Edyta Sitar in Time for the Holidays

Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts is continuing her “Patches” series with Patches of Scraps. This compilation of 17 quilts is due out the first of November – just in time for the holiday season!

 

 

Each quilt features dozens of fabrics. The beautiful photography showcases the quilts beautifully and is a study in color. This volume is packed with breathtaking scrap quilts, each featuring dozens of fabrics. Edyta also shares pics of some of her favorite antique scrap quilts which served as her inspiration.

That’s all I know but we ALL know it will be spectacular so order it now!

A Novel Idea for a Book Club

Carol Dean Jones has written a series of books covering all of our favorite topics: quilts; friendships; and even a love interest. Sixty-eight year old Sarah Miller moves into a retirement community and finds herself in the midst of crimes to solve.

I have listed the books in order of publication:

These books are due to arrive the end of the summer and would be a great Christmas gift! Or why not start a book club at your shop and explore the quilt patterns and techniques in each book each month???

A Flock of Flying Geese

The Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese ruler is one of our top selling tools. This little beauty, designed by Deb Heatherly, creates flying geese in eight different sizes. Deb has used it in a multitude of ways to create thirteen different patterns in her new book – The Ultimate Flying Geese book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can you find the flying geese units in these quilts???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The design possibilities are endless!

Oh Scrap!

When the name of the book is “Oh Scrap”, you know you are going to love it!  Lissa Alexander has been working with scraps for three decades and brings that expertise to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of those books where you need to read the text – and not just skip to the projects! Learn how to combine fabrics to produce stunning quilts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learn which fabric combinations work and why others don’t. This book includes a dozen patterns ranging in size from baby to bed size. Lissa removes the intimidation factor many feel when choosing their own fabrics!

Stash Busters with a Modern Twist

This is a book whose time has come! Scrap quilts with a more modern twist!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After all, modern quilters have stashes too – and look what Kelly Young has done with them! This is a case of a picture is worth a thousand words.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love them all….. and they are all created with a new technique referred to as “improv piecing”. This is how they describe it:

Welcome to structured improvisation, where there’s a plan in place but still plenty of room to play! Structured improvisation is perfect for using fabric scraps quilters have on hand–everything works and anything goes. Learn three methods for sewing rectangles, squares, strips, and even oddly shaped fabric pieces together; then use the resulting blocks or panels in a dozen dazzling step-by-step quilt patterns. Start by working with just one color at a time to get the hang of improv piecing; then progress to mixing colors and prints in beautiful, colorful quilts that will give a home to every scrap that quilters have ever saved. Efficient use of fabric scraps; even tiny scraps can be sewn into bigger blocks. Close-up, step-by-step photos illustrate how to master 3 approaches to improv piecing.

This book is due to arrive next month. Don’t you want to give it a try?

Kim Diehl’s Whatnots Club

You know you are a legend when your latest book isn’t due to be released until May – and is already one of the top-selling books on the Checker website!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven’t seen this book yet so we will rely on the publisher’s words: Welcome to the wonderful world of Kim Diehl. On a splendidly small scale! Kim’s little quilts have three big benefits: they’re stash friendly, they’re quick to finish, and they’re as cute as can be. Now quilters can create a wonderful variety of pint-size quilts in Kim’s signature style. Enjoy 18 projects from Kim’s Simple Whatnots Club, previously available only in individual-pattern form. Learn techniques for petite patchwork, invisible machine applique, and cozy wool applique; then use completed projects as wall quilts and toppers or follow Kim’s lead and display projects in other creative ways. As always, Kim shares many of her ‘Extra Snippets’ that will make every quilter a better quilter.

You know this woman is a rock star – and the photography in the book is worth buying the book even if you were a member of the Whatnots Club! The book includes 18 projects. Order it now so you are part of the initial order!

Bias Tape the Easy Way

I met this woman at Market and was so impressed with her demonstration that I kept grabbing people and having them watch her as well. Do yourself a favor and buy the book. The tools are great but to truly use them to their full potential, you need to see what Pauline does with them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see, there are several package options so you can choose the sizes that are most conducive to your quilting needs. Pauline uses them to insert into decorative bindings, her own method of quilt as you go, as well as more traditional uses. These tools make easy work of the process. Visit our website to see all of the possibilities.

Doug Leko’s Latest – Stashtastic

Stashtastic is Doug Leko’s first book with Martingale and he pulled out all of the stops. These twelve quilts are all featured in two different colorways so they appeal to everyone. Added bonus? Each pair of quilts is a perfect lesson in choosing fabrics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose eight to thirty of your favorite fat quarters and be inspired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doug has a way of taking traditional patterns and adding that awe factor. Start playing with tradition today!