Garden stitches, modern classics, baby bliss: new book sneak peek! (+ giveaway)

SUBSCRIBE-to-Stitch-ThisWelcome to Wish List Day: June 2016 edition! Get your monthly sneak peek at new Martingale books making their way to your local shop. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more.

Enter to win your favorite June 2016 release at the bottom of this post!


Stitches from the GardenStitches from the Garden: Hand Embroidery Inspired by Nature
Kathy Schmitz


Moda fabric designer Kathy Schmitz calls her much-anticipated book “an embroiderer’s sketchbook of garden stitches.” Sprinkled among Kathy’s spectacularly embroidered nature scenes are her charming, hand-drawn sketches and watercolors—each page is as inspiring as the projects you can create. The New Day pillow on the cover is our most-liked Instagram post to date!
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❤ these magnetic needle keepers that hold your needle safe while you gather your floss or clip your threads. So cute and clever! That’s Kathy’s project sketch on the right.

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Modern Heritage QuiltsModern Heritage Quilts: New Classics for Every Generation
Amy Ellis


Let popular author Amy Ellis introduce you to her favorite traditional quilt blocks; then watch as she transitions them into made-for-today treasures, ensuring that the next generation will learn to be quilt lovers too! If you know Amy from her previous books, you know that creating tomorrow’s heirloom quilts will be precise, stress free, and fun.
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The Comfort Quilt is just one of a dozen fresh designs you’ll find in
Modern Heritage Quilts.

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Baby BlissBaby Bliss: Adorable Gifts, Quilts, and Wearables for Wee Ones
Kim Diehl and Pat Wys


What happens when two best-selling quilt-book authors—and proud grandmothers—team up for a book about sewing for Baby? Adorableness! The projects that Kim Diehl and Pat Wys dreamed up for Baby Bliss are sweet, simple, and quick to create—choose from clothing, bibs, quilts, and more. Look to this book whenever you hear a baby’s on the way!
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This Stardust baby quilt is just one of 19 sweet things in
Baby Bliss to sew for a baby you know.

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Knit BeaniesKnit Beanies: Easy to Make, Fun to Wear
Compiled by Karen M. Burns


Let top knitting designers help you top off any look with a fashion-forward beanie! From basic stitches to colorwork, cables, ribs, and lace, you’ll have a blast knitting up a hat for everyone you know—and busting through your yarn stash to boot. All you need is a skein of yarn, knitting needles, and Knit Beanies to warm the heads (and hearts!) of those you love.
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Babies, kids, women, and men—everyone you know will find a hat they love in
Knit Beanies.

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Which new release would make your summer sensational? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of it in eBook form! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.


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