Wish List Day! Whatnots, wool, and wonderful embroidery (+ giveaway!)

It’s gonna be an awesome day—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in May. Tell us which new release is your favorite at the end of this post and you could win it!

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Simple WhatnotsSimple Whatnots
A Batch of Satisfyingly Scrappy Little Quilts
Kim Diehl

Small, scrappy, heartfelt, and happy—Kim Diehl is back on a splendidly small scale! Kim’s little quilts have three big benefits: they’re scrap friendly, they’re quick to finish, and they’re as cute as can be. Choose from 18 petite quilts in Kim’s signature style (five are all-new; 13 were a part of Kim’s Simple Whatnots Club). Learn streamlined techniques for precise piecing, invisible machine appliqué, and wool appliqué. Use completed projects as wall quilts and table toppers, or follow Kim’s lead and display projects in other creative ways. And, as always, Kim shares her “Extra Snippet” sewing tips throughout so that YOU can become a better quilter . . . little by little!

Check out a “little” more from Kim’s latest book >


Stitches from the YuletideStitches from the Yuletide
Hand Embroidery to Celebrate the Season

Kathy Schmitz

Celebrate the charms of the season with exquisite embroidery from best-selling author Kathy Schmitz! You’ll find spectacular embroidered winter scenes inspired by classic motifs, delightful hand-drawn sketches, and beautiful watercolor paintings in page after page of elegant designs.

Create a pillow, tea towels, wall art, ornaments, and more, all perfect for decorating and gift giving. Motifs range from jolly snowmen to frolicking reindeer. Kathy’s signature birds and bunnies also make a special appearance—they’ll inspire you to start some of the season’s best stitching!

Start stitching for the year’s most magical season >


Pure & SimplePure & Simple
17 Primitive Projects Inspired by the Seasons
Maggie Bonanomi

Maggie’s designs will charm you—as all things do when they’re handmade and from the heart! Follow this celebrated maker on a creative journey inspired by a simpler time. In her world, hand-drawn patterns and hand-dyed wool combine with artful motifs and casual stitches. The result is a collection of primitive projects that are a delight to make, use, and enjoy. No fancy skills to learn, no expensive tools to buy: a needle, thread, and wool are all you need to begin. Create pillows, runners and toppers, wall art, and more to warm up any nook or cranny.

Simply fun to stitch—see more from Maggie >


Elegant EmbroideryElegant Embroidery
Reiko Mori

The latest book from Stitch Publications opens the door to the artful world of Japanese master embroiderer Reiko Mori, whose incredible work embodies charm, grace, and true elegance. More than 40 motifs are grouped into enchanting vignettes to mix and match, and you can feature them in 11 projects, including totes, fabric-covered boxes, and more. Learn 16 embroidery stitches to create designs for holidays, seasons, and everyday occasions. Themed chapters include flower, marine, and Christmas collections, as well as an assortment of Ms. Mori’s signature black-on-linen designs.

See more from this captivating embroidery collection >


Which book above would make your May extra 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.


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