Favorites of 2015: slow-sewing pick of the year


Karen SoltysAs the content director at Martingale, it’s hard to pick a favorite among all the books we publish each year. I literally get to read every word in every book and see every project in person. (Yeah, that’s a pretty cool benefit of the job!) But this year one book I was especially looking forward to is finally available—Primitive Style: Folk-Art and Other Finery by Jenifer Gaston.

I’m both a quilter and a rug hooker, so I have a closet full of wool as well as cotton fabric. And I’m looking forward to putting some of it to use in two of my favorite projects from this book.
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Flower Vines table runner

I think the Flower Vines table runner, which combines easy patchwork and wool appliqué, will be beautiful on my dining table.
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Resting Place pillow

And the Resting Place pillow will be quick to whip up over our holiday break. I have a DVR full of unseen episodes, so my plan is to perch myself on the sofa, put my feet up, and stitch away on this cheerful bird. I’m pretty sure he’ll make me think of spring during our dark winter days.

Join me, won’t you? I’m pretty sure you deserve a break from all the holiday hubbub. Why not spend some time relaxing with a needle and thread and a good book like Primitive Style!
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