Question: what to do on my lunch hour? Answer: THIS 😍

Pack your lunch—and a project too—because the second book in our “Lunch-Hour” series is making its debut!

Lunch-Hour Patchwork

Ever said, “I wish I had time to sew that!”? The pretty (and pretty quick) designs in Lunch-Hour Patchwork make small, charming projects easily doable—so easy in fact, that you can stitch them during your lunch hour! Happy patchwork can be completed in as little as an hour or over just a few lunch breaks during the week.

Choose from pretty pillows:

Zig Zag Triangles Pillow
Zigzag Triangles Pillow by Jemima Flendt

Small quilts:

Bluebird Wall Hanging
Bluebird Wall Hanging by Sandra Clemons

Cute bags:

Star Block Tote
Star Block Tote by Melissa Mortenson

And more!

From Lunch-Hour Patchwork

All projects are beginner friendly, simple to start, and a breeze to finish. And if you’ve ever wanted to expand your sewing skills beyond quilting, Lunch-Hour Patchwork is the perfect place to begin.

Feel time-crunched or budget-strapped? Lunch-Hour Patchwork to the rescue! And speaking of budget-strapped . . . how about a FREE ONLINE BONUS PATTERN to try right now? Download Jacquelynne Steves’ Spring Meadow Table Runner right here:

Spring Meadow Table Runner
Spring Meadow Table Runner

Whether lunchtime is spent at the office, on the road, or right at home, now you can break up each busy day with some sublime stitching time!

Look what acquisitions and development editor Amelia Johanson (designer of this clever On-Point Picture Frame) made to cushion her sewing-room chair—the Sister’s Choice Table Topper from Lunch-Hour Patchwork, along with a little extra binding for the ties:

Perfect size, perfect polish

Amelia even hand-drew the steps to make the special tie binding—you can find them here on our Instagram. Another little freebie for you, because that’s just how we roll.

More free? Yep! We’re giving away a free copy of Lunch-Hour Patchwork to one random winner today! To enter your name in the drawing, tell us:

Lunch-Hour PatchworkWhat’s a favorite quick-patchwork project you like to make?

  • Small quilts and runners
  • Totes and bags
  • Wristlets, clutches, and such

We’ll choose one winner a week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to happily stitch your lunch hour away, you can purchase Lunch-Hour Patchwork at your local quilt shop or at our website, ShopMartingale.

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

“This is awesome. Sometimes you just need a quick fix! I also have a friend beginning and will share this with her.”

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

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