Wish List Day! Fat quarters, doodles, mending, and embroidery (+ giveaway!)

Welcome to Wish-List Day! We’ve got a fun sneak peek for you—a look at new books coming your way in June (including one from yours truly!). Keep track of the books you want by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below—then enter to win your favorite at the end of this post!

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Fat-Quarter FavoritesFat-Quarter Favorites
13 Eye-Catching Quilts You’ll Love to Make
Compiled by Karen M. Burns

Fat-quarter fans: start your sewing engines! Find fun ways to use more of your fat quarters in this all-new collection of fat-quarter-friendly designs. Take those fun little chunks of fabric in fantastic new directions, trying fresh spins on classic quilt blocks such as Jacob’s Ladder, Churn Dash, and Pinwheel. Or, take a page from nature’s design book and turn fat quarters into fabric flower gardens or sparkling stars. Dive into a variety of fun techniques, including traditional piecing and fusible appliqué. With today’s popular designers leading the way (including Melissa Corry, Sherri K. Falls, Roseann Kermes, Katja Marek, Peta Peace, and Christa Watson), it’s easier than ever to have fun with fat quarters!

From Fat-Quarter Favorites

See more fat-quarter faves >


180 More Doodle Quilting Designs180 More Doodle Quilting Designs
Free-Motion Ideas for Blocks, Borders, and Corners
Compiled by Karen M. Burns and Amelia Johanson

Doodle quilting has taken the quilt world by storm—and here are 180 more doodle designs at your fingertips! In this sequel to the best seller 180 Doodle Quilting Designs you’ll learn to free-motion quilt in three easy steps: trace a doodle, draw a doodle, and quilt a doodle with ease. Tracing and drawing help your eyes, hands, and muscles learn a motif. All three parts work together to create delightful doodles in thread! Design sets for blocks, borders, and corners include lines, waves, squiggles, loops, curves, pebbles, swirls, curls, feathers, flowers, and more, while an introductory section sets you up for success. There’s never been a better time to discover this fun way to machine quilt.

From 180 More Doodle Quilting Designs

A doodle a day keeps the UFOs away >


Visible MendingVisible Mending
Artful Stitchery to Repair and Refresh Your Favorite Things
Jenny Wilding Cardon

Rip in your jeans? Snag in a sweater? Tear in a tea towel? They all present an opportunity for one-of-a-kind creativity! With this fun introduction to unconventional mending techniques in a format that’s half how-to guide, half idea book, anyone can give worn and torn items new life. Start by learning hand-mending methods, including boro, embroidery, patching, and darning. Then rev up the sewing machine for fast mends that put the pedal to the metal. Even with a limited budget and not much time to spare, you can create eye-catching repairs with visible mending—35 examples and more than 150 photos make it easy to put your unique mark on everything you mend.

From Visible Mending

Repair it and wear it! See more >


Floral Motifs to EmbroiderFloral Motifs to Embroider
Reiko Mori

Visit an exquisite embroidered garden in this awe-inspiring book from Japanese master embroidery artist Reiko Mori. In seven chapters, Ms. Mori shares an abundance of motifs inspired by flowers, from delicate sprigs and bouquets to climbing vines and perching birds. Blossoms as showy as roses and as modest as dandelions become masterpieces under Ms. Mori’s hand. Themes within each chapter showcase each embroidered bloom. Delicate bridal accessories, precious teapots and teacups, a ballet slipper, and an astonishing floral alphabet are just a few of the elements embellished with elaborate floral embroidery. A guide to embroidery-floss colors, essential notions and tools, basic techniques, and a how-to library of embroidery stitches will help aspiring embroidery artists find success.

From Floral Motifs to Embroider

Take your embroidery to a whole new level >


Which book above would make you jump for joy in June? 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.


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