1. ⏰ Semiannual warehouse sale spotlight: books by theme (FINAL DAY!)

    What’s your favorite way to create? With wool or embroidery? Do you love making Christmas quilts or baby quilts? Check out the fun themes below and get inspired to sew with them in mind—all these books are just $6 each for ONE MORE DAY!

    Visit this link to browse all 90+ books on sale!

    Embroidery

    Just Be Claus
    Just Be Claus

    Ho-ho-how you’ll love Santa in redwork!
    Patchwork Loves Embroidery
    Patchwork Loves Embroidery

    Sweet embroidery plus patchwork too

    Stitch a Little Love
    From
    Patchwork Loves Embroidery

    Wool

    A Little Something
    A Little Something

    A bright, fresh twist on woolly wonders
    A Cottage Garden
    A Cottage Garden

    A garden of wool-appliqué flowers

    x

    Stitches to Savor 2019 Calendar
    Stitches to Savor 2019 Calendar

    Sue’s latest wall calendar—full of wool!
    Primitive Style
    Primitive Style

    15 pretty primitive quilts and more

    From Primitive Style
    From
    Primitive Style

    Baby Quilts

    Welcome Baby
    Welcome Baby

    Quick quilts to finish before the due date
    Cute Quilts for Kids
    Cute Quilts for Kids

    Say I love you with a super-cute quilt!

    Baby Bliss
    Baby Bliss

    Kim Diehl and Pat Wys sew for Baby
    Sew Sweet Baby Quilts
    Sew Sweet Baby Quilts

    Dimensional quilts babies will love

    From Sew Sweet Baby Quilts
    From
    Sew Sweet Baby Quilts

    Christmas Projects

    Season's Greetings
    Season’s Greetings

    An embroidered and
    appliquéd Christmas
    Christmas Is Coming
    Christmas Is Coming

    Timeless motifs in
    15 festive quilts

    Simply Modern Christmas
    Simply Modern Christmas

    14 fresh quilts for the holidays
    'Tis the Season
    Tis the Season

    Fun, cute quilts with a folk-art flair

    From 'Tis the Season
    From
    ’Tis the Season

    Small Quilts

    Top Your Table
    Top Your Table

    10 table accents to brighten any room
    Table Toppers
    Table Toppers

    A dozen designs from Fons & Porter

    Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again
    Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again

    23 small, skinny row quilts from
    the Moda All-Stars
    Small Wonders
    Small Wonders

    Tiny treasures to
    embroider and appliqué

    From Small Wonders
    From
    Small Wonders

    Seasonal Quilts

    Here Comes Winter
    Here Comes Winter

    A sleigh full of fun, festive projects
    Here Comes Spring
    Here Comes Spring

    Ring in spring with 15 pretty designs

    Here Comes Spring
    From
    Here Comes Spring

    LAST CHANCE to snag select books in our “Big Book” series for just six bucks each!

    The Big Book of Strip Quilts The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts The Big Book of Civil War Quilts
    The Big Book of Knitted Monsters The Big Book of Knit Stitches

    LAST CHANCE to indulge your creative side with the beautiful, hardcover coffee-table books below—a steal at $12.00 each!

    Hardcover coffee-table books on sale!

    We hope you were able to steal some sweet deals during our sale—
    THANK YOU to all who placed an order with us. Happy stitching!


    Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. Quantities limited to stock on hand. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  2. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on block books (did you miss these $6 gems?)

    You can never have too many quilt-block patterns to play with! Stock up on the block books below during our Semiannual Warehouse sale—only $6 each through Monday!

    Visit this link to browse all 90+ books on sale!

     

    The Splendid Sampler
    The Splendid Sampler
    100 blocks from a community
    of quilters
    Sleigh Bells
    Sleigh Bells
    Festive fun in a
    block-of-the-month format

    Sleigh Bells
    Sampler quilt from
    Sleigh Bells

    Think Big
    Think Big
    Beautiful quilts from
    BIG 18″ blocks!
    x
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Churn Dashes
    Block-Buster Quilts:
    I Love Churn Dashes

    A beloved quilt block
    gets 15 fun makeovers

    Summer Dash quilt
    Summer Dash from
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Churn Dashes

    Irish Chain Quilts
    Irish Chain Quilts
    Contemporary twists on a classic
    Crazy at the Cabin
    Crazy at the Cabin
    Learn crazy piecing block by block

    Wish upon a (Crazy) Star quilt
    Wish upon a (Crazy) Star from
    Crazy at the Cabin

    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love House Blocks
    Block-Buster Quilts:
    I Love House Blocks

    A neighborhood of abodes,
    dwellings, and homesteads
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches
    Block-Buster Quilts:
    I Love Nine Patches

    16 nifty twists on
    an all-time favorite

    Old Nine quilt
    Old Nine from
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches

    Did you see we have select titles in our “Big Book” series on sale for $6.00 too? Get ’em while they’re still at this amazing discount!

    The Big Book of Strip Quilts The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts The Big Book of Civil War Quilts
    The Big Book of Knitted Monsters The Big Book of Knit Stitches

    And remember to pick yourself up a beautiful coffee-table book—select hardcover books are on sale for $12.00 each (65% off!) through March 18:

    Hardcover coffee-table books on sale!

    Have you shopped our warehouse sale? Tell us which block-based books you scored in the comments!


    Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. Quantities limited to stock on hand. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  3. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on sewing (did you miss these $6 books?)

    Today we’ve curated a list of $6 books packed with fabulously fun things to sew—bags, pillows, runners, needle books, pouches, purses, and the like! If you’ve never used your quiltmaking skills as a springboard for sewing, now’s the time to give it a go—grab all the fun books below for $6 each through March 18!

    Browse all $6 books at this link—make sure you didn’t miss any!


    Simple, Fun & Quickly Done
    Simple, Fun &
    Quickly Done

    17 stitch-in-a-weekend
    sewing projects
    Super Cute Paper Piecing
    Super Cute
    Paper Piecing

    Learn to paper piece with
    10 adorable designs

    Summer Fruit Coasters
    Summer Fruit Coasters from
    Super Cute Paper Piecing


    Cottage-Style Charm
    Cottage-Style Charm

    10 heartwarming projects
    in red and white
    x
    Patchwork Loves Embroidery
    Patchwork Loves
    Embroidery

    15 sweet projects
    (plus a little patchwork)

    Redwork Tote
    Redwork Tote from
    Patchwork Loves Embroidery


    Sew This and That!
    Sew This and That!

    Easy bags, runners,
    pillows—fun and done!
    Make It, Take It
    Make It, Take It

    Perfect for quilt retreaters
    (and their friends!)

    Double Scissor Keeper
    Double Scissor Keeper from
    Make It, Take It


    Seasons Greetings
    Season’s Greetings

    Holiday stitcheries for
    decorating and giving
    Baby Bliss
    Baby Bliss

    Cute, colorful &
    grandma approved!

    Stardust baby quilt
    Stardust Baby Quilt from
    Baby Bliss


    JUST CHECKING . . . Have you picked up Kim Diehl’s gorgeous Simple Reflections journal at the incredible price of just $6.00? Get one for yourself and every quilty friend you know—the journal makes a perfect gift for them, any time of year!

    Simple Reflections

    AND REMEMBER . . .  Pick up a beautiful coffee-table book too—the books below are on sale for ONLY $12.00 each (that’s 65% off or more!). The time to indulge is dwindling!

    Visit this link to see all 90+ books in our
    semiannual warehouse sale—
    ONLY $6 EACH through Monday, March 18!

     Have you shopped our warehouse sale yet? Tell us which sewing books you scored in the comments!


    Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. Quantities limited to stock on hand. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  4. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on techniques (did you miss these $6 books?)

    Try some out-of-the-box fun with our beautiful, handy how-to books! Each one below is on sale for just SIX BUCKS—they’ll teach you new tricks you can whip out whenever you want. Isn’t it nice to have creative options?

    VISIT THIS LINK to see all 90+ books on sale for just $6.00 each!

    MACHINE QUILTING

    Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt
    Pat Sloan’s Teach Me
    to Machine Quilt

    Step-by-step lessons
    + 9 projects
    501 Quilting Motifs
    501 Quilting Motifs

    How-to + 501 motifs
    in 9 categories
    x

    Cherry Pie quilt
    Cherry Pie from
    Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt

    ENGLISH PAPER PIECING

    English Paper Piecing
    English Paper Piecing

    Twelve inspiring quilt
    patterns for EPP
    English Paper Piecing II
    English Paper Piecing II

    More from Vicki of
    Bloom Creek Quilts

    Cabin Flowers quilt
    Cabin Flowers from
    English Paper Piecing

    STRIPPY QUILTS

    Sew, Slice, Spin & Sash
    Sew, Slice, Spin & Sash

    Piece most quilt tops in
    just a few hours!
    x
    Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts
    Twist-and-Turn
    Bargello Quilts

    Strip-pieced designs that
    wave, twist, and curve

    Cosmic Twist bargello quilt
    Cosmic Twist from
    Twist-and-Turn Bargello Quilts


    Did you see we have select titles in our “Big Book” series on sale for $6.00 too? Get ’em while they’re still at this amazing discount!

    The Big Book of Strip Quilts The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts The Big Book of Civil War Quilts
    The Big Book of Knitted Monsters The Big Book of Knit Stitches

    And remember to pick yourself up a beautiful coffee-table book—they’re all on sale for $12.00 each (65% off!) through March 18:

    Hardcover coffee-table books on sale!

    Have you shopped our warehouse sale? Tell us which technique books you scored in the comments!


    Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. Quantities limited to stock on hand. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  5. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on scraps (did you miss these $6 books?)

    Scrap savers, don’t miss this chance to steal a deal on the scrap-friendly quilt books below—just $6 each!—filled with patterns that’ll give you the inspiration and the how-to you need to make something beautiful out of all those fabric bits you’ve lovingly saved.

    Visit this link to see all 90+ books in our semiannual warehouse sale!

    Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again
    Moda All-Stars:
    All in a Row Again

    Little rows of fun—
    perfect for scraps!
    The Splendid Sampler
    The Splendid Sampler

    100 ways to use your
    scrap savings
    x

    Tricolor Stars quilt
    Tricolor Stars from
    Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again


    Scrappy & Happy Quilts
    Scrappy & Happy Quilts

    13 easy two- and three-color
    quilts
    Stash Statement
    Stash Statement

    A plan + room to play
    (watch the video)

    Petunia Patch quilt
    Petunia Patch from
    Scrappy & Happy Quilts


    Moda All-Stars: Scraps Made Simple
    Moda All-Stars:
    Scraps Made Simple

    15 Moda designers take
    scrappy to the next level
    Scrap-Basket Beauties
    Scrap-Basket Beauties

    Stunning scrap quilts
    from simple strips
    x

    Old School quilt
    Old School from
    Moda All-Stars: Scraps Made Simple


    Stash Lab
    Stash Lab

    Simple solutions for scrap quilts
    Little Gems
    Little Gems

    Tiny paper-pieced treasures

    Serenity quilt
    Serenity from
    Little Gems


    Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen
    Scrap Quilts Fit
    for a Queen

    Dazzling scrappy quilts
    from lap to king
    x
    All-Time Favorite Scrap Quilts from That Patchwork Place
    All-Time Favorite
    Scrap Quilts from
    That Patchwork Place®

    18 stunning quilts featuring
    plentiful stashes

    Ohio Star and Courthouse Steps quilt
    Ohio Star and Courthouse Steps from
    Scrap Quilts Fit for a Queen


    HERE’S ANOTHER EXTRAORDINARY DEAL!

    Swooned over our exquisite coffee-table books? The time has come to treat yo’ self!

    Get any of these four color-splashed and photo-packed hardcover books for just $12 each—that’s at least 65% off the retail price!

    Coffee-table books on sale!

    Buy them as gifts or buy them just for you. Now’s the time to indulge—at this limited-time price, you can!

    Visit this link to see all 90+ books
    in our semiannual warehouse sale—
    ONLY $6 EACH through Monday, March 18!

    Have you shopped our warehouse sale yet? Tell us which books you chose in the comments!


    *Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  6. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on reproduction quilts (did you miss these $6 books?)

    Reproduction-fabric fans, don’t miss this chance to steal a deal on the inspiring books below—just $6 each! They’re filled with patterns that’ll give you the inspiration and the how-to you need to make beautiful use of all the repros you’ve been collecting!

    Civil War Legacies II
    Civil War Legacies II

    Smaller quilts ideal for your scraps
    x
    The Big Book of Civil War Quilts
    The Big Book of
    Civil War Quilts

    58 patterns—only 10 cents each!

    Lizzie's Tents quilt
    Lizzie’s Tents
    from Civil War Legacies II


    Remembering the Past
    Remembering the Past

    New and antique versions
    of stunning quilts
    Preserving History
    Preserving History

    Spanning the late 1800s
    through the 1930s

    Quilts from Preserving History
    From
    Preserving History


    Candy Store and More
    Candy Store and More
    Inspired by antique patterns
    discovered in old newspapers
    19th-Century Patchwork Divas' Treasury of Quilts
    19th-Century Patchwork
    Divas’ Treasury of Quilts

    Dramatic quilts from the divas

    Star Crossed quilt
    Star Crossed from
    19th-Century Patchwork Divas’ Treasury of Quilts


    But wait—we’ve got
    ANOTHER EXTRAORDINARY DEAL!

    If you’ve ever swooned over our exquisite coffee-table books, now’s the time to treat yourself!

    Get any of these four color-splashed and photo-packed hardcover books for just $12 each—that’s at least 65% off the retail price!

    Coffee-table books on sale!

    Buy them as gifts or buy them just for you. Now’s the time to indulge—at this limited-time price, you can!

    Visit this link to see all 90+ books
    in our semiannual warehouse sale—
    ONLY $6 EACH through Monday, March 18!

    Have you shopped our warehouse sale yet? Tell us which books you chose in the comments!


    *Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  7. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on precuts (did you miss these $6 books?)

    What’s your favorite fabric cut? Don’t pass up the chance to steal a deal on the precut-friendly books below—just $6 each!—filled with patterns that’ll give your fat quarters, squares, and strips a lovely place to call home.


    Do you stash: CHARM SQUARES?

    Sew Charming
    Sew Charming
    For your charming
    5″ x 5″ packs
    x
    Back to Charm School
    Back to Charm School
    More charmers from
    Country Threads
    x
    Country Threads Goes to Charm School
    Country Threads Goes
    to Charm School
    Even more charmers from
    Country Threads!

    Vintage Hourglass and Four Patch quilt
    Vintage Hourglass and Four Patch from
    Sew Charming


    Do you stash: FAT QUARTERS, JELLY ROLLS, AND LAYER CAKES?

    Easy Layer-Cake Quilts
    Easy Layer-Cake Quilts
    From Me and My Sister Designs
    The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts
    The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts
    66 patterns—only nine cents each!

    Fat-Quarter Quickies
    Fat-Quarter Quickies
    From the Teacher’s Pet
    x
    x
    Moda All-Stars: Scraps Made Simple
    Moda All-Stars:
    Scraps Made Simple
    15 Moda designers take
    precuts to the next level

    Late Bloomers quilt
    Late Bloomers by Kim Diehl, from
    The Big Book of Fat-Quarter Quilts


    Do you stash: A HODGEPODGE OF PRECUTS?

    One Bundle of Fun
    One Bundle of Fun
    Jelly Rolls, fat quarters,
    and Layer Cakes
    Piece and Quilt with Precuts
    Piece and Quilt with Precuts
    5″ and 10″ squares, 2 ½″ strips,
    and fat quarters

    Seems Like Scrappy
    Seems Like Scrappy
    Fat quarters, fat eighths,
    5″ and 10″ squares, and
    Jelly Rolls
    Another Bite of Schnibbles
    Another Bite of Schnibbles
    Charms and Layer Cakes
    x
    x

    Wayfarer quilt
    Wayfarer from
    Seems Like Scrappy

    Visit this link to see all 90+ books in our
    semiannual warehouse sale—
    ONLY $6 EACH through Monday, March 18!

    Have you shopped our warehouse sale yet? Tell us which books you scored in the comments!


    *Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  8. 📚 Whoo-hoo, it’s back! Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale starts TODAY 📚


    Our save-a-bundle Semi-Annual Warehouse Sale starts
    right now—you’ve just GOT to steal these deals!

    We’re celebrating our blogiversary—1,489 posts, 271,723 comments, and SEVEN years of blogging—with our BIG semi-annual sale! Add select books to your shopping cart at ShopMartingale.com for only $6 each. Choose from 90+ titles featuring the inspiring beauty and quality instruction you love in Martingale books.

    Browse the featured books below OR visit this link to see ALL discounted books. But don’t delay—quantities are limited and we can’t guarantee that we won’t run out of stock during this epic sale!

    BONUS: When your purchase totals $40 or more, we’ll pay for your shipping* in the USA! Take a look at just a few of the books on sale through March 18, while supplies last:

    $6 quilting books: SEW MUCH to choose from!

    More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 Moda All-Stars: All in a Row Again Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt The Big Book of Civil War Quilts

    Scrappy & Happy Quilts Super Cute Paper Piecing Cotton Way Classics The Splendid Sampler

    The Big Book of Strip Quilts A Cottage Garden Small Wonders Sleigh Bells



    $6 sewing books: start your (sewing-machine) engines!

    Simple, Fun & Quickly Done A Little Something Just Be Claus Patchwork Loves Embroidery


    $6 knitting books: start a new project (or a new hobby)!

    Knitter's Know-How The Big Book of Knit Stitches 50 Yards of Fun Knitted Scarves


    $6 crochet books: hook the day away!

    Cuddly Crochet Crochet a Zoo Crochet Pink



    HAVE FUN SHOPPING—AND STITCHING!


    *Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. eBooks are NOT included with the purchase of print books for the duration of the sale. Due to order volume, processing may take up to 15 days. (But our shipping department is the bomb—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


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  9. A new quilt-along 🤗 Join us to make a mini sampler quilt!

    When Sheryl Johnson’s first book, Temecula Quilt Company: Quirky Little Quilts was released, I was so excited. This book is totally my jam. It has quilts made from reproduction fabrics. Quilts that have a make-do quality. Quilts that are all little. Just what I loved about the antique quilts that first inspired me to start quilting.

    Below is the first pattern I’ve made from Sheryl’s book. It’s called Indiana Indigo:

    Sheryl's Indiana Indigo quilt Karen's Indiana Indigo quilt
    Sheryl’s version of Indiana Indigo on the left and my version on the right, from
    Quirky Little Quilts

    I made my version of the quilt top on a Saturday afternoon, and the following weekend I machine quilted it and attached the binding. That’s my kind of quilting—fun to make but doesn’t require a huge time commitment!


    Choosing fabrics and getting ready to cut; switching my old rotary blade for a fresh OLFA Endurance blade for this quilt!


    Pressing my Four Patches


    The final layout and my finished quilt top

    Indiana Indigo quilt
    My finished quilt: fun and done!

    While we publish many quilting books each year at Martingale, books that offer new techniques, new ideas, and new designs to suit all tastes and skill levels, Quirky Little Quilts really spoke to me. That’s why, after making my first project from the book, I knew I wanted to make another.

    Joyful Jumble quilt
    Another fun quilt from the book: Joyful Jumble

    Rather than sewing alone, I thought it would be fun to host a quilt-along—and you’re invited! Don’t worry; this won’t require lots of time. And it won’t last all year. In fact, we’re going to make the quilt on the cover of the book, Shoofly Sampler, starting on Monday, March 25, and we’ll be finished by the end of April.

    Shoofly Sampler quilt
    Join us to make Sheryl’s Shoofly Sampler quilt

    Each week for four weeks, we’ll make four or five of one type of block. The quilt features Nine Patches, Shoofly blocks, Birds in the Air, and Old Favorite blocks. Because all the blocks are just 3″ finished, the seams are short and sewing time will be quick!

    If you want to join the fun but don’t yet own a copy of Quirky Little Quilts, you have 17 days to get your copy, pick out some scraps from your stash—or heck, treat yourself to some new fabrics. You only need small amounts for the blocks. And if reproduction fabrics aren’t your favorite, make the pattern using fabrics you love. One of our staff members will be using Corey Yoder’s Strawberry Jam collection (see right) for Moda—light and fresh colors!

    T is for Temecula quilt
    A favorite on social media: T is for Temecula

    Each week, those of us at Martingale who are making this quilt will post photos of our progress on Facebook and Instagram. And yes, even Quirky Little Quilts author Sheryl Johnson will be joining in and making a whole new version of her Shoofly Sampler. I can’t wait to see what fabrics she uses!

    The week of April 22, we’ll finish up the project by joining the blocks into our quilt tops, which coincidentally, just happens to be the start of National Craft Book Week! (More on that coming soon . . .)

    Temecula Quilt Company - Quirky LIttle QuiltsSo, here’s what you need to do to join Martingale’s mini-sampler quilt-along:

    1. Buy a copy of Temecula Quilt Company: Quirky Little Quilts wherever quilt books are sold (when you purchase the book at our website, we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free).

    2. Dig into your stash and choose your fabrics.

    3. Get ready to sew starting March 25.

    Be sure to use the hashtag #QuirkyLittleQuiltsQAL when you post about your progress on Facebook and Instagram so we can see, swoon, and share!

    Are you inspired to sew a “quirky” little quilt with us?

    • Yes—I’ll be there with you on March 25!
    • I hope to—sounds like a wonderful way to carve out some sewing time.
    • Not sure yet—but it sounds like a lot of fun!

    Tell us in the comments—and if you’ve made up your mind to join us, we’ll see you on Instagram and Facebook soon!


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  10. Celebrate each season by stitching – with Pat Sloan! (+ big giveaway!)

    We can’t think of a better way to greet each season than with treasured designer Pat Sloan leading the way!

    Pat Sloan's Celebrate the Seasons

    Pat’s clear instructions and encouraging “You can do it!” attitude make the collection of seasonal projects in Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons a snap to create. Choose from 13 simple patchwork and appliqué projects for:

    Hello, Spring quilt
    Spring:
    stitch a bouquet of scrap-happy tulips

    Summer Sky pillow
    Summer:
    make a pillow in sky blues and sunny yellows

    Farmer's Stand wall quilt
    Fall:
    harvest a fun pumpkin wall quilt

    Nordic Dreams quilt and wall hanging
    Winter:
    get cozy with a Nordic-style snowflake quilt

    Each season offers something special to celebrate—and Pat’s easy-to-make projects will help you to welcome each turn of the calendar page. We asked Pat a few questions about her books, her design process, and what’s inspiring her right now. Read on for her answers!


    Stitch This!: You’ve written four books for your “Teach Me” series and two books in the “Splendid Sampler” series with coauthor Jane Davidson—all in the span of four years! What inspired you to write Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons?

    Pat SloanPat: I love decorating for the seasons. I think it’s in my blood. As you can read in the introduction to the book, I got the seasonal decorating gene from my Granny. What’s fun for me is to have quilts and other handmade projects that are not seasonal for the base of my decorating. Then I change out pillows, small quilts, and table runners each season to freshen up the look of my rooms. I also put holiday projects out for a short time.

    ST!: What’s your designing process like—do you draft a pattern first or gather fabrics first? Do you draw ideas on paper or use a computer?

    Pat: Generally I start with a theme for my quilts. When writing a book, I take that theme and decide how many projects there will be and the sizes of projects I’ll want to design. Then I start writing ideas before I sketch. After a bit of sketching, I go to the computer to design.

    Summer Nest wall quilt
    Summer Nest

    ST!: What’s the most important part of the designing process for you, and what’s the most fun?

    Pat: Cutting up the fabric and seeing how it looks in the quilt. That’s the exciting part!

    ST!: What’s your favorite season to sew for?

    Pat: I think that might be spring! Because spring is all about new beginnings. Deep in winter I start craving spring fabrics, spring images, spring flowers—they make me happy!

    Twirling Tulips place mats
    Twirling Tulips Place Mats

    ST!: What’s inspiring you right now?

    Pat: I’m inspired by the sun coming out, a warm-enough-to-walk day in March, and the tiny crocuses coming up in Virginia! I’m also working on some hexagon flowers and teaching myself to cross-stitch. Lately I’ve been inspired by clean lines and less clutter. I’m looking to repaint my living room and dining room so they’re lighter and brighter. I’ve had them a cozy chocolate brown for a lot of years and I’m ready for a change.

    ST!: What’s on your sewing table right now?

    Pat: I’m making Tulip blocks from Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons in different colors. And I’ve got a "Splendid Sampler" embroidery block of mine on the ironing board.


    Pat’s sewing space


    That purply polka-dot tulip!
    💜

    ST!: What’s your #1 tip for beginning quilters?

    Pat: It’s only fabric, and your machine is a lot tougher than you think it is, wink! People are so afraid of messing up the fabric or messing up their machine. There is a lot of fabric in the world, so cut it up and sew. You learn by actually making things. Pick up my “Teach Me” series of books and work through the lessons.

    Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Make My First Quilt Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Sew Triangles Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Applique
    Books in Pat’s “Teach Me” series

    Pat is so generous that to celebrate her new book, she reached out to her industry friends to put together this amazing giveaway!


    Let’s break down this awesome collection of goodies, shall we? Clockwise from top:

    Connecting Threads sent two pairs of Sew Great scissors, three adorably quilty enamel pins, and a beautiful bundle of Tesselations fabric!

    Precision Quilting Tools sent a 17″ x 24″ sized 100% Felted Wool Ironing Mat that retains heat—when you iron your fabric, it’s like ironing from both sides at the same time!

    American Patchwork & Quilting sent the latest issues of American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilts and More, and Quilt Sampler magazines, plus a fun tote to keep them in!

    Schmetz sent a Grabbit Bobbin Saver, a Grabbit Magnetic Pincushion, Schmetz sewing-machine needles in four sizes, and a handy pocket guide to sewing-machine needles!

    And of course, we’re adding a copy of Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons—signed by Pat herself!

    Pat Sloan's Celebrate the Seasons

    To win the prizes above plus a copy of Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons, tell us in the comments:

    Pat Sloan's Celebrate the SeasonsWhat season do you most like to sew for?

    We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck to everyone! And if you’d like to start your seasonal sewing with Pat today (spring projects, anyone!?), you can order the book at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free.

    Join Pat for more sewing fun, more giveaways, and more book reveals on her blog tour!

    Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons
    Blog Tour schedule, March 6-8


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

    “Winter is my favorite season to sew and quilt in. It’s cold and when I hand quilt, the quilt keeps me nice and cozy as I quilt.”

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


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