Wish list day! Pat Sloan, precuts, and Civil War patchwork (+ giveaway!)

Yay yay yay, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in August—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it!

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Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Make My First QuiltPat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt
A How-To Book for All You Need to Know
Pat Sloan



Want to learn how to quilt—or help someone who wants to learn? Pat Sloan’s made quilting a lifelong passion for thousands of her students by showing them the ropes, and she’ll do the same for you (or your wanna-be quilter friends!). From essential tools, sewing-machine advice, and common quilting terms to rotary cutting, machine sewing, and quilt-top assembly, Pat’s included all the tips and tricks that her newbie students love. Learn to sew nine classic quilt blocks; then use those blocks in nine beautiful projects that you’ll be proud to show off. More than 140 photos make learning easy—and Pat’s you-can-do-it style of teaching makes it fun!

From Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Make My First Quilt
Beginner-friendly projects from
Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt

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Piece and Quilt with PrecutsPiece and Quilt with Precuts
11 Quilts • 18 Machine Quilting Designs • Start-to-Finish Success!
Christa Watson



Stumped whenever you read “quilt as desired”? Be baffled no more! Christa Watson (author of the best sellers Machine Quilting with Style and coauthor of The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting) has all you need to start—and finishevery striking quilt in her latest book. First, choose from 11 fresh quilt patterns that rely on speed-it-up precut fabrics. Then, let Christa walk you step-by-step through exactly how to quilt your quilt, using one of 18 quilting designs provided for walking-foot or free-motion quilting. Ready to make your own machine-quilting choices? Mix and match Christa’s quilt patterns (or any quilt pattern) with any of the machine-quilting motifs included. These quilts will never see the UFO pile—not when you’ve got Christa’s built-in finishing plans!

Squiggles quilt
Try simple squiggle quilting on this charm-pack-friendly Squiggles quilt

Spools quilt
Use every last bit of your precuts to make this cool Spools quilt; then machine quilt it with a combination of motifs from the book

See more of Christa’s start-to-finish quilts >


The Big Book of Civil War QuiltsThe Big Book of Civil War Quilts
58 Patterns for Reproduction-Fabric Lovers



Fans of Civil War quilts, this is THE book you’ve been waiting for! Packed with 58 patterns from popular designers, The Big Book of Civil War Quilts will inspire you to cut into your reproduction fabrics again and again. Let Kim Diehl, Carol Hopkins, Country Threads, Jo Morton, and many more inspire a lifetime of quilts that capture the traditional, vintage look and feel of days gone by. From minis to bed quilts, it simply doesn’t get bigger or better than this for lovers of quilts from the Civil War era.

From The Big Book of Civil War Quilts
Just four of 58 quilts from The Big Book of Civil War Quilts

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Which new book would make your August amazing? 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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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Betsy, who says:

“Civil war quilts. I love anything with history attached to it.”

We’ll email you about your prizes, Betsy—congratulations!

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