1. Must-have! Ultimate guide to wool appliqué and embroidery (+ big giveaway!)

    The definitive guide to wool appliqué and embroidery is here—introducing Wool, Needle & Thread by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings!

    You’ll love visiting Lisa Bongean’s private classroom again and again in Wool, Needle & Thread. Ditch the trial-and-error and learn, from Lisa’s decades of experience, how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery, and more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will help you master each technique down to the tiniest detail.

    Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you’ll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before.

    Lisa’s book is brimming with step-by-step photos, streamlined-stitching tricks, and professional finishing techniques—everything you need to know to stitch like a pro! We’re excited to have Lisa here as a guest writer to tell you more about her latest book with Martingale.


    It’s finally here! Wool, Needle & Thread: The Go-To Guide for Wool Stitchery is more than a book; it’s my life. This is my memoir of 20-plus years of stitching. I have lived these stitches, these techniques, and taught them to many eager students over decades. I wish I’d had this guide years ago, but that would not have been possible because it takes years of experience to be able to offer something like this with confidence, giving stitchers all you have.

    I can’t wait for you to have this book in your hands—to page through it and know that you’ll have it to reference again and again. The Martingale team has outdone themselves with the style of the book, capturing each movement of my needle with in-depth descriptions of what is happening as each stitch is formed. You’ll be in awe of how many photos there are of each of the main embroidery stitches to use on your wool-appliqué journey. The book is truly a work of love.


    Project: White Geraniums

    I believe that when you take a class, you cannot possibly remember everything that is presented. We can only absorb so much without being overwhelmed. But now my classes are at your fingertips in this book, and you can refer to the information whenever you need it.

    It’s time for me to stay closer to home and spend time with my family, especially my two grandbabies. That’s why it’s time for Wool, Needle & Thread. I know it will be impossible for me to stop teaching altogether, but I will be teaching less often. Thank you to all whom I’ve had the pleasure of teaching in person. I know I’ve seen many of you more than once in my workshops. I’m truly honored to have been one of your wool-appliqué teachers. Without you and your stitching successes, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to produce this book.


    Project: Autumn Table Mat

    I’d love for you to follow me on my blog and stay in touch on Instagram and Facebook, where you can show and share your projects! With this book, you’ll have everything you need, right in your hands, to accomplish any wool project!

    Time for me to get stitching . . . all the best to you on your stitching journey.

    P.S. If you wish to obtain a kit of any of the projects in the book, you can do so by visiting Primitive Gatherings online or by contacting me at my stores in Wisconsin and California.


    Thanks for sharing your new book with us, Lisa!

    We have an amazing giveaway that Lisa put together just for you to celebrate the release of Wool, Needle & Thread:

    To enter your name in our random drawing, tell us in the comments:

    What’s your level of wool-appliqué and embroidery expertise?

    • I’m new to both—I need Lisa’s book stat!
    • I’ve dabbled in both; Lisa’s book could take me to the next level.
    • I’ve been doing both for years, just like Lisa!

    We’ll choose a winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to dive in to wool appliqué and embroidery with Lisa, you can purchase the book at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free.


    860 comments (read all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  2. Easy patchwork takes the cake 🍰 The Moda All-Stars Mix It Up! (+ giveaway!)

    If you can sew a straight line, you can make every gorgeous quilt in this beautiful new book from the Moda All-Stars—no kidding!

    Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up!

    All you need is a pack of Moda’s Cake Mix Papers (for 10″ squares) or Moda’s Cupcake Mix Papers (for 5″ squares), a stack of fabrics, and Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up! Simply choose a pattern, and then:

    1. Sew on the dotted lines

    2. Cut on the solid lines

    3. Remove the easy-tear paper

    Moda's Cake Mix PapersAnd voilà, you’re on your way to beautiful quilt blocks!

    If you’ve always wanted to try Moda’s Cake Mix or Cupcake Mix Papers but didn’t know how to start OR if you love the look of triangles but not the fussy sewing, try mixing it up. It’s a recipe for success! The book includes step-by-step photos and tons of All-Star tips—perfect for beginners and pure joy for seasoned quilters.

    From Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up!

    Take a look at the quilting superstars you’ll be mixing it up with!

    Carrie Nelson • Susan Ache • Brigitte Heitland • Lynne Hagmeier
    Brenda Riddle • Janet Clare • Kristyne Czepuryk
    Betsy Chutchian • Anne Sutton • Sandy Klop • Lisa Bongean

    Corey Yoder • Laurie Simpson • Me and My Sister Designs

    Karla Eisenach • Sherri McConnell

    Check out how easy the papers are to use in this cute video from Moda:


    Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video online.


    Did you know? Thanks to your purchases, the “Moda All-Stars” series has generated more than $55,000 in donations to various charities. When you buy a copy of Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up!, you’ll be supporting Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization.


    A Mix It Up! Blog Hop

    Remember those all-star designers above? They’re gathering “Mix It Up” papers and their favorite fabrics for a fun blog hop about Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up! starting November 4. Prizes are in the mix too—stay tuned for the details, coming soon!

    And speaking of prizes . . . we’ve got lots to give away to THREE lucky winners TODAY!

    Our friends at Moda Fabrics sent along Layer Cakes, charm packs, Cake Mix Papers, and Cupcake Mix Papers to give away to you—here’s what winners will receive:

    —A Layer Cake and charm pack from one of these fabulous collections:

    • Harper’s Garden by Sherri & Chelsea
    • Sugarcreek by Corey Yoder

    —A Layer Cake and charm pack of Bella Solids

    —A copy of Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up!

    —A pack of Cake Mix Papers and Cupcake Mix Papers so that you can try out your mixing skills!

    Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up!To enter the random drawing, tell us in the comments:

    My favorite mix of colors in my quilts almost always includes . . .

    We’ll choose three random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to Mix It Up with the Moda All-Stars, you can purchase the book at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the digital edition for free.

    Comments are closed for this post.

    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are:

    Debra, who says, “I don’t have a favorite color or style. Primarily, I love fabric and prefer layer cakes because they include all of the colors and patterns in the collection in a versatile size.”

    Bonnie, who says, “I always include blue or green, my very favorite colors! The book looks fun – I would love to win a copy!”

    Carol, who says, “I would have to say Red.  I probably use it too often.”

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


    741 comments (read all)

  3. Fall fun or Halloween haunting? Sew to celebrate both! 12 ideas ahead 🍁🎃🍁

    Which is your favorite: the joys of the autumn season or a bit of Halloween hilarity? Either way, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve rounded up fun quilts and more to create, depending on what inspires you to sew during this time of year. But really, no need to choose—below are plenty of projects to keep your sewing machine humming until the Thanksgiving turkey is on the table!

    Pumpkins and leaves . . .

    Farmer's Stand quilt
    Farmer’s Stand from
    Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons

    Or tricks and treats?

    Trick or Treat
    Trick or Treat from
    All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan

    Table runners and place mats . . .

    First Frost Table Runner and Place Mats
    First Frost Table Runner and Place Mats
    from Simple Harvest by Kim Diehl

    Or flying creatures like owls and bats?

    Magnificent Magical Sampler Quilt
    Magnificent Magical Sampler from
    Spellbinding Quilts by Maaike Bakker

    Pumpkin picking and carving too . . .

    Pumpkin Maze
    Pumpkin Maze from
    Start with Strips by Susan Ache

    Or something that goes B-B-BOO?

    Things That Grin in the Night quilt
    Things that Grin in the Night from
    Simple Seasons by Kim Diehl

    Pretty patchwork in autumn hues:

    Autumn Patch quilt
    Autumn Patch Quilt from
    All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan

    Or jack-o’-lanterns as your muse?

    Pumpkin Head Whatnots
    Pumpkin Head Whatnots from
    All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan

    A gift to greet your autumn hosts:

    Acorn and Oak Leaf
    Acorn and Oak Leaf from
    Pure & Simple by Maggie Bonanomi

    Or a quilt that’s filled with witches and ghosts?

    Boo! quilt
    Boo! from
    Quilting for Joy by Teri Christopherson and Barbara Brandeburg

    A centerpiece everyone will adore:

    Rhubarb Crisp quilt
    Rhubarb Crisp by Jo Morton, from
    The Big Book of Table Toppers

    Or funny-faced pumpkins at your door?

    Jack Stack Door Hanger
    Jack Stack Door Hanger from
    Simple Harvest by Kim Diehl

    No matter which project you choose to make, we hope your entire season is great!

    What have you sewn more projects for so far: fall or Halloween? Tell us in the comments!


    31 comments (read all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  4. What a neat trick! 💡 3-at-a-time Nine Patch blocks

    From Civil War Legacies IIMaking Nine Patches from squares: easy.

    Making Nine Patches from long strips: easier.

    Making Nine Patches from long and short strips: easiest!

    Fun fact: The term “Nine Patch” refers to the tried-and-true quilt-block pattern, but did you know it also refers to an entire category of blocks? Any block that has seams that divide units equally into nine sections falls into the Nine Patch category. There are hundreds of variations, perhaps even thousands . . . and that’s why Nine Patch blocks just may be the most-made quilt block of all time.

    We were recently wowed by Vintage Legacies author Carol Hopkins and her fun trick for making three Nine Patch blocks at a time, all with the perfect amount of light squares and dark squares per block. Just wait until you see in the video below . . . this is clever!


     Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video online.

    Now that you know the secret, you can create any one of Carol’s gorgeous Nine Patch quilts using the same technique:

    Waterfalls quilt
    Waterfalls from
    Vintage Legacies

    Small Joys quilt
    Small Joys from
    Civil War Legacies II

    Edward's Quest quilt
    Edward’s Quest from
    Civil War Legacies

    Vintage LegaciesAnd like Carol says, don’t forget to save those strip-pieced scraps—perfect for extra-scrappy Nine Patch blocks!

    How do you typically piece Nine Patch blocks?

    • Square by square—oh-so scrappy!
    • I strip piece mine using long strips.
    • Just like Carol—it just doesn’t get any easier.
    • I’ve yet to make a Nine Patch block, but Carol’s how-to is on my to-do list!

    Tell us in the comments—and happy patching!


    89 comments (read all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  5. NEW! Civil War, fat quarters, hexagons, houses, and feed-sack fabrics (+ giveaway!)

    A Country's Call Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts The New Hexagon 2 Yoko Saito's I Love Houses Feed Sacks

    Welcome to Wish List Day at Stitch This! We’re SEW excited to introduce you to new Martingale books coming your way in November. Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book of the month at the end of this post!

    Subscribe to our blog and you’ll always be first to see new Martingale books, plus special sales, freebies, tutorials, and more.


    A Country's CallA Country’s Call
    Civil War Quilts and Stories of Unsung Heroines
    Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads

    Reach back in time and visit 14 heroines of the Civil War with the treasured design team of Country Threads. Then, create an array of beautiful quilts inspired by the stories of these courageous women. From a simple string quilt to spectacular scrap quilts bursting with hundreds of fabrics, each project captures the look of antique quilts from the era. Authentic photos and true accounts of Civil War history will draw in quilters and Civil War buffs alike.

    From A Country's Call

    See more from A Country’s Call >>>


    Fresh Fat-Quarter QuiltsFresh Fat-Quarter Quilts
    12 Projects for Your Favorite Fabrics
    Andy Knowlton

    How many fat quarters does it take to make a quilt: 6, 8, 10, 12, 14? The choice is yours! America’s favorite fabric cut gets a fun makeover in a dozen all-new patterns from popular blogger Andy Knowlton. Stars, pinwheels, arrows, and Churn Dashes are just a few of the classic motifs that get Andy’s fresh fat-quarter treatment. Easy-to-sew quilts will inspire quilters to break into those bundles, unfold their singles, or even cut yardage into 18″ x 22″ chunks of fabric to re-create her cheerful designs.

    From Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts

    See more from Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts >>>


    The New Hexagon 2The New Hexagon 2
    52 More Blocks to English Paper Piece
    Katja Marek

    Hexagons are as hot as ever—that’s why best-selling author Katja Marek is back with 52 new ways to play with the hexie shape! Using her efficient, accurate methods for English paper piecing, Katja shares streamlined how-to techniques such as basting with glue and using precut paper templates.

    Katja’s also expanded the possibilities by including a variety of block sizes. Fourteen blocks measure 12″ finished and 38 blocks measure 6″ finished, resulting in loads of design options. Five pretty projects will help you show off the blocks you create. Bonus: Quilters can look forward to a fun new online quilt-along based on the book in January 2020.

    From The New Hexagon 2

    See more from The New Hexagon 2 >>>


    Yoko Saito's I Love HousesYoko Saito’s I Love Houses
    Yoko Saito
    First English translation!

    Japanese master quilter Yoko Saito returns with an all-new collection of house projects to build and enjoy! Twenty bags, totes, purses, pouches, wall quilts, and more celebrate two sides of Ms. Saito’s work—her traditional patchwork roots and her fanciful appliqué creations.

    Create a city skyline, construct a tiny town, stitch and frame single dwellings, or appliqué a giant mushroom house owned by two little ladybugs—so many fresh ideas to savor. Inspired by her travels throughout Europe and the Scandinavian countries, Yoko Saito clearly feels right at home with houses—they reflect the warmth of the world around us.

    From Yoko Saito's I Love Houses

    See more from Yoko Saito’s I Love Houses >>>


    Feed SacksFeed Sacks
    The Colorful History of a Frugal Fabric
    Linzee Kull McCray

    Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feed sack, from plain cotton sacks to exuberantly patterned and colorful bags that were repurposed into frocks, aprons, and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the twentieth century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and color—and offer a welcome visit to the days of yesteryear. Patterns not included.

    From Feed Sacks

    See more from Feed Sacks >>>


    Which new book would make your November extra nice? 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.

    By the way . . . October’s new releases
    are available TODAY!

    Moda All-Stars: Mix It Up! Wool, Needle & Thread Patches of Stars Little Farmstead Living


    385 comments (read all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  6. Quick, easy, fun – CHARMS! New from Me & My Sister Designs (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Simple, quick, and oh-so charming—that’s the magic of ALL-NEW quilt patterns from Me and My Sister Designs!

    Third Time's a Charm

    The cute collection of seven make-in-a-weekend quilts in Third Time’s a Charm starts with charms, tempting little packs of 5″ fabric squares in different colors and prints. Projects are perfect for table toppers, wall hangings, baby quilts, and more. Each design is shown in three different colorways, making it easy for you to imagine using your favorite colors.

    Olivia quilt
    The Olivia pattern in three different colorways!

    Best of all? These patterns from the queens of quick-and-easy quilts can all be made in a weekend or less!

    From Third Time's a Charm


    Barbara Groves and Mary JacobsonDID YOU KNOW? Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson are sisters, quilt designers, and co-owners of Me and My Sister Designs. They’ve authored seven books with Martingale, are regular contributors to books in the “Moda All-Stars” series, and have designed numerous fabric lines for Moda Fabrics. Their quilt patterns have been featured in several national magazines, including American Patchwork & Quilting. You can follow their blog here, or follow them on Instagram or Facebook.


    Take a peek at all the quilts from Third Time’s a Charm in this quick sneak-peek video:


      Reading this post in email? Click here to view the video online.


    BOOK & FABRIC GIVEAWAY! Our pals at Moda Fabrics sent us not one, not two, but EIGHT charm packs from a variety of fun fabric lines from Me and My Sister Designs—and we’re giving them away to FOUR lucky winners along with a copy of Third Time’s a Charm!

    Each winner will receive TWO charm packs plus a book. Do you own prints or precuts from any of these fabric lines from Barb and Mary?

    Flower Sacks • Good Day
    Dot Dot BOO! • Amelia
    Spring Fever • Confetti!
    Ticklish • RED-iculously in Love!

    Third Time's a CharmTo add your name to the random drawing, tell us in the comments:

    How many charm packs do you currently own—or how many charm packs could you create from your stash (42 squares, 5″ each)?

    • 1 to 10
    • 11 to 20
    • 21 to 30
    • I’d rather not say 😂

    We’ll choose four random winners one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to add a little charm to your day right now, order Third Time’s a Charm at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook version for free.

    Comments are closed for this post.

    Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winners are:

    Kelly, who says, “I only own about 5 charm packs, but could probably create 30 more from all of the fat quarters I have!”

    Patricia, who says, “I have 1-10 and I would love to win the Third times A Charm book!”

    Renata, who says, “I do not own any charms packs.  How many could I create from yardage? quite a few.”

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


    777 comments (read all)

  7. Pretty patchwork + 8 out-of-the-box ideas for quilt blocks (+ giveaway!)

    Think beyond the quilt! Sew classic blocks into beautiful quilts; then feature the same block design in a variety of pretty accents and accessories. Perfectly Pretty Patchwork will show you how!

    Perfectly Pretty Patchwork

    Author Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty by Hand invites you to join her in making 16 captivating projects—eight quilts and eight fun accessories—including . . .

    An Irish Chain quilt with a pretty pillow to match:

    Irish Chain projects

    A Honeybee table topper with a sweet little tote:

    Honeybee projects

    A Dresden-inspired quilt and purse:

    Dresden Plate projects

    And five more pretty patchwork pairs.

    Never made totes, purses, or other dimensional items? No worries—Kristyne has packed Perfectly Pretty Patchwork with tips for those who are new to sewing dimensional items.

    We’re excited to have Kristyne as our guest writer to tell you about the inspiration behind her new book.


    Kristyne CzepurykI’ve been a quilter for 30+ years, but I’ve been a maker for even longer. I started sewing as a little girl, and then discovered quilting when I was 19. Quilting became my creative outlet for several years. But I accidentally wandered into a whole new world that combined patchwork and quilting with other sewing projects.

    It all started when my second baby was born and I wanted to make myself a pretty diaper bag. That turned into more bags, smaller pouches with zippers, and all sorts of dimensional sewing projects made with patchwork.

    For well over a decade now, I’ve spent a lot of time employing my quilting skills to make things other than quilts. I wrote Perfectly Pretty Patchwork as an invitation to quilters and sewists to rethink their exceptional talents with fabric and thread, and to consider interesting ways to exercise their creativity by making something other than a quilt.

    From Perfectly Pretty Patchwork

    The book features eight traditional patchwork motifs, including Flying Geese, Irish Chain, Baskets, and Mill and Stars, and shows how these timeless, beautiful designs can be used in both a quilt AND a dimensional project.

    From Perfectly Pretty PatchworkDon’t get me wrong, I love quilts. They are a lovely combination of functionality and beauty. Each quilt is an expression of the maker’s design aesthetic, talent, and personality. But there’s something appealing about smaller objects that really captures my imagination and drives my desire to create. Perhaps it’s because I’ve always been attracted to small things. Perhaps it has something to do with the time required to make something smaller. I’ve gifted many small patchwork objects because they’re quick to make and more affordable to construct than a large quilt. Small projects satisfy my need to play with fabric and to choose from an endless library of patchwork designs to suit my mood and creativity.

    Mill and Stars
    Mill and Stars

    If you’re looking to branch outside the realm of quiltmaking, Perfectly Pretty Patchwork has a lot of inspiration and technical information to help you cross that bridge like I did. Try a pillow cover to enhance your home decor, zippered pouches to store everything from notions to makeup, a tote to carry portable sewing projects or beach-reading material, pincushions to adorn your work space, needle books to organize your tools, and simple quilt blocks that will become a piece of art in your home. I’m sure you’ll find something that sparks your imagination and desire to make something out of patchwork that is, well, perfectly pretty!

    See more from Perfectly Pretty Patchwork >>>


    What can your pair of hands create? This beautiful project collection will inspire you to discover just that!

    Perfectly Pretty PatchworkWe have a copy of Perfectly Pretty Patchwork to give away to one lucky winner today! Will it be you? You’ve got to enter to find out! To add your name to the random drawing, tell us in the comments:

    What kinds of dimensional items have you sewn before?

    • Totes, purses, and other bags
    • Pincushions!
    • Needle books and other sewing keepers
    • Quilts only—so far!

    We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to start sewing with Kristyne, order Perfectly Pretty Patchwork at our website and we’ll send you a link to download the eBook for FREE.

    Comments are closed for this post.

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

    “I’ve made everything on your list, bags and pincushions are my favorites as they take so little time compared to to a quilt, although I love quilts.”

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


    353 comments (read all)

  8. It’s a Yoko Saito kind of day . . .

    When you want to take a little time from your busy day and dream about fabric, color, pattern, design, and whatever else floats your creative boat, there are a lot of quilters we all look to. But Japanese master quilt artist Yoko Saito uniquely inspires us all. Her quilts are magnificent, her bags are astonishing, and everything she creates carries an air of sophistication and elegance.

    From Yoko Saito through the Years
    Close up of Nantucket Baskets, from
    Yoko Saito through the Years

    Satomi Funamoto, Yoko Saito, and Priscilla KnobleWe had the privilege of meeting Ms. Saito (center, with friend and business associate Satomi Funamoto, left, and translator/owner of Stitch Publications, Priscilla Knoble, right) when she visited the United States in the fall of 2017. She was gracious and approachable, spending most of her time with her translator so her fans could talk to her, and she to them. Small in stature and wearing a quiet smile, she greeted each quilter, bowing to accept their kind (sometimes gushing) words about her work.

    Imagine how excited we were when Ms. Saito allowed us to videotape her as she demonstrated how she pieces and appliqués by hand. We captured four videos, which are now on our Youtube channel. Watch Ms. Saito piecing Log-Cabin blocks by hand, making hand-appliquéd houses, creating slim (and we mean slim) appliquéd vines, and demonstrating her lightning-fast running stitch.

    Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts

    Her latest book, Yoko Saito’s Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts, features 25 enchanting projects, from small, simple pieced and appliquéd pouches . . .

    Half-Square-Triangle Mini Pouch and Little Bird Mini Pouch
    Half-Square-Triangle Mini Pouch and Little Bird Mini Pouch

    . . . to a grand two-color, geometric-style quilt:

    Geometric Wall Hanging
    Geometric Wall Hanging

    The breathtaking bags in the book reveal some of Ms. Saito’s favorite things—nature:

    Wheat Harvest Single-Handle Bag
    Wheat Harvest Single-Handle Bag

    Birds:

    Heart & Bird Project Basket
    Heart & Bird Project Basket

    And animals—which, with Ms. Saito’s interpretations, always inspire a smile:

    Card Cases
    Card Cases

    Yes, it’s a Yoko Saito kind of day.

    Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & QuiltsIf you’re ever in need of time to relax, dream, and recharge your creative batteries—whether you have just a bit of down time on a lunch break or an entire day to yourself—may we invite you to make it a Yoko Saito day? Her work will inspire you, her methods will teach you, and her books will allow you to slow down and reignite your creativity, over and over again.

    See more books from Yoko Saito here.

    Which Yoko Saito book would you love to own (or which books do you already own)? Tell us in the comments.


    54 comments (read all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  9. Semiannual Warehouse Sale: $10 “BIG BOOK” Blowout (+ $7 Block Busters!)

    Our “BIG BOOKS” are packed with inspiration from some of today’s most popular designers, all for just pennies per pattern. Don’t miss your chance to stock up on select BIG BOOKS below through Monday, September 23—ONLY $10 EACH!


    BONUS!

    When your purchase totals $40 or more, we’ll pay for your shipping in the USA!*


    $10 “BIG BOOK” BLOWOUT!

     

    Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics
    64 projects for your precuts
    The Big Book of Baby Quilts
    An abundance of 87 adorable quilts
    The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts
    77 projects for your precious scraps
    The Big Book of Nickel Quilts
    Showcase 5″ squares in 40 timeless quilts

    The Big Book of Crochet Stitches
    350 stitches, from easy to advanced
    .
    .
    The Big Book of Little Amigurumi
    72 soft little stuffies for play and display
    .
    .
    The Big Book of Knitted Monsters
    20 little monsters to knit, stuff, and adore

    BLOCK-BUSTING books
    on sale too—ONLY $7 EACH!

    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Log Cabins
    An iconic block reimagined
    by today’s top designers
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Churn Dashes
    Classic Churn Dash like
    you’ve never seen it before!
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love House Blocks
    Explore the variety and
    versatility of House blocks

    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Nine Patches
    Discover all the things you
    can do with a classic!
    Block-Buster Quilts: I Love Star Blocks
    16 sparkling projects
    featuring favorite Star blocks
    The 4" x 5" Quilt-Block Anthology
    Gather your repros for 182
    magnificent 4″ x 5″ blocks


    Quiltfolk Issue 11: Southern CaliforniaSpecial Offer from our friends at Quiltfolk!

    Grab your print copy of the (ad-free!) Southern California issue of Quiltfolk for just $22.00! When you do, you’ll be one of the FIRST people to receive an exclusive invitation to download a FREE 90-PAGE DIGITAL QUILTFOLK EXPLORER MAGAZINE that features a surprise international location. Explore a foreign city and its quilting community for FREE!

    ADD QUILTFOLK TO YOUR ORDER NOW

    We’ll ship the Southern California issue of Quiltfolk to you now; as soon as the
    digital edition of Quiltfolk Explorer is ready, we’ll send you a link to download it.


    *Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. Quantities limited to stock on hand. Note that 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 top notch—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


    1 comment (read all)

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  10. Semiannual warehouse sale: spotlight on reproduction quilts (grab these $7 books!)

    Reproduction-fabric fans, don’t miss this chance to steal a deal on the inspiring books below—just $7 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!

    👶 (And don’t miss our $7 baby-quilt books below too!) 👶


    BONUS!

    When your purchase totals $40 or more, we’ll pay for your shipping in the USA!*


    Vintage Style

    Civil War Remembered
    From star design
    team Country Threads
    Civil War Legacies IV
    Small, spectacular
    quilts where every
    scrap can shine
    French Farmhouse
    Add a little vintage
    French flair to your home
    Pure & Simple
    Primitive projects
    to make and enjoy
    .

    Civil War Legacies II
    Smaller quilts ideal
    for your repro scraps
    .
    19th-Century Patchwork Divas' Treasury of Quilts
    Dramatic traditional
    quilts from the Divas
    .
    Remembering the Past
    New and antique
    versions of stunning quilts
    Preserving History
    Spanning the late
    1800s through the 1930s

    Something old—vintage quilts—and something new: babies!

    Sew Sweet Baby Quilts
    Cute dimensional elements
    for wee ones to explore
    Cute Quilts for Kids
    Functional, fun—sure to be
    loved for years to come!
    Welcome Baby
    9 go-to patterns for adorable baby quilts

    .
    .
    .

    The Flying Sewing Machine
    Take kids to a magical land
    where everyone sews!
    Crochet a Zoo
    Crochet one or two or an
    entire zoo
    Huggable Amigurumi
    18 adorable animals with
    sweet personalities


    Quiltfolk Issue 11: Southern CaliforniaSpecial Offer from our friends at Quiltfolk!

    Grab your copy of the (ad-free!) Southern California issue of Quiltfolk for just $22.00! When you do, you’ll be one of the FIRST people to receive an exclusive invitation to download a FREE 90-PAGE DIGITAL QUILTFOLK EXPLORER MAGAZINE that features a surprise international location. Explore a foreign city and its quilting community for FREE!

    ADD QUILTFOLK TO YOUR ORDER NOW

    As soon as the digital edition of Quiltfolk Explorer is ready,
    we’ll send you a link to download it.


    *Free shipping to USA only. All sales are final. Quantities limited to stock on hand. Note that 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 top notch—your books will arrive as soon as humanly possible!)


    No comments yet

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *