Sale: 20 Books for $20 Each + "Quilt Recipes" Quilt Along Reminder

We’re back to give you a look at another 10 books that are included in the 20 Must-Have Books for $20 Each sale. These books are every bit worthy of a spot in your quilting space. (We just couldn’t fit all 20 books in one blog post!) The sale pricing ends today, Thursday, June 28, so make sure to visit ShopMartingale.com to add a few (or all 20!) books to your quilting library.

While you’re shopping, make sure to add "Quilt Recipes" to your cart! Our This Way Not That quilt along starts soon. Scroll down to the bottom of this message to see more info about the upcoming quilt along.

 

"Moda Bake Shop – Did Someone Say Cake?" compiled by Lissa Alexander

Cake is served! Whether it’s the kind you eat or the fabric variety, we’re all in. And you will be too! Especially once you see how easy it is to turn a stack of precut 10″ Layer Cake squares into an enticingly beautiful quilt you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Each of the 12 patterns begins with the same basic ingredients–a Moda Layer Cake and some background fabric yardage. But these quilt designs couldn’t be more different than chocolate cake is from pineapple upside-down cake.

 

"The Big Book of Hand-Embroidery Projects"

Sit back and unwind as you surround yourself in the art (and fun!) of hand embroidery. You’ll find 52 projects including tiny treasures, tea towels, small quilts and runners, bags and pouches, and even note cards–all designed to give your hands something beautiful to stitch while you kick back and relax. Gather your favorite threads and flosses, scissors or snips, and a thimble, and prepare to embroider the evening away.

Whether it’s been a while or you’ve never embroidered before, you’ll find all you need in this hefty volume packed with pretty projects from your favorite designers like Gail Pan, Robin Kingsley, Kathy Schmitz, Anni Downs, Lynette Anderson, and more. Also you’ll have all the information on tools, techniques, and stitches at your fingertips to set you up for success to make any of the featured designs.

 

"180 Doodle Quilting Designs"

When you’re done piecing a quilt, do you often wonder how to finish it with free-motion quilting? Discover how to fill setting triangles, blocks, and borders with a variety of traditional and modern quilting designs, divided into chapters by style: Lines and Squiggles, Curves and Pebbles, Swirls and Feathers, and Just for Fun. This is a must-have book and lifelong reference for any quilter’s library.

  • Gain confidence as you follow the arrows and see how to fill a confined space with continuous-line quilting motifs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles, and borders
  • Discover which designs will work best before you sew by practicing your quilting; trace the designs with your finger or on tracing paper
  • Whether you use a long-arm or home sewing machine, you’ll enjoy quilting the wide variety of designs

 

"A Quilting Life: Home & Hearth" by Sherri L. McConnell of A Quilting Life

Just as a home’s hearth warms the family, this collection of quilts, pillows, table runners, and other delightful objects from designer Sherri McConnell will warm the hearts of your family and friends. Brimming with 14 pretty and practical projects, this book is a must-have addition to every quilter’s library. McConnell, perhaps best known for her fan-favorite blog, AQuiltingLife.com, also shares helpful advice for featuring quilts and smaller projects to create the home you love.

 

"Wool, Needle & Thread" by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings

The definitive guide to wool appliqué and embroidery!

Welcome to beloved designer Lisa Bongean’s private classroom! Toss the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery, and more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will help you master each technique down to the tiniest detail.

Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you’ll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before.

 

"Yoko Saito’s Handheld Patchwork Treasures" by Yoko Saito

Japanese master quilt artist Yoko Saito presents an outstanding collection of 26 small and pretty projects. Each item works up fairly quickly and fits in the palms of your hands. Patterns include clever pouches, house-shaped boxes, a dragonfly mini quilt, sewing kit, mobile phone case, and much more. Every project is photographed to perfection, and the details are extraordinary.

In the how-to section you’ll learn Ms. Saito’s pouch-construction techniques, complete with step-by-step photos. Each pattern includes materials lists and illustrated instructions. The variety of designs is truly inspiring, so choose any of the projects and create a handcrafted delight to treasure for years to come.

 

"Handmade Happiness" by Jina Barney and Lori Woods of Poppie Cotton

Need to make a special gift fast? Want to start–and finish–something fabulous this weekend? Discover a treasure trove of lovely little projects from Jina Barney and Lori Woods, owners of Poppie Cotton. Known for their sunny palettes and creative details, these talented designers share their artistry in a charming collection of fun-to-make patterns. Projects include a decorative garland, hexie pouch, sewing caddy, table topper, gift boxes, and the prettiest pincushions ever. Enjoy English paper piecing, wool appliqué, and hand embroidery as you create fanciful delights that you and your loved ones will adore.

"Pat Sloan’s Holiday Celebrations" by Pat Sloan

Come join the fun as Pat Sloan takes you on a joyful journey through a year’s worth of celebrations. You’ll find easy patchwork and fusible-appliqué; projects for Valentine’s Day, Easter, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Stitch welcoming lap quilts and table toppers, plump and pretty pillows, trick-or-treat totes, cozy Christmas stockings, and more. Keep your home decor looking fresh and cheery as the seasons change, and always have the perfect pattern on hand for a housewarming or holiday gift. With inspiring photos, easy-to-follow instructions, and 17 terrific designs at your fingertips, you’re on your way to a great year!

 

"Quilt Club" by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison

If you love vintage quilts and admire how they contain an incredible variety of fabrics, this book is for you. Gather your quilting friends and create your own Quilt Club. Together you can make super scrappy quilts the easy way! Sharing quilt blocks with friends is like adding extra helpings of scrappiness and happiness to your next project.

Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison, owners of the pattern company Red Crinoline Quilts, are known for their stunning quilts that often replicate patterns from the 1800s. Their instructions are geared toward today’s quilters, tools, and methods, so you can easily re-create the vintage look.

  • Gain expert tips on setting up a block exchange so you and your friends can take advantage of everyone’s fabric stashes.
  • Make quilts with the help of your friends, or sew on your own. Instructions are suited to both options!
  • Get ready to fill your home with spectacular scrap quilts reminiscent of days gone by.

 

"Scrap School" by Lissa Alexander

Bring the classroom into your sewing space as you learn from expert quilters how to get the scrappy look you love. Following the wildly popular Sisterhood of Scraps, author and designer Lissa Alexander has gathered more super-talented designer friends to share a dozen scraptastic quilt designs. Not feeling confident with color selection? Unsure of what fabrics to add to the mix? Want to know what makes a scrap quilt sing? Tips and tricks are inside for all this and so much more to help you make the most of your fabric stash! Lissa and her handpicked crew of "instructors" show you how to get an A+ (for awesome) on your next scrap quilts. Scrap School is in session! Contributing designers: Lisa Bongean, Gudrun Erla, Sarah Huechteman, Susan Ache, Kim Diehl, Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, Sherri McConnell, Amy Smart, and Amanda Jean Nyberg.

 

Reminder: "Quilt Recipes" Quilt Along

Get your copy of "Quilt Recipes" by Jen Kingwell, and get ready to stitch along with us! You’ll get 12 fantastic quilt patterns and 8 delicious dessert recipes in the 192-page hardcover book. We’ll kick off our quilt along with the This Way Not That quilt (pictured, above) on Thursday, August 4th. Visit the Sew Alongs tab on ShopMartingale.com for info about joining in the fun! It’s free to participate, but you’ll need the book to quilt along!

Happy stitching!

 

 


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