Wish List Day! Country Threads, Yoko Saito, sweet stitches, and . . . texting? (+ giveaway!)

Welcome back to Wish List Day! Today we’ve got a sneak peek at Martingale books coming in February—get ready to be inspired! Keep track of your favorites by using the “Notify Me” and “Wish List” options at ShopMartingale.com. Browse the latest batch of Martingale books below; then enter to win your favorite book at the end of this post!

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Beyond the BattlefieldBeyond the Battlefield
14 Scrappy Civil War Quilts
Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene of Country Threads

Capture the old-fashioned feel of quilts from the Civil War era with stunning new designs from Country Threads! Mary and Connie’s signature make-do style comes to life in 14 quilts that are paired with period photographs and fascinating true stories of unsung heroines of the Civil War, from women who disguised themselves as soldiers to others who became doctors, nurses, and even spies in order to serve. Whether you’re a fan of traditional designs, Civil War fabrics, or scrappy-to-the-max patterns, this pattern collection is sure to inspire!

From Beyond the Battlefield

Stitched So SweetStitched So Sweet
Whimsical Embroidery, Patchwork, and Appliqué
Tracy Souza

Simple stitching is always in season! Showcase seasonal delights in quick-to-sew projects featuring sprinkles of embroidery, patchwork, and appliqué. Playful motifs capture everyday pleasures, from springtime flowers and buzzing bees to plump pumpkins and frosty snowmen. Charming touches such as prairie points, wool appliqué, and big-stitch quilting give each project its pop! Create seasonal pillows, framed embroideries, and needle books, or make a four-season quilt, a table topper, and a wall hanging to enjoy year-round.

From Stitched So Sweet

Text It!Text It!
Quilts and Pillows with Something to Say
Sherri Noel

Take our word for it—you’ll love expressing yourself in fabric with Text It! as your guide! Use letters, numbers, and symbols from seven different fonts to create 10 quilt and pillow patterns as shown in the book. Or personalize projects with one-of-a-kind wordplay! Appliqué text with a variety of techniques, including fusible, bias-strip, and needle-turn appliqué, plus English paper piecing. From clever catchphrases to sayings that are good for the soul, now you can choose just the right words to convey your thoughts in fabric.

Text It!

Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & QuiltsYoko Saito’s Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts
Projects that are a Pleasure to Make and Fun to Use
Yoko Saito

From Japanese master quilt artist Yoko Saito comes this collection of exquisite quilts, bags, and more, each immersed in tradition yet refreshingly modern in style. Ms. Saito shares 25 all-new designs that spotlight her immaculate attention to the tiniest details—pleats, tucks, scallops, and whimsical motifs infuse each piece with originality. Projects that spotlight nature-inspired motifs and fascinating geometric patterns include everything from small quilts and mini pouches to roomy handbags and a notepad cover. Instructions and full-sized pullout patterns for making each project are included.

From Yoko Saito's Beautiful Bags, Pouches & Quilts

Which book would make your creative heart beat faster in February? Name it in the comments and you could win it! 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 . . . January books are available NOW!

Simple Friendships II Step Back in Time The Big Book of Lap Quilts

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

“Text It! wins this time.”

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


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