Try it on Tuesday the “Slash Your Stash” Review

My friends at Martingale and Company sent me a new quilt book to review.  It’s “Slash Your Stash:  Scrap Quilts from McCall’s Quilting”.  It’s a quilt book that would make an awesome addition to any quilter’s library.

There are sixteen projects in the book.   The book features a variety of projects.  This little wall hanging is a cutie…

There is a pattern for the matching table runner too.

I typically don’t do applique but the book has some projects that are tempting me to give applique a try.  Here’s one….

I love look of the applique border along with the scalloped edge.  I haven’t done a scalloped edge quilt before.  It’s on my bucket list of quilting things to do.

The cover quilt features applique too.

This quilt was a little deceiving.  At first glance I thought the quilt was entirely pieced.  It’s not…the petals are actually appliqued onto the quilt after the block is pieced.

There’s a cute Halloween wall hanging that features applique too.  Don’t fear if you don’t like applique.  There are other projects in the book that are tempting.  I love the blocks and colors of this quilt.

I love how the colors of this quilt blend…the large scale prints look wonderful.

I can totally see myself making this quilt.  I’ve seen quilts that have a similar design before, but the colors on this one are perfect for me.

I often make quilts from recycled cotton shirts…This pattern would be PERFECT!!

One of my favorite things about this book is that the patterns cover so many different tastes in quilting.  Here’s “Jack in the Pulpit” a quilt in darker more traditional colors.

I LOVE, LOVE, that one….This one tempted Kelli too.

The next one, “Apple Cider”, would be great made scrappy…


If you are someone who makes lots of gift or donation quilts, this quilt book is sure to meet the preferences of many…with applique projects, bright bold quilts and traditional quilts…plus some projects are big and some are small.

Most of the projects have a two photo layout showing the project laid out flat and one photo showing the project in a typical home.

As much as I love the quilt book, I am passing it on to one of you…All you need to do for a chance to win the book is to leave a comment telling which quilt of the ones I featured in the post is your favorite.



If you didn’t get a chance to see the St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway, you can check it out here.  Stop back tomorrow and I’ll announce the winner of the Ecolux Sewing Machine Light.

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91 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday the “Slash Your Stash” Review

  1. Pat V.

    Thanks so much for sharing this book! I love the Jack in the Pulpit. I, too, have been looking for another idea for using recycled shirts. That is truly fabulous! I really need to try that one!

  2. Susan

    What a nice variety of quilts in one book. I like the look of that Jack in the Pulpit quilt–it would be great made up in Civil War reproductions.
    Thanks for such a nice giveaway!

  3. Sue K

    I too, collect shirts and agree that pattern would be perfect! I’d love to give it a go. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

  4. Cheryl

    I love the scrappiness of Apple Cider! Enjoyed your post about your sewing room, too. Mine only gets ‘organized’ when I’m between projects (seldom). But, hey, the cats don’t complain and if company comes I can just close the door.

  5. Johanna

    It’s a tossup between the Jack in the Pulpit and Apple Cider. I really like the geese border in the Jack in the Pulpit quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Dee Johnson

    A very nice variety. I love the Apple Cider Quilt. I do think the applique would be fun with Edtya Sitars new precut appliques.

  7. Jackie

    So hard to choose! If I have to choose then I would choose the recycled shirt quilt but Apple Cider would be a close second!

  8. Susan

    I love this book! Even if I don’t win, this is a book that I will be adding to my library. It has so many appealing features. I love applique, I love large quilts, and I love the variety of patterns in this book. If I had to choose, I think I would like to do the one where you mentioned using recycled shirts. I’ve been wanting to use recycled shirts but I haven’t done it yet and I think this would be a great quilt to try it out on.

  9. Kris

    I have always wanted to do a floral quilt like the wallhanging and topper. To really cut into my stash, though, I’d have to try Apple Cider, maybe in batiks.

  10. Darla

    So many cute and colorful designs. Thanks for giving us this book review. I would love to be able to try out some of these patterns.

  11. Debbie B

    What lovely projects. I like the quilt with the large piecing and large border applique as well as the ones that would works great with recycled clothing. Thanks for sharing this book. I would love to make some of these. Happy Spring!

  12. Ardith

    Looks like a great book. I am torn between the Apple Cider quilt and the pink, blue & brown one. Maybe I should make both!

  13. KMA

    Hi Jo,
    Love the variety in this book. Apple cider would be my first pick with the brown pink and blue one a close second. Thanks for the chance to win – you are so generous.

  14. Sandi1100

    What a great book! I think my first quilt would be Jack in the Pulpit and then Apple Cider. Guess I’ll be adding this book to my collection. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Glenda in Florida

    Hi Jo,
    Thanks for the chance to win. My favorite is the first pieced one, with the large scale prints. I like that you get a diagonal set look with a straight set. At least that’s what it looks like to me–that the blocks are square in a square type. And, I think that means that you end up with a larger quilt more quicky.

  16. Frances Higgins

    I love the quilt on the cover of the book. I want to try appique, but a little afraid of it. If I had
    the book, I`d try to make it. Thanks for all you do.
    FrancesHiggins

  17. Raine

    The top two are the one for recycling the shirts- would love to do bold primary colors like that. Also like the one that is batik like fabric. I also have it on my bucket list to do a scalloped edge quilt- I just think they add so much to a quilt! THe other one I want to do it the triangles on the edge- not sure what that is called. I have seen it on alot of quilts lately- some kids ones too. That would be fun to do.

  18. Donna

    I think I’d go with Apple Cider – seems to be a popular one! My dd and her hubby need a new quilt for their bed and I’m looking for the perfect scrappy quilt to make for them! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  19. Toni S

    I love the cover quilt and the one with the scalloped edge. I can picture them in so many different fabrics. Love your blog.

  20. Brenna

    Love the one with the flowers appliqued around the borders… I’m still an applique novice, but would love more practice!

  21. Rhonda

    Didn’t see a name for the quilt but the one with the bright colors/plaids and the sort of wonky looking “+” pattern; it’s really cute. Thanks for a chance to win the book!

  22. Veronica Kersting

    I’m torn between Apple Cider and Jack in the Pulpit. Both are great traditional quilts which really appeal to me. I would probably make Jack first and them do Apple next. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  23. Cathy

    I think the quilt with the large green squares and the qppliqued and scalloped border would have to be my favourite. But they are all lovely. It looks like a great book.

  24. Jeanne

    I love the one with the large scale bright prints. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  25. Laura

    The one with the plaids is calling to me! I have a mini stash of plaids that have aged for years and this pattern is the perfect inspiration. Thanks for such a great review!

  26. ColleenM

    I have two favorites: the brown, coral and turquoise one and the one with the primary colors and plaids. It reminded me of your recycled shirts, too. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  27. Becky Clay

    My favorite is the large scale print quilt. I own many and would love to try them in this pattern!

  28. Sandra Timmons

    I enjoy seeing pictures of your books. I lake the recycled quilt. It can be made this way or even using scraps. I even like the Apple Cider, which is a great name. I thinking scappy, maybe in brown and beige. Just like colors for the quilt name. Anyway, thanks for showing the pictures.

    Sandi T.
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

  29. Jenelle

    So far my favorite would be “Apple Cider”, colors are perfect. I think if I would win this book it would fast become my favorite go to book.

  30. Sharon Judkins

    For sure the one with the bright plaids. I subscribe to Mccalls magazine and have seen this book and would love to have it. I also am not much for applique but would be willing to try some of these.

  31. Bonnie Larson

    i love the patterns you’ve shown. I really can’t choose one. I’ve gone back and forth a few times, but keep changing my mind…… I really would love this book… Here’s hoping

  32. Laura

    I love the looks of this book. From what you shared with us there are quite a few that I like, but especially “Apple Cider”. Love the scrappy look! Thanks for the chance to win. Laura

  33. Linda

    My favorite is the wallhanging with the matching tablerunner. Thanks for the chance to win.

  34. Julie in WA

    I like the one with the scalloped border. It looks so quaint, like one you would see at Grama’s house, where flowers are blooming in the yard and freshly baked bread sits on the kitchen table!

  35. Gloria

    I like the Jack in the Pulpit…..I’m always drawn to quilts with red fabric. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Gloria

  36. Joanne Hanson

    It does look like a lovely book. I like applique borders on a quilt, I would make the cover quilt.

  37. Carol

    My favourite is the one using large prints. I just borrowed this book from the library and it is definitely a good one to own.

  38. Sue H

    My favorite one is the colorful, scrappy quilt that has the shirt-type prints with it. I like the brightness with the plaid. Thanks for the chance.

  39. Louise

    These are beautiful quilts. I love the Jack in the Pulpit quilt. I am always drawn to darker colors, but I have been using a lot of pastels lately – just because “it’s good for me to try something new.” :)

  40. PJ

    Thanks for the chance to win. I like the second picture of a project that can be a wallhanging or a table runner. Looks like a great book/

  41. Janet B

    I like the petal applique. Penny Haren does a similar technique where she creates a background block and appliques additional shapes on top. She uses invisible thread so it doesn’t look appliqued. I’d love to try the one in this book.

  42. Tammy

    Oh, such great quilts, I LOVE “Jack in the Pulpit” and “Apple Cider”.
    Thanks for a chance at another great giveaway.

  43. Sherrill

    Oh gosh, it’s a toss-up between the Jack in the Pulpit and the cover quilt. Think I’d have to make both of them!! Thanks for the review AND the giveaway!

  44. Judy E.

    I love the large scale prints quilt and the Apple Cider. They would both be a delight to make. I don’t even know which one I would pick first, love them both. Thanks for sharing the book with us.

  45. Teri

    Love the apple cider quilt. I am not much of an applique girl, but I do practice it on occasion. Thanks for the offering

  46. Vic in NH

    Hiya Jo! I love the earthy colors used in Apple Cider! I seem to buy light neutrals that are too light when what I really want are those beigey tans. Thank you for the chance at this nice book that has a lot to love!

  47. Robert

    I like the Jack in the Pulpit or Apple Cider quilts – they seem to be the ones you could mix up the colors more.Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Robert, in northern Iowa.

  48. Elaine S

    The apple cider one really caught my eye. I love the colors and reminds me of fall my favorite time of the year.

  49. Tammy Morrow

    Hi Jo…I really am attracted to the Apple Cider, but love them all since I like scrappy and applique. Looks like a great book!

  50. Darlene B

    I love the one on the bed with the flower petals. There’s just something about the orange peel shape that always speaks to me! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  51. MarciaW

    Apple Cider – like that scrappy happy look! Thanks to you and Martingale for the chance to win this book.

  52. Maureen

    I like the “Apple Cider” quilt – looks like a great way to get rid some of my scraps!

  53. Carol Sc

    All of the pictures on your blog appealed to me, but, I think my favorite is the Apple Cider quilt — I love anything scrappy. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  56. Beverly Calhoun

    There are so many beautiful quilts in this book, but my favorite is “Jack in the Pulpit.” I also adore “Apple Cider”! Thanks for sharing.

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  58. paulette doyle

    I LOVE the first wall hanging that you showed!! I would definitely do that one in lovely soft wools…cottons as the backgrounds…LOVE IT!! Thanks for the chance to win the book, Jo!
    Paulette

  59. Stephani in TX

    Thanks Jo for the tour of this quilty book. It looks terrific. I would love a chance to win one of these. Love your blog.

  60. Jan

    I like the scalloped edge one with the appliques. Thanks for the opportunity for this drawing.

  61. Betty Price

    I LOVE the Apple Cider quilt. But it was a very hard decision to make. They all are calling out to me.

  62. janita

    I think this book looks awesome, i like the cotton shirt pinwheel quilt. I have done that pattern but never thought about doing it the way it is shown here . thanks for a chance to win this book! Janita

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