Wish List Day! BIG toppers, cottage style, fun and done (+ giveaway!)

It’s Wish List Day—our favorite day of the month—so get ready to start 2017 with a big BANG of creativity! Check out the new Martingale books coming to a shop near you in January; tell us your favorite book and you could win it!

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January-2017

The Big Book of Table ToppersThe Big Book of Table Toppers
Compiled by Karen M. Burns

It’s the 13th book in our “Big Book” series—and everyone who owns it is going to feel lucky! Choose from 56 topper projects (only 50 cents per pattern) to create for tables, walls, chairs, gifts . . . they’re so quick and fun and so easy to display. The book is divided into two sections—toppers and runners—and choices for sizes, styles, and techniques are through the roof. And then there’s the name-drop designer power! All of your favorites: Kim Diehl, Country Threads, Jo Morton, Me and My Sister Designs, Amy Ellis, and many more. Even better? Each design is featured in beautiful styled photography, a perk that’ll inspire you to sew, display, and decorate to your heart’s content.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more sneak peeks from the book; we’re counting down the days until the book’s release, starting today!

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See more from our latest "Big Book" >


Cottage-Style CharmCottage-Style Charm: Simply Sweet Designs to Quilt and Embroider
Natalie Bird

We went gaga over Natalie Bird’s designs when they arrived in our office. So charming, so whimsical, so sweet! Natalie’s captured the soft, fanciful look that Aussie designers create so effortlessly—and she’s done it all in romantic reds. Simple patchwork and appliqué blend with stitcheries and sayings that will tug at your heartstrings. What better way to kick off 2017 than with a new sewing project to make you smile? Easy embroidery stitches take just a few minutes to learn, and the tiny details that make Natalie’s work so endearing will delight you. They enchanted us!

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Cottage-Style Charm: how cute would that little bird pouch be as an earbud cozy?

See more tiny treasures from Cottage-Style Charm >


Simple, Fun and Quickly DoneSimple, Fun & Quickly Done: 18 Easy-to-Sew Table Runners, Bags, Pillows, and More
Terry Atkinson

When it comes to sewing, Terry has a philosophy we can all relate to: no one needs a hobby that adds more stress to life! That’s the spirit that guides her simple-to-sew designs, from toppers and pillows to quilts and bags. Both fun and functional, you’ll enjoy every minute of your sewing time with Terry’s expert instruction and can-do attitude. She’ll inspire you to master the zipper, the tote, and other dimensional projects—with her easygoing approach to learning, you can’t go wrong. When you want to have some sewing fun, make a beeline for this book: you’ll find yourself sewing just for the joy of it.

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Projects from
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Don’t miss the Bacon-and-Eggs Hot Pad (zero calories!) >


Which new book would make your January joyful? Tell us in the comments and you could win a copy of your favorite book in eBook form when it’s released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.

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