Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners and Those Who Think They Can’t – Insights on #Giveaways too!

At Fall Quilt Market, Martingale released many new quilting books.  One of which, is absolutely perfect for those interested in learning  free-motion quilting.  "Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners and Those Who Think They Can't, by Molly Hanson is a great book for quilters that want to learn free-motion quilting (FMQ).  It can also be a fun book for … Continue reading Free-Motion Quilting For Beginners and Those Who Think They Can’t – Insights on #Giveaways too!

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New Books From Martingale Showcased At Fall Quilt Market – And A Giveaway!

Congratulations to Quilts, Inc. for hosting the 35th year of Quilt Market. They do a fantastic job hosting this trade show, twice a year, for those in the business to meet, promote new products, buy new items for their stores, take professional classes, network and have fun. We quilters around the world now eagerly away … Continue reading New Books From Martingale Showcased At Fall Quilt Market – And A Giveaway!

Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Applique’ Projects for Everyday Living

Kim Diehl is an amazing quilter, quilt designer, teacher, author and fabric designer.  Her latest book "Simple Appeal" is now a very popular book that can be found in quilt shops.  And, I'm excited to share insights about this book today, as well as host a giveaway where you could win a copy of this … Continue reading Simple Appeal: 14 Patchwork and Applique’ Projects for Everyday Living

New Fabric Line: Tonga Cabana, by Daniela Stout, from Timeless Treasures, New Book and a Free Pattern

SewCalGal loves to learn about new fabrics, quilting books, and other new items that can be fun to create with, or help us with our creativity.  As such, I'm absolutely thrilled to share insights with you today on a new line of batik fabric, a new quilting book, as well as a new free quilt … Continue reading New Fabric Line: Tonga Cabana, by Daniela Stout, from Timeless Treasures, New Book and a Free Pattern

40 Bright & Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks

40 Bright & Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks: 12-Inch Designs from Carol Doak,  published by Martingale/That Patchwork Place in 2002.  SewCalGal sees this as a great book to help quilters making perfectly pieced blocks with stunning designs that you can use to make a variety of projects (e.g. quilts, table toppers, purses, etc.).  The possibilities are endless.There … Continue reading 40 Bright & Bold Paper-Pieced Blocks

Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, by Natalia Bonner

"Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting: Professional Quality Results on Your Home Machine", by  Natalia Bonner is an excellent resource for anyone interested in free-motion quilting.This book is filled with 50 free-motion quilting designs categorized by:  Allover Quilting, Background Fillers, Borders and Sashing, Custom Quilted Blocks, and Quilting on Applique'.There are also six quilt projects included … Continue reading Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting, by Natalia Bonner

Bloom Creek quilts, by Vicki Bellino

"Bloom Creek quilts", by Vicki Bellino, is an amazing quilt book full of beautiful designs for quilters of all levels and styles.  Many quilters have made beautiful quilts using original Bloom Creek designs. But I must confess, I'm new to learning about Bloom Creek designs.  I'm not sure how I could have overlooked Bloom Creek designs, but I'm definitely a fan after … Continue reading Bloom Creek quilts, by Vicki Bellino