Stitcheries, picnics, sewing small, and celebrating 2020 (+ giveaway!)

Welcome to Wish List Day! Today we’re introducing Martingale’s July 2019 new releases to you, and we think you’re gonna love ’em! Keep track of your favorite new books by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book of the month at the end of this post!

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Lynette's Best-Loved StitcheriesLynette’s Best-Loved Stitcheries
13 Cottage-Style Projects You’ll Adore
Lynette Anderson

Welcome to the whimsical world of renowned Australian designer Lynette Anderson, where the flowers are always blooming, the bees are always buzzing, and the charms of a country cottage are just a few stitches away! Playful patchwork, appliqué, and embroidery transform practical projects into fanciful pieces to use, display, and cherish.

Zoom in for enchanting details: tiny prairie points, mini appliquéd hearts, and petite embroidered flowers delight at every turn. Lynette’s go-to techniques are provided, including the Apliquick method for turned-edge appliqué. Create small quilts, pillows, and pouches, plus a journal cover, pencil case, sewing caddy, and framed delights. Lynette’s hand-drawn watercolors round out this dreamy book, chock-full of ways to enjoy every stitch.

Lynette's Best-Loved Stitcheries

DID YOU KNOW? Lynette lives in Pacific Paradise, Queensland, Australia, and was taught to embroider and knit by her grandmothers. She released her first patterns in 1995 and has since become known the world over for her whimsical style. She’s also a fabric designer for Lecien. Visit Lynette online at

Patchwork PicnicPatchwork Picnic
Simple-to-Piece Blocks That Celebrate the Outdoors
Gracey Larson

Let’s go on a picnic . . . and come back inspired to quilt! Sew cute critters, fancy flowers, birds and bugs, trees and turtles, and other odes to the out-of-doors with 30 adorable quilt blocks, each in two sizes: 6″ and 12″ square. The secret to making these charming designs? A stitch-and-flip technique that skips foundation piecing and templates, making blocks easy to rotary cut and sew.

Create a fun sampler quilt—featuring all 30 blocks—plus six companion projects including a table runner, tote, and pouches. Simply choose your favorite blocks and plug them into the patterns. With handy cutting charts and a lettering system for keeping track of where you are as you make each block, sewing will seem like a picnic!

From Patchwork Picnic

DID YOU KNOW? Gracey lives in Jonesborough, Tennessee, and has been creating from the time she was old enough to hold a crayon. After years of admiring her great-grandmother’s quilts, she began quilting in 2009 and has been stitching memories and moments into her quilts ever since. Visit Gracey online at

The Big Book of Little QuiltsThe Big Book of Little Quilts
51 Patterns, Small in Size, Big on Style

Colossal creativity abounds in this BIG book of little quilts! This 13th addition to Martingale’s “Big Book” series offers a whopping 51 patterns for small quilts, all 40″ or smaller. And at just 55 cents per pattern, the book offers quilters a “little” inspiration and a lot of savings!

Quilts categorized into four sections—Fresh Takes, Retro Faves, Appliqué, and Holiday—means there’s something special for everyone. Take a little quilting break with Country Threads, Amy Smart, Pat Sloan, Carrie Nelson, Jo Morton, Kim Diehl, and many other talented designers. The quilts in this stellar collection are easy to start and finish, to give and display, and to enjoy while sewing an afternoon away.

From the Big Book of Little Quilts

2020 That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar2020 That Patchwork Place® Quilt Calendar
Includes Instructions for Each Project

Now in its 18th year of publication, That Patchwork Place’s quilt calendar has become a favorite of quilters worldwide. Show off a love of quilting year-round and enjoy sewing along each month: the calendar spotlights 12 dazzling, front-page-worthy quilts plus a 28-page pullout booklet that includes complete directions for making each project. Chosen from recent best-selling Martingale books, featured quilts come from much-loved designers including Lissa Alexander, Betsy Chutchian, Kim Diehl, Carol Hopkins, and Stacy West. Whether it graces the kitchen, office, or sewing room, this perennial favorite is perfect for ringing in a brand-new year with gorgeous quilts.

From the 2020 That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar

Which new book above would make you jump for joy in July? Name it in the comments and you could win it when the book is released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck!

And by the way . . . June books are available NOW!

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