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  1. How to crochet for beginners

    Clockwise from top left: From Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock; from Amigurumi Toy Box by Ana Paula Rimoli; from Amigurumi on the Go by Ana Paula Rimoli; from Crochet a Zoo by Megan Kreiner (April 2013) As a knitter, I sure have been curious about this sister fiber craft called crochet. I especially love the animal […]


  2. How to press quilt seams

    You’ve rotary cut with precision, you’ve stitched perfect ¼" seams. So when you go to sew your units together, why aren’t things matching up? If you’ve cut and sewn to the best of your ability, the culprit corrupting your quilt blocks just might be…a tumultuous relationship between you and your iron. There’s always been debate […]


  3. Quirky question: turning the tables on you

    Posted by on March 27, 2013, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you could win an eBook for free! (Right: “Spring Bouquet” fusible-appliqué table topper by Julie Popa) Can you believe it? We’ve asked you more than 60 Quirky Questions since we launched the Stitch This! blog. Today, […]


  4. Want $40 to spend now? Join the book club!

    Posted by on March 26, 2013, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Hi there, Cornelia from the Martingale customer service department here! In addition to my customer service duties, I’m also the coordinator for our Insider Book Club. Wait—what? You didn’t know that we have a book club? If you’re a lover of books about quilting, sewing, knitting, or crochet, you need to keep reading! It costs […]


  5. Becoming a quilt artist: inspiration, tips, talk

    Ask any quilting artist how they became one and they’ll likely say the same thing: practice, practice, practice. It isn’t always easy to jump off the pattern page and go your own way. It’s a risk. And it can be a challenge to find your own style, your own voice. But one thing’s for sure: […]


  6. Adorable alert! How to knit for kids + giveaway

    I love to knit. That’s not news. I always have at least one, but more often, two or three projects on the needles at any given time. (Okay, so I have finishing issues, but who doesn’t from time to time?) To my surprise, though, I’ve recently discovered that my favorite things to knit are…well, anything […]


  7. New quilt book series – inspired by you

    You talked. We listened. Now it’s time to reveal the creations that came from our conversation. Meet the latest releases from our new booklet series! Below you can get a first look at new booklets that speak directly to what you’ve been asking for: quick-and-easy pattern collections from a variety of designers—all at a price […]


  8. Quirky question: a new quilting friend?

    Posted by on March 20, 2013, in quirky question,

    Thanks for stopping by for the weekly Quirky Question—where questions are just for fun, your answers are always welcome, and you might win an eBook for free! (Left: “Birdhouses of Key West” by Cynthia LeBlanc Regone. All ePatterns just $1 through March 25.) Do you typically quilt alone? Solitary creativity gets the job done, and […]


  9. Sweet precut patterns + giveaway

    Blocks from Quilts from Sweet Jane I see a lot of quilts in my job. I have edited, compiled, designed for, and published quilt books for 22 years. That adds up to thousands of books. I couldn’t begin to guess how many quilts that amounts to, but I can tell you it’s a lot. These […]


  10. Flower quilts 3 ways + ruched flowers how-to

    Posted by on March 18, 2013, in quilting & sewing, ,

    Spring officially arrives Wednesday, and it’s time for flowers. Quilts with flowers! There are so many ways to make flower quilts. Simply using a floral fabric can get the job done, but that’s just the start of it. So let’s survey some of the other options, shall we? Today we’ll showcase three approaches to making […]