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  1. Knitted wraps inspired by … Brussels sprouts? (+ giveaway!)

    As a knitter (and most emphatically not a knitwear designer), I’ve always been intrigued by the process of designing a project. It’s a mystery to me, some sort of alchemy spun by a designer who magically brought together just the right yarn, stitch, and shape. Where in the world do you begin? It all starts […]


  2. Meet the Folks at Martingale: Jenny Wilding Cardon

    Posted by on May 18, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Hi, I’m Jenny, content editor here at Martingale. At Stitch This!, we’ve been introducing you to the people who write for our blog. Today, it’s my turn. Wish me luck. Have you ever chosen a path to follow in your life, but didn’t have a clue where it might lead? When I took a job […]


  3. The trick to tiny piecing? Batchwork patchwork. (+ giveaway!)

    Warning for lovers of antique quilt patterns: Addictive quiltmaking ahead. Proceed with caution. Author Mary Elizabeth Kinch says she couldn’t have escaped the appreciation of all things historical if she’d tried. As the daughter of avid antique collectors, creativity runs deep in her family. Although collecting antique quilts has given Mary Elizabeth great satisfaction, her […]


  4. Quirky Question, May 16

    Posted by on May 16, 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, “How would you finish this sentence? ‘You know you’ve got a stash when…’.” One thing’s for sure: when it comes to stashes, creative folks […]


  5. Free and easy quilt patterns for summer stitching

    We’ve made it halfway through the month of May—can you believe it? Time for summer stitching! Get inspired to pack a picnic, lounge at the beach, make over your bedroom, or throw a patriotic party with our all-new collection of free patchwork patterns to download. You can download the patterns below for free when you […]


  6. WOW! Save 40% on exotic (stitching) adventures

    Posted by on May 14, 2012, in on sale,

    Let your next stitches whisk you away to another place—or another time. From exotic quilts celebrating far-off places to antique beauties from generations past, save 40% on a very special collection of “travel” books this week. Quilts from Paradise $28.99 $17.39—free eBook included! Stitch bold, colorful quilts that bring to mind a tropical paradise. Create […]


  7. What’s on our needles? Knitting at Martingale

    Today we get to tour the Martingale offices, where you never have to wander far to find something lacy or fuzzy pinned to a cubicle wall. I’m particularly excited–not only do I get to show off my coworkers’ knitting, I also get to offer you our very first free knitting ePattern! Karen Soltys knits beautiful […]


  8. The location of “That” Patchwork Place revealed (+ free appliqué pattern!)

    Detail of Dream House by Nancy J. Martin, Woodinville, Washington, 1999. From the book Patchwork Picnic. The year is 1976. While America is crocheting bell bottoms, kung-fu fighting, and having a nice day, an enthusiastic quilter launches a little publishing house out of her garage. One author. One book. One mission. To share the joys […]


  9. Feeling uninspired? Fresh ePatterns’ll fire you up!

    Did you know that we have a treasury of patterns that spans more than 35 years? (I guesstimated: the pattern count is well over 10,000.) Every month we’re releasing ePatterns from our vault—designs from best-loved books featuring every style and technique imaginable. From old-school tradition to new-fangled fancy, our eager patterns sit, waiting for their […]


  10. Quirky Question, May 9

    Posted by on May 9, 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, “Whether you consider yourself a beginner or an expert, what’s one thing you’ve learned that you’d like to share with others who are just […]