Wish List Day! Moda All-Stars, 4″ x 5″ blocks, free-motion 1-2-3 (+ giveaway!)

We’re back for our favorite day of the month: it’s Wish List Day! We can’t wait to show you sneak peeks of books coming from Martingale in March—tell us which one is your favorite book and you could win it!

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Moda All-Stars: Lucky Charm QuiltsModa All-Stars: Lucky Charm Quilts
17 Delightful Patterns for Precut 5″ Squares
Compiled by Lissa Alexander

Oh yes we did—you love the Moda All-Stars series of books so much, we’re publishing book #4! In Lucky Charm Quilts, you’ll find dazzling quilts from some of Moda’s most popular designers, all made with 5″ charm squares. Chapters are organized by how many charm packs to use: one, two, or three. And guess what? Each designer had to stick to one important rule: use at least 80% of the charm pack. So no worries about waste! Click here to see beautiful charm quilts from Laurie Simpson, Lisa Bongean, Jenny Doan, Pat Sloan, Jen Kingwell, and more—they’re magically delightful! 🍀

Prairie Nights quilt
Stitches from the Garden author Kathy Schmitz has *charmed* us with Prairie Nights, a quilt she designed for Lucky Charm Quilts. So dramatic and elegant!

Alex's Lemonade Stand FoundationAs with all our Moda All-Stars books, your purchase will make you a lucky charm for others. All royalties for the book will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.

See more charming quilts from the All-Stars >


The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block AnthologyThe 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology
182 Blocks for Reproduction Fabrics
Carol Hopkins and Linda M. Koenig

Coming soon: a decidedly different quilt-block book! Perfect for your reproduction fabrics, this timeless collection is packed with 180+ block designs in a size that makes them simply spectacular: 4″ x 5″. This 208-page, pattern-packed volume is based on blocks that started as a challenge in the authors’ Indiana quilt group: design 4″ × 5″ quilt blocks using reproduction fabrics in blue, black, red, and double pink. Boy did they meet the challenge! Pore over scrap-tastic fabric choices with a close-up photo of each block; then get inspired to set your blocks with several examples of magnificent sampler quilts. You’ll never run short of ideas for transforming the blocks from this stunning anthology into heirloom-worthy works of art.

Linda M. Koenig passed away shortly before this book went to press, saddening all of us who worked with her. Despite being ill, Linda, along with her good friend Carol Hopkins, put great effort into making this book a superb resource for lovers of reproduction fabrics and seekers of both classic and unusual block patterns. We’re grateful that she did.

Small Town Parade quilt
Small Town Parade pieced by Garnet Roesel and quilted by Lisa Ramsey

See all the blocks from the Anthology >


Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3
61 Designs to Finish Your Quilts with Flair
Lori Kennedy

If you need to fill up a quilt quickly—and you want the quilting to be as much a part of your quilt’s personality as your piecing—start here! Hang 61 free-motion designs on your quilting tool belt with help from quilting pro Lori Kennedy. Learn to quilt flowers, leaves, tiny houses, and SO many more of the whimsical motifs Lori is known for on your home sewing machine with step-by-step, close-up photography instead of illustrations—the photos make it easy to understand how each motif is created and how to reproduce it. A concealed spiral binding keeps your book flat as you learn, and Lori’s 12-step setup routine guarantees you’ll achieve success right from the start.

Sample page from Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3
Sample page from
Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

See more of Lori’s designs—easy as 1-2-3 >


So, which book would make your March marvelous? Tell us in the comments and you could win it! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck—and thanks for browsing our newest books today!

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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Nann, who says:

"They’re all appealing! But I think I’d like to try the 4″x 5″ Anthology."

We’ll email you about your prize, Nann—congratulations!

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