmindedly.” Easy enough, right?

    The neat thing is that every person’s doodles are different. That’s why the designer collection of free-motion-quilting doodles in the new book 180 Doodle Quilting Designs is unique!
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    180 Doodle Quilting Designs

    In 180 Doodle Quilting Designs you’ll choose doodly free-motion quilting sets from popular designers (Angela Walters, Christa Watson, Melissa Corry, and Maddie Kertay, to name a few). Each set includes doodles for a square block, a border, and a setting triangle. Practice the doodles by tracing, and then try drawing them freehand. Soon you’ll be ready to doodle by machine.
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    The tracing teaches you how a design flows.

    The doodling is simply practicing the design so you can build your confidence at the sewing machine.

    By the time you start free-motion quilting, your eyes, your hands, and your muscles recognize the design, and they all work together to create it in thread!
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    Leaf Frond doodle pattern design set; see more design sets from the book
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    Wavy-Plaid-doodle-patternThe 180 doodle patterns are categorized by chapter:

    Chapter 1: Lines, Waves, and Squiggles

    Chapter 2: Loops, Curves, and Pebbles

    Chapter 3: Swirls, Curls, and Feathers

    Chapter 4: Just for Fun

    They sound fun, don’t they? Well, that’s because they are fun!

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    We tried the steps using the Squiggles and Giggles design set by Vicki Ruebel. We even filmed a little how-to for you, so you can see how the process works.
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    (Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video.)

    See? Easy as 1-2-3: trace, doodle, free-motion quilt!
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    More doodle patterns from
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    If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with free-motion quilting on your home sewing machine (or try new designs on your long-arm machine), you can jump right in! Get your copy of 180 Quilting Doodle Designs and start your practice . . . oh, who are we kidding? Start to play!


    What’s you favorite doodle medium: pen, pencil, marker, or thread? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the 180 Doodle Quilting Designs eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

    Ready to try your hand at doodling right now? Buy the book today and download the eBook instantly for free.

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  2. Got basic sewing skills? Try easy designer sewing patterns ✂ (+ sale!)

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    If you can sew but the thought of zippers, pleats, and pockets sends you into a panic, you’re not alone. And we’re guessing you might be a quilter!

    If you’re a quilter, you probably know more about sewing than you might think. In fact, you’ve likely got the basic skills you need to create all kinds of handmade projects. You’ve built up skills to make quilts: why not branch out and use those skills to whip up simple sewing projects too?

    This week’s sale features easy projects from some of our favorite sewing eBooks—get inspired to try something new and find out why the projects below are a cinch to sew! Save 40% this week only.


    Make It Sew ModernSew-easy textures

    Make It Sew Modern
    Vanessa Christenson

    Dress up simple projects with ruffles, gathers, pleats, and twists—the fun textures you add to these stylish designs stand out and beg to be touched! Add textures to wearables, decor items, bags, and quilts too. The techniques are easy to learn. And once you’ve tried one, you’ll have that skill for as long as you sew.

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    Throw Pillow with Frosting from
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    See 20 more texture-iffic projects >


    Sew-easy bags

    Uncommonly Corduroy
    Stephanie Dunphy

    Make a laid-back leap from sewing quilts to sewing bags—the bags in this book are roomy, quilty, and C-U-T-E! Use today’s soft-and-sturdy corduroy fabrics or substitute quilter’s cottons, your choice. No need for any purse hardware in these patterns—but you will learn Stephanie’s four simple steps for sewing the perfect box pleat.
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    I Heart Dresdens bag from
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    See all 7 bags (+ 9 quilts!) featuring Stephanie’s sweet style >


    Sew-easy accents

    Kitchen Stitches
    Compiled by Karen M. Burns

    Two happy hobbies—sewing and cooking—come together to bring handmade into the heart of the home. From a slow-cooker cozy and pot holders to table runners, place mats, and napkins, this collection of pretty and practical projects will provide many “recipes” for enhancing your sewing skills.
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    Sous-Chef Trio: Sassy, Happy Pot Holders; Too-Hot-to-Handle Pot Holders; and Not-for-Guests-Only Dish Towel designed by Kim Niedzwiecki, from
    Kitchen Stitches

    See more ways to get sew-happy in the kitchen >


    Sew-easy style

    Sew a Modern Home
    Melissa Lunden

    Sew a little something special for every room in your home! Update your decor with a flying-geeseinspired table-linen set, patchwork pillows for sofas and beds, and a play mat and plushies for the nursery. Find chic, quick-to-make quilts for most every room in your home too.
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    Birds of a Feather Place Mats and Table Runner from
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    Give a room a modern face-lift! See more >


    Are you a quilter who sews or a sewist who quilts—or do you stick to one or the other? Tell us in the comments!

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  3. 17 😍 quilts to make with fat quarters (+ flash sale!)

    fat-quartersSewing room full of fat quarters? Believe us, you are not alone.

    Fat quarters—with their cute little rolls, fancy little folds, and perfectly primped stacks tied with ribbons and bows—make themselves impossible to resist. It’s all their fault! (But we forgive them.)

    We want to give all the fat quarters of the world a happy home. And that means getting them into a quilt toot sweet. Today’s flash-sale book contains 17 beautiful homes that your fat quarters can happily reside in for years to come.

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    See how many fat quarters you can destash when you make these fun quilts from Quilting with Fat Quarters:
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    Old Architectural Stars designed by Karen Costello Soltys: 11 to 15 fat quarters
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    Blue Skies Ahead designed by Adrienne Smitke: 22 fat quarters
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    Remembering Chancellorsville designed by Abbi Barden: 22 fat quarters
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    Retrolicious! designed by Cornelia Gauger: 16 fat quarters
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    Confectionery designed by Adrienne Smitke: 20 fat quarters

    See more quilts from Quilting with Fat Quarters >

    Ready to turn those piles of faboo fat quarters into even more faboo quilts with help from Quilting with Fat Quarters? Download the eBook instantly for only $6.00. But hurry! This $6.00 flash-sale offer ends Monday, July 25, at noon (PST).


    Perfect Quilts for Precut FabricsWant more patterns for precuts?

    If you love all the precuts available today—Jelly Rolls, charm squares, Layer Cakes, and fat quarters too—then you’ll love the value-packed volume Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics! Just look at how many quilts you can make with precuts of all kinds:

    • 15 fantastic patterns for fat quarters
    • 14 jazzy patterns for Jelly Rolls
    • 23 charming patterns for charm squares
    • 9 lovely patterns for Layer Cakes

    The patterns included are stash friendly too—simply cut your yardage into precut-sized pieces and you’re ready to go! Take a closer look at the book.


    Guesstimate: how many fat quarters do you own? Tell us in the comments!

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  4. Fantastically fast patterns for precut fabrics 💨 (+ fabric giveaway!)

    One Bundle of FunOne bundle, two bundle, three bundle, four?

    You only need one . . . but you’ll want to get more!

    In the new book One Bundle of Fun, one precut bundle of fabric is all you need to make a sweet-and-speedy quilt top. No extra yardage required!

    One Bundle of Fun comes from Sue Pfau, author of the popular book Quilts from Sweet Jane. Sue is back to take you on a quick trip through your stash of precutsLayer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, and fat-quarter bundles, to be exact. Simply choose a pattern, pair it with a precut bundle, and begin!

    Here are a few examples of the beautifully quick quilts you can make with One Bundle of Fun and . . .

    a Layer Cake:
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    Magnetized Layer Cake quilt

    See all 4 Layer Cake patterns >

    a Jelly Roll:

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    X Marks the Spot Jelly Roll quilt

    See all 4 Jelly Roll patterns >

    a fat-quarter bundle:

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    Country Churn Dash fat-quarter quilt

    See all 4 fat-quarter patterns >

    Want to size a quilt up or down? No problem—Sue’s got you covered. Most patterns include instructions for adding or subtracting a bundle to get the size you want. What a simple and smart approach!

    We were lucky to have Sue as our next-door neighbor at Spring Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Her booth was so beautiful, we immediately Instagrammed it—take a look. We’re also lucky that Sue is here at Stitch This! as a guest writer today. Welcome, Sue!

    But FIRST . . .


    FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Our friends at Moda and Henry Glass love precuts—so they gave us a few to give away to you! You could win:

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    A Jelly Roll of Me and My Sister Designs’ Dot. Dot. Dash-! for Moda; a Jelly Roll of Kansas Troubles Quilters’ Sunflower Song for Moda; or a Jelly Roll of Kate Spain’s Aria for Moda.

    OR

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    A fat-quarter bundle of Anni Downs’ About a Girl for Henry Glass.

    Enter to win at the end of this post. Good luck!


    Sue-PfauDo you love precuts as much as I do? My new book, One Bundle of Fun, features 12 quilt patterns that use precut bundles of fabric, and they require no additional fabric to make the entire quilt top! I thought up the idea for this book several years ago, but honestly I thought it was impossible. Of course you really never know if things are possible unless you give them a try. Much to my surprise, I did it!

    When you think about it, nothing is easier than picking out a Jelly Roll, Layer Cake, or fat-quarter bundle and then making a complete quilt top with that fabric! Whether it’s from your stash, your local shop, or the internet, picking out fabric for a project has never been easier. More time to sew!

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    Electrified Layer Cake quilt

    All of the Jelly Roll quilts in One Bundle of Fun are perfect for that pile of strips you’ve been accumulating in your stash. One in particular, Striptastic, is perfect to use in a group setting to make charity quilts. It goes together fast and it’s 48″ x 48″, which is a good-sized lap or baby quilt.

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    Striptastic Jelly Roll quilt

    Projects range from easy to intermediate. There are quick-and-easy patterns in baby-quilt and lap-quilt sizes for beginners or for quilters who want to make a fun quilt over a weekend. There are also larger designs to challenge confident beginners and teach new skills (such as sewing half-square triangles and flying geese). They’ll keep seasoned quilters happy!

    If you like precuts, One Bundle of Fun is a book that will become a staple in your quilting library. I hope you go back to it through the years and make many quilts for your family and friends!


    ThaOne Bundle of Funnks for sharing your latest book with us, Sue!

    Which do you have more of in your fabric collection: Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, or fat quarters? Tell us in the comments [link] and you could win a copy of One Bundle of Fun PLUS one of the fun fabric bundles from Moda or Henry Glass! We’ll choose four random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

    Ready to break open a bundle of fun right now? Buy the print book for $18.99 and instantly download the eBook for free.

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  5. Jump-start your holiday: Christmas in July BOGO sale on now 🎅

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    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    Marti-ChristmasWe know, it’s July . . . you still have 160 sleeps until Christmas. But remember last year? When you’re smack-dab in the middle of it all, sometimes it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day to sew, bake, shop, and otherwise celebrate!

    If the string of year-end holidays sweep you into a frenzied pace, we’re here to inspire you to take a leisurely approach in 2016. How? By starting your giftmaking and decorating prep right now.

    Check out our special *twofer* offer—think of it as our early Christmas gift to you. We hope you love it!
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    That’s right! This week only: buy Simple Christmas Tidings by Kim Diehl and save 50%* on a second holiday book below. Even Santa would approve of these savings!

    Which project will you choose to make? The sweet snowman quilt from Kim Diehl’s Simple Christmas Tidings? The adorable advent calendar from Season’s Greetings? How about the showstopping embroidered table runner from Handmade Christmas Cheer? Now’s the time to find your favorite way to stitch up a happy holiday!

    Click on the covers below to explore the projects inside each book. The hardest part will be narrowing it down to only two. (Don’t worry, you can get more than two if you like!) 😉
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    Simple Christmas TidingsPlace Simple Christmas Tidings in your shopping cart at
    ShopMartingale.com to get any book below for 50% off!
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    Handmade Christmas Cheer Season's Greetings Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place Here Comes Winter

    Christmas is Coming Simply Modern Christmas 'Tis the Season Welcome to the North Pole

    Remember, when you buy a print book, you can download the free eBook version right away (whenever eBooks are available). And when you spend $40 or more at ShopMartingale.com, we’ll pay your shipping costs in the US and Canada!

    Your Christmas style: classic, modern, country . . . a merry mix of all three? Tell us in the comments!

    *Discount applies to product of lesser value and will appear in shopping cart. Offer ends July 24, 2016.

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  6. Want bump-free quilt blocks? Try Jo Morton’s clippy trick (video)

    Jo's Little FavoritesLittle quilts are so appealing because they’re fun to make and easy to finish. That’s precisely the reason Jo Morton, author of the super-popular book Jo’s Little Favorites, loves designing on a smaller scale. Being the quilt genius that she is, Jo’s come up with a wealth of tips and techniques for successfully piecing diminutive blocks, including an excellent trick for reducing the unwieldy bulk at seam intersections.

    When a block finishes at just 4″ or 5″ square, the multiple fabric layers at the seam intersections can make the block look and feel extra lumpy. The intersections of a small block also tend to be quite close together, making it difficult to press and evenly distribute the seam allowances. Jo’s clipping trick is a simple but effective way to eliminate that problem, resulting in tidy and flat blocks that are much easier to piece together and quilt. Lucky for us, Jo herself explained the trick and showed the back of one of her small Ohio Star blocks at Spring Quilt Market in May. Here’s the video.

    (Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video.)

    How quick and easy is that? You can imagine how handy this trick is for a quilt like Beth’s Baskets from Jo’s Little Favorites. The 4″ x 4″ Basket blocks contain many seam intersections in close proximity:

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    Beth’s Baskets from
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    Here’s a close-up photo of the back of the Basket blocks, where you can see how Jo used her trick to clip and press the seam allowances to distribute the bulk. To quote Jo, “If the back looks nice, the front will look nice, too!”

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    I’m currently working on making the sweet Indigo Stars Doll Quilt, which finishes at just 12½" square, a perfect small canvas on which to practice a bit of hand quilting. Jo’s clipping trick works like a charm for these little Star blocks as well!

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    Once you’ve made a few of these charming little masterpieces, you’ll want to put them on display. The book includes lots of helpful ideas for decorating your home with small quilts. Here, Cabin Corners is paired with a bowl of antique treasures. Placing one edge in the bowl gives the quilt a lift and invites a closer look from across the room.

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    Cabin Corners from
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    Along with her clipping trick and 13 classic quilt patterns, Jo has dozens of other great tips and tidbits to share in her book. Whether you’re a reproduction-fabric devotee, a little-quilt lover, a scrap collector, a longtime fan of Jo Morton’s club, or all of the above, Jo’s Little Favorites will be a delightful addition to your quilting library.

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    Pressing matters: seams to one side or open, which way is your preference? Tell us in the comments!

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  7. Quilt patterns using hexagons: 366 all-new possibilities! (+ giveaway)

    Get ready for a whopping 366 new twists on the hexagon-quilt craze!

    Author and quilt-shop owner Katja Marek has wowed thousands of quilters with quilt-alongs based on her #1 best-selling book The New Hexagon. Now Katja is back with a clever perpetual calendar—flip the page to see and stitch a different 6″ hexagon block every day of the year.

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    You can mix and match this profusion of English-paper-pieced blocks any way you like. (Visit this post for a primer on the technique.)

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    A peek inside the calendar: each page includes a photo (
    real fabric, real stitches!), a placement diagram, and full-sized templates

    QALNow, if you know Katja, you know that quilt-alongs are her jam. So, is Katja starting an all-new quilt-along for her calendar? Of course she is—more details below. Don’t miss the hexie-licious fun!

    We’re happy to have Katja as a guest writer today—welcome back, Katja!


    Katja MarekIf you’re a hexagon lover, you may know me. I’m Katja Marek, and in 2014 Martingale published my book The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece. That could have been the end of the story, but ideas kept coming.

    In January 2015 I launched a quilt-along on Facebook called The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt Along. It hit a chord with many quilters and propelled my book to #1—the best-selling title for Martingale for all of 2015. My Facebook group now has a following of more than 10,000 people.

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    Katja’s quilt from her Millefiore quilt-along

    As that quilt-along drew to a close, Martingale asked me, “What’s next?” I wanted to do something a bit simpler—a true on-the-go project where everything could be portable and done by hand from beginning to end. That’s how the Blocks on the Go, for Quilts on the Grow quilt-along was born.

    Right now we’re halfway through the year with Blocks on the Go, for Quilts on the Grow. Here’s my finished sample. It’s such a great process from beginning to end.

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    Katja’s quilt from her Blocks on the Go, for Quilts on the Go quilt-along

    After the success of the second quilt-along, I started a new Facebook group called Katja Marek’s Quilt with Me so that I could run all future quilt-alongs in the same place online as ideas came to me.

    And that’s just what they did. New ideas kept coming and new blocks were designed.

    I spoke with Martingale and revealed that my personal database of fractured hexagon blocks was well over 800. I’d seen the success that Martingale had with block-a-day style perpetual calendars in the past, so I proposed The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar. But instead of computer-generated drawings, I wanted photos of real blocks. A sewing frenzy ensued and 366 blocks were created.

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    Six of the 366 blocks in
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    This month The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar is being delivered to store shelves and another dream is realized. Come and sew with me! Make a block every day, or make one a week if you like. Just as they did with the Millefiore quilt-along, Paper Pieces has created precut paper packs for those who’d rather not trace and cut their own.

    Of course I’ll continue to give you new ideas for using the blocks in the calendar. In January 2017, my new online quilt-along will launch. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the blocks I’ve been piecing:

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    The design for Katja’s new QAL is still under wraps, but she let us have a look-see. Trust us—it’s gorgeous!!!

    A friend is making the design in an alternate colorway to give you more options. Look for quilt-along instructions at the Quilt-Alongs tab of my website. I’ll post guidelines in December 2016, with monthly instructions following throughout 2017.
    But you don’t have to wait for 2017 to get started (it’s a perpetual calendar, after all). Come join me now and discover your ‘Hex-abilites!’ Here are some helpful links to get you started:

    The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar

    The New Hexagon: 52 Blocks to English Paper Piece

    My website

    The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along (Information)

    The New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along Facebook Group

    Blocks on the Go, for Quilts on the Grow Quilt-Along (Information)

    Katja Marek’s ‘Quilt With Me’ Facebook Group

    Paper Pieces


    The-New-Hexagon-Perpetual-CalendarThanks for getting everyone up to speed on your hexalicous adventures, Katja!

    Have you tried sewing hexies? Tell us if you 1) want to try; 2) have made a few; or 3) can’t stop making them! Share your answer in the comments and you could win a copy of The New Hexagon Perpetual Calendar! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

    free shippingCan’t wait to start your hexie adventure? Buy The New Hexagon book and perpetual calendar together and earn FREE shipping in the US and Canada.

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  8. Patchwork + applique = 💗 (+ sale!)

    Save 40% on select eBooks this week!

    Put a pinch of patchwork and a sprinkle of appliqué together and what do you get?

    Beautiful quilts that let you stitch the best of both worlds!

    This week’s eBooks on sale are chock-full of quilts that join pretty patchwork and appealing appliqué for double the fun in your sewing room. Purchase before July 17, 2016, and get 40% off the regular price.


    Sweet and Simple SewingPretty Pastels

    Sweet and Simple Sewing: Quilts and Sewing Projects to Give—or Keep
    Jessi Jung, Carrie Jung, and Lauren Jung

    This mother-and-two-daughters team (all Moda fabric designers) offer a mix of beautiful quilts and practical items that make it fun to toggle between your quilting and sewing personalities. Many of the small sewing projects require less than a yard of fabric and can be made in just a few hours.
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    Traveling soon? See 3 quick projects for traveling in style >
    $16.99 THIS WEEK ONLY $10.19


    Country ComfortsWarm and Cozy

    Country Comforts: Quilts for Casual Living
    Cheryl Wall

    Pair classic blocks with fun and folksy appliqué motifs, such as flowers, hearts, stars, and crows. Cheryl’s quilt designs are like a welcome sign in your home; your guests will experience that instant, cozy feeling that only quilts can bring.
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    Scraps welcome! See more >
    $18.99 THIS WEEK ONLY $11.39


    A Batch of QuiltSoupFun with Florals

    A Batch of QuiltSoup: Fun Patchwork and Easy Appliqué Patterns
    Barbara J. Jones

    Sew quilts with the popular designer behind the QuiltSoup Pattern Company! Create lush fabric gardens with appliqué or with flowery prints, your choice. Barbara’s quilts are pretty, cheerful, and simple to sew.
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    Summer Cottage quilt (and detail below) from
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    Soup’s on, and it’s delish! See more >
    $18.99 THIS WEEK ONLY $11.39


    Patchwork PlusSeasons and Holidays

    Patchwork Plus: Easy One-Block Quilts with Seasonal Appliqué
    Geralyn J. Powers

    Repeat one basic patchwork block to create beautiful backgrounds; then add a dash of appliqué to salute seasons and holidays throughout the year. Make quilted memories for Christmas and Halloween, weddings and baby showers, and more.
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    Geralyn designed this Grandma’s Legacy quilt to celebrate her two grandmothers, who each owned extensive apron collections.

    Year-round quilting fun: it’s in here! >
    $16.99 THIS WEEK ONLY $10.19

    Sale ends July 17 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). New sale next Monday—and every Monday at ShopMartingale.com!

    What are your quilts typically comprised of: patchwork, appliqué, or a little of both? Tell us in the comments!

    Save 40% on select eBooks this week!

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  9. Why are we celebrating 2017 sooo early? Because . . . (+ giveaway!)

    Why are we celebrating 2017 sooo early?

    Because . . . our 2017 wall calendars are here.

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    And today we can finally give you a peek inside both calendars!

    Each calendar is more beautiful, more inspiring, and more gift-able than ever—whether you give one (or one of each) to a quilty friend, or simply give one to yourself. You know you deserve it!

    First: the Stitches to Savor 2017 Wall-Art Calendar of Designs by Sue Spargo

    We are thrilled to bring you an all-new, awe-inspiring wall calendar featuring the work of Sue Spargo! Sue’s 2016 calendar was so popular it remained one of our top sellers through March, three months after 2016 was underway. And it’s no surprise why we expect the 2017 calendar to become just as popular: take a peek inside.

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    Sue’s magnificent, hand-sewn works of art will have you yearning to put your own needle and thread to fabric. Stunning, close-up photography captures every detail, and you’ll be inspired by every stitch. Here’s a quick flip-n-peek video we recently posted on YouTube:

    (Reading this post in email? Visit this link to view the video.)

    Just like last year’s calendar, an at-a-glance format means you get to see even more of Sue’s creations. When you hang the calendar, it actually looks like a beautiful quilt on the wall!

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    Order the Sue Spargo 2017 calendar now (limited quantity is selling fast) >

    Next: the That Patchwork Place® Quilt Calendar 2017

    Can you believe it? We’re celebrating 15 years of publishing this pretty and practical calendar. It’s become a favorite of quilters worldwide! Whether it graces your kitchen, office, or sewing room, our “TPP” calendar will show off your love of quilting year ’round. And, as always, you’ll find complete instructions for each project in the enclosed pullout booklet.

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    Enjoy quilts from favorite Martingale authors—now calendar girls!—including Pat Sloan, Country Threads, Kate Henderson, Amy Ellis, and more. Here’s a quick video flip through the new calendar:

    (Reading this post in email? Visit this link to view the video.)

    The “TPP” calendar SOLD OUT last year—don’t wait to order yours! >

    Which calendar would you like to hang in your home? Tell us in the comments and you could win it! We’ll choose two random winners one week from today—one to win the Stitches to Savor 2017 Calendar, one to win the That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2017. We’ll contact you by email if you win.

    free shippingWant to make sure you own one of these gorgeous calendars before they sell out? Order your copy now. And remember, when you spend $40 or more at ShopMartingale.com, shipping’s always free in the US and Canada.

    Good luck. And Happy New Year!

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  10. New Martingale quilt books – see what’s coming! (+ giveaway)

    Welcome to Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month! It’s when we get to introduce you to new books making their way to your local shop soon.

    SUBSCRIBE-to-Stitch-ThisSubscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new Martingale quilt books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more.

    Which new book is your favorite? Enter to win it at the bottom of this post!

    August-2016

    A Common Thread: A Collection of Quilts by Gwen Marston

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    Celebrate the creativity of quilt artist Gwen Marston with this stunning coffee-table book, chronicling five decades of her breathtaking work. Whether you’ve followed her for years or are discovering her for the first time, this in-depth journey into Gwen’s lifelong love affair with fabric, color, and design will inspire you again and again. From her beginnings as a traditional quilter to her acclaimed “liberated” quiltmaking era; from her series of spectacular string quilts to her exploration of minimalist design, this magnificently photographed, self-curated collection of more than 65 quilts invites you to get up-close and personal with Gwen like never before.

    You’ll find delightfully unexpected surprises on every page, along with quotes from Gwen that reveal her motivations as a quilter and artist: to create without a need for perfection, to evolve and embrace change, and to express a unique perspective of the world with heart and soul.

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    Example from
    A Common Thread: Variable Star Quilt, 60″ x 70″, 1991.

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    Example from
    A Common Thread: Summer Fruit Salad, 44″ x 51″, 2001.

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    Example from
    A Common Thread: Medallion with Three Triangles, 34″ x 35″, 2010.

    Get more sneak peeks inside A Common Thread >


    Crazy at the CabinCrazy at the Cabin: A Cozy Collection of Crazy-Pieced Quilts
    Janet Rae Nesbitt

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    A little stackin’, a little whackin’, a little sewin’, and a lotta fun—now you’re quilting the Crazy way! From former Buggy Barn designer Janet Nesbitt comes Crazy-pieced quilts that’ll have you dreaming of summer at the cabin. But don’t worry—you don’t need a cabin to get that cabin-at-the-lake look. Cozy designs range from calm and serene to cute and cuddly. And they’ll all inspire you to get a little crazy with some out-of-the-box piecing. Janet’s perfectly imperfect technique is fun, forgiving . . . and addicting!

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    Crazy Regatta quilt from
    Crazy at the Cabin

    Ready to join this quilting craze? See more (don’t miss the moose!) >


    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine PatchesBlock-Buster Quilts – I Love Nine Patches: 16 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block

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    Nothing compares to a classic—and just like the classics of literature, television, or fashion, classic quilt blocks stay forever fresh! Join a bevy of popular quilt designers as they share creative new takes on the timeless Nine Patch block, known for delighting quiltmakers no matter what style they prefer or how long they’ve been quilting. This second book in our Block-Buster series shows why versatile Nine Patch has stood the test of time. From comfort zone to outer limits, take your patchwork pick!

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    Clockwise from top left: close-ups of Nine Patch quilts from Susan Ache, Carrie Nelson, Barb Cherniwchan, and Debbie Roberts.

    See all 16 twists on the Nine Patch block—which is your fave? >


    Let's Go Camping!: Crochet Your Own AdventureLet’s Go Camping!: Crochet Your Own Adventure
    Kate Bruning

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    Ridiculously cute. Terrifically tiny. And talk about glamping! Crochet a miniature camping site where imaginative play is inevitable—even adults won’t be able to resist frolicking in this wooded wonderland. Create tents and teepees complete with sleeping bags, pillows, and a campfire; a lakeside cabin with a dock, canoe, and sailboat; a teardrop camper with bunk beds, blankets, and the kitchen sink; and even an ice-cream truck filled with cool cones for hot campers! This adorable outdoor adventure is yours to crochet—and all you need are basic crochet skills to get started.

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    The lakeside cabin (with a crocheted lake).

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    Eeek! Run run little bunnies—hide in the wooly bushes behind you!

    See many more wee wonders in Let’s Go Camping >


    Which new release would make your August awesome? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of it when it’s released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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