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Reading List

Each month, we highlight the books we’re reading in the office. You can tell we have autumn on our mind by our choices!


Bewitched Threads by Need’l Love

If you love Halloween, this is a must-have book! The seventeen projects featured in this book use fall colors, spooky motifs, and warm textures. Decorate a small space with just a ghoulish table topper or a pumpkin-theme pillow, or dress a bed with a black-and-orange quilt. Friends and family will love the tiny creature bean bags or pumpkin candy box toppers in their handmade trick-or-treat tote. Whether you like sticking to just sewing, are a fan of wool applique, or love venturing into rug hooking or punchneedle, this book has a variety of techniques that will keep you busy the whole season!

Buy the book here.


‘Tis the Autumn Season by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks for Martingale


Designers Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks showcase a charming collection of quilts and coordinating projects that evoke beautiful images of autumn. The 12 projects range from scrappy quilts to chunky applique. While some quilts are decidedly “fall” with their rich and dark colors and patterns, many projects can span the seasons or can be made in another color way for year-round decorating! This book also features great diagram and directions for piecing, using fusible applique, and working with wool. And as a bonus, a variety of scrumptious fall recipes are scattered throughout the book–snuggle up with your new quilt and enjoy the tastes of fall, as well!

Buy the book here.

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