1. Wish List Day! Kansas, turnabouts, and a Civil War love story (+giveaway!)

    Welcome back to Wish List Day—we’re excited to introduce you to Martingale’s May 2019 new releases with today’s special sneak peek! Keep track of your favorite new books 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.


    Prairie LifeKansas Troubles Quilters
    Prairie Life

    Patchwork Quilts, Runners & More
    Lynne Boster Hagmeier

    Make quick quilts and love them lots—that’s living the prairie life! Lynne’s Layered Patchwork method eliminates many of the pitfalls of traditional piecing, including tricky points, mismatched seams, and bulky seam allowances. The simple technique—cutting shapes and topstitching them to a base fabric—helps you get to the finish line fast. Projects hold up wonderfully, wash after wash! With these gorgeous quilt, runner, and pillow designs, you can infuse home and hearth with the prairie-life look. Sew projects two ways—some are made with Layered Patchwork and some with traditional piecing.

    From Prairie Life

    DID YOU KNOW? Lynne was a social worker in her first life! Together Lynne and her husband Robert run Kansas Troubles Quilt Shop in Bennington, Kansas. Downtime is spent relaxing with their six kids and nine grandkids. Visit Lynne’s website: KTQuilts.com.

    Tabletop TurnaboutsTabletop Turnabouts
    2-for-1 Small Quilts for Your Home
    Jan Patek

    “Turnabouts” are darling little quilts that do double duty. Drape them over items to see two delightfully different sides! One end of each 12″ x 24″ quilt shows off a single block, while the opposite end features a four-block arrangement. Simply turn the quilts this way or that to suit the scene. Jan’s charming quilts feature a happy blend of seasonal and everyday motifs to display. And the appliqué? Jan’s carefree folk-art style embraces imperfection, inviting you to just have fun—on the double!

    From Tabletop Turnabouts

    DID YOU KNOW? Jan’s been designing primitive folk-art quilts for more than 25 years. She also designs fabric for Moda Fabrics and she hosts her own Youtube channel focused on needle-turn appliqué tutorials. What a busy lady! Visit Jan’s blog at JanPatek.blogspot.com.

    Quilts of Love and ValorQuilts of Love and Valor
    Reproduction Quilts and an Authentic Civil War Love Story
    Becky A. Wright

    Inspired by the touching real-life letters of Jacob and Emeline Ritner, a husband and wife separated by the Civil War, quilter Becky A. Wright has designed quilts to pair with the captivating stories the couple shared. Life on the battlefield, struggles on the home front, and love maintained through nearly four years of separation are captured in 11 antique-style designs. Authentic excerpts from Jacob and Emeline’s letters shed light on the inspiration behind each quilt and give you a taste of what life was like for everyday people during the Civil War.

    From Quilts of Love and Valor

    DID YOU KNOW? Becky A. Wright learned to sew at age four from her grandmother, using scraps to make doll clothes by hand. She’s given presentations on textiles and quilts of the Civil War in her home state of Iowa, throughout the Midwest, and as far away as Maine and Florida. Visit Becky’s blog: TheCivilWarQuilter.blogspot.com.

    Which new book above would make your May marvelous? Name it in the comments and you could win it when the book is released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

    And by the way . . . April books are available NOW!

    Countdown to Christmas Changing Seasons Stitched from the Heart



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  2. 📹 New video: bullion knot stitch step by step with Serena Boffa Soda

    In January we shared this post showing how Small Wonders author Serena Boffa Soda uses embroidery to create adorable details in her tiny textile landscapes:

    From Small Wonders

    Those falling leaves, those soaring birds . . . those itty-bitty pumpkins!

    Bullion stitchWe were lucky to meet Serena when she came to the United States, all the way from Italy, to attend Quilt Market. She shared with us two of her favorite embroidery stitches: the colonial knot and the bullion stitch. She uses the colonial knot for her sheep and foliage (watch her how-to video here) and the bullion stitch for her sweet pumpkins (right).

    Here’s Serena to show you how easy it is to embroider cute ’lil pumpkins just like she does with her bullion stitch embroidery tutorial:


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    Now that you know the bullion knot stitch step by step, you’re ready to step into Serena’s teensy world for a “little” embroidery fun:

    Four Seasons Dream Wall Hanging
    Four Seasons Dream Wall Hanging

    My Blessings Table Topper
    My Blessings Table Topper

    The Simple Life Table Runner
    The Simple Life Table Runner

    Small WondersOnly basic sewing and embroidery skills are needed to make the projects in Small Wonders, and Serena’s packed these pages with how-to for every step (so you don’t need to sweat the small stuff!). As you stitch you’ll learn what Serena knows to be true: it’s the little things that make all the difference.

    Out of the simple techniques Serena uses in Small Wonders, which is your favorite to do?

    • Embroidery
    • Fusible appliqué
    • English paper piecing
    • Patchwork

    Tell us your answer in the comments!


    Quilt-Along Roundup, Week #1

    Are you sewing with us during the Quirky Little Quilts Quilt-Along? Here’s a look at what participants have been up to this week! (Browse participant’s Instagram posts here.)

    Win this fabric from Marcus Fabrics!Everyone’s Shoofly blocks are taking flight!

    If you’re sewing with us, be sure to use the hashtag #QuirkyLittleQuiltsQAL so everyone can see your progress. When you post using the hashtag you’ll be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a pretty bundle of Sheryl Johnson’s fabrics from Marcus Fabrics (right). Winners will also receive five books of your choice from Martingale—and it’s not too late to get started! Get your copy of Quirky Little Quilts, sew up your Shoofly blocks, and post them on Instagram or Facebook—we can’t wait to see how your blocks turn out!


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  3. Make mesmerizing bargello quilts 😍 with strip-piecing ease (+ giveaway!)

    Bargello quilts are a perennial favorite of quilters worldwide—and Strip-Pieced Bargello will help you get the hang of making gorgeous quilts in this strippy style!

    Strip-Pieced Bargello

    So, how do you create a bargello quilt? Simply sew strips of fabric together, slice them, and arrange the strip-pieced units into mesmerizing swaths of movement and color. Even newcomers to bargello can achieve flawless results with the easy-to-follow charts included. Just wait until you find out author Judith’s Steele’s secret to success (hint: you DON’T have to be precise)—it’s like quilting by number!

    From Strip-Pieced Bargello

    Start with just 4 or as many as 24 fabrics to sew a table runner, wall hanging, tote, tree skirt, and larger quilts. Armed with Judith’s tips for making bargello designs accurately and her smart methods for staying organized, you’ll be ready to make your first—or your 21st!—bargello beauty.

    Here’s Judith to tell you more about her book—welcome to Stitch This!, Judith!


    Judith SteeleHi! I’m Judith and I design and make quilts in the most remote and sunny state capital city in the world—Perth in the state of Western Australia. We have beautiful beaches, unique flora and fauna, and gloriously wide vistas, all of which helped to inspire the projects in Strip-Pieced Bargello.

    If you’ve ever tried making anything bargello, you already know that the quilts may look complicated, but they’re easy to sew. In the book, all the sewing is done with straight seams. With detailed instructions and a chart to follow for every project, any complications you may have thought might trip you up just melt away.

    For beginners, there are three small projects to get started—a baby quilt, a table runner, and a tote bag—that teach the basic techniques needed to make bargello projects while creating lovely and useful items. After that, you’ll be ready to take on any of the larger projects in the book, all of which use the same basic techniques, just on a larger scale.

    Dreamland's Curtain bargello quilt
    Beginner baby quilt: Dreamland’s Curtain


    Autumn Leaves Bargello Table Runner
    Beginner table runner: Autumn Leaves

    Bargello Diamond Star Tote
    Beginner bag: Diamond Star Tote

    One bonus when making bargello projects is that they’re quite forgiving. If you find that the corners of the patches are a little bit off, just leave things as they are and keep sewing on. Due to the designs themselves and the optical illusions they create, it’s almost impossible to see the small imperfections that sometimes creep into our work.

    Dancing Butterflies bargello quilt
    Dancing Butterflies

    It was so much fun designing and making all these projects. I hope you enjoy gathering your fabrics and having a go at something a bit different. Then you can experience the joy of looking at your finished piece and knowing the satisfaction of a job well done.


    Strip-Pieced BargelloJudith, thank you for sharing your beautiful new book with everyone today!

    We’ve got a copy of Strip-Pieced Bargello to give away to one lucky winner! To enter your name into the drawing, tell us in the comments:

    Have you made a Bargello quilt—or how long has a Bargello quilt been on your wanna-make-one list?

    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 feeling inspired to make a bargello beauty come to life ASAP, purchase Strip-Pieced Bargello at our website and you can instantly download the eBook for free.

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

    “Good evening… I’ve never really thought about making a Bargello style quilt, however, I do find them intriguing.”

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

     


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  4. Mini-sampler quilt-along starts today – come sew with us!

    It’s kickoff day for our Mini-Sampler Quilt-Along from Sheryl Johnson’s book Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts! 👏👏👏

    We’re thrilled that so many of you said that you’ll be joining us in this post and on Facebook and Instagram. Let’s get started!

    Temecula Quilt Company - Quirky Little QuiltsEach week through the end of April, we’ll be sharing pics of people’s progress on our Facebook and Instagram. And we invite you to share your pics too! Use the hashtag #QuirkyLittleQuiltsQAL when posting photos of your progress so everyone can see, swoon, and share. Including the hashtag will also automatically enter you into a random drawing for sweet fabric goodies from industry partners AND five books of your choice from Martingale!

    Here’s who will be quilting along with us:

    Sheryl Johnson, author of Temecula Quilt Company—Quirky Little Quilts
    Follow Sheryl: Blog | Facebook | Instagram (@temeculaquiltco)
    (Sheryl will be sharing several posts about the inspiration behind the quilts in her book—check out her first post here!)

    Karen Soltys, Content Director at Martingale
    Follow Martingale: Facebook | Instagram (@martingaletpp)

    Jennifer Keltner, Publisher and Chief Visionary Officer at Martingale
    Follow Jennifer: Instagram (@jkeltner)

    Susan Ache, author of Start with Strips and Countdown to Christmas
    Follow Susan: Instagram (@yardgrl60)

    Scott Hansen, contributing designer to The Splendid Sampler
    Follow Scott: Instagram (@bluenickelstudios)

    Beth Kovich, Author Liaison/Content Support Specialist at Martingale
    Follow Martingale: Facebook | Instagram (@martingaletpp)

    Laurie Baker, Acquisitions and Development Editor at Martingale
    Follow Laurie: Instagram (@quiltbaker)

    Shoofly Sampler quiltAnd here’s a schedule of the blocks we’ll be sewing each week (pick up a print book or eBook copy of Quirky Little Quilts to get the patterns on pages 40–45):

    • Week 1 (March 25–30): Shoofly blocks
    • Week 2 (March 31–April 6) Nine Patch blocks
    • Week 3 (April 7–13): Birds in the Air blocks
    • Week 4 (April 14–20): Old Favorite blocks
    • Week 5 (April 21–27): Finished quilts

    We’ll be sharing participants’ progress daily on Facebook and Instagram. And each Friday we’ll be sharing peeks at the quilt-along right here at Stitch This! But since this is kickoff day, let’s see how Martingale’s content director Karen Soltys is coming along with her Shoofly blocks!

    Fabric selection
    Karen says, “For a vintage feel, I started with some oldies but goodies from my fabric stash (the earliest selvage says 1997). Then I added in a few newer Jelly Roll strips.”

    Sewing units
    “Here’s a tip: when making half-square-triangle units, lay the sewn pieces with the light fabrics on the bottom. Press the top triangle open, and the seams will always be pressed toward the dark fabrics.”

    Half-square triangles
    “How cute are these tiny triangle squares? Each one finishes at just 1¼". But that means the seams are really short so the sewing goes quickly!”

    Shoofly blocks
    “Week one is done! Three little Shoofly blocks. They were so much fun, I wanted to keep going!”

    Do you have your copy of Quirky Little Quilts? Have you chosen your fabrics? Have you started sewing? Let us know in the comments; then grab your copy of the book, choose your fabrics, and get your sewing machine ready to quilt along with us!


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  5. Tips for pressing quilt blocks: to one side, open, or both? (video tutorial 📹 )

    From Oh, Scrap!In recent years there’s been an ongoing conversation in quilting circles about pressing. Which method is better—pressing seams to one side or pressing seams open—and why? It’s a pressing question! 😂

    Oh, Scrap! author Lissa Alexander knows a thing or two about pressing. After all, she made all of these amazing quilts:

    From Oh, Scrap!

    Her pressing preference? You might be surprised to learn that Lissa uses what she calls the “old-school” method of pressing to one side AND she presses seams open too. There’s a when and a why to her approach, and her explanation just might get you to rethink your pressing steps! Watch below for Lissa’s tips for pressing quilt blocks both ways:


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    Unit by unit, block by block—Lissa’s pressing tactics make a lot of sense for creating fantastically flat quilt tops!

    Use Lissa’s tips for pressing quilt blocks as you make her quilts from Oh, Scrap!, including:

    Firecrackers quilt
    Firecrackers

    Sherbet Stars quilt
    Sherbet Stars (Lissa shares tips for making her spectacular Lone Star blocks
    in this video)

    Awesomeland quilt
    Awesomeland

    See nine more gorgeous quilts from Oh, Scrap! >>>

    Oh, Scrap!So, how do you typically press your seams?

    • I press to one side.
    • I press seams open.
    • I do both like Lissa!

    Tell us in the comments—and if you’ve tried the wool pressing mat and bar that Lissa uses in the video, let us know what you think of them too!


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  6. Ready to roll? See 14 joyful Jelly Roll quilts from the Moda All-Stars (+ giveaway!)

    With seven best-selling books to date, the Moda All-Stars are on a roll!

    Moda All-Stars: On a Roll

    The famed designers are back with sparkling projects for irresistible Jelly Rolls, those coordinating 2½" strips of fabric that slash cutting time and speed up sewing time.

    From Moda All-Stars: On a Roll

    Let the good times roll with 14 quilt patterns created by favorite Moda designers, including Lisa Bongean, Betsy Chutchian, Joanna Figueroa, Sandy Klop, and Anne Sutton. From simple and classic to fresh and contemporary, you’ll find a beautiful quilt that will inspire you to get the ball rolling!


    School on WheelsDid you know? For all books in the “Moda All-Stars” series, the designers and team from Moda have donated their royalties to different charities. Royalties from the sale of Moda All-Stars: On a Roll will be donated to School on Wheels, a nonprofit organization that provides academic tutoring to children living in shelters, motels, cars, group foster homes, and on the streets in Southern California. Their goal is to help children achieve educational success so that they can break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.


    So, what’s the VERY FIRST THING the Moda All-Stars do when they’re ready to make a quilt with a Jelly Roll? We asked them!

    Sandy Klop jumps right in and starts sewing—she loves that there’s no need to press or cut.

    Lynne Hagmeier lays out all the strips to see the ratio of lights and darks and the mix of print sizes.

    Sherri McConnell unrolls the strips and separates them by color.

    Lisa Bongean unbundles and spray-starches each strip. (Curious why? More on that in this post!)

    What's the Commotion quilt
    What’s the Commotion by Lisa Bongean

    Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson of Me and My Sister Designs put on their pajama pants plus comfy, well-worn shirts and make sure to have Starbucks tea and a bag of chocolate-covered peanuts at the ready!

    Karla Eisenach cuts and pairs Jelly Roll pieces that coordinate before she starts sewing, so that she’s not left with all the same prints for the last few blocks or units.

    Brigitte Heitland picks randomly from her Jelly Roll strips, adjusting fabric combinations as she goes.

    Corey Yoder mixes her approach: some quilts are totally unplanned and scrappy, others are pieced with a little bit of a plan.

    Apricot Jelly quilt
    Apricot Jelly by Corey Yoder

    Stacy Iest Hsu unrolls and sorts by color to see what she has to work with.

    Linzee McCray is a fan of random—she love mixing up her strips!

    Janet Clare unrolls and admires all the strips, leaves them in a muddle, and goes from there.

    Anne Sutton begins by sorting all the strips by color.

    Rule the Roost quilt
    Rule the Roost by Anne Sutton

    Joanna Figueroa prefers to pet them rolled up—but if she has to unroll, she starts by arranging the strips into pairs.

    Betsy Chutchian uses a lint roller or packing tape to remove the fuzzy fluff from the edges; then she unrolls and presses each strip after spraying with starch.

    Mountain Climbing quilt
    Mountain Climbing by Betsy Chutchian

    Now that you know a few All-Star secrets for starting a Jelly Roll quilt, you’re all set to sew—but you’ll need Moda All-Stars: On a Roll AND a Jelly Roll first! Our pals at Moda Fabrics have got three of you covered: they sent us three sweet Jelly Rolls to give to three lucky winners today!

    One winner will receive the Roses & Chocolate Jelly Roll by Moda (top); one winner will snag the Circulus Jelly Roll designed by Jen Kingwell (center); and one winner will get the Woof Woof Jelly Roll designed by Stacy Iest Hsu—and all three winners will receive a copy of Moda All-Stars: On a Roll, of course!

    To enter the drawing, tell us in the comments:

    Moda All-Stars: On a RollWhat’s your favorite type of Jelly Roll?

    • One strip of everything, please!
    • Some repeats, so I have variety but fewer prints.
    • I love the single-color rolls—those I can work with!

    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 roll with the All-Stars right now, you can purchase Moda All-Stars: On a Roll at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.

    Comments are closed for this post.

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

    Darlene, who says, “I enjoy a roll with lots of color! Such a cute book!”

    Brenda, who says, “I love a strip of everything, but don’t mind getting doubles of a few, especially any solids or ‘read as solids’ that are included in the collection!”

    Kim, who says, “Oooo! A new Moda book. Can’t wait to get started. On all the new projects. YUMMY!”

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


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

    Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse sale has ended as of March 18, 2019. Our apologies to those who received our weekly digest and were sent posts about the sale in error.


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

    Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse sale has ended as of March 18, 2019. Our apologies to those who received our weekly digest and were sent posts about the sale in error.


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

    Martingale’s Semi-Annual Warehouse sale has ended as of March 18, 2019. Our apologies to those who received our weekly digest and were sent posts about the sale in error.


    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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  10. 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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