It’s Wish List Day! New books: strip it, stash it, embroider it (+ giveaway!)

Today is wonderful—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in December (only 22 days to go!). Tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it!

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Start with StripsStart with Strips
13 Colorful Quilts from 2 ½" Strips
Susan Ache

You’ll want to stand back to admire the stripalicous quilts you finish! Master scrap quilter and Instagram sensation Susan Ache (@yardgrl60) shares her secrets for creating gorgeous, colorful quilts—and they all start with 2½" fabric strips. Once you learn Susan’s tricks for sorting strips, you’ll feel free to make these sensationally scrappy quilts without fear of choosing colors or prints. (And Susan’s sorting method? It works the same for ALL precut fabrics!) Whether you use Jelly Rolls, yardage, or scraps from your stash, you’ll love creating these oh-so-beautiful quilts—the kind that make a house a home.

Projects from Start with Strips

See more of Susan’s strippy quilts >


Stashtastic!Stashtastic!
12 Patterns for Fat-Quarter Quilts
Doug Leko

Fat-quarter fanatics, you’ve found the perfect book for your fabric! Make beautiful lap- and bed-sized quilts with fat quarters—those fun little cuts of fabric that are just right for sewing super scrappy quilts. Gather as few as eight or as many as 30 fat quarters and let the creativity begin!

Designer Doug Leko has so much sewing fun in store for you; he’s made each quilt in two different colorways, and the results are spectacular. So whether you love dark, subdued hues or you prefer light and bright quilts, you’ll find the inspiration to make these quilts your way.

Quilts from Stashtastic!

Doug’s got your fat-quarter stash covered! >


Lunch-Hour EmbroideryLunch-Hour Embroidery
130 Playful Motifs from A to Z
Illustrated by Adrienne Smitke

It’s the debut book in Martingale’s “Lunch-Hour” series! From apples, anchors, and alligators to zebras, zippers, and zinnias, you’ll love creating your own embroidery art from A to Z. Learn 10 basic embroidery stitches in minutes; then choose from more than 75 cute motifs to embroider, plus the entire alphabet in both capital and lowercase letters. Mix and match motifs and letters to create one-of-a-kind embroidery art!

Sneak in a few stitches during lunchtime, car time, game time—anytime. Embroider motifs onto bags, clothing, linens, and more, or follow the easy instructions inside to display your embroidery. Projects are perfectly portable, so you can steal a few seconds to stitch no matter where you go.

Motifs from Lunch-Hour Embroidery

What could you create during your lunch hour? >


Which new book would make your December extra delightful? Tell us in the comments and you could win it when it’s released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

By the way . . . November books are here!!!

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