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Books - Miscellaneous
Some books just don't fit neatly into other categories. If you're ready to explore outside-the-box possibilities, these books contain a variety of quilting-related topics.

Garden Delights II Book
Using a rainbow of colors, Jason Yenter showcases the fabrics of his latest collection, Garden Delights II. The book contains six different quilts, some of which are traditional, including butterflies and Grandmother's Flower Garden, and others of which are contemporary, including bargello and modern. Author: Jason Yenter; Gray Sky Studio; 44 pages with pull-out patterns, softcover.

Price: $15.95    

A Flair for Fabric
The designers at the Henry Glass fabric company come together to bring you 15 projects using their creative fabric lines. Tips for successfully mixing and matching fabrics are included for creating these projects which include pillows, place mats and quilts. With a mix of patchwork and applique you will enjoy using the designs in this book. Author: Linda Lum DeBono; Martingale; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Blue and White
Laurie Simpson, known for her rug hooking, and Polly Minick, known for her quilt making, take you on a journey of inspiration as you explore their collection of quilts, hooked rugs and other treasures. The textiles in the book showcase the classic combination of blue and white in a variety of decor ideas from coastal to classic Americana. Authors: Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson; Martingale Press; 144 pages; Hard Cover.

Price: $34.99    

Caring for Your Quilts
Should you quilt the top that you found at the estate sale? Is it possible to get that nasty stain out of your favorite quilt? Hallye Bone of St. Louis, Missouri answers these questions and more. She packs a wealth of information on how to care for your beloved textiles into this handy little volume. You'll find tips on storing, laundering, airing and displaying your quilts. Hallye tells how to make much-needed repairs on worn binding, applique and pieced areas, even on holes that go completely through the quilt. Whether you're a quilter or a collector, you'll want this book at your fingertips.

Price: $9.99    

Cottage Style Charm
Once you pick up needle and thread, you won't want to put them down! This book features small and sweet quilted projects with embroidered accents. Projects include a table topper, pincushion, tote bag, wall hangings and more. Birds, flowers, hearts, and houses are all featured. Clear how-to illustrations and beginner friendly instructions are included. Author: Natalie Bird; Martingale; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Creative Sketchbook and Journal
Write, sketch, draw, and dream--there are more than 150 close-up, color-drenched photos plus lined pages, graphed pages and blank pages so you can write and be creative. Use as a traditional journal, a sketchbook, a place for doodles, lists, and project ideas--or use it in all of these ways! Capture inspiration whenever it strikes; a petite take-along size makes it easy do. Patterns not included. Author: Sue Spargo; Martingale Press; 111 pages; softcover. Size: 5.25" x 8.375"

Price: $14.99    

I Love House Blocks
Make House blocks feel right at home in quilts that fit your personal style. This book includes 14 all-new designs that display the variety and versatility of House blocks. Easy-to-customize classics in modern and traditional style allow you to play with color variations. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Patchwork Picnic
Patchwork Picnic is filled with 30 adorable quilt blocks that you can create in two sizes: 6" and 12" square. An easy stitch-and-flip technique skips foundation piecing and templates as you sew only straight seams. Seven companion projects are included, a table runner, tote and pouches. Author: Gracey Larson; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $25.99    

Perfectly Pretty Patchwork
Here's a book filled with classic quilts, pillows, pincushions and more. You'll sew classic quilt blocks into beautiful quilts, and then feature the same block (often in a different size) to create a variety of pretty accents and accessories. There are 16 captivating patterns including mini quilts, wall quilts, a throw, tote, baby quilt, pincushions, purse and zipper pouch. Author: Kristyne Czepuryk; Martingale Press; 80 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $25.99    

Quick Change
Easy to make, easy to use, easy to change! You can freshen the look of a bedroom without the time and effort required to make an entire quilt by creating stunning bed runners. From top designers, this collection features projects for a broad range of quilters. Patterns are grouped into four inviting color schemes: bold and bright, rich and earthy, ocean blues, and summertime. There are 13 fabulous bed runners in all, some that can be pieced in a single day. Authors: Various; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Splendid Sampler 2
From the Splendid Sampler on-line community, more than 28,000 quilters have sewn along with these 100 all-new block patterns. Blocks are designed by a variety of quilt designers and are done with patchwork, applique, embroidery, and paper piecing. New ideas for arranging blocks are found in a gallery of sampler quilts. Editors: Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson; Martingale Press; 144 pages plus pull-out pattern pages; softcover.

Price: $28.99    

Sunday Best Quilts
The authors, Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder, challenged each other to design a quilt in six different styles. The result a dozen spectacular quilts--Star, Courthouse Steps, Christmas, Pineapple, Scrappy, and Red and White. You'll also love the personality packed commentary as well. Authors: Sherri McConnell and Corey Yoder; Martingale Press; 96 pages; softcover.

Price: $27.99    

Tabletop Turnabouts
You'll be seeing double with these fun quilts. Turnabouts are little quilts that you can drape over mini racks, cupboard doors and baskets to see two delightfully different sides. One end of each 12" x 24" quilt shows off a single block, while the opposite end features a four-block arrangement. Simply turn quilts this way or that to suit the scene. Author: Jan Patek; Martingale Press; 48 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $22.99    

Turnabout Patchwork
This book shows you how to start with a simple block, then slice, turn and sew it back together. You'll see how simple blocks can become more complex-looking quilts with techniques that will turn even the most basic blocks into showstopping quilts. Each chapter focuses on a single block. Several design options and 24 quilt patterns are included. Author:Teresa Mairal Barreau; Martingale Press; 64 pages; softcover.

Price: $22.99    

Vintage Vibe
These projects are a little bit vintage and a little bit modern--and a whole lot of fun! You'll find plenty of eye candy in this colorful, sunny assortment for confident beginners and beyond. Choose from 14 bold patterns. You'll learn valuable tips on fabric selection and quilting designs while trying a variety of applique methods, including easy raw edge applique. A range of sizes are included. Author: Amber Johnson; Martingale Press; 80 pages; softcover.

Price: $24.99    

Zen Chic Inspired
Author Brigitte Heitland shows you how to use the unique colors and decor elements of your favorite rooms to inspire quilts that will be the perfect complement for your home. She explains the construction of these modern quilts and includes 12 patterns ranging from simple piecing to clever applique and patchwork. Photos of styled rooms with easy-to-understand color palettes are also included. Author: Brigitte Heitland; Martingale Press; 80 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $26.99