Eleven-eleven flash sale! Top 11 books every quilter should own

Tomorrow is 11/11—and that got us thinking: what a fun excuse to put 11 of our must-have books on sale!

After all, the number 1 signifies a fresh start, but four number ones in a row? That’s REALLY starting fresh. And we like the sound of that!

That’s why today, we’re choosing our top 11 best learn-to-quilt books and putting them on sale this weekend for 40% off! These must-have books will teach how to quilt from first to last stitch, and they’re all from Martingale’s trusted, top-selling authors.

Are you a beginner? Or maybe you’ve got a knowledge hole in your quiltmaking tool belt that needs patching. Either way, take advantage of this weekend flash sale to stock up on skill-building books that will lead you to a fresh start. Reach a new level of quilty enlightenment on 11/11 and save 40% to boot! Hurry, offer ends November 12.


When you need to learn about tools, terms, choosing fabrics, rotary cutting, sewing, and pressing, trust Pat Sloan to get you up to speed! She’s taught thousands of newbies how to quilt and shown seasoned quilters tons of easier ways to sew.

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt for just $14.99 (eBook only $10.19) >>>


Want to be a better piecer—especially when it comes to points? Pat to the rescue again! Learn all about pointy piecing in her book Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles—you’ll discover 13 different techniques.

Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Sew Triangles for just $16.19 (eBook only $11.39) >>>


Got a case of appli-phobia? Kim Diehl wrote an entire book about appliqué just for you. Learn six different appliqué methods in Simple Appliqué—Kim’s special brand of “You can do it!” teaching and more than 85 photos will guide to toward conquering the “A” word. (Don’t forget to get yourself a pack of Kim Diehl’s Best Appliqué Freezer Paper too).

Simple Appliqué for just $13.79 (eBook only $8.99) >>>


Paper pieced before, but never been back for a second try? Solve the mysteries of paper piecing with quilting pro Nancy Mahoney! She’ll guide you step by step through the basics and show you how fun paper piecing can be.

Learn to Paper Piece for just $11.39 (eBook only $8.39) >>>


If the popularity of English Paper Piecing has made you curious about the technique, now’s the time to jump on the EPP bandwagon! The New Hexagon contains 52 English paper pieced blocks, and best-selling author Katja Marek will walk you through the steps to make them. Join one of Katja’s quilt-alongs on Facebook—you’ll be hooked!

The New Hexagon for just $16.19 (eBook only $11.39) >>>


Looking for block-by-block inspiration? Pick up one (or all three) of these favorite block books on sale—you’ll find a lifetime’s worth of inspiration inside!

Get The 4″ x 5″ Quilt-Block Anthology for just $17.99 (eBook only $11.99) >>>
Get The Splendid Sampler for just $16.79 (eBook only $11.99) >>>
Get 501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks for just $17.97 (eBook only $11.97) >>>


With a book from our “Big Book” series, you’ll have patterns at the ready whenever the urge to quilt comes on. Cut from your stash or play with precuts as you enjoy a whopping 77 patterns from well-known designers, including Kim Diehl, Kim Brackett, Amy Ellis, Country Threads, Joanna Figueroa, and many more.

The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts for just $17.99 (eBook only $11.99) >>>


Why quilt by check when you can learn to quilt at home on your own machine? Beginners can start with Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt; more confident machine quilters will enjoy 501 Quilting Motifs, chock-full of fun motifs to try.

Get Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Machine Quilt for just $16.19 (eBook only $11.39) >>>
Get 501 Quilting Motifs (softcover version) for just $11.99 (eBook only $8.99) >>>

There it is, our top 11 must-haves for every quilter, just in time for 11/11!

Which skills do you need to brush up on—or do you have a friend or family member who wants to learn to quilt? Tell us in the comments (and be sure to forward this post to your newbie buddies today!).







15 Comments (leave a comment)

  • I’ve been quilting for a little over six years now, and there are still books here I’d love to have! Sending the link to my family for Christmas shopping ideas. Paper piecing, triangles, applique…the block collections and pattern books….yes, please!

    What a great idea, Heather – thanks for sharing with us AND your family! –Jenny

    —Heather V on November 10, 2017
  • I love Pat Sloan’s books–have 2 or 3–and I’ve been quilting for a number of years, but I’d still like to get her machine quilting one. Pat always has some great tips. I like the previous commenter’s idea about Christmas presents. 🙂

    —Carol Kussart on November 10, 2017
  • I have the Big Book of Scrappy Quilts. I love it. I have already made 3 or 4 of them and will make more. I need to brush up on paper piecing but it is so slow. This winter I plan to master free motion quilting. I love your books. 🙂

    Love your plan for the coming season, Kay – sounds fun, and so glad you’re enjoying your "BIG" book! –Jenny

    —Kay Menefee on November 10, 2017
  • I have every book listed, you might say I’m a big fan of Martingale. Do I need more books? No, probably not. There are certain designers, Kim Diehl for one, who when I see a new book by her I have to add it to my collection. So as I continue to try and use up my stash I will continue to delight in the books from Martingale.

    We love hearing that, BeeGee – you just made our Friday! 🙂 –Jenny

    —BeeGee on November 10, 2017
  • I’m going to my local quilt shop for a review of the feet and features of my machine – THAT’S how basic my skills are!

    —bookboxer on November 10, 2017
  • what is that quilt on the top right of the blog page…love it.

    Hi Jennine, that is the Holiday Inn quilt from Jo Morton’s book, Jo’s Little Favorites II. It is a beauty, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for your question! –Jenny

    —jennine on November 10, 2017
  • I need to brush up on my walking foot quiltin skills. I love quilting that way!

    —JoAnne T. on November 10, 2017
  • I have been quilting for several years now, catching up on my lists of patterns to try. Now I must learn to quilt on my trusty machine. Pat’s "teach me to quilt" might help and "501 Motifs".

    —Althea Klosterman on November 10, 2017
  • I need to brush up on applique by machine.

    —Frances Claassens on November 10, 2017
  • I have a daughter who wants to learn to quilt!

    —Lee on November 11, 2017
  • Wow! You always have the most wonderful books! I’m always looking for books to learn new skills. The Hexagon book and the Paper piecing book would be unique additions to my library! Thank you for sharing all these wonderful books!

    —Kathy in IN on November 11, 2017
  • As a beginner, I need to "brush up" (or simply learn) most of the above techniques. What a lifesaver this batch of books would be to me!!

    —Teri Gailey on November 11, 2017
  • These books are such eye candy!

    —Carrolyn v on November 13, 2017
  • I would most likely start with. Lassis Patcheork. It is so easy to add rows of classic designs with all the additional rows.

    —Judi R on November 13, 2017
  • paper piecing is my need to work on .

    —shirley marvin on November 17, 2017

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