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  1. Getting arty at Martingale: Staff Stitch + Show

    Posted by on July 20, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Fascinating 12″-square art quilt blocks have been popping up around the Sales and Marketing departments here at Martingale. From whence have they sprung? A local guild’s take on the Twelve by Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge.  Every six weeks, members of the Stray Threads Quilt Guild gather to participate in their own art quilt challenge. Each […]


  2. Portable quilting for fabric florists

    Posted by on July 19, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    Have you tried EPP yet? That’s short for English paper piecing. It’s a technique that’s as old as the hills but has been making a HUGE comeback. Hexagons are perhaps the best-known shape used in EPP, and author Jaynette Huff makes the most of hexagon quilts in the re-release of Quilts from Grandmother’s Garden. Originally […]


  3. Quirky Question: What’s the best thing about…

    Posted by on July 18, 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’s the best thing about being able to say those three little words: “I’m a quilter” (or “I’m a knitter” or “I’m a crocheter”)? […]


  4. How do you hang a quilt on the wall?

    Posted by on July 17, 2012, in quilting & sewing,

    You’ve finally completed your quilt, taken the final stitches to attach the binding, and it’s ready to hang, either in your home or at your guild’s quilt show. So now the big question is, how to hang it? Well, you’ve come to the right place for answers! Trust Martingale to find you several options for […]


  5. Wow! 40% off Christmas books and ePatterns

    Books and eBooks starting at $6.50 ePatterns—each just $2.99 As always, orders of $40 or more ship free (US and Canada only). Sale ends at midnight on July 22, 2012.


  6. Knitting and crochet how-to books – save 35% now

    Posted by on July 14, 2012, in crochet & knitting,

    Order online only and SAVE 35% through Friday, July 20th.* Choose printed books for your home library, or download eBooks and start a new project minutes from now. Plus, get FREE SHIPPING when you spend $40 or more!** Get inspired by more than 85 titles—check out popular categories below, or shop knitting or crochet books […]


  7. Meet authors Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smitke!

    Posted by on July 13, 2012, in quilting & sewing, ,

    This month we’ve interviewed Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smitke, authors of the best-selling Everyday Handmade. Cassie and Adrienne both learned to sew as children and are now passionate about sharing their love of sewing with others. Read the interview to find out more about these two highly creative designers. How did you first learn to […]


  8. Quilt Baltimore Album style—a beginner’s guide (+ giveaway)

    More than a dozen books written, over 686,000 books sold, and more than 30 years of know-how—if you want to learn how to appliqué, get to know Mimi Dietrich. Mimi’s back with a beautiful new book about Baltimore quilting—Baltimore Blocks for Beginners—and she has a fun story to share as our guest blogger today at […]


  9. Quirky Question: When do you start making gifts…

    Posted by on July 11, 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 When do you start making gifts for the holidays—on a midsummer night, on a crisp autumn day, when the holidays are just around the […]


  10. Start Christmas quilts now – new ePatterns up! (+ giveaway)

    Quilter’s Mini Spool Lights Christmas is just around the corner… well, not really. But when you’re making Christmas quilts—with fabrics to be chosen, yardage to be cut, blocks to be sewn, quilting to be considered, binding to be bound, and a life to be led—you need all the time you can get. Minutes from now, […]