We have 7 fabulous new releases this month! Read all about them below.
Embroidery projects you can finish in a day or a weekend
Stitch something awesome today! From the creative mind of Megan Eckman come 15 edgy and fun embroidered projects to sew. Just choose your designs, iron them on, and stitch along the lines. Mix and match 50 on-trend designs like crystals and succulents to decorate accessories and home decor—even personalizing the things you already wear and love like denim jackets and canvas shoes. Download the simple embroidery pattern outlines to print as many times as you want, or use the included iron-on transfers. Just dipping your toes into embroidery? With handy stitch guides and practical advice, even beginners will be able to start a project today and finish by the weekend!
Piece dazzling diamond and gorgeous gemstone quilts
Add dimension and luminosity to your quilts with gorgeous gemstone piecing! Learn the basics of abstraction and color theory as you piece stunning works of art with gem quilt expert MJ Kinman. After years of perfecting her technique, Kinman explains freezer paper piecing in brilliant detail with jewel quilting ideas to help you express your own creativity. Get helpful advice on fabric selection and quilting patterns to illuminate each cut. A sample gem quilt pattern helps you practice as you follow along step by step. Then find your own muse and bring any gemstone to life in exquisite detail. Just as gems can sparkle and glow in a million different ways, you’ll be inspired by the author’s work and a gallery of student quilts to help you let go of perfection and embrace the chaos of color and light.
Put the Sizzle back into your quilting life!
Make striking quilts designed by Becky Goldsmith that use the colors you love. Select one of two gorgeous colorways - warm (reds, oranges, and yellows) or cool (blues and greens) and begin your perfect paper-pieced quilt. Sew each quilt to make 9 paper-pieced 16-point stars with an appliqué border to create a modern, fun look guaranteed to brighten any room. Comes with multiple techniques that make this an invaluable learning tool, as well!
Plan a year of knitting and crochet projects
This delightful planner is designed especially for knitters and crocheters so that you can track multiple projects throughout the year—because let’s face it, who doesn’t have lots of projects going at once?! Set your project goals, track your progress, and manage your time and works-in-progress (WIPs). Each project has four pages to track and record all the critical details: pattern info, yarn requirements, gauge swatches, due dates and tasks, your supply list, and more. Plus flip to the back of the planner for knitting and crochet terms and abbreviations, a needle inventory tracker, and other handy resources.
Put it all together!
Enjoy a fun and creative 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle featuring the gorgeous “Thank You America” quilt from Masako Wakayama of Crib Quilt. This patriotic and bright image is perfect for quilters, puzzle lovers, and anyone looking to challenge themselves. Take a break from a difficult project or clear your mind with 1,000 pieces of quilting-themed relaxation.
Color Theory is a Tool, Not a Rule!
By the author of the Foolproof Color Wheel Set, Katie Fowler shows you how to plan and practice color theory. Guided by her expert tips and suggestions, your creative juices will flow as you develop a comprehensive understanding of color theory and color relationships while completing these fun activities. Relax with your coloring tool of choice and explore hues, transparency, saturation, and more. Use this workbook for years to come as it will continue to be a great reference for all color and color combinations. So, go ahead, get coloring!
Have your quilt and carry it too!
Cart your quilting fabric, books, groceries, and more in this sturdy and spacious bag that will become your new go-to carryall. It features the 49er Fever quilt from our very own cofounder of C&T Publishing, Carolie Hensley. The environmentally conscious tote is made from recycled water bottles, also making it water-resistant, and features a handy interior pocket for easy access to phones, keys, and wallets. With double handles—one short, one long—you can carry it over your shoulder or on your arm as needed. Printed in festive holiday colors, this tote can also be a fun option for “wrapping” large items.