Thank you to Martingale, Home of That Patchwork Place for being a generous sponsor of the Fun Friday Giveaway today.
I’m excited to share some insights, with you today, on five books, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place. Projects in these books all contain easy to follow instructions with great visuals, which is a common quality I consistently find in project books published by Martingale.
Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts: Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts, by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms shares insights on rarely seen antique quilts, plus a brief historical perspective on small-piece designs. There are 10 beautiful projects that range in size from 50 1/2″ x 68 1/4″ to 86 3/4″ x 97 1/4″.
The Sew Simple Guide to Easy Sewing and Embellishing, by the editors of SewNews is absolutely packed with instructions that will help many learn to sew and build their skills. Learn sewing basics such as working with interfacing, seams, pressing, darts, zippers, sewing and more. There is also a section on sewing with different types of fabrics, such as Fleece, Knits, Oilcloth, etc. And, a good section on building your embellishing skills where you’l learn about hand embroidery, couching, fusible applique’, needle felting, fabric foiling and more.
Needles and Notions: Paper-Pieced Patterns with a Sewing Room Theme, by Janette Huff is packed with fun patterns perfect for quilters to make projects for their home, as well as gifts. I also think this book would make for an excellent Quilt Guild program, as well as a Guild Challenge! The detail in these paper pieced blocks with various sewing motifs is amazing. Definitely a fun book that will help you create some fun projects.
Stitched for Fun: 35 Easy and Adorable Embroidery Projects, by Fiona Goble is a wonderful hand embroidery book with fun projects to enjoy in your home, wear, as well as to give as gifts. This is a “must have” book for anyone that enjoys hand embroidery, as well as those that want to learn hand embroidery.
Simple Charm: 12 Scrappy Patchwork and Applique’ Quilt Patterns, by Kim Diehl is a delightful new collection to Kim’s best-selling Simple series of books. Projects in this book range in size from 8″x9″ pillow to 68 1/2×84 1/2 quilt. Great book for quilters of all skill levels and a “must have” book for those that enjoy scrappy quilting.
Did I mention a giveaway?
Martingale & Company is sponsoring this giveaway for followers of SewCalGal. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post, telling me which of these books you’d like to win.
Be sure I have a way to contact you. If you are not sure, check out my post “WANTED: Quilters that never win at giveaways“, which I periodically update.
Want extra entries, to increase your chances at winning?
After you have completed the required entry above, do any or all of the following to get one extra entry for each of the following. Just leave a separate comment for each way you enter, and be sure I have a way to contact you if you name is drawn when I randomly select a winner next Friday:
1) Be a follower of Stitch This, Martingale’s new blog: http://blog.shopmartingale.com and leave a comment on their post “How to sew a zipper”, for another chance to win a copy of “The Sew Simple Guide”.
2) Like Martingale & Company on Facebook. Leave a comment under their post, dated July 5th, regarding their “Quirky Question”. Follow the link they provide to enter their giveaway for a free ebook. Come back here and leave an extra comment, to claim this extra entry.
Again, five lucky winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, July 13th. I will do my best to match each winner up with a book they are interested in winning.
I’m also happy to announce the randomly selected winners of last weeks Fun Friday Giveaway is:
Igne Lise (Morsingboen). Igne Lise has 3 days to claim her prize, for a RickRack Sewing Class or I will randomly draw another name.