Big, easy strip-quilt patterns for many strip widths (+ giveaway!)

New-release day: All About Strips


Prepare for a strip search!

(Of your stash, we mean.)

Got precut strips? Scrappy strips? Yardage you can turn into strips? You’ll find oodles of fun ways to transform them into 15 striking, graphic quilts—as long as you know All About Strips!

Quilts from All About Strips

Strips of many sizes (1½" to 10½" wide) make this lively collection of quilts easy to sew from your stash. But it’s designer Susan Guzman’s knack for combining color and pattern that make these quilts spectacular.

Susan GuzmanAs a longtime contributing designer and now content director for McCall’s Quilting and McCall’s Quick Quilts magazines, Susan’s not only a talented quilter in her own right; she’s also charged with the task of coming up with a “big picture” vision for every issue of both magazines. Can you imagine?

In All About Strips, Susan shares her favorite tips in an extensive “all about color” section, revealing the methods she’s honed at McCall’s and beyond. You’ll value her lessons on color, pattern, and scale; her tips for choosing fabrics; and her encouraging advice for discovering your unique style. With Susan’s guidance, you’ll be able to create the same “wow!” color combinations that she’s mastered.

Take a look at some of the easy strip-quilt patterns Susan has in store for you to make in All About Strips, as well as the width of strips you’ll need to make them:

Garden Mews quilt
“Garden Mews”

Finished quilt: 106½" x 106½"
Strip widths used: 2¼", 2½", 8½"

Summertime on Lombard Street quilt
“Summertime on Lombard Street”

Finished quilt: 110½" x 100½"
Strip widths used: 2¼", 3″, 5½", 10½"

Kindred Spirit quilt
“Kindred Spirit”

Finished quilt: 96½" x 96½"
Strip widths used: 2¼", 2½", 4½", 10½", 22½"

Eleven of the 15 quilts included are 100% triangle-free—See more >

All About StripsGet a bounty of ideas for your strips—and discover how Susan combines hers for maximum impact! Pick up your copy of All About Strips at your local quilt shop or at ShopMartingale.com.

Print book: $24.99 (with free eBook)

eBook: $16.99


How many strips do you have waiting to be sewn: several, stacks, or shiploads? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of the All About Strips eBook! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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

“I’ve got my strips all neatly cut up in various sizes and stored in a drawer with a label saying what size they are. They are waiting for something to be done with them. This book would be the perfect inspiration.”

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


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