Win 10 FREE books of your choice during National Craft Book Week!

TEN FREE BOOKS of your choice? Now that’s a great way to celebrate National Craft Book Week!

National Craft Book Week

Laurie with Stitched So SweetWe’re inspired by those of you who’ve been posting your latest craft-book crushes to social media—so many books, so little time! But National Craft Book Week is actually the perfect time to revisit books you own, search out books you want, and buy books you fall in love with at first sight. (Right: Martingale acquisitions editor Laurie with her current crush, Stitched So Sweet by Tracy Souza.)

So, how do you enter to win those 10 FREE books? It’s easy! Simply snap a photo with you and the book of your choice and post it to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #NationalCraftBookWeek. We’ll choose two winners on Monday, April 29, so stay tuned on social media to find out who won—it might be you!

See this post for more ideas on celebrating National Craft Book Week—and don’t forget to download your FREE printable bookmarks so you can start highlighting the projects you want to make next:

Free printable bookmarks
Download, print on cardstock, cut out, and start flagging and tagging your craft books—these cute bookmarks are FREE to you with our compliments!

Here are a few more Martingale staffers sharing their current book crushes:


Top row: Kathy with Start with Strips, Regina with Hope’s Journey, Sheila with Stitched from the Heart.
Middle row: Jenny with Visible Mending, Mia with Text It!, Wendy with Beyond the Battlefield.
Bottom row: Tina with Quirky Little Quilts, Virginia with Beyond the Battlefield, Sheila with Pin Pals.

What book is on the top of your crafty book stack right now? Tell us in the comments (and be sure to share on social media with the hashtag #NationalCraftBookWeek too!)


160 Comments (leave a comment)

  • On oldie is on the top, "Stack’n Wack". A friend wants to try the pattern so I pulled out the book and refreshed my memory on how the quilt comes together.

    —Vicky on April 24, 2019
  • Text It looks very fun!

    —Nancy Thone on April 24, 2019
  • Beyond the battlefield is next on my too numerous to list list

    —Annette Moore on April 24, 2019
  • Flossie Teacakes’ Guide to English Paper Piecing: Exploring the Fussy-Cut World of Precision Patchwork is my current read. But I would welcome the opportunity to read any of the books in your giveaway!

    —Denise D. on April 24, 2019
  • It is very tough to choose one, but I love the "Red & White Quilts" from 14 designers. Redwork, red & white quilts always draw my eye. Love them.

    —Janet on April 24, 2019
  • By on the top, do you mean right at this moment?! It’s a regular cycling pile of "The Big Book of Scrappy Quilts", "The Big Book of Strip Quilts" and "String Frenzy". So much fabric and too little time, but books are portable and I can dream and plan!

    —Robbin Golden on April 24, 2019
  • Patchwork Loves Embroidery by Gail Pan

    —Lynn on April 24, 2019
  • Beyond the Battlefield is my very favorite but I do not own any of these titles shown! 🙁

    —Kathy Kranenburg on April 24, 2019
  • String Fling by Bonnie Hunter! I love her scrappy approach to quilting and never throwing anything away! Love it!!

    —Jacquie Fanning on April 24, 2019
  • Pin Pals ( making pin cushions) book is on top of my pile of quilt books!

    —Angela Little on April 24, 2019
  • I would love to win 10 books but I can’t list my desires! Right now I’m in BOMs & miniatures, & hand embroidery.

    —Angelia Ulrich on April 24, 2019
  • String Frenzy for sure and then the list gets very very long!!!

    —Carolyn Croteau on April 24, 2019
  • Pin Pals has my interest.

    —Donna V. on April 24, 2019
  • String Frenzy was my last book purchase.

    —Janna on April 24, 2019
  • Changing Seasons by Gail Pan would be a great addition to my quilt library!

    —Darlene B on April 24, 2019
  • So hard to choose just one, there are so many great quilting books. But, the
    Easy Layer-Cake Quilts books are at the top of my list. Thank you for offering this great give-away

    —Shirley on April 24, 2019
  • Definitely On a Roll compiled by Lissa Alexander!!! I could make every quilt!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!

    —Kerry Linklater on April 24, 2019
  • I recently purchased Simple Appeal by Kim Diehl from Martingale. She is my favourite quilt designer but I am having trouble deciding which quilt to tackle, they are all so beautiful!

    —Gina B on April 24, 2019
  • String Frenzy is sitting here by my desk. Start with Strips is on my wish list 🙂

    —Loris Mills on April 24, 2019
  • Oh, Scrap!

    —Robyn Gronning on April 24, 2019
  • Quirky Little Quilts, of course!!

    —Cathy Burns on April 24, 2019
  • Invisible Mending looks so interesting! Would love to win them all! Thank you, for the drawing!

    —Suzanne on April 24, 2019
  • Kathy Schmitz books are what’s on the top of my pile

    —Donna M on April 24, 2019
  • Knockout Neutrals is the book I’m currently reading thru. Great giveaway!

    —Elaine A on April 24, 2019
  • On a Roll

    —Monica McCurty on April 24, 2019
  • Beyond The Battlefield looks like one I need to have! Thanks for the chance.

    —Anne L. Rightler on April 24, 2019
  • I just don’t know – I feel like everytime I see a new book, my desires change.

    Martha Morgan on April 24, 2019
  • The Best of Buttermillk Basin by Stacy West. Love her wool applique.

    —Judy H. on April 24, 2019
  • Teach Me to Machine Quilt by Pat Sloan

    Kelly Melton on April 24, 2019
  • String Frenzy

    —Pat on April 24, 2019
  • The Martingale book on the top of the stack is The Big Book of Fat Quarter Quilts. It’s got many post-it notes marking projects I’d like to try!

    Nann on April 24, 2019
  • Kimberbell Holiday Table Mats

    —Kathy Luehrs on April 24, 2019
  • My favorite Martingale book is "American Quilt Treasures" – it is full of inspiration for making new "old" quilts, and it’s just a pleasure to read, because of its lovely content and format!

    —Mary Haak on April 24, 2019
  • Simple Whatnots is on the top of my pile. I’ve already completed two of her runners and want to do more.

    —Kris on April 24, 2019
  • I am loving working on Simple Friendships II by Kim Diehl and Jo Morton. I am loving every minute of it!

    —Ann West on April 24, 2019
  • I’m interested in any of the crabapple cove patterns! Actually anything Applique and bom based.

    —Delinda on April 24, 2019
  • I don’t have any of the books listed. They all look great. Start with Strips looks like a good one for me to start with.

    —Jessica Woods on April 24, 2019
  • i would love anything by Kathy doubty

    —Delinda on April 24, 2019
  • Visible mending is on the top of the pile. I partially did a pair of my holey jeans and my husband would like me to do some magic on a pair of holey jeans that is his favorite.

    —Nancy C on April 24, 2019
  • Stash Lab is on my end table. Planning a new project.

    —Becky in Georgia on April 24, 2019
  • Changing Seasons by Gail Pan

    —Rita Lusk on April 24, 2019
  • Hope’s Journey is next on my list.

    —Linda Gidos on April 24, 2019
  • Right now my favorite book is Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt.

    —Mary Beth McKelvey on April 24, 2019
  • Patches of Blue is one of my very favorites.

    —Kris W on April 24, 2019
  • I have 35 books on my wish list, and it keeps growing. Hope’s Journey is at the top.

    —Cathy on April 24, 2019
  • Quilts du Jour is on the top of the pile right now – wonderful concepts to consider!!

    —Elizabeth Bolton on April 24, 2019
  • Quirky Little Quilts is my choice.

    —Linda Brennan on April 24, 2019
  • It would be so exciting to get to choose … I have two I have been really wanting: Hope’s Journey and Beyond the Battlefield.

    —Cindy Hoover on April 24, 2019
  • Quilts du Jour – one of my favs!

    Susan A on April 24, 2019
  • Lori Holt’s Vintage Christmas is at the top of my list. I like to start on Christmas projects early….so my gifts are done by Christmas!

    —Patty F. on April 24, 2019
  • I would love to receive "Stitched from the Heart." Due to a recent whiplash injury, I am doing more hand-sewing/embroidery than machine sewing. Thanks so much!

    —Laurel Smith on April 24, 2019
  • Great Sets and Setting Solutions, both by Sharyn Craig.

    —Linda Lee Ahn on April 24, 2019
  • I’m always looking for new ideas for quilting and this book caught my eye! Pin Pals – 40 Patchwork Pinnies, Poppets, and Pincushions with Pizzazz Years ago, my son with the help of my daughter made me a pin cushion that looks like a little Christmas present! I still use it even now!

    June Klippenstein on April 24, 2019
  • Pin Pals is on the top of my list – wonderfully creative, small projects – that’s what I need!

    —Valerie on April 24, 2019
  • Moda All-Stars – On A Roll is at the top of my list right now. I have been collecting all of the Moda All-Star books and by the pictures and reviews I know this one is a must!

    —Regina on April 24, 2019
  • I recently bought a copy of Stash Statement and have been enjoying going through it

    —Julie Kennedy on April 24, 2019
  • All for Fall by Bonnie Sullivan is at the top of my pile of books currently. I love wool applique, and fall is my favorite season!

    —Marcia Gilbreath on April 24, 2019
  • Oh! I want Pin Pals so bad! Love Carrie’s pin cushions….but the other books are awesome too!

    —Jacque on April 24, 2019
  • Welcome to the North Pole is at the top. I also need Strip and FQ books.

    —Rose-Marie Christie on April 24, 2019
  • Quiltspeak: Uncovering Women’s Voices Through Quilts , by Diana Bell-Kite, from the NC Museum of History. This book is the catalog of their upcoming exhibit (from this May through part of me t year). My great grandmother’s quilt, which we donated a few years ago, is featured on the cover and there’s loads of eye candy inside along with the stories of the quiltmakers. #NationalCraftBookWeek

    —Robin Withrow on April 24, 2019
  • While it’s difficult to choose, Quirky Little Quilts & Bonnie Hunter’s books are at the top of my list right now.

    —Sandy Bradfield on April 24, 2019
  • I’ve got out "Sew Sweet Baby Quilts" to make some quilts for several upcoming baby showers.

    —Debbie on April 24, 2019
  • “Beyond the Battlefield” looks so interesting!

    —Pat V. on April 24, 2019
  • I love the Simple Friendship books by Jo Morton and Kim Diehl! For that matter i would love to own everything those talented ladies have published.

    —Jill Majers on April 24, 2019
  • Scrap Basket Bounty. I got it recently and have already made one quilt from a pattern in it. There are lots of other books I would like to own.

    —Lisa England on April 24, 2019
  • Oh Come ON!!! I have to choose one???? I love Lori Holt’s books and also all the wooly applique books, and Kim Diehl…and Pat Sloan…and….and

    —Geri on April 24, 2019
  • Start with Strips would be helpful in using my collection of jelly rolls.

    —Marlene on April 24, 2019
  • Step Back in Time – great repro patterns.

    —Saroja Reddy on April 24, 2019
  • Farm Girl Vintage

    —Sheeta on April 24, 2019
  • "The Practical Guide to Patchwork" is the book on top of my pile, but following it are lots of quilting magazines that I love to browse through!

    —Teri D. Gailey on April 24, 2019
  • Cut the Scraps! By Joan Ford. I’ve been going through my scraps to cut then make a project from book.

    —kelli marshall on April 24, 2019
  • Currently I have Moda All Stars On A Roll on the top of my large stack of mostly Martingale books to read! Can’t wait! Love quilting books!!

    —Jan B on April 24, 2019
  • At the top of my list is "Hope’s Journey" . Next would be "Beyond the Battlefield" There are so many amazing books out I wouldn’t be disappointed with any of them!This is an exciting opportunity!

    —Teresa on April 24, 2019
  • I would like to win I Like House Blocks or Think Big

    —Mamie Watson on April 24, 2019
  • I am not sure I am reading the question and comments correctly. I would like to be playing with Quirky Little Quilts. What is actually on my quilting table is Gwen Marston’s Four Patches. I had to pull out her books and read and remember her.

    —carol on April 24, 2019
  • Beyond the battlefield looks awesome

    —Nicole on April 24, 2019
  • Patches of Blue.

    —jp c on April 24, 2019
  • My newest favorite is Pat Sloan’s “Celebrate the Seasons!”

    Jane Cisneros on April 24, 2019
  • I pick Quirky Little Quilts, but love to applique. Never can get too many books.

    Sandra M Pardue on April 24, 2019
  • Would love all the new quilt books I can get. To inspire me to make one quilts.

    —Kim carron on April 24, 2019
  • Quilts of Iceland is my current favorite, beautiful quilts, recipes, photos, and inspiration.

    —Cindy on April 24, 2019
  • Tesselation Quilts by Christine Porter is by my chair and some others too. Quilting & craft books, what’s not to love.

    Joy on April 24, 2019
  • Cute bookmarks! ANd I would like to check out Beyond the Battlefield.

    —Sunnie on April 24, 2019
  • The book currently on top of my craft pile is called A Quilter’s Ark by Margaret Rolfe. A new baby has just arrived and I am looking for ideas for a quilt gift.

    Carol McClelland on April 24, 2019
  • The book on the top of my pile is Pat Sloan’s Celebrate the Seasons. So many great books to inspire one.

    —Sally Bean on April 24, 2019
  • Vintage Legacies is on top , just waiting for me to choose a project from this beautiful book by Carol Hopkins

    —Lois Capper on April 24, 2019
  • Quilter’s Complete Guide by Marianne Fons and Liz Porter is my "go-to" book.

    —Susan B on April 24, 2019
  • Oh, Scrap!: Fabulous Quilts That Make the Most of Your Stash by Lissa Alexander is inspirational.

    —Susan B on April 24, 2019
  • I’m currently working on a quilt in Carol Hopkins’ Civil War Legacies III.

    Joy P on April 24, 2019
  • I like Oh, Scrap, for the variety.

    —Dorothy A Davis on April 24, 2019
  • Quirky Little Quilts. Lots of inspiration!

    —Diana O on April 24, 2019
  • Pin palms is my current favorite!!! I need a few gifts for my quilting friends and we can all use a super cute pin cushion, or 2.

    —Buffie Lorah on April 24, 2019
  • I am currently working on an embroidery design from Gail Pan’s book of Patchwork Loves Embroidery.

    —Jill Davies on April 24, 2019
  • Civil War Legacies III is at the top of my book stack right now. I love Civil War reproduction fabrics and quilts.

    —Becky Banet on April 24, 2019
  • Easy Layer Cakes Two

    —Cherry on April 24, 2019
  • My top book is a Civil War quilts book I bought from Martingale! Love looking through it.

    —Chrisknits on April 24, 2019
  • I have Bonnie Sullivan’s Change of Seasons.

    —Barb on April 24, 2019
  • Top of the stack is Oh Scrap, with Pin Pals under it!

    —Jean Blythe on April 24, 2019
  • "Visible Mending" would be at the top of my list! So many great titles to choose from.

    —Linda Medina on April 24, 2019
  • Rock Solid!

    —Paula B on April 24, 2019
  • Would love to get Beyond the Battlefield & Lori Holts Vintage Christmas! So many neat quilting books out there!

    —Loraine on April 24, 2019
  • I would really like The Big Book of Lap Quilts – 51 Patterns for Family Room Favorites. My sewing is all for charity these days and this would be perfect.

    —Christi on April 24, 2019
  • Teach Me to Machine Quilt by Pat Sloan.

    These lovely books 📚 inspire creativity!

    —Veronica Belton on April 24, 2019
  • Beyond the Battlefield is definitely at the top of my list!

    Beth Meyers on April 25, 2019
  • "Modern Roots" by Bill Volckening

    —Susie H on April 25, 2019
  • Beyond The Battlefield ❣

    —Susan Sterling on April 25, 2019
  • I have been reading Jane Brocket’s “The Gentle Art of Domesticity”. I highly recommend!

    —Sandy Trachsel on April 25, 2019
  • Celebrate the seasons. I live doing projects for each season.

    —Lisa Porter on April 25, 2019
  • Stitched From the Heart!! I just love Kori’s style💕

    —Mary Kay Hargrave on April 25, 2019
  • ‘STRING FRENZY’ BY BONNIE HUNTER IS THE BOOK THAT I WOULD LIKE TO GET.I THINK SEWING MILLIONS OF SCRAPS THAT WILL END UP INTO A QUILT IT WILL BE A MIRACLE. IT WILL SAVE MANY YARDS AS FABRIC AS I SAW ALL MY SCRAPS INTO A COUPLE QUILTS.

    —zenobia madera on April 25, 2019
  • I would love to have Bonnie Hunter’s String Frenzy or any of her books – gotta find a way to use up the growing pile of scraps

    —Annie Flaherty on April 25, 2019
  • I’ve made quite a few quilt from Melissa Corry’s Irish Chain Quilts.

    —Kathie L on April 25, 2019
  • I don’t own any books . I have quilt magazines and patterns. Looks like I need to go buy myself a books but I don’t know which one I would choose. Too many to pick from.

    —Lisa on April 25, 2019
  • I have Doug Leko’s Stashtastic on the top of my pile!!

    —Lisa Garber on April 25, 2019
  • The book atop my stack of craft books is Moda’s Mini Charm Quilts. I have yet to use it but hope to this summer when I have more time.

    —Jackie Wisherd on April 25, 2019
  • Currently, next to my side of the couch is "I Love House Blocks". We are building a new home and a new quilt is definitely in order.

    —Mary Lindberg on April 26, 2019
  • Beyond the Battlefield

    —Teresa Knittingdancer on April 26, 2019
  • The Double Wide Dresden Book is on top of my list right now. It has some really cool twists on how to use dresdens that I really want to make. People are so clever! It doesn’t come out until May – but I have a "few" other books I can work with until then. LOL

    —Sherryl Wynne on April 26, 2019
  • Red and White Quilts for sure!!

    —Patricia Ludwiczak on April 26, 2019
  • Well any of those books would be great! But I’m into scrap quilting right now so THE BIG BOOK OF SCRAPPY QUILTS would be wonderful!!! As would the one for a trippy quilts as I could make strips with some of my scraps. I posted a joined pic of me and one of the books on IG and tagged it. Not sure if this counts but I don’t know where to find one do those books in order to take a selfie with it! Anyway…

    —Sherri M on April 26, 2019
  • On a Roll

    mandy whalen on April 26, 2019
  • Favorite at this Time is book on Irish Chains but I covet the book on Burgoyne Surrounded

    —Maryanne Wilson on April 26, 2019
  • Pin Pals

    —Barbara on April 26, 2019
  • I would love to see Beyond the Battlefield.

    —Teri c on April 26, 2019
  • String Fling

    —Kit on April 26, 2019
  • "Pin Pals" is at the top of my list right now!
    -Jean ❤

    —Jean on April 26, 2019
  • Love all of Jo Morton and Kim Diehl books. Hope some are included.

    marion womble on April 26, 2019
  • Hope’s Journey and Beyond the Battlefield would be my choices.

    —Marie Eddins on April 26, 2019
  • I have Quirky Little Quilts on my sewing table and I want to make everyone!

    —Karen McMahon on April 26, 2019
  • Stash Statement is what I want and really really need. I can’t even throw away tiny little triangles. Maybe I should list Quirky Little Quilts as well. It, too, is on my list of books wanted …

    —Rosemary Barron on April 26, 2019
  • I really like Kim Diehl’s book "Simple Whatnots". But there alot of others too.

    —SANDRA BOFF on April 26, 2019
  • Right now, on the top of my stack is Lori Holt’s Quilty Fun. I’m also working on a ‘Skinnies’ book. The hard part is trying to not pull out more books before I can finish what I’m working on!! 😁

    —Maria on April 26, 2019
  • ALL Jo Morton books, I am obsessed with them all. Her style reminds me of a good go to comfort food.

    —Kathleen on April 26, 2019
  • I’m combining some sashiko pieces with cyanotypes and Japanese fabrics so Kitty Pippin’s ‘Asian Elegance’ and ‘Japanese Inspirations – Quilted Projects’ are on my work table.

    —Barbaraben on April 26, 2019
  • Hi there,
    I have "Simplify" by Camille Roskelly at the top of my pile!
    Thanks & Quilty Huggs!

    —Jacqueline V on April 26, 2019
  • The book on top of my stack is A Cottage Garden.

    —Jeanne on April 26, 2019
  • There are so many to choose from. Martingale has a great selection of authors! I really like Gail Pan’s Changing Seasons – 17 Embroideries to Mix and Match. I also like Tracy Souza’s Stitched So Sweet – Whimsical Embroidery, Patchwork, and Applique. Then there is another favourite designer, Yoko Saito. Her Yoko Saito’s Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts – Projects That Are a Pleasure to Make and Fun to Use looks great, too!

    —Kathryn in Ontario on April 26, 2019
  • oh my, anything scrappy gets my attention!

    —Linda on April 26, 2019
  • Mine is String Frenzy by Bonnie Hunter. Can’t wait to start another one if her wonderful scrappy creations!

    —Cindy on April 26, 2019
  • Anything by Yoko Saito

    —Geo on April 26, 2019
  • Well, you asked… the book at the top of the pile is "The Filet Crochet Book" by Crhis Rankin its a Sterling Publication… the next book down in the pile is your "The Big Book of Civil War Quilts", this book is pure inspiration and eye candy for a quilter.

    I know the winner will have a wonderful time with 10 new books.

    Thank you…Kay

    —kay on April 26, 2019
  • String Frenzy

    —neena simmons on April 26, 2019
  • Walk by Jacquie Gering is top of stack right now.

    —Laura M on April 26, 2019
  • Any of Kim Diehl’s books. I am trying to collect them all. Thanks for the great giveaway.

    —Renea Yarolim on April 26, 2019
  • I would love to have Quirky Little Quilts at the top of my stack!

    —S.Brewer on April 26, 2019
  • Favorite book is “Start with strips”. Love precuts and devour books with patterns for them.

    —Martha Cook on April 26, 2019
  • Small wonders by Serena Boffa Soda. Has been on my table the past three weeks. After I finnish this it will be A Cottage Garden by Kathy Cardiff.

    —Vicki Allen on April 26, 2019
  • Would love Pin Pals!

    —Lori B. on April 26, 2019
  • Currently Oh, Scrap! is at the top. I’ve been working on Surrounded, which is also the APQ Tone It Down quilt used in their quiltalongs. It would be awesome to win 10 free books, wow! Thx for the opportunity.

    —Gail K on April 26, 2019
  • I would like Cast On, Bind Off – 211 Ways to Begin and End Your Knitting – (Hardcover)

    —MelodyJ on April 26, 2019
  • The Complete Book of Patchwork & Quilting is my good, old faithful book to turn to – explains most of the techniques quilters might find helpful in a concise way. I’m just about to start planning how to quilt a throw I’m making so this has made me stop and think that the books I’ve got are an obvious place to search for ideas!

    —Annie Hedges on April 27, 2019
  • The book Stash Statement really interests me.

    —Nancy A on April 27, 2019
  • I would really appreciate Cast On, BInd Off

    —mary repine on April 27, 2019
  • Quirky Little Quilts!

    —Susan MacLeod on April 27, 2019
  • Quirky Little Quilts by Sheryl Johnson

    K Johnstone on April 27, 2019
  • "Stitched From the Heart"❤️

    —karen on April 28, 2019
  • I choose Beyond The Battlefield, love those Civil War quilts.

    —Iris on April 29, 2019
  • Hope’s Journey is a book I would like to have.

    —Carol on April 29, 2019
  • At the top of my stack are knitting books right now and "The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos"

    —Carmen on April 29, 2019
  • Love of Quilting Magazine.

    —Deborah on April 29, 2019

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