Wish list day! Layer Cakes, baby fun, calendar girls, and more (+ giveaway!)

Whoo-hoo, it’s Wish List Day! We’re counting down to the next batch of beautiful Martingale books coming in July—tell us which new release is your favorite and you could win it!

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Sew Many NotionsSew Many Notions
Wonderful Wool Appliqués, Simple Stitcheries, and More

Debbie Busby

Thread love, needle love, button love—sewing love! Profess your love of sewing with warm-and-fuzzy projects that are quick to put together and fun to display or give. Each sewing-themed project is perfectly portable for on-the-go stitching, and author Debbie Busby (of Wooden Spool Designs fame) shares all her tips for appliquéing with wool and embroidering in her primitive style. Stitch wall hangings, pincushions, a sewing kit, framed stitcheries, plus an entire collection of tomato-themed sewing notions (SEW cute)! You’ll love making and giving these sewing-inspired gifts to all of your sewing friends—the sweet embroidered sayings about sewing will tug at their heartstrings, and yours. Sew Many Notions arrives July 5.

From Sew Many Notions
Sew Many Notions

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A Piece of CakeA Piece of Cake
Sweet and Simple Quilts from Layer Cake Squares

Peta Peace

Have your cake and quilt it too! Go beyond the style of typical Layer Cake designs and transform those yummy squares into fresh, scrappy quilts that are simple to sew and spectacular to show off. Wait until you see Peta’s fun quilt motifs: spools and bows, hearts and stars, and much more. And clever tips for mixing colors to get Peta’s light and playful look? That’s just icing on the cake! A Piece of Cake arrives July 5.

Modern Spools quilt
Modern Spools from
A Piece of Cake

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Baby Quilts for BeginnersBaby Quilts for Beginners
Easy to Make, Fun to Give

Compiled by Karen M. Burns

Know a beginning quilter? Already a beginner? Want to be a beginner? Ask any quilter and they’ll tell you: a baby quilt is the perfect place to begin! Learn to quilt with some of the best designers in the business: Kim Diehl, Kimberly Jolly, Sue Pfau, Amy Ellis, and more. They’ve chosen simple patchwork blocks that come together quick, color choices you can easily emulate, and designs so adorable, they’ll be treasured by the whole family! If you know a beginner, introduce them to this book. And if you’re a beginner, welcome—let’s get started! Baby Quilts for Beginners arrives July 5.

From Baby Quilts for Beginners
Baby Quilts for Beginners: $19.99. Baby feet on a brand-new baby quilt: priceless!

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That Patchwork Place 2018 Quilt CalendarThat Patchwork Place 2018 Quilt Calendar
Complete Instructions for Each Project

A new year is coming—which means there’s a whole new crew of  “calendar girls” in our popular annual wall calendar! Preserving History author Julie Hendricksen graces the cover in 2018. Which designers were chosen to take the remaining 11 coveted spots? Buy the calendar (order early—we sold out last year) to see them all! As always, the calendar includes a pullout booklet containing complete instructions for making all 12 projects. Our 2018 calendar arrives July 5.

From the That Patchwork Place 2018 Calendar
From left: Pat Sloan, Jo Morton, and Kate Henderson are 2018 calendar girls too!

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Which new book or calendar would jazz up your July? 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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Thanks to all who entered the drawing! The winner is Gail, who says:

“Baby Quilts For Beginners ~ I can’t resist small baby quilts & I really like the simplicity of these & that there is space on many to personalize. I also like A Piece of Cake but it’s currently in second place. Thx for the giveaway opportunity!”

We’ll email you about your prizes, Gail—congratulations!







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