Our favorite day of the month is here again: Wish List Day! Get a peek at new books coming from Martingale in May—tell us which one is your favorite book and you could win it!
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Quilting icon Jo Morton is back with more exquisite little quilts that have only been available to her devoted club members—until now! Gorgeous styled photography captures 15 quilts reminiscent of days gone by, while close-up photos reveal every scrappy choice Jo makes so you can follow her lead. Get oodles of ideas for displaying small quilts, along with Jo’s favorite techniques for making small quilts—the voice of experience when it comes to working with smaller pieces. You’ll be inspired to start right away with Jo’s wise approach to quiltmaking: if you want to make them all, make them small!
>>>Also see: Jo’s Little Favorites
A Little Something
Cute-as-Can-Be Patterns for Wool Stitchery
Roseann Meehan Kermes
Transform bits of wool and thread into “a little something” to show off and share! These hand-sewn treats are oh-so sweet—if you’ve ever wanted to try wool appliqué, this happy little book is the perfect place to begin. Easily portable projects make it a cinch to sew whenever you have a few precious moments. You’ll fall in love with Roseann’s petite, practical designs, including a sewing kit, coasters, a jewelry bag, pincushions—even a satchel for your cell phone! And if you’re looking for great gift ideas that are quick to make, you’ll find oodles inside. A section on wool-appliqué essentials gives you all the confidence you’ll need to stitch every adorable project in the book—and most can be finished in a weekend or an afternoon.
From A Little Something
Just Be Claus
24 Jolly Holiday Embroideries
Stitch up a holly-jolly Christmas where Santa is the star! If you loved Robin’s Snow Happy bluework embroidery, you’re in for a treat when you see what she’s done with Mr. Claus! Transform your holiday home into Santa’s village with delightful Santa motifs in classic redwork embroidery. Easy-to-make projects include wall hangings, pillows, ornaments, kitchen linens, and a joyful quilt starring six of Robin’s one-of-a-kind Santa stitcheries. Learn Robin’s transfer methods, finishing techniques, and clever tips for making your embroidery look flawless (even on the back). Believe in these Santas—they’ll bring a whole new magic to your holiday!
>>>Also see: Snow Happy
Best-selling knitting author Jen Lucas is back to share more stunning stitches! Jen chose seven of her all-time favorite stitch patterns; then she designed three different wraps highlighting each stitch pattern in all its stunning glory. Choose from 21 projects in a variety of yarn weights, from fingering weight to bulky, and knit every style of wrap: shawls, scarves, cowls, a poncho, a hooded scarf, a Mobius scarf, and more. Jen’s wraps make wonderful gifts—one size fits all—and they’re so luxe, you’ll feel like royalty when you wear them.
From Stunning Stitches
>>>Also see: Cozy Stash-Busting Knits
So, which new book would make your May marvelous? 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.