Martingale has a series of quilting books with dozens of patterns in them. These books are larger than most of their published pieces, but are great resources for improving your skills in specific areas.
Let me tell you a bit about each of them and show you photos provided by Martingale.
Wow! Sixty patterns in this book to make from 2 1/2" strips. Cut your own or use a Jelly Roll from Moda. So many styles and sizes to choose from for beginners and experienced quilters alike. And all of these by top designers! Look at just four of them below.
With small quilts I guess you can fit more patterns in one big book! Top designers contribute to the 87 different baby quilts included here. This makes it a real bargain per pattern. Modern and traditional, patchwork and applique, all skill levels provided for -- keep this on hand to whip up a shower or birthday gift. I picked out this foursome below to give you a sneak peek.
For the lovers of reproduction fabrics (to me that means the antique look) of the 1800s there is a plethora of patterns here for you to explore. Now this is what patchwork quilting is! This book includes 58 quilt patterns that will take you back in history. It includes quilts for all sizes. Have lots of reproduction fabrics in your stash? You will love this one.
Make the same block over and over again and use it throughout the quilt. That is what this book is all about. You'll be amazed at how many times you can make this work. Sound boring? The color selections will make it fun by making each block different. Sound easy? The repetition will give you experience and confidence to perfect those piecing skills. 57 quilts by top designers.
This book combines patterns from authors Pat Speth and Charlene Thode from their previously published books, all in one volume here! Take your 5" squares, add a bit of background to some, and look for a pattern among the forty projects included. You can even find directions for 4" and 6" squares, too. No limit to the fabric genres.
Aaah... fat quarter quilts. One of my favorite fabric cuts to begin with. Sixty-six different patterns, time tested and proven. Find one of our many fat quarter bundles, or gather some that you have at home. Then sit down with a cup of tea and select a pattern.
Well, that should be enough to get you started! Which of the books above appealed to you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments!