12 projects from one stack of 10″ squares? Must see, so pretty! (+ giveaway)

We think you’re going to LOVE these pretty, pint-sized patchwork projects—all from ONE bundle of 10″ squares!

Vintage Patchwork

Pam Buda’s Vintage Patchwork will show you how to create a dozen tiny treasures with a single pack of 40 precut 10″ squares. No extra fabric needed (except for backing and binding)—every last scrap is put to perfect use.

Stitch eight little quilts to hang on walls, display on tables, or tuck into baskets and nestle on bookshelves. Four petite pincushions will add a warm, cozy feel to even the smallest of spaces. All of the projects are great for gift giving too!

From Vintage Patchwork

Make projects one at a time OR cut fabrics for all 12 projects at once for oodles of sewing fun. The handy cutting diagrams, included on a pullout sheet, make it easy to do. A swatch guide provides a simple way to organize and plan where to use each 10″ square.

From Vintage Patchwork
This is the stack Pam started with: what style of stack will you choose?

We are thrilled to welcome Pam Buda to the Martingale family and thrilled that she’s our guest writer today!


Pam BudaHello, Stitch This! readers! I am so jazzed to tell you about my very first book with Martingale.

I’ve been designing quilts with a traditional feel since 2004. In 2009, I created the Prairie Women’s Sewing Circle Club, which featured stories about what life was like for women who sewed daily out of necessity. The club also offered quilt patterns designed to showcase elements and blocks that honor the make-do spirit of our quilting ancestors. I began designing historic prints for Marcus Fabrics in 2010, and I love re-creating shirtings and prairie-style prints from yesteryear.

Vintage Patchwork began with an idea to see how many projects I could create from just one 10″ x 10″ precut stack of my Prairie Basics & Shirtings fabric collection. I’ve designed many projects using 10″ precuts, but they were all large quilts or small doll-sized quilts. I adore small blocks and small quilts, so I was excited for the challenge.

Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Vintage Patchwork has 12 projects all made from one 10″ precut stack! There are small quilts, tiny quilts, and several different pin keeps for your stitching pleasure. Most projects are scrappy, but for a few, I chose to color coordinate the fabrics. All are fun to piece! I refer to these projects as “bookshelf quilts” because they fit perfectly on a bookshelf, spilling out of a basket, or leaning against an old book cover. I named the projects after 12 of the best-selling books of the nineteenth century.

Little Women quilt
Little Women

You can make all 12 projects from one precut stack, or you can pick your own combination of fabrics to make a single project or lots of them. The choice is yours! I used modern rotary-cutting and piecing techniques to make the projects and they don’t take long to stitch up.

Walden and HuckleBerry pincushions
Walden and HuckleBerry

Most of the quilts are machine quilted, but for the smallest quilts I took a stab (no pun intended!) at hand quilting. Now I’m hooked! Give hand quilting a try for the perfect vintage look.

I hope you find creative inspiration in the quilts and pin keeps in Vintage Patchwork and enjoy the book as much as I did writing it.

Visit Pam online: HeartSpunQuilts.com


Thank you for introducing everyone to your new book, Pam!

We’ve got an extra-fun giveaway today, courtesy of Marcus Fabrics, Martingale, and Pam herself!

Vintage PatchworkTo enter your name into the drawing, tell us in the comments:

What’s the littlest project you’ve ever made: a wall quilt, a baby quilt, a table topper, a pincushion . . . a quilted postcard?

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today to win this awesome prize and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

Ready to dive into a 10″ x 10″ precut stack right now? Order Vintage Patchwork at ShopMartingale.com and instantly download the eBook version for free.

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing. The winner is Gale, who says:

“Pincushions, but not too small. Maybe 6″ square. Making the Anthology blocks and they are small for me!”

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


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