New books for you! Strips, squares, and superheroes (+ giveaway)

SUBSCRIBE-to-Stitch-ThisWelcome to Wish List Day! It’s our monthly peek at new Martingale quilt books and more on their way to your local shop. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get a first look at new books, special sales, freebies, tutorials, and much more.

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

Scrap-Basket Strips and SquaresScrap-Basket Strips and Squares: Quilting with 2½", 5″, and 10″ Treasures
Kim Brackett

Available March 1


Precut-fabric fanatics rejoice: Brackett is back at it! The four-time best-selling author of the “Scrap-Basket” series of books returns to reveal all-new quilts to create with Jelly Rolls, charm squares, and Layer Cakes. Start with precuts—bye-bye, agonizing color choices!—and let Kim help you create that cheery, scrappy look at the heart of her signature style. She makes it look so easy: and with precuts, it IS!

Sunday Best, one of 18 quilts in
Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares

Shhh! Is it from your scrap basket? Only you’ll know for sure! See more >

Learn to Paper PieceLearn to Paper Piece: A Visual Guide to Piecing with Precision
Nancy Mahoney

Available March 1


After teaching thousands of quilters to paper piece through in-person classes, online courses, and a bounty of how-to books, quilter extraordinaire Nancy Mahoney has written the quintessential book on paper piecing—and she’s ready to teach YOU! Nancy’s guidebook is the perfect companion to any paper-pieced quilt pattern (including the five beauties provided in the book). Whether you’re a newbie or just brushing up on your skills, we guarantee it—you are going to LOVE those perfect patchwork points! More than 30 how-to photos make it so easy to learn.

Discover Nancy’s quick trick for precutting fabric pieces, plus many more tips that will make paper piecing easy and fun.

Build your paper-piecing prowess—Nancy’s with you every step of the way! >

Terrific T-Shirt QuiltsTerrific T-Shirt Quilts: Turn Tees into Treasured Quilts
Compiled by Karen M. Burns

Available March 1


The T-shirt: it’s a classic American collectible. Most everyone owns a stack of tees they’d love to keep forever. And with your sewing skills, they can! First, learn tricks for taming T-shirt fabrics, from cutting motifs and sewing knits to choosing interfacings and stabilizers. Then transform tees celebrating sports, vacation spots, concerts, fundraisers—even children’s onesies, bibs, and jammies—into cute keepsakes that friends and family will adore. And thank you for!

“Too Precious to Pitch” T-shirt quilt from
Terrific T-Shirt Quilts

A perfect gift for dads, grads, and all kinds of t-shirt fads—see the 10 quilts >

Knit-SuperheroesKnit Superheroes!: 12 Animals—Caped, Masked, and Ready for Action
Rebecca Danger

Available March 8


It’s best-selling author Rebecca Danger to the rescue! You’ll save the day when you knit the sweetest superheroes little ones have ever seen—each with a sidesplitting tale of their rise to superhero status. Adorable softies include instructions for 12″ and 20″ sizes and can be knit with most any yarn. Who knew knitting was a superpower? You’ll have a blast bringing these funny fellows to life!

Knit Superheroes

See all 12 animals in action >

Calling all fiber artists! The fiber arts community needs your feedback. Participate in this TNNA survey and you could win a $100 gift card. Please take ten minutes to complete the TNNA Fiber Arts 2016 Survey, part of a major study of U.S. knitters, crocheters, needlepointers, cross-stitchers, weavers, and spinners.

Which new release will you use to fan your creative fire? 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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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Maureen, who says:

“Scrap-Basket Strips and Squares is the one that really interests me.”

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


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