All-Star Quilts of Valor

The 27 quilt designers showcased in this newest book by Shiffer Publishing know the ways that quilts can honor and even heal. They created these new patterns specifically for Quilts of Valor to honor the organization’s commitment “to cover our veterans and service members with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”

Featuring clear, easy instructions and patterns, here is everything needed for quilters of any level, community groups, and family members to make a beautiful patriotic quilt for the special service members in their own lives, or to donate to honor a worthy Quilts of Valor recipient. The 25 quilt patterns are varied and inspiring, and you can mix and match patriotic colors and fabrics to make your own personal version of each, including “V Is for Victory” by Georgia Bonesteel, “Shine On” by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, “From Sea to Shining Sea” by Marianne Fons, “Stars and Stripes” by Mark Lipinski, “Thumbnail” by Paula Nadlestern, and so many more.

This book is due to arrive in October so place your orders now.

A New Book by Kim Diehl

The press release for her new book is stunning: best-selling author Kim Diehl has solo-authored 15 Martingale books, and coauthored four additional books, totaling more than 350,000 copies sold. That is just unbelievable!


The book features 10 quilt patterns showcasing her scrappy patchwork and appliqué quilt patterns. These bed-size to mini quilts include alternate settings, patchwork options, and additional color schemes.

Double-dipping is Kim’s term for taking a tried-and-true quilt block and adding a twist that makes it unique. Scrappy color schemes are guaranteed to make you want to dive into your stash or stock up on new prints at your favorite quilt shop or do both!

In the spirit of doubling the fun, each project features a Double-Take Tip with bonus ideas including alternate settings, simple patchwork tweaks, or different color schemes—giving YOU a bevy of ways to double the possibilities for your 10 quilts!

This book is due to arrive the beginning of October so place your orders now!

3 Yard Quilts for Kids

In their words:

Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan co-founders of Fabric Café, known for their signature 3-yard quilt method, announce the completely revised second edition of 3-Yard Quilts for KIDS pattern book! The easy-to-understand, quick-to-sew quilt patterns take the guesswork out of fabric selection helping quilters achieve beautiful quilts quickly. 3-Yard Quilts for KIDS has 8 fun designs updated to include instructions for all 3 sizes of lap, twin, and queen/king quilts.

Fans of 3-yard quilts love these benefits!
-Time saving fabric selection! Just 3, one-yard cuts of fabric are needed for each lap quilt
-Easy-to-follow pattern instructions make for fast quilt completion
-Enlargement instructions included for twin and queen/king size quilts

“In this busy world, making time for the things we love is important. Quilter’s love knowing they get faster quilting results with this easy quilting method. The demands for more 3-yard quilt patterns continues to grow!” said Donna Robertson, co-designer of 3-Yard Quilts for KIDS.

8 quilt designs written for 3 sizes- Lap, Twin and Queen/King. Easy to kit-3, 1-yard cuts make lap quilt kit. Twin uses 2 lap kits, Q/K uses 4 lap kits.

3 Yard Quilts For Kids

This book is due to arrive later this month so place your orders now!

Quilts through a Child’s Eyes

I already have two on order for my grandchildren! Read the premise of the story:

Ghosts are supposed to be sheets, light as air and able to whirl and twirl and float and soar. But the little ghost who is a quilt can’t whirl or twirl at all, and when he flies, he gets very hot. He doesn’t know why he’s a quilt. His parents are both sheets, and so are all of his friends. His great-grandmother was a lace curtain, but that doesn’t really help cheer him up. He feels sad and left out when his friends are zooming around and he can’t keep up. But one Halloween, everything changes. The little ghost who was a quilt has an experience that no other ghost could have, an experience that only happens because he’s a quilt . . . and he realizes that it’s OK to be different. 

The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt

The Little Ghost Who Was A Quilt #TB6447-2 from Tundra Books is due to arrive the first of September, just in time for the season! Place your order now so you will have many hours of storytelling!

Minis with that Awe Factor

In Make It Mini, Beverley McCullough has designed 13 small quilts with a splash of embroidery that are sure to make you smile.

The projects within the book are just as sweet. I love the way she continued the hexie design into the background.

The center would be a great place to embroider a birth announcement.

What a cute addition to a child’s room.

This would be a sweet display for Valentine’s Day as well as Spring:

What a great Summer topper:

This book is due to arrive next month. It would make a great basis for a series of classes. Why not follow up with a series of machine quilting classes, teaching a different design on each mini? The possibilities are endless.

New From Birdhouse Patchwork Designs

I already have this book and patterns in my cart! I love the soft color palette, the quirky designs, and the awe factors that Natalie Bird incorporates into every project!

The center block of the cover quilt can also say LOVE which makes it the perfect cuddle quilt for that summer wedding couple on your list.

Make It Blue

But the book also includes several other projects that will make you smile. Remember that awe factor I talked about? I can’t wait to applique this bird on a pair of bibs for my granddaughter!

Make It Blue
Make It Blue
Make It Blue

We Three Birds features English Paper-Piecing, traditional piecing as well as applique. This is the perfect pick up and go summer project! And, with this much variety, you will never get bored.

We Three Birds Quilt

How cute is this? What a great little gift for a quilting friend and you probably have everything you need in your stash!

Blooming Lovely Pincushion

The book is expected to arrive any day, the patterns next month so place your orders now!

Scrap Quilts at a Bargain Price


If you’re looking for creative ways to use your scraps to make spectacular quilts, look no further. Annie’s popular designers have created a collection of quilts that will inspire you to dive into your scrap bins and start sewing. From traditional to modern, there are designs for everyone.

Let's Get Scrappy

This book features nine different quilts and retails for under $10,00. Now that’s a bargain! And just look at a few of my favorites:

Let's Get Scrappy
Let's Get Scrappy
Let's Get Scrappy
Let's Get Scrappy

This book is in stock now so place your orders!

A 3 Yard Christmas

Donna Robertson and Fran Morgan co-founders of Fabric Café, known for
their signature 3-yard quilt method announce a new pattern book, Make it Christmas
With 3-Yard Quilts! The easy-to-understand, quick-to-sew quilt patterns take the guesswork
out of fabric selection helping quilters achieve beautiful quilts quickly and simply.

Make It Christmas with 3 Yard Quilts

This book features 8 festive designs which include instructions for all 3 sizes of the lap, twin, and queen/king quilts. Donna says, “In this busy world, making time for the things we love is important. Quilters love knowing they get faster quilting results with this easy quilting method. The demands for more 3-yard quilt patterns continues to grow!”.

Here are the 8 quilts featured in the book as well as larger images of a few of my favorites!

Make It Christmas with 3 Yard Quilts
Make It Christmas with 3 Yard Quilts
Make It Christmas with 3 Yard Quilts

This book is due to arrive in June, just in time for the new Christmas fabrics that will be arriving!

Make It Christmas with 3 Yard Quilts

Vintage Notions

Amy Barickman is re-releasing her Vintage Notions book which was inspired by a correspondence school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. This school existed over 100 years ago!

Amy Barickmans Vintage Notions

In her words:
This book is an inspirational guide and creative collection that features needlework, cooking, sewing, fashion, and fun. It was inspired by the wisdom of Mary Brooks Picken, a pioneer in the domestic arts and international authority on dressmaking and fashion. Mary’s sole purpose, which resonated so deeply with me, was to educate women, encourage their entrepreneurial spirit, and elevate the value of their work. Mary’s name may not be familiar to you now, but in these pages you will be charmed by her vision and inspired by her blueprint for living a simple, fulfilling life.

In Vintage Notions, I join creative forces with a previous era to preserve Mary’s work and showcase it alongside my own extensive collection of vintage textiles, needlework, illustrations, and memorabilia, for a new generation of sewing and crafting sisters.
The book features:
– Inspirational essays and projects for each month of the year
– Seasonal recipes and decorating ideas
– Four storage pockets one for each season
– Twelve Magic Patterns easy-to-make, chic sewing projects
– Vintage timeless advice on health, character, beauty, style, fashion, parenting, communication, friendship, spirituality, community
– Glossary of Stitches with 28 illustrated hand embroidery stitches.

Amy has also released a series of YouTube videos – one for each month that provides additional insight into each chapter.:

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If you would like to do this as a book club on a monthly basis, study guides are also available:

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This book is due to arrive the end of this month and would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for anyone who loves vintage!

Ricky Tims etc.

Ricky Tims is a true renaissance man. Most of you know him because of his vibrant hand dyed colors and quilts with a modern flair. But did you know he also co-wrote a children’s chapter book?

Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window
Lizzy Albright and the Attic Window

The story showcases Granny’s sampler quilt which is a companion book that includes all of the instructions to make it.

Granny's 1930's Sampler

What a great set that could inspire the next generation to quilt.

Ricky is also a gifted pianist and composer. Two of his recordings are now available through Checker.

Alone With My Thoughts Music CD
Christmas In A Small Town Music CD

Why not play this music in your shop? All of these items are available now so place your orders!