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  1. Slip into some Scandinavian Knitting (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 31, 2012, in crochet & knitting,

    What could be cozier than a pair of warm, woolly hand-knit slippers? On cold rainy days like we’ve been having here in Seattle, I wish I had a pair stashed under my desk that I could slip on as needed! Wherever you live and whatever the weather, winter is never more than nine months away. […]


  2. Five tips for better appliqué (+ giveaway!)

    From the moment I started quilting, I’ve adored appliqué. My first quilt included five hand-appliquéd hearts. I still recall those warped, wonky symbols of love (and not in a good way). But I didn’t care. It was my first appliqué experience, and I fell in love with the rhythm and unhurried pace of the technique. […]


  3. Staff Stitch + Show: Dorothy’s Appalachian Applique

    “It took three women to do this, but by God, we got it done,” Dorothy, a Martingale Account Manager, tells me with a laugh. She’s recounting her experiences creating quilts from inherited blocks. She’ll be the first to tell you that our foremothers were not all mistresses of the needle. Despite the wonkiness of these […]


  4. Quirky Question, March 28 (+ giveaway!)

    Posted by on March 28, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, no answer’s too short or too long, and you could win an eBook for free! This week we thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful descriptions. It was fascinating to see how March looks from windows in countries around the globe: Australia, Belgium, Canada, […]


  5. Piece kaleidoscope quilts by number (+ giveaway!)

    Let me ask you a question. Do you know Nancy Mahoney? (Here she is!) I’m betting you do. But there’s one thing you may not know about her. This woman is a quiet quiltmaking storm. Nancy has written 12 books with Martingale. Her quilts have been featured in more than 100 national and international magazines. […]


  6. WOW! books on sale: how to machine quilt

    Posted by on March 26, 2012, in on sale,

    If you’ve dreamed of learning how to machine quilt, now’s the time to make your dream a reality! This week, get 40% off some of our most popular books on machine quilting. Whether you have a home sewing machine or a long-arm quilting machine, you can do it! Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy $26.99 $16.19—free eBook […]


  7. The secret to knitting same-size mittens (+ giveaway!)

    I started knitting in the year 2000. Two sticks, some string, and a patient friend is all it took (thanks, Ursula!). But I’m one of those knitters who has only completed hats, scarves, and halves of sweater vests. Knit, purl, increase, decrease. That’s all I know. When the sock-knitting craze soared, I was introduced to […]


  8. Meet the folks at Martingale: Karen Johnson

    Posted by on March 23, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Hi, I’m Karen Johnson, Director of Marketing at Martingale. We’re taking time to introduce you to all the writers at the Stitch This! blog. This week, it’s my turn! Okay, first the basics. I was born 50-some years ago in Southern California. My parents wanted to leave what they called “the rat race,” and so […]


  9. Texture reigns in Make It Sew Modern

    Posted by on March 22, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    I’ve been waiting. Have you been waiting? Now that we have a new blog, the wait is over–I can tell you all about the new book Make It Sew Modern! I’m so excited to launch this book here at Stitch This! and introduce you to the stylish Vanessa Christenson. Whatever you choose to call her […]


  10. Quirky Question, March 21

    Posted by on March 21, 2012, in quirky question,

    Hi everyone, thanks for your terrific answers to the first Quirky Question on our new blog! We’re so glad we can now share all your entertaining responses. Here at Martingale, you had us checking the blog by the hour, reading every response that came in, and giggling at our desks. So we didn’t get any […]