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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.


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    
 


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    
 


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    
 


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
The 25 patterns in this book all have a "retro feel" about them. You'll create handmade wool-applique projects, including valentines, seasonal scenes, summertime fun, Halloween hilarity and Christmas. Author: Stacy West; Martingale Press; 80 pages plus pull-out patterns; softcover.

Price: $25.99    
 


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