Quilting in 2013: a sneak peek

Posted by on January 3, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

Curious what 2013 will bring when it comes to books about quilting? Today we’re giving you a first look at the newest quilt designs and patterns on deck for the first three months of the year. Grab a snack, get comfy, and prepare to be inspired!

Now, these books aren’t available just yet, but they will be soon. And we’ve got a way to make sure you’ll know when they’re hot off the press. Simply click through to a book’s product page and do one of two things:

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1. Request that we notify you when a book is available (we’ll send you an email).

2. Add the book to your wish list (it’ll stay in your wish list, just like a bookmark).

But enough jabbering about how you’ll remember—let’s get to showing you books you’ll find hard to forget!


JANUARY 2013

Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen

The straight scoop: Sally Schneider is legendary in scrap-quilting circles, and she’s come up with a smart solution for a common quilting problem. Four of them, actually: lap, twin, queen, and king.

Why you’ll love it: No math, multiple size options, and simply stunning scrap quilts…did we mention no math? From yardage and cutting to number of blocks needed, there’s nothing left to calculate. Just choose your size and start sewing.

Add Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen to your wish list or “notify me!” queue now.

Projects from Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen

 

Modern Basics II

The straight scoop: Amy Ellis has a knack for making stylish, modern quilts that are just plain easy to sew. Welcome to modern quilt design that doesn’t require an art degree—or a quilting one!

Why you’ll love it: Whether you’re a beginner who wants to build your quiltmaking skills or a seasoned quilter who wants speedy solutions, Amy’s newest book is filled with long-lasting, go-to material. And her tips for fitting quilting into your busy life will inspire you to make the time.

Add Modern Basics II to your wish list or “notify me!” queue now.

Projects from Modern Basics II

 

Big-Print Patchwork

The straight scoop: Pictorial prints + traditional blocks = beautiful quilts that easily adapt to the fabrics you couldn’t resist at the quilt shop. Finally—a way to triumph over those flat folds of big prints collecting dust!

Why you’ll love it: Remember that stashed fabric with the mega-huge flowers…the exotic animal images…the [fill in the blank] extra-large motif? You just had to have it. Here’s your opportunity to use it.

Add Big-Print Patchwork to your wish list or “notify me!” queue now.

Projects from Big-Print Patchwork

 

Sock-Yarn Shawls

The straight scoop: Got a heap of sock yarn, but have yet to knit a sock (or maybe you’ve knit one too many)? Transform that backstock into striking shawls—each of 15 designs require just one hank of sock yarn.

Why you’ll love it: Reassigning that sock-yarn stash to these romantic and showy shawls will put your fibers to beautiful use. Plus, you can pat yourself on the back for making a dent in your stash.

Add Sock-Yarn Shawls to your wish list or “notify me!” queue now.

Projects from Sock-Yarn Shawls

 

FEBRUARY 2013

Patchwork Palette

The straight scoop: A master reveals how to stir your scraps into a yummy quilt—with scrap-busting color “recipes.” (And her stunning quilts will remind you why you’ve been saving all those scraps in the first place.)

Why you’ll love it: Feel like successful scrap quilts are a mystery that even Sherlock couldn’t solve? Just follow the recipes. Donna eliminates the chaos of working with many prints by focusing on planning just a few blocks at a time.

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Projects from Patchwork Palette

 

Paper Piecing Perfect Points

The straight scoop: Points don’t match, seams don’t butt, triangles seem tippy, straight seams go wonky…don’t stress about it. Just paper piece it.

Why you’ll love it: Create the designs you’ve dreamed of stitching —like Mariner’s Compass—with confidence. Debby’s designs look insanely intricate, but paper piecing guarantees success. All you have to do is sew on the line.

Add Paper Piecing Perfect Points to your wish list or “notify me!” queue now.

Projects from Paper Piecing Perfect Points

 

Seamingly Scrappy

The straight scoop: Simple, scrap-happy patterns for precuts—part traditional, part modern, all delightful—from an American Patchwork & Quilting designer and Moda Bake Shop alum.

Why you’ll love it: Fat quarters, fat eighths, charm squares, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes—if your precut-purchase party has gotten out of hand, this book will help you make room for an afterparty.

Add Seamingly Scrappy to your wish list or “notify me!” queue now.

Projects from Seamingly Scrappy

 

101 Fabulous Small Quilts

The straight scoop: One-hundred and one quilt patterns. What more can we say? Tons of variety, scores of techniques, and even oodles of small-quilt sizes—doll quilts, table toppers, wall quilts, and runners.

Why you’ll love it: How about an average of 30 cents per pattern? Not to mention a lifetime’s worth of inspiration from designers such as Country Threads, Kim Diehl, Little Quilts, Kathleen Tracy, and many more.

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Projects from 101 Fabulous Small Quilts

 

MARCH 2013

Scrap-Basket Beauties

The straight scoop: More 2½”-strip quilt patterns from Kim Brackett? Yes please! Y’all can’t seem to get enough of this prolific designer, and Kim is happy to quilt on.

Why you’ll love it: Whether you use Jelly Rolls, leftover scraps, or yardage from your stash, Kim’s strip-pieced quilts are fun to make and show off. Get your game face on—people will think these quilts took much more time to create than they actually did. Milk it for all it’s worth!

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Projects from Scrap-Basket Beauties

 

Quilts from Sweet Jane

The straight scoop: Fresh patterns from popular new designer Sue Pfau are quick, economical, easy to prepare, and fun to stitch.

Why you’ll love it: Sue’s charming designs follow an addictively simple fabric-selection process: choose one set of precuts plus a neutral fabric. That’s it. Even the most color-challenged quilter can do it!

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Projects from Quilts from Sweet Jane

 

Large-Block Quilts

The straight scoop: Oversized blocks turn out impressive quilts in a jiffy. No tiny pieces. No tricky sewing. No borders? No sweat!

Why you’ll love it: Gift quilts, retreat quilts, charity quilts—use these patterns for all three. Plus, Victoria’s unique style bridges the gap between traditional and non-traditional tastes. It’s a win-win situation!

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Projects from Large-Block Quilts

 

Tunisian Crochet Encore

The straight scoop: Tunisian crochet is both easy to learn and easy to expand on. Bestselling author Sheryl Thies got you hooked with her first Tunisian crochet book. You wanted more. Sheryl aims to please!

Why you’ll love it: Sheryl introduces new techniques and stitches in gorgeous wraps, shawls, cowls, and scarves that don’t require any fitting.

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Projects from Tunisian Crochet Encore

 

Paintbox Knits

The straight scoop: Back by popular demand, these playful, pint-size knits for kids are packed with bright colors, easy-fit styles, and a whole lot o’ cute.

Why you’ll love it: Find designs for every season that spotlight child-friendly fibers, generous proportions, and functional fashions for active kids—plus a whole lot o’ cute.

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Projects from Paintbox Knits

What’s the one project you’ve resolved to start and finish in 2013? Share your challenge in the comments!


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