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Mini Charm Quilts!

It’s time to celebrate another “charming” book!

This book is all about the mini charm and has 18 projects that start with 2.5 inch squares of joy!

I think most of you know, I don’t really save scraps. I like all my fabrics in neat tidy little piles and packets, so the mini charm is the perfect way for me to get a scrappy quilt. All I need to do is mix up a few collections and instant scrappy happens!

Our project is called “Four-Patch Chain” and uses 2 cheerful packs of mini charms. Our four-patches are set on point and the finished size is about 28 X 28 inches.

Lots of good things come in a mini size, like dogs!

Guess what? The royalties from this book will be donated to K-9 Comfort Dogs. What a great cause and it’s near and dear to my heart. These dogs visit disaster locations, community events and care facilities around the country wearing their “Please Pet Me” vests. So visit your favorite local quilt shop to get your copy or order online. You’ll not only have a great book but you’ll be supporting a great cause.

I know you’ll love this book!

To see more of the projects in this terrific book visit the Martingale Blog.

Happy Quilting!






Easy Layer Cake Quilts!

For us there couldn’t be a more fitting name for a fabric precut. After all, it’s our favorite dessert in the form of fabric, and it doesn’t get much better than that!

So it would make perfect sense for us to create a new book just to celebrate a wonderful precut!

This book feature 11 projects, each made using Layer Cakes. All the quilts are designed for confident beginners and beyond. None are overly time intensive, and most can be completed in a few days.

So what is a Layer Cake?

“Layer Cake” is a term trademarked by Moda Fabrics to describe a bundle of 42 precut fabric squares that measure 10 x 10 inches. Each Layer Cake usually contains at least one square of each fabric from an entire collection.

I  LOVE Layer Cakes … and here are a few reasons why!

1 ~ I love that fact that when I purchase a Layer Cake, I get a piece of everything in a fabric collection.

2 ~ I love that it’s an affordable way to buy fabric when I can’t decide which fabrics to buy off the bolt.

3 ~ I love that I can hide them in my purse when bringing them into the house. To keep my purchases top secret.

4 ~ I love that they fit easily in my stash.

5 ~ I love that when I talk about Layer Cakes, my husband thinks I’m talking about food.

6 ~ I love that sewing patterns that use Layer Cakes are fast, fun and easy.

7 ~ I love that I don’t have to have any idea of what I might be making when I purchase a Layer Cake.

I know I can find something to do with it in this book!

8 ~ I love Layer Cakes because I’d rather be sewing than cutting.

9 ~ I love Layer Cakes because I get 4 times the fabric of a Charm Square.

10 ~ I love Layer Cakes because they’re lo-cal!

We hope you enjoy our new book and can find a project or two to create something beautiful with your favorite Layer Cakes!

If your favorite Quilt Shop is sold out, you can order your copy here.

Happy Quilting!