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  1. Paper piece a tribute to your passion: sewing! (+ giveaway)

    I feel I have a special relationship with the book I’m going to tell you about today. You see, an original quilt from the book, Needles and Notions, is hanging on the wall right outside my office. I see it anytime I look up.  Here’s the view I have (left). Not only do I see […]


  2. QQ: Who have you flattered?

    Posted by on May 30, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Last week’s Quirky Question was, “When packing for a quilting (knitting/crochet) retreat/bee/gathering, have you ever forgotten something important, and if not, how do you remember everything?” What funny adventures […]


  3. 200 quilt-block patterns at your fingertips (+ giveaway!)

    “Happiness in a Block” by Teresa Fields, “Hummingbird Haven” by Cathy Van Bruggen, and “Midnight Garden” by Carol Doak You probably already know that the quilting industry is a tight-knit community. Many quilting businesses collaborate with each other to bring you new and interesting products. We have the pleasure and privilege of working with the […]


  4. How to paper piece with Carol Doak

    Posted by on May 28, 2012, in on sale,

    Learn how to paper piece with the queen of paper piecing herself—Carol Doak! If you’re a beginner or need to brush up, she’ll get you up to speed; if you’re already paper piecing quilts, pick up one of Carol’s pattern-packed block books. Don’t forget the paper! Add our quilter-tested foundation paper-piecing paper to your order […]


  5. Beginning knitters: ready to move on? Read on. (+ giveaway)

    When our marketing graphic designer, Sarah Peterson, set out to learn how to knit, she asked Martingale staffers for advice. They steered her in two directions: to our knitting books (of course!), and to Ravelry. One year later, Sarah has not only made her way from beginner to intermediate knitter—she’s now our resident Ravelry guru! […]


  6. A peek at Spring Quilt Market, Kansas City 2012

    I’ve always enjoyed Spring Quilt Market because it gives me an opportunity to travel and see different parts of our beautiful country. Last weekend we were fortunate to travel from Seattle to warm, sunny Kansas City, Missouri. We began another Quilt Market experience the same way we’ve started all the others—with the arrival of our […]


  7. How to quilt (wait, you’ve been quilting HOW long?)

    Raise your hand if you learned to quilt by cutting out all the pieces with scissors and templates. Wow. You’ve been quilting a long time. In fact, chances are good you started quilting before 1979, when Mr. Yoshio Okada, founder of the Olfa Company, introduced the fabric rotary cutter to the marketplace. The Japanese company […]


  8. Quirky Question, May 23

    Posted by on May 23, 2012, in quirky question,

    Thanks for joining us for our weekly Quirky Question—where the question’s just for fun, your answer’s always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! Last week’s Quirky Question was, “As you glance around, what’s one ordinary object that’s displaying color that pleases your eye?” Your answers were so descriptive and inviting, we want […]


  9. Join a cause to quilt for: Quilts of Valor

    val•or [val-er] noun boldness or determination in facing great danger, especially in battle; heroic courage; bravery: a medal for valor. In 2003, a mother from Anacortes, Washington, watched her son go off to war. And while the nation’s focus turned toward sending much-needed supplies to troops in the field, Catherine Roberts wondered about the wounded […]


  10. WOW! Books on sale: April showers bring May (fabric) flowers

    Posted by on May 21, 2012, in on sale,

    April showers bring … May quilting flower patterns! This week, save 40% on books from patchwork and appliqué artists who use nature as their muse. Whether you love cheerful daisies, dramatic irises, or showy sunflowers, you’ll learn how to appliqué flowers with techniques and inspiration from these (fabric) gardening experts. Another Season of Beautiful Blooms […]