Category: Martingale

It’s A Wrap II

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I love spring time when everything is new.  I especially love new book releases.  And, I’m so excited to be able to get a copy of “It’s A Wrap II”, by Susan Breier, published by Martingale & Company, home of That Patchwork Place.

Susan’s new book shows her easy method of how to wrap coiling line and fabric to make fantastic bowls, as well as make exciting new shapes, handles, lids and totes.  This book contains 20 new designs with excellent instructions and photos.  There are also many delightful insights that go way beyond the basics, such as insights on how to enhance fabrics with paint.

There are insights on how to make circle baskets, triangle baskets, square baskets, heart shaped baskets,  and more.  I also loved the inspirational insights on embellishing these projects.

And I was certainly inspired by all the insights on how to make purses and totes using her techniques.

Overall, I’m delighted with this new book “It’s A Wrap II“, by Susan Breier.  It is an inspirational book that will help anyone create wonderful bowls, totes and purses for use in their home, or to share as gifts.  I think you’ll love it too!

I was also impressed to learn that the prior version of this book, “It’s A Wrap”, is still in print! Yes, it is in the 10th reprinting, as it is such a popular book.  So, go get a copy of “It’s A Wrap II” soon. I’m sure this book will be a sell out very soon!  And while you are at it, if you don’t already have a copy of the original “It’s A Wrap”, I encourage you to get a copy of it too!

Both books are available for purchase from Martingale & Company.


Comfort & Joy

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“Comfort and Joy 14 Quilts for Christmas“, by Mary Hickey is a delightful book.  This book offers several designs in colors perfect for the holidays, yet most of these designs would work any time of the year.  This book is published by Martingale & Company, which always does an excellent job producing high quality books.  This particular book is well written and has an excellent balance of photographs & instructions, perfect for all levels of quilters.
Personally, it is difficult for me to select my favorite design in this book, as I love all of them.  I love the “Christmas Star Banner”.  This design is a lovely design for the holidays, as well as any holiday celebration, and to decorate anytime of the year.
The “Ribbon Wreath” quilt is definitely perfect for the holidays, but I can also see this design being adapted for many occassions and color schemes.
And the “Little Forest” design is a spectacular design that clearly works anytime of the year.  But at Christmas, how perfect to display this delightful quilt.
But then I love the Watching for Santa design, and the Midnight Star is gorgeous, and Santa’s Village is delightful, Frolicking Frosties is sew much fun, and the Great Kindergarten Angel Christmas Pageant is a showstopper…..along with all the other delightful designs in this wonderful book.
I’m hoping to keep it a secret until Chrismas morning which projects I make from this delightful book.  But certainly I’ll be making several Christmas gifts using designs & insights from this book, as well as making items to proudly display at my home.  I do hope you’ll join me and have some fun making Christmas gifts and decorations from this special book.


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