New quilt books! Spring sewing, cabin loving, speedy slicing (+ giveaway)

SUBSCRIBE-to-Stitch-ThisWelcome to Wish List Day! Get a peek at new Martingale quilt books on their way to your local shop in February. Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always get the skinny about new books first—plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more.

Which February book is your favorite? Enter to win it at the bottom of this post!

RELATED: New quilt books in January 2016 (available now)

February-2016

I Love Log CabinsBlock-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins: 16 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block
Compiled by Karen M. Burns

Available February 2

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So simple, super versatile, and sensibly scrap-friendly—that’s why quilters love Log Cabin blocks! Get creative with popular designers as they introduce you to all the ways you can play. First, get a quick crash course in sewing Log Cabin blocks either round and round (classic) or side to side (Courthouse Steps). Then, dive into 16 quilts that will help you creatively construct your own odes to this beloved block. Every quilter needs a Log Cabin quilt in her stash. Here’s the perfect excuse to make one!

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Clockwise from top left: Log Cabin quilts by Kimberly Jolly, Jocelyn Ueng, Jill Finley, and Jackie White.

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Coming soon:
more books in the “Block-Buster Quilts” series!

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Sew, Slice, Spin, and Sash: Quick and Easy Strip-Pieced Quilts
Theresa Ward

Available February 2

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Got Jelly Rolls? How about a sizeable stash? Do you have fabrics you simply don’t care for anymore? This ingenious book will put them all to fabulous use—FAST. In fact, most of these beautiful quilt tops can be strip pieced in just a few hours! Designs start with strips only, so they’re perfect for beginners and quilters who have a need for speed. Turn out tons of different quilts with one basic technique. You can use strips of any width too—simply follow the four Ss to success: sew, slice, spin, and sash!

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Quilts from Sew, Slice, Spin, and Sash

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Glue-bastingBONUS: Stow away that seam ripper—Theresa’s smart glue-basting technique will help you sew perfect seams every time.

See more speedy, strippy quilts >


Here Comes Spring: Fresh and Fun Quilted Projects for Your Home
Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks

Available February 2

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Celebrate spring with the design duo best loved for their fresh, urban-country style! After penning seasonal best sellers like Tis the Autumn Season and Here Comes Winter, Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks return to embrace all the wonders that spring brings, from first flowers to chirping birds. Pair big-piece patchwork with big, chunky appliqué shapes—a clever combo that makes these projects simple to sew. Fun quilts, pillows, and other accents feature this design team’s signature color palette, one that makes it easy to display your creations year ’round.

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Projects from
Here Comes Spring

Don’t miss the cute picnic quilt and tote—or the sweet birdhouses! >


I Love Log Cabins

Which February new release would unleash your creative muse most? Tell us in the comments and you could win 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 Margaret, who says:

Sew, Slice, Spin, and Sash looks fun.”

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


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