Best new quilt books? They’re coming in 2018! (sneak peek)

Cheers to the New Year!

As we turn the page on a new year, we celebrate the creativity of you, our customers, the loyalty of passionate book lovers, and the spirit that spurs all of us on to make things for those we love.

We know the gift-giving season is behind us, but we wanted to share just one more little gift with you—a sneak peek at books coming from Martingale in 2018. We hope you’re excited about them as we are!

A Cottage Garden
February: Kathy Cardiff brings her blossoming backyard garden to life in projects that blend elegant beauty with a touch of primitive charm. Wool lovers, this one’s for you!

Lunch-Hour Patchwork
Pack your lunch . . . and some stitching too! These perfectly portable patchwork projects can be completed in as little as an hour or over just a few lunch breaks. Lunch-time fun is served!

Moda All-Stars: Mini Charm Quilts
Eeny, meeny, mini, moe . . . small quilts are so fun to sew! The Moda All-Stars are back to charm you in many mini ways—each project uses one, two, or three packs of 2½" mini-charm squares.

Jo's Little Favorites III
Oh, Jo—we love you so! Enjoy 16 more exquisite little quilts previously available only to Jo’s devoted club members. Jo also invites you into her 1920s-era bungalow to share how she displays quilts in her home. What a treat!

Oh, Scrap!
Lissa Alexander has spent three decades honing her talents, and now you get to learn all her scrappy tricks. Your unique stash—and Lissa’s book—is all you need to make scrap quilts that sing in 2018.

More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3
No fancy machine needed, no PhD in quilting required—start free-motion quilting right away with this sequel to Lori Kennedy’s previous best seller. Sixty irresistibly fun motifs will get your machine whirring!

Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too
Gail’s sweet embroidery motifs feature bees and bunnies, houses and hearts, and her signature bird, leaf, and vine motifs. Learn just eight simple stitches to create any project in the book.

Simple Whatnots
Kim Diehl returns with a new collection of petite quilts that are scrap friendly, quick to finish, and as cute as can be. Kim Diehl fans won’t want to miss this one!

Stitches from the Yuletide
Celebrate the charms of the winter season with Kathy Schmitz’s spectacularly embroidered winter scenes, hand-drawn sketches, and beautiful watercolor paintings. Dreamy.

Pure and Simple
Celebrated maker Maggie Bonanomi will lead you on a creative journey with her hand-drawn patterns, hand-dyed wool, artful motifs, and casual stitches. A slow-sewing delight!

Whew—we say that’s a wonderful way to kick off the New Year!

Which book (or books!) do you predict will make its way into your sewing space this year? Tell us in the comments!


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