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Perfect your machine piecing skills with the handy tips and techniques outlined in these book.

All in a Row Again
Your favorite Moda designers have created 23 fresh, fabulous, all new row patterns for you to mix and match. Join Lisa Bongean, Camille Roskelley, Lynne Hagmeier, Jen Kingwell, Jo Morton, and many others in a follow up book to their first book. Imaginative rows and blender rows are both included. Author: Various; Martingale Press; 112 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    

Autumn and Winter
Celebrate your favorite season with these pretty patterns from three famous quilt designers and teachers. Four quilt projects, with styles ranging from applique to dazzling patchwork are included, with step-by-step directions so you can duplicate the designs exactly or add your own creative twist. The three designers are Karen Combs, Bethany S. Reynolds with some Magic Stack-n-Whack techniques, and Joan Shay. Bethany's Dancing Leaves, shown on the cover, is a 62" x 75" quilt.

Price: $12.95    

Baby Bliss
Baby Bliss features precious gifts for your little bundle of joy. Cute, colorful and grandma approved, you can choose from a great selection of clothing, accessories, bibs, quilts, receiving blankets and more. Darling styles suited for boys and girls are sure to be loved by new moms. Tips and hints include successful stitching with knit fabric, ultra-plush fabric, ribbon, rickrack and more. Authors: Kim Diehl and Pat Wys; Martingale Press; 96 pages, softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Baby Quilts for Beginners
Baby Quilts for Beginners features quilts that are easy to make and fun to give! If you need a quilt for a baby shower, birthday, holiday or just to bring a smile to baby's face, the 13 quilts in this book are fabulously fast and delightfully simple to make. Traditional and modern patterns by today's top designers are included. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $19.99    

Becoming a Confident Quilter
Make the quilts you've been dreaming of. Sparking with visual appeal, this book is a step-by-step primer that makes quilting accessible to all. It is ideal for both beginners and experts who want something fresh and new. Covering the basics, you will choose from 14 eye-catching quilts as you try strip piecing, working with templates, large-scale prints and more. Author: Elizabeth Dackson; Martingale Press; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    

Beginner Friendly Baby Quilts
You'll be tempted to make quilts for all the new babies in your life when you see this collection of 16 sweet projects. They are perfect patterns for anyone who is new to quilting or just enjoys wonderful quilts that are easy to make. Author: Linda Causee; Leisure Arts; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $17.95    

Beginner Friendly Quilting
If you are new to quilting or have been away for a long time, the 16 quilts in this book are perfect projects. Each pattern is easy, yet attractive, so you will enjoy making and using these quilts or giving them as gifts. Author: Linda Causee; Leisure Arts; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $17.99    

Big Book of One Block Quilts
Create quilts by repeating a single block! In fact, if you make one you'll have the confidence to fly through the rest of your quilt. There are 57 quilts to piece, one block at a time from a variety of top designers. You'll learn how to pair your repeated blocks with plain squares, or rotate them for a playful spin. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 224 pages; softcover.

Price: $28.99    

Cotton Way Classics
Here's a book filled with fresh quilts for a charming home. A little bit retro with a tasteful blend of trendy and traditional, these 13 designs from the designer of Cotton Way are presented together for the first time in a curated collection of all-time favorites. Lap-sized to bed-sized projects are featured with classic blocks in traditional settings. Author: Bonnie Olavson; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Distinctive Dresdens
Dresden Plate designs can be made into a variety of different styles and sizes. The author shows you how you can sew each stunning Dresden or on a sewing machine or by handing using English paper piecing. She has done the math for you so that all you have to do is trace, cut and stitch for piecing that is a perfect fit. Projects include a table runner, Christmas tree skirt, lap quilt, wall quilt, pillows and place mats. Author: Katia Marek, Martingale Press; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    

Fun Quilts
Here's a fun little book put together by the Me and My Sister team of Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson. Six delightful quilts are featured in bright and festive colors. Easy to create and fun to do, these quilts are sure to delight! Authors: Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson; Leisure Arts; 48 pages; softcover.

Price: $9.99    

I Love Star Blocks
If you like Star blocks, you will love working with the patterns in this book. There are 16 projects, each using a quilter's favorite star blocks. Clear instructions and diverse designs, ranging from modern and bright to traditional and scrappy are included. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Irish Chain in a Day
In this second edition, Eleanor Burns updates her classic Irish Chain in a Day with full-color photos and instructions for both the single and double irish chain. These quilts are classics that you will want to make over and over again.

Price: $18.95    

Make Star Quilts
Eleven timeless star quilts are featured in this handy book. Ten of them are full-size quilts and one is a table runner. The patterns were created by popular designs such as Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting, Alex Anderson, Barbara Cline and Jan Krentz. Styles include everything from gorgeous classics to modern originals and scrap-friendly stash-busters. Author: Various; C&T Publishing; 40 pages, softcover.

Price: $12.95    

Make Your First Quilt
12 Easy Layout Options are included in Alex Anderson's newest book, Make Your First quilt. Using one fun block in four different sizes, the book is a step-by-step visual guide toward making your first quilt. From picking fabrics to the last stitch, the author shares the quilting ABCs in a way that is simple and fun to learn. Author: Alex Anderson; C&T Publishing; 48 pages; spiral bound soft cover.

Price: $14.95    

Modern Heritage Quilts
Here is a fresh look at tried and true designs. Using traditional piecing skills, you'll discover how to give your favorite blocks a scrappy, modern look with elegant and up-to-date versions of time-tested quilt designs. A little bit of history is included with each block as the author re-imagines them as new classics. Author: Amy Ellis; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Piecing the Past
Many of us yearn to create quilts reminiscent of the vintage treasures in our collections. In this book, Lynne Hagmeier shares new quilts inspired by some of her favorites. The book shows you a tour of her Kansas Troubles Quilters studio in Bennington, Kansas. You'll enjoy the unique displays of vintage quilts used to decorate the rooms for quilter retreats, Lynne will guide you through the easy steps to recreate a favorite quilt. Patterns are furnished for 11 pieced quilts and several projects: pillows, pincushions, and a very special doll quilt. Lynne also shares the story of Kansas Troubles Quilters along with recollection of her family's Kansas history.

Price: $26.95    

Quiltmaking Essentials 2
Take your piecing skills to the next level. Continuing on from Quiltmaking Essentials 1, this volume shares the secrets of successful quilt construction. A well-curate compendium of information helps beginners build confidence and gives seasoned quilters a great refresher. The basics of settings, sashing, borders, backing and binding are covered, with easy-to-access tips and techniques for achieving accurately pieced quilts. Author: Donna Lynn Thomas; Martingale Press; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $18.99    

Remarkable Rectangles
Let strip sets do the work! Have you ever marveled at the design impact of a woven coverlet? Now you can make graphically stunning quilts featuring similar designs. The quilts look complicated but there isn't a half square triangle, quarter square triangle, diamond, trapezoid, rhombus, curve or inset in the entire book. Choose from an astonishing array of 15 unique patterns inspired by overshot weaving designs. You construct the quilts from simple strip sets that are crosscut to yield the individual columns used to build each block. The designs feature circles, diamonds and squares, all made using rectangles. Author: Robert DeCarli; Martingale; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $26.99    

Rock Solid
This book shows you how to make 13 vibrant quilts using solid colored fabric. By top designers, this new collection of bright and simple-to-stitch designs use colorful Kona Cottons. Recreating each quilt is a snap, thanks to comprehensive color keys and color names included with each pattern. Author: Karen M. Burns; Martingale Press; 64 pages, softcover.

Price: $22.99    

Square Dance
Simple squares take fun twists and turns. Use a Twister quilt ruler or simply use the tracing guides in the book to create these clever designs. You sew a grid of squares, cut the grid apart, and stitch the pieces together again! Choose from 11 projects with over 80 helpful full-color illustrations. Easy chain piecing makes super-quick quilts! Author: Martha Thompson; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Start Quilting with Alex Anderson - 3rd Edition
Alex teaches you everything a first time quilter needs to succeed. Alex guides you through every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt and bind your quilt. There are eight easy projects to get you started, most in four sizes. This expanded 3rd edition includes new projects, more quilt sizes, plus helpful tips and shortcuts. Author: Alex Anderson; C&T Publishing; 48 pages; softcover.

Price: $14.95    

Teach Me to Make My First Quilt
Pat Sloan's newest book is a How-To Book for all you need to know, plus 9 patterns and 14 how-to photos. Easy-to-follow instructions make it fun to start, stitch and finish nine classic blocks and nine simple quilt projects, even if you're a complete beginner. You'll learn the basics of selection notions, cutting fabrics, sewing, quilting, and binding. Author: Pat Sloan; Martingale Press; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

The Splendid Sampler
This book features a comprehensive collection of very special 6" blocks created and shared by more than 80 of today's most innovative designers. There are 100 quilt blocks in techniques ranging from traditional patchwork, applique, foundation paper piecing and embroidery. A gallery of quilts using the blocks is also included. Authors: Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson; Martingale Press; 144 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $27.99