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  1. Handmade gifts, faster cutting, and baby’s first Santa: This month’s ePatterns

    One of my favorite Martingale books happens to be written by my predecessor, Cassie Barden. A former Martingale Web Manager and a talented sewist, Cassie is also the author of The New Handmade. Every time I open this book, I’m tempted by its cute, highly usable, utterly approachable sewing patterns. From tote bags to potholders, […]


  2. WOW! 40% off quilt books by top designers

    Posted by on June 18, 2012, in on sale,

    Looking for striped quilts or appliqué quilts? Quilts for beds or quilts for walls? Country or contemporary? Neutral or bright? Whatever your stitching whim, we’ve got you covered with quilt patterns from popular designers. This week only, save 40% on quilt books sure to match your mood. Urban Country Quilts: 15 Projects for the Home […]


  3. Softie-making tips and tricks

    From Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rímoli I adore softies–they’re cute, imaginative, fuzzy, squeezable, often anthropomorphic. All my favorite things. Luckily for me, Martingale publishes the work of several softie-making geniuses. These authors knit and crochet up everything from whales to squirrels, piglets to robots… even a hot dog with condiments. (I’m not sure if […]


  4. Martingale’s quilt wallpapers are back

    Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back our free desktop wallpaper downloads! No cutting, no smoothing, no sticky glue—just beautiful pictures of quilts to “hang” on your computer, courtesy of Martingale. Simply click on a link below to download one of our free quilt wallpapers right now. Subscribe to Stitch This! blog posts to be […]


  5. Love at first sight: a quilt story (+giveaway!)

    Posted by on June 14, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    I think most Stitch This! readers would say I’m pretty lucky. As the marketing graphic designer here at Martingale, I typically get to see quilts from our upcoming books before many of my coworkers. Very soon after projects are photographed, I get to peruse the files and pick out images for a variety of uses, […]


  6. Quirky Question: What kind of music…

    Posted by on June 13, 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! This week’s new Quirky Question What kind of music have you been getting into lately while working on your projects? Post your answer in the comments anytime before noon […]


  7. Learn how to paper piece for free

    Posted by on June 12, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    There are lots of things to love about working at Martingale, one of them being the chance to meet fantastic quilt designers and learn from expert teachers. Who taught me how to piece a bias square? Nancy J. Martin. Who showed me how to save time by rotary cutting through multiple layers of fabric? Designer […]


  8. WOW! Charm square quilts—save 40%

    Posted by on June 11, 2012, in on sale,

    Figured out what you’re going to do with all those charm packs and fat quarters? If you’ve been looking for quilt patterns for charm squares or Charm-quilt patterns, or if your fat-quarter stash has been calling your name, get ready to sew! This week only, save 40% on books featuring charm quilts or precuts. Charmed: […]


  9. How to knit pleats? Learn in two steps.

    Ever completed a piece of knitting with a simple repeat pattern, only to find that the result is a bit… lackluster? Rows upon rows of stockinette stitch can look great with the right yarn and pattern, but sometimes it can be a bit drab. If you want to make a statement—one taken right from the fashion catwalk—try […]


  10. How to resize quilt blocks: easy (promise!) quilt math

    Posted by on June 8, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    I’ve always had trouble with numbers. I stand in awe of those of you who can manipulate them with skill and finesse. I break into a sweat if I need to figure out what numbers to punch into the copy machine in order to enlarge a 12″ appliqué pattern into 15″. Are you with me […]