1. Hot topic! Paper-piecing tips, part 1 (+ sale)

    Posted by on July 21, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Show Me How to Paper PieceAre you a paper piecer? Most quilters I know are either enthusiastically in the “Yes!” camp or most emphatically in the “No!” camp. Some of us (me included) are on the fence. Perhaps with a few tips from our paper-piecing experts, some of us can find a new place to camp!

    If you know a little about paper piecing, you might know that you’re supposed to do different things on different sides of the paper pattern. But how do you know which side is which? Below is a terrific tip from Carol Doak, from her book Show Me How to Paper Piece. It really helped me look at paper-pieced quilts in a whole new way!

    Quick tip: paper-piecing patterns
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    Want to try paper piecing on a small scale? Have a look at Quilts for Mantels and More. You’ll be able to spruce up your home AND hone your paper-piecing skills without committing to a big quilt!

    Quilts for Mantels and More

    See more seasonal projects from Quilts for Mantels and More

    Papers for Foundation PiecingPaper piecing is always more successful when you have the proper tools. Our Papers for Foundation Piecing work on almost any home printer or photocopier and tear easily when the time comes to remove the paper from your project.
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    Where do you “camp” in the world of paper piecing: yes, no, or on the fence? Tell us in the comments!


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  2. Dreaming of Christmas + free yarn giveaway

    Christmas in July Week

    Today we’re finishing Christmas in July week with a handmade holiday roundup especially for yarn lovers. Get a jump start stitching knitted holiday stockings, crocheted mittens, or a kid’s holiday sweater. Check out the roundup below for a few ideas to get you in the spirit! But first…

    Free yarn giveaway!

    Is your stash lacking in red and green? We’ve got an early Christmas present for you, courtesy of our friends at Plymouth Yarn.

    Kid Gloss from Plymouth Yarns

    Check out the bottom of this post for details on how you can win a pack of your very own Kid Gloss (pictured above) in cherry and emerald from Plymouth Yarn. See more details and colors here.

    Are you dreaming of Christmas yet? Check out these 6 ideas for Christmas knitting and crochet:

    From Knit Bright Knit a festive holiday stocking

    Find this striped knit stocking + 11 more patterns for gift giving throughout the year in Knit Bright by Kristin Spurkland.
    From Paintbox Knits Make Christmas sweaters for kids

    Find this knitted holiday party sweater + 2 more winter sweaters for kids (and more than 30 additional knits for kids) in Paintbox Knits by Mary H. Bonnette and Jo Lynne Murchland.
    From Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks Relax with knitted winter slippers

    Find this cute winter-forest design + 27 more Scandinavian slippers and socks for cooler temperatures in Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks by Laura Farson.
    From Eye-Catching Crochet Get cozy with a crocheted scarf and mitten set

    Find this gorgeous neutral winter accessory set + 20 more crocheted accessories for the entire year in Eye-Catching Crochet by Janet Rehfeldt.
    From Knitting Circles around Mittens and More Spread holiday cheer with cabled wrist warmers

    Find these quick-to-knit, two-at-a-time wrist warmers + 8 more knitted mittens, scarves, and hats in Knitting Circles Around Mittens and More by Antje Gillingham.
    From Knitting the Chill Away Holiday boot socks to give or keep

    Find these elegant knitted boot socks + 27 more cozy winter knits for the whole family in Knitting the Chill Away.

    What will you be knitting or crocheting for Christmas this year? Tell us in the comments and you could win a pack of Kid Gloss in cherry and emerald from Plymouth Yarn. We’ll pick a winner one week from today, and notify the winner by email.


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  3. Perfect quilter gifts: 2015 quilting calendars (+ 4 giveaways!)

    Posted by on July 17, 2014, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Christmas in July week

    Welcome to day four of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (Moda sends you their “Hearty Good Wishes”!)


    The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a proper ringing in of the New Year. And because our 2015 quilting calendars have arrived, we’re ready to don our party hats, toss some confetti, and clink glasses in a toast to 2015—right now!

    2015 quilting calendars
    Available now!

    Quilting calendars make a perfect gift—a no-brainer to bestow upon the quilter who has it all. Plus, your quilting buddies will have just the right place to record the next guild meeting, quilt show, and shop hop. Grab ’em for holiday gift giving before they’re gone. They sell out fast!


    That Patchwork Place® Quilt Calendar 2015

    That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2015

    • Get 12 step-by-step patterns in a pullout booklet—make any quilt featured
    • Show off your love of quilting with gorgeous photos in a wall-calendar format
    • Enjoy designs from Kate Henderson, Gerri Robinson, Pat Wys, and more

    See (and sew!) all the quilts in That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2015


    Award-Winning Quilts 2015 Calendar

    Award-Winning Quilts 2015 Calendar

    • An annual indulgence! 13 award-winning designs from master quilters
    • Be wowed by amazing creativity, fine workmanship, and spectacular quilting
    • Get the best from the 2013 “Quilts: A World of Beauty” judged show

    Prepare for breathlessness: see more from the Award-Winning Quilts 2015 Calendar


    A Year of Quilts 2015 Calendar

    A Year of Quilts 2015 Calendar

    • Fall in love with a feast of favorite quilts photographed in the great outdoors
    • Turn the page to enjoy a new quilt every month, all from popular Martingale books
    • Be inspired by some of our bestselling authors, including Country Threads

    Who else is becoming a calendar girl in 2015? Find out in A Year of Quilts 2015 Calendar


    Quilter's perpetual calendarsLooking for more quilter-friendly gifts? Treat your quilting friends—or yourself!—to a quilt-block-packed perpetual calendar. Both calendars (right) include a block pattern for every day of the year, complete with full-color illustrations and rotary-cutting keys. Spiral bound for years of turning pages, both calendars will inspire you and your friends for as long as you quilt!

     See the blocks in the Quilter’s Block-a-Day Calendar

     See the blocks in 365 Quilt-Block Patterns: Perpetual Calendar

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    Moda FabricsOur friends at Moda have generously donated an astonishing 30 fat quarters from their “Hearty Good Wishes” line to give to you!

    Hearty Good Wishes fabric by Moda

    For a chance to win this beautiful blue bundle of fun, answer this question:

    Which quilting calendar above would inspire you most in 2015?

    Share your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of four prizes: one of the three new 2015 calendars OR the “Hearty Good Wishes” fat-quarter pack from Moda! We’ll choose four random entries one week from today and let the winners know by email.

    Good luck—and Happy New Year!

    Comments are closed for this post.

    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are as follows:

    Michelle wins the “Hearty Good Wishes” fabric bundle from Moda. She said, “A Year of Quilts would be inspiring every month because of the quilts plus the outdoor surroundings. Love that combo!”

    Janis wins the That Patchwork Place Calendar 2015. She said, “I like the Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar!”

    Debbie wins the Award-Winning Quilts 2015 Calendar. She said, “I think I would love to have Award Winning Quilts. Lots of wonderful art pieces and lots of inspiration for me to try my own as well.

    Judy wins the A Year of Quilts 2015 Calendar. She said, “I would have to choose ‘A Year of Quilts’ because it fits my type of life, which includes enjoying the seasons through gardening along with my scrappy kind of life. I would love to make the quilts and enjoy looking at this calendar again and again.”

    We’ll email all of you about your prizes. Congratulations!


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  4. Free printable Christmas gift tags (+ giveaway!)

    Christmas in July week

    Welcome to day three of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (New from Clothworks: American Made Brand!)


    Free printable gift tagsFor quilters, the holidays often revolve around making gifts for those we care about. And what special final touch does every handmade gift need? Why, a gift tag of course!

    Download the free printable Christmas gift tags below—print as many copies as you need. Simply cut out tags and finish with a hole punch, which makes these tags easy to tie onto any gift.

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    Free printable Christmas gift tags
    Click to download Martingale’s free printable Christmas gift tags


    Sew Gifts!Got a long gift list, but short on gift ideas? Sew Gifts! to the rescue! Choose from 25 small projects, including bags, pillows, and kitchen items—plus special gifts for fellow stitchers. Reach for this pattern collection again and again to make gifts for every occasion, from holidays and birthdays to “just because.”

    iPad cover
    Casserole carrier
    Kimono scarf
    See all 25 projects in Sew Gifts!

    You might also like:
    Sew the Perfect Gift


    Free fabric giveaway week

    ClothworksOur friends at Clothworks have generously donated a beautiful bundle of their new “American Made Brand” solids to give to you!

    Check out their Farm to Fabric Challenge, featuring fabrics made and grown in the USA. Enter your quilt by August 15—winning designs will be exhibited at Fall Quilt Market!

    American Made Brand fabric by Clothworks

    For a chance to win the bundle of eight American Made Brand fat quarters, answer this question:

    What’s the best handmade gift you’ve ever received?

    Share your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win. We’ll choose a random entry one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

    Comments are closed for this post.

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

    “A handpainted rock with a caricature of me, given by my first dorm resident assistant. I still have it! It’s one of my most treasured possessions.”

    Maria, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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  5. Easy fusible-appliqué Christmas: a tiny tip (video + giveaway!)

    Christmas in July week

    Welcome back to our second day of Christmas in July week! Remember to enter our daily fabric giveaway at the bottom of this post. (Riley Blake is back!)

    But first, we’ve got a little tip for you today—big emphasis on little:

    Home for Christmas Bed Runner
    “Home for Christmas” bed runner

    Imagine spreading this gorgeous runner across the foot of your bed every Christmas. Or think how delighted a visitor would be to see it grace the guest bed in your home. You can customize the buildings to reflect your hometown—oh, the possibilities!

    Tiny applique--snow on treesBut this runner becomes even more delightful when you learn how it’s put together. Fusible appliqué is the way to assemble those little pieces, says Cheryl Almgren Taylor, author of Christmas is Coming. And learning her easy trick for fusing even the smallest of appliqué pieces, like the snow on the trees (right), is like a getting a Christmas gift in itself.

    We met up with Cheryl at Quilt Market, where she demonstrated her “tiny” trick for us in this video:


    Reading this in email? See the “Fusible-web appliqué: preassembling pieces” video at the Stitch This! blog or watch it on YouTube.


    A bit of preassembly prep goes a long way! Once appliqué pieces are fused in place, simply sew around the edges using a machine blanket stitch, zigzag stitch, or satin stitch.

    Cheryl’s layered-appliqué method is a cinch to master. Take a look at the other beautiful projects in Christmas is Coming that you can make using Cheryl’s technique:

    Projects from Christmas is Coming

    See all 12 projects from Christmas is Coming

    Or, ring in the holidays with projects from Cheryl’s debut book, Deck the Halls:

    Projects from Deck the Halls

    See all 10 projects in Deck the Halls

    Pick up either of Cheryl’s books today at ShopMartingale.com. Buy a print book and instantly download the eBook for free—or save big when you buy the eBook by itself.

    Christmas Is Coming Deck the Halls


    Free fabric giveaway week!

    Riley Blake DesignsOur friends at Riley Blake have generously donated a festive fabric bundle from their “Lost and Found Christmas” line by My Mind’s Eye to give to you!
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    Lost and Found Christmas by My Mind's Eye for Riley Blake

    For a chance to win it, answer this question:

    Appliqué: love it, learning it, or haven’t yet tried it?

    Share your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win. We’ll choose a random entry one week from today and let the winner know by email. Good luck!

    Comments are closed for this post.

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

    “It is something that is mine and everyone respects it. It keeps me out of trouble. Great pastime when you are too old to do the things you have done all your life.”

    Leonard, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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  6. Quilt patterns for Christmas: let’s get started! (+ sale and giveaway!)

    Christmas in July week

    Welcome to Christmas in July week at Stitch This! We’re hosting a free fabric giveaway EVERY DAY this week, so be sure to enter today’s giveaway at the bottom of this post.


    We counted—it’s 163 days ’til Christmas. Who will be lucky enough to land on your handmade gift list in 2014? Now’s the perfect time to start stitching for the grandest gift-giving holiday of the year. And we’re here to help you begin!

    Free printable Handmade Holiday Gift ListBrowse the eBooks below for the perfect present. Or, get inspired to make quilts, runners, pillows, and more for your own holiday decorating. And then save big! This week only, take 40% off all of our Christmas-themed eBooks.

    Need help organizing your gift ideas? Print out our handy Handmade Holiday Gift List (right) to help with your Christmas-present planning.

    Get inspired and prepared for the holidays now—and make it a goal to get a good night’s sleep on Christmas Eve!

     

    Browse Christmas eBooks—starting at $7.17

    Comfort and Joy
    $19.95 $11.97
    Paper Piece a Merry Christmas
    $16.95 $10.17
    Christmas at That Patchwork Place
    $14.95 $8.97
    Make Room for Christmas Quilts
    $19.99 $11.99
    Adoration Quilts
    $16.99 $10.19
    Holiday Wrappings
    $11.95 $7.17
    Favorite Christmas Quilts
    $13.95 $8.37
    The Quilter's Home: Winter
    $14.99 $8.99
    Christmas with Artful Offerings
    $16.99 $10.19
    Christmas Cats and Dogs
    $16.99 $10.19
    Merry Christmas Quilts
    $15.99 $9.59

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    More Christmas books to inspire you!

    Available in printed or eBook form

    Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place
    New!
    Here Comes Winter
    Winter themes
    Christmas Is Coming
    For appliqué lovers
    Simply Modern Christmas
    Fresh color palette!
    'Tis the Season
    #1 bestseller
    Sew Merry and Bright
    Fast and fun
    Deck the Halls
    Classic Christmas
    Christmas Quilts from Hopscotch
    2 colorways!

    Free-fabric-giveaway-week

    Ducks in a Row by American Jane for Moda

    Who could you make a gift for with this colorful bundle? Our friends at Moda have generously donated a stack of American Jane’s “Ducks in a Row” fabric to give away to you—a staggering 33 fat quarters! For a chance to win it, answer this question:

    Christmas Eve: still sewing, still wrapping, or peacefully sleeping?

    Share your answer in the comments and you’ll be automatically entered to win. We’ll choose a random entry one week from today and let the winner know by email.

    Good luck…and happy holidays!

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

    “Normally I am frantically wrapping but this past Christmas Eve I was already finished and peacefully sleeping! Such a difference with a decreased stress level for the BIG day. I just hope that wasn’t a ‘once in a lifetime’ occurrence—LOL!”

    Debbie, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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  7. Summer fun: teach crafty kids to knit!

    Martingale's Knit and Crochet Friday

    From Knitting with GigiWhat’s on your kids’ summer bucket list?

    No doubt you’ve got plenty of plans for pool days, trips to the zoo, and lots of outdoor fun. But you might also need something to do when your kids (and you!) need a respite from summer frolicking.

    Why not teach them to knit—with help from Gigi? Knitting with Gigi is a kids’ knitting book that combines kid-friendly how-to with fun pictures, stories, and poems. Once your kids have mastered knitting, they can learn to purl with Gigi Knits and Purls.

    Knitting with Gigi Gigi Knits...and Purls

    Gigi is friendly, encouraging, and uses simple language to help kids understand the basics of knitting. With a little help from you, they’ll be on their way in no time!

    For a getting-started tutorial from Gigi, check out this post.

    Teaching knitting to kids
    Our content editor, Jenny, taught her son Jack to cast on with Gigi’s help. Great job, Jack!

    You can buy Knitting with Gigi and Gigi Knits and Purls right now on ShopMartingale.com. Load these eBooks on your iPad and hit the park or enjoy some shade on the front porch for an afternoon of summertime knitting with your children.


    Who taught you to knit or crochet? Tell us in the comments!


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  8. How to design your own quilt? 4 ways to begin (+ giveaway!)

    Quilt-block details from Imagine Quilts

    Have you dreamed of designing your own quilts?

    Maybe you’ve wondered where other quilters get their ideas.

    If there’s one thing for certain, it’s this:

    Every quilter has a designer inside, waiting to come out and play.

    So, how can you coax her out?

    Imagine QuiltsDreaming up one-of-a-kind quilts seems second nature to designer and popular blogger Dana Bolyard. But in her new book, Imagine Quilts, she reveals that there is a creative process—several, in fact—that she relies on. Through 11 unique quilt patterns, she’ll help you rev up your own quilt-design engine in one of four ways:

    1. Get inspired by your fabric stash
    2. Use common techniques in new ways
    3. Look around for inspiration—it’s everywhere!
    4. Break the rules and have fun

    Ready to grab some graph paper and discover how your creative process works? Dana is here today as a guest blogger, and she’s fired up about helping you turn your own quilt ideas into a reality. Welcome, Dana!


    Dana BolyardI’ve never made it a big secret that I’m not a pattern-based sewist. I’ve probably said as much at least 50 times over the years on my blog. I usually have an idea for a quilt and then I sketch, compute, calculate, and scratch my forehead until I figure out how to make the idea in my head translate into a quilt.

    Both as a quilter and as a blogger the number-one question that I get asked time and time again is, “Where do you come up with ideas for your quilts?”

    Detail of Elephant Parade quilt
    One day I realized that I had an abundance of gray fabrics in my stash. As that stack of grays grew and wanted to topple over, I was struck by the thought of elephants, and “Elephant Parade” was born.

    My ideas come from everywhere! Sometimes it’s a color palette from the strangest of places. Just recently I passed by an old cinder-block plant. There were dozens of 50-gallon metal drums stacked on top of each other. The metal drums were peacock blue, tangerine, or purple, and each had chunky black lettering stenciled around them. I cannot get that image out of my head. I’m scheming to turn that vision into a quilt this summer.

    Ampersand quilt from Imagine Quilts
    Our modern world is full of graphic textual symbols. The ampersand strikes my fancy. What strikes yours: the # sign, the @ symbol, or…?

    My favorite way to turn an inspiration into a quilt is with old-fashioned pencil and paper. I like graph paper best, but plain paper works well too. I always begin with a sketch and an idea of the basic dimensions that I’d like my finished quilt to be. When making “Patchwork Whale” for Imagine Quilts, I used the grids on the graph paper to figure out how to make the whale with basic patchwork.

    Patchwork Whale quilt from Imagine Quilts
    “Patchwork Whale”

    ► See more projects from Imagine Quilts

    Colored pencils came in handy too, as so much of a quilt design comes together through color, value, hue, and saturation. That’s exactly how the white underbelly of the whale shows up—through the contrast in colors!

    Inspiration for quilts is everywhere! I pay attention to colors, shapes, and repeated patterns in nature. Everything from water droplets on a leaf and colors in the recycle bin to a favorite quote or even a threadbare sweater in need of repair can be the inspiration that sparks the design of a quilt.

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    My rule of thumb when buying fabric is that if I love it, I will find a way to use it. The same is true for my design process. If I love an idea, I find a way to make it into a quilt. I hope that through the pages of Imagine Quilts, you’ll find the inspiration to express your own ideas in quilts.


    Thanks for sharing your design process and inspiring quilts with us, Dana!

    Take a look around… what might inspire you to design a quilt right now? Share your answer in the comments and you could win a copy of the Imagine Quilts eBook! We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

    Comments are closed for this post.

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

    “Mountains. I’m going camping / hiking this weekend and hoping to get some good alpine views. I still have the pictures in my head from last year. :)”

    Jess, we’ll email you about your prize. Congratulations!


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  9. An all-in-one ruler for quilters? It exists!

    Rotary rulers. How many do you own? It seems like there’s a different ruler out there for every cutting task. But did you know there’s one ruler designed to do the job of many? It proudly proclaims its mission in its name: the All-in-One Ruler™.

    All-in-One Ruler
    The ruler measures 6″ x 18″—no bigger than many rectangular rotary rulers.

    The All-in-One Ruler helps you cut basic squares, rectangles, and strips, of course. But because of the diagonal slant on the right and the special markings on the back, it may be the only ruler you’ll ever need.

    Things start to get exciting when you learn how the ruler helps with cutting triangles. Instead of cutting squares from yardage, and then cross-cutting those squares into triangles, the ruler helps you easily cut triangles from strips of fabric. See here:

    Cutting half-square triangles from strips
    Cutting half-square triangles from strips. The ruler makes diagonal cutting a snap. Position the ruler on top of the strip as shown (above left) and cut along the diagonal edge. To cut the next triangle, rotate and flip the ruler to the right (above right) and cut along the right edge of the ruler. For this second cut, the back side of the ruler is facing up. The ruler is marked with reverse printing, making the numbers easy to read from both sides.

    Cutting quarter-square triangles from strips
    Cutting quarter-square triangles from strips. Printed diagonal lines show what strip size to use to arrive at a desired finished size. To cut, align the notched corner of the ruler with the top edge of the fabric strip; then cut along both edges of the ruler (above left). To cut the next quarter-square triangle, rotate the ruler, align the left edge with the previous cut, and cut along the right edge (above right).

    Here are a few of the quilts that Cathy Wierzbicki, inventor of the All-in-One Ruler, designed using this handy tool. Each design starts with nothing but strips! Find all of these patterns and more in Cathy’s eBook Twosey-Foursey Quilts.

    Quilts from Twosey-Foursey Quilts
    “Wild Goose Chase” (get the ePattern) and “Amish Sparklers” (get the ePattern)

    Quilts from Twosey-Foursey Quilts
    “Prairie Stars” (get the ePattern) and “Splash Dance” (get the ePattern)

    Point trimmerOf all the things the All-in-One Ruler can do, trimming triangle points could be its best benefit. The blunt-edge trimmer lets you cut the points off triangles before you sew—and that’s the key to consistent accuracy, enabling you to match up triangles perfectly. Plus, no dog ears on your patchwork!

    Here’s Cathy demonstrating the ruler in action:


    Reading this in email? See the “All-in-One Ruler from Martingale” video at the Stitch This! blog or watch it on YouTube.


    No need for a scatter of specialty rulers—this one does it all!

    What’s the one quilting gadget you can’t live without? Name it in the comments!


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  10. Wish List Day! Martingale quilt books coming soon (+ giveaway!)

    Welcome to Wish-List Day at Stitch This!, where we give you a sneak peek at new books coming in July, August, and September. Keep track of the books you want to remember by using the “Wish List” and “Notify Me” options at ShopMartingale.

    Notify me and wish list for Fun-Size Quilts

    Ready to check out the latest batch of Martingale books and calendars coming soon to a quilt, sewing, or yarn shop near you? Enter to win your favorite at the bottom of this post!

    IMAGINE QUILTS by Dana Bolyard

    Available now!
    Imagine Quilts

    • Get 11 fresh patterns from the designer behind the Old Red Barn Co. blog
    • Boost your creativity with tips for finding inspiration in unexpected places
    • Break the rules! Use classic blocks in new ways, create unique color combos from your stash, and more
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    See more innovative projects from Imagine Quilts


    FUN-SIZE QUILTS

    Available now!
    Fun-Size Quilts

    • 19 fat-quarter friendly quilts come from some of today’s most popular designers, including Julie Herman, Rebecca Silbaugh, and Elizabeth Dackson
    • Try traditional piecing, strip piecing, appliqué, and English paper piecing, all on small quilts
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    Got fat quarters? Check out 19 ways to use them in Fun-Size Quilts


    2015 QUILT CALENDARS

    Available July 15
    2015 quilt calendars
    That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2015, Award-Winning Quilts 2015 Calendar, A Year of Quilts 2015 Calendar

    • Choose from 3 gorgeous wall calendars that will inspire you all year long
    • Stunning photography features quilts from bestselling authors and award-winning artists
    • Great gifts for every quilter—grab ’em for the holidays before they’re gone!

    BONUS! That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2015 includes a pullout booklet with instructions for making each quilt.

    Add a 2015 calendar to your wish list or “notify me” queue


    TUNISIAN CROCHET TODAY by Sheryl Thies

    Available July 22
    Tunisian Crochet Today

    • Learn the basics of Tunisian crochet with best-selling author Sheryl Thies
    • Create richly textured, sumptuous fabric to showcase in 7 beautiful projects
    • Learn a new skill at a great price—just $12.99!
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    See more pretty, practical projects from Tunisian Crochet Today


    KNITTED SCARVES by Sheryl Thies

    Available July 22
    Knitted Scarves

    • Knit a dazzling collection of 11 scarves inspired by nature
    • Move beyond basic knits and purls and try lace, cables, and other luxurious textures
    • Value priced at $12.99—that’s just $1.18 per pattern!
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    Discover more gorgeous designs from Knitted Scarves


    EASY CROCHETED HATS AND SCARVES

    Available July 22
    Easy Crocheted Hats and Scarves

    • Make a stylish statement with crochet—most patterns are beginner-friendly
    • Choose from 11 dramatic scarves, plus 4 cute and cozy hats
    • One size fits all—no tricky sizing!—and a great value at just $12.99
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    See more fun fashions from Easy Crocheted Hats and Scarves

    SEW A MODERN HOME by Melissa Lunden

    Available August 5
    Sew a Modern Home

    • Discover a bounty of quilts and accents to make for most every room in your home
    • 19 projects spotlight simple, clean design for long-lasting style
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    See all the decorating possibilities in Sew a Modern Home


    REMARKABLE RECTANGLES by Robert DeCarli

    Available August 5
    Remarkable Rectangles

    • Make graphically stunning quilts with simple strip sets that create the illusion of curves, diamonds, and more
    • Get a Bargello look without sewing tubes—build these quilts block by block
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    See all 15 mind-bending quilts in Remarkable Rectangles


    NAP AND NOD by Myra Harder

    Available August 5
    Nap and Nod

    • Stitch up adorable baby quilts in time for the shower (even if it’s less than a week away)
    • Use quick piecing, plush appliqué, and monogrammed lettering to personalize designs
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    A gummy-bear quilt? See it in Nap and Nod


    BATHTIME BUDDIES by Megan Kreiner

    Available August 12
    Bathtime Buddies

    • Crochet charming undersea creatures that double as tub-friendly toys
    • Use worsted-weight cotton yarn, terry cloth, and natural sponge stuffing
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    Discover the ocean of adorable animals in Bathtime Buddies

    PERFECT QUILTS FOR PRECUT FABRICS

    Available September 2
    Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics

    • A must-have book for precut fans: 64 quilt patterns for fat quarters, fat eighths, charm squares, Layer Cakes, and Jelly Rolls
    • Enjoy designs from bestselling authors such as Kim Brackett, Amy Ellis, Country Threads, Me and My Sister Designs, and many more
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    Browse the incredible variety in Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics


    COUNTRY ELEGANCE by Leonie Bateman and Deirdre Bond-Abel

    Available September 2
    Country Elegance

    • Create stunning wool-appliqué quilts and accents with the authors of the bestseller Elegant Quilts, Country Charm
    • Antique-inspired designs include lap quilts, table runners, framed appliqué, and more
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    See all 12 jaw-dropping designs from Country Elegance


    FABRIC PLAY by Deanne Moore

    Available September 2
    Fabric Play

    • Go traditional, modern, or any style in between by simply varying the fabrics you choose for these versatile quilts
    • Make-in-a-weekend patterns include coloring diagrams, so you can easily create your own colorways
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    See all 14 quilts (and their alter egos) in Fabric Play


    SCRAPPY FAT QUARTER QUILTS

    Available September 2
    Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts

    • It’s an unbeatable combination for fabric collectors—fat quarters featured in sparkling scrap quilts!
    • Includes quilts from Elizabeth Hartman, Nancy Mahoney, Liz Porter, Jean Wells, and more
    • A curated collection of favorite quilts first introduced in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine
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    See all the fat-quarter friendlies in Scrappy Fat Quarter Quilts


    TABLE TOPPERS

    Available September 2
    Table Toppers

    • Enhance your home with toppers for several seasons and occasions—from the pages of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine
    • Includes designs from Jodie Davis, Marianne Fons, Sandy Gervais, Debbie Mumm, Edyta Sitar, and more
    • Try a new technique: play with paper piecing, machine appliqué, wool appliqué, and more
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    See more ways to grace your table with Table Toppers


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    “Remarkable Rectangles by Robert DeCarli looks like a book I would enjoy.”

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