Stash buster quilts for SABLE syndrome

Patchwork Preserves quiltDo you suffer from SABLE syndrome (Stash Accumulation Beyond Life Expectancy)?

Many of us at Martingale do too. Others in the office are striving to be diagnosed (just a few more yards oughta do it for some).

To us, SABLE seems like less of a syndrome and more of a sign. A good sign! You know the saying: the more the merrier. And when it’s time to turn that happy stash into even happier quilts, you want just the right patterns at the ready.

That’s why we’ve got a new eBook for you today: get ready to Slash Your Stash!

This special collection of stash-buster quilts—curated by the editors of McCall’s Quilting magazine—is brimming with projects from famed designers such as Pat Sloan, Gerri Robinson, and Lissa Alexander. Breathe new life into the fabrics you fell in love with: feature them in Slash Your Stash quilts! Here’s a peek inside:

Jack in the Pulpit quilt
“Jack in the Pulpit.”
Raid your stash for reds! Choose a mix of busy and quiet prints to add depth and sparkle. (Not sure you have enough reds? Simply change the red to the dominant color in your stash.)

Russian Sage quilt
“Russian Sage.”
Big prints in bold colors give this quilt an exotic flavor. The pattern calls for a dozen fat eighths and a dozen fat quarters—a quick way to shrink that stash!

Rambling Rose quilt and table runner
“Rambling Rose.”
This coordinating wall quilt and table runner by Pat Sloan stars rosy pinks and reds—but it’s that background of scrappy creams that makes the roses pop. Did you notice Pat’s busy bees in the quilt border? Cute!

BONUS >>> “Planning” tips throughout will help you efficiently sort your stash.

Trade Winds quilt
“Trade Winds.”
You’ll need a rainbow-colored stash to make this quilt. (Raise your hand if you have one!) Choose a variety of light, medium, and dark prints; let the border fabric you choose be your color guide.

See more Slash Your Stash quilts (for plaids, neutrals, pastels, ORANGE!) >

So go on, embrace your SABLE syndrome. You’re among friends who understand. But every once in awhile, Slash Your Stash—after all, you need to make room for the new!

What’s the size of your stash: small, medium, large, or [you choose the adjective]? Tell us in the comments!

Simple Applique


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