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  1. No Black Friday sale. Here’s why.

    Posted by on November 29, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    This year at ShopMartingale.com, we won’t be hosting a Black Friday sale. Why, you ask? We want to instead support the thousands of independent quilt and yarn shops that are hosting their own sales this weekend. Think back to the last time you visited your local shop: the tidy rows of crisp fabric bolts; the […]


  2. Thank you.

    Posted by on November 28, 2013, in quilting & sewing,

    On this Thanksgiving, we wish each of you an abundance of warmth, laughter, good food, and great stories as you spend your holiday with those you love. As we spend the holiday with our loved ones, we are deeply thankful for your company here at Stitch This!—through the stories you reveal, through the creativity you […]


  3. Quirky question: sew thankful

    Posted by on November 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! Left: Make-in-a-day “Leaf Chain” table runner by Cathy Wierzbicki. Download the ePattern now for only $4.99. Thanksgiving has almost arrived; time for family and friends to gather in […]


  4. Move over, Givenchy: how to sew high-end handbags (+ giveaway!)

    So, you say you’ve surfed a sea of free bag patterns on the web—and they’re all starting to look the same? If you’re ready to discover how to sew handbags with superior structure, luxury details, and designer style, it’s time you meet Sara Lawson—a.k.a. the Bag Lady. With Sara’s expert guidance in her new book […]


  5. Ready to up your game? Techniques for art quilts (+ sale)

    “Ornamental Pear” by Jane Dunnewold What connects us as quiltmakers? Creativity. We all intrinsically possess an artist within us; the trick is learning how to coax her out and get her to wildly dance under the mirror ball. For some of us, a feeling of intimidation builds at the thought of walking our own creative […]


  6. Learn how to crochet right now!

    So you’ve been eyeing an adorable amigurumi pattern. But you’ve never tried to crochet, and the sight of a hook makes you a teensy bit nervous. Not to worry—we’re here to take the anxiety out of learning how to crochet. After all, we love to hook and think everyone should try it! If not for […]


  7. Circles and curves? Now they’re no sweat (+ fabric giveaway!)

    Circle quilts can be so inspiring to look at—and so insufferable to stitch! Leave it to quilting powerhouse Nancy Mahoney to come up with an easy approach to this intimidating task. In her new book Simple Circles and Quick Curves, Nancy’s approach looks like patchwork, but it’s all a beautiful illusion from a seasoned quilter […]


  8. Quirky question: creative support

    Posted by on November 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 could win an eBook for free! Right: “Family Tree Pillow” from the book Heartfelt Giving by Marie Osmond (save 40% on the eBook through November 24). See a slideshow of projects from the book […]


  9. Easy Jelly Roll quilt pattern—free today!

    Welcome to another edition of Freebie Day! Every quilter needs ideas for quick-to-make quilts, and today’s free Jelly Roll quilt pattern can be made to fit most any gift or decorating need. “Boxing Day,” from the popular book Rolling Along, comes from a very special designer—Martingale’s founder and former president (now retired), Nancy J. Martin. […]


  10. Focus on fun! Easy sewing gifts for kids (+ sale)

    Can you believe that the gift-giving season is almost here? Are you starting to panic because you promised yourself you were going to give handmade gifts this year and haven’t even started (see my hand waving frantically)? Have you resigned yourself to shopping by keyboard (more hand waving)? “Little Horses” from Felting for Kids Take […]