1. What can you do with a charm pack? 8 fun projects to try

    Got a stack of charm packs but no inspiration in sight? Whether you’re an accumulator of precut charm squares or a saver of 5″ squares from your scraps, we’ve got bundles of “charming” ideas to get you sewing something fun!


    Pillow party ahead
    Charm squares needed: 42

    From Back to Charm School
    In this cute Country Threads pillow, the raw edges fray to form little “whiskers” around each circle. So cute and cuddly.


    Darling doll quilt
    Charm squares needed: 40

    Doll star quilt
    In this sweet and starry quilt, each block is made using just two fabrics. The quilt measures a teeny 14″ x 16″! Get the pattern in
    Country Threads Goes to Charm School.


    A radiant runner
    Charm squares needed: 47

    Honeybee block table runner
    Sew a sweet table runner with three simple Honeybee blocks set on point (+ fusible appliqué for the win!).


    A surprise gift
    Charm squares needed: 8

    From Simple Fun and Quickly Done
    The perfect gift for kids and kids at heart! Wrap a two-liter drink bottle and tuck pizza or movie coupons into the zipper pocket. Coffee lovers will enjoy a coffee gift card zipped up around a thermos. One size fits all! Get the pattern in
    Simple, Fun & Quickly Done.


    A charming Christmas
    Charm squares needed: 50

    Charm square tree skirt
    Get a jump on holiday sewing—it’ll be here before you know it! In this Country Threads pattern, you can make either a tree skirt or a pretty quilt. Or use two charm packs and make both.


    An ode to Joe
    Charm squares needed: 38

    Coffee-cup quilt
    Whether your favorite brew comes from an espresso machine or from a Starbucks can, you’ll enjoy sipping it tucked under this colorful lap quilt from Country Threads.


    An Autumn celebration
    Charm squares needed: 38

    Autumn Star framed quilt
    Charms in autumn’s palette of gold, brown, and rose set the tone for this starry quilt from
    A Cut Above. (Learn how to frame your quilts in this post.)


    A ray of sunshine
    Charm squares needed: 40

    Charm square tote bag
    Start each day with a ray of sunshine, courtesy of your sewing skills! Or make this happy bag as a gift to brighten someone else’s day. Find the pattern in
    Charmed, I’m Sure.


    How “charming” is your fabric collection?

    • Sew very charming!
    • I’ve got a little of everything: charms and other precuts, plus yardage.
    • No precut charms yet—but I can cut plenty from my stash myself!

    Tell us in the comments!

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  2. Welcome to sashing school: 6 ways to sash your quilts

    From Quiltmaking Essentials 2Ever looked at a block layout and thought it could use a little extra punch? Sashing is a great way to set off your blocks and make them truly sparkle!

    If there’s one person we’d trust to make a sashing choice for us, it would be Donna Lynn Thomas. She’s written a dozen books on quiltmaking, sharing her tried-and-true tips on everything from cutting and pressing to machine piecing, along with all sorts of special sewing techniques. She’s a pro’s pro! And her quilts, well, they’re truly spectacular.

    Candy Dots quilt
    Candy Dots quilt by Donna Lynn Thomas, from
    Patchwork Palette

    Today we’re sharing some fun quilt-sashing ideas from Donna’s book Quiltmaking Essentials 2. In the book, she reveals everything you’d want to know about what to do with your quilt after you make your blocks, including ideas for settings, borders, backings, and bindings. And yes, sashings! See if Donna’s ideas might make their way into one of your quilts.


    Types of Sashing

    Excerpted from Quiltmaking Essentials 2 by Donna Lynn Thomas

    Donna Lynn ThomasSashing strips are pieces sewn between blocks within a row, and they may be used between rows as well. Sashing can consist of plain fabric strips or pieced strips, and you’ll find it in both straight and on-point quilt settings. It can run across an entire quilt top as one piece, or be sewn into rows with sashing squares located at the corners of each block.

    Although sashing strips run between blocks and rows, some quilters choose to make the first border on their straight-set quilt a sashing border. A sashing border is one that mimics the sashing between the blocks. It can be either pieced or plain, but it will match the block sashing. You don’t usually find sashing borders used in on-point quilt settings, because the side setting triangles separate the center of the quilt from the first border.

    Below are some examples of different types of sashing.

    Scrap Windmill Quilt
    Although this is a miniature quilt, Scrap Windmill has all the components of a larger quilt, including plain sashing without sashing squares but with a sashing border.

    Split Geese quilt
    This lovely Split Geese quilt has sashing with sashing squares but no sashing border.


    You’ll see pieced sashing not only between the blocks of this Cool Blue quilt, but also in the sashing border.


    On-point quilts, such as Autumn Leaves, are just as likely to have plain sashing without sashing squares as straight-set quilts.

    Cool Blue quilt
    The sashing strips and squares in this lovely diagonally set Delft Baskets quilt are made from a variety of different prints.

    Sashing strips and sashing squares are sometimes pieced in such a way that they integrate with the block corners to make secondary designs. This creates the look of interlocking blocks, making it difficult to discern where the blocks begin and end.

    Morris Star quilt
    Look closely at this Morris Star quilt. It contains only nine blocks, but the sashing and sashing squares are pieced to mimic the blocks, creating the look of interlocking blocks.

    Sashing can be a lot of fun in a quilt, adding visual interest, surprising design elements, or just plain restful space between heavily pieced blocks. Consider using them in your own quilt designs.


    Quiltmaking Essentials 2Want more of Donna’s sashing tips? Pick up Quiltmaking Essentials 2 at our website, ShopMartingale.com, and instantly download the eBook for free.

    To sash or not to sash: do you ask the question? Share your sashing dos and don’ts in the comments!

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  3. Wish list day! Stars, Dresdens, Autumn, and Treasures (+ giveaway!)

    Hip-hip hooray, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in September—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it!

    Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale quilt books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more.

    American Quilt TreasuresAmerican Quilt Treasures
    Historic Quilts from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum


    Take a fascinating behind-the-scenes journey through a curated collection of quilts housed at the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, the largest publicly held quilt collection in the world. The museum graciously allowed Martingale to photograph 65 one-of-a-kind quilts, ranging from just 30 years old to an incredible 197 years old. Many of these quilts have unknown makers; but in this lavish coffee-table book devoted to the history of American quiltmaking, those makers’ voices are heard—and their talents are celebrated.

    Be whisked away by astonishing patchwork and awe-inspiring appliqué, all captured in lavish, detailed photography. Marvel at a jaw-dropping 1870s quilt featuring 2,750 half-square triangles; a 1940s quilt embellished with more than 11,000 buttons (it weighs 65 pounds!); and an astounding Civil War-era appliqué quilt that sold at auction for more than a quarter of a million dollars. You’ll be captivated by the creativity and persistence of quilters from the past—and as you turn each page, you’ll discover the enduring impact that quilts of yesteryear have on quiltmakers of today.

    Patchwork Album quilt
    Patchwork Album. Made in Pennsylvania, dated 1842, 130″ × 131″. Made for Sarah Wistar.

    Album quilt
    Album. Made in the United States, circa 1920, 87″ × 87″. Maker unknown.

    See more from American Quilt Treasures >


    Distinctive DresdensDistinctive Dresdens
    26 Intriguing Blocks, 6 Projects
    Katja Marek

    Stitch Dresdens like you’ve never seen before—and in ways you may never have sewn them before! Katja Marek, best-selling author of The New Hexagon, returns with a new English-paper-piecing technique that you can do by hand or machine. Play with 26 dazzling Dresden-style blocks that breathe new life into the classic Dresden wedge, transforming the design with fresh angles and points that will have you seeing stars, flowers, and more. You’ll be wowed by the dizzying array of Dresdens you can create. We can’t wait to try it ourselves! (Follow Katja on Facebook—she’ll be hosting a Dresden quilt-along soon!)

    From Distinctive Dresdens
    Clockwise from top left: wall quilt, runner, and quilt from Distinctive Dresdens

    See more of Katja’s delightful Dresdens >


    Stitches from the HarvestStitches from the Harvest
    Hand Embroidery Inspired by Autumn
    Kathy Schmitz

    Best-selling author Kathy Schmitz is back with more exquisite embroidery, this time celebrating the warm, welcoming hues of Autumn. Inspired by the everyday beauty of the season, Kathy shares her spectacularly embroidered nature scenes, charming hand-drawn sketches, and beautiful watercolor paintings in page-after-page of elegant designs. Create a needle keeper, pincushion, table runner, pillow, and more featuring embroidered leaves, vines, and berries, along with Autumn’s favorite woodland friends—squirrels, birds, and bunnies. They’ll inspire you to start some slow sewing!

    Projects from Stitches from the Harvest
    Projects from
    Stitches from the Harvest

    See more Autumn-inspired stitches >


    I Love Star BlocksBlock-Buster Quilts: I Love Star Blocks
    16 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block

    It’s the fifth book in our “Block-Buster Quilts” series! This time the celebrated Star block is the *star* of the show. Let a stellar group of designers, including Lynne Hagmeier, Kimberly Jolly, Janet Nesbitt, and Amy Ellis help you stretch Star blocks sky high. From repeat-block renditions to a medallion quilt and a giant single star, you’ll love sewing each sparkling design. The book also includes step-by-step instructions for making two kinds of eight-pointed-star blocks—Sawtooth and LeMoyne—so you can create more star-studded quilts your way.

    Quilts from I Love Star Blocks
    Quilts from
    I Love Star Blocks

    See more star-spangled quilts >


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

    August books available now!

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    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Michelle, who says:

    “Stitches from the Harvest would be my selection. I am an avid fan of Kathy Schmitz as well as Martingale publishing. Hand stitching has become a daily necessity with arthritis setting in.”

    We’ll email you about your prize, Michelle—congratulations!

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  4. 2018 quilt calendar is here: get yours before they’re gone 😥

    Can you believe it? We’re celebrating our 16th year of publishing the That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar—it’s become a favorite of quilters worldwide!

    That Patchwork Place 2018 Quilt Calendar
    This year’s calendar cover girl: Julie Hendricksen, author of
    Preserving History

    Calendar includes pullout instructional bookletWhether it graces your kitchen, office, or sewing room, our “TPP” calendar will show off your love of quilting year ’round. And you can enjoy sewing along each month too: the calendar features 12 gorgeous, front-page-worthy quilts PLUS a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making every project!

    And now, it’s time to announce all 12 cover girls in the calendar! We created this little video to make the big reveal extra snazzy:

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

    The calendar sells out early every year, so be sure to get yours now. And remember, when you spend $40 or more at ShopMartingale.com, shipping’s always free in the US and Canada.

    From the 2018 calendar
    From left: Pat Sloan, Jo Morton, and Kate Henderson are 2018 calendar girls too!

    Where will you hang your 2018 calendar—in your sewing room, kitchen, office? Or maybe it would make the perfect gift for a quilty friend! Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy—we’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

    Good luck. And Happy New Year!

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    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Regina, who says:

    “Right next to my pressing table – it gives me something to look up at while pressing, and start planning my next project.”

    We’ll email you about your prize, Regina—congratulations!

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  5. Free pattern: Churn Dash gets a sweet “tweetment” 🐥

    Who doesn’t love the charming Churn Dash block? It’s simple to make, it can sway traditional or modern, and it can be modified/altered/adapted in so many ways. Plus, it’s rumored to be Kim Diehl’s favorite quilt block of all time (and who doesn’t love Kim Diehl?).

    One square, eight rectangles, and four half-square-triangle units. So much happy!

    A little bird told us that Sweet Tweets author Erin Cox loves Churn Dash blocks too. In fact, Erin created a bonus pattern from her book featuring the Churn Dash block—and today we’re giving that pattern to you!

    Free pattern: Churn Dash table runner
    See the little green bird hiding behind a dash? That’s the birdie who told us!

    Log in or register at our website, ShopMartingale.com, to download the free pattern. And check out Erin’s adorable book—your heart will flutter when you see Erin’s super cute machine-appliquéd bird motifs!

    At Martingale, we love Churn Dash *sew* much, we devoted a whole book to the block. Take a look at the different Churn Dash blocks and quilts you can make in this “block party” video we made for Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Churn Dashes:

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    You can make Churn Dash in brights:

    Summer Dash quilt
    Summer Dash by April Rosenthal, from
    I Love Churn Dashes

    You can make them BIG:

    In Reverse Churn Dash quilt
    In Reverse by Kate Henderson,
    from I Love Churn Dashes

    You can vary their sizes:

    Churn Dash Daze quilt
    Churn Dash Daze by Amy Ellis,
    from I Love Churn Dashes

    Or you can make them just like Kim Diehl does (complete with little Nine Patches in the centers):

    All in a Row Churn Dash quilt pattern
    Get Kim’s All in a Row Churn Dash pattern
    for $4.99

    How many quilts have you made with the Churn Dash block? Tell us about them in the comments!

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  6. Celebrate slow sewing: World Embroidery Day 2017 🌎

    World Embroidery Day is this Sunday, July 30. Let’s celebrate slow sewing this weekend with a little embroidery elation!

    World Embroidery Day 2017

    World Embroidery Day was created by Kerstin Nettelblad and Skåne Sy-d, members of the Swedish Embroiderers’ Guild. The first World Embroidery Day was celebrated in Vismarlöv, Sweden, on July 30, 2011. It’s now celebrated annually on July 30. (You can read Kerstin and Skåne’s “Embroidery Manifesto” in English here. It’s quite lovely!)

    We have quite a few staffers at Martingale who embroider. In fact, we host a “Handwork Happy Hour” in the office every Wednesday. We meet for lunch and stitch the hour away. And yes, it’s as fun as it sounds!

    Handwork Happy Hour at Martingale
    A few stitches and laughs during Handwork Happy Hour

    Now, who do you think inspired us to get together each week and share our love of embroidery, handwork, and slow-it-down stitching? We bet you can guess: our embroidery authors! We think they just might inspire you to pick up needle and thread this weekend too. So settle in and enjoy a made-by-hand project, stitch by stitch. May we suggest:

    Little House Pincushion
    A little pincushion from Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird

    New Day Pillow
    A pretty pillow from Stitches from the Garden by Kathy Schmitz

    Strawberry Sewing Trio
    A strawberry-themed sewing set from A Little Something by Roseann Kermes

    Embroidered Button Bag
    A button bag from Sew Many Notions by Debbie Busby (everybody needs one!)

    Garden Delight Needle Book
    A new needle book from Patchwork Loves Embroidery by Gail Pan

    Daisy Delight Candle Mat
    A tiny table topper from Sew This and That! by Sherri K. Falls

    Embroidery by Robin Kingsley
    Some early holiday sewing with Robin Kingsley’s sweet Santas and snowmen

    Stitches to Savor
    Or, simply enjoy the work of an incredible embroidery artist—spend some time with Sue Spargo’s gorgeous coffee-table book, Stitches to Savor


    New to embroidery? Get all the basics you need to begin with our downloadable eBooklet on common hand-embroidery stitches. It’s FREE!

    Whatever project you create to celebrate World Embroidery Day, know this: we’ll be sewing and celebrating with you!

    How will you celebrate World Embroidery Day?

    a) I’ll start a project
    b) I’ll finish a project
    c) I’ll stitch on a work in progress
    d) I’ll organize my embroidery threads!

    Tell us in the comments!

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  7. Every baby needs a quilt. Here are 14 adorable ideas for beginners

    Know a beginning quilter? Already a beginner? Want to be a beginner?

    Ask any quilter and they’ll tell you: a baby quilt is the perfect place to begin. And in the new book Baby Quilts for Beginners, you—or your wannabe quilter friends—will find oh-sew-sweet success on the first try!

    Baby Quilts for Beginners

    In Baby Quilts for Beginners, newbies will learn to quilt with some of the best designers in the business: Kim Diehl, Kimberly Jolly, Sue Pfau, Amy Ellis, and more. They offer simple patchwork blocks that come together quickly, color choices you can easily emulate, and designs so cute they’ll be treasured by the whole family.

    From Baby Quilts for Beginners
    Baby Quilts for Beginners: $19.99. Baby feet on a brand-new baby quilt: priceless!

    From Baby Quilts for BeginnersWhat’s also wonderful about these cuddly quilts is their size: smaller quilts are great for learning all about piecing, quilting (whether by machine, by hand, or even by tying), and binding. And the reward—a fun little finished baby quilt—isn’t weeks or months away; it’s just around the corner!

    Take a peek at all the easy-breezy baby quilts you can create in Baby Quilts for Beginners:


    Click here for a closer look at each quilt.

    If you know a beginner, introduce them to this book. And if you are a beginner, you’ve come to the right place—let’s get started! Order your copy of Baby Quilts for Beginners today and you’ll instantly be able to download the eBook for FREE. Oh, baby!

    Name in the comments someone you know who’d like to sew their first baby quiltif you win the random drawing one week from today, we’ll give you AND your “student” a copy of the book!

    Baby Quilts for Beginners

    We’ll email the winner—good luck to all!

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    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Chris, who says:

    “My nephew’s wife, Shannon, wants to make a quilt for their new son. This would be perfect for her.”

    We’ll email you about your prize, Chris—congratulations!

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  8. Scrap shrinker! How to make a Log Cabin quilt block (video)

    The Log Cabin block is on the favorites list of so many quilters—is it among your faves? The variations are virtually endless. Plus, Log Cabin blocks are super scrap-friendly!

    Scrappy Courthouse Steps quilt
    Scrappy Courthouse Steps by Lissa Alexander

    We wondered where Log Cabin blocks originated, and we found a little history about the design via the American Quilter’s Society blog:

    Log Cabin quilt detail“While it’s natural to assume that this traditional block originated in the United States during the pioneer days, the origins of the block seem to go back much further in time and location. Similar designs have been found on ancient Egyptian mummies and in an English quilt predating 1830.

    Log Cabin quilts first made a widespread appearance in the United States in the 1860s during the time of the Civil War. The block name may very well have had a connection to the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. The Log Cabin quilt became wildly popular and was identified with the pioneer spirit and values of America.”

    From ancient Egyptian mummies to Abraham Lincoln—now that’s a block design with some staying power!

    Whether you’re new to making Log Cabin blocks or just haven’t sewn them in a while, perhaps our latest video on how to make a Log Cabin quilt block will inspire you to start something new. In this video we focused on the classic half-light, half-dark version:


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    Round and round and round you go—Log Cabins are so fast and fun to sew!

    Once you get the hang of sewing traditional Log Cabin blocks, you’ll be ready to mix things up with clever variations on the design. And that’s exactly what the 16 designers in Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins challenged themselves to do:

    Quilts from I Love Log Cabins
    Clockwise from top left: Mi Casa by Carrie Nelson; Seeing Stars by Kimberly Jolly; Twilight by Amy Ellis; Blaze by Amy Smart

    If you’re ready for your own Log Cabin quilt challenge, pick up Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins, where you’ll find 16 ways to create the Log Cabin of your dreams!

    What’s your favorite fun-to-sew block: Log Cabin, Churn Dash, Flying Geese, Four Patch? Tell us your pick for best block in the comments!

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  9. ⏰ Flash sale! Pick 5 fat quarters and . . . 😍

    We’re starting out with a little quilting math today, a story problem. (It’s a snap, promise—we’ll even give you the answer.)

    Jane chose 5 fat quarters from her stash; then she chose 1 background fabric to coordinate. How many different quilts will Jane make using the same formula again and again?

    The answer: 15.

    Why? Because that’s how many beautiful, simple-to-sew quilts are waiting for her (and you) in Take 5 Fat Quarters from best-selling author Kathy Brown!

    Today we have a weekend-only offer for our Stitch This! readers:

    Take 5 Fat Quarters flash sale!

    Download the Take 5 Fat Quarters eBook for only six bucks through Sunday!

    In Kathy’s fun book, you take five minutes to choose five fat quarters. By minute six, you’re off on a new quilting adventure. Take a look at some of the pretty—and pretty quick!—quilts you can create:

    Staying Focused fat quarter quilt
    Staying Focused

    Swimming the Sidestroke fat quarter quilt
    Swimming the Sidestroke

    Crisscross Applesauce fat quarter quilt
    Crisscross Applesauce

    See more from Take 5 Fat Quarters >

    fat quarter cutting plansYou’ll love Kathy’s approach to stacking and cutting all your fat quarters at once so you can get right to sewing. And if you’re a scrap saver or a no-waste kind of quilter, you’ll find cutting plans like this one (right) for every quilt in the book. See how her plan lets you keep bigger pieces of fabric intact? Kathy knows you want to be frugal with your precious fat quarters!

    And don’t forget another fun part about Kathy’s books—the stories. If you’re familiar with Kathy’s previous titles, you know she always shares a special story about each quilt she designs.

    Click here to see all the quilts you can start making with just five fat quarters each. Perhaps you can whip one up for someone on your holiday gift list (yes, the holidays will be here before you know it). How about another quilt for a birthday or housewarming present? Hey, how about a quilt just for you? “Take 5” and then take your pick!

    This offer ends Sunday, July 23, so don’t delay—download your copy of Take 5 Fat Quarters today!


    How do you collect fat quarters—in bundles or one by one? Tell us in the comments!

    Take 5 Fat Quarters flash sale!

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  10. Layer Cake love ahead 💓: these squares are a piece of cake (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Have your cake . . . and quilt it too!

    Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. The new book A Piece of Cake will show you how.

    From A Piece of Cake

    Wait until you see Peta Peace’s fun quilt motifs: spools and bows, hearts and stars, and much more. And clever tips for mixing colors to get Peta’s light and playful look? That’s just icing on the cake!

    From A Piece of Cake

    We’re excited to have Peta here as a guest writer—all the way from Australia!—to tell us more about her new book and her love of Layer Cakes. And to go along with Peta’s beautiful new book, we’ve got a special . . .


    FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Our pals at Moda Fabrics sent us a lovely Layer Cake featuring fabric from The Good Life line by Bonnie & Camille.

    Martingale + Moda giveaway!

    Learn how you can win the Layer Cake plus a copy of A Piece of Cake at the end of this post.

    And now, here’s Peta!


    Peta PeaceWhen I was little, my mum was always at the sewing machine. She sewed all the time, so fabrics, piled up and ready to be cut, were as much a part of our home as we were. Thankfully, my mum had the patience to teach me how to sew. It’s a skill that’s been super handy throughout my life.

    Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of sewing, but it wasn’t until I discovered quilting that I felt like I’d found my sewing love. These days I’m lucky enough to call myself a quilt designer. So when the opportunity came along to work with Martingale and share my love of this awesome craft through a book, I was beyond excited!

    I have a healthy stash of fabric sitting in my cupboard, but my go-to way of making a quilt is with precuts. The little piles of fabric goodness make choosing fabric for a quilt quick and easy, so I always make sure I have a good supply on hand. In A Piece of Cake, I share my love of precut fabrics through 14 projects that can all be made from 10″-square Layer Cakes, my favorite type of precut. There’s something for everyone inside the book!

    Some quilts are fast to piece, such as Modern Spools.

    Modern Spools quilt
    Modern Spools

    Some give a fresh twist to traditional quilt blocks, such as the Simplest Sampler.

    The Simplest Sampler quilt
    The Simplest Sampler

    There’s even a project or two for when you’re short on time, but just really want to sew something.

    Projects from A Piece of Cake
    Left: Spin Pillow. Right: Bright and Breezy Runner.

    No matter which project you choose, you’ll find simple and clear step-by-step instructions along with easy-to-follow color diagrams that will help you build your skills as a quilter as you make beautiful quilted memories to cherish and share.

    I sure hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at A Piece of Cake and that you’re feeling inspired to grab a Layer Cake—or to cut some 10″ squares from your stash—and get started on one of these projects soon.


    A Piece of CakePeta, thank you for giving us a peek at your lovely new Layer Cake book!

    Layer Cakes or stash squares: which would you use in one of Peta’s quilts first? Tell us your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win A Piece of Cake plus the Layer Cake from Moda Fabrics! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

    And remember, when you buy A Piece of Cake at ShopMartingale.com, you’ll be able to instantly download the eBook for free.

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    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Jane, who says:

    “I would go first to my stash where I usually find any combination I want for a quilt, whether color-coordinated, scrappy, or in-between. Similar to the contents of the kitchen pantry I think of my stash as using, not using up. I buy yardage when I can (‘planned leftovers’) and replenish my blenders as needed, so I usually have good options to help seemingly random stash fabrics play well together, or when the precuts do not include the blenders I ‘crave.’”

    We’ll email you about your prize, Jane—congratulations!

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