Wish List Day! Embroidery, improv, and more FMQ (+ giveaway!)

It’s a wonderful day—it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to a new batch of beautiful Martingale books arriving in April. Tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it!

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Patchwork Loves Embroidery TooPatchwork Loves Embroidery Too
14 Delightful Handmade Treasures
Gail Pan

Best-selling author Gail Pan returns with an all-new collection of designs that are a delight to admire and a dream to embroider! Inspired by Gail’s daily walks, an abundance of sweet motifs includes bunnies and bees, houses and hearts, and her signature bird, leaf, and vine stitcheries. New to embroidery? Learn just eight simple stitches to create any project in the book. Choose from a pillow, pouch, pincushion, and tote, plus wall hangings, table toppers, and sewing-related items.  Enjoy your finished projects at home or give them as gifts—you’ll want to make them all!

From Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too

More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3More Free-Motion Machine Quiting 1-2-3
62 Fast-and-Fun Designs to Finish Your Quilts
Lori Kennedy

No fancy machine needed, no PhD in quilting required—start free-motion quilting right now! Best-selling author Lori Kennedy is back with 62 more fun motifs and tons of tips, tricks, and techniques that can turn you into a top-notch machine quilter (yes, YOU). Follow Lori’s setup plan for stress-free stitching; then learn about doodling, troubleshooting, and mastering the perfect stitch. Then put your pedal to the metal with seasonal and holiday motifs, backgrounds and fills, and “just for fun” designs that will infuse your quilts with personality. The book also includes a section on how to quilt BIG quilts—Lori’s got loads of ideas to help you succeed!

From More Free-Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Stash StatementStash Statement
Make the Most of Your Fabrics with Easy Improv Quilts
Kelly Young

Want to turn your stash fabrics into one-of-a-kind quilts? This creative book was written for you! Welcome to structured improvisation, where there’s a plan in place but still plenty of room to play. Structured improv is perfect for using any fabric you have on hand—everything works and anything goes. Learn three methods for sewing rectangles, squares, strips, and even the tiniest fabric scraps together to create new yardage; then use the resulting scrappy fabrics in a dozen dazzling quilt patterns. Start by working with just one color at a time to get the hang of improv piecing. Soon you’ll progress to mixing colors and prints in scrap-packed quilts that will give a happy home to every piece of fabric you’ve ever saved.

From Stash Statement

Which April book would inspire you most? Tell us in the comments and you could win it when it’s released! We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win.


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