Thursday, August 11, 2016

How to Get Rid of Your Fabric Leftovers the Easy Way- Use the new book, Block-Buster Quilts - I Love Nine Patches

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Martingale Publishing, via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

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If you sew or quilt, you know EXACTLY what I mean by that title. You probably have 1, or more baskets of 'leftover' fabric from your many projects. You know you can use the smaller pieces/rows for something, so you hold onto them! 

I love to use 9 patches for just about any project, as they really use up that leftover fabric, or use small amounts, like jelly rolls, allowing for quick and easy quilt tops! So I was thrilled to be able to check out this new book;

block buster quilts i love 9 patch cover


Discover what you can do with the classic Nine Patch block--scrappy, traditional, and modern quilts are just the beginning!

The timeless Nine Patch block has been re-imagined by today's top designers. Discover what you can do with a classic block--this perennial favorite is more versatile than you've ever imagined! Scrappy, traditional, or modern, you'll find a Nine Patch design that's perfect for your next project. Whether you love working with fat quarters, pre-cut strips, or fabric from your stash, you'll find designs that are ideal showcases for your favorite solids, brights, florals, reproduction prints, and more Featuring basic to intricate Nine Patch designs, in sizes ranging from lap sized to bed sized.

block buster quilts i love 9 patch quilt

 Featuring basic to intricate Nine Patch designs, in sizes ranging from lap sized to bed sized Put your own spin on tradition with fresh Nine Patch patterns created by favorite designers, including Lynne Hagmeier, Carrie Nelson, Sherri Falls, Kimberly Jolly, and many more!

block buster quilts i love 9 patch sample 4


With school back in session, many of us can finally find the quiet time to get started on all those holiday projects,, Christmas gifts and projects we've put off over the Summer!

block buster quilts i love 9 patch sample 2

This is a great book to introduce newer sewers to quilt tops, as these are quick and easy to make! I love the diagrams and how they are nicely colored, so there is no questions what they are talking about, as you can see below:

block buster quilts i love 9 patch sample 3

You know which is right and wrong side of the fabric which way to sew and how to piece together. Which means it is SO easy to follow along, so even beginner sewers an use this book well!

block buster quilts i love 9 patch sample 1

The tips and photos also help to re-enforce quilting basics and skills, to help speed the quits along. Each step is easy to understand, and once your 9 patches are done, there are clear diagrams to help you assemble the quilt top, like this: 
block buster quilts i love 9 patch sample 5

Isn't that great? You get 16 quilts from 15 designers, that are SO amazing, that people won't realize that many are even 9 patches, like the one above! This is a great book to take care of all those fabric leftovers, to come up with great quilts, mini-quilts, table runners, and more, for the holiday season!

If you are looking for a great book to start quilting, or want to refresh your quilting skills, be sure to check out this book as well!

About the Editor:

Martingale acquisitions editor Karen M. Burns started with the company as an office-tour guide (getting paid in quilt books), and then quickly worked her way into the heart of the company. After also being an account manager and a communications coordinator, she now spends her time inviting a variety of popular designers to create and contribute to Martingale books.

Karen has compiled many Martingale books and contributed to several more as a machine quilter, including A Baker's Dozen, Jelly Babies, and Quilting with Fat Quarters. With a stack of more than 30 of her own quilts at home ready to be quilted, Karen compares herself to the cobbler whose children have no shoes--she's the quilter with no finished quilts.

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